The English Beat

The English Beat

One of the most popular and influential ska groups, The English Beat, rushed on to the music scene in 1979. With Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, a string of hit singles followed, including "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Save it for Later", and "I Confess", The English Beat made their mark with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance Beat. Managing to fuse all of their respective musical influences - soul, reggae, pop and punk - into a unique sound that was highly danceable,

The English Beat became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Ska movement along with contemporaries such as The Specials, The Selecter and Madness. Over the course of the three albums, The English Beat achieved great success in their home country, charting several singles into the top 10. In addition to their UK chart success, in America the band found a solid base of young fans eager to dance to the hypnotic rhythms. Their constant touring with iconic bands such as The Clash and The Police helped to boost their popularity in the States.



Who’s Going

Upcoming Events
Rams Head On Stage