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Justin Currie

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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 short tour of Scotland together with The Proclaimers guitarist Stuart Nisbet and drummer Ross McFarlane - who also played with chart-toppers Stiltskin - bassist Gary John Kane and keyboard player Andy May. From 2004 - 2006 Currrie has regularly joined singer songwriters Eddi Reader and Colin McIntyre (aka Mull Historical Society) and Scottish folk band Blazin’ Fiddles to perform in Scotland as part of the project “With Strings Attached”. In 2004 Currie also teamed up with Kevin and Jim McDermott (of Simple Minds) to record A Terrible Beauty, a comedy rock album which he released anonymously under the name The Uncle Devil Show. Currie also continues to perform live as a solo artist in the UK. In 2006 he was a special guest on Tom McRae’s Hotel Cafe Tour. In 2005 he wrote and recorded a new album Rebound, which is currenly scheduled to be released on October 9, 2007. Currie is known for his dry humour and self-deprecation and his MySpace page suggests: “Justin’s solo record is called “Rebound” and features eleven thunderously dreary dirges many of which he is currently airing live to pained looking crowds of people in dingy Glasgow basements.”[1] Several tracks from Rebound have already been previewed on both the Del Amitri Official Website and MySpace page.

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