Best known for his work as the singer and toaster in ska and two tone legends The Specials, Neville Staple is one of the great figureheads of the second wave of British ska that broke across the nation’s music scene in the late 70s. Alongside Terry Hall and Jerry Dammers, Nevill Staple had seven consecutive top 10 hits between 1979 and 1981 with The Specials.He then went on to form Fun Boy Three with Terry Hall and Lyndal Golding, and over the two year life span of the band they had six UK top 20 hits including The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum). His thirty-five year career in the music business has also included stints with The Coventry Automatics and the The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career.
The Neville Staple Band’s set features a mix of The Specials and Ska classics such as Gangsters, A Message To You Rudy, Monkey Man, Ghost Town and Night Club as well as tracks from his second chart topping band The Fun Boy Three, some Jamaican Ska classics and brand new original solo material.
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.