Specials man Neville Staple live at The Venue

The Neville Staple Band are live at The Venue this week. Picture Christine Staple
The Neville Staple Band are live at The Venue this week. Picture Christine Staple

Best known for his time with The Specials and Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple and his band are live at The Venue in Derby this week.

Following on from the 2009 Specials reunion and his departure from the band in late 2012, he continues to be a forerunner of the ska movement, and continues to thrill audiences with his own excellent band at venues and festival appearances worldwide.

Last year, he headlined The Avalon Stage at Glastonbury and toured up and down the UK, playing festivals, gigs and private house parties.

Neville has a way with people, he cares about his audience and wants to give them a good time.

In return, the crowd, are word perfect on every song, and each event turns into a party.

In 2013 Neville produced a new album called Ska Crazy with his band which was released in May 2014, ahead of his extensive tour, which includes old ska classic covers and brand new material.

His wife Christine Staple and long time friend Daddy Woody, a Jamaican DJ and artist, also provide vocals on the album.

Neville has also worked on various collaborations with The Mutants, including co-writing four tracks on their album – one of them co-written with his wife – The Talks and Flipron, as well as tracks with The Dub Pistols.

He is at The Venue on Friday, January 29 and doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £16.50 on 01332 203545.