Published on July 22nd, 2016 | by LTWF0
Daniel Rachel is the author of Isle of Noises: Conversations with Great British Songwriters an NME and Guardian Book of the Year. He is a musician and songwriter, and a specialist director bringing drama to non-theatrical settings. After reading an American book called Songwriters On Songwriting, Daniel went in search of the British equivalent. He didn’t find it. So decided to create the book he wanted to read.
‘Without doubt the finest book I’ve ever read about songwriters and the songs they write.’ NOEL GALLAGHER
Daniel’s latest title Walls Come Tumbling Down: An oral history of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge will be published by Picador in 2016 and we’re delighted and privileged to have Daniel join us in conversation for Louder 2016.
In this special event, Daniel will take the audience through a visual tour of the voices of campaigners, musicians, artists and politicians, charting this extraordinary and pivotal period between 1976 and 1992, following the rise and fall of three key movements of the time: Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone, and Red Wedge, revealing how they both shaped, and were shaped by, the music of a generation.
Daniel’s session will also include a screening of ‘Days Like These’ a rare film that hasn’t been screened in full since 1986. Capturing the national tour of that year, the film features Billy Bragg, Madness, Paul Weller, Junior, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Rhoda Dakar, Johnny Marr, Tom Robinson and others.
11.30am, Sunday 13th November: DANIEL RACHEL: WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN: The music and politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge