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The Neville Staple Band

2nd Nov 2019 @ 20:00 - 23:55


Neville Staple received an honorary degree from Arden University, Coventry, for his efforts to defuse racial tension through innovation and music. Most recently, Neville has dedicated his time to promoting anti-knife crime, working with various groups and youth projects following the fatal stabbing of his 21-year-old grandson in 2018. Neville is to be known as “Dr Rude Boy”.

Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, was known as The Original Rude Boy, (now Dr. Rude Boy), celebrates 40 years of his top music career, and of the beginning of the 2-Tone movement. Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. His UK and International career in the music industry, is well documented and started out from the early days with Ray King, Pete Waterman (OBE), The Coventry Automatics and his Jah Baddis Sound System, before taking to the stage with The Specials as part of the famous tour with ‘The Clash’ and Bernie Rhodes. He has performed, written or produced, highly acclaimed and hit albums and singles, along with TV and film soundtrack writing and recordings, including a song for the 2019 Spiderman blockbuster. His musical awards also include MOJO, NME, Gold & Silver discs and a lifetime achievement award from Foxford School in his home city of Coventry (birthplace of the 2-Tone Movement). He is celebrated as a living legend.


2nd Nov 2019
20:00 - 23:55
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