6 Music Christmas Ska Party

We have been announced for BBC Radio 6 Music CHRISTMAS SKA PARTY at Maida Vale Studios on Tuesday 13th December with The Selecter, Mungo’s Hi Fi and David ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan. To find out how you can attend the show see http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/6music_ska_13dec16. Good luck and hope to see you there!!


We are going to be touring with our good friends The Selecter in March and April 2017. We are teaming up for a co-headline six-date tour taking in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham and London. We’ll each be playing full sets every night taking it in turns who plays first. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW…


Its so good to finally be able to share a new studio album with you! You can get a copy on CD, Vinyl or Digital from all usual outlets and all good record shops. Thank you in advance for buying and listening. I hope you enjoy. Ranking Roger x ORDER FROM TOWNSEND (SIGNED) HERE ORDER…

Walls Come Tumbling Down

Ranking Roger is taking part in the Birmingham Literature Festival next week, he is very proud to be involved in the Walls Come Tumbling Down project and will be appearing with other contributors to the book on Thursday 13 October @ Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham 8pm http://www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org/event/walls-come-tumbling-down/

BOUNCE album reviews and features

From reviews so far…. “the band still have a passionately political edge, and Bounce is a worthy addition to their canon” **** Record Collector “Rooted in dubby pop and embellished with punchy horns, it captures the Birmingham group’s maiden rebel sound” *** Mojo “one of the most musically diverse bands to come out of the…

Walking On The Wrong Side 7″ Single

7″ Single – Walking On The Wrong Side – The Beat feat. Ranking Roger The unmistakable voice of Rankin’ Roger has returned to the 7″ format, and come back with another classic BEAT single to follow on all those Two-Tone and Go Feet classics: Mirror in The Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk Too, Tears Of…


NEW track from our forthcoming album Bounce. This is AVOID THE OBVIOUS – inspired by Ranking Roger’s idols, about being different as well as being yourself.

‘BOUNCE’ – out 30 September (DMF Records)
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Video by Blacklight Productions
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Walking on the Wrong Side – New Video

♫☆★NEW VIDEO★☆♫ ‘Walking on the Wrong Side’ taken from the brand new studio album ‘BOUNCE’ out on 30 September this year.The Beat’s fourth studio album – the first in over 30 years – will come out on CD, Vinyl and Digital on DMF Records.You can pre-order SIGNED copies of the album now from http://thebeat.tmstor.es/ Filmed…