There’s a rare chance to catch The Beat starring Dave Wakeling as they play Pontypridd, Muni Arts Centre on September 10.
The announcement comes as Dave Wakeling is putting the finishing touches to his first studio album under The Beat moniker since Special Beat Service in 1982. Tentatively titled Here We Go Love, it’s an album that captures the best of The Beat’s signature traits uplifting ska rhythms, infectious pop hooks and multi-cultural influences while also adding fresh angles and a surfeit of Californian sunshine which reflects Wakeling’s adopted home.
After first establishing his reputation with The Beat, Wakeling enjoyed further success in the States with the supergroup General Public and also released a solo album No Warning in 1991. Since returning to music in the early 2000s, Wakeling has played an estimated 1000 shows as the frontman of The English Beat, most of which have been in the States where he continues to command a devoted audience.
Fans can expect to hear The Beat’s classics including Mirror in the Bathroom, Save It for Later and Can’t Get Used to Losing You.
For ticket details visit ents24.com