A New England (cover versions)

Here are some of the versions available on YouTube, from the sublime to the ridiculous! Please be patient, this page takes a while to load. Includes the man himself Billy Bragg.

Cover Versions

Billy Bragg (1983)

Live on The Tube, and predating Kirsty’s hit version

The Groovie Ghoulies (2006)

Live cover from October 2006 in Mishicot WI

Nat the Hammer (2007)

Solo kitchen sink demo from The Reverse singer.

Billy Bragg - "A New England"- cover- Nat the Hammer

Steve (2008)

The self proclaimed acoustic train wreck version!

Kate Nash (2008)

This is Kate at SXSW in March 2008 with a special guest star …

Kate Nash and Billy Bragg sing "A New England" at SXSW 2008

Jamie T (2009)

Uploaded in 2009

The Enemy (2009)

Taken from the Japanese version of Music for the People

The Enemy - A New England

The King Blues (2009)

Audio only version from the Engine Room Acoustic Session

The Watchmen (2009)

June 2009 live performance at the Red River Ex in Winnipeg

The Watchmen - A New England

Frank Turner & Brian Fallon (Gaslight Anthem) (2009)

from March 2009

Isaac Graham (2010)

Home demo from Isaac Graham

Cunt Sparrer (2010)

A change from the more common Cock Sparrer covers …

CUNT SPARRER - A NEW ENGLAND (Billy Bragg cover)

The London Busker (2010)

The busking version, from Charing Cross tube in London

Billy Bragg 'A New England' Charing Cross

Billy Bragg (2010)

Billy with the Kirsty tribute band at Shepherd’s Bush in 2010

Billy Bragg - A New England live with the Kirsty MacColl Band. Concert 2010

emilysingsalot (2011)

Home cover from Emily

A New England - Billy Bragg cover

Alpha Boy Scool (2011)

Possibly the first ska cover!

Ben Owen (2012)

Yo, it’s Ben Owen on the ukelele

Billy Bragg - A New England [Ukulele Cover]

Keira Anderson (2012)

Another Ukelele cover recorded in Laos!

A New England Cover (Billy Bragg) - Keira Anderson (ukelele)

Beatsteaks (2012)

Area4 Festival 2012 at WDR Rockpalast

Beatsteaks - New England (Billy Bragg Cover, live @ Area4 Festival 2012), WDR Rockpalast

Young Statues, featuring Brianna Collins from Tigers Jaw (2012)

Pennsylvanian cover

Young Statues Feat. Brianna Collins from Tigers Jaw - New England

Anthony Hill (2012)

Home cover from young Anthony

A New England - Billy Bragg (Anthony Hill cover)

Karine Polwart (2012)

Live performance from Brighton Komedia

Karine Polwart, A New England, 11/10/12

and a deliciously odd backstage version from Brighton

Danny McEvoy (2013)

Confident cover from our Danny

Billy Bragg - A New England - Acoustic Cover - Danny McEvoy

Kepi Ghoulie (2013)

Aided and abetted by Dog Party

Kepi Ghoulie "A New England" LIVE (Billy Bragg cover) June 10, 2013 (9/11) HD

Billy Bragg (2013)

A 2013 live version from the master himself

Billy Bragg - 'A New England' (Nashville, 2013)

Emily Jarvis (2014)

Penny McDonagh (2014)

Thinking Aloud (2014)

A New England (cover - Kirsty MacColl / Billy Bragg)


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