Featured bands – The Pyramids (Symarip)

Featured bands – The Pyramids (Symarip)

Monty Neysmith: ‘I came up with the idea of turning Pyramids around and you leave out the ‘d’. So originally it was spelt Simaryp. I don’t know how it came to be spelt Symarip!’ This allowed the band to sign with Trojan Records in 1969. In a recent Independent article...

Featured bands – The Chords UK

Featured bands – The Chords UK

Helmed by founding member and songwriter, Chris Pope, The Chords UK were formed in 2013 to continue playing the likes of ‘classic’ Chords tunes such as ‘MAYBE TOMORROW’, ‘THE BRITISH WAY OF LIFE‘, & ‘SO FAR AWAY’... ... but also to develop a new identity, a new...

Featured bands – Neville Staple

Featured bands – Neville Staple

“Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” Anita Merritt-Exeter Express & Echo. Neville Staple, Legendary front man of The Specials, Fun Boy Three and Special Beat, also known as The...

Featured bands – Secret Affair

Featured bands – Secret Affair

Secret Affair were formed in 1978. The original line-up consisted of Ian Page (vocals, keyboards, trumpet), Dave Cairns (guitar), Seb Shelton (drums), Dennis Smith (bass). Page and Cairns had already worked together in the New Hearts and released two singles (Just...

Featured bands – The Selecter

Featured bands – The Selecter

The Selecter is led by their iconic frontwoman Pauline Black and co-fronted by original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson. Pauline Black is one of very few women in the 2-Tone scene - she is often referred to as the Queen of Ska. Not only a crucial figure in the music...

Featured bands – Death of Guitar Pop

Featured bands – Death of Guitar Pop

When Death of Guitar Pop uploaded the video to Youtube. Skinheads, Mods and all other like-minded souls come out of the woodwork from every corner of the earth, flocking to the like button on DOG-P’s Facebook page and before you know it, a 4th wave of ska is actually...