The Baghdaddies play an eclectic brass-driven sound that's inspired by middle-eastern sounds - but has an infectious dancability similar to ska.
Well it should be spelt 'The Selecter'!
Formed in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, the Planet Smashers
The Rudiments. a - The elements or first principles of a subject: The rudiments of grammar. b - A mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something: The rudiments of a plan. "there is nothing rudimentary about their sound. Another band that makes harmonies work for them, The Rudiments have 60s beat inspired tunes with hooks and melodies to make you smile"
There were two bands named The Beat, both active at the same time in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Both also worked under other names as a result of the name conflict. 1) The English two-tone ska band The Beat were known as The English Beat in North America. Official Website 2) The American power-pop band became known as Paul Collins' Beat.
The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement. Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy's theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics.
Bad Manners are an English 2-Tone Ska band fronted by Buster Bloodvessel and formed in 1976 at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School,North London, where the members studied.
At the beginning, none of the eight members played any instrument.
The members are :
Buster Bloodvessel - Vocals
Simon Cuell - Guitar
Lee Thompson -Bass
Richie Downs - Keyboards
Matt Goodwin - Sax
Matt Bane - Drums
Colin Graham - Trumpet
Russel Wynn - Percussion
Copious are a 5-piece indie/rock band from London, UK. They consist of: Alun Cornish - Bass
Andrew Stroud - Lead Guitar
Danny Elbaz - Vocals
Jose Joyette - Drums
Michael Stroud - Guitar Songs are currently available to listen to on their MySpace and also on XFM Uploaded.