One of the coolest bands to come out of England in the late ’70s, The English Beat crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk to create an infectious dance rhythm. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, the band became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement.
Frontman/guitarist Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. Wakeling continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.
On Friday, January 18, The English Beat will perform a headlining concert at Mohawk. Joining them will be Austin-based ska punkers The Inverters and Jamaican music spinsters Heart And Soul Sound System. The best part? We have two tickets to give away to one of our lucky Red River Noise readers.
The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle on Facebook. Just click LIKE every time you see a link to this post on our Facebook wall. We will pick the winner before 5 p.m. on Friday. The winner will be notified via Facebook email and shared on our Facebook wall. Good luck!