Since forming in late 2006, the music of Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six has 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 the Allen Ginsberg: 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 demonstrated time and time again that the group is at home on any line-up, sharing the bill with such disparate acts as Motorhead, Sun Ra's Arkestra, I Am Kloot, Eliza Carthy, The Blockheads, Emmanuel Jal and Buzzcocks. They have toured Europe, the USA and Mexico, inspiring stage invasions, dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever they go.
Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six are signed to co-operative Manchester-based label Debt Records.
Matthew Cleghorn - Electric Guitar
Tom Cleghorn - Drums
Fran Lydiatt - Keys
Biff Roxby - Trombone
Dan Watkins - Bass