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NEVILLE STAPLE also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.
His 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
“It isn't hard to work out why The Specials lack energy on stage, it's because Neville Staple took it with him” - Steve Oliver - Nottingham Post
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.
Neville’s latest album with his band ‘Ska Crazy’ was released in May 2014, ahead of an extensive tour, which includes new material and some old ska classic covers. The album also features guest vocals from his wife Christine Staple and long time friend, DJ and Artist, Daddy Woody.
2015 was a very exciting year for Neville with relentless touring up and down the UK and playing many festivals including a headline slot on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival.
Neville has a way with people, he cares about his audience and wants to give them a good time. In return, the crowd are word perfect on every song and each event turns into a party.
“Nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” - Anita Merritt - Exeter Express & Echo
Neville has also worked on various collaborations over the years, including with The Talks, Flipron, Duplex, co-writing 4 tracks on The Mutants album ‘Rhythm and Punk Review’, tracks with The Dub Pistols and there are many more collaborations in the
"Out on his own, still pretty special" - Record Collector
SUPPORT: HEAD OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Head Of Light Entertainment are Simone, Carl, Graeme and John-Boy, a four piece “weird little pop band” from Teesside, North East England, making melodically sunny, lyrically cloudy, left field pop music- hopefully with aplomb, definitely with love.
They have been championed by BBC and independent radio, notably Tom Robinson at BBC6 Music, and Bob Fischer at BBC Tees. This, along with some engaging live shows, have helped the band strike a chord with those who like their pop music strange, fast and melodic, with a dash of alternative cabaret showmanship. Album number 3 is currently being worked on, and is set for release late summer 2016.
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