The Beat are a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in Birmingham, England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock and their lyrics deal with themes of love and unity and sociopolitical topics. The Beat, consisting of Dave Wakeling (vocals, guitar), Ranking Roger (vocals), Andy Cox (guitar), David Steele (bass), Everett Morton (drums) and Saxa aka Lionel Augustus Martin (saxophone), released three studio albums in the early 1980s: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen? (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Too Nice to Talk To”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Hands Off, She’s Mine” and “All Out to Get You”.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to The Beat. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from The Beat albums and most notable recordings.