The English Beat Headed for California


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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 30, 2014 - 03:16pm PT
Just saw The English Beat put on a great show here in Seattle and they are heading south and playing some small towns along the way after looping back to the Golden State.

Could be your Sole Salvation!

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 30, 2014 - 03:23pm PT
They coming to Moab?

Otherwise I'll Save it for Later....

Aug 30, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
Thanks for the "heads" up. Definitely an act to catch.

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 30, 2014 - 08:05pm PT

Dang, I wish they were going to be closer... Ten years ago..they played a great free show about 20 minutes from my town...

Survival, aren't you close to Lincoln ?

beneath the valley of ultravegans
Aug 30, 2014 - 10:17pm PT
Thatcher's dead but the Beat lives on!

Boulder climber
Aug 30, 2014 - 10:53pm PT

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 31, 2014 - 07:27am PT
Yes Nita, just a few miles, but we have commitments, WAAA!!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2014 - 12:10pm PT
Mirror in the Bumproom...

Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Sep 1, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
Credit: apogee

What a great, fun band.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:36pm PT
Dave Wakeling is such a nice guy.

Last year, The Specials played Vancouver and it was a super great show. Six days later, the English Beat played and it was just as good. Wakeling made it feel like everybody there was at a house party with the Beat.

Big fun:

Keep your eyes peeled for the Selecter. They tour occasionally and could come to your town !

Will Madness ever come to town ?

A documentary about 2tone music -

Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 1, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
Saw Wakely and Rockin' Roger at a Nike Run Hit Wonder 10k about 15 years ago (along with Flock of Seagulls, Tone Loc, etc.). Ran with the wife, so we ran SLOW, but the upside was that when we got to them, they were wrapping up and launched into a bunch of old Beat tunes. It was awesome. Like a private show for 20 people in running clothes in the middle of some blocked off street in the middle of LA. Still memorable.

Sep 1, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
soundtrack of a part of my life for sure and thanks to jim b for dragging me out to their last show in van! As a climber I always like a line from a song on wa'happen
"feel that pump as it goes to my heart, feel that pump as the worrying starts, pump pump"

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Sep 1, 2014 - 08:26pm PT
Love 2 Tone and the 2nd wave ska. Caught English Beat several times, though not recently. When I was living in Seattle in '92, the ska band Easy Big Fella practiced each week in the basement of the house I was living in. That was awesome.
Another somewhat similar band for super fun shows was Fishbone, who still tours pretty regularly.

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Sep 2, 2014 - 12:06am PT
Saw 'em in maybe '82 in Seattle, at the Hippodrome. The SBS tour. Saw 'em again some other time, can't remember where. San Diego? One year (early 90's?) the crew was at Josh. Twilly insisted we had to drive into L.A. to - ahem - "run some errands," which was Twilly code for a pending epic. Wound up at Wakeling's house, drinking. He truly is a nice humble regular guy. Last time was here in Flagstaff at the Orpheum. I'd love to catch 'em again.

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Sep 2, 2014 - 08:13am PT
Wow - didn't know there were some 2nd wave fans here...Steve Grossman you threw me a curve ball with this thread. -would have never guessed.

I was part of the revival in the 80's.

Not exactly the same "wave" as it's 1st wave styleee but within the genre; Chris Murray just played at my backyard party this past Sunday:

I would have invited everyone from ST but had no idea!!

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2014 - 09:17am PT
Great music never dies it just waits for love and attention.

bvb- Where would you be without the Twill factor?!?

Mountain climber
Tustin, CA
Sep 3, 2014 - 11:54am PT
The Skatalites are playing in Fullerton next Tuesday at The Slidebar. Either the Steady 45's or Delirians are opening. I should be there.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Nov 7, 2014 - 08:14am PT
Bump. Lots of interesting California dates.
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