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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, ...
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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 is released this spring and 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.
Justin Curriestars, from 5 Fan reports
Oldham - Uppermill Civic Hall
Excellent from phil, 22/11/14Great night. Justins just as good as in the old Del Amitri days. Not lost his voice, and still writes some great songs.
Oldham - Uppermill Civic Hall
Fantastic from Mark Tindill, 17/11/14Del Amitri still are one of my faves, always liked his voice. Not disappointed seeing him solo, my wife who didint really know him loved it also.
Whitley Bay - Whitley Bay Playhouse
Great Currie Night !!! from Dan Harrison, 25/02/13What a great night out at the Whitley Bay Playhouse, Justin Currie from Del Amitri doing a one man show, Bonus guest artist Garron Frith, who was brilliant. But back to Justin Currie - affable and friendly from the start with good banter and a few wee swearies thrown in, all the classics were performed, some from a play list others by request, if he couldnt remember them he was honest enough to say so, no flim flam from this man. Go and see him, a fantastic singer/songwriter with the gift of song imagery second to none!
About this Artist
Justin Currie (born December 11, 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK) is a Scottish singer and songwriter, best known as the founder member of the successful band Del Amitri and, along with Iain Harvie, is one of only two members of the group to be present throughout its entire existence. In 2003 he fronted the soul and jazz covers band Button Up for a s...