Richard Hawley covers Bob Dylan for ‘Peaky Blinders’ finale

Posted by: Ashley Birch

The Sheffield legend has recorded 'Ballad of a Thin Man' for season five finale

Richard Hawley has covered Bob Dylan’s song ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ for the finale of the current season of Peaky Blinders, and it’s a tune.


Hawley is reportedly a huge huge of the BBC1 drama, whose current season ends on Sunday 22 September, telling NME: “Me, the band, our families – we’re all massive fans of the show, and of course Dylan.”



‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ was first released by Dylan on his classic 1965 album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’. Hawley, who tours in October, said: “Dylan is the master, and it’s always a soulful joy to sing his songs. But to sing and play one of his finest works in the context of Peaky Blinders is a proper buzz for us.”


Hawley recently played The Legitimate Peaky Blinders festival in Birmingham, where he joined Anna Calvi to sing ‘Strange Weather’.


The cover is Hawley’s first new music since the release of his recent album ‘Further’. The album reached No 3, equalling Hawley’s best ever chart position.

Richard Hawley goes on tour in October at:

2nd      Bristol O2 Academy

3rd      Cardiff University Great Hall

4th      Norwich UEA

6th      Oxford O2 Academy

7th      Manchester Albert Hall 

8th      Liverpool Guild Of Students

10th    Birmingham O2 Institute

11th    Sheffield Octagon

12th    Sheffield Octagon 

14th    Newcastle Northumbria Institute

15th    Glasgow Barrowland

17th    London Roundhouse

18th    Brighton Dome 


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