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Neville Staple Band (The Specials) on Friday 1st November 2019
Gorilla Tactics & The Very Nice present:
NEVILLE STAPLE BAND
Neville Staple, Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The Original Rude Boy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His celebrates a super 40-year career in the music business which is well documented and started out from the early days with Ray King, Pete Waterman, The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.
Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself.
Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and his departure from the band in late 2012, Neville Staple continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band, The Neville Staple Band, at venues and festival appearances worldwide. His relentless tours across the UK sees him performing at many festivals, including a recent headline slot on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival and other top fests. His recent Worldwide shows include Hong Kong, Europe and Australia, with the US and others planned for 2018 onwards.
The unstoppable explosion of ska madness that is Skata Tones will have you skanking and jumping with every beat. Front-man Robbie presents an infectious brand of energetic, original songs that blend reggae beats, driving basslines and blistering guitar chops with crazy brass antics.
Their latest release on CD and Vinyl, A Day At The Fair, captures all the fun of the festival and throws it at you with gusto! It’s a bag of hot new tunes to blow your boots off.
After another fantastic summer of live performances at some of the UK’s most incredible festivals, the fastest moving ska band in the West is hitting the stage harder than ever before – plenty more gig news coming soon. It’s all about the party, the weekend, the music and the fun. Skata Tones have a good time ALL the time!
Music Genres: Reggae, Ska
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