The Beat Goes On...

Of the six member band consisting "of Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Andy Cox on guitar, David Steele on bass, Everett Morton on drums, Ranking Roger on vocals and toasting, and foundational first wave ska legend Saxa on saxophone," (thebeatuk.com), it was only Dave Wakeling last evening performing as The English Beat at Portland, Oregon's Barracuda.

Songs performed included Waist High's two favorite Beat songs "Doors of Your Heart," and "End of the Party." Dave also treated us to "Mirror In The Bathroom," "I Confess," "Save It For Later," "Tears Of A Clown," "Rough Rider," "Best Friend," "Can't Get Used To Losing You," and some General Public; "Tenderness," "I'll Take You There," and "Never You Done That."

With Wakeling sporting a Fred Perry shirt, Waist High went in search of the reason. "The
Fred Perry laurel is one of the most enduring and timeless logos in the world and is associated with authenticity, heritage and integrity."