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Music, Sun 17 Dec 2017, £21.50-£24.50

The Blockheads

The Blockheads


Reasons to be Cheerful and no doubt a party to remember for Spyboy Promotions are bringing The Blockheads to us for Christmas. Yes the same Blockheads that used to back Ian Dury and who, since the great man’s death in 2000, have been touring regularly with most of the original line-up, performing both an awesome back catalogue and their own new material. Dury’s front man vocal role is taken by his minder in the band’s heyday, Derek the Draw (Derek Hussey) whose new songs keep the combination of poetry, word play, earthy humour and deadly accurate observations of everyday British workingclass life that Ian had perfected.

Joining Derek on stage are Mick Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, John Turnbull and Norman Watt-Roy, all from the original band and this line-up is augmented by John Roberts on drums and saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. Alongside Hussey’s new material you can expect all the familiar hits, Reasons to Be Cheerful, Billericay Dickie, What a Waste, Clever Trevor, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Sweet Gene Vincent, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, and so many more.

This is the kind of gig where the audience is encouraged to play its part, to join in with those wellknown songs. Some of the arrangements might be different from the original vinyl issues, but if you are able to adjust, we’ll undoubtedly have a night that Mr Dury will look down on – and smile.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 17 Dec 2017 19:30


Seats £24.50
Standing/ dance floor £21.50

Tickets only available from Hailsham Pavilion 01323 841414
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Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 5 Dec A Christmas Carol
Wed 6 - Sat 9 Dec A Christmas Carol
Sun 17 Dec The Blockheads


Hailsham Pavilion

01323 841414


Marlborough House,
Old Wish Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JY



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