Billy Bragg: One Step Forward. Two Steps Back

Date:Tue 26, Wed 27 & Thu 28 Nov
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1
Price:£27.50 adv

Billy Bragg returns to Cambridge to play three unique shows on consecutive nights as part of his "One Step Forward. Two Steps Back." 2019 tour.

 

  • TUE 26 NOV - Bragg’s current set, which ranges across his 35 year career.

  • WED 27 NOV - Songs from his first three albums: Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy (1983), Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984) and Talking with the Taxman about Poetry (1986).

  • THU 28 NOV -  Songs from his second three albums: Workers Playtime (1988), Don't Try This at Home (1991) and William Bloke (1996).

Don’t miss the orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled ‘Bard of Barking’, Billy Bragg, across three extraordinary evenings.

“a punkish musical sensibility…an invigorating polemic…”
Uncut

“Unquestionably our generation’s finest protest singer…Bragg’s needed more than ever…vital and indispensable.”  
Classic Pop

“…back to his most politically direct…it’s great to hear the fire in his belly once more.”
MOJO

“….an always inspiring singer-songwriter finding inspiration in the actions of others.”
Record Collector

“Political turmoil has regalvanised Billy Bragg…”
The Guardian/Observer

“A true legend of a singer-songwriter… Powerful as always….We need him now more than ever…”
Louder Than War

“This…state-of-the-world address does what one-time Bard of Barking has long excelled at, condensing the social and political tenor of the times into pithy and combative tunes.”  
Daily Mirror

“A British institution eschews nostalgia for vital, politicised songwriting… The real merits in this latest work lie in Bragg’s originality and ability to break down such high-concept politics into layman’s terms with an endearing sincerity.”
Clashmusic.com

Doors price T.B.C.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office, bar and doors open from 7pm.

All prices shown include booking fees.

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