Every generation a band comes along that inspires the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with the world. 2 Rude are an authentic ska band from South Wales. The band, driven by a passion for music, were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 and have not looked back since.
2 Rude play the very best of the 2 Tone era, recreating the live sound of bands like The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and more. The band is made up of 7 first-class musicians with a calibre that is second to none and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands.
In the short period of time that 2 Rude have been on the scene they have grown in stature. They have played a string of sell-out shows, headlined a string of festivals and have left thousands of people and scores of audiences breathless and shouting for more.
The band have collaborated with Hip Hop legends Goldie Lookin Chain, Benji Webb from ragga-metal band Skindred, Punk hero Ed Tudor Pole, and The Specials very own Roddy Byers. Along with playing a string of support slots for 2 Tone stars The Selecter and Bad Manners.
The live show has to be seen to be appreciated, the result of which being a band in great demand with a whole string of bookings. 2 Rude are as authentic as a fist full of ska, and will not disappoint.
The Jam DRC
The finest Jam tribute band in the world! A mutual love for The Jam is the driving force behind The Jam DRC. Named after the 5CD box set, which gathers together pretty much everything the Jam ever recorded, The Jam DRC are Jam fans playing Jam songs. The song list is extensive and gets in all the popular numbers plus some unexpected ones, capturing what The Jam were like at their height and in their live element. If you’re getting into The Jam, then this live set gives a good impression of what they were really all about. Classic singles, B – Sides and album tracks like, “Thick As Thieves,” “Little Boy Soldiers,” “Life From A Window,” “Billy Hunt,” and the underrated, vitriolic “Set The House Ablaze,” all delivered with mastery. If you never saw The Jam live, then The Jam DRC go some way in showing how great they were. The Jam DRC are as close to the sound and power as you can get.