‘Ian Dury owed his brilliance to no one. But he owed his stardom to The Blockheads’ ~ The Word
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, the Blockheads are still one of the most underrated British bands of all time, with a legion of fans of all ages.
Legendary band The Blockheads return to Ropetackle, performing classic hits spanning over five decades including ‘What a Waste’, ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, ‘Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick’ and ‘Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3’.
Formed in 1977 and originally fronted by lead singer Ian Dury, the band has continued to perform since Ian’s death in 2000. The band still boasts original members Chaz Jankel (guitar and keyboards), Mick Gallagher (keyboards and piano), and John Turnbull (vocals and guitar) alongside new members John Roberts and Nathan King, a rolling line-up of saxophonists, and their new lead vocalist, to be announced.
‘Given the times, those ancient Blockheads sound more here-and-now than anyone’ ~ Uncut
Music, Rock, atom
Wednesday 2nd November 2022 - Starts 8pm