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The Blockheads

SOCIAL, 63 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TU

14 Dec 2023



14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+)

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Original members Micky Gallagher, Johnny Turnbull and Chaz Jankel will be joined by new lead singer Mike Bennett as they bring the hits to Hull this December.

The Blockheads formed in 1977 to promote Ian Durys’ album “New Boots and Panties” on the first Stiff Records tour of the U.K. – Chaz Jankel, Charlie Charles, John Turnbull, and Mick Gallagher – became known as The Blockheads.

As Ian Dury & The Blockheads they went back out on tour, and in 1978 released “What a Waste”, a single that reached #5 in the U.K. charts. They were then joined by saxophonist Davey Payne and toured the U.S.A supporting Lou Reed. In 1979, the classic single “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” reached #1 in the UK charts and the follow up “Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3” hit #3 in the UK charts. This was swiftly followed by arguably the band’s masterpiece, the “Do It Yourself” LP.

Venue Details

63 Humber Street,



Social is operated by Sesh Events UK, which runs the hugely popular annual Humber Street Sesh grassroots festival, as well as The Sesh Weekly music nights and Made in Hull, Trinity Live and Hull City Sesh Events.