- The Specials
- Punk/ Reggae/ Ska
The Specials are an influential ska/pop/rocksteady outfit from Coventry, formed in 1977 and later to become part of the UK Two-Tone scene in the late '70s/ early '80s.
Key members have included Terry Hall, Jerry Dammers, Lynval Golding, Neville Staple, Horace Panter, Roddy Byers, John Bradbury (who passed away in 2015) and various horns.
As of 2019, the band features founder members: Lynval Golding, Horace Panter and Terry Hall, plus: Tim Smart, Drew Stansall, Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Steve Cradock, Pablo Mandleson and Gary Powell.
Their key albums include "Specials" (featuring "A Message To You Rudy", "Monkey Man", "Too Much Too Young" and "Nite Klub"), "More Specials" (featuring "Rat Race" (on some versions), "Do Nothing" and "International Jet Set") and 2019's UK number 1 album, "Encore".
The non-album single "Ghost Town" gave them a number one in 1981.
Has Worked With
- Lily Allen
- Mike Park
- Pama International
- Sonic Boom Six
- Betty Woz Ere
- Gene Drayton Unit
- Jem Cooke
- Just Morale
- Rudi's Message
- Speed Circus
- The Grit
- The Stopouts
- Too Hot
- Underground Heroes
- New Groove Formation
- The Crane Brothers
- The Pressure Tones
- Dandy Livingstone
- 2 Tone Collective
- 3 Men & Black
- Gary Powell
- The Invisible Orchestra
- The Specials - After Show Party
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Events for The Specials
- Fri 5th Jul 2019 Cornbury Festival, The Specials, Echo and the Bunnymen, Beve...The Great Tew Park (Oxfordshire)Buy Tickets
- Tue 9th Jul 2019 The SpecialsCoventry Cathedral Ruins (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Wed 10th Jul 2019 The SpecialsCoventry Cathedral Ruins (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Jul 2019 The SpecialsCoventry Cathedral Ruins (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Jul 2019 The SpecialsCoventry Cathedral Ruins (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Jul 2019 The SpecialsHarbourside (Bristol)More Info..
- Sat 20th Jul 2019 Splendour, Manic Street Preachers, The Specials, Rag N Bone ...Wollaton Park/ Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 23rd Aug 2019 Victorious Festival, Two Door Cinema Club, The Specials, Dov...Southsea Seafront (Southsea)More Info..
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- Sat 2nd Nov 2019 The Specials Ltd., The SpecialsThe Booking Hall (Dover)Buy Tickets