The Oxjam Takeover 2011 was a great success!!
3 venues, 4 stages, £5!!
The Phoenix, The Golden Cross and Rosie Malones.

Please see below for some of the acts we had the pleasure of working with in 2011.


The Fighter Pilots
Down to earth Britrock sound ranging from full on rock
melodies to hard hitting melancholy songs.
The Fighter Pilots formed over the course of 2010 with John
 Rogers joining Jamie Blitz to work on some new material influenced by the great Britrock bands of the 90s and early 00s
 as well as drawing some of the sounds of American Post-Grunge and Vintage British Rock. Ben Cowell and Pooch joined them
at the end of the summer to finish the line up and The
Fighter Pilots was born. They are currently writing material
and recording for their debut EP. Watch this space.

The Ripps

In 2009 they were invited to support The Specials on their UK tour and were invited to play for the British Embassy in Kuwait in October 2009. 2010 saw the band furiously writing and perfecting the new line-up ready for recording. During summer 2010 they have had extensive play on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC television, and this year have had their music on Hollyoaks. They are releasing their long awaited follow up album in May 2012.

Johnny Concrete

Acoustic hip-pop looping artist from Coventry, performing original material. His debut album 'The Weekender' is available on iTunes.


Coventry Punks & Skins est. 1976. They have taken punk, reggae and combined them into one and have been doing so for the last 19 years, as they say “it’s all about the music”

Jay Serrao and The Juice

They are an independent London band that play Hard Rock. They formed to re-introduce originality and mysticism in an increasingly processed and manufactured music scene, the band has been very aptly described as ‘the immaculate concoction of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Rage Against The Machine’