Suporting THE BEAT
THE LIVE ROOMS, Chester
Saturday, 22nd February, 2014
The Live Rooms, Chester
7pm – 2am
£15 ADV // MOTD
The Beat come to Chester for a SKA Party!
Expect to hear all the classic hits, ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’, ‘Can’t Get Use To Losing You’, ‘Tears Of A Clown’, ‘Hands Off She’s Mine’, and many more!
Formed in the working class suburbs of industrial Birmingham in England in 1978 The Beat arose at a time of high unemployment and social upheaval. From the outset the band offered messages of hope and peace with an insight into socio-political topics would later alongside The Specials see them heralded as forerunners of the whole 2-Tone Ska movement. After numerous offers to return to the stage The Beat returned in 2003 for a sell out show at The Royal Festival Hall with the inclusion of Ranking Jnr taking vocal duties to an accolade of critical acclaim. With Dave Wakeling heading to the US Ranking Roger alongside Everett Morton, Ranking Jnr and Mickey Billingham returned to their roots with deeper rhythms, a wall of sound that transcends time and an unwavering dedication to real unity and love that leaves the future still to be written.