Dexys announce special London performances

Special Dexys performances announced at The Embassy of Ireland and Rough Trade East in June

“An unqualified triumph.” 9/10 – Uncut

“The considerable degree of interpretative genius in this record should not be dismissed or overlooked.” – Mojo

“The day Dexys do something you expect is the day they cease to be Dexys.” – The Guardian

As their new album ‘Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul’ approaches, Dexys can now announce two very special performances that coincide with the album’s June 3rd release date.

At the invitation of the Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain, Daniel Mulhall, Dexys will perform a special short set featuring a selection of songs from the new LP at a private reception in the Irish Embassy, London on Monday June 6th.The Embassy of Ireland is located at 17 Grosvenor Place, London, SW1X 7HR.

Preceding this exclusive, one-off event, Dexys will perform a version of the short set at London’s Rough Trade East on Friday June 3rd, to celebrate the release of the new LP that day. Capacity is limited and as this is likely to be Dexys only public performance this year, demand will be high.

For these two special events, the Dexys ensemble consists of Kevin Rowland (vocals); Sean Read (keyboards, guitar and vocals); Mike Timothy (keyboards); Andy Hobson(bass); Billy Stookes (drums); and Mark Kavuma(trumpet). As Lucy Morgan is unable to make these performances, Helen O’Hara – a prominent Dexys member in the ‘80s and guest on the new album’s opening track ‘Women of Ireland’ – returns to the stage, standing in for Lucy on violin and vocals.

‘Let The Record Show: Dexys Do Irish And Country Soul’ is a collection of interpretations and a contemporary look at Kevin Rowland’s roots. The six Irish songs reflect the influence of his parentage, while the British and American songs that feature alongside them reflect his upbringing and subsequent life in Britain.

“These songs aren’t cover versions, they’re personal interpretations. To me it’s a very important distinction – it’s the difference between a photograph and a painting,” says Rowland.

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