An evening of Ska, Reggae and 2 Tone - TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG

Sat Apr 27 2024 at 08:30 pm to Sun Apr 28 2024 at 12:00 am UTC+01:00

33-34 Newington Green, Stoke Newington., N16 9PR London, United Kingdom | London

The Mildmay Club
Publisher/HostThe Mildmay Club
An evening of Ska, Reggae and 2 Tone - TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG
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Too Much Too Young: Ska, Reggae & 2 Tone Records
Come & celebrate the music of 2 Tone with 3 hours of dancing and guest DJs.
Dance to the infectious rhythms of The Specials, Madness, The Selecter, The Beat, Bad Manners, UB40 and the music that made 2 Tone.
GUEST DJs
⚫ DON’T CALL ME SKA FACE
Growing up on 2 Tone got me into the Birmingham ska scene at a young age, I found other young people with a mutual love for the sound of Ska, Rocksteady and Boss reggae. I work with people involved in the subculture to keep the scene alive, and celebrate the music!
⚫ DANIEL RACHEL
Daniel Rachel is a former musician-turned-award-winning and bestselling author. In 2021, Daniel was a guest curator of 2 Tone Lives & Legacies exhibition as part of Coventry Cultural City 2021 and curated the anniversary edition of the Selecter’s debut album Too Much Pressure. His most recent book Too Much Too Young: the 2 Tone Records Story was an Uncut, Blitzed, Louder Than War and SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR and longlisted for PENDERYN MUSIC PRIZE 2024

⚫ EDDIE PILLAR
Established Acid Jazz record label and the independent station Totally Wired Radio. Eddie recently published the bestselling memoir Clean Living Under Difficult Circumstances. His past glories include owning Hoxton's legendary Blue Note club and as teenage painting the beta girl on his Harrington with Typex.

Signed copies of Too Much Too Young’ the 2 Tone Records Story available to buy on the night.
Too Much Too Young: The Story of 2 Tone Records
Daniel Rachel
In 1979, 2 Tone exploded into the national conscience as records by The Specials, The Selecter, Madness, The Beat, and The Bodysnatchers burst onto the charts and a youth movement was born. 2 Tone was black and white: a multi-racial force of British and Caribbean island musicians singing about social issues, racism, class and gender struggles. It spoke of injustices in society and took fight against right wing extremism. The music of 2 Tone was exuberant: white youth learning to dance to the infectious rhythm of ska and reggae; and crossed with a punk attitude to create an original hybrid.
Told in three parts, Too Much Too Young is the definitive story of a label that for a brief, bright burning moment, shaped British culture. A foreword written by Pauline Black (The Selecter)
MEMBERS £5 / NON MEMBERS £10

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33-34 Newington Green, Stoke Newington., N16 9PR London, United Kingdom, 29 Newington Green, London, N16 9PU, United Kingdom,London, United Kingdom

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