2 Rude – The UK’s #1 Ska Tribute Band
For most ska fans 1980 had to be the year. The music of The Specials along with Madness, The Beat, The Selecter and Bad Manners were the sounds on your radio. Britain was a bleak place back then, and the music that brightened those days were sounds of the great 2 Tone bands. It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from, it was a movement that united people and it continues to this day.
Fast forward 40 years… a once in a generation band comes along, a band to inspire the next one. A band that makes you forget about all that is wrong with world. That band is 2 Rude, a band driven by a passion for music.
2 Rude were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 in a call to arms by the inimitable Mark Harry. This gathering brought together a crew of 7 first class musicians with a calibre that is second to none, and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands.
The band have played with the likes of Roddy Byers of The Specials on several occasions and shared stages with Bad Manners, The Selecter, From The Jam, Aswad, Soul II Soul and Midge Ure as their stature has grown.
The band have been touring the country playing their unique style of two toned inspired hits, they have played a string of sell out shows, headlined festivals and have left thousands of people breathless and shouting for more. 2 Rude have rightly claimed their title as one of the hottest live acts in the country.