may be available for your next special event!
No Doubt the current wave of ska-based bands all
credit The Specials as an inspiration and a guiding force. As a founding member of a band that has changed the face of pop music not only once, but twice, Neville Staple has every right to sit back and relax.
Neville also had international success as part of the
Fun Boy Three in the early 1980's, a band formed with former Specials bandmates Terry Hall and Lynval Golding.
The Specials were taking a break from the grueling world of touring, Neville Staple found himself bored and restless. While the rest of The Specials
made the world wait, Neville Staple assembled an ensemble of
talented young California musicians to accompany him on his mission to entertain, enliven and delight. This project of Neville Staple treats audiences to Neville's enchanting voice and unrestrained stage antics.
Aiding and abetting are:
Adam Theis, wild man of the trombone from both Cannonball and Savoy Swingers. He is taking a break from his usual duties to put the brass in the backup.
- Lincoln Barr was formerly with the very popular Let's Go Bowling and The Conspiracy. Currently he's playing for Jenny's Boyfriend, but for these very special shows, he'll keep the rock 'n roll licks in the ska mix.
- Achilles Poloynis, one time Blindspot bone man, now stands solid on the bass. He'll keep the rest of the madmen rooted to the room, so that the audience can dance.
- Steve Choi of Chinkees fame will let his fingers hop, prance and bobble across the keys into the sounds both familiar and new. Chuck Phelps has skipped out of Skankin' Pickle and right into the driving drum slot of this show-stopping project.
- Neville's own lovely daughter, Sheena Staple will round out the vocals and beautify the stage.
This energetic and exciting combination of talent perform Specials favorites, as well as a few surprises. Everyone who missed Neville Staple with
The Specials will have an extra chance to see or hear him, either on disc, or better yet, at a concert venue.
Notable songs include -- .
- Ghost Town
- Too Much Too Young
- Monkey Man
- It's You
- Nite Klub
- Enjoy Yourself
- Too Hot
- Leave It Out
Neville Staple may be available for your next special
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Born: ..in Jamaica
Born: ..in Manchester
Born: Apr 11, 1955
Raised: ..in England
Raised: ..in Coventry
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