The winds of March blow music your way!

March winds bring spring and live music. The band is playing a couple of great gigs at the Brewery Tap, Idle on Saturday 4th March and The Hop, Leeds on Saturday 18th March.

Two opportunities to really rock out!

We hope to see you at one of these great gigs.


The Despoilers


Kicking Off 2017

Friday 27th January see's us at The Hop Wakefield. Great venue and a fitting place to start the 2017 gigging season. The place as recently undergone a major facelift. Roll on 27th:))

Great, Great Night at O'Neill's Leeds

We have had some good nights at O'Neill's Bar, Leeds over the years and Saturday was most probably the best of em all. Fantastic crowd! So many people dancing and those who joined us to sing sunded like 'X' Factor finalists. 


O'Neill's Bar Leeds - 3rd December 2016

So its Great George Street and the fabulous O'Neill's Bar tonight. Back of the Town Hall for some. Music from about 9:00pm.

Great bar, great acoustics with the very high ceiling, so let's get this party started.

The Despoilers

The Duck & Drake Saturday 12th November

Saturday 12th November sees the band debuting at the Duck & Drake Leeds.

Great music venue and we are going to really rock the place, so this is not one to be missed.

We hope to see you there

The Despoilers

Acorn Club, York

Great night at the Acorn club, York last night. As ever, thank you to the friends who made the journey from Selby and Leeds. Its above the call of duty and we love you:)

Thanks also to the lovely people of York. Hope to see you again in 2017

The Despoilers.

Leeds Custom & Classic Bike Show

Next Outing:

Summer Break

Well what a month it’s been with fantastic festivals in Wensleydale ad Tadcaster, playing the Cavern Club, Liverpool and numerous great venues in Yorkshire. We gonna have a few weeks rest now before returning to the stage on 15th July at The New Roscoe, Leeds. Big stage to get us rolling again.

If you visit the video section of this website you can view numerous videos from the last few weeks of gigging.

Hope to see you all soon.


The Despoilers

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Well I think we will need a week to recover from the the triple header weekend of gigs we just played from Wensleydale to Merseyside.

Only one weeks rest however as we are going to celebrate the Queens birthday in style at the Tadcaster Birthday Bash Sunday 12th June between 12:00 and 6:00pm. The Despoilers are playing at about 4:00pm, but plenty of other great bands before and after.

IOn the 18th June and we play a new venue to us: The Junction Inn in Brighouse and relish another chance to make more friends and entertain.

May was blissful and June is looking awesome.

Love and peace to all!

The Despoilers


May is a real busy period for the band and we have enjoyed some great gigs over the past two weeks. We had a double header weekend playing the Brewery Tap Idle on 13th and The Leeds Hop on the 14th. There are a number of video's posted on the Video pages of this site from our gig at the Brewery Tap, thanks to Sue Senior.

Friday 20th we play the New Roscoe Leeds.Come along it will be another stormer!!

St George's Day Beer Festival 23rd April 2016

Saturday 23rd April see’s the band headlining the St George’s Day Beer Festival at the George & Dragon West Haddlesey. Looking forward to what promises to be a great night.

Gig Sort

Note to Venues:

The band are seeking a gig either Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th April to fill a free weekend.



Sunday's at the Vaults

Sunday's at the Victoria Vaults never fail to live up to expectations and Easter Sunday was another awesome gig. We are back in May.

The band is looking to fill a free weekend with a gig on either Saturday 16th April or Sunday 17th April. Any interested venues please contact us.

Se the video page of this site for a cover of Bep Bop Deluxe’s classic “Maid in Heaven” at the Vaults yesterday.

Catch ya all soon


The Despoilers


Marching on Together!

A big thank you to all who braved the cold to come and see us play at O'Neill's Bar Leeds last night. As ever a great night when we visit this lively venue.

It's the susburbs up next on Saturday 19th March when we play the Thomas Osbourne Pub on Street Lane. It's gonna be rockin!

Off and Running in 2016

The Victoria Vaults , York.

Well we blew away the cobwebs on Sunday with our first performance of the year at the Victoria Vaults. Great venue and lovely crowd. The Vaults never disappoints.

See video link on this site for some footage, curtsey of Sue Senior and Pauline Pipes

Its the Dugdale Arms, Burnley up next on Saturday 20th Febuary for anyone brave enough to cross the Pennines:)

The Despoilers



Seasons Greetings!


We signed off 2015 with a great gig at the New York Club, York last night.

We are staying in the shadows now until Sunday 31st January 2016, when we play at the Victoria Vaults, York. The break provides us with an opportunity to work on fresh material more suited to the new four piece arrangement.

A big thank you to everyone that supported us in 2015. We wanna rock you all again in 2016.

The Despoilers


We signed off 2015 with a great gig at the New York Club, York last night.We are staying in the shadows now until Sunday 31st January 2016, when we play at the Victoria Vaults, York. The break provides us with an opportunity to work on fresh material more suited to the new four piece arrangement.

A big thank you to everyone that supported us in 2015. We wanna rock you all again in 2016.

See the Videos section of this site for a flavour of last nights gig.

The Despoilers

York Up Next

The new line up make their York debut on Sunday 13th December at the New York club.

It an afternoon gig, kicking off along with the rest of the Premier League at 4:00pm :)

Its gonna be fun and there will be some great new covers played.


The Despoliers



Fab Four it is then!

The new line up gets the ball rolling on Friday 23rd October at the Hop Wakefield. Its been a rocky summer but a new "Fab Four" line-up has emerged, as of last week and hits the road next week. Who needs practice, when you got big hearts!

One thing remains the same: Great covers, emphasis on entertainment and shit we are all handsome!


The Despoilers



Hello's and Goodbye's

Ch ch ch Changes

The band has morphed once again. Three of the guys: Tim Weatherhead, Mark Steele & Phil Harden stand-down after making a fantastic contribution to The Despoilers over a number of years. We wish them well and thank them for their input. Some great memories of special nights, crazy moments and the odd bit of trauma to boot.  Garden Parties, Red Dresses & The Shambles all come to mind.

We welcome Ian Iggy Gath to the band and look forward to similar escapades in future.  We kick off with the new line up on Friday 23rd October at The Hop Wakefield, a venue we like very much and at which we have had some awesome nights.

Thanks once again to Tim, Mark & Phil. You are Despoilers!

Bridge Tavern, Bradford

The Despoilers playing the Bridge Tavern, Bradford on Friday 22nd May. Wanna Be Entertained with music from the likes of: The Eagles, ELO, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, INXS, Stone Roses?

Cross Keys 15th May 2015

So its a Morley debut for the band. Great, great venue and we can't wait to entertain the good people of Morley.

For those that don't know the recent history The Cross Keys is a long standing music venue under new management, so your support to help them make a success of things and secure this venue is greatly appreciated.


The Despoilers

IMPORTANT The Victoria Vaults Gig Cancelled

Unfortunately tonights gig at the Victoria Vaults has been cancelled by the Venue.


The Despoilers

Viva Cas Vagas!

Friday 3rd April and all roads lead to Cas Vagas and the Lion Pub!

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