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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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 2016 Antonia Bird: From EastEnders to Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Blake's Jerusalem")
 2015 Urban Hymn (performer: "I Keep Faith")
 2015 Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll? (TV Movie) (performer: "Island of No Return" - uncredited) / (writer: "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 August (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 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Lockdown (2010) ... (performer: "Birds and Ships" - uncredited)
 2010 180° South (Documentary) (performer: "Remember the Mountain Bed")
 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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Everything that was cool about British rock in the '60s, everything from The Beatles, The Stones (The Rolling Stones), The Who, The Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, all those guys learned to play music by playing skiffle. It was open to everyone, it was utterly democratic, it was three chords and the truth. 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 »


Estuary English Accent (that only just borders on Cockney)


Bard of Barking

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