Fresh off of Del Amitri’s recent UK tour, their first live shows in over a decade (for which I traveled back home to see the Oxford and London shows), Justin Currie is about to bring a rare solo tour stateside.
The solo setting should not only highlight the strength of his vocals and lyrics, but also his self-deprecating humour and should not be missed.
Tour dates and the video for Bend To My Will are below, as well as some classic Del Amitri cuts.
Whilst Del Amitri are best known in the US for their Paul McCartney-esque throwaway pop-hit, Roll to Me, both Del Amitri and Justin’s solo discography are, in my opinion, unrivaled. I liked music until I listened to Del Amitri, I’ve loved music ever since.
Formed in the early 80s, Del Amitri’s self-titled debut album is a lost classic itching for a second wave of fans of The Smiths (with whom Del Amitri toured) and Orange Juice (hear Heard Through a Wall below). The band went back to the drawing board after record company failures during those early years and scored a string of UK hits with the likes of Nothing Ever Happens and Always the Last to Know.