Tag: ub40

Handsworth Evolution

Robin Valk has produced a somewhat epic documentary a three-parter, dealing with the music of Handsworth and beyond, in the 70s and 80s. The documentary was commissioned by Birmingham Music Heritage, and Robin talked to members of Steel Pulse, UB40,…

Signing On — UB40 documentary

“2010 is the 30th anniversary of UB40’s first album “Signing Off”. This documentary, hosted by Ranking Roger from “The Beat”, was produced by Birmingham City University to celebrate UB40’s landmark debut and the band’s nationwide tour to promote its re-release.…

Call for Papers – UB40 Symposium

Cue tabloid outrage about "a degree in UB40"… this looks a fascinating way to get into the history and significance of Birmingham an popular music. [link]

UB40 live from The Rainbow — free tonight

UB40 are playing their "most intimate" gig in years to raise money for The Rainbow — it's sold out, but you can listen online for free on Rhubarb Radio. Tune in from 8pm: [link]

UB40 – Music as Culture

UB40 are playing a gig at the tiny (for them) Rainbow in Digbeth on the third of November. The idea is to raise awareness, and some dosh for a sound-deadening roof, of the noise problems the pub have been having.…