The English Beat were one of few legitimate bands that captured the unique ska movement of the late ’70s/early ’80s. Unfortunately, the band- with Dave Wakeling, and Ranking Roger only churned out three best-sellers (I Just Can’t Stop It – 1980, Wha’ppen? – 1981, Special Beat Service – 1982) before breaking up in 1983. From there, both Wakeling and Ranking Roger went to form the equally successful General Public, while others went on to form Fine Young Cannibals, also with a few hits.
In 2016, Ranking Roger formed The New English Beat featuring Ranking Roger, and released a UK hit album with Bounce. With that in the mirror, Dave Wakeling has formed a version of The English Beat (or The Beat) and is set to release a new album with that version of the band called Here We Go Love.
On June 15, watch for the Wakeling version of The Beat/The English Beat with Here We Go Love. It will offer thirteen new songs. This edition of The English Beat will be touring to promote the new album.
Here We Go Love will be presented on CD, DD, and on vinyl LP.
There’s no doubt that Here We Go Love will do as excellent as had Ranking Roger’s version of the band had with Bounce. Fix your attention (below) to “How Can You Stand There?”, a song from the new Dave Wakeling edition of The English Beat.