Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six


Since forming  in late 2006  their music 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 even the 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 proved time and  time again  that the group is at home on  any  line-up, even
sharing  the bill with  such  disparate acts as Motorhead, Sun  Ra’s Arkestra, I Am
Kloot, Eliza Carthy, The Blockheads, Emmanuel Jal and The Buzzcocks. In the last
year alone they have toured Europe, the States and Mexico, inspiring stage invasions,
dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever
they go. ¨Truly incredible, you have to see it to  believe it, if you don’t come out dancing
at the end it’s because you have neither heart nor soul¨ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6.


Louis Barabbas
Dan Watkins
Matthew Cleghorn
Biff Roxby
Francis Lydiatt
Tom Cleghorn
Alison Cegielka