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Too Much Pressure (Deluxe Edition)
$20.67
Celebrate The Bullet - Deluxe Edition...
$22.05
Human Algebra
$28.99
The Selecter - Greatest Hits
$3.13
Daylight
$17.21
Best of The Selecter
$6.37
Happy Album
$5.99
Street Feeling: The Receiver Years
$19.34
This Are Two Tone
$9.39
Selecter - Live from London
$19.97
The Selecter's tour

Live Photos of The Selecter

The Selecter at Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in Boiler Shop 2024
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Fan Reviews

Nicholson
April 18th 2023
Brilliant from The Selecter. Fantastic show and some great new songs Looking forward to seeing them again.
Lincoln, United Kingdom@
Engine Shed
Stuart
July 10th 2020
Great gig from start to finish, nice touch by Pauline mingling with the crowd and having photos taken. What was also great was Rhoda Dakar on the decks getting the crowd going, and then joining the Selecter on stage later. Thank you all for a great memorable night. Just one final mention to the Tramshed, thanks for putting this concert on, such a great venue, with great staff, long may it continue. Stuart from Llanelli.
Cardiff, United Kingdom@
Tramshed
Rich
November 24th 2019
I'm in awe and full of admiration for how Pauline Black is making us all feel like she's just starting out in this industry. The energy and enthusiasm is incredible. If you get a chance to see The Selecter I'd encourage you to go for it. Worth every penny.
London, United Kingdom@
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
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About The Selecter

The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement.

Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy's theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics. The name of the band is a reference to the Jamaican word for a music selecter, known elsewhere as the DJ. Also typical to the style is the mix of one vocalist singing, and the other toasting in a Jamaican style, a precursor to rapping.

The Selecter's first recording Too Much Pressure was recorded at the end of 1979 and beginning of 1980 and issued on the pre-eminent 2 Tone/Chrysalis label. Their second recording Celebrate the Bullet was issued in 1981. Though the band has continued to regroup and reform on and off, most of the many recordings available are recompiled selections from these first two albums, either live or studio recordings. The Selecter's first two albums are essential British ska recordings.

Pauline Black has been the singer in The Selecter since its formation in 1979 when the band spearheaded the Two Tone movement alongside The Specials releasing the singles "The Selecter", "Three Minute Hero", "The Whisper", "Missing Words" and "On My Radio" as well as two albums; "Too Much Pressure" and "Celebrate The Bullet". The Selecter were also featured in the cult film Dance Craze. The band split in 1982, Pauline carved out a career in TV and theatre, appearing in dramas like The Vice, The Bill, Hearts and Minds and 2000 Acres of Sky. She won the 1991 Time Out award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the play All or Nothing At All and starred next to Christopher Lee in the schlock horror film The Funny Man. She reformed The Selecter in 1991 and has released several new albums and has toured all over the world.

Nick Welsh is probably best known for being the bassist in The Selecter and formerly Bad Manners but he has worked with some of the biggest names in Ska and Reggae, Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Rico Rodriguez, Dave Barker and most recently Lee "Scratch" Perry with whom he received a Grammy Award Certificate for his work on the CD Jamaican ET which won The Best Reggae Category in 2002. Nick also writes music for TV which has been used world-wide on shows as diverse as WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), The Osbournes and even adverts for Ariel soap powder.
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Genres:
2-tone, Ska, Reggae
Band Members:
Winston Marche: drums, Pauline Black: vocals, Lee Horsley: Keyboards, Orlando LaRose: baritone sax flute, Neil Pyzer-Skeete: tenor sax, Will Crewdson: guitar, Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson: vocals, Luke Palmer: bass
Hometown:
Coventry, United Kingdom

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to The Selecter to play in your city
Request a Show

concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of The Selecter

The Selecter at Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom in Boiler Shop 2024
View All Photos

Merch (ad)

Too Much Pressure (Deluxe Edition)
$20.67
Celebrate The Bullet - Deluxe Edition...
$22.05
Human Algebra
$28.99
The Selecter - Greatest Hits
$3.13
Daylight
$17.21
Best of The Selecter
$6.37
Happy Album
$5.99
Street Feeling: The Receiver Years
$19.34
This Are Two Tone
$9.39
Selecter - Live from London
$19.97
The Selecter's tour

Fan Reviews

Nicholson
April 18th 2023
Brilliant from The Selecter. Fantastic show and some great new songs Looking forward to seeing them again.
Lincoln, United Kingdom@
Engine Shed
Stuart
July 10th 2020
Great gig from start to finish, nice touch by Pauline mingling with the crowd and having photos taken. What was also great was Rhoda Dakar on the decks getting the crowd going, and then joining the Selecter on stage later. Thank you all for a great memorable night. Just one final mention to the Tramshed, thanks for putting this concert on, such a great venue, with great staff, long may it continue. Stuart from Llanelli.
Cardiff, United Kingdom@
Tramshed
Rich
November 24th 2019
I'm in awe and full of admiration for how Pauline Black is making us all feel like she's just starting out in this industry. The energy and enthusiasm is incredible. If you get a chance to see The Selecter I'd encourage you to go for it. Worth every penny.
London, United Kingdom@
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
View More Fan Reviews

About The Selecter

The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement.

Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice. Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy's theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics. The name of the band is a reference to the Jamaican word for a music selecter, known elsewhere as the DJ. Also typical to the style is the mix of one vocalist singing, and the other toasting in a Jamaican style, a precursor to rapping.

The Selecter's first recording Too Much Pressure was recorded at the end of 1979 and beginning of 1980 and issued on the pre-eminent 2 Tone/Chrysalis label. Their second recording Celebrate the Bullet was issued in 1981. Though the band has continued to regroup and reform on and off, most of the many recordings available are recompiled selections from these first two albums, either live or studio recordings. The Selecter's first two albums are essential British ska recordings.

Pauline Black has been the singer in The Selecter since its formation in 1979 when the band spearheaded the Two Tone movement alongside The Specials releasing the singles "The Selecter", "Three Minute Hero", "The Whisper", "Missing Words" and "On My Radio" as well as two albums; "Too Much Pressure" and "Celebrate The Bullet". The Selecter were also featured in the cult film Dance Craze. The band split in 1982, Pauline carved out a career in TV and theatre, appearing in dramas like The Vice, The Bill, Hearts and Minds and 2000 Acres of Sky. She won the 1991 Time Out award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the play All or Nothing At All and starred next to Christopher Lee in the schlock horror film The Funny Man. She reformed The Selecter in 1991 and has released several new albums and has toured all over the world.

Nick Welsh is probably best known for being the bassist in The Selecter and formerly Bad Manners but he has worked with some of the biggest names in Ska and Reggae, Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Rico Rodriguez, Dave Barker and most recently Lee "Scratch" Perry with whom he received a Grammy Award Certificate for his work on the CD Jamaican ET which won The Best Reggae Category in 2002. Nick also writes music for TV which has been used world-wide on shows as diverse as WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), The Osbournes and even adverts for Ariel soap powder.
Show More
Genres:
2-tone, Ska, Reggae
Band Members:
Winston Marche: drums, Pauline Black: vocals, Lee Horsley: Keyboards, Orlando LaRose: baritone sax flute, Neil Pyzer-Skeete: tenor sax, Will Crewdson: guitar, Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson: vocals, Luke Palmer: bass
Hometown:
Coventry, United Kingdom

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