Originally formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury's album New Boots and Panties on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK, The Blockheads are now celebrating their 35th Anniversary.
In 1982 Ian Dury and The Blockheads disbanded and were not to play together again until 1987 when they went out to Japan to play three shows, disbanding again until 1990 when the death of Charlie Charles re-united them to play two Benefit gigs at The Forum, Camden Town in aid of Charlie's family.
The last performance by Ian Dury and The Blockheads was 6 February 2000 at The London Palladium and sadly Ian died on 27 March 2000. At this point the band had to make a decision to either stop or continue.
The choice was made and the band has continued making albums and performing all around the world. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher remain (from the original line up), and the band is fronted by Derek 'The Draw' Hussey, (who was Ian's best friend) with Gilad Atzmon on sax and John Roberts on drums.
Expect to hear all the old hits: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, What A Waste, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Reasons to be Cheerful and many more...
The show starts at approximately 8pm. Tickets are £17 (with £15 concessions) from the box office on 01284 75800 or via the website - www.theapex.co.uk.