The English Beat in Gala

The English Beat are performing in Galashiels for one night only at the town’s Volunteer Hall on Tuesday, March 18, at 7.30pm.

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Wakeling, the original lead singer of ska kings The Beat, will be playing beside frontman Ranking Roger band’s UK tour.

Rolling Stone magazine wrote in a review: “The band’s secret weapon was pop, the ear-candy tunes and sharp-fanged lyrics of frontman Dave Wakeling – at his finest, a singer-songwriter as savagely witty as Elvis Costello.”

Two free tickets are on offer to the first person who can name one of the band’s biggest hits. Email your answer to Tickets cost £19, from