Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels
Few musicians can lay claim to influencing a generation but Roddy Byers is one of them. As lead guitarist with The Specials he helped write the soundtrack to the 2 Tone generation penning such classic songs as Rat Race, Hey Little Rich Girl and Concrete Jungle. His influence continues through Amy Winehouse’s cover of ‘Rich Girl’ and brought the music of 2 Tone to a whole new generation in the new millennium helping to kick start the recent Ska Revival.
After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of ‘Radiation’ therapy, Roddy Byers stepped away as the Specials lead guitarist and into the centre spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of the Skabilly Rebels. Roddy and his Skabilly Rebels are the next phase of an audio formula Byers has been working to perfect since the day he stepped into the recording studio with The Specials back in 1979 – a fusion of the driving rhythm of Ska and the gritty hard edge of Rockabilly and Punk
2Tone ska band from the Tees Valley, England. Formed in 2013, the group have since topped the UK Reggae Charts twice and have supported the likes of Bad Manners, The Toasters, Roddy Radiation and The Specials on their 40th Anniversary Tour. The ensemble got together to play a music that they all love, and the chaps intend to perform a selection of 2 Tone anthems and other foot stomping tunes, with the objective of making you dance and smile. Debut album, 'Cradle To The Grave', out now.
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Ska punk band from the south coast of England.
Brand new ska band from Stratford, East London. A blend of Jamaican ska, punk, 2-tone, mod and Ennio Morricone film scores.
Saturday 19th February 2022
Tickets: £12 ADV / £15 OTD