The Undercover Hippy + The Whippet Beans, Summer Closing Party

Aug 05 2018 14:27 - 16:27

Cobalt Studios, 10 Boyd St, NE2 1AP Newcastle upon Tyne



“Politically charged reggae that sticks two fingers up to the powers that be” Fresh on The Net, Christopher McBride


“Insanely infectious” **** (Truth & Fiction album review)
Liverpool Sound & Vision

The perfect pairing for our last gig before we close our doors and rest up until Sept. They played here before and those of you that came will know the dancing that this music inspires.

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 Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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.

Renowned for the electric atmosphere of their live shows, Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, and many more. As their last album Monkey Suit, released in late 2014, continues to clock up over a million streams and sales, the band have been touring relentlessly, with over 80 shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe each year. Highlights have included headlining alongside The Cat Empire, Grandmaster Flash and The Skints at Eden Festival in Scotland, playing to 1000’s of festival goers at Buskers Bern in Austria, and making a much anticipated debut appearance to a 2000 strong crowd at Boomtown Fair near Winchester.

And local legends party band extraordinaire The Whippet Beans barely require an intro ......

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