Rats In The Kitchen has been established since 1998 and was the first tribute to the internationally acclaimed reggae stars UB40. They are known globally as ‘The Number One Tribute To UB40’. Like UB40, the band also originates from Birmingham.
As genuine fans they have strived in their 17 years to provide a professional and polished performance and service. Band members pride themselves on being a fully live band, including a powerful and authentic brass section.
They perform a full repertoire to UB40 classics with the addition of some popular Ska and Bob Marley hits giving variety to their show. Typically two and half hours of entertainment. The band is always looking to expand their clientele. With their experience of performing at many diverse venues, both in the UK and overseas, they can offer the adaptability to cater for any occasion.
Rats In The Kitchen UB40 Band
The added advantage is that they have their own sound engineer and PA, thus giving them the flexibility to perform in any arena, large or small, indoors or out. This has enabled Rats to expand and they are currently undertaking links with P&O Carnival cruise liners (as a 6 piece band).
Band members are: Box – vocals -guitar. Longdraw – vocals – guitar. KP – sax – ewi – backing vocals. Freekie Cheesecake – tenor trombone – vocals. Liam – sound engineer. Billy – session bass player. Horatio Hawkins – trumpet – fluegelhorn. Two Hands Jones – bass guitar. Joey Evans – keyboards. Dynamo Dan – drums. They have supported Bad Manners, 911, Sonja, Bucks Fizz, Keith Harris Show, Alexander O’Neil, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Toyah Wilcox, Aswad, ABC, Bananarama. Nathan Moore (Brother Beyond), Go West and Musical Youth. They would love to support more headliner touring shows!
Rats In The Kitchen are proud to be associated with the following associations – amongst many others: Birmingham City FC, Aston Villa FC, Walsall FC, Port Vale FC, Halifax Building Society, De Vere Hotels, Cancer Research, Motor Neurone Association, Bonn Leisure, The Lord Mayor’s Show Birmingham, Best Western Hotels.
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