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UB40 - Kingston Town - by 2B40 the best UB40 Tribute Band
Kingston Town by 2B40 taken from their new CD Labrador Of Love, available from 2B40 at live gigs. www.2b40.co.uk
Heidi Pearson posted on 2B40 the Ultimate Tribute to Ali & Robin Campbell of UB40's Wall"Saw you guys last Saturday at The Corks in Kings Heath for John & Carols wedding. Absolutely brilliant. Bought back many memories from your collection of songs."
 
 
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You guys were awesome last night - well done & thanks for letting me sing Kingston Town :))
 
 
Brilliant UB40 tribute band from Birmingham.
2B40 perform all the hits and more from UB40.
They don't just sing they play guitars, keyboards and percussion as part of the show.
The real beauty of this tribute is that 2B40 can
perform in smaller venues as well as large ones
and still provide the sound quality of an eight piece
UB40 tribute band.
The guys have been into UB40 since the early 80's
when Signing Off was released and provide a true
representation of the sound of UB40. .
Great for a Party, Wedding, Corporate Event, or
just down the local Pub or Club.
You won't be dissapointed if you book 2B40
but you will be if you don't
 
 
had a lovely time last nite u waz great :) xx
 
 
 
 
Thanks Daz & Will for performing at our daughters christening. We thought you were great & everybody loved it! You's are an amazing band and we wish you all the best for the future. Thanks alot... Jim, Tanya & Baby Demi xxx
 
 
2B40 formed in February of 2009 when both Daz and Will were perfoming in Full circle. On the reaction from crowds when they performed UB40 songs they decided to put a UB40 Tribute Band together. Because demand was so great they decided to keep it a two piece outfit with the outlook to play in smaller venues. all the backing tracks have been recorded by both Daz and Will at "The Valley Studios" with attention to detail the order of the day.
Having performed a few low key gigs for close friends and family and a Christening party for Emma and Mark for their beautiful daughter Suga, 2B40 are ready to hit stages all over the UK. Bookings are flooding in already and it looks like the lads are going to be very busy. UB40 by 2B40 are very exited and are already putting a showcase together with super Soul singer Johnny Green and Fantastic Reggae singer Barry G. Watch This Space for dates and venues.
 
 
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had another brilliant night on saturday at nothfield cant wait to see u guys again love u both from kerry , mandy & gang oh & donald
 
 
Contact Phone Daz on 07807651893
Contact Phone Will on 07539687314
 
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Wicked tribute band I would have u at my wedding brilliant
 
 
We'd like to thank 2b40 for helping to make our wedding reception so memorable!
We've lost count of the number of guests who told us how much they LOVED the duo. The few people who were not up on the dance floor stayed long into the evening just to listen to the music. Everyone was beyond impressed by the range of songs and talent (vocals and instruments) of both of you on stage. Daz's voice is spookily very much like Ali Campbells.
It was a pleasure dealing with you in the course of preparing for our wedding, and we look forward to the next 2B40 event. Cheers!,
Emma & Carl Simpson esimpson1976@msn.com
I Got You Babe
Kind regards,
Fiona & Julian Willetts fmwilletts@hotmail.com
 
 
saw you friday night for the first time down the royal oak thought you were great when you back in stevenage or anywhere near xxx
            
 
2B40
Set List
Present Arms
If It Happens again
Don’t Slow Down
Food For Thought
Baby Come Back
Bring Me Your Cup
Just Another Girl
Tell Me Is It True
Higher Ground
My Way Of Thinking
Please Don’t Make Me Cry
Watchdogs
Love Is All Is Alright
Wedding Day
Maybe Tomorrow
Red Red Wine
Come Back Darling
The Way You Do The Things you Do
Don’t Break My Heart
Holy Holy
Don’t Let It Pass You By
The Train Is Coming
King
 The Earth Dies Screaming
I Got You Babe
Cherry Oh Baby
Homely Girl
Here I Am Baby
Johnny Too Bad
Rat In Me Kitchen
One In Ten
Cant Help Falling In Love
Kingston Town










 
2B40 Promo for Harborne Village Social Club gig on 10/11/2012Dizzy & Kerry Anne2B40 Live in HarborneDizzy, Mandy & Will2B40 Harborne
Kerry Anne & WillDizzy & his amazing organThe Girls with 2B40 in HarborneWill in HarborneMary, Pauline, Will, Dizzy & Maggie
Will kissing MandyWill kissing KerryGroupies, Kerry, Jack & MandyKerry kissing DazDizzy & Mandy
Kerry & WillGroup Hug
Fantastic night, fantastic performance thanks for the song dedication and for pointing me out, LOL, your both talented and have great personalities, hope to see you again sometime.....
 
