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Listings for March 20th, 2015

APPEARING ON Friday, March 20th, 2015

The Undercover Hippy [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 Thereafter

advanced tickets available from seetickets.com*


Undercover Hippy 1

Billy Rowan, (The Undercover Hippy), is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together acoustic guitar, soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. Since then he has teamed up with some of the best musicians on the circuit, and now plays with a 7 piece band, bringing together fiddle, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Plan B meets The Cat Empire… on a protest march… at the Edinburgh Fringe.

From starting out 5 years ago playing in festival cafes for a free meal, Billy and his band of back-street groove pushers now perform to sell-out crowds at some of the UK’s best festivals and venues. Highlights for 2012 included performing on the main stage after Mr Motivator (!) at Scotland’s Eden Festival, and headlining at the amazing Beatherder Festival.

Billy has self-released one album and one E.P. under the name “The Undercover Hippy”, both to critical acclaim, as well as a single release in Germany on Agogo Records. He is currently hard at work recording his first full length album under his own name, due for release in summer 2013.

Hear examples of the music and watch live videos at: www.BillyRowan.co.uk/biog

“This is about as real as music gets!” ~ BBC Introducing


*Entry is free before 9pm & £4 after. These tickets are designed to guarantee entry after 9 should the venue be at capacity. No refund will be given to early arrivals. For more information please visit our website www.telfordswarehouse.com or call us on 01244 390 090

Please note the event begins at 21:00 with support from local DJ’s. Live music begins at 22:00.