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 continues to this day.
Driven by a passion for this movement, 2 Rude were drawn together at the dawn of 2009 and have not looked back since. The band play the very best of the 2 Tone era, recreating the live sound of bands like The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and more. The band is made up of 7 first class musicians with a caliber that is second to none and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands.
In the period of time that 2 Rude have been on the scene, they have grown in stature, playing sell-out shows and leaving audiences breathless and shouting for more. The band have appeared at events including Bad Manners, The Selecter, Roddy Radiation from The Specials, From The Jam, Aswad, Soul II Soul and Midge Ure.
The bands repertoire is literally bursting at the seems, with songs representing the very best of what a real live ska band is. The live show has to be seen to be appreciated, the result of which being a band in a great demand with a whole string of bookings. 2 Rude are as authentic as a fist full of ska, and will not disappoint.