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Dave Wakeling 7/6/14

Dave Wakeling was instrumental in bringing the driving sound of ska and reggae to post punk in an otherwise bleak era of big hair, shoulder pads, MTV and Colombian No-Doz.

Published in Live Performances

Flagship 2Tone group the English Beat returns to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Wednesday, August 28, promoting a new various artists anthology of English Beat cover songs benefiting Teenage Cancer Trust.  Lead singer and guitarist Dave Wakeling spoke to me recently about the album and the charity, dropping a bit of eclectic English social history along the way.

Published in Music News

Nostalgia acts typically fall into two categories -- sad and pathetic or talented yet, older and wiser. To its fans delight, the English Beat squarely falls into the latter category.

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Karate Bikini - A Simpler Sugar

Wed November 26
Karate Bikini is an eight piece ensemble who's members hail from St. Louis and the metro area. They are a large band with a large sound. Their latest album A Simpler Sugar is full of upbeat pop songs,…