Tut 'N' Shive

We enjoyed ourselves at the Tut'N'Shive last night. Great crowd! drunken singing and dancing was in abundance ,we are quite relieved that the crowd actually put up with this! Joking apart we will return early in the New Year for what is sure to be another great night.

The Despoilers

Tut 'N' Shive

Back in Yeadon on Saturday 26th November for a first at the Tut 'N' Shive.

Band on from about 9;00 pm.

Free entry for lots of good covers.

The Despoilers

Recovering from The Vic!

Full blown hangover this morning, memories of a great gig, great venue, loads of beer, great crowd and a nice post gig curry.

Oh what a perfect day. I'm glad we spent it with you!

Tut 'N' Shive Yeadon up next on 26th November.


Friday Night at The Vic!

Well OK its Monday, but we are playing The Victoria, Gt. George Street, Leeds on Friday 4th November from about 9:00 pm. Yes, that does make Monday a little easier to swallow.

This is a new venue for us, although we are regulars at O'Neills Bar next door. There will be some new covers and as ever we would love to see your there. 

The Despoilers

O'Neill's Review

Thank you to all who turned out at O'Neill's Bar last Saturday, it was a bit of a party in the end, despite some technical problems in the first set.

We have had to pull-out of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Festival this coming weekend, due to day job commitments, but are gigging throughout Novemeber and December. See listings on this website.

We also now have a New Years Eve booking at The Harwood, Pannal.

Further details to follow.

The Despoilers

The Tarn Inn, Yeadon

We feel we made a few new friends at The Tarn Inn, Yeadon last night. Neither the bad weather, or Leeds Rhino's appearing in the Grand Final, could stop the band turning out to play the Tarn. Great night and we will be back in the New Year.

Attention turns to O'Neill's Bar Leeds for our next performance on Saturday 15th October. Always a good night! Well it is as long as we can park the cars.

Catch you around.

The Despoilers

Hot Night at The Shoes

28 degrees and sizzling. That was just setting up last night in the Three Horseshoes, Headingley.

We always enjoy our visits to the shoes and are hopefully making friends amongst the regulars.

Thanks to Danny who abley supported us last night.

Looking forward to returning to the Shoes in the not too distant future.

Its the Tarn Inn, Yeadon on saturday 8th October. Another cracking venue, so we hope the week passes quickly.

Catch you all around and about.

The Despoilers

October Tour

Just polishing up the tour bus, coz we on the road again throughout October. The bright lights of Leeds and surrounding villages. Maybe a few new covers, that's assuming we get our act together.

See the list down the left hand side of this web page.

Come along if you can. We commit to playing all the right notes for you, but not necessarily in the right order

Catch ya all soon.

The Despoilers

Rodley Beer & Music Festival

What an enjoyable day we had at the Rodley Festival. It was a challenge logistically, as we aren't the quickest when it comes to getting the gear set up and playing. A few pints of real ale beforehand most probably proved a further hindrance

Thanks to all that came down for the event, which raises a lot of money for charity every year. We've got another festival in the autumn, when we play the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway festival. Details to be advised shortly.

The band have no gigs in September owing to continued holiday and day job commitments, however we play every weekend in October, kicking off at the Three Horseshoes, Headingly on 1st October. There will be some new material in October, we hope!

Catch ya all soon.

The Despoilers

New Covers When We Return

Lack of availability as a result of band member holidays, prevents us from gigging at the moment. We are however working on some new covers, which we will air during our October gigs.

We get back together in a few weeks to knock the cobwebs off our set before the Rodley Beer & Music Festival. 

Catch ya soon

The Despoliers

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer & Music Festival 2011

The band are delighted to confirm that we will play this years Keighley & Worth Valley Railway annual Beer & Music festival. The festival runs from 20th - 23rd October. More details shortly.

A Night at O'Neill's

Another great night at O'Neill's. I wish the band had drunk as much as the group of guys that keep trying to join us on stage and who had a bite of Mark's keyboard. Must have been the pull of Steve's shirt. Some fantastic dancers, the girls, not the crazy guys. 

See you all again in October.

The Despoilers


O'Neill's Up Next

Well doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself. We are back at O'Neill's Bar, Leeds on Saturday 18th June.

Steve's already spent the bands fee on another very silly shirt. 

We like the place, the punters are good and so are the acoustics. Beer not bad either and some us gonna drink a lot of the stuff.

The Despoilers


Use Somebody O'Neill's

Check out a live recording of Use Somebody from O'Neills's Bar, Leeds in May. We are back at O'Neill's on Saturday 18th June. Hope to catch ya down there.

