From right to left The Publicans are:
Paul Amesbury vocals mandolin
Lindsay Gee whistle vocals
Craig Palmer guitar vocals spoons
Vania Vitillo vocals guitar bass
Jon Bull piano
Stew Black bass vocals
Simon Lambert drums vocals 

There’s seven of us at the moment; mandolin, piano, guitars, drums, bass, whistle and some er.. singing. Our songs are about growing up and being grown up and the stuff that happened on the way. Some of them are true, some of them are sort of true and some are downright lies. 
It’s always a bit of a knees-up when we play, and we love to make new friends.


The Publicans

In order of joining - Sometimes there’s more of us, sometimes less.


Mandolin & vocals.
Extremely fond of Stowford Press.


Keyboard savant claims vocals are above his pay grade
Loves a pint of London Pride


Guitar, banjo, spoons & vocals
Rather partial to a Jack Daniels or 10 


Dums & vocals
Known to comsume Guinness.


Vocals and occasional guitar.
Likes a cup of tea.


Bass & vocals
Coffee and codeine


Pipes & vocals
House merlot in a sleever

Sunday 17th March 2019

Tap Social - St Patricks Day - Oxford

A brewery and a bar run by brilliant people, ‘nuff said.

Session on from 3.00pm

27 Curtis Industrial Estate, North Hinksey Lane, Oxford OX2 0LX

Sunday 5th May 2019

The Riverside - Midsomer Norton

Bank holiday folkery from the 12 legged beast.

Session on from 9.30pm

115 High St, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 2DA

Sunday 12th May 2019

The Bath Brew House - Bath

It’s a brewery AND a pub what’s not to like!!!

Session on from 7pm - 9pm

14 James Street West, BA1 2BX

Next Gig

Saturday 29th June 2019

The Bladon Family Feast

A brilliant little fest held in the grounds of Blenheim Palace

On stage 18.30

Bladon gate, Bladon, Oxfordshire

Friday 12th July 2019

Flan O’Briens - Bath

Love this pub, its awesome landlord and its splendid punters!

Session on from 9.30pm

Flan O'Briens, 21 Westgate St, Bath BA1 1EP

Some songs about drinking and stuff

Here’s a few songs from the set
There’s more drunken nonsense on our Bandcamp page.

Steamboat Song

I’ll point two fingers to the sky,
you can kiss my arse goodbye

Listen with...

Stowford Press. When you absolutely, positively got to get completely pissed, accept no substitutes.

The Dublin Stag

Concerns the adventures of the 27 legged beast in the capital of Éire

Listen with...

Mark recommends
Guinness with a Jameson chaser, repeat.

(the Bastard)

The best pub ever,
where even Death would not set foot.

Listen with...

Peeg recommends Thatchers Gold or a skin full of Thatchers Katy if you really fancy a Wunderbar NDE!

Six ’til Two

The battle of the pay cheque,
as It was in 1981 

Listen with...

15 pints of Hofmeister followed by a scrap in the Jack o’ Lent (for that full 80’s retro feeling)

 © The Publicans 2019