The Blockheads give us Reasons to be Cheerful
We have been trying to book them for a number of years, so are over the moon to get them as headliner on Friday 10th July.
I’m not sure they need any introduction, however if they do….
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, ‘Beyond the Call of Dury’, was released in November 2017, which lead into the 40th Anniversary of the band, and complements the upcoming documentary ‘The Blockheads: Beyond the Call of Dury’. It 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.
As well as through their own new material, interest in “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”, the recent biopic of their erstwhile front man Ian Dury, the performance of ‘Spasticus Autisticus’ at the 2012 Para-Olympic Opening Ceremony, and the musical ‘Reasons To be Cheerful’, has seen a resurgence in the bands popularity over the past couple of years and they continue to go from strength to strength.
We can’t wait to see them – and hopefully you – in July!