Tag Archive: working class music festival

Oct 18

Working Class Life & Music Festival: Newsflash


You’ll be pleased to know that the Working Class Life & Music Festival will be taking place next year bigger and better than ever. Now a city-wide event with the city’s leading arts and cultural organisations lining up in support, it will be a unique celebration of the lives and experiences of everyday people spanning …

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Oct 17

Journeys Count More Than Goals

Journeys Not Goals

I tend to think in terms of goals. Stuff I want to achieve. Not necessarily just personal goals, but the social goals too. So I’ll invent the idea of AFC Liverpool then make it happen. Or I’ll invent the idea of the Working Class Music Festival and then make that happen. Or I’ll decide I …

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Sep 22

New Album Review: 4 Stars in R2 Magazine


The new album We Can Make The World Stop has just been reviewed in the current edition of influential national music magazine R2 (formerly known as Rock N Reel). Reviewer Eddie Cooney gave it a whopping four stars (woohoo!) and said some rather nice things about it too. Describing me as “an incurable champion of …

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Sep 17

So The Festival Is Over

I can barely believe it. The Liverpool Working Class Music Festival 2009 is now officially over. What an amazing four days we had though!! Chumbawamba were great last night to finish us off. Tracey was superb. And Attila was sidesplittingly funny. You have to see his Swine Flu Rap. Thanks to all the performers over …

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Sep 15

Working Class Music Festival

I’ve got a spare two minutes so thought I’d update everyone on where I’m up to. Sorry for being so neglectful but if you’ve ever seen one of those blue arsed flies from the proverbs, I’ve been impersonating one. The Liverpool Working Class Music Festival is in full swing. Sunday saw Roy Bailey, Leon Rosselson …

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Sep 04

Doh! You Missed It Didn’t Ya


You went and missed the one hour special on me last night on Radio Merseyside’s Folkscene didn’t ya? Hehehe. I knew you would. Well not to worry. It repeated next Tuesday at 9pm, or you can listen straight away on the BBCs Listen Again feature. P.S. Also tune into last week’s show at their Listen …

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Aug 26

The Heart And Soul Of Liverpool


Leafing through the pages of the Metro newspaper today on the train, I saw my ugly mug staring out at me – alongside a review of my new album, We Can Make The World Stop. The review was written by the Metro’s Ben East, and since I can’t link to an online version, I’ll repeat …

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Aug 13

Under The Pavement Radio

Listen in to All FM tonight (Thu) from 10.45pm to the Under The Pavement show. I’ll be discussing my forthcoming album We Can Make The World Stop, and also the Liverpool Working Class Music Festival that takes place in September. Those in Manchester can tune in to 96.9FM. Everyone else can listen online at http://www.allfm.org/ …

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Aug 07

Billy Butler Beckons


Ahhh, don’t you love it when you can write a headline just filled with alliteration. Good old Billy Butler. And even moreso because he has invited me onto his show tomorrow morning (Saturday 8 August) to talk about my Working Class Music Festival. I’ll be on at 11 (just after the news) on BBC Radio …

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May 21

Billy Bragg Special Offer

For those who’ve not booked your tickets yet to see me play support to Billy Bragg, there’s a special offer on. The good folks at the WoW festival just sent me this so I’m passing it on to you. £10 tickets now available for Billy Bragg playing at the Picket on Friday 22nd. Quote ‘WoW’ …

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