Over the course of 15 years and 5 albums London born Baxter Dury has become one Britain’s most revered songwriters and performers. Beautifully observed vignettes delivered as only Baxter can. With a touch of Serge it is perhaps unsurprising that It was France that first fell in love with the music of Monsieur Dury, Playing records at Paris Fashion Week soirees and modelling for Agnes B, who personally designed the trademark white linen suit. Paris was not his first time in front of the cameras, as a 7 year old Baxter stood, hands thrust breech deep next to his dad Ian on his ‘New Boots and Panties’ LP cover in 1978.
The release of 2017’s hugely acclaimed Prince of Tears finally saw the UK surrender wholesale to Baxter’s charms with the single Miami one of the tracks of the year (the remix from friend and kindred musical spirit Jarvis Cocker made many an end of year list) and his first sold out tour of the UK and a host of European festivals.
When it comes to the DJing Baxter says “I like sounds that make you move – old soul and strange funk, french 80s synth, new and old wave, vintage R&B, emotional pop and all the shades in-between”.