All Ends Well on a Chaotic Saturday

Those who play in covers/hobby bands will know all too well the highs and lows assocoated with playing their local music scene. The weekends gig is often the main focus of positive thinking to get you through the working week and the highlight of the weekend.

Having kicked around most of Saturday to ensure we would not be late to load the gear and travel to Drighlington for our gig at the New Inn, we get a call at 5:00pm cancelling the gig. Our Drummer had already loaded his kit and had set off and the others guys had either loaded or were loading their gear.

Anyway we got on the "Rock of the North" facebook page and within 30 minutes had a booking to play function for the East Leeds Lions MCC in Crossgates.

Every emotion was experienced between 5;00 pm and 12:00 pm Saturday, but fortunately it ended on a high!

Interestingly we are back in Crossgates on Friday 13th March when we play the New Travellers Rest.

Friday 13th???? We got to be "Suckers for Punishment"?

Thank you Rock of The North and East Leeds Lions MCC.

The Despoilers

Ready to Rumble!- New Inn, Drighlington

We are ready to get this show back on the road starting at the New Inn, Drighlington on Saturday 7th March. Its a new venue for us so another chance to make some new friends and catch up with some current buddies.

Band on from about 9:00pm

We woukld love to see ya there!

Horsforth Hotel Saturday 20th December

Lovely Sunday Afternoon

We always enjoy our Sunday afternoon visits to the Victoria Vaults and yesterdays gig was no exception. Thanks you to all for the great support and kind words. We look forward to playing again on 28th December.

The Despoilers

The Hop, Leeds 15th February

So its party time again, sometimes we think its never ending. Well we hope it never ends.

The Hop, Leeds Saturday.

Rock N Roll

York Bound Again, Don't Know if I'm right or if I'm Wrong

Sunday 9th November see's the band with angelic frontman Tim Weatherhead back in the line-up for a Sunday afternoon gig at the fabulous Victoria Vaults, York. Band on 4:00-6:30 pm.

Looking forward to gigging again with Tim, as we love him really, in a perverse kind of muso chocolate fashion!

Absentees Force Changes

Well, Well, Well.

We got a few crocks in the camp so play Saturdays gig at the Jug'n' Barrrel as a five piece with David Bond fronting on vocals.

One dynamic never changes however, so never fear the the alternative line up Despoilers will rock the place as ever!

Bring on Saturday!

Baking Hot Night at The Hop Wakefield

Our first trip down to Wakefield proved a real plus, Baking hot, fantastic crowd. Can we come back please!!!!

Tour Bus to Wakefield

Another new venue and one we have been drooling over for some time!

Roman Bath- Rock N Roll

Well thats our gigs at the Roman Bath, York done for another year! Boo Hoo

Thank you all who came along and made last night such a great event for us. Special mention to our travelling support from Nottingham and Leeds.


The Despoilers

York Bound

I hope the good and not so good people of York are ready, as the dregs of Leeds are heading your way shortly and we gonna rock the Roman Bath to its foundation.

See you soon! LOL

4th July is - Despoilers Day

Roman Bath Friday 4th July

OK, we concede its really Independence Day and not actually Despoilers Day. However if you want a party old night with your favourite Rock & Indie Covers, played with energy, enthusiasm The Roman Bath Pub, York is the place to be.

Gascoigne Arms, May bank holiday weekend Mayhem

Saturday 24th and we gonna strut are funky stuff at the Gascoigne Arms, Barwick in Elmet.

Band on from about 9:00 pm, Free Entry

Dysfunctional people most welcome as you will be at home with us!



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Sunday at The Corner Pin, York

4:00 pm Sunday afternoon we gonna "Rock the Doors" off the Corner Pin.

Party animals take note!

Sedate Sunday afternnoon tipplers: Be Aware!!

Rock N Roll

The Despoilers

Storming Night at O'Neill's Bar, Leeds

Well did we enjoy Saturday at O'Neill's! Its always a great night, but Saturday was special. A big thank you to all. A couple of iphone video's of limited sound quality are avaulable for viewing on the links page.

We are back on Friday 11th October!

Now that's a date for the diary!

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Bright lights of Leeds- O'Neill's Bar

First gig at O'Neill's with the new line up on Saturday 3rd May. Been some great nights at O'Neill's and rest assured this is gonna be another!


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Wakefield! Dust Down Your Passports

We are please to announce another storming gig for our 2014 Calender: The Hop, Wakefield on Friday 25th July.


The Jug'N'Barrel 12th April

Day job commitments have limited gigs in March, however we play next on Saturday12th April at the Jug'N' Barrel. Always a lively gig and we plan to air a couple of interesting new covers.

Date for the diary!


The Despoilers


Victoria Vaults Shoe Festival

Another very enjoyable evening at the Victoria Vaults. We look forward to entertaining the good folk of York next in May.

Last nights gig became a bit of a "shoe-fest" and we hope that some of the more conservative dressers within our ranks take up the challenge for our next showing at the Jug'N'Barrel, Stanningley on Saturday 12th April.

Rock N Roll

The Despoilers

Victoria Vaults

Anyone wondering where to party this weekend should look no further than the Victoria Vaults, York.

9:00 pm Saturday we gonna be rockin the place and would love you to join us.

Trains run while late back to Leeds: Go on be a Devil!

Rock N Roll

The Despoilers

The Hop

Another one of those nights you never want to end. Great crowd, so many friends made it down into town and we thank you for your fantastic support. Back at The Hop 14th June.

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The Hop, Leeds Saturday 15th February

Talk about a great night in the making. The band will be rocking out some new covers and Mark Steele will be putting in a guest appearance on the Sax this evening!

Hope to catch ya down there!

The Despoilers

One Rocking Night- The Tarn

Well its Monday and day jobs again. The Tarn gig last Friday was simply awesome and for the second time in 12 months the pub was drunk dry by people enjoying, our music or maybe trying to digest our music?

We are back in the Autumn.


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The Hop, Leeds 15th February

Saturday 15th February the band are back at The Hop, one of Leeds premier music venues.

Always a great night and so close to the railway station. Last train back to Horsforth 11:20pm.

Music finish 11:00 pm on the nail.

Band on from 9:00 prompt. 

Rock N Roll

The Despoilers

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