Jimmy Webb 17:04:2015

Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne An evening of songs and stories in the company of one of popular music’s most revered songwriters was hardly likely to disappoint – and so it was with Jimmy Webb’s very welcome Wimborne debut. This is a show those in the know would gladly travel no small distance to see and it’s Read More…

Billy Bragg – Tooth & Nail (2013)

It’s nearly five years since Billy Bragg’s last album, 2008’s Mr Love and Justice, and much has changed. The flag above Downing Street has changed hue, the banks don’t even pretend to be on our side anymore, public sector pensions are now worth as little as those in the private sector, British forces are out Read More…

Billy Bragg 2013

He’s been the Milkman of Human Kindness and a Victim of Geography, now Billy Bragg is back with a new album, a new beard and a new role – the Sherpa of Heartbreak. For all his protest singing, Billy Bragg has always been as much about the personal as the political. “I don’t want to Read More…

Camp Bestival 2011

Lulworth Castle, 28-31 July In a crash course for the ravers, Primal Scream went hell-for-leather to recreate the heady rush of the early 90s by tackling their Screamadelia opus (almost) in its entirety. That they did so as part of Britain’s most polite festival experience says much about what has happened to the chemical generation. Read More…

Billy Bragg 12:12:2010

O2 Academy, Bournemouth BY his own admission on Sunday night, Billy Bragg is a half full kinda guy. Which is good news really as, with half the nation at home watching the craven Cowell anoint a poor karaoke singer the winner of X-Factor, the Bard of Burton Bradstock shares a new Christmas song, We’re Following Read More…

Billy Bragg 2010

SATURDAY afternoon in November in a quaint Dorchester tearoom and Billy Bragg is as hungry as ever – for music, for politics, for love and justice… and cake. Between mouthfuls of a rich fruit number and sips of tea he’s looking to the future, making sense of the past and finding his way through the digital Read More…