Category Archives: UB40

UB40 Tribute Bands: Kingston Town

Kingston Town are one of the UK’s most popular UB40 tribute bands comprising of three outstanding lead vocalists and a very talented saxophone player. Each band member has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry including Stevie Wonder, Deacon Blue, The Specials, Curtis Mayfield, The Wailers and Desmond Dekker.

Remembering the early years of UB40 and performing live with tracks from the album ‘Signing Off’, ‘Food For Thought’ and ‘One In Ten’. Through to all the later reggae favourites, ‘Red Red Wine’ and of course ‘Kingston Town’.

If you’re a UB40 fan then you will absolutely love Kingston Town, watch the video and see for yourself.


UB40 Tribute Bands: Rats In The Kitchen

Rats In The Kitchen are a fantastic UB40 tribute band.

They are based in Birmingham and travel throughout the UK and Europe performing to capacity crowds wherever they appear. This amazing 8 piece live band provide heart pounding, foot tapping reggae hits spanning 25 years. Let them take you on an exciting journey spanning UB40’s early hits right through to their latest material. There’s also plenty of audience participation thrown in for good measure.

Rats In The Kitchen present a spectacular live UB40 tribute show that appeals to all ages. If you get the chance to see them…take it, this is UB40 at their very best.

Clients Include:
British Gas
Butlin’s Holiday Resorts