Dub Pistols interview: it’s no secret that I liked to party and still do

Dub Pistols interview: it’s no secret that I liked to party and still do


Henry Lewis caught up with Dub Pistol’s legendary party starter Barry Ashworth for skiddle.com, to find out how he keeps the energy high as his group celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Read the full, no holds barred interview here on Skiddle.com

Soho Radio

Soho Radio

13316994_10209853711926190_2623245912612802782_oDub Pistols monthly show on Soho Radio is now up online for you to listen back to , London Calling is “Barry Ashworth’s monthly show that goes out on the second week of each month, Tuesday nights from 6pm -8pm.
Packed with great music and special guest DJ mixes. This month joining Barry in the studio was Mc Profit talking about his new album “True Colours” and special guest DJ mixes from Mexico’s finest Junglist “Isaac Maya” and Reggae mash up king J-Star both dropping killer mixes.
So turn on tune in and drop out


DUB PISTOLS Nominated for 2 awards

DUB PISTOLS Nominated for 2 awards

bob_logoIts been an amazing year for the Dub Pistols which has seen them play sell out shows and festivals around the world and now to top that off they have been nominated for 2 awards.
The bands leader “Barry Ashworth” has been nominated by DJ Magazine for it’s “Best of British” awards in it’s “Soldier of the scene” category in recognition for his work promoting electronic music around the world for over 30 years, please show your support and vote using the link below


The Band have also been nominated for a Bass Music Award in the best video performance category,


The Dub Pistols – What Could Possibly Go Wrong

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Please help raise the final funding of £7500 required to complete and release the Dub Pistols documentary “What Could Possibly Go Wrong”.
‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong’ is a documentary that charts The Dub Pistols’ extraordinary journey from chancers to hot property to epic f**k-ups to unlikely triumphs…

Led by indefatigable south-Londoner Barry Ashworth, The Dub Pistols have lived every rock ’n’ roll cliche more vividly, knowingly and hilariously than almost any other British band. They’ve burned through record labels, band members, and hundreds of thousands of pounds with their almost heroic devotion to hedonism. Yet they have worked with heroes like The Specials, Busta Rhymes, Horace Andy, Madness and Gregory Isaacs, and have recently released their best album to date – ’The Return Of The Pistoleros’ out now on Sunday Best Recordings. And, after surviving 19 years, The Dub Pistols are busier than ever, having reinvented themselves as the ultimate Festival band, the go-to act to get a big crowd dancing.

“What Could Possibly Go Wrong, is about everything that’s ever happened to us, all the ups and downs, the victories and disasters,” says Barry. “I call us the most successful unsuccessful band of all time — and the hardest-working lazy b******s in the world. Sometimes I can’t believe we’re here, but we’ve survived and we’re doing better than ever.”

The finished documentary will be premiered in spring 2017.



Dub Pistols have been nominated for Best Video Performance at this years BMA Award, please show your support by voting using the link below


Bad Uncle Barry Beer

Bad Uncle Barry Beer

cfkSC5z1.jpg-largeThe Three Fiends Brewery have honoured dub pistols bad boy Barry Ashworth by bring out a brew in his honour . “Bad Uncle Barry” has already won a gold Camara award and is now available to buy online and will also be available at selected venues on the bands UK tour


We Love Beer

‘Forever Fiends’, they said, as they raised their glasses of rancid, foul-stenching ale. ‘How can thee forever be my fiend when thee buys be nowt but rancid, foul-stenching ale?’, asked one fiend. ‘Aye, fair point’, responded t’others. So they decided to take off their flat caps and do summit abart it.

Arned wi’ usual Yorkshire ingredients of a positive attitude, elbow grease and good honest hard graft – plus t’other ingredients for making ale – they went abart brewin’ up some magic and not just from their backsides this time. T’ingredients came together, helped along by their fiendship, and thee is now drinkin’ t’result.

