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The Undercover Hippy

appearing at

Hairy Dog

Derby, Derbyshire

19:30 - 23:30

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The Undercover Hippy

Genre

Singer-Songwritter

Description

The Undercover Hippy is actually UK based singer-songwriter Billy Rowan.

After 7 years spent DJ’ing and MC’ing on the Drum & Bass circuit, Billy ditched the decks for a guitar and started out as a solo act in 2007. He now plays with a 5 piece band, bringing together, keys, drums, bass, congas and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show.

"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 Sound & Vision

Hairy Dog

Venue Type

Music Venue & Bar

Description

The Hairy Dog is the small music venue with a big sound in the heart of Derby.

We're bringing you the best of alternative music from the UK and overseas as well as supporting the local scene.

Since opening the doors in 2012 The Hairy Dog has become a favourite port of call on the UK touring circuit.

The Hairy Dog has made a name for itself having played host to bands such as Slaves, Sleaford Mods, The Blockheads, Cockney Rejects, Old Firm Casuals, UK Subs, Suburban Legends, Unearth, Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain and hundreds more.

2016 saw the opening of our new 400 capacity venue room, with an impressive new stage, p.a lighting rig, cloak room and most importantly our new bar. This area of the venue is now all on ground level to make access easier.

We have also refurbished our second stage in our upstairs room. With its own bar and dressing room, p.a lighting rig and new lower level stage this is a great 80 capacity space.

The main bar is open every day from 5pm all the way until 3am.

It has become a safe home for Derby's alternative culture and is always loud, lively and accommodating to all.

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY - Solo

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.

Becket Street,

Derby,

Derbyshire,

England,

DE1 1HT.


07446 845 555

Alcohol ServedSmoking AreaCovered Smoking AreaHeated Smoking Area

Admission Fee: £10 + booking fees

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