JOHNNY VEGAS DIRECTS AN ALL-STAR VIDEO FOR BILLY BRAGG’S ‘HANDYMAN BLUES’ SINGLE. FEATURING KEVIN ELDON, RICKY GROVER, PHILL JUPITUS, STEWART LEE, NEIL MORRISSEY, ROSS NOBLE, JOHNNY VEGAS AND SAMUEL WEST PLUS A CAMEO APPEARANCE FROM BILLY BRAGG AND FILMED IN A WICKES D.I.Y STORE!
Johnny Vegas has directed and appeared in a video for Billy Bragg’s new single ‘Handyman Blues’ (released July 15 on Cooking Vinyl) with an all-star cast of comedians and actors who are Billy Bragg fans. Johnny, a lifelong fan of Billy’s songs, recently sought out the ‘The Bard Of Barking’ for help with some music for a drama he was directing called ‘Ragged’, featuring Ricky Tomlinson. As a thank you, Johnny offered to make a video of the song he loved on Bragg’s new CD ‘Tooth & Nail’. In the song ‘Handyman Blues’, Billy laments that he is useless at DIY, but suggests that he is creative in other ways. The video, produced by Beverley Dixon of Woolyback Productions, was filmed at the Wickes D.I.Y. store in Uxbridge.
Johnny says, “It’s not every day that you get to direct a video for a genuine icon, especially one as respected and admired as Billy is”.
Picture credit – L to R – Ross Noble, Johnny Vegas, Neil Morrissey, Billy Bragg, Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Ricky Grover Seated – Samuel West, Phill Jupitus.
Handyman Blues video – produced by Beverley Dixon and directed by Johnny Vegas for Woolyback Productions.