THE BEAT in BRIDGEWATER

 Midnight Mango present, at THE PALACE, BRIDGWATER Thursday September 23rd  ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SKA BANDS OF ALL TIME: THE BEAT Plus support from SHOOT THE MOON  Any use in editorial or listings would be greatly appreciated.  All listings info you require, can be found concisely under “SHOW DETAILS” Further band & support bands’ Info, can be found under “ARTIST DETAILS” Please reply if you require further info or would like to go on the GUEST LIST  --  Thx & Regards  ****Midnight Mango Productions**** Matt Bartlett Durham Cottage, 11 Bath Rd Ashcott, Somerset. TA7 9QS T:+44(0)1458 210715 M:+44(0)7779 723061 E:matt@midnightmango.co.uk W:http://www.midnightmango.co.uk     /////////////////////////////////SHOW DETAILS\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\ Midnight Mango present, at THE PALACE, BRIDGWATER Thursday September 23rd  THE BEAT Plus support from SHOOT THE MOON  THE PALACE 25-27 Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater TA6 3PF Doors 8:00 pm. Standing show Tickets: £13 in Advance, subject to booking fee. West Quay Records, Bridgwater Martian Records, Taunton Tor Records, Glastonbury Tickets: 0871 2200260 Online: www.seetickets.com Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk  /////////////////////////////////ARTIST DETAILS\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\  THE BEAT Genre: Ska Web: http://www.thebeatofficial.com/ Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/thebeatofficial Press Release: The Beat hailed from working class, industrial Birmingham, England. When The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Into this storm came The Beat, trying to calm the waters with their simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat.  Over the course of the next five years The Beat toured relentlessly and released three studio albums: "I Just Can't Stop It", "Wh'appen", and "Special Beat Service". The band toured the world, touring with such artists as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials, to name but a few.  The Beat kept scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it's hard to remember a time when they didn't exist, such as "Mirror in the Bathroom", "Save it for Later", "I Confess", "Stand Down Margaret", and their serene cover of Andy William's "Can't Get Used To Losing You".  On February 10th 2003 The Beat’s reunion gig took place at London's Royal Festival Hall. Ranking Roger along with Everett, Saxa, Neil and Andy were reunited with Dave Wakeling and Blockhead. The overwhelming success of the gig, encouraged Ranking Roger to resurrect The Beat, with his son Murphy accompanying Roger on vocals in place of Dave Wakeling. Saxa was eventually obliged to give up life on the road. However, the spirit of Saxa is still on the road and has left an indelible mark on this band.  Having re-established The Beat in the UK, the band has had continued success with their tours of the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia. Additionally Murphy aka Ranking Junior, has had combined success with The Ordinary Boys with their top 3 single ‘Boys will be boys’. At long last Roger and the boys have recorded the first album for The Beat since the early 1980’s. Currently being mixed by Adrian Sherwood the album is once again a work of pure brilliance by a band whose musical prowess has lasted 3 decades.  SHOOT THE MOON (Bridgwater) Genre: Ska Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/shootmoon Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shootmoon YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3MArULieJ8 Press Release: In just 3 years Shoot The Moon have made one hell of an impact on the ska punk community, having played some massively prestigious show's and venues which include, The John Peel stage at Glastonbury in 2007 with such bands as Mark Ronson and The Gossip whilst having a record crowd for the slot too. Playing with the legendary Madness and DJ Scratchy in january 2008 with suggs saying "Shoot The moon kick bolix". The Band also went on tour for 2 weeks solid with the wicked Junction 27 playing venues as far as Newcastle, Weymouth and the famous Dublin Castle in London (Home of Madness). They also managed to Team up with Athena singer Gohkan to play their own song "For Real" with Guitarist Hakan in the crowd watching. Shoot The Moon have recently played with some awesome bands such as [Spunge], The Beat, Bad Manners, The Communicators, The Jb conspiracy, Skaville UK and Catch it kebabs.  
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