Andy Tucker

Andy Tucker


The Edinburgh Evening News described them as both “hotly tipped” and “gloriously untrendy” (they prefer the latter) And with a big, warm, honest sound, the band makes unashamedly emotional music that acknowledges their many flaws, and gets their audience dancing, hugging, singing and drinking.


Formed in 2005, the Dead Beat Club played a number of high profile gigs in the last year including Elbow’s aftershow party at GIG and Snow Patrol’s New Year party featuring Belle & Sebastian.

They’ve been lucky enough to play with some great UK and international acts such as Angus & Julia Stone Nick Harper, Horse, Karine Polwart, James Yorkston, Kevin Montgomery, Attic Lights, The Hazey Janes, The Cosmic Rough Riders on 2 dates of their national tour and The Beautiful South at their 2006 T On the Fringe gig.

They have just played Celtic Connections at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall.

Their debut album was released in September 2007 and the band were recently filmed for STV and interviewed on Radio Forth and by The Scotsman.

In the summer of 2007 they did gigs in New York, Holland and King Tuts in Glasgow.


Circa 1985

Written By: Andy Tucker

My first stroke of luck, when some chewing gum stuck in your hair
And I got it all out
I was famous, for that lunchtime at least

The look on your face made my chest swell with pride
I was convinced I was in
Then you smiled, that sucker punch knocked me out

What a feeling it was to be sure I was yours
Just believing that we didn’t want any more.

Running down Rose Street, chased by a crowd
Cursing my white slip on shoes
But I saved you, like you rescued me too

You introduced me, to Marvin & Tammi
I showed you smoke rings and rock
We could stay up, every night just to talk

What a feeling it was to be sure I was yours
So relieved that we weren’t alone anymore

Drinking our cocktails from Sodastream bottles
Sitting up on Blackford Hill
Had to hide them
I think they might be there still

Sharing a Walkman under the stars,
Songs that we taped off the charts.
Wires tangled, when the time came to part

I still have a picture, it’s us on the hill
As we shiver in our winter coats
You are smiling, I’m just staring at you

What a feeling it was to be sure I was yours
Just believing that we didn’t want any more.

No, I did not mind, I had to explain myself every night


You Hear That - EP
Butterflies - EP
Randon Heartfelt Trinkets - album

Set List

Typical set is 45 minutes long, though we have played 90 before. Normally do 7-8 songs.