Neville Staple, Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels
40 years of Ghost Town Tour With special guest Roddy Radiation & The Skabilly Rebels 2-Tone music “Legend” Neville Staple, ‘From the Specials’, also known as the ‘Original Rude Boy’ celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Ghost Town, one of the most iconic hit songs of the 1980’s, with an exclusive 2Tone party tour. Joining the well-loved rude boy and his highly celebrated band, will be Roddy Radiation, the brilliant original Specials guitarist and his ‘Skabilly Rebels’, and other surprise star guests along the way. Expect a fun, stomping, nostalgic trip through2-Tone-Ska hits like ‘A Message to You Rudy’, Rat Race, Gangsters and more, plus top career classics and exclusive ‘one-off’ merch.
Neville was born in Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica. At the age of five, Neville left Jamaica to live in the English town of Rugby, Warwickshire, where he went to school but later moved to Coventry. He was initially active in the sound system scene forming his own crew called “Jah Baddis”. Neville was a regular fixture at the Locarno ballroom in Coventry where he met its resident DJ, Pete Waterman. Pete was heavily involved in the seventies reggae scene before going on to become a major pop producer in the 1980s. Pete has written the foreword to Neville’s biography – “Original Rude Boy” – and briefly managed The Specials.
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