Neol Davies

Neol was one of the pivotal songwriters of the Two Tone movement

After learning his craft in local rehearsal spaces in his home town of Coventry and playing in a number of bands, Neol recorded the instrumental ska classic The Selecter which was the first release with Gangsters by The Specials on 2Tone records, the label he co-founded. The independently-released single reached number six in the uk charts and launched the global two tone movement.

Having played most of the instruments on The Selecter himself, it wasn’t until after the single had become a hit that Neol decided to build a band. Recruiting friends Desmond Brown, Charley Anderson, Compton Amanor, Charley ‘H’ Bembridge, Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and Pauline Black, The Selector went on to storm the charts with the songs On My Radio, Missing Words, 3 Minute Hero and Too Much Pressure.


On My Radio

Missing Words

Too Much Pressure

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