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Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels appearing with The Beat Goes Bang and The Ska 45's
7pm | Rubery Social Club | 141 New Road, Rubery, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 9JW
After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of “Radiation” therapy, Roddy Byers is stepping away from the side of the stage as the Specials’ lead guitarist and into the center spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of his newest and best musical endeavor, the SKABILLY REBELS!
Roddy and his Skabilly Rebels are the next phase of an audio formula Byers has been working to perfect since the day he stepped into the recording studio with the Specials back in the 80s – a fusion of the driving rhythm of Ska and the gritty, hard edge of Rockabilly, also known as “Skabilly.”
Everett Morton the original drummer for The Beat has brought together some of Birminghams most talented artists to reform as the Beat Goes Bang, bringing that classic sound and feeling back to the streets of Birmingham. After performing with The Beat and releasing three albums in the early 80’s which also included a string of singles such as the hit “Mirror in the bathroom”. Now Everett has taken it a step further and introduced a brand new incarnation of that feeling and sound with the Beat Goes Bang, where the group are currently working not only on the old stuff but also bringing you some great new songs too.
THE SKA45’s are a Birmingham based Ska, Reggae & Rock steady band. Covering songs from Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Specials, The Beat, Madness,The Bodysnatchers etc and also some carefully chosen Reggae & Rocksteady.
141 New Road, Rubery, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 9JW