Live Preview: Bonnie “Prince” Billy

Who? Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Trembling Bells / Muldoon’s Picnic / Rob St John

What? One of the finest American songwriters of this century performing with Glaswegian troubadours Trembling Bells in anticipation of their new collaborative album. If you don’t know who Bonnie “Prince” Billy is, then what are you even doing looking at this website? Bonnie “Prince” Billy will NOT be performing any of his back catalogue, just the record he’s written with Trembling Bells.

Where? The Bullingdon Arms, Cowley Road. Tickets cost £15.

When? Friday 4th May

Why? One of the most influential artists you will see come through Oxford this year and performed in the intimate setting of The Bullingdon Arms. He is one of few artists to be awarded the fabled 10/10 on Pitchfork Media or his album I See A Darkness. “Bonnie has a habit of seeking out commanding female voices and he doubtlessly viewed the pairing with Lavinia Blackwall as a gift. His Southern gent tones provide an intriguing contrast to her archetypal English Folk siren vocals. But the chemistry between them goes beyond the purely musical. Their vocal exchanges remind us that the classic male/female duet is, at its best, a sublimation of love, sex and treachery acted out in flirtatious, freewheeling duels. The songs are mostly Bells’ originals, with two inspired covers and a traditional.” This will be guaranteed 100% magic.

Purchase Tickets Here (WeGotTickets, £15)

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