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
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!
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, UK, Fracture, Country For Old Men, and Glenda Huish – Boom!
THE MIGHTY REDOX
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.
COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
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
WHERE, WHEN, AND HOW MUCH
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 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
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.
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. #truckfestival“. 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?
Yep we are kicking off a 4 festival stint on Saturday the 21st ending Sunday 28th. Someone pass us the red bulls. Festival season is well and truly in bed with the Deadbeats…
Saturday 21st July – Truck Festival – Apple Tree Stage – 12.30pm
Friday 27th July – Cogges Beer and Cider Festival – 9pm
Saturday 28th July – Riverside Festival – Main Stage – 4pm
Sunday 29th July – Halfway To Seventy-Five – 9pm
The Deadbeats Apostles return to where it all began 2 years ago – Truck Festival! Taking the stage Saturday the 21st at 12.30pm they are honoured to be playing the Apple Tree Stage. Kicking off 4 festivals in 9 days – come check us out y’all! Looking forward to catching 4 of our favourite acts of the moment Speedbuggy USA, The August List, Bennett Wilson Poole and the awesome Gaz Coombes – it’s gonna be a freakin’ belter
Common People Oxford 2018 meet The Deadbeat Apostles – a match made in heaven some may say.
We are honoured to playing alongside such amazing local talent on Saturday night and headlining the Uncommon stage which is hosted by the beautiful crew at Oxford’s music monthly Nightshift Magazine. Other top notch local acts include our good friends The Great Western Tears Tiger Mendoza August List and shed loads more. Add some scrumptious street food, cocktail and fizz bars and beer and ale galore and you’ve got one hell of a weekend. MUSIC. ART. COMMUNITY. Common People takes place on May Bank Holiday (26th & 27th May) in the stunning surrounds of Oxford’s South Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the UK! Tickets are £57.50 for an adult weekend ticket or £30 for an adult day ticket, from commonpeople.net
After a year long journey through a host of Oxford studios our debut album is finished – it’s mixed, mastered and there’s even a cherry on top! Blood, sweat and beers runs right through its veins and all 6 of us Apostles have survived to tell the tales. Saturday May the 12th we were joined by a host of legendary Oxford artists to launch the bastard into the stratosphere in a very special day long festival and thereafter The Day of the Deadbeats was born. So strap yourselves in and get ready to be blown away by this little beauty. Be assured there is Country, Americana, Blues, some Rock and Roll – and a whole lotta Soul! We can’t wait for you to get your teeth round it and shake it like a dog. Message us now for a copy or buy online. We hope you love it as much as us Deadbeats do.