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The English Beat

British Ska Veterans

The English Beat

One of the key bands of the U.K. ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s, the bEAT (known as the English Beat in North America to avoid confusion with the Paul Collins-led power pop group) achieved a near-perfect balance of pop melodies and taut rhythms that made them stars in Britain and won them a substantial cult following in the United States.

The band formed in 1979 and released their debut single, an infectious cover of the Smokey Robinson classic "Tears of A Clown" on 2-Tone Records, which went straight into the UK national charts at #6. Fronted by vocalist and guitarist Dave Wakeling The bEAT became an overnight sensation. Over the course of the next five years The bEAT released three studio albums ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’, ‘Wha’appen’ and ‘Special Beat Service’ and enjoyed a series of classic hit singles between 1979-1983 such as ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’, ‘Best Friend’, ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’, ‘Hands Off…She’s Mine’, ‘Too Nice To Talk To’, ‘Drowning’, ‘Doors of your Heart’, ‘Save it for Later’, ‘I Confess’, ‘Stand Down Margaret’ and ‘Twist and Crawl’. The bEAT have toured the world alongside artists such as The Clash, The Police, The Specials, The Pretenders, REM, Talking Heads and David Bowie, and they continue to do so today selling out their last UK tour in 2022.


Tuesday, Mar 28


$45-$65 incl fees


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