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Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg

Influential singer-songwriter and activist, also christened as "The Bard From Barking".

His early albums were raw, solo works of just Bragg and trademark electric guitar, released on Go Discs and containing classics such as "From A Vauxhall Velox", "A New England", "St Swithin's Day" and "Levi Stubbs' Tears".

From the mid-80s onwards, he had a clutch of crossover hits including the single "Sexuality" in 1991.

He released his debut album, "Life's a Riot with Spy vs Spy" in 1983, followed by: "Brewing Up with Billy Bragg" (1984), "Talking with the Taxman About Poetry" (1986), "Workers Playtime" (1988), "The Internationale" (1990), "Don't Try This at Home" (1991), "William Bloke" (1996), "England, Half-English" (2002), "Mr Love & Justice" (2008), plus 2013's: "Tooth & Nail".

He now records using occasional backing-band The Blokes.

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Dundee
Barrowland Ballroom
Glasgow
The Philharmonic Hall
Liverpool
New Theatre
Oxford
Symphony Hall
Birmingham
St David's Hall
Cardiff
O2 Guildhall
Southampton
Ulster Hall
Belfast
Vicar Street
Dublin
Black Box Theatre
Galway
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Reading
Great Hall (Exeter University)
Exeter
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