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Supported by Richard Barry
With their brand of 'Lyric-Driven Dirt-Swing' (an incomparable rendering of jive-smitten cabaret blues) Louis Barabbas and The Bedlam Six have infiltrated almost every creative niche, being adapted into animated short films, burlesque routines, musical theatre, fringe festival revues, documentary soundtracks, motion picture scores and even a comic strip.
Over the years they have won praise and support from the likes of Supergrass, The Mighty Boosh, Har Mar Superstar, UB40, Mark Steel, The Hell's Angels, BBC Radio and even the Beat Poet biographer Barry Miles - both for their furious onstage energy and Louis' manic lyrical gymnastics.
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, Eliza Carthy and The Blockheads.
"Brilliant... terrifying but brilliant" Channel M
The band are supported by Richard Barry, one of the most fondly revered performers on the UK folk circuit. In the past Richard has supported the likes of Bob Geldof, Kiki Dee, Midge Ure, Fairport Convention and Dr Feelgood. He is also a much demanded voice-over artist, narrator and actor.
Thank you to
Core programme and
major capital funders
The John S
With thanks to
Walker Morris LLP.
Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.