Neville Staple, legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as ‘The Original Rude Boy’, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
He celebrates a super 40-year career in the music business which is well documented from the early days with Ray King, Pete Waterman, The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before his time with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.
Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is also huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 -Tone has become almost as famous as the music itself.
O2 Academy Islington
Friday 7 October 2022 - 6.30pm