Saturday 28th Nov, 8:00 pm
After 12 studio albums, seven compilations, two box sets, and countless tours across countless international borders, the elder statesman of today refuses to slip into the dotage of self-parody. In his fifties, neither the fight nor the fight songs have left Billy Bragg. Orator, entertainer, rabble-rouser, negotiator, pamphleteer, the fabled 'big-nosed bard from Barking', Billy Bragg mixes protest songs with declarations of love. This is his first visit to the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have him. Support is provided by singer/songwriter Duke Special.
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Wednesday 2nd Dec, 7:30 pm
Now back to their acoustic roots, The Wiyos, Americana band from Brooklyn, have played Celtic Connections and Shetland Folk Festivals and appeared at The Barbican Theatre in London with Seasick Steve in an American roots music show that the BBC televised. Renowned as one of the most entertaining bands on the circuit, Bob Dylan invited them to open the show when he went out on a tour of US baseball stadiums. Seasick Steve's a fan and encourages everyone to"be in for a surprise"when they see the band perform live.
"Not to be missed" The Herald
to buy tickets online (10% booking fee) click here Please note that the online ticket listing shows the doors time prominently (half an hour before the start time of 7.30pm)
to see a Wiyos video click here
Price: £12 / £10 concs, £8 U16s (concessions)
Sunday 27th Dec, 7:00 pm
Singer/Songwriter Elizabeth Rogers teams up with American world/jazz cellist Eugene Friesen in a special concert featuring original songs and innovative instrumentals. Elizabeth Rogers, a former resident of the Findhorn Community, has released two CDs of her original songs to unanimous acclaim in the UK and USA. Eugene Friesen, long-time cellist with the multi Grammy Award-winning Paul Winter Consort, uses the cello in surprising ways as a lead and accompanying instrument. Rogers and Friesen create musical magic that speaks to the heart.
Price: £12 / £10 (concessions)
Friday 5th Feb, 8:00 pm
Rich Hall is the star of the critically acclaimed BBC 4 documentaries 'Rich Hall's Continental Drifters', 'Rich Hall's The Dirty South'' and 'How The West Was Lost'. His critically acclaimed grouchy, deadpan style has established him as a master of absurdist irony and the king of rapid-fire wit. The award-winning Montana native renowned for his expertly crafted tirades and quick fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences saddles up and hitches his wagon to tour the British Isles once again. Perrier (Edinburgh Comedy Festival) Award and Barry (Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Award winner Hall has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits with his common sense, and he is no less harsh to his homeland.
"As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show" — Scotland On Sunday
£1 booking fee at the Phoenix and 10% online