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Billy Bragg


Billy Bragg was born in 1957 - the year of peak skiffle - and made his musical debut during the punk rock explosion twenty years later. His experiences in 1977 offered him some insight into the DIY method of making music that was common to both genres. Talking to older musicians over the years, he came to realise the significance of the skiffle craze to the development of British rock. 
In 2017, Faber Social published his comprehensively researched book on the subject Roots, Radicals & Rockers: how skiffle changed the world, which sought to put the music of the first British teenagers into context in the cultural landscape of post-war, pre-Beatle Britain and tells the story of how the guitar was introduced to British pop music. 
A dedicated proselytizer for the skiffle revolution, Billy Bragg is currently celebrating 40 years since the release of his first record, Life’s A Riot with Spy vs Spy. 

24hr Garage Girls

Babel Brass

Beans On Toast

Bellah Mae

Big Child Man Child

Billy Bragg

Black Kat Boppers


Buffo's Wake


Caity Baser


Confidence Man

Craig David Presents TS5

Danielle May

Dick and Dom

East 17 Christmas Special

Ella Henderson

Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana

Etta Marcus


Fake Bush

Fat Tony

Flesh Tetris

Goldie Lookin Chain Legends Set

Grace Jones

Headmix Collective

Hedge Monkeys Skiffle Troupe

Hip Hop Karaoke

James Atkin (EMF)

Jemma Bolt

Kara Marni


Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Ladies of the Lawn

Laurel and Hardy Cabaret

Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

Marawa's Majorettes

Melanie C

Mister Maker & Utah Saints

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer

Mr Motivator

Mr Wilson's Second Liners

Nine Dead Mice

Old Time Sailors Club

Pacho Vibes System

Plastic Jeezus

Quinns Quinny Skiffle Group

Railroad Bill

Rhythm of the 90s

Sam Ryder

Sam Tompkins

Scouting For Girls

Sinful Maggie

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Stereo MC's

The Bootleg Beatles

The BoTS

The Cabarats

The Cuban Brothers

The Dolly Show

The Hedge Inspectors

The Kooks

The Longest Johns

The Mardlers

The Moonshine Sisters

The Stencil Pencils

The Sun Kings

The Transitions

The Twelve Sullivans

The United Stöats of America

The Vagaband

Thrill Collins

Town of Cats

Vote Pedro