Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Political, spoken word, folk, rather catchy reggae beats, The Undercover Hippy was a huge success with his last performance at Blue Sky, and we’re very excited to have him back! Our busiest gig ever last time, make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, 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 Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.
“Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap”- Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
“About as real as music gets”- Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing
“truly electrifying… delivers big, weighty messages with an optimistic and entertaining light-heartedness”- On The Beat
“The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music”- ClunkMag
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods”- Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
“Insanely infectious” ****- Liverpool & Vision
Tickets £10 available directly from the Cafe, online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/454472 (10% admin fee applies) or on the door on the night.
Doors 7pm, Gig starts 8pm. BAR ONLY. NO FOOD SERVED