Welcome to The Deadbeats
Now in its eleventh year, “The Deadbeats” is a well-established wedding and party band that has performed over 1300 shows throughout the UK.
Highlights include appearances with favourites such as The Sugababes, The Vengaboys, Busted, Westlife, S-Club 8, Ricky Hatton, Roy “Chubby” Brown, TV star Will Mellor and the cast of “Chicago- The Musical”.
Such experience and variety means that The Deadbeats can guarantee a highly professional and entertaining approach suitable for any audience and occasion.
If you would like to make a booking please call 07710 971622 or send us an email via our contact page.
Dave Byrne- Vocals
Dave has fronted The Deadbeats since the first gig in 2003. Prior to joining the band he wrote songs and sang for Blackpool Rock Quest Winners, Angel Hill, and performed as Michael Stipe in REM tribute band, REEM
Josh Jenkinson- Lead Guitar
Josh joined The Deadbeats in 2006 after playing for The Hooper Band. He is a Grade 8 guitarist and a direct descendent of Thor
Tom Horsfield- Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
A founding member of the band, Tom previously played guitar, bass and drums for a host of covers and originals bands including The Honeycats, Intra Venus, Kaseno and The Delmars. He also performed in REM tribute band, REEM, Jimi Hendrix tribute band, The Electric Ladyboys and Free tribute band, Freeloader. Outside The Deadbeats, Tom performs and records for singer songwriter Tali Febland
Rick Hughes- Drums
Rick joined the band in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience as a professional drummer. In addition to being a Grade 8 qualified drum and percussion tutor with Bolton Music Service, Rick has played throughout the world with top covers and originals bands. Career highlights include recording in Sun Studios with Elvis Presley’s guitarist, Scotty Moore. This led to extensive touring work with The Muscle Shoals Band from Alabama, USA, whose own CV includes recordings with Arethra Franklyn, Wilson Picket, The Rolling Stones, Elton John and many more.
As “Ringo” in Gary Gibson’s Beatles tribute band, Rick toured Brazil and Europe and performed on Chris Evans’ TFI Friday. Other TV and radio work includes Channel Five’s Night Fever and Radio One’s Chris Moyles’ Show.
Just before joining The Deadbeats, Rick played the complex drum parts of Neil Peart in his own Rush tribute band, Signals to the Hemispheres, and performed for 21 consecutive nights at The Edinburgh Fringe festival with the rock opera, Barockestra
Daniel (Shimmy) Wingate- Bass Guitar & Vocals
Another founding member of the band, Shimmy previously played bass guitar in Blackpool favourites Tax Free, Intra Venus, The Honeycats and Jimi Hendrix tribute band, The Electric Ladyboys. He also provides a wedding videography service through his Marriage in Motion business
Mike Thompson- Dep Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar & Vocals
On the rare occasions that one of the band has a night off, it can call on the services of its “sixth member”, session musician Mike Thompson. Mike has played with the band since 2005, covering both rhythm and lead guitar aswell as backing vocal duties. He has a Higher Diploma and Degree in Guitar Performance from the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM), Guildford, and now teaches guitar for Broughton Music Academy. The songs he wrote for originals band Sammy Beatnix are available on iTunes and Spotify