A celebration of Ranking Roger and the music of The Beat

With special guests Ranking Junior + Daniel Rachel (author) & Rhoda Dakar* (*London Only)



These events are FREE ENTRY, with the option to pre-order a ‘BOOK / TICKET’ OR DELUXE BOOK/ TICKET which guarantee’s your place and your ‘I Just Can’t Stop It: My Life in the Beat’ book, which will be ready and waiting to collect on the day of the in-store.



Our new studio album PUBLIC CONFIDENTIAL is OUT NOW via DMF Records. The new 10 track album is available on CD and 3 types of vinyl – Black Heavyweight Vinyl, Blue Transparent Vinyl and Black/White Half & Half Vinyl

You can order your copy here: https://thebeat.tmstor.es

Amazon & iTunes or stream on Spotify

“eclectic, attractive and dub-friendly tunes salute a local legend and national musical hero” Daily Mirror

“brimming with confidence and striking in its clarity and vision” Vive Le Rock 8/10

“Public Confidential is a vigorous, upbeat collection that barely pauses for breath” Classic Pop ****

I Just Can’t Stop It

The late Ranking Roger talking about his memoir I Just Can’t Stop It which will be published on June 13th by Omnibus Press

Pre-order your copy of the book or limited edition boxset HERE


We are deeply saddened to confirm that Ranking Roger has died aged 56. We have lost a wonderfully talented artist, charismatic frontman and great friend. 

In Autumn 2018, just before he was about to embark on his first US tour in over 12 years, with a further worldwide tour following in 2019, Roger was diagnosed with cancer. At the time he was riding high and very happy having just released a superb live DVD at a sold-out London Roundhouse, finished a new album and had over the preceding year, enjoyed enormous worldwide success touring with The Selecter. As 2019 began he continued to bravely fight and whilst undergoing various treatments he managed to finish his biography ‘I Just Can’t Stop It’ with co-writer Daniel Rachel. It tells of his teen years growing up in Birmingham, and then the superb good fortune of meeting The Beat. The new studio album Public Confidential, which he was so rightly proud of, was released in January.

Our hearts and commiserations go out to his family, his friends, his loved ones, his band mates (past and present) and of course to all his fans.

It has been an enormous honour and privilege for us all to have been a part of his life.   


“He fought & fought & fought, Roger was a fighter.” 
Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family. 
Roger’s family would like to thank everyone for their constant support during this tough time. More to follow in the coming days. RIP ROGER! ❤️


While Roger was dealing with his health challenges, he still found time to finish his biography with his co-writer, Daniel Rachel, and was very proud to announce that it will be published by Omnibus Press this summer.

Pre-order – https://amzn.to/2Wa9fi8

Ranking Roger: Wha’ppen?


Statement regarding Ranking Roger

In early August Ranking Roger was taken to hospital with a suspected mini stroke. We are pleased to report that Roger is recuperating at home but we are cancelling all our forthcoming live shows in the UK & USA. The Beat will return to touring just as soon as Roger has recovered but please stay tuned – the band had just finished recording a brand new album and Roger has been writing his autobiography about the early days of The Beat, more news on both of those very soon. In the meantime thank you for all your kind words and messages wishing Roger well, they are all much appreciated.