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Billy Bragg

Thursday 21st Oct 2021

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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.

The Sage

St Marys Square
Gatehead Quays
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 2YR

Website

https://www.thesagegateshead.org

Telephone

0191 443 4661