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English alternative rock sensation, Billy Bragg is known to combine elements of punk rock, protest songs and folk music and play them along with lyrical content regarding romantic or political themes. With a music career stretching over thirty years, the artist has conquered quite a load of success with twelve studio albums including Mermaid Avenue: Complete Sessions with Wilco, Pressure Drop, Mr. Love & Justice, England, Half English with the Blokes, Mermaid Avenue, Mermaid Avenue Vol. II with Wilco, Bloke on Bloke, William Bloke, The Internationale, Workers Playtime, Talking with a taxman about Poetry, Liife’s a Riot alongside Spy Vs Spy, and Don’t Try It at Home, among which the last four recorded silver and gold. His hit singles that have appeared on US Modern Rock Track and UK Singles charts include Never Buy the Sun, The Beach is Free, I Keep Faith, We Laughed, Take Down Union Jack, St Monday, The Boy Done Good, Way Over Yonder with the Minor Key, She Came Along with Me, Upfield, Accident Waiting to Happen, You Woke Up The Neighborhood, Sexuality, Won’t Talk About It, She’s Got The New Spell, Waiting for Great Leaps Forward, She’s Leaving Home, Greetings to a New Brunette, Levi Stubbs Tears, Days Like These and Between the Wars. In addition, he has release five live album and nine compilation albums, both of which have frenzied his fans equally well. The maestro’s rock spirited tunes blended with folk tinkles have made Billy Bragg tickets a real treat among rock music fans
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Billy Bragg founded the pub rock/ punk rock band Riff Raff in 1977, with which he toured across London’s clubs and pubs. The group issued a string of singles that did not receive any significant exposure at the time. Alongside, Bragg was also busy working in Barking’s Guy Norris Records, and for some reason became exceedingly disillusioned with his future in the music industry so that by May 1981 he recruited in the British Army where he was all set to head out for the Royal Irish Hussars of the Queen for the Royal Armored Corps. Following only three months there, he finally decided to return buying his way back home after clearing basic training.
Billy Bragg then started playing concerts frequently while making street performances alone all over London with only an electric guitar. At the time his roadie was Andy Kershaw, better known today as a BBC DJ. Bragg made a demo tape that initially did not receive much of a response from within the record industry. The young artist pretended to be a TV repair man to get inside Peter Jenner’s office, the A&R man of Charisma Records. The latter liked his music but could not sign him since his company was nearly bankrupt. He however, was offered to made more demos for a well-known music publisher, following which Jenner released a record for him. From then on Bragg was on his way to living his dream as a singer making his first record Life a Riot alongside Spy Vs. Spy in 1983, which recorded Gold-level sales while appearing on the thirtieth spot on UK charts.
Billy Bragg has played at various festivals over the years including Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival, which is held yearly to commemorate the memory of all those moved to Australia for creating a union the eighteenth century. Other festivals he has performed in include the Beautiful Days Festival of 2005 held in Devon, where the artist came together with English rock band the Levellers and performed a brief set of songs associated with or directly created by The Clash to celebrate the birthday of Joe Strummer; in 2012 he appeared at the Hay Literary Festival, where he played some of the Guthrie tunes that he made for Mermaid Avenue; and he also played on the Leftfield Stage on the Glastonbury Festival of 2010. Only lately in early 2013, he announced his plans to issue of yet another studio albums called Tooth and Nail, featuring eleven original songs, one of which is a Woody Guthrie cover while another was written specifically for Bush Theatre. Better even, get hold of Billy Bragg tickets and watch him perform his most recent songs.