Tue Jan 29 2013

6:00 PM

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club

17 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02144

Ages 21+

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THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! 

VENUE OPEN FOR FOOD/DRINKS AT 6PM...MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM

Purchasing a General Admission ticket guarantees you entry to the show but does not guarantee seating. 

Johnny D's is a mix of table seating and standing room. 

Premium Dinner/Show and Dinner/Show price is the GA price plus $26.68 per person, which includes a 3 course meal, tax, and gratuity. For any additional purchases we reserve the right to add an 18% gratuity and 7% meal tax.

We will hold the seats for you until show time or 8:30pm, whichever is earlier. Show time is when any performer begins, including opener.

Once the show begins, any open tables will be first come, first serve for all patrons.

Johnny D's Presents
The English Beat

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  • The English Beat

    The English Beat

    Alternative Rock

    One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham's the Beat formed in 1978 (the band had to change their name to the English Beat in the U.S. to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name). The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk-toaster/rapper Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band consisting of Andy Cox (guitar), Dave Steel (bass), and Everett Moreton (drums). The addition of 50-year-old saxophonist Saxa, who originally played with Prince Buster and Desmond Dekker, gave the band credibility and fleshed out its sound. An opening spot for the Selecter led to the band's signing to 2-Tone, where they released the hit single "Tears of a Clown," a wonderful version of the Smokey Robinson classic. In 1980, the band decided to form their own 2-Tone-inspired label, Go-Feet (distributed by Arista). A string of hit singles followed in the U.K., including "Mirror in the Bathroom." Their debut LP, I Just Can't Stop It, combined the early hits with other pop/ska-oriented material. "Stand Down Margaret," with its anti-Thatcher stance, found the band moving in a more political direction, leading to several benefit gigs for "radical" causes. Musically, the Beat slowed down the tempo for a more traditional reggae sound showcased on 1981's Wha'ppen. This direction failed to bring the chart success of its predecessor. Featuring a more pop-oriented approach, 1982's Special Beat Service helped the band increase its U.S. fan base through MTV exposure of "Save It for Later" and "I Confess," but the band members decided to call it quits later that same year. Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, and Cox and Steel formed Fine Young Cannibals. ~ Chris Woodstra, All Music Guide

Johnny D's Presents

The English Beat

Tue Jan 29 2013 6:00 PM

Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club Somerville MA
The English Beat
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

Ages 21+

THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT! 

VENUE OPEN FOR FOOD/DRINKS AT 6PM...MUSIC STARTS AT 8PM

Purchasing a General Admission ticket guarantees you entry to the show but does not guarantee seating. 

Johnny D's is a mix of table seating and standing room. 

Premium Dinner/Show and Dinner/Show price is the GA price plus $26.68 per person, which includes a 3 course meal, tax, and gratuity. For any additional purchases we reserve the right to add an 18% gratuity and 7% meal tax.

We will hold the seats for you until show time or 8:30pm, whichever is earlier. Show time is when any performer begins, including opener.

Once the show begins, any open tables will be first come, first serve for all patrons.

The English Beat

The English Beat

Alternative Rock

One of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups, Birmingham's the Beat formed in 1978 (the band had to change their name to the English Beat in the U.S. to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name). The multiracial band carved a distinct sound through the use of alternating lead vocals by guitarist Dave Wakeling and punk-toaster/rapper Ranking Roger, supported by a tight band consisting of Andy Cox (guitar), Dave Steel (bass), and Everett Moreton (drums). The addition of 50-year-old saxophonist Saxa, who originally played with Prince Buster and Desmond Dekker, gave the band credibility and fleshed out its sound. An opening spot for the Selecter led to the band's signing to 2-Tone, where they released the hit single "Tears of a Clown," a wonderful version of the Smokey Robinson classic. In 1980, the band decided to form their own 2-Tone-inspired label, Go-Feet (distributed by Arista). A string of hit singles followed in the U.K., including "Mirror in the Bathroom." Their debut LP, I Just Can't Stop It, combined the early hits with other pop/ska-oriented material. "Stand Down Margaret," with its anti-Thatcher stance, found the band moving in a more political direction, leading to several benefit gigs for "radical" causes. Musically, the Beat slowed down the tempo for a more traditional reggae sound showcased on 1981's Wha'ppen. This direction failed to bring the chart success of its predecessor. Featuring a more pop-oriented approach, 1982's Special Beat Service helped the band increase its U.S. fan base through MTV exposure of "Save It for Later" and "I Confess," but the band members decided to call it quits later that same year. Wakeling and Ranking Roger went on to form General Public, and Cox and Steel formed Fine Young Cannibals. ~ Chris Woodstra, All Music Guide