Friday 3rd May 2013 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £17
‘Ian Dury owed his brilliance to no one. But he owed his stardom to The Blockheads’ ~ The Word
‘Given the times, those ancient Blockheads sound more here-and-now than anyone’ ~ Uncut
‘Dury would be proud’ ~ Mojo
Rarely off the road since the death of Ian Dury in 2000, there’s no doubting that the most lovable, cocky, funny, schoolboy-rude, and artful characters from the punk generation are The Blockheads.
Dury’s lyrics were a unique combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour, and deadly-accurate observations of everyday, British working-class life and Derek Hussey’s ruminations in the band’s new songs keep those themes with an added bite for the 21st century. Hussey is known to the bands followers as Dury’s best friend and minder.
Combined with the Blockheads’ jazz, rock’n’roll, funk, and reggae steamroller sound Dury’s (and now Hussey’s) verbals have created a sound that’s hard to pigeon hole and has become its own genre.
An album of new material in 2009, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (the recent biopic of their erstwhile front man and lyricist Ian Dury) and the musical Reasons To be Cheerful has seen a resurgence in the bands popularity. Along some new material you can expect to hear Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Wake Up & Make Love With Me, Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3, What A Waste”, Clever Trever, and Sweet Gene Vincent.
Please note, this is an all standing event.