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the selecter / Bio


“Too Much Pressure” released by this important and influential platinum selling band in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers and the band are excited to announce they will be playing the album in its entirety plus a selection of other much loved Selecter tracks and some new surprises at concerts throughout 2011.
Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘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 SELECTER fronted by the original singing duo of the female icon of the 2-tone era Pauline Black & Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson deliver classic hits like ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’, ‘On My Radio’, ‘James Bond’ and of course ‘Too Much Pressure’.
2011 sees the return of one of the most vital, visceral and important Ska acts ever, The Selecter starring Pauline Black & Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson. Queen of 2-Tone, Pauline Black featured prominently in BBC4’s Feb 2011 “Reggae Britannia” series, contributing to a 90 mins documentary and a live concert broadcast from The Barbican in London.
THE SELECTER have recorded two new singles for release in 2011. First up is an anti-racist ska/reggae track “Big In the Body, small In The Mind” due released May 30th 2011. Followed by an Amy Winehouse classic, ‘Back To Black’, perfectly suited to The Selecter’s edgy reggae style on July 30th. A brand new 10 track album, “Made In Britain” will be released on Sept 1st.
Pauline Black has also written a 2-Tone memoir, ‘Black By Design’ which will be published by ‘Serpent’s Tail’ on Aug 4th 2011. She will be appearing at Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. ‘Black By Design’ is already on Amazon Pre-Order.

General Info

Band Members
pauline black, gaps hendrickson, neil pyzer, greg coulson, john thompson, anthony harry, winston marche
Artist Name
the selecter
Home Page
Active Since
Reggae / ska

Contact Info

coventry, UK