Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance.
It offers an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting.
Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.
The music is best described as politically driven acoustic roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. Exactly what we all need this summer!
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods”Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
“A solemn reminder that even the most powerful are fallible” Record of The WeekCamden New Journal
“The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music”ClunkMag Review
Billy plays solo
He is based in Bristol