Shimmy and Shake to the Musical Cornucopia That Is The English Beat
The English Beat, known as The British Beat in Australia and simply The Beat elsewhere, are a British ska revival band formed in Birmingham, England in 1978. Its music fuses Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock.
The original lineup of The Beat were together for just five years, splitting in 1984 after meeting with both critical and commercial success with their blend of ska, reggae and 2 tone. In that time, they toured with some of the biggest musical names on the planet, including R.E.M., The Specials, David Bowie, Talking Heads, The Clash and The Police.
Since the breakup, they’ve performed together just once - in 2003 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. VH1’s Bands Reunited television show tried, unsuccessfully, to make the reunion a permanently going concern, but instead, the two singers from the original band - Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger - have fronted their own versions of the group. Now, The English Beat is coming to Houston to perform at The Heights on Friday, July 27. We hope to see you there!
We know you love your home at The Enclave at Woodbridge Apartments in Sugar Land, Texas, but it’s important to stay active and involved in your community. Attending this event is the perfect chance for you to journey outside your comfort zone to meet new people and seek new opportunities.
Friday, July 27, 2018—8:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
339 West 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008