THE SELECTER, the seminal 2 Tone band featuring the one and only Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson, will play The East Quay on Friday March 22nd.
It’s been 2 years since the band reunited to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their best-selling debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’, which featured the classic hits ‘On My Radio’, ‘Missing Words’, ‘Three Minute Hero’ & ‘The Whisper’. The band has since toured the UK, Europe and Australia, re-building their fanbase and picking up many new fans on the way.
The 2 Tone sound was developed in the late 70’s by young musicians in the West Midlands who grew up hearing 60’s Jamaican music. They fused elements of ska, reggae and rocksteady with punk rock and New Wave. Along with The Specials, The Beat and Madness, The Selecter was at the forefront of this ground breaking new music.
A new album “String Theory” will be released in February and proves that The Selecter is not content just to rest on their heritage status. The band, known for it’s social commentary, want to say something about current times. Some of these new songs will be played for the first time on this tour, alongside the band’s classic back catalogue.
Tickets are £15 and available online here or from Gatefield Sounds in Herne Bay and in Whitstable, and Canterbury Rock in Canterbury.
The band’s website is www.theselecter.net