The English Beat

with Warsaw Poland Brothers

The English Beat

Fri Sep 24

The English Beat

with Warsaw Poland Brothers

Doors: 8:30 pm
Start: 9:00 pm
Age: Ages 21+ Only
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Event Information

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Genre: ska

Ticket Price: Ticket Price: $25 advanced / $25 day of show / $44 reserved loft seating (loft seating is available over the phone or in person at our box office)

The English Beat

The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval.

This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and it's DIY approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”.

The original band consisted of singer-songwriter Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everett Morton on drums – later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit. The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm.

The Beat first came to prominence as founding members of the British Two Tone Ska movement, with their classic first album “Just Can't Stop It” fitting squarely in that genre. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the band became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of that movement.

However, band leader Dave Wakeling never felt constrained by the movement. Dave has always viewed ska as a springboard, not a straight jacket. Indeed, the band's sound continued to evolve over their first three studio albums, through the General Public era (a band formed by Dave with Ranking Roger, the toaster from The Beat), and has continued it's evolution with the forthcoming English Beat album “Here We Go Love”, a PledgeMusic crowd-funded album set for release in 2016, the band's first new album since 1982's “Special Beat Service”.

Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and songs from his new album “Here We Go Love”.

You just can’t stop The English Beat!

Warsaw Poland Brothers

Warsaw Poland Bros. have played everywhere, with everyone in most of North America and Hawaii, while releasing several nationally distributed cd's fueled by their own indie start up label, Invisible Mass Records. Warsaw's dedication to a hobby-job-lifestyle has been, and will continue to be the driving force to perform live, coast to coast, towns to cities, day after night, mixing and releasing albums along the way. With over 300 shows a year, multiple gigs a day and merely days off in between, they are true road dogs, not an understatement, as Warsaw has been voted one of Jam Base's top 10 touring bands. The ever-changing cast of characters that travel with the group lends the band to effortlessly moving through a wide range of styles. Warsaw is the ultimate definition of the DIY attitude, taking everything in-house from booking to engineering and producing their music. The Brothers and their work-horse musicians have collaborated with people all over the world and recording in every setting imaginable, from a backstage green room to Warsaw 1 (Warsaw's van). With a dedicated street team, fan base, and unmatchable live show and talent pool, Warsaw is a testament to an incredible DIY lifestyle. When Warsaw comes to town, you'll be dancing, drinking, and partying with a zeal you never knew you had, so you might as well call in sick, because they'll be coming around soon...