Ska band The Selecter to play at Eric’s Liverpool
The Selecter feat. Pauline Black Gaps Hendricks come to Eric's on Saturday 31 March 2012
Tickets will be £15 from Ticketmaster / Box office 0151-236 9994/ http://www.ericslive.com
In 1979 Pauline Black became the lead singer with 2-TONE band The Selecter, who spearheaded the 2-tone label alongside The Specials, Madness and of course The Beat. They enjoyed a string of hits in the early '80'S, gaining two gold discs, to mark 100,000 sales of the albums 'Too Much Pressure’ and ‘Dance Craze’.
Pauline Black has spent the last 30 years maintaining the fierce independence that she first forged in her early days. Building a considerable reputation through singing, song writing, and acting. Never content to just rest on her laurels or pursue the road of easy celebrity, Pauline has delivered 10 studio albums, throughout her career. Pauline Black is a singular woman with a multi-faceted talent.
Formed in 1979 and once described as “conspiring to make dancing the only way to walk", the Selecter led the ska revival movement, along with 2-tone labelmates, The Specials & Madness. Mixing punk, ska & reggae, their debut album 'Too Much Pressure' successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
2011 saw the return of this most vital and visceral ska act, reuniting the original singing duo, the female icon of the 2-tone era Pauline Black and the stylishly charismatic Gaps 'De Killa' Hendrickson, who assuredly deliver stunning performances of classic hits like 'On My Radio', 'Three Minute Hero', 'Missing Words' & 'Too Much Pressure' alongside new cuts from their new album, for both old and new ska fans.
September 2011 also saw a new 10 track album ‘Made In Britain’ released, featuring covers of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ & a hugely popular anti-racist ska/reggae re-working of Woody Guthrie’s ‘All You Fascists Bound To Lose’- re-invented as ‘Big In The Body- Small In The Mind’. Pauline Black has also written a well-received 2-Tone memoir, ‘Black By Design’ which has been published by ‘Serpent’s Tail’ which was released in July 2011.