“I sing myself to sleep. It's my best friend."
27 March 1957 – 22 January 1997
Twenty years ago this year Dundee lost its finest voice when Billy Mackenzie sang himself to sleep.
To mark this milestone, and to honour Billy's enduring legacy, this very special night will see local musicians perform their own take on the music of the man who even Bjork was too scared to record a duet with.
Performances will feature covers of both Billy’s earlier work with The Associates and his later solo material.
The night - Sunday 26 March – also marks the eve of what would have been Billy’s 60th birthday. To honour this significant date, for one night only, the Reading Rooms will be transformed into a candlelit jazz club in the vein of Ronnie Scott’s, the Soho club famously played by The Associates in 1984.
The evening will include unique performances created especially by The Onion Club with Kerry Fleming (Kerry Fowler / The Lost Todorovs) and some very special guests to be announced shortly.