The English Beat, known as The British Beat in Australia and simply The Beat elsewhere, are a British ska revival band formed in Birmingham, England in 1978. Its music fuses Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock.
The original lineup of The Beat was together for just five years, splitting in 1984 after meeting with both critical and commercial success with their blend of ska, reggae and 2 tone. In that time, they toured with some of the biggest musical names on the planet, including R.E.M., The Specials, David Bowie, Talking Heads, The Clash and The Police.
Since the breakup, they’ve performed together just once - in 2003 at London’s Royal Festival Hall. VH1’s Bands Reunited television show tried, unsuccessfully, to make the reunion a permanently going concern, but instead, the two singers from the original band - Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger - have fronted their own versions of the group. Now, The English Beat is coming to Houston to perform at The Heights on Friday, July 27. We hope to see you there!
At Casa Palmas Apartments in Pasadena, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Friday!
Friday, July 27, 2018—8:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
339 West 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008