2 Much 2 Young are an energetic two or three piece Ska Tribute from the West Midlands. They have years of experience playing to live crowds and are ideal for a wide selection of occasions and events.
Complete with live keyboards and two male vocalists, 2 Much 2 Young will perform an authentic set of ska classics hits from the last 40 years. Madness, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Selecter, Desmond Decker.
A few new ideas will soon have the party in full swing. This ska tribute show is guaranteed to fill the dance-floor !!! 1 x 60 minute set or 2 x 45 minute sets with a break and fill in the gaps with CDs if needed.
2 Much 2 Young Ska Tribute Act
Desmond Dekker (16 July 1941 – 25 May 2006 was a Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae singer-songwriter and musician.
Together with his backing group the Aces (consisting of Wilson James and Easton Barrington Howard), he had one of the earliest international reggae hits with “Israelites” (1968).
Other hits include “007 (Shanty Town)” (1967), “It Mek” (1969) and “You Can Get It If You Really Want” (1970). (Wikipedia)
The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979. The Selecter featured a racially diverse line-up.
Their lyrics featured themes connected to politics. Reinforcing the songs of Neol Davies were the voice and rude girl style of Pauline Black and the rhythms of Desmond Brown on the Hammond organ.
The band’s name is based on the term “selector”, which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the British charts. (Wikipedia)
Their music combines a “danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude”.
Lyrically they present a “more focused and informed political and social stance”. (Wikipedia).