Wed Oct 23 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

The Water Rats

328 Grays Inn Rd Kings Cross London WC1X 8BZ

£15.75

Ages 18+

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THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY: Drum and Bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being “like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods”, his music brings together powerful messages, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. 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.

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 the music clocks up over 3 million streams on Spotify, the band have been clocking up motorway miles, 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.
 

“Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap”
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods” Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
“Delivers big, weighty messages with an optimistic and entertaining light-heartedness” On The Beat (review of album launch)
“A powerful masterpiece… weaves together humour and shrewd political commentary to create a catchy, fun and renegade modern protest album that could not be more relevant” On The Beat (review of Truth & Fiction)
“The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music” ClunkMag Review
“Insanely infectious” **** (Truth & Fiction album review) Liverpool Sound & Vision
“Politically charged reggae that sticks two fingers up to the powers that be” Fresh on The Net, Christopher McBride
“His combination of catchy tunes, rhythmical vocal style, and socially aware (but often amusing) lyrics, is a recipe that is difficult to nail without seeming preachy or dull, but Rowan succeeds where many fail.” eGigs.co.uk

Green Note Presents... The Undercover Hippy

  • The Undercover Hippy

    The Undercover Hippy

    Political Rap

    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. 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.

    "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

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

    "Combining intelligent, amusing, and often politically charged lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire...on a protest march...at the Edinburgh Fringe" - Music Mafia

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The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

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TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com

Green Note Presents... The Undercover Hippy

Wed Oct 23 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

The Water Rats London
Green Note Presents... The Undercover Hippy

£15.75 Ages 18+

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY: Drum and Bass MC turned singer-songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. Described by Tom Robinson (BBC6Music) as being “like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest and The Sleaford Mods”, his music brings together powerful messages, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. 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.

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 the music clocks up over 3 million streams on Spotify, the band have been clocking up motorway miles, 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.
 

“Beautifully produced agitprop reggae flavoured rap”
“Like the love-child of Steel Pulse, Kate Tempest, and The Sleaford Mods” Tom Robinson, BBC6Music
“Delivers big, weighty messages with an optimistic and entertaining light-heartedness” On The Beat (review of album launch)
“A powerful masterpiece… weaves together humour and shrewd political commentary to create a catchy, fun and renegade modern protest album that could not be more relevant” On The Beat (review of Truth & Fiction)
“The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music” ClunkMag Review
“Insanely infectious” **** (Truth & Fiction album review) Liverpool Sound & Vision
“Politically charged reggae that sticks two fingers up to the powers that be” Fresh on The Net, Christopher McBride
“His combination of catchy tunes, rhythmical vocal style, and socially aware (but often amusing) lyrics, is a recipe that is difficult to nail without seeming preachy or dull, but Rowan succeeds where many fail.” eGigs.co.uk

The Undercover Hippy

The Undercover Hippy

Political Rap

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. 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.

"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

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

"Combining intelligent, amusing, and often politically charged lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Jason Mraz meets The Cat Empire...on a protest march...at the Edinburgh Fringe" - Music Mafia

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Ages 18+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
£15.75 (£15.00 + £0.75 Fees, excluding any delivery costs)

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

Tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com