The English Beat @ Gothic Theatre, Denver [15 July]

The English Beat


167
15
July
20:00

 Facebook event page
Gothic Theatre
3263 S Broadway, Englewood, Colorado 80113
THE ENGLISH BEAT
SUN, 15 JUL 2018 at 08:00PM MDT
Ages: 16 & Over
Doors Open: 07:00PM
OnSale: Fri, 11 May 2018 at 10:00AM MDT
Announcement: Wed, 9 May 2018 at 10:00AM MDT
The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.
When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval. This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and it's DIY ...approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”.
The original band consisted of singer-songwriter Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, and Everett Morton on drums – later additions Ranking Roger (toasting) and foundational First Wave Ska legend Saxa (saxophone) completed the outfit. The band crossed over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm.
The Beat first came to prominence as founding members of the British Two Tone Ska movement, with their classic first album “Just Can't Stop It” fitting squarely in that genre. 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 that movement.
However, band leader Dave Wakeling never felt constrained by the movement. Dave has always viewed ska as a springboard, not a straight jacket. Indeed, the band's sound continued to evolve over their first three studio albums, through the General Public era (a band formed by Dave with Ranking Roger, the toaster from The Beat), and has continued it's evolution with the forthcoming English Beat album “Here We Go Love”, a PledgeMusic crowd-funded album set for release in 2016, the band's first new album since 1982's “Special Beat Service”.
Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. Dave 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 songs from his new album “Here We Go Love”.
You just can’t stop The English Beat!
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Gothic Theatre:

The Aquabats
Gothic Theatre
Dance Gavin Dance
Gothic Theatre
Stuff You Should Know **SOLD OUT**
Gothic Theatre
Stuff You Should Know **SOLD OUT**
Gothic Theatre
Bad Wolves / From Ashes To New
Gothic Theatre
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Gothic Theatre
Jesse McCartney live in Denver
Gothic Theatre
Car Seat Headrest
Gothic Theatre
Car Seat Headrest
Gothic Theatre
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Gothic Theatre
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Gothic Theatre
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Gothic Theatre
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Gothic Theatre
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Gothic Theatre
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Gothic Theatre
David Allan Coe
Gothic Theatre
The Melvins
Gothic Theatre
The Melvins
Gothic Theatre
Itchy-O Record Release; Mystic Spy | Psykho Dojo
Gothic Theatre

The most anticipated events in Denver :

Def Leppard & Journey at Coors Field
Coors Field
Denver - Water Lantern Festival
Berkeley Lake Park
Imagine Dragons: EVOLVE TOUR
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour
Pepsi Center
Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show
Pepsi Center Arena
STEVE MARTIN and MARTIN SHORT
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour
Pepsi Center
Weezer / Pixies
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
The most popular events in your news feed!