Playing all the classic hits from “Red Red Wine” to “Kingston Town” the tribute band RU40 will be performing in The Lights Arena on Friday 26 September.
Based in South of the UK, RU40 have headlined in major venues and festivals across the region entertaining reggae fans and ensuring they sing along to “Cherry O”, “Homely Girl”, ”Here I am Baby” and many more of UB40′s string of hits.
In a successful career, UB40 had over 50 UK charting singles and sold over 70 million worldwide. They had two No 1′s in the USA with Red Red Wine and Can’t Help Falling in Love, and toured the world.
This special group of musicians authentically re-create the distinctive UB40 sound and the members of RU40 have many years of experience playing reggae and many other styles. The bands roots go back as far as UB40 itself to 1979 when Danny Smith, Roy Brown and Martin Brisland formed Dub’allup – a very successful band that played original reggae and dub music. The initial band lasted till 1987 still reforming and playing at times over the years.
Since 2000 RU40 has built a deserved reputation as an exciting live band in its own right with charismatic lead singer Danny ensuring audiences get up to dance to their favourite tunes. It is no exaggeration to say the Danny sounds just like Ali Campbell. The RU40 line up of 7 talented musicians re-create the great sounds of UB40 resulting in a great party night of live music.
To find out more about what’s happening at The Lights, to buy tickets, or join the mailing list, visit www.thelights.org.ukor call the Box Office on 01264 368368