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The Undercover Hippy

  • Cobalt Studios Ltd 10-16 Boyd Street Newcastle upon Tyne, England, NE2 1AP United Kingdom (map)

“Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap.”
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods”
Tom Robinson, BBC6Music

Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer-songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled MC. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. 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 in this respect the new album does not disappoint. Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, this album once again takes you on a roller-coaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.

Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to.

Think Nattymeets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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