Headphone/speakers maker Beacon Audio recently launched a new video interview series and one of their latest installments features Dave Wakeling of The English Beat, who, in this five-minute clip, discusses the longevity of the Beat, how he learned to play guitar completely wrong (he’s right-handed, but plays as a lefty) and his favorite part of a concert (around the one-hour mark of a two-hour show).
Plus, if you stick around to the end, he plays a bit of “Save It For Later.”
It’s a busy time for The Beat: The band has just reissued its three studio albums in expanded, bonus-heavy 2CD/DVD sets in Europe, and next week releases a U.S. box set featuring much, but not all, of that same material. Plus, this September, the group will release a CD and DVD chronicling its 1982 and 1983 appearances at the US Festival.
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- The English Beat to release ‘Live! at the US Festival’ CD/DVD in September
- The English Beat to release new best-of, box set in U.S., expanded reissues in Europe
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