Keep on Rockin

The Despoilers

Photographs from O'Neill's

Check out the new images from Fridays gig at O'Neill's. The photo's are courtesy of Ally and can be viewed by clicking on the "Photos" link on the website.

Thanks Ally

O'Neill's: Recalling the Gig

We enjoyed ourselves at O'Neill's last night. The place had a real party atmosphere. A couple of friends took a lot of photographs, which we would like to get copies of for this site and our facebook page: www.facebook.com/thedespoilers. 

After gig curry was acceptable, which coupled with the evenings band lubrication, helped us to record a negative return on the evening. A bit like the Blues Brothers movie. We didn't however get chased all around Yorkshire by the "Good Old Boys". Nor any good old girls either.

We are back at O'Neiil's on 18th June.

Looking forward to it!

Rock N Roll

The Despoilers


Rockin the Oak

Not quite David Gilmour's surprise appearance at Roger Waters "The Wall" concert at the O2 London, but The Despoilers made another valuable contribution to the local music scene and brewery profits last night at The Original Oak. It was great to see so many friends who made the journey to Headingley.

Dave, the assistance on the sound check was most appreciated! That room sure was feedin!

Steve's Hat ???

Looking forward to O'Neill's Bar Friday 20th May.

The Despoilers

Saturday 14th May at The Original Oak

Friday at last and we can start the pre-gig lubrication program to ensure our well oiled machine is fully functional for Saturday at the Oak. 

The band will be on from 9:00 pm. We got a real good feelin about this one!

Post gig curry needed, but somewhere which actually serves alcohol. We are a Rock N Roll band for gods sake.

Party time at the Oak!

See ya all around.


The Despoilers



Wow! What a Night at The Tarn

Ringing ears, sore head, curry stomach and warm memories of a great gig at The Tarn. Landlord Ryan put on a fabulous Chilli, Barmaid Lisa sang with the band. I also seem to remember an invite to play again for Ryan's birthday in October.

Great atmosphere and really friendly venue, we can't wait to go back in October.

Thanks to everyone that turned out and packed the place.

We love you all.

The Despoilers

May Gigs

Well, Steve seems to have survived thus far on his final excursion to USA, hence the band can start kicking ass again on his return. We get rolling at The Tarn Inn, Yeadon on Friday 6th May. Get ya buts down there, coz we gonna rock the place.

Front-man Tim is gonna celebrate his birthday with a gig at The Original Oak, Headingley on Saturday 14th May. We envisage a night of hard drinking, immature, silly antics plus a little music, as we do get paid to entertain. Yes,The Despoilers signature style.

Finally O'Neills Bar Leeds Friday 20th May. Always a great night.

Great if ya can make it!

The Despoilers

Autumn Gigs Sought

Attention Venues!

The Despoilers are seeking addition gigs in the West Yorkshire area, weekends, during September- December 2011.  We are now a well established covers band and attract and hold a good crowd. Should you wish to book the band, please contact us via the contacts page of this website.

We also have some limited availability June & July

The Despoilers

Another Enforced Month Off

Good run out at the Mods last night. Thanks to all those who turned out at such short notice.

A very enjoyable evening, rounded off with a very acceptable post gig curry.

Steve heads back to the states now until the end of April, so no more gigs in April.

We have a busy program to look forward to in May, kicking at off at the Tarn Inn, Yeadon on Friday 6th May, followed by Frontman Tim's birthday appearance at the Original Oak, Headingley on Saturday 14th and culminating at O'Neill Bar, Leeds on Friday 20th May.

We hope to catch up with everyone in May.

Lots of Love.

The Despoilers

STOP PRESS: Old Modernians Gig

Short notice we know, but the band are to play an open gig at the Old Modernians Cookridge on Saturday 2nd April. Everyone welcome, its not a members only do.

Free Entry. Band on early 8:00 pm. Possibly sober enough to play at this time.

The Despoilers

Despoilers Rock The Shoes

The band really enjoyed the party atmosphere at "The Three Horseshoes" last night. We hope the lady who so dramatically joined us on stage during Mr Brightside is OK. For sure she banged her head on one of the monitors when she dived. The monitor is OK!

Great night! We will back on 1st October 2011.

The Despoilers


Gig Sort 2nd April 2011

Owing to a cancellation, the band are available and seeking a gig on Saturday 2nd April.

Any venues with a free slot and seeking a band, please contact us via the contact page of this website.

The Despoilers

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