Formed in 2008 as a seven piece band, but now an 8 piece, UB40 – Live Tribute performs the music of UK Reggae stars UB40 presenting their Dazzling live shows to audiences up and down the country both here and abroad. They present an unmatched tribute to one of the greatest Reggae bands to come out of the UK, performing up to two hours of classic UB40 tracks totally live. This phenomenal band are in huge demand throughout the UK and Europe, with the band Headlining festivals and theatre shows in Holland, Belgium and Poland over the past few years, making them highly sought after.
The show features all the hits of the legendary UB40 , such as – Kingston Town – Red Red Wine – Can’t Help Falling in Love – Homely Girl – Rats in mi Kitchen – Cherry oh Baby – 1 in 10 – Baby Come Back, and many more with a few covers added for a fully live set, for nearly 2 hours ( show can be split as a 2 x 45min set with encore )
The stage show is spectacular and is non-stop from the first song to the last with the crowds up dancing and singing immediately, which spurs the brass section to venture out into the audience during certain songs to mesmerize, dance with and tease the fans. This tribute band are as tight as anything you will have ever heard, with a Stage performance second to none.
Some members of this Phenomenal ‘Must See’ band have played with and supported many Stars including: Pato Banton & The Reggae Revolution (for which they had a No 1 hit called ‘Baby Come Back’ with Pato, Ali and Robin Campbell ) along with four other Top 20’s. Pato and the band were also the first ever Reggae band to Play the Sydney Opera House in Australia. They performed on Top of the Pops with Pato for Stings Hit song “This Cowboy Song”, then went on to Fly in Stings private Jet to perform on a major Italian TV show. Headlining Festivals worldwide led them to share stages with Ali Campbell and UB40, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff, Steel Pulse, Morgan Heritage, Willie Nelsons (Country and Western Festival), Shania Twain, No Doubt, Steven and Ziggy Marley, Third World, Burning Spear, Shaggy and many more.
The band are more than willing to travel anywhere in the world to perform at any event, and were the first ever British reggae band to hit the charts in Lithuania with their version of cover song “Lollipop” which they recorded with Lithuanian Pop artist Asta Pilypaitė. The BBC TV news team even flew out to film them while on tour there, and they were invited to do a few Lithuanian TV shows with Asta, including: Lithuanian Eurovision, Saturday Night Prime Time, and Breakfast TV shows. The Lithuanian Ambassador even made a special trip to the UK to meet the band and honour them for helping to promote his country and culture in such a positive way.