Martin Deeprose, drums, backing vocals
Micky Cox, bass, backing vocals
Dave Andrews, lead guitar
Andy Bob Beaumont, guitar, lead vocals
The scapegoats are a four piece guitar-based band performing mostly their own material interspersed with covers. Their influences are blues, rock and jazz. Mart Deeprose on drums and Micky Cox on bass provide a tight and powerful back line to support Andy Bob Beaumont’s rhythm guitar and strong vocals with the cream on top provided by lead guitarist Dave Andrews.
The Scapegoats were formed in the mid-1990s and there have been a number of changes of personnel over the years. Around the turn of the century Micky Cox joined with Mart Deeprose to cement their backline and Nev Hughes became the lead guitarist.
Tragically, Nev Hughes passed away in 2015. His sound and inspiration were crucial to the band. After a period of reflection it was decided that the best memorial to Nev was for the band to continue making and playing music. As luck would have it they were able to recruit Tony Baldock, an impressive lead guitarist, to join the band. Tony has recently left and has been replaced by the excellent Dave Andrews.
They have produced three CDs, one in 2004 (Together), a second in 2012 (The Old A5), and recently a third in 2017 (Hélène) all of which have a selection of their own songs and a few covers.
The new Scapegoats EP digipak – Hélène – is now available from Turquoise Coal: http://www.turquoisecoal.com
from Bandcamp: https://andybobbeaumont.bandcamp.com /album/h-l-ne
and from Mudshark Records, Bangor
Only £5 (+ p&p for hard copy).
All proceeds from sales go to the M E Association charity to help M E sufferers and to promote bio-medical research to seek a cure and/or effective treatment for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Reviews of the band:
“Thanks very much Scapegoats for playing at The North tonight and providing us with some great blues and jazz rock. Look forward to booking you again in the future & to anyone looking to book the band we would highly recommend doing so!” (The North, Rhyl, Feb 2016)
“An absolutely superb 40 min showcase slot by the Scapegoats…….these guys are a top drawer act laying down some real blues,country and latin grooves………I look forward to their full show, back at the Blue Bell on Fri, April 22nd……not to be missed” ( Craig Howe, Blue Bell, April 2016)
” A mixture of jazz,blues,Latin,rhythms all mixed up with some great musicianship ensure a toe tapping set from start to finish They are tight and enjoy playing. Tony on guitar as we said in our last review is outstanding but they all play their part as well. A great warmth about their set earning them more friends each outing,” (Rob Murray, North Wales Music Review, April 2016)
“Yes we do want you back and I shall find the next available date!” (The Bank, Conwy, May 2016)
“Brill! Really enjoyed last night thank you! Looking forward to the next one!” (The Blue Bell, Conwy, June 2016)
“Saw this band in Llandudno recently and really enjoyed the set. All great musicians but we loved the young guitarist (Tony Baldock) who was outstanding.” (Bob Aris, September 2016)
“I haven’t enjoyed watching a band this much in a long time! The Scapegoats absolutely killing it!” (Martin Byast of BAD DOG, October 2016)