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  • Ilyana Glanville

The Beat at The Leadmill: Ska icons ready to Twist & Crawl their way to Sheffield

The Beat are making their way to Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill for their show on March 31st. With Ranking Roger’s son, Ranking Jr, taking to the stage, the band are well prepared to dive through their back catalogue of songs that were instrumental in the Ska revival that gripped Britain in the 70’s and 80’s. The Ska legends have a long roster of shows lined up for the new year, stopping off at Leeds and Reading after their show right here in Sheffield.

Hailing from Birmingham, The Beat channelled their personal and political anger into ferocious performances and stunning songs. Their debut song ‘Tears of a Clown’ paid homage to Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, the double A-Side song catapulted the band to chart success, gaining them a spot in the Top 10 on the singles charts. This success was swiftly followed up with their song ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ from their debut album ‘Just Can’t Stop’ which is now a cult classic that transcends genres. Those in attendance at their shows past and present will tell you how electrifying their seamless blends between pop melodies and reggae rhythms truly are. Their performances are not ones to missed!

The band are touring the country February 24th – June 18th. Tickets are still available for their Sheffield show, grab them while you can.


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