GHOST TOWN TO STRANGE TOWN
An Audience with
RICK BUCKLER (ex THE JAM)
NEVILLE STAPLE (ex THE SPECIALS)
On Thursday 17th November 2016 Firethorn Productions presents "Ghost Town To Strange Town", an Audience with Rick Buckler & Neville Staple at The Drift / The Royal Yacht, St Helier Jersey.
For the first time, 2 Guys from 2 Legendary Bands, on the same stage, talking about their Lives, Loves and being part of the Bands that had a massive impact and influence on the Music Industry and its Culture
A DEFINATE “UNMISSABLE EVENT”
An evening shared with two of the greats from UK music history.
Plus, of course, all the tracks you would expect played from both The Specials and The Jam
Special Guest DJs
ORIGINAL RUDE GIRL SUGARY STAPLE & NEVILLE STAPLE
SUPPORT – DJ NELSON
Static Scooter Display from 6:30pm with The Jersey Scooter Club
Limited tickets available, early booking advised.
PRE EVENT - £10
£15 ON THE DOOR
AGE 14+ / Under 16’s Must be accompanied by an adult
Tickets avalable from The Royal Yacht (Reception) and online:
For VIP enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy,is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
Neville Staple’s thirty five year career in the music business is well documented, from the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials & FunBoy3 in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the‘90s up to the present day.
Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and Neville’s departure from the band in late 2012, he continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement, and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band, The Neville Staple Band, at venue and festival appearances worldwide. “It isn't hard to work out why The Specials lack energy on stage, it's because Neville Staple took it with him”
Neville’s autobiography, THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY, was published by Aurum Press in the UK in May 2009. It is an amazing story that tells of Neville’s interest in music in the early ‘60s, his relationship with Pete Waterman(record producer, songwriter, radio and club DJ and television presenter) who he met at a club in Coventry and his rise out of hell into stardom.
The Jam formed in Woking, Surrey, England, in 1972. They had 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four number one hits. Spearheaded by the songwriter Paul Weller, the rhythm section, of Rick Buckler on drums and Bruce Foxton on bass guitar were an integral part of The Jam's sound and success.
Rick, who still lives in Woking with his wife Lesley, and their two children has run a successful furniture restoring business as well as working with Time UK, The Gift and From The Jam and managing a number of other musical acts.