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UK Tour dates….Here’s We Go Love!!

Hey Beat fans,

In case you missed the posts on our Facebook or Twitter accounts, here’s the skinny on the UK leg of the “HERE WE GO LOVE Tour” straight from Dave himself:

The latest poster of UK shows for our Sept/Oct “Here we go love” tour.
Very excited to see you again. cheers, dave x


Hope you can make it our for a show and looking forward to meeting you all!


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Official Instagram up, check it out!

Hey Beat fans,

Just wanted to let you all know we’ve linked up the website with our Official Instagram account, with the little Instagram camera icon available via the navigation bar at the top right of the site, which looks like this:


So now you can easily keep track of all of our Twitter, Facebook, and now Instagram posts right here from the website!, your one stop shop for all our social media outlets!!


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Net Neutrality is still threatened…join the fight!

Hey Beat fans,

We’ve talked about this before, but we just wanted to remind you that the battle for Net Neutrality continues, and we all need to keep the pressure on our representative to voice our concerns in favor of Net Neutrality.

“Last year, more than 40,000 websites participated in the Internet Slowdown to demand real net neutrality. It worked! But monopolistic Cable companies are pouring millions into a last ditch effort to derail the FCC’s historic vote. Help us flood Washington, DC with calls and emails to show lawmakers that the whole Internet is watching, and we’re literally counting down the seconds until we get real net neutrality.” From “Battle For The Net“,, captured 03 Feb 2015

So head on over to Battle For The Net and help spread the word!!


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Announcing the C.A.K.E. Project, have your kid sing on our album!

Hey Beat fans,

SirLou coming to you with a wonderful opportunity for our youngest fans to be involved with the band, and be a permanent part of our latest album. As you all know, this album was funded via Pledge Music (if you have not joined the campaign you can still do so!), and we are making this album for you, the fans, and we want to have you all be as much a part of it as possible. So Dave came up with another brilliant idea to do just that…

We are referring to this as the C.A.K.E. Project, which stands for Children Against Killing Everywhere…we think it is a pretty good idea and something that you and your kids will want to get behind! After all, no one likes killing AND who doesn’t like cake? lol

Check out Dave’s Facebook post below, in which he establishes this call for submissions from the wee Beat fans out there:


So get on board with the C.A.K.E. Project and get your submissions in as soon as you can! Remember, we’d love to hear your kids singing the verse in your native tongue, translated as needs be to match the sentiment of the phrase “If killing worked, it would have worked by now.”

Again, the email address for submission is:


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Gig Spotlights: 17 Jan @ Historic Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood!!

Hey Beat Fans! SirLou here with another episode of Gig Spotlight!

As you know, from time to time we like to spotlight a gig and give you a little more information and background on the venue, since we play so many truly historic and significant rock palaces. We think knowing the history these great venues only adds to the experience!

Today we’ll be talking about an upcoming gig we’re really excited about:




What a pleasure it is to be playing such a magical rock hall this early in the year, it’s a great omen for this year’s tour! For those of you not familiar with the club, The Roxy Theatre (usually just “The Roxy”) is quite a famous nightclub located on the iconic Sunset Strip, in West Hollywood, California. For decades it’s been a gig stop and hangout for a veritable who’s-who of not just rock & roll, but all types of creative expression.


“The Roxy was opened on September 23, 1973, by Elmer Valentine and Lou Adler, along with original partners David Geffen, Elliot Roberts and Peter Asher. They took over the building previously occupied by a strip club owned by Chuck Landis called the Largo. (Adler was also responsible for bringing the stage play The Rocky Horror Show to the United States, and it opened its first American run at The Roxy Theatre in 1974, before it was made into the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show the next year.)

Neil Young and his band The Santa Monica Flyers played the Roxy for the first week it was open. Only three months later, the original Genesis lineup with Peter Gabriel played several consecutive days at the Roxy, a run that some band members and many fans consider to be amongst their finest performances (due partially to the intimate atmosphere and good acoustics of the venue, as well as the legendary reputation of “Hollywood” amongst performers around the world).

Paul Reubens, then a struggling comedian, introduced his Pee-wee Herman character in a raunchy revue here in 1981 that included other aspiring comics including Phil Hartman and Elayne Boosler.

The small On The Rox bar above the club has hosted a wide variety of debauchery in its history. The bar was a regular hangout for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Alice Cooper and Keith Moon during Lennon’s “lost weekend” in 1973-74 and hosted parties arranged by Heidi Fleiss in the 1980s.”
Roxy Theatre (West Hollywood), In Wikipedia. Retrieved 07 Jan 2015, from

Some of the recordings and notable performances at The Roxy that may be of particular interest to Beat fans include, among many others: Bob Marley & The Wailers recording “Live at the Roxy” on May 26, 1976; the concert scene for the 1979 movie “Rock N Roll High School“, featuring a performance by The Ramones, was filmed at the Roxy in December 1978, and in late 1982, The Clash blew away the Roxy in a classic performance in April 1980 at the height of their punk power; and fellow 80’s ska band extraordinaire, Fishbone, actually did a stint as the house band at the theatre, and last but not least the prior performances of The English Beat!

Gig Info:
The Roxy Theatre
9009 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Saturday 17 January 2015
The English Beat
With The Interrupters, Chris Murray
This event is all ages
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Hope to see you there, skankin’ to The Beat!


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Check out “BEVERLY”, short film @ 2Tone & Racial Politics in 1980’s UK

Hello Beat fans,

We wanted to clue you in to a very interesting project that is just about to drop. It’s a UK short film entitled “BEVERLY” and we think it will be really something special.


Beverley is set in Leicester in 1980. It follows a mixed-race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for.

Here’s a bit more about the film from people who made it:

It should be released quite soon, so be sure and check it you!

Twitter: @BeverleyFilm
Facebook: Beverly film on Facebook


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Last Day to Pledge – 99% of Goal…Let’s Make an Album!

Hey Beat Fans!

It’s the last day of our Pledge drive! 1% to go, let’s finish strong folks!!! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your postal worker!!


Right now we’re sitting at 99% with only 1 day left!!!

We’re counting on you all to make this happen, and you’ve done a great job so far! Now let’s take it over the top and help those brave folx at Doctors Without Borders. Remember 10% of all money past the goal goes to this very worthy cause….we need those pledges!!

You can get in on this bonanza as part of Pledge Music’s AccessPass for the low, low price of $10.


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