The English Beat are ready to rock steady

Vintage Dave Wakeling

Vintage Dave Wakeling

The English Beat, Dave Wakeling’s American version of the original UK 2 Tone band The Beat, makes a three-night stop at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, N.J., next week (May 13-15). If you’re a fan of the infectious, British-style reworking of Ska and Reggae, this is your chance. Although the shows are barely a week off, it looks like tickets are still available for two of the shows.

The first show is $75, but it’s for a good cause. It’s a benefit for the 5P- Society, an organization that supports families with children suffering from a rare genetic defect known as 5P- Syndrome or Cri du Chat Syndrome. And when you consider that the price includes dinner — the food at Maxwell’s is good — it seems like a decent value.

Be prepared for a wild, and lengthy, evening. Maxwell’s writes about the band’s last visit to the intimate club:

Dave Wakeling’s bouncy combo played for over 3 hours their last time in Hoboken, sounding great for the duration. Black and white attire optional!

The English Beat shows are scheduled to start at 7 pm  Wednesday (May 13), 8:30 p.m. Thursday (May 14) and 9:30 p.m. Friday (May 15). At Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ.  (201) 653-1703. $75, May 13, (includes dinner), $25 May 14 and 15. (May 15 is sold out.)

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