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GIG OF THE WEEK: Justin Currie
AUDIENCES are promised all the hits of Del Amitri, as well as a string of new numbers from the acclaimed latest album of founder Justin Currie when he plays The Brook next week.
“I’m looking forward to it, I like it there.
“I find myself doing ugly arts theatres built in the 90s a lot, so I love doing pub gigs and this has a really intimate feel like that. The bar’s in the same room as the stage and that’s always a good thing!
But the guys at The Brook won’t have any trouble with the singer songwriter, despite being the man behind all 80s band Del Amitri’s big hits including Always The Last To Know.
“I keep trying to change my rider, he says, but then I get told off by the tour manager. A lot of it is for the crew and I don’t drink so all that’s there for me is a few mini Crunchies!
“We don’t ask for anything fancy – a bottle of wine, snacks, a case of beer and a kettle. It’s not very rock n roll is it?
“I remember with Del Amitri we hated Budweiser, so we insist the beer came in green bottles and then we were safe!”
Currie’s new album, released last month, tackles the subjects of love, death and music and is melodic, heartfelt and perhaps a touch morose.
“My mate sent me a text the other day saying I found myself crying twice during the first song, which I was chuffed about, but he quickly followed it up by saying they must have changed his medication as he found himself crying at an advert shortly afterwards!
“I don’t want to make the audience suicidal, so there’ll be lots of Del Amitri and more upbeat stuff as well.”
n The Brook gig is on Tuesday. Tickets are available now.
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