Best described as mathematical, chaotic control with classic ska rhythms and soulful horns, The English Beat is explosive and methodical in their live performance. Audiences will be indulging in the caressing sounds of The Beat with local ska-punk band Always Guilty this Thursday, January 17th at Warehouse Live.
Formed in 1978 out of Birminghamin, England, The English Beat quickly rose to stardom for their innovative and progressive cover of Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tears Of A Clown’. With messages of peace, hope and thoughtful insight into social and political subjects, The Beat not only exudes positivity and freedom through their musical performances, but through their sincere commitment to causes as well.
In a recent interview with Songfacts.com, Dave Wakeling of The English Beat commented on the process of songwriting. “I have to just build up a head of steam, and either some kind of intense emotion… The often come to me in a big wedge, as if it’s been delivered from somewhere else… You’re in the middle of the river rather than dragging on the wave of the edges.”
Joining them will be the Latin infused ska-punk group, Always Guilty. With topics ranging from suicide to relationships, the group’s sound incorporates aspects of rhythmic ska, vigorous punk and passionate Latin influences. Always Guilty’s music reflects the overwhelming emotions and vibes permeated through the audience and musician. These emotions only happen in an eclipse of a moment during a live show, and never could be recreated in that essence again.
Between the British forerunners of the two-tone ska movement and the urban diversity of the local act; this show will lead the live music scene in progressive combinations of language and melodies and is sure to be a groovy time for all.
The event will be held at warehouse Live this Thursday (January 17th). Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 the day of; doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the music begins around 9:00 p.m. For more information on this event, please visit the event page.