Billy Bragg – From Starbucks to Carpenters: Interview

Billy Bragg is back! Back on the road and coming back to New Zealand with shows in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington in February.

Billy BraggThe 13th Floor’s Marty Duda tracked down Billy at his home in Dorset, having just toured the US and about to set out with Paul Heaton for some select UK dates.

While in the US, Billy helped support Starbucks employees in Buffalo who were attempting to unionize. So, yes we begin our conversation there, but then we touch on Billy’s appreciation of the talents of Karen Carpenter and we learn the technique he uses to make his audiences go home.

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Click here for tickets to see Billy Bragg in New Zealand. 

Auckland and Christchurch are in for a treat, as Billy performs songs spanning his decades long career, plus some new additions from his most recent studio album, The Million Things That Never Happened.

Wellington will be a part of Billy’s acclaimed One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Tour.

Career Spanning Billy Bragg Set

Songs From First Three Albums
‘Life’s a Riot with Spy Vs Spy’ (1983)
‘Brewing Up with Billy Bragg (1984)’
‘Talking with the Taxman about Poetry’ (1986)

Songs From Second Three Albums
‘Workers Playtime’ (1988)
‘Don’t Try This at Home’ (1991)
‘William Bloke’ (1996)