15 Jun 2012

Access All Areas: The Beat Goes On

From Access All Areas, 11:55 pm on 15 June 2012
  • Listen duration 17:29

Dave Wakeling is a founding member of pioneering 2 Tone band the English Beat, which formed in Birmingham, England in 1978. Mashing a punk rock intellect with Jamaican rhythms, The Beat had a string of hit singles in a meteoric career before imploding. Fine Young Cannibals and General Public were to later emerge from the wreckage. For Access All Areas Dave Wakeling phones in from L.A. to tell Trevor Reekie how The Beat goes on.