The Neville Staple Band with Dakka Skanks Live at The Concorde 2 'Ska on the Beach' BrightonTHE NEVILLE STAPLE BAND: “Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” - Anita Merritt-Exeter Express & Echo.Neville Staple, legendary frontman 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 and started out from the early days with Ray King, Pete Waterman, The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials during the famous ‘Clash’ tour.
Neville’s 2-Tone legacy is huge. 2-Tone fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements. The movement helped to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain. The actual black and white chequered imagery of 2 Tone has become almost as famousas the music itself.
Dakka Skanks formed in mid-2016 with one goal in mind - rejuvenate British ska. They are a 5-piece ska/dub/reggae band based out of Brighton. The home of the Mod. Combining catchy choruses, up-tempo riffs and dubby breakdowns, they create a new hybrid blend to set their own stamp on a classic sound. It all began when Henry and Clara met in university when she performed her rendition of the iconic ‘Ghost Town’. When he heard it, they immediately formed the beginnings of Dakka Skanks. They recruited members along the way until there were 5. Then the adventure began, 2018 has seen extensive touring both in UK and abroad, with several Spanish shows under the belt, Ghent, Toulouse, The Costa Blanca and Marseille, all to immidiate rebookings for 2019.. summer sees the band head out to Germany and beyond Dakka Skanks have already played many of the Brighton hotspots including Concorde 2, The Prince Albert and Volks and now set their sights on Europe. They have performed at The Great Skinhead Reunion and Paddle Round The Pier, two of Brighton’s top festivals and now look to the mainland to see where the adventure takes them. Make sure you catch them at a show near you, you wont regret it!In 2018, they are playing some iconic sets including Skamouth, 2Tone Village and going on a UK & European tour in April. Keep an eye out on the page for more dates being added to see Dakka Skanks in your town.