Three Fiends sixth core beer called “Bad Uncle Barry” is being keenly awaited by ale enthusiasts who follow one of Huddersfield’s newest breweries. BUB is a 4.2% West Coast Pale Ale which is revitalising beer and fully loaded with hop-bursting flavours.

Beers named by Three Fiends always have a fiendish or a fiendship theme and we are delighted to produce our newest beer in collaboration with Barry Ashworth from Dub Pistols. For those who do not know Barry then he is bad – very bad. As Three Fiends, we are big fans of Dub Pistols and we could not be more delighted to have produced one of our best beers to date in the name of a musical legend.

To fiendship…. We like beer. We like good beer. We brew beer we want to drink and want our friends to drink. We hope you enjoy drinking it with your fiends too.

Order yours online here http://thebeershack.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Bad+Uncle+Barry

London Calling

13403864_10154154902733326_558024958332391718_oBarry Ashworth returned to Soho Radio on Tuesday evening for his monthly “London Calling” show.
Joing him in the mix were funk legends “Fort Knox Five” and up and coming reggae DJ Capitol 1212
Also feat on the show the was new music from DJ Vadim, Flex, 2 Bad Mice and much more
You can now listen back online, just click on the link below


Dub Pistols In Australia

Dub Pistols In Australia

14729262_1121712404579013_5100581451821538157_nDub Pistols Sound system feat DJ Barry Ashworth & Mc Seanie Tee are set to return to Australia later this year to perform at The Pleasure Garden Festival in Melbourne.

There is a new festival on the scene! Coming to St. Kilda, Melbourne this December, The Pleasure Garden will be like nothing you have ever seen before. An immersive, creative music and arts experience that has all the ingredients to become the premier arts and music event in Australia.
In its inaugural year The Pleasure Garden’s first announcement of artists includes The Cat Empire,Dub Pistols, The OPIUO Band, The Correspondents, Tash Sultana, Spoonbill, Dub Fx, Jakubi, Mista Savona, Boogs, Steve Ward and KODIAK KID. With many more to be announced.

Reminiscent of established UK festivals such as Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Boomtown Fair, Melbourne’s Pleasure Garden will be the first offering of its kind in Australia.
A diverse and unique musical programme, mischievous roving theatrical performances, inspiring art installations and large, themed stages. All set to a backdrop of picturesque parkland, complete with lush green lawns and shady Palm trees to relax under. An event filled with colour, movement, eye-catching
décor and art, carnival rides, and boutique cocktail and food options. Dedicated to creating nothing less than an extraordinary experience for the punter, The Pleasure Garden festival directors, are also excited to announce that the music will be delivered through the state of the art Funktion One Vero PA system. They are also utilising technology that will allow pre-emptive 3D soundmodelling and mapping, as well as delay towers and multiple speaker stacks to ensure the sound is delivered in its highest quality to the festival goer. This, plus rearfacing, noise cancelling sub arrays at the back of speakers and integrated acoustic paneling mean less noise spill and more volume on the dance floor!


The Cat Empire

Dub Pistols Sound System

The Opiuo Band

Blue King Brown

Tash Sultana

The Correspondents

Dub FX




Mista Savona

The Chicken Brothers

JPS (Jerry Poon / The Operatives)

Steve Ward


Mortisville and Friends


Kodiak Kid

With more to be announced


Saturday 10th December

Catani Gardens, St Kilda Foreshore Melbourne, Victoria

Gardening Enthusiast Tickets Available For $115 Until November 12th thepleasuregarden.com.au


Latest Colour Added to T-Shirt range

Latest Colour Added to T-Shirt range

Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 17.57.45We have added baby blue Skulls T-shirts to our Merch range, if your feeling the vibe head over to our online store and bag yourself one, they are limited edition so get yours before they go

Free Download

Free Download

A_nightprowl_FREAKY_WAYS_DP_RMX_2400pxDub Pistols have recently been on remix duty for breaks producer Jason Laidback, the track “freaky Ways” feat simm is now available as a free download, just following the link and the track is yours