Deadbeats Video Shoot

Seriously good fun at the weekend at The Isis River Farmhouse with awesome film makers Ryan C. Quarterman Of Future Human Design and The Great Western Tears and Martin Child of the fantastic August List – Show offs? Moi? Taking our inspiration from one of our favourite films Performance Nicholas Roeg died that very same day.  Keep ya eyes peeled for our first video – coming soon to an eye ball near you.

Mayhem at DOTDB 8

Another little beauty of a night at The Day of the Deadbeats 8 at The Isis Farmhouse Thanks so much to all y’all who came along and to the wonderful Daniel McKean and band plus the mesmerising and inspiring Mr Stuart Macbeth for taking the ride with us. The staff at The Isis River Farmhouse were truly wonderful and Jeff Slade’s snaps once again surprise n delight.  See you January 12th for number NINE! Photo thanks to Annabelle Lilly

Cellar Forever

In support of our brothers and sisters at The Cellar [Oxford] we will be supporting the funding campaign Cellar Forever by taking donations at The Day of the Deadbeats 8 at The Isis Farmhouse on Saturday 24th November. The night will, as always, be free entry but we will be asking for your generous donations to support this important cause – plus all CD sales from our album ‘Day of the Deadbeats’ will go towards the campaign. So if you haven’t got a copy yet or if you haven’t been down to one of Oxfords best live music nights then the time is now people! Without essential building work the Cellar will be forced to close this December after 38yrs of live music. Here’s our chance to change this. See you there on the 24th and please dig deep! #cellarforever

Day of the Deadbeats 8

Number 8 is ready to roll y’all and we’ve got another night of free Oxford music from one of Oxfords greatest live music venues The Isis Farmhouse. Kicking off the night is Dan McKean Music – an Oxford based singer-songwriter singing delicate and melodic guitar and piano based songs with a folk, blues, and country twist. He will no doubt be bringing some delicate roots and sunshine pop moments to number 8’s Day of the Deadbeats. Next up!? Hold on to your draws as we have the pleasure of welcoming Oxfords newest supergroup The Heavy Vintage Ragtime Band! Fronted by Oxfords best loved band leader, the legendary Stuart Macbeth, they will get your toes tapping and your hip bones swinging with a rowdy set of much loved tunes to warm your cockles on even the most frosty of nights. Get there early as The Deadbeats will be warming up the room from 7pm – there will also be special guests Adrian Burns and Noreen Cullen who are not only the taverns governors but also world class musicians. If you don’t already know, our hostess with the mostess Noreen is a fiddle-player who genuinely sounds like no one else (aka the Hendrix of the Violin). She is joined by Adrian Burns on guitar and vocals and their repertoire encompasses Gypsy, Country, Blues, Pop and Rock. Come down and see why everyone is talking about them and why this month’s Nightshift Magazine has said The Deadbeat Apostles now have a “well earned reputation as one of the best live acts in Oxford”. 4 free acts in one of the most beautiful spots in Oxford.

The Deadbeats support Lightnin Willie at The Bullingdon

The Deadbeats return to The Bullingdon Oxford on Thursday November 15th to support the legendary bluesman Lightnin Willie and we are pretty fecking excited. Well remembered and loved in Oxford, he was a regular at The Bullingdon during the period he lived over here. Originally from Dallas Texas and now residing in the Los Angeles area Willie plays in a traditional blues format with traditional instrumentation of guitar, keyboards, accordion, bass, drums, and horns. He plays on a regular basis in LA with Grammy award winning producer/guitarist Pete Anderson who incidentally produced his new album NO BLACK NO WHITE JUST BLUES on Little Dog Records which is receiving incredibly consistent reviews and airplay worldwide.” In a world of guitar slingers, Los Angeles-based bluesman is a rare find. His guitar, a 1950 Gibson ES-5N has a rich, deep tone and Willie’s tasteful style create a sound that’s light years away from the howling Fender Stratocasters that populate so many modern blues recordings. His understated dexterity on guitar and cool, relaxed vocals form a unique style that’s simultaneously laid back and steeped in tradition. ” – ELMORE MAGAZINE 2017.
Tickets from WeGotTickets – £13 notes or £15 on the door – doors at 7pm with Oxford favourite Tony Batey kicking off shortly after – a night not to miss y’all. Lightnin’ Willie + Deadbeat Apostles <> Tony Batey

Date set for Day of the Deadbeats 8!

Put the 24th November in ya pipes you lot! After the raucous ravashing rumbles created by Day of the Deadbeats 7 with Beard of Destiny and The Prairie Clams Number 8 beckons and we have 2 more new and awesome acts joining us at The Isis Farmhouse – stay tuned. If you haven’t been down to one of these nights yet you don’t know what you are missing. Come see why this months Nightshift Music Magazine said we now have a “well earned reputation as one of the best live acts in Oxford”. We think the country but hey ho! November. 24th. Boom!

