Neville Staple Band

Neville Staple

“…nothing came close to the sensational Neville Staple Band who really got the party started and had the masses dancing along” – Anita Merritt – Exeter Express & Echo

Neville Staple, also known as The Original Rudeboy, is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice.

Neville Staple’s more than thirty-five year career in the music business is well documented. From the early days with The Coventry Automatics, The Specials, & FunBoy3 in the late ’70s and ’80s, to The Special Beat and various other collaborations during his solo career from the ’90s up to the present day.

Nevilles autobiography, THE ORIGINAL RUDE BOY, was published by Aurum Press in the UK in May 2009.

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, The Neville Staple Band, at venues and festival appearances worldwide.

2015 was a very exciting year for Neville with relentless touring up and down the UK and playing many festivals including a headline slot on the Avalon Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

Expect to hear some of Neville’s own material, some arrangements of his very favourite old school Ska numbers, as well as some classic hits in the mix.

Jah Baddis Sound System is the historic DJ team with the Original Rudeboy Neville Staple and best friend, Trevor ‘ET Rockers’ Evans. They toured dance halls and clubs with their super-sized 70’s sound system, adding toasting flavour and style over new and classic reggae, ska and dub sounds.


“It isn’t hard to work out why The Specials lack energy on stage, it’s because Neville Staple took it with him” – Steve Oliver – Nottingham Post

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