285 West Broadway
New York City, New York 10013

price : $25 (Advance)
date : Jan-13-2006 (Fri)
door : 8:00pm
show : 7:30PM
genre : British Ska
age : 21 and over
support: TBD
Hailing from working-class Birmingham, England. The (English) Beat entered the music scene in 1979. The six member band consisted of Dave Wakeling (vocals & guitar), David Steele (bass), Andy Cox (guitar), Everett Morton (drums), Saxa (saxophone) and Ranking Roger (vocals). The band managed to fuse all of their respective musical influences - soul, reggae, pop and punk - into a unique sound that was highly danceable. Along with contemporaries such as The Specials, The Selecter and Madness, The Beat became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Ska movement.

Added by metrohybrid on November 7, 2005