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March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

UK’s No. 1 tribute to madness!
For most ska fans 1980 had to be the year. The music of The Specials along with Madness, The Beat, The Selecter and Bad Manners were the sounds on your radio. Britain was a bleak place back then, and the music that brightened those days was the sounds of the great 2 Tone bands.  It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from, it was a movement that united people and continues to this day.


Driven by a passion for this movement, 2 Rude were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 and have not looked back since. The band plays the very best of the 2 Tone era, recreating the live sound of bands like The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and more. The band is made up of 7 first class musicians with a caliber that is second to none and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands.


In the period of time that 2 Rude have been on the scene they have grown in stature, playing sell-out shows and headlining festivals, and leaving audiences breathless and shouting for more. The band have shared stages with the likes of Bad Manners, The Selecter, From The Jam, Aswad, Soul II Soul and Midge Ure as their stature has grown, and have even played with Roddy Byers of The Specials on several occasions.


The band’s repertoire is literally bursting at the seams, with songs representing the very best of what a real live ska band is. Being a band in great demand with a whole string of bookings, their live show has to be seen to be truly appreciated. 2 Rude are as authentic as a fist full of ska, and will not disappoint.


“If I closed my eyes [while onstage] it would feel exactly like I was playing with The Specials.”


Roddy Radiation, former lead guitarist of The Specials







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March 8, 2023
12:00 AM