7:50pm The Jamie Freeman Agreement
9pm The Beat*
*bar to remain open late after main act
Legendary 2-Tone Punk Ska Reggae Group led by vocalist Ranking Roger.
The Beat formed in 1978 and originally featured Ranking Roger, Dave Wakeling, Andy Cox, David Steele, Everett Morton & Saxa.
The Beat’s first single was the infectious cover of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tears of A Clown’ b/w “Ranking Full Stop” ( 2 Tone ) which on release went straight into the National Top 10 at No.6.
Further hit singles from the first album included ‘Mirror In The Bathroom’, ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’, ‘Hands Off… She’s Mine’ and ‘Best Friend’, and with a catalogue such as this it was easy to see why the The Beat would become one of the most popular recording and live acts in the UK.