2 Rude

Live Act Ska New Wave Reggae Mod
2 Rude - Ska New Wave Reggae Mod Live Act in Newport

2 Rude Short Info

An authentic 7-piece Ska tribute band from the United Kingdom, playing music from the 2-Tone era of the late 70's/early 80's. If you like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and all the great Ska bands, then you'll love 2 RUDE!

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, music unites peoples. From the sounds on the radio to the sounds of the terraces, music forms the soundtrack to our lives. We need music, we need SKA music. Once in a generation a band comes along, a band that inspires the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with world. This band is 2 Rude.

2 Rude were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 following a call to arms by the inimitable Mark Harry after seeing The Selecter live at the Legendary TJ’s in Newport. 2 Rude founder and lead singer Mark Harry knew straight away that this was where the future lay. The call went out and very quickly the call was answered. Each member of the band came with strengths and a calibre of musicianship that would collectively give rise to incendiary live shows.

Since forming, 2 Rude have spent the last 6 years touring up and down the country, playing sell out shows and making a name as one of the finest live acts in the U.K. The band have played and collaborated with the likes Roddy Byers of The Specials, Benji Webbe of ragga metal band Skindred, punk hero Ed Tudor Pole, Hip Hop legends Goldie Lookin Chain along with a string of support slots with other bands such as The Selecter, Bad Manners, and The English Beat.

Born of a collective love for ska music, what started out as a simple vision to become the best ska band in the country very quickly became a reality. The band have quite simply united dance floors across the country and galvanised support from every background. This band belongs to whoever is present and willing to be immersed in the music; it is a true collective that extends beyond a bunch of lads on the stage.

An authentic 7-piece Ska tribute band from the United Kingdom, playing music from the 2-Tone era of the late 70's/early 80's. If you like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and all the great Ska bands, then you'll love 2 RUDE!

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, music unites peoples. From the sounds on the radio to the sounds of the terraces, music forms the soundtrack to our lives. We need music, we need SKA music. Once in a generation a band comes along, a band that inspires the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with world. This band is 2 Rude.

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Past Gigs 2 Rude

  • 12 | 2015 Riverside Tavern, Newport
  • 12 | 2015 Riverside Tavern, Newport
  • 12 | 2015 Riverside Tavern, Newport
  • 10 | 2015 The Garage, Swansea
  • 08 | 2015 The Fleece, Bristol
  • 08 | 2015 Royal Regatta, Dartmouth Regatta Rocks
  • 07 | 2015 Barry GlastonBARRY
  • 05 | 2015 Newport Big Splash Festival
  • 05 | 2015 The Venue, Hereford
  • 05 | 2015 The Globe, Cardiff

Discography 2 Rude

  • 2014 Cool Down EP | 2 Rude Records

Media

  • Video 2 Rude Promo The UK #1 Ska ...
  • Video 2RUDE Promo The UK's #1 Ska...
  • Sound Rude Boy Can't Get No Bail
  • Sound GANGSTERS

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14,230 Plays
1,606 Follower

Origin

  • Newport GB

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Mark Harry Vocals
  • Paul McCarthy Bass/Vocals
  • Damien Downes Guitar/Vocals
  • Ray Chappell Keyboards
  • Tom Price Drums
  • Roddy Lewis Trumpet/Trombone
  • Alastair Sloan Saxophone

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