Justin Currie and the Pallbearers

Date:Fri 02 Jun
Time:Doors 7pm
Venue:J1
Price:£24.50 adv

Justin Currie returns to Cambridge Junction on a tour supporting his new album from (released May 12, 2017) on Endless Shipwreck Records.

After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years fannying about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he finally pulled his finger out and pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, ‘What Is Love For’. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: "the future is miserable and I shall sing it". 

His fourth album of this series, ‘This Is My Kingdom Now’, follows on from follow-ups ‘The Great War’ (2010) and ‘Lower Reaches’ (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri's sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as "suicide in a saucy shirt". Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as "No, Surrender", "If I Ever Loved You" and "Falsetto" with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity's inferno is a kind of medical emergency. 

Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions. 

Doors and Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

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