The Blockheads | Ropetackle Arts Centre

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The Blockheads

Friday 6th July 2018 - Starts 8pm

TICKET PRICE: £24

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‘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

Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads are a legendary outfit that has grown in stature from the late 70s right up to the present day. Rarely off the road since the demise of Ian Dury in 2000, but now with Derek Hussey fronting the band, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages.

Their last studio album, ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’, was released on 23rd November 2013, which was also the 35th anniversary of the release of ‘Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick’, and continues to show both their diversity and supreme quality, as well as showcasing their uniqueness.

Derek Hussey’s lyrics in the bands new songs keep the combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour and deadly-accurate observations of everyday, British working-class life, that Ian Dury had perfected, but with an added bite for the 21st century.  Hussey is known to the bands followers as Dury’s best friend and minder, memorably singing with Ian and the band at a televised concert in the late 90’s.

The band are now currently finishing off a new album to complement the upcoming documentary ‘Beyond the Call of Dury’, due for release later in November.

Please note, this is an all standing event.

 

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £8, desserts £3.50, or the two-course meal for £10.00. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Mediterranean chicken served with pasta and salad / Pumpkin, sage and Parmesan gratin served with salad

Dessert: Chocolate brownie and ice cream


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