UB40 are a British dub / reggae pop music band formed in 1978 in Birmingham. The band is one of the most culturally diverse dub reggae bands with musicians of English, Scottish, Irish, Yemeni and Jamaican parentage. The band is named from the paper form issued by the UK government's Department of Health and Social Security at the time of the band's formation for claiming unemployment benefit (UB40 = Unemployment Benefit, Form 40).
The Selecter featuring Pauline Black came into existence from 2010 after 2 Tone / Ska band The Selecter's founding members Neol Davies and Pauline Black each went on their own way with a version of UK band The Selecter. On October 31st 2010 Pauline Black and Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson played under The Selecter name to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the seminal debut album, ‘Too Much Pressure’, by performing the whole album live at the “Sinners Day Festival”, Ethias Stadium, Hasselt, Belgium. They also performed at The Bloomsbury Ballroom, London on Saturday 13th 2010.
If you like Bad Religion, Pennywise, The Offspring you will love these guys :)
Leftöver Crack is a political ska-punk/hardcore punk band formed in 2000 that rose from the remains of the seminal ska-punk band Choking Victim, which released one very-low budget LP and a couple of EPs in the 1990s. LöC is often referred to as "squatcore" for its practice of that lifestyle. They write music that is anti-capitalist, anti-WTO/NAFTA, anti-racist, anti-police, anti-homophobic, anti-sexist, and anti-fascist.
There are more than one artists with this name. 1) Previously a seven part band formed in late 2008 in Edinburgh, now playing under the name New Urban Frontier. They fused Ska, Punk, Reggae, Folk, Bhangra, Klezmer, Hip-Hop, Dub, Funk and Reggae.
Formed by Lenny Bignell (who has previously worked with Pama Intl and Acid Jazz Soul stars Lord Large) and Nathan Thomas, The Sidewalk Doctors have a sound that is equal parts sweet, soulful and heavy.
Taking influence from Vintage Jamaican sounds, particularly the Rocksteady era, adding a dose of soul and molding it into something unique.
August 2011 sees the release of their debut album "Music is Medicine"
9 choice cuts of Ska, Rocksteady and Reggae, exquisitely delivered.
A tonic to cure all your ills.
Difference, what so many search for, can be found in the music and attitude of Sloppy Joe.
They formed at the sound of ska and reggae with fullness of sound from dub, but quickly they had extended their range in influences. This is so vast, they end up losing themselves in the mix of the all sonorities, the personal references, spread as they are in a all new multicultural, brand mark of the band.