Will at Northfield Royal British LegionDizzy at Northfield Royal British Legion2B40 with Kaz at Northfield Royal British LegionDizzy at Northfield Royal British Legion2B40 at Northfield RBL
Dizzy at Northfield RBL2B40 at Northfield RBLDizzy at Northfield RBL2B40 at Catshill Social ClubWill at Catshill Social Club
It's The Wolf at Catshill Social ClubDizzy's Diet Is Going Well at Catshill Social Club2B40 at Catshill Social Club2B40 at Catshill Social Club2B40 at Catshill Social Club
Will at Catshill Social ClubDizzy's Set Up at Yardley Wood Social Club2B40 at The Highbury Inn2B40 at The Highbury Inn2B40 at The Highbury Inn
Dizzy at The Highbury Inn2B40 at The Highbury InnWill at The Highbury Inn2B40 at The Highbury Inn2B40 at The Highbury Inn
2B40 at The Sharmans Cross2B40 at The Sharmans Cross2B40 at The Sharmans CrossWill at Longbridge Social ClubAudience 2B40 at Longbridge Social Club
Audience 2B40 at Longbridge Social ClubAudience 2B40 at Longbridge Social ClubAudience 2B40 at Longbridge Social ClubWill backstage at Longbridge Social ClubDizzy backstage at Longbridge Social Club
Dizzy with fan at The Yew TreeDancer at 2B40 at The Yew Tree2B40 at The Yew TreeWill and fan at The Yew TreeSetting up at The Yew Tree
Dizzy and fan at The Yew TreeDancing to 2B40 at The Yew TreeDizzy and fan at The Yew TreeWill and fan at The Yew TreeWill and fan at The Yew Tree
Man with umbrella at The Yew TreeDizzy, Tony & Will at The Yew TreeDizzy and Tony at The Yew TreeDizzy backstage at Old Oscott WMC2B40 backstage at Stechford Social Club
2B40 backstage at Stechford Social Club2B40 backstage at Stechford Social Club2B40 backstage at Stechford Social ClubDizzy and Santa? backstage at Stechford Social Club2B40 backdrop at The Old Crown
2B40 at Chambers2B40 at The Dogpool2B40 at The Dogpool2B40 at Cotteridge Social Club2B40 at The Old Crown
2B40 at The Old Crown2B40 at The Old CrownWill at The old CrownWill at The DogpoolWill at The Dogpool
2B40 at Cotteridge Social Club2B40 Sold Out at The Old Crown2B40 Sold Out at Stechford Social ClubWill with DJ at The Station HotelThe Barn Owl
Dizzy at The DogpoolWill at The DogpoolDizzy at The DogpoolWill at The DogpoolWill & Shaz at The Dogpool
Will & Shaz at The DogpoolDancing at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelWill outside The Station HotelDizzy outside The Station Hotel
Dancing at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelWill at The Station Hotel
2B40 at The Station Hotel2B40 at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelDancing at The Station HotelFan at The Station Hotel
2B40 with fans at The Station Hotel2B40 garden party at The Highbury Inn2B40 poster featuring Johnny Green2B402B40
2B40 Labour Of Love Poster2B40 Logo2B40 Best of Poster 012B40 Best of Poster 022B40 Best of Poster 03
2B402B40 Toon by Dizzy2B40 Tee Shirt2B40 Poster Featuring Johnny Green2B40 Backdrop
2B40 BackdropLabrador Of Love2B40 Dizzy2B40 featuring Johnny Green2B40 featuring Johnny Green
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WillWillTony SaxWillDizzy & Donald from Benidorm
Dizzy & Tony in BristolDizzy & Tony in BristolJohnny at The MackadownJohnny at The MackadownJohnny at The Mackadown
2B40 at The Mackadown2B40 at The Mackadown2B40 at The MackadownWill at The MackadownWill at The Mackadown
Will at The MackadownWill at The MackadownWill at The MackadownDizzy at The Rising SunDancing at The Queens Head
Will at The Queens HeadDancing at The Queens Head2B40 Poster2B40 poster with spelling errorDizzy solo Ali Campbell poster
                  
