THE BLOCKHEADS + THE BAR-STEWARD SONS OF VAL DOONICAN
Rarely off the road since 2002, playing hundreds of dates, memorably stealing the show at The Big Chill 2006 and being hailed by Michael Eavis as one of his Glastonbury 2008 highlights is all in a days work for The Blockheads, current line-up Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, Mickey Gallagher, John Turnbull, Dylan Howe, Gilad Atzmon and Derek The Draw (aka Derek Hussey).
Ian Dury’s lyrics were a unique combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour and deadly-accurate observations of everyday, British working-class life. Combined with the Blockheads’ jazz, rock’n’roll, funk, and reggae steamroller sound they were unbeatable. In the wilds of Borneo and the vineyards of Bordeaux; Eskimo, Arapaho, move their body to and fro; hit me hit me HIT ME!