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Sweet Billy Pilgrim

Sweet Billy Pilgrim (Anthony Bishop (bass, banjo), Tim Elsenburg (songwriter) and Alistair Hamer (percussion)) are an experimental rock band, striding the line between Elbow-like choruses and DIY compositions.

Formed in 2003, they defied numerous rejections to release their debut album We Just Did What Happened and No One Came in 2005. Self-produced and self-recorded in a garden shed, it received widespread acclaim and established their intimate, multi-layered sound.

2009's follow-up Twice Born Men garnered five-star reviews, a place in the Sunday ...read more

Sweet Billy Pilgrim (Anthony Bishop (bass, banjo), Tim Elsenburg (songwriter) and Alistair Hamer (percussion)) are an experimental rock band, striding the line between Elbow-like choruses and DIY compositions.

Formed in 2003, they defied numerous rejections to release their debut album We Just Did What Happened and No One Came in 2005. Self-produced and self-recorded in a garden shed, it received widespread acclaim and established their intimate, multi-layered sound.

2009's follow-up Twice Born Men garnered five-star reviews, a place in the Sunday Times Top 100 albums list and a Mercury Prize nomination.

They have nevertheless only had a small brush with the mainstream so far. In fact they have reached their widest audience through their appearance on series four of the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. « hide

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Crown and Treaty
04/30/2012

3.3
2 Votes
Twice Born Men
2009

3.8
4 Votes

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