Klub Kakofanney 27th Birthday Weekend

We are thrilled to be headlining Klub Kakofanney 27th Birthday Weekend [Day 2] on Saturday 6th October 2018 at our favourite Oxford town boozer The Wheatsheaf Oxford. We’ll be bringing our usual energetic country, rock and roll swagger and sway which has led Nightshift Magazine to say we have “a well-earned reputation as one of the best live bands in Oxford.” 
Klub Kakofanney celebrates 27 years of supporting live music in Oxford with three days of gigs at The Wheatsheaf. Saturday sees a delicious programme headlined by our good selves with support from The Mighty Redox Band, Oxford, UKFractureCountry For Old Men, and Glenda Huish – Boom!
Veterans of the music scene, Oxford’s favourite punk hippy swamp rockers, The Mighty Redox, produce vibrant music and lively danceable rhythms that appeals to rockers young and old.
Described as “the future of anthemic pop-rock” and likened to bands such as Kings of Leon and Ocean Colour Scene, the four-man Fracture perform epic live shows and have played alongside The Buzzcocks, and Happy Mondays.
A band which mixes blues, country, and Americana, fronted by the legendary Des Barkus
We start the evening with local singer songwriter Glenda Huish playing quirky acoustic folksy pop

The Wheatsheaf Oxford
Saturday 6th October 2018
Doors open at 7:00
Music starts at 7:30
£6, pay at the door
Strictly 18+, bring ID if required

See you at the bar

3rd act announcement – DOTDB7!

3rd act announcement is here you lovely lot! Get ready for the hootin’ tootin’ beauties that are The Prairie Clams who’ll be bringing to you both types of music – Country ‘and’ Western – and all dressed up in some of the best shirts this side of Nashville! Us Deadbeats were lucky enough to catch their set at this year’s TRUCK FESTIVAL and were blown away by their intoxicating blend of traditional country swing and blues. Led by the one and only Johnny Hinkes, known to anyone who’s ever strolled through Oxford as the undisputed guitar king of Oxford’s street entertainers, he is joined by wonderfully talented bandmates Simon Winner and Hugh Blaza. The Deadbeats and other intrepid orienteers at Truck’s Apple Tree stage were wowed by their authentic and imaginative interpretations of an eclectic, not to say promiscuous, range of material. And now you can be too because (fanfare please) they’ll be joining us at The Isis Farmhouse for The Day of the Deadbeats 7 on Saturday the 22nd September! Come join us, Beard of Destiny and your hosts at the Isis Farmhouse Noreen and Adrian for what’s set to be a return to the glory days of our last 6 nights! Sometimes you gotta get away to come back stronger.….Free entry and kicking off from 7

The Day of the Deadbeats 7 – date announcement!

It’s back, it’s bold, it’s beautiful and it’s set to be better than ever. Returning to our spiritual home at The Isis Farmhouse The Deadbeat Apostles host their 7th Day of the Deadbeats on Saturday 22nd September and we are thrilled to be joined by the magnificent Beard of Destiny. Made up of Gray Barlow (guitars / vocals) and Ian Campbell (drums / percussion) they will bring to you Electric beards with 6 string baritone guitar & stand up drum kit along with acoustic beards with 12 string acoustic guitar and cahon. Originally a Brighton boy Gray is now an Oxford legend and has gigged with many of your favourite local musicians. And Ian on drums? It doesn’t matter if he’s sitting down on the cahon or standing behind a full drum kit, Mr Campbell comes on like a full orchestra and keeps everyone, including Mr Barlow, on the edge of their seats. A right old knees up Mother Brown is on the cards with The Deadbeats closing the night with their usual Country Soul swagger. Joined by the wonderful and multi talented hosts Noreen and Adrian we are all set to bring you another memorable ripper of a night. Kicking off from 7pm and still completely free! Come see what everyone in Oxford is talking about. And that’s not all – stay tuned for our 3rd act announcement.

5 festivals – 2 weeks

Kicking off with Truck Festival and ending with Countryfile Live The Deadbeats have had 2 weeks of kicking out the jams with their country, soul and rock and roll swagger.  As local Oxford Mail legend Tim Hughes tweeted “No finer way to start the day at @TruckFestival than with a big old shot of country rock courtesy of @Deadbeats_Apos. Best twang this side of Austin. “. Next off were 3 gigs in 3 days starting with Cogges Beer and Cider festival where the awesome Glovebox Live laid down the music. Riverside Festival on the Saturday was as awesome as always  with the Oxford Mail stating “The Deadbeat Apostles were stunning, as ever, thrashing out super-tight boozy cowboy rock to make the heart soar, hips sway and feet move uncontrollably.”  Halfway to 75 went off with a bang with hangovers so monumental some are still recovering. The cherry on the cake was the scorcher that was Countryfile Live with awesome staging and sound sorted by the crew from BBC introducing. With the Cowley road Carnival and Common people already under their belts this really is turning out to be the Year of the Deadbeats. Can we do it all again please?