Archive for the ‘Billy Bragg News’ Category

The Young’uns review – an irresistible set from the folk group of the year – The Guardian

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The Guardian

The Young'uns review – an irresistible set from the folk group of the year
The Guardian
They opened with a big statement of intent: uplifting, soaring voices in a masterclass of harmony, based on an invigorating arrangement of Billy Bragg's Between the Wars. There are rousing shanties aplenty throughout (one in French) to get the senses ...
The Young'uns at Cecil Sharp House, NW1The Times (subscription)

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Picture from the past: Billy Bragg at Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion – Echo

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Echo

Picture from the past: Billy Bragg at Southend's Cliffs Pavilion
Echo
When Essex-born singing star and keen Labour supporter Billy Bragg appeared at the Cliffs Pavilion in April 1985, one of his guest was Labour MP Robin Cook. Mr Cook later became Foreign Secretary in Tony Blair's 1997 government.

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Musician Billy Bragg donates guitars to Bishopbriggs prison – Herald Scotland

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Herald Scotland

Musician Billy Bragg donates guitars to Bishopbriggs prison
Herald Scotland
Bragg tweeted a picture of an acoustic guitar to is 208,000 followers and said: "Just sent six of these box fresh beauties to Low Moss prison in Glasgow." Jail Guitar Doors was founded by Bragg in 2007 takes its name from the b-side of the Clash's 1978 ...

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Enter Shikari, Buzzcocks To Join Billy Bragg At Glastonbury’s Left Field – Stereoboard.com

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Stereoboard.com

Enter Shikari, Buzzcocks To Join Billy Bragg At Glastonbury's Left Field
Stereoboard.com
Billy Bragg will be joined by Enter Shikari and Buzzcocks for the Left Field stage at Glastonbury. Also set to appear are Martha, Thea Gilmore, Akala, Thee Faction, Sam Duckworth and the Brackets and 47 Soul. Announcing the line up, Bragg said: “This ...
Enter Shikari and Buzzcocks Confirmed For Left Field At GlastonburyXfm
Glastonbury announces Left Field Stage line-upGigwise

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‘Remembering Mountains’ a remarkable tribute to Karen Dalton – Los Angeles Times

Monday, May 25th, 2015

'Remembering Mountains' a remarkable tribute to Karen Dalton
Los Angeles Times
In that way, the project is kin to a similar one that turned unrecorded lyrics by Woody Guthrie into Wilco and Billy Bragg's "Mermaid Avenue," but that's where the similarities end. This is grim stuff — dark blues brought into the present and made ...

Glastonbury announces Left Field Stage line-up – Gigwise

Monday, May 25th, 2015

Gigwise

Glastonbury announces Left Field Stage line-up
Gigwise
The line-up for Glastonbury 2015 continues to grow, with Billy Bragg announcing, Enter Shikari, Buzzcocks, Sam Duckworth and many more. Debates, comedy, music, radical ideas, songwriting sessions and plenty of audience participation, the Left Field has ...

Another New England — in Crimea – Big Think (blog)

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Big Think (blog)

Another New England — in Crimea
Big Think (blog)
“I don't want to change the world”, sang Billy Bragg in the early 1980s, “I'm just looking for a New England.” Some nine centuries earlier, a similar thought must have crossed the mind of an obscure Saxon nobleman as he sailed away from his recently ...

Redesign My Brain 2: Todd Sampson explores an adrenaline junkie’s mind – Sydney Morning Herald

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Sydney Morning Herald

Redesign My Brain 2: Todd Sampson explores an adrenaline junkie's mind
Sydney Morning Herald
Four of the 11 episodes of Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery were filmed in Britain, with Zemiro driving Alan Davies, Matt Lucas, Jo Brand and Billy Bragg to scenes that will evoke childhood memories, but the first one involved taking Thorpe to Cronulla ...

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How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People’s Republic of Frome – The Guardian

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

The Guardian

How Flatpack Democracy beat the old parties in the People's Republic of Frome
The Guardian
On 7 May, a small Somerset town voted against traditional party politics and gave a coalition of independents control of all 17 seats on its council. As the crucible of 'flatpack democracy', Frome is leading a small-scale political revolution – and it ...

Britain’s Got Talent’s Lorraine Bowen ‘has toured with Billy Bragg’ – Daily Mail

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Daily Mail

Britain's Got Talent's Lorraine Bowen 'has toured with Billy Bragg'
Daily Mail
She played backing piano for Billy Bragg back in 1988 and has performed on small stages at festivals and other minor venues.' Bragg tweeted hours after the show was broadcast: 'Congratulations to my old mate Lorraine Bowen who has just won through to ...
Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist has toured with Billy Bragg and released ...Mirror.co.uk
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Golden Buzzer act Lorraine Bowen 'ordered' to ...Metro
Revealed: The secret life of Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist and Crumble ...Now Magazine Online
Telly Mix
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Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist has toured with Billy Bragg and released … – Mirror.co.uk

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Mirror.co.uk

Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist has toured with Billy Bragg and released ...
Mirror.co.uk
The quirky music teacher who stormed into the Britain's Got Talent semi-finals is really a seasoned performer who has released five CDs and toured with Billy Bragg. On Saturday's show, Lorraine Bowen was asked by Amanda Holden if she had a “normal job” ...
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Lorraine Bowen in trouble with producersTelly Mix

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Album Review: Anti-Flag – American Spring – Consequence of Sound

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Consequence of Sound

Album Review: Anti-Flag – American Spring
Consequence of Sound
“Brandenburg Gate”, featuring Rancid's Tim Armstrong on guest vocals, might have the messy fingerprints of the Clash and Billy Bragg all over it, but it's easily the record's poppiest, most infectious tune. American Spring shows Anti-Flag can still put ...

