BAXTER DURY

Baxter Dury

The Arches presents

Baxter Dury

Tue 21 Feb 2012 | 9pm | £8 + bf

N.B. This event has been moved to the Art School Union, 468 Sauchiehall Street. All original tickets are still valid, and tickets will be available on the door.

Cockney indie musician Baxter Dury brings his live show to the Art School Union.

Indie singer-songwriter Baxter Dury got his first taste of public exposure aged five years old, when he appeared on the cover of New Boots and Panties!! – the debut album from his dad, Ian Dury, who went on to found seminal new wave band Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Always musical, following the death of his father in 2000, Baxter released his debut album two years later, followed by Floor Show in 2005 and now Happy Soup, released this summer alongside a sweetly understated indie pop single, Claire.

His spoken word narratives – mumbled observations on topics from drugs folklore and party characters to women, loneliness and love – show off a dry lyrical talent which, whilst sharing enough crossover to his father’s style to justify the comparison, is still staunchly individual, superbly rendered on older classics such as Cocaine Man as well as new singles such as Isabel.

Showing off their Graham Coxon-esque Cockney bounce and punk-funk sway, his live shows capture the charisma of the man and his tracks -  something which fans who saw him earlier this year at the Captain’s Rest will surely testify to.

18+