Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Beat

The Beat
The Arc, Stockton
The Arc pulled off another notable coup when they booked The Beat. It led to a particularly memorable evening with a real feel good factor.
The Style Selektors
First, we had The Style Selektors to warm up the audience, as they did at the ill-fated From The Jam concert earlier in the month. They ran through a lively set of Ska classics from the likes of The Specials, augmented this time by some from the Jam themselves.

The Style Selektors were energetic enough, but once The Beat burst on to the stage the tempo immediately cranked up several notches higher - and it stayed there approximately 100 minutes more.
Ranking Roger and Ranking Jnr never stopped dancing and running - from one side of the stage to the other, crossing in the middle, as they were both still singing.
The floor was absolutely packed with people, all dancing away. I've never seen The Arc so full and everyone was having a great time. Ranking Roger repeatedly stressed the importance of having a good time and he was definitely leading by example.

I'd definitely like to see The Beat again. In fact it's a case of the sooner, the better. What a fabulous, uplifting evening!

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