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Tue 31st Dec at 6:00pm
@ Goldsmiths College, London
Also appearing: Pauline Black, Gaps
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The Selecter + Pauline Black + Gaps
This gig has been moved to the New Cross Inn, where the aftershow party is also being held.
This event takes place at Goldsmiths College, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Formed in Coventry in 1979 The Selecter spearheaded the 2-tone movement along with The Specials and Madness. Fronted by Pauline Black, they first hit the airwaves with 'On My Radio', followed by countless other hit singles. Mixing punk, ska and reggae, their debut album 'Too Much Pressure' successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.
The band split at the height of their popularity in 1981 but are now reformed and touring again with original lead singers Pauline Black and Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson.
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Pauline Black's career of three decades has been as long-lasting and legendary as the Two-Tone movement spearheaded by her band, The Selecter, as well as Two-Tone luminaries The Specials and Madness. In 1982, Pauline left The Selecter to pursue an acting career that spanned Theatre, TV and Film, winning the Time Out/01 Best Actress Award in 1990 for her stage portrayal of Billie Holiday.
From 1991-2006, she returned to the scene as The Selecter reformed for several extensive worldwide tours. From 2009, she has taken to the ska stage once again, performing with Skatalites' Doreen Schaffer as 'The Queens of Reggae and Ska', as a featured artist with the Neville Staple band and touring as a solo act, playing her original material as well as classics from The Selecter.
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Venue: Goldsmiths College
Dixon Road, 8 Lewisham Way
SE14 6NW 51.474144, -0.035387
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
→ New Cross 5 min walk
→ New Cross Gate 5 min walk