Deadbeats to do Glofest 2018!

Excited to announce we’ll be playing the evening session at Flofest this year – GLOFEST! 16th June at Florence Park – here’s a cute little right up from our friends at Nightshift magazine….

“THE DEADBEAT APOSTLES AND ZIA are the among latest acts to be added to the line-up of Glofest thissummer. Soul, r’n’b and country
rock outfit Deadbeat Apostles, who release their debut album, `Day of the Deadbeats’ this month, as well as playing Common People at the end of May, and reggae faves Zaia, join Ran Kan Kan; Audacity Live; Papa Nui; Heavy Dexters and Flights of Helios at the inaugural family festival in Florence Park on Saturday 16th June. Glofest is the first ticketed live music event in the park and follows the annual Flofest daytime family festival in the park that day. Flofest, which is free, has taken place in Florence Park since 2013. Flofest runs from 11am-5pm with Glofest starting at 6.30pm and
running til 10.30pm. Tickets for Glofest are on sale now, priced £5, with under-12s going free. Money raised will go back into local community projects as well as helping make Flofest more sustainable in future years. More details at”.

Day of the Deadbeats Festival kicks out the Jams!

Now that was a party! Thanks to all of you, bands and punters alike, for making The Day of the Deadbeats Festival 2018 the awesome success it was. We just wanted to give a shout out to a few dudes who went above and beyond to make it happen on the day. Shaun Thomas for manning the desk and stamping everyones hand with a kiss, Oxford GreenPrint for the top notch flyers and posters, Tacobandits for the beautiful nosebag, Michelle Innes and Chakrapatch-Fairtrade Clothing and Accessories for the wonderful clobber and hats, Oxford Love Music Hate Racism for joining the party and spreading the word, Riverford Organic Oxfordshire for their big juicy pears and plums, Oxford Duplication Centre for printing our new album just in time for the big day, Nightshift MagazineThe Oxford TimesOxford MailDave Gilyeat & BBC Music Introducing In Oxford for their help in promoting, Jimmy Hetherington – Oxford’s greatest sound engineer – for an awesome mix of sound and for lugging a heap load of equipment there and back and not keeling over, Photographers Chris BockingJeff Slade and Jason GlasshertzzPhoto Warner for each capturing the spirit of the day in their different ways and preserving those memories – but most importantly the amazing crew at The Isis Farmhouse and Adrian Burns for allowing us the oppurtunity to stick on a Deadbeats festival and for supporting us and the awesome local music we are so lucky to have in Oxford. Totally overwhelmed by the support from you guys. So who’s up for next year!? 

Everyone’s talking about DOTDBF!

Seriously – this is going to be awesome. The Deadbeat Apostles host a very special day long festival featuring an army of Oxford’s finest musicians including The Great Western TearsAgs ConnollyThe ShapesFrancis Pugh and the Whisky SingersThe Ragged CharmsPAPA NUIBeard of Destiny and Country For Old Men. Plus the long awaited return of the musical circus that is The Roots Ramble – the Universes premier acoustic roots pub crawl experience who’ll be surfing the crowd between acts. So get yourself ready for some Country, Blues. Rock and Roll – and a whole lotta Soul. Be assured there will be booze galore served by the beautiful crew at The Isis Farmhouse and our friends at Tacobandits will be dishing up delicious Mexican street food with an Oxford twist so you may stuff your faces accordingly. Throw in some Sugar skull face painting and you’ll be fit to exploding when the evening is rounded off by a very special collaboration of all the days acts in a one off Deadbeat Big Band special. Plus – after a yearlong journey The Deadbeat Apostles debut album is ready to be launched into the stratosphere and what better way than The Day of The Deadbeats Festival, surrounded by friends and musical maestros, to do so. Blood, sweat and beers runs right through its veins and we can’t wait for you to get your teeth round it and shake it like a dog. Come join the party. Tickets online at WeGotTickets – £10 in advance or £15 on the door – Under 12’s go free!

Country for Old Men return!

Next up to take the stage on the 12th of May at the beautiful The Isis Farmhouse are one of Oxford’s most loved bands Country For Old Men. We had the honour of these guys joining us for Day of the Deadbeats 4 and they blew everyone away with their beautiful country bluegrass which took us all for the odd dalliance across the Mexican border. Lead by the terrific Des Barkus and Dan Branigan the band is authentic Americana crossing genres like a journey through the musical landscape of the USA. Spending some time with this band is good down-home fun, farmyard funky and a musical experience not to be missed! Us Deadbeats will be crossing swords with them for some one off collaborations and heavenly harmonies. Quite frankly they make us smile and we bloody love em. 2nd up boys – can’t freaking wait! The Day of the Deadbeats Festival 2018 – get your tickets now from – WeGotTickets

The count down has begun!

The 1st to take the stage at the very 1st The Day of the Deadbeats Festival 2018 are 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 local musicians. However it was as a member of Nortica and then Lagrima that he was able to start developing his own songwriting style. 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. What better way to kick off DOTDBF people. Got ya tickets? WeGotTickets

12th May – Album Launch

After a year long journey through the many Oxford studios The Deadbeat Apostles debut album is finished and ready for mixing, mastering and all that jazz. 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 will find us joined by a host of legendary Oxford artists to launch the bastard into the stratosphere in a very special day long festival. So keep that day free fair lovelies of Oxford. Be assured there will be some country, some 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.

Crikey Moly – Day of the Deadbeats 6!

Music. Mayhem. Madness. Music. Another absolute belter of an evening. With the magnificent sounds of PAPA NUI and Noreen and Adrian Burns at The Isis Farmhouse – photo courtesy of the superb Jason GlasshertzzPhoto Warner– Lawdy Miss Clawdy! Despite adverse weather and the jaws of the beast from the East snapping at our heals The Deadbeats put on a show that set Oxford on fire! The Isis Farmhouse was packed to the rafters and Papa Nui bought their energy and beautiful music along and became a unique part of the 6th installment of a night that has got the whole of Oxford’s music scene talking. The 3rd March was the last one until our day long festival on the 12th May. Keep it free cause its gonna be a rip roaring day – more detials to follow!

DOTDB5 – the most successful yet!

A colossal thank you to you all for heading down to The Isis Farmhouse on Saturday the 27th January for Day of the Deadbeats 5 for what was once again a night that blew our minds. The most packed and insane yet The Day of the Deadbeats just keeps getting better and better. Thanks to the greatest landlords ever – Adrian and Noreen for kicking things off and The Ragged Charms and Francis Pugh and the Whisky Singers for their energy and beautiful music. So when the feck is number 6? Put Saturday the 3rd March in ya pipes and smoke that bad boy down to the end – see y’all there for the 6th coming! Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule. (Nietzsche)