THE BEAT FEAT. RANKING ROGER
FRIDAY 17 MARCH 2017
Start Time : 8pm, Doors Open 7.30pm
Tickets: Standing £18.00, VIP Balcony £23.00
Formed in 1979, and signed to the iconic 2 Tone record label along with The Specials.
The Beat return featuring original vocalist Ranking Roger performing old and new classics.
Back with the same dynamic energy that drove their numerous 1980’s hits; ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’, ‘Stand Down Margaret’ and ‘Too Nice To Talk To’ as well as their three charting albums, The Beat’s reggae looseness meets razor-sharp songwriting meets the paranoid pace of punk is back.
And that’s the way it is with The Beat’s new album ‘Bounce’, the spectacular fourth album by first-generation 2 Tone skankers turned purveyors of political pop. Musical genres move from the clipped and hectic rude boy shuffle of ‘Avoid The Obvious’ to the chiming sunshine pop of ‘Heaven Hiding’ through to ‘Fire Burn’’s heavy-duty righteousness, New album ‘Bounce’ shows off every gleaming aspect of the most musically diverse band to come out of the multiracial, multicultural explosion that remade British pop from 1979 onwards.
Joining Roger in the revitalised Beat is his son Ranking Junior, a powerhouse MC who adds a new dimension to The Beat’s live shows, along with drummers Oscar Harrison (Ocean Colour Scene) and Fuzz Townshend (Pop Will Eat Itself) plus Chiko Hamilton on sax, Andy Pearson on bass, Steve Harper on guitar and Bobby Bird whose background in ambient dub as Higher Intelligence Agency adds a new psychedelic dimension.
Released in September 2016 to great acclaim. ‘Bounce’ is the first album from The Beat in over 30 years and was written by Ranking Roger, Mick Lister and Ranking Junior, and produced by Mick Lister (Bad Company, Amy Winehouse, The Feeling)
“Look into the DNA of every generation of British ravers from The Prodigy through drum’n’bass to UK grime and you’ll find traces of The Beat.”
This promises to be a very exhilarating show!
Catch the band's brilliant live show at 2017 dates being announced now!