Saturday, 26 October 2013

Love local music?

Get a musical memento of the Oxjam Exeter Takeover by downloading the Oxjam Exeter sampler album, featuring tracks from:

Charlotte Ward - fantastic Exeter-based singer/songwriter

Ishy & Rob - an eclectic mix of acoustic, originals and covers

Mitchell and Vincent - Acoustic folk duo David J. Mitchell & Graham Vincent. David plays the guitar, mandola and penny whistle. Graham plays the violin, guitar and sings.
Much of the repertoire is based on the traditional music of the British Isles, but this is mixed with the occasional modern cover version and some self penned material.
Ross Mayhew - Devon-based singer/songwriter with influences from the likes of Donovan, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Tom Waits.

Sculpture Music - Intricate, harmonic rich compelling music. Hang drums, Halo, double bass and beats.

Crowley's Tears

Ben McKelvey

and more to come...

All for just £2!

Monday, 21 October 2013


More to come later, but in the mean time a huge thank you to all that supported Oxjam Exeter 2013.

We'll be counting up the donations, wristband sales and ancillary sales in the next couple of days so come back soon to find out how much the Oxjam Exeter Takeover team made soon.

There is also an Oxjam Exeter sampler album, available from Bandcamp here:


you can still vote for our fantastic Takeover artists to win Oxjam Band of the Year here:

Thanks once again for making the event so special.

David & the Oxjam Exeter team

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Wristband Collection

Tickets that have been bought online can be exchanged for wristbands at all of the Oxjam Exeter venues over the weekend (except the Exeter Trails locations).

Please make sure you bring your ticket reference (or have a copy on your mobile device).

To view the venues and times please refer to the programme.

Tickets can also be purchased at all venues except Princesshay, The Angel Bar and the Exeter Trails locations.

Enjoy Oxjam and don't forget to share your stories using #oxjamexeter2013 !

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Check out details of the winner for our competition with The Exeter Daily:

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Takeover Warm-up at Princesshay on 12th Oct!

The team from Oxjam Exeter will be in Princesshay square on Saturday 12th October between 10am and 3pm to chat to people about the Oxjam Exeter Takeover weekend, taking place on 19th and 20th October.

The team will be joined by local artists Charlotte Ward, His n Hers and Go tell Alice who will all be playing a live set to wow the public.

Thanks to The Exeter Daily, headline sponsor of the Takeover weekend, for loaning the gazebo.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Oxjam Exeter enjoy inaugural Bicton Fest

Oxjam Exeter at Bicton Fest from left Katie (Fundraising), David (Takeover Manager), Caroline (Marketing) and Anna (Marketing)


Members of the Oxjam Exeter Takeover 2013 team ran a stall at this year's Bicton Fest, held in the grounds of Bicton College, Devon. Glorious weather ensured a great day out for all 1,500 visitors and a variety of local businesses enjoyed music from the likes of Adam Isaac, These Reigning Days, Alex Gregory, (Hannah) Berney, Sound of the Sirens and The Nameless Girl.


The Nameless Girl's Sam (L) and Jem (R) with Takeover Manager David

Jemma and Sam from The Nameless Girl (, headliners for both Bicton Fest and Oxjam Exeter Takeover 2013, stopped by the Oxjam stall for a quick chat (and a bit of cake!). Jem from the band said “It was an awesome crowd and an amazing location to play. We loved it!” The Nameless Girl will be headlining a stage at the Oxjam Exeter Takeover so keep an eye out on our website for more details.


Marketing Assistant Sophie, TM David & Business Liaison/Fundraiser Maddy

As the evening drew on volunteer team 2 took over for the evening shift, suitably attired (!) as the temperature dropped. On the main stage The Breaks Collective ( smashed it out of the park with their innovative mix of beats and breaks. At the acoustic stage Celine Dos Santos kept the atmosphere buzzing with her incredible voice, supported off stage by husband Adam Isaac.


Pyramid Coffee ( and Bicton College

Sadly our neighbour and new bestie Dave the Ice Cream Man had to leave ( but the crowds gathered in the acoustic marquee for Vince Freeman and the final act Sound of the Sirens (, two girls, two guitars and a great set with a mix of covers and original material which enthralled and enchanted the gathered crowds.

On the main stage Adam Isaac had an hour set and he wowed locals with his excellent set. Finally, Joey the Lips took to the stage, funking the night away.

Overall we were very impressed with the organisation, layout and of course the great standard of music from this year's Bicton Fest and we look forward to next year's event.

Oxjam Exeter Takeover Manager

Friday, 23 August 2013

Indie/ Rock Night at The Cavern

Photograph courtesy of Cecil Hatfield Photography 

Last Thursday we saw three amazing acts take to the stage at The Cavern for our first Indie/Rock night. The evening saw a great crowd and a real range of music tastes coming together for a fantastic evening of live music.

We saw performances from The Sherpas, an alternative rock band who were first to take to the stage warming the crowd up for a night of live music. Their new single Soiree was a real hit, with copies being sold to eager members of the audience.

Next up were the Raptours, a 5 piece Indie/Rock band who really livened things up for us all. Their stage presence and big choruses really got the crowd onto the dance floor with the days A level results celebrations getting into full swing.

Finally we had The beacons, an Exmouth based Indie/ Rock band bringing a fresh sound to the end of the evening, not leaving a single person seated for the last performance.

We all had a brilliant night, and it seems the audience enjoyed the music just as much as we did.
This was an Oxjam warm up event spreading awareness of the Oxjam Takeover weekend on the 19th and 20th October where we’ll bring you two whole days of live music across venues in Exeter.

Early bird tickets are now on sale for a limited time at only £5 here.
We’d like to thank everyone who came along to the evening, with special thanks to all the acts and The Cavern for hosting the night; it’s with your help that we’re raising money for Oxfam. To find out about some of the great causes your money will go towards go to:

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for the latest Oxjam news!