Baxter Dury - QMU 15/10/2023

19 Oct 2023

Baxter Dury - QMU 15/10/2023

A journey into a world of wit, charm, and unapologetic individuality.

Baxter Dury, the British songwriter renowned for his offbeat lyrics, unique style and for being the son of the late great Ian Dury, graced the stage at The QMU in Glasgow on Sunday night. The atmosphere was buzzing in the petite venue of 900 capacity as fans gathered to witness this enigmatic artist in action.

As the venues lights dimmed, a hush fell over the crowd, and Baxter Dury emerged, radiating personality. Accompanied by his band members including a keyboardist, guitarist, and drummer, he launched into his set with "So Much Money", "Leak At The Disco" and Isabel.

Baxter Dury at QMU, photo by Stewart Fullerton

The spectators was immediately swept up in his groove, swaying to the infectious rhythm, Baxters quirky dance moves and enigmatic persona kept everyones attention fixed firmly on him, sharing the same energy and charisma that his legendary father showed while being a member of The Blockheads.

The setlist was a well-balanced mix of tracks from his latest album and some beloved classics. "The Night Chancers," "Im Not Your Dog," and his latest single, "Slumlord" showcased his ability to craft witty and sardonic lyrics that make you both laugh and ponder. His distinctive voice, reminiscent of a more modern-day Lou Reed, was in top form, effortlessly conveying the subtle nuances of his storytelling.

Baxter Dury at QMU, photo by Stewart Fullerton

The set continued with songs such as "Almond Milk", "Leon", "Palm Trees" and "Miami" as the encore began afterwards, "Thank you Glasgow" said Baxter as the band departed, an individual in the crowd seemed very disappointed that he thought that the show was over, but to his delight Baxter returned to do a couple of more tracks, that demonstrates how drawn the crowd were on the night.

The final songs of the set was the one and only Cocaine Man, a track up there with some of his finest, before the show concluded with Prince of Tears, Shadow and of course (Baxter) These Are My Friends. The jubilant audience cheered as Baxter waved his goodbyes to the Glasgow audience.

Baxter Dury at QMU, photo by Stewart Fullerton

In a world of predictable performances, Baxter Durys live show was a refreshing experience. His ability to captivate the viewers with his quirky lyrics and funky dance moves is a testament to his talent and the enduring appeal of his music.

If you ever get the chance to see Baxter Dury live dont miss it, it is a journey into a world of wit, charm, and unapologetic individuality.


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