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The Beat ft Ranking Jnr

+ SW20 Radio Ska DJs

£20 advance + Booking Fee

All Standing

Saturday

Feb 24

20:00

We are delighted to be welcoming The Beat ft. Ranking Jnr back to the Cheese and Grain by popular demand!
One of the key bands of the U.K. ska revival of the late ’70s and early ’80s, the Beat achieved a near-perfect balance of pop melodies and taut rhythms that made them stars in Britain and won them a worldwide following. The Beat were, and still are, based in Birmingham, England. They released their debut single, “Tears of a Clown” b/w “Ranking Full Stop,” through the Specials’ 2-Tone label in 1979. The single went Top Ten in the U.K., and they soon struck a deal with Arista to distribute their own Go Feet label. 1980’s I Just Can’t Stop It (released by Sire in the United States) went gold in England on the strength of the single “Mirror in the Bathroom,”. The band’s ferocious performances and clever blend of personal and political lyrics made them stars at home and abroad.
Set Times:
8pm DOORS
8:15pm – 9:30pm DJ SUPPORT FROM ANDY + ROGER (SW20 Radio’s Ska Plus Show)
9:30pm – 10:45pm THE BEAT

Venue

Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE

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