Thee Concerned Citzens


“smart, sharp edged…..a timely tonic” DAILY MIRROR [4/5}

“..well done. Thee Cee Cees… providing a soundtrack for positive action” TOM ROBINSON

“..a truly great album” 9/10 VIVE LE ROCK

“..without a trace of piety, the music is full of celebration and fight… surely one of the most important political protest albums of recent times” LOUDER THAN WAR

“…swaggering, sexy, hard-boiled rock ‘n’ roll with a conscience and a point to make” ZOE HOWE, Wilko Johnson’s biographer to stream the LP. It’s OUT now: SHOP –

EMERGENCY: The world needs a Socialist Stiff ’78-style R’n’B band to promote class consciousness. The disturbing rise of the populist right, the demonisation of the poor and the widespread disengagement means it’s essential that we do as much as we can to promote the social contract &  the post-war settlement before it’s too late.


WHAT YOU CAN DO: If pop music is art, then let it be a hammer, not a mirror. An artist accepting a bourgeois society is complicit. Play loud.

WHO? In the 70s it would have been called a ‘super-group’. Howabout we call it a ‘superb-group’, or Thee Concerned Citizens (‘Thee Cee Cees’). Being:

  • Steve ‘Smiley’ Barnard on drums (Strummer/Foxton/Archive/The Alarm)
  • The Bluetones’s Adam Devlin on lead guitar
  • Billy Brentford (Thee Faction) on rhythm & polemic
  • Andy Lewis (Paul Weller/Spearmint/Drugstore) on bass & memotron
  • Xtra Mile recording artiste & D.I.Y. music expert Chris T-T on lead vocals
  • Kerry Schultz & Darren Hayman on other vocals
  • Manic Street Preachers’ string section on ‘Relentless’
  • ‘Never Cross’ features Bruce Soord from The Pineapple Thief & was produced by Dai Nasty from Thee Faction


The album ‘SOLUTION SONGS’ out now  – via

Thee Cee Cees have also joined the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaigners in releasing a double CD to support the legal costs of the Miners and their families seeking jutice after the state-sponsored violence of the 1984/85 Miners Strike. The album features Billy Bragg, Thee Cee Cees, Sleaford Mods, Paul Heaton and many more


Best wishes, and up the workers…