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Tim Burgess

Culture Now: Tim Burgess in Conversation with Will Hodgkinson

14 Sep 2012

Join musician Tim Burgess in conversation with journalist and author Will Hodgkinson on music, ephemera and excess in art and music.

Tim Burgess is the frontman of the British rock band The Charlatans, most famous for their international success during the Britpop years, and who have released 11 studio albums since 1990, including three number ones. He grew up in Cheshire, spent 12 years living in Los Angeles and is now settled in a warehouse in north London. After joining The Charlatans in 1989, Burgess released his debut solo album, I Believe, in 2003 and worked on various independent projects including a collaboration with The Chemical Brothers in 2004. The band subsequently reformed and continued to release albums, including one in 2007 titled You Cross My Path, their tenth record that they controversially decided to give away for free. In 2009 he started a second band named The Chavs with friends from the music industry, including ex-Libertine co-frontman Carl Barat, Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy, ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows and Jamie Reynolds from The Klaxons. He currently runs a record label, O Genesis, frequently DJs all over the world, and earlier this year published his autobiography, Telling Stories (Penguin).

Will Hodgkinson is the author of the non-fiction music books Guitar Man, Song Man (both Bloomsbury) and The Ballad Of Britain (Portico). Currently the chief rock and pop critic for The Times, he has contributed to The Guardian, Mojo and Vogue and presented the Sky Arts series Songbook. He lives in Peckham, Southeast London.

With thanks to Maryam and Edward Eisler.

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