Join The Ranks Of The BPA

He's Frank (feat. Iggy Pop)

Seattle (feat. Emmy The Great)

Toe Jam (The BPA and David Byrne)

The Tapes Have Been Found

A home-made version of
"Toe Jam"!

Another "Toe Jam" Fan Video

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June 23, 2009
The BPA on David Letterman 22.06.09

March 30, 2009
Italy and Rolling Stone Magazine Go Crazy for The BPA
I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat is now out in Italy on Ego Music - Click Here to get it from Itunes Italy.
The Italian Rolling Stone Magazine have gone crazy for the project, on their website, starting from March, a special page has been dedicated to the album:
In addition, starting from April, a special contest will allow the readers to win an exclusive t-shirt from The BPA.

March 10, 2009
The BPA Mixtape by DJ-Charlie Stains
To celebrate the release of the album, we've unearthed a very rare mixtape recorded by the legendary BPA warm-up DJ - Charlie Stains. to listen to a stream of the mixtape at your leisure, just click the image below...
The BPA Mixtape

March 2, 2009
The Brighton Port Authority 'I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat'
The BPA's album "I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" is now available. Find out where to buy it in your country by clicking here!
I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat Get Your Copy

February 17, 2009
Join the Ranks of The BPA!
Join the ranks of David Byrne, Iggy Pop, Martha Wainwright, Jamie T and Dizzee Rascal. Write and record lyrics to a newly discovered BPA backing track. You might just have your version of the song released as an official BPA track! Find out how here!

February 3, 2009
Album Now Available in North America!
The BPA's full length album, I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat, is now available in North America.
Order the physical CD: Amazon ... or your local retailer.
Download the album: The BPA Official Store | iTunes ... or your other favorite digital retailer.
The BPA Official Store also has the album available as a FLAC download.

February 2, 2009
World Cafe Interview with Norman
Click here to listen to an interview with Norman recorded last week on World Cafe.

January 29, 2009
I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat full length album stream at RollingStone.com
Visit RollingStone.com today to read an article about The BPA and an interview with Norman, plus listen to the full length stream of the new album!

January 28, 2009
"Toe Jam" remix contest winners announced!
After careful consideration and many spins, Norman has chosen one Grand Prize Winner and 3 Runners Up for our "Toe Jam" remix contest! CONGRATULATIONS to our winner, Botsfuul, and our three runners up, Hoff & Seedy, Fhenomen, and 8tone. All of these fantastic remixes are up on the official contest page for you to listen to and enjoy!

January 23, 2009
To all our friends in Japan...
To all our friends in Japan... the BPA Album 'I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat' comes out on 28th January 2009 (Japan Only)! For full details, please click here. Meanwhile, click here to check out the Japanese Short Film about The BPA.

January 6, 2009
I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
The BPA's album "I Think We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat" is now available exclusively at Amazon.com. You can purchase the complete physical album IN THE U.S. ONLY an entire month before it hits stores by clicking here!

December 18, 2008
Dig My "Toe Jam" Video Contest!
Create your own music video for the track "Toe Jam" by The BPA and David Byrne featuring Dizzee Rascal and you could enter to win a fabulous prize package which includes your winning video featured on The BPA's DailyMotion channel, a Pure Digital Technologies Ultra Series Flip Video F260N, 60 Minute Mini Camcorder with USB Connector & the entire Fatboy Slim catalog on vinyl! Details here!

December 3, 2008
Your "TOE JAM" Remix Contest
Remix the song "Toe Jam" from The BPA's upcoming album I Think We're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat and enter your remix for a chance to win a pair of Technics RP-DH1200 Headphones, Fatboy Slim's catalog on vinyl and the chance to have your remix released as a digital EP along with an official remix of "Toe Jam." Details here!

December 1, 2008
"Seattle" - Single Release - 7inch and Download
seattle single
"Seattle" featuring Emmy The Great is now available as a download (worldwide) or 7inch (in The UK).
The 7inch includes the B-Side track 'Electric Love', whilst the download options include remixes from Brookes Brothers, Azzido Da Bass, Crazy P and more...
The BPA Store (video & download) (available worldwide): click here
HMV (7 inch) (UK): click here

November 5, 2008
Vote for The BPA's "Seattle" on The Myspace Chart on MTV TWO (UK)!
 The Myspace Chart On MTV TWO

A direct link to the voting can be found here on mtv.co.uk

October 28, 2008
The BPA Official Digital Music Store is now OPEN!
The BPA official digital music store is now open online where you can purchase songs in MP3 or FLAC format. Currently available are 7 different "Toe Jam" remixes. More music to come soon. VISIT THE STORE HERE.

The BPA - The Tapes Have Been Found
Watch the video at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-f3iP7pVpj4

October 22, 2008
Another Fan Video Uncovered!
Check out another fan video for "Toe Jam" at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=no40DwwCGbs !

October 18, 2008
The BPA featured on Yahoo! Music
Check out the feature on The BPA at Yahoo! Music. And you can watch the "Toe Jam" video while you're there!

October 13, 2008
The Second Single
The BPA's second single is "Seattle (feauring Emmy the Great)." You can listen to via the TAPE PLAYER on the left-hand side of this page.

In other news, we just discovered this excellent home-made interpretation of the "Toe Jam" video on Daily Motion. That's the spirit! Maybe more home-made videos will spring up too. Who knows! You've gotta see this video!

September 16, 2008
The BPA's "He's Frank" to be Featured on Heroes
The BPA's "He's Frank" will be featured on NBC's "Heroes" on September 29th (season 3, episode 2) click here.

August 19, 2008
"Toe Jam" Available at iTunes (US)!
The BPA's "Toe Jam" is now available for download via iTunes in the U.S.! Click here to download it now.

July 15, 2008
UK Fans! "Toe Jam" at iTunes UK!
UK fans can download the "Toe Jam" Video & Single at iTunes! Available now from iTunes in the UK is the "Toe Jam" video & single!


In September 2007 a Brighton mystery was finally solved. While rumours had long been rife, few were sure if the shadowy musical project known as The Brighton Port Authority really existed. Proof of their recorded output was only confirmed when a cardboard box of dusty reel-to-reel tapes was found during the development of a Brighton dockside warehouse. The find was brought to the attention of East Sussex music lecturer Dr Randolph Seal who immediately hoped these were the famed lost BPA tapes. One listen told him that they were.

"I've spent the last ten years trying to track down this elusive outfit," he explains, "and I knew the BPA studio was supposedly down at the docks but even insiders have proven shaky on the details. To me this find is akin to locating Sly Stone's long lost Panther Funk sessions with the MC5 - it's a goldmine." The Brighton Port Authority were an outfit who built a huge word-of-mouth reputation on England's south coast from the early 1970s onwards before petering out in the mid-'90s. From what can be easily pieced together, they were a loose-limbed jamming unit, originally known as the Brighton Phonographic Association. At its core were local musicians Norman Cook and Simon Thornton who gathered various singers and session men around them, built the rather ramshackle BPA studio, and would occasionally hold multi-day warehouse parties from which their semi-legendary reputation stems.

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