 
UB40 In-depth Biography
Named after a British unemployment benefit form, pop-reggae band UB40 was formed in a welfare line in 1978, and its multiracial lineup reflected the working-class community its members came from. The band consolidated its street credibility with political topics appealing to dissatisfied youth and got a boost from fans of the waning 2-Tone ska-revival movement. Brothers Robin (lead guitar) and Ali Campbell (guitar, lead vocals) formed the centerpiece of the group, which also included bassist Earl Falconer, keyboardist Mickey Virtue, saxophonist Brian Travers, drummer Jim Brown, percussionist Norman Hassan, and toaster Terence "Astro" Wilson. The band purchased its first instruments with compensation money Ali Campbell received after a bar fight, even though few of the members knew how to play them. But by the end of the year, the group was invited to tour with the Pretenders. Their "Food For Thought" single reached the U.K. Top Ten in 1980, beginning a long streak of chart appearances. Signing Off and Present Arms were big sellers in Britain, if not America, and addressed the political issues of the day in songs like "One in Ten," a Top Ten hit blasting Margaret Thatcher for the country's unemployment rate. 1983's Labour of Love, an album of reggae cover songs, gave the group its first chart album in America and first number one U.K. hit with Neil Diamond's "Red Red Wine." Several albums of original material sold well in the U.K., but only respectably in the U.S., where the group's biggest hit was a Top 30 cover of Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" featuring the Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde.
In 1988, the group performed "Red Red Wine" at a Nelson Mandela tribute concert, and a Phoenix radio station trotted the single out for a second go-round. Listener response was far more enthusiastic, and "Red Red Wine" re-entered the charts and went all the way to the top. Finally having hit on a way to conquer the lucrative American market, UB40 responded with another covers album, Labour of Love II, which produced Top Ten singles with versions of the Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do" and Al Green's "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)." The group scored a huge hit in America with Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling In Love," which was initially featured in the Sharon Stone film Sliver and spent seven weeks at number one. By this time, UB40 had largely abandoned its trademark left-wing politics and was concentrating more on perfecting its reggae oldies covers than its original material; however, the gimmick has thus far resulted in huge sales figures in both the U.S. and U.K., with Promises and Lies reaching number six and number one, respectively. In the spring of 1998, UB40 released Presents the Dancehall Album in the UK. A third Labour of Love collection followed a year later. In fall 2002, UB40 bounced back with yet another collection. The Fathers of Reggae, which appeared on Virgin in November, highlighted the band's roots in reggae in a selection of classics. In 2003, the band scored a major hit in the U.K. when their version of the spirtual "Swing Low" with the multi-cultural choir United Colours of Sound became the official anthem for the 2003 English Rugby Team. The song was featured on the 2003 album Homegrown. As their 2005 album Who You Fighting For? was being released an announcment was made that the band would be working with Birmingham's Repertory Theatre to stage a new musical in Spring of 2006. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Discography
Albums
1982 UB44 
1983 UB40 Live 
1985 Little Baggariddim
1987 Live in Moscow
1988 UB40
1994 Labour of Love, Volumes I and II (re-issue)
1995 The Best of UB40 - Volume Two
1998 UB40 Present the Dancehall Album
2001 Cover Up 
2002 UB40 Present the Fathers of Reggae2003Labour of Love, Volumes I, II and III - Platinum Collection (re-issue)
2003 Homegrown 
2005 The Best Of UB40, Volumes 1 & 2
2007 Live at Montreux 2002
2007 Dub Sessions(sold at UB40 concerts and for download only) 
2009 Love songs 
 Labour Of Love reached number fifteen in the U.S. in 1988 with the re-popularization of "Red Red Wine".
Labour Of Love III was released in the U.S. in 1999.
"Who You Fighting For" was released in the U.S. in 2006 and nominated for a Grammy Award (Reggae Category).
"Dub Sessions" charted at No.1 in the UK Reggae Chart.
"Twentyfourseven" charted at No.1 in the UK Reggae Chart.
Singles
1980 "King"/"Food for Thought 
1980 "My Way of Thinking" / "I Think It's Going to Rain Today"
1980 "The Earth Dies Screaming" / "Dream a Lie"
1981 "Don't Let It Pass You By" / "Don't Slow Down"
1981 "One in Ten 
1982 "I Won't Close My Eyes"
1982 "Love Is All Is All Right"
1982 "So Here I Am"
1983 "I've Got Mine"
1984 "Cherry Oh Baby"
1984 "If It Happens Again"
1984 "Riddle Me"
1985 "I'm Not Fooled" / "The Pillow"
1985 "Don't Break My Heart"
1986 "Sing Our Own Song"
1986 "All I Want to Do"
1987 "Rat in mi Kitchen"
1987 "Watchdogs"
1987 "Maybe Tomorrow"
1988 "Reckless" (with Afrika Bambaataa)
1988 "Where Did I Go Wrong"
1988 "Red Red Wine" (U.S. re-issue)
1988 "Breakfast in Bed" (with Chrissie Hynde)
1988 "Come out to Play"
1989 "I Would Do for You"
1989 "Homely Girl"
1990 "Wear You to the Ball"
1990 "Impossible Love"
1990 "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"
1991 "Groovin'
1992 "One in Ten" (remix by 808 State)
1993 "Bring Me Your Cup"
1994 "C'est La Vie"
1994 "Reggae Music"
1995 "Until My Dying Day"
1997 "Tell Me Is It True"
1997 "Always There"
1998 "Come Back Darling"
1998 "Holly Holy"
1999 "The Train Is Coming"
2001" Since I Met You Lady" (with Lady Saw) / "Sparkle of My Eyes"
2002" Cover Up"
2003" Swing Low"
2005" Reasons" (with Hunterz and The Dhol Blasters)
2006" Who You Fighting For" (download only)
2008" Lost & Found" / "Dance Until The Morning Light" (with Maxi Priest)
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