Tag: Billy Bragg

Festival: Wychwood Festival Add The Strypes, Cabbage, InHeaven & Arron Keylock

Wychwood Festival, held at Cheltenham Racecourse, announce that The Strypes will be taking to their main-stage. The four-piece Irish rock band started playing together before they were even teenagers, relentlessly gigging around Ireland and quickly becoming the hottest ticket in any town. Taking inspiration from the likes of Elvis Costello, The Stones, The Jam and many more, The Strypes will be debuting their no-nonsense blues repertoire to festival-goers.  Joining them will be ‘Ones to Watch’ InHeaven echoing the sounds of 90’s grunge as well as debuting tracks such as ‘Regeneration’ and ‘Treats’. BBC Radio 6 Music’s resident poet Murray Lachlan Young will also be on-site with loaded with poem’s on hugely...

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Festival: Bearded Theory 2016.

Award winning family-friendly festival BEARDED THEORY has announced the event dates, details and first set of artist bookings for 2016’s event. Taking place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th May 2016 in the fabulous surroundings of South Derbyshire’s Catton Hall, and with undoubtedly the strongest line-up in their 9-year history, 2016 is already set to be a vintage year. Friday night’s headliners are the massively popular Folk-Rock festival specialists, Levellers. Returning to Bearded Theory after their triumphant performance closing the festival in 2013, they will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the weekend. From Billy Bragg, Killing Joke...

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Interview: Billy Bragg & Frank Turner. Shelter From The Storm.

Two powerful voices in protest music took to the London streets on 17 December for a lunchtime busk in aid of homeless charity Shelter. Billy Bragg and Frank Turner share a few things in common – a punk past, a guitar almost constantly slung over their shoulder and a bucketful of rousing, self-penned songs. The fit seems perfect for a pre-Christmas singalong to help raise money and awareness for a very worthwhile cause in a two-part fundraiser, with the free busk followed by a gig at Wilton’s Music Hall the next night. Just before the busking session, Billy and...

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Video: Billy Bragg. Handyman Blues.

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/2YmHtISRcz0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Johnny Vegas has directed and appeared in a video for Billy Bragg’s new single ‘Handyman Blues’ (released July 15 on Cooking Vinyl) with an all-star cast of comedians and actors who are Billy Bragg fans.  Johnny, a lifelong fan of Billy’s songs, recently sought out the ‘The Bard Of Barking’ for help with some music for a drama he was directing called ‘Ragged’, featuring Ricky Tomlinson. As a thank you, Johnny offered to make a video of the song he loved on Bragg’s new CD ‘Tooth & Nail’.  In the song ‘Handyman Blues’,...

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