Billy Bragg Will be Solid Gold at the Uni
By Rob Nichols
Monday 12 Sep 2011 09:05:00
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Big news as Billy Bragg will be playing at Teesside University in November in a massive scoop for The Kids Are Solid Gold and Cosmos and for his many fans on Teesside. Can’t wait.

 

TKASG & Cosmos in association with CODA proudly present

LEFT FIELD IN MOTION tour with

BILLY BRAGG, THE KING BLUES and SOUND OF RUM

Wednesday 16 November 2011, 7.30pm

Tickets £13 Adv / £15 Door (on sale at 9.00am Tuesday 13th Sept 2011)

Ages 18+

The Hub

Teesside University Student's Union

Southfield Road

Middlesbrough

TS1 3BA

www.thekidsaresolidgold.co.uk

http://www.utsu.org.uk/

 

Box Office: 08444 771 000

Ticket outlets: Ticketweb, Seetickets, Teesside University, Steven James Guitars, Ack! Ack! Ack! Records.

 

I’m trying to work out just when it was but I was very fortunate to be selected with my band Shrug as one of two support bands to Billy Bragg when he played at Thornaby Pavillion. Oh it must be something like 1988 or 1989. Too long ago to recall the date exactly but it was part of a Red Wedge tour and initiative. Billy Bragg was very active in this music and politics youth movement at the time. They came to town to help us out with our then chronic shortage of music venues. They brought council politicians and council officers together with us music makers based at Studio 64 to try to thrash out a solution in an area starved of permanent smaller sized music venues.

 

What else do I remember? Billy Bragg insisting on playing football in the Pav before playing his gig. Oh and I also remember buying several model planes with wind up elastic band propellers and releasing them into the crowd during our set. And more to the point that Billy Bragg was quite superb and songs like New England really stood out live and unaccompanied. The man has real presence to go with his lyrical quality and delivery.

 

THE KIDS ARE SOLID GOLD - AUTUMN LISTINGS

 

FRI 23 SEPT - TREETOP FLYERS + CHASED BY WOLVES + CAVE PAINTING + LAKE POETS @ Westgarth SC £6 Adv

SAT 24 SEPT - TREETOP FLYERS + CATTLE & CANE + CAVE PAINTING + LAKE POETS @ Cumberland Arms, Newcastle £6 Adv

FRI 7 OCT - RODDY WOOMBLE + RACHEL SERMANNI + THE WOVEN PROJECT @ Georgian Theatre, Stockton £14 Adv

 

SAT 8 OCT - THE CROOKES + Support @ Cluny 2, Newcastle £7 Adv

FRI 14 OCT - CATTLE & CANE + SAM AIREY (Special Guest) + Support @ Westgarth SC, Middlesbrough £8 Adv ***SOLD OUT***

SAT 15 OCT - BUTCHER BOY + O'MESSY LIFE + BY TOUTATIS! @ Westgarth SC, Middlesbrough £8 Adv

 

FRI 21 OCT - IMPERIAL LEISURE + MIKE ONLY (ex King Blues) + JIMMY BULLET & THE BABYSHAKERS @ Westgarth SC £8 Adv

WED 26 OCT - OTHER LIVES + Support @ Westgarth SC, Middlesbrough £8 Adv

FRI 28 OCT - SINGING ADAMS + Support @ Cluny 2, Newcastle £7 Adv

TUES 1 NOV - KING CREOSOTE + KID CANAVERAL @ Cluny, Newcastle £10 Adv

FRI 11 NOV - SISKIYOU + THE BROKEN BROADCAST + Support @ Westgarth SC, Middlesbrough £8 Adv

 

WED 16 NOV - BILLY BRAGG + THE KING BLUES + THE SOUND OF RUM @ Teesside University SU, Middlesbrough £13 Adv

SAT 19 NOV - KARINE POLWART + ELAINE PALMER @ Westgarth SC £14 Adv

FRI 25 NOV - CURTIS ELLER + BOB FISCHER @ Sun Inn, Stockton £9 Adv



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