Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six

  • Monday | 13.02.12
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall
  • £7.50 adv /...

 

Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six pen twisted dirt-swing about lust and loathing, served up on an exuberant gobbet of malicious delight. Stories about grieving lovers, thieving lovers and deceiving lovers seep from their songbook like a putrescent parade of painful parables.

Their infamous live shows – incorporating rock, jazz, folk and theatre influences – have proved time and time again that the group is at home on any line-up, even sharing the bill with such disparate acts as Motorhead, Sun Ra’s Arkestra, I Am Kloot, Eliza Carthy, The Blockheads, Emmanuel Jal and The Buzzcocks. In the last year alone they have toured Europe, the States and Mexico, inspiring stage invasions, dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever they go.

Whilst relentlessly peddling their peculiar brand of Lyric-Driven Dirt-Swing™ (an incomparable rendering of jive-smitten cabaret blues) Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six have captured the imaginations of every species of listenership – both at home and overseas. It’s going to be (literally) one hell of a night – so surrender your soul and see you down at the front.

“Excellent in every way: an outfit and a voice that belong in smoke-filled gin-joints where the booze drips off the ceiling and love is left outside” 
Chris Hawkins, BBC6

“Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six are one of the best and unique bands for their music, theatre and entertainment that the UK has produced this century… these guys are heading for stardom without doubt” USA Weekly news

“A dynamite vest couldn’t have blown my tits off with such gusto… amazing live, truly catchy – if these folks don’t go to the moon I’ll finally accept there is no god.” Front Magazine

This show starts at 8pm but our Picturehouse cafe bar will be open earlier for homemade food and drinks.

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