Neville Staple delivers anti-knife message in new video

Neville Staple is a man who needs no introduction.  A pivotal member of the original Specials and a pivotal figure from the UK’s second wave of ska, Staple has long been considered a legend.

In 2018, the “original rude boy” released the album ‘Rude Rebels’ with his wife Sugary Staple and former bandmate Roddy Radiation, to some acclaim.

He returns with a non-album single, ‘Put Away Your Knives’, which as its title suggests is a message of warning to all regarding a rise in knife crime.  Produced by Dandy Livingstone (performer of the classics ‘Reggae In Your Jeggae’ and ‘Suzanne, Beware of the Devil), the tune is structured around his own ‘A Message To You, Rudy’, as reworked by The Specials themselves in 1979.

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New Model Army, Neville Staple & Police Dog Hogan confirmed for Chagstock ’15

The full Friday line-up for the 2015 Chagstock Festival is now in place. Acts set to appear include the legendary New Model Army, Specials man Neville Staple and cult folk/bluegrass act Police Dog Hogan.

The Chagstock Festival has previously been headlined by The Waterboys, The Boomtown Rats and The Selecter.

The full press release can be read below.

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