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Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Years Active: 1978-1983, 2003, 2005-present
Genres: 2 Tone, Ska, Reggae, New Wave

The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat and Australia as The British Beat) are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded inBirmingham, England, in 1978. The band's style fuses ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock, and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics. The Beat's original line-up consisted of Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Ranking Roger on vocals, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, Everett Morton on drums and Saxa on saxophone. The Beat formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom. Ranking Roger, one of the band's vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavor to the ban... Continue Bio >>


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