2B40, UB40 Tribute
Sat 19th Sep
Great Barr Club
0121 357 1872
Friday 6th November
The Royal Oak
24 Walkern Road
Saturday December 19th
The Olton Tavern
Cancelled due to Covid 19
Friday 26th June
The Royal Oak
24 Walkern Road
Cancelled due to Covid 19
Saturday 30th May
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.
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
Head on over to Facebook and join the 2B40 group
Check out UB40 by 2B40 on Myspace
2B40 Medley Video, Click on link below
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!,
I Got You Babe
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
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
My Way Of Thinking
Please Don’t Make Me Cry
Love Is All Is Alright
Red Red Wine
Come Back Darling
The Way You Do The Things you Do
Don’t Break My Heart
Don’t Let It Pass You By
The Train Is Coming
The Earth Dies Screaming
I Got You Babe
Cherry Oh Baby
Here I Am Baby
Johnny Too Bad
Rat In Me Kitchen
One In Ten
Cant Help Falling In Love
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.....
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
1985 Little Baggariddim
1987 Live in Moscow
1994 Labour of Love, Volumes I and II (re-issue)
1995 The Best of UB40 - Volume Two
1998 UB40 Present the Dancehall Album
2002 UB40 Present the Fathers of Reggae2003Labour of Love, Volumes I, II and III - Platinum Collection (re-issue)
2005 The Best Of UB40, Volumes 1 & 2
2007 Live at Montreux 2002
2007 Dub Sessions(sold at UB40 concerts and for download only)
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.
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"
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 "Maybe Tomorrow"
1988 "Where Did I Go Wrong"
1988 "Red Red Wine" (U.S. re-issue)
1988 "Come out to Play"
1989 "I Would Do for You"
1990 "Wear You to the Ball"
1990 "Impossible Love"
1990 "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"
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"
2006" Who You Fighting For" (download only)
2008" Lost & Found" / "Dance Until The Morning Light" (with Maxi Priest)
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