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2 Rude



  • 2-Tone and Ska tribute act
  • Excellent repertoire of classics from the likes of playing the music of The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat and more
  • Perform as an authentic 7 piece band


The band is based in South Wales and regularly play all over the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 x 45 or 2 x 60 sets with a break to suit

About this Act

2 Rude are widely regarded as the U.K's No. 1 ska tribute band. Over the past seven years the band has performed all over the country, selling out shows in big venues and headlining festivals in front of thousands of people, but 2 Rude are also available to perform at your special event whether it be a private party, wedding or corporate function.

For most ska fans 1980 had to be THE year. The music of The Specials along with Madness, The Beat, The Selecter and Bad Manners were the sounds on your radio. Britain was a bleak place back then, and the music that brightened those days was the sounds of these great 2 Tone bands. It didn’t matter who you were or where you came from, it was a movement that united people.

Fast forward just over thirty years and the music lives on through 2 Rude; a band driven by a passion for ska music and a dedication to providing the most authentic tribute of the 2-tone era anywhere today. Consisting of 7 first class musicians with a calibre that is second to none and a combined number of gigs literally in the thousands, 2 Rude plays all your favourite 2-tone ska classics from bands like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat, The Selecter and many more. Such is the band's reputation and popularity they have even shared the stage with some of these big names as well as having Roddy Radiation (lead guitarist from The Specials) join them on stage for a few 'special performances!

After playing countless shows and leaving audiences everywhere breathless and shouting for more, 2 Rude have rightly claimed their title as one of the hottest live acts in the country. If you want to experience the 2-tone ska sounds of the late 70's/early 80's played with the same energy and passion as when they were new, 2 Rude is the perfect band for you!

Set List

Baggy Trousers - Madness
Gangsters - The Specials
Lip Up Fatty - Bad Manners
Hand’s Off She’s Mine - The Beat
Embarrassment - Madness
Message To You Rudi - The Specials
Special Brew - Bad Manners
Mirror in the Bathroom - The Beat
House of Fun - Madness
Monkey Man - The Specials
Sally Brown - Bad Manners
On My Radio - The Selecter
It Must Be Love - Madness
Nite Klub - The Specials
Lorraine - Bad Manners
Night Boat to Cairo - Madness
Ghost Town - The Specials
Just a Feeling - Bad Manners
One Step Beyond - Madness
Rat Race - The Specials
Tears of a Clown - The Beat
Our House - Madness
Too Much Pressure - The Selecter
The Prince - Madness
Too Much Too Young - The Specials
Shut Up - Madness
Skinhead Symphony - The Specials
Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Do The Dog - The Specials
Jackie Wilson Said - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Food for Thought - UB40
Time for Action - Secret Affair

...and many more!


  • 7 piece band consisting of vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, trumpet/trombone and saxophone.


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