The Blockheads, formerly known as Ian Dury and the Blockheads, are a British rock ‘n’ roll band from London, currently consisting of vocalist Derek Hussey, guitarist Chaz Jankel, bass player Norman Watt-Roy, keyboardist Mick Gallagher, vocalist and guitar player John Turnbull and John Roberts on drums.
Formed in 1977, the band signed to Stiff Records and released their debut single, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, followed by their debut album, ‘New Boots and Panties!!’. Other singles such as What a Waste, Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick, Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 followed. The band’s second album, ‘Do It Yourself’, was released in 1979, followed by ‘Laughter’ in 1980, before the group disbanded in 1984.
Since 1987, the band reformed sporadically, returning in 1998 with the album, ‘Mr. Love Pants’, before Ian Dury’s death in 2000. The band continued with new singer Derek Hussey, releasing Dury’s final album, ‘Ten More Turnips from the Tip’ in 2002, followed by ‘Where's the Party?’ in 2004, ‘Staring Down the Barrel’ in 2009 and ‘Same Horse Different Jockey’ in 2013.
With 40th anniversary UK shows behind them, the Blockheads have more shows lined up throughout 2018, culminating in a huge Christmas show at Islington's Assembly Hall in December. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.