In Spite Of Ourselves

St Pauls Church, Birmingham.

14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.

Ticket type Cost (face value)? Quantity

Ticket includes entry to full 2-day event on Friday 25th October for Robyn Hitchcock and Saturday 26th October for Badly Drawn Boy.

25TH OCTOBER - ROBYN HITCHCOCK £18.15 (£16.50)

Ticket includes entry to event on Friday 25th October for Robyn Hitchcock plus support.

26TH OCTOBER - BADLY DRAWN BOY £27.50 (£25.00)

Ticket includes entry to event on Saturday 26th October for Badly Drawn Boy plus support.

More information about In Spite Of Ourselves tickets


In Spite Of Ourselves is a new series of events. This will mark the second In Spite Of Ourselves series, held at St Paul's Church, Birmingham on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019. Robyn Hitchcock will be performing on Friday 25th October and Badly Drawn Boy will be performing on Saturday 26th October.

You can either purchase tickets to just 1 of the gigs (either Robyn Hitchcock or Badly Drawn Boy) or you can purchase a 2-Day ticket to attend both performances (at a much cheaper price than buying tickets to both performances separately!).



Robyn Hitchcock is one of England's most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician's musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock's father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’, an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Hitchcock describes it as a "ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove."


It was June 2000 when the Mercury Prize-winning, seminal ‘The Hour of the Bewilderbeast’, announced the arrival of the badly drawn genius of Damon Gough. It's been a curious, wonderful, inimitable, unpredictable career so far of major prizes and minor incidents, all possibilities and magic in the air.

Since then he has released four subsequent studio albums and three film soundtracks, About A Boy (2002, from the film of the same name), Is There Nothing We Could Do? (2009, from the Caroline Aherne film The Fattest Man In The UK) and Being Flynn (from the 2012 film of the same name).

Badly Drawn Boy’s soundtrack to the 2002 film About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, remains one of Badly Drawn Boy’s most critically acclaimed and successful albums (certified Gold in the UK) and spawned two singles, ‘Silent Sigh’ and ‘Something To Talk About’.