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“My hope is we’ll be able to get together again and enjoy the uplift that live music brings, to audience and performer alike” – Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg – October 28

One of the great joys of Covid restrictions being lifted is the chance to indulge in the city’s world class arts offerings again, and this coming autumn season proves no exception. Birmingham’s iconic Symphony Hall and Town Hall – both B:Music venues – have unveiled an exciting programme of music throughout October, from 80s jazz fusion stars Level 42 to singer-songwriter Billy Bragg via West African Griot and Irish folk.

–OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS–

Level 42 – October 15: The band’s From Eternity to Here tour marks the 40th anniversary of the release of their first ever single Love Meeting Love and will see them reaching into a back catalogue that includes 14 studio albums, seven live albums and six compilation albums. With super talented bassist Mark King at the helm, they’ve notched up an impressive 18 Top 40 singles, including the era-defining Lessons in Love, Something About You and Running in the Family. For booking information click HERE

Level 42 – October 15

Dervish – October 17: Fresh from receiving a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, the icons of Irish music have gained a global reputation for their live performances, with stunning interpretations of traditional songs. Their line-up features some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan. A guaranteed evening of toe-tapping! For booking information click HERE

Dervish – October 17. Photo © Colin Gillen/framelight.ie

Del Amitri – October 18: One of Scotland’s most successful bands, Del Amitri enjoyed a string of his in the 80s and 90s, including Always the Last to Know, Nothing Ever Happens and Driving with the Brakes On. They’re latest reunion tour is a chance to catch them at their best – melodic rock songs piled high with soulful comfort. For booking information click HERE

Del Amitri – October 18

Joker in Concert – October 19: Todd Phillips’ ground-breaking film Joker is screened with a full orchestra playing Hildur Guðnadóttir’s award-winning score for the first time ever. Bringing the extraordinary music to life certainly adds to the emotional weight, texture and atmosphere of Joaquin Phoenix’s captivating portrayal of DC’s ultimate villain. For booking information click HERE

Joker in Concert – October 19

Kadialy Kouyate – October 21: Performing as part of B:Music’s brand new Celebrating Sanctuary series, singer-songwriter Kadialy draws on his heritage and traditions, taking inspiration from West Africa’s Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, his mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been showcased in many prestigious venues, both as a soloist and ensemble player. For booking information click HERE

Kadialy Kouyate – October 21

Billy Bragg – October 28: Fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and left-wing campaigner … the singer songwriter has been at the very forefront of political music for more than 35 years. His poetic anthems have long pricked social consciences, blending punk and folk to highlight the miners’ strike in the early 80s, the Gulf war and national identity. For booking information click HERE

Billy Bragg – October 28

Navin Kundra – October 30: The Coventry-born singer-song writer is one of the strongest forces in the British Asian Music Industry. Fresh from his first ever Bollywood movie Operation Cobra and with his third consecutive top-15 UK urban chart hit under his belt, his Voice of Legends tour is part of B:Music’s Mid-day Mantra series, in partnership with Sampad. For booking information click HERE

Navin Kundra – October 30 

B:Music is a Birmingham-based charity with a mission to inspire a love of live music, through performance, participation and learning. As well as being responsible for Symphony Hall and Town Hall, the charity supports local artists, commissions and collaborates with up and coming musicians, and works across Birmingham and Europe. To find out more about B:Music and discover what’s on click HERE

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