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The Selecter Biography (Wikipedia)

The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979.

The Selecter featured a diverse line-up, both in terms of race and gender, initially consisting of Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson and Pauline Black on lead vocals, Neol Davies and Compton Amanor on guitar, Desmond Brown on Hammond organ, Charley 'H' Bembridge on drums, and Charley Anderson on bass. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the British charts. Having co-released the first 2 Tone Ska single with The Specials, they are considered one of the founding acts of the movement. Though highly influential, the original lineup only remained together for a year, and even with replacement players the band only continued until breaking up in 1981.

The Selecter reformed in 1991 and vocalist Black continued to perform and release music under The Selecter name until 2006. By 2011, another version of the band featuring Neol Davies was touring separately. In June 2011 Black applied for, and won, The Selecter trademark and the right to use the name herself. The reformed, Pauline Black-led lineup still tours and releases albums under The Selecter name, most recently releasing Daylight, the band's 15th studio album, in 2017.

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The Selecter Performances & Interviews


The Selecter Tracks

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James Bond (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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James Bond (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)

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On My Radio
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On My Radio
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Missing Words
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Missing Words
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Too Much Pressure
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Too Much Pressure
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Three Minute Hero
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Three Minute Hero
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Too Much Pressure/500 Miles/Pressure Drop (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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Too Much Pressure/500 Miles/Pressure Drop (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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Frontline (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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Frontline (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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James Bond (The Quay Sessions, 16th November 2017)
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Upcoming Events

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Oct
2019
The Selecter, Rhoda Dakar
Rock City, Nottingham, UK
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Oct
2019
The Selecter, Rhoda Dakar
Stylus, Leeds, UK
19
Oct
2019
The Selecter, Rhoda Dakar
Queen Margaret Union (QMU), Glasgow, UK
20
Oct
2019
The Selecter, Rhoda Dakar
Boiler Shop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
22
Oct
2019
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Roadmender, Northampton, UK

Past BBC Events

Godiva Festival: 2019
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War Memorial Park, Coventry
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2019

Godiva Festival: 2019

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War Memorial Park, Coventry
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend
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Coventry, War Memorial Park
2018-05-27T11:42:22
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2018
BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

BBC Music Presents The Biggest Weekend

Coventry, War Memorial Park

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