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Britain’s Got Talent’s Lorraine Bowen is friends with Billy Bragg – Radio Times

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Radio Times

Britain's Got Talent's Lorraine Bowen is friends with Billy Bragg
Radio Times
After starting out on her musical career with 80s band The Dinner Ladies, she was then spotted by Bragg. "Billy Bragg auditioned Lorraine for his 1988 WORKERS PLAYTIME album tour," the bio explains, "replacing full time pianist/backing vocalist Cara ...

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Britain’s Got Talent’s Lorranie Bowen is friends with Billy Bragg – Radio Times

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Radio Times

Britain's Got Talent's Lorranie Bowen is friends with Billy Bragg
Radio Times
"Billy Bragg auditioned Lorraine for his 1988 WORKERS PLAYTIME album tour," the bio explains, "replacing full time pianist/backing vocalist Cara Tivey on her maternity leave. Miraculously she got the job and set off around the UK and Europe at the ...
Britain's Got Talent 2015 Here's what we know about unlikely 'Golden Buzzer ...Metro
Britain may have Got Talent but it does not understand comedy – The truth ...Unreality TV
Britain's Got Talent: Who is Lorraine Bowen?What's On TV

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Britain’s Got Talent 2015 Here’s what we know about unlikely ‘Golden Buzzer … – Metro

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Metro

Britain's Got Talent 2015 Here's what we know about unlikely 'Golden Buzzer ...
Metro
1 Lorraine, who is 53 and hails from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, already has a loyal following thanks to her one-woman show The Lorraine Bowen Experience – which she began in 1990 following some persuasion from singer Billy Bragg (whom she ...

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Fame is often fleeting, but we’ll always have Paris – The National

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The National

Fame is often fleeting, but we'll always have Paris
The National
It's been my privilege to have had some fascinating conversations with Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof about the craft of journalism, Glenn Frey of The Eagles about parenthood, left-leaning singer-songwriter Billy Bragg about pop and politics, and a ...

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell together again – The Guardian

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The Guardian

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell together again
The Guardian
Crowell likened the experience of recording with Harris again to 'falling off a log.” The Traveling Kind was recorded with their Glory Band, which is comprised of Steuart Smith and Billy Payne. Joe Henry (Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann) served ...

How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age? – Music Ally (blog)

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Music Ally (blog)

How can labels reinvent music marketing for the streaming age?
Music Ally (blog)
Andrews agreed that attitudes can vary: Billy Bragg and The Prodigy have “really embraced streaming” for example, on Cooking Vinyl's roster. “But some people don't. I've spent months sometimes sat in rooms with managers who just don't get it. Some ...

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Music Festivals 2015: Our guide to family-friendly festivals, from Camp … – The Independent

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Independent

Music Festivals 2015: Our guide to family-friendly festivals, from Camp ...
The Independent
Billy Bragg, The Unthanks and The Pictish Trail will play this cute festival, which boasts 8 tonnes of playsand, milk-warming equipment, a sports field and a cardboard box city. The price: Adults £119; 6- to 11-year olds £35; 3- to 5-year-olds £5 ...

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10 songs to play to children to teach them about life – The Guardian

Friday, May 15th, 2015

The Guardian

10 songs to play to children to teach them about life
The Guardian
Seventy years later, Billy Bragg borrowed the title, but changed the tune (to that of Battle Cry of Freedom) and rewrote the lyrics for this impassioned appeal to workers to stand together for their collective rights. “Money speaks for money,” he sings ...

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Best folk duo award nominees O’Holley & Tidow to sing at The Fishpond … – Derbyshire Times

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Derbyshire Times

Best folk duo award nominees O'Holley & Tidow to sing at The Fishpond ...
Derbyshire Times
Their claims to fame include receiving a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play at Glastonbury while their groundbreaking album The Hum won a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award. Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow are regarded as the lionhearted ...

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Mountain Stage After Midnight: Billy Bragg, Joe Pug, Amy Speace – West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Mountain Stage After Midnight: Billy Bragg, Joe Pug, Amy Speace
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
It's National Pizza Party Day this weekend (seriously), so why not grab a pie, a pal and a Pug (acoustic rocker Joe Pug, to be exact) for Mountain Stage After Midnight. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public ...

Game 34: Red Sox at Athletics – Boston Globe (subscription)

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Boston Globe (subscription)

Game 34: Red Sox at Athletics
Boston Globe (subscription)
... eight innings. … Dustin Pedroia has hit safely in 14 of the last 15 games and has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games. … Sox pitching on the road trip: 44 innings, 54 hits, 30 earned runs. Song of the Day: “California Stars” by Billy ...

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Thea Gilmore and Martin Harley head up this week’s North East gigs to look … – ChronicleLive

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

ChronicleLive

Thea Gilmore and Martin Harley head up this week's North East gigs to look ...
ChronicleLive
Gilmore and Joan Baez have a friendship dating back to 2004 (when the latter invited Thea to tour with her) and the pair duet on Inch By Inch from the new record. Billy Bragg (on My Voice), John Cooper Clarke, King Creosote, Joan As Policewoman and ...

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews – Bath Chronicle

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Bath Chronicle

Kevin Bryan's record reviews
Bath Chronicle
... Gillmore's career to date draws on a captivating blend of new songs, re-vamped oldies and bona fide back catalogue gems, underpinned by guest appearances from luminaries such as Joan Baez , Billy Bragg and veteran punk poet John Cooper Clarke.

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