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Billy Bragg - the so-called 'Bard of Barking' - came to widespread attention as a sort of one-man Clash, busking around Britain, with a guitar and portable amp. Having briefly joined the Army, Bragg formed a punk band, Riff Raff, but it was not until he released his first mini-LP, "Life's a Riot" on the small Utility label, that he first troubled ... See full bio »
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 2015 Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (TV Movie) (performer: "Island of No Return" - uncredited)
 2015 Paper Towns (performer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE") / (writer: "WALT WHITMAN'S NIECE")
 2014/III The Gambler (performer: "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright")
 2014/I Pride (performer: "There Is Power in a Union") / (writer: "There Is Power in a Union")
 2014 Trophy Wife (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Big 5-0 (2014) ... (performer: "California Stars" - uncredited)
 2013 Bad Words (performer: "Feed of Man")
 2012 Thanks for Sharing (performer: "TENDER COMRADE") / (writer: "TENDER COMRADE")
 2012 Drink 'Em Dry (Documentary) (performer: "There Is Power in a Union") / (writer: "There Is Power in a Union")
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Welcome to Westfield (2012) ... (performer: "California Stars" - uncredited)
 2011 Elokuu (performer: "A New England") / (writer: "A New England")
 2010 Love & Other Drugs (performer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key") / (writer: "Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key" - as Stephen William Bragg)
 2010 Made in Dagenham (writer: "Made In Dagenham")
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lockdown (2010) ... (performer: "Birds and Ships" - uncredited)
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (performer: "Christ For President")
 2008 The Strangers (performer: "At My Window, Sad and Lonely")
 2008 War, Inc. (performer: "Blood of the Lamb")
 2007 Mama's Boy (performer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell") / (writer: "The Busy Girl Buys Beauty", "She's Got a New Spell")
 2007 King of California (performer: "California Stars")
 2006 Half Nelson (performer: "A New England")
 2004 Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train (Documentary) (performer: "There Is Power In A Union") / (writer: "There Is Power In A Union")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #3.3 ... ("The Ballad of Ivan Dobsky", uncredited)
 2001 Chelsea Walls (performer: "When the Roses Bloom Again")
 2001 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Breakup: Part 2 (2001) ... (performer: "From Red To Blue")
 1999 Mumford (performer: "Hoodoo Voodoo") / (writer: "Hoodoo Voodoo")
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass (performer: "Everywhere")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (performer: "Tender Comrade") / (writer: "Tender Comrade")
 1996 Walking and Talking (performer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood") / (writer: "She's Got a New Spell", "Fourteenth of February", "Must I Paint You a Picture", "You Woke Up My Neighborhood")
 1995 Mad Love (writer: "As Long As You Hold Me")
 1988 From Russia with Rock (Documentary) (performer: "Get Up, Stand Up")
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Other Works:

The Internationale (Album on Utility) See more »

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3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

"Kiss me or would you rather live in a land where the soap won't lather" (lyric) See more »


One of his albums was produced primarily to pay a large bill to British tax authorities. The album was entitled, appropriately, "Talking With The Taxman About Poetry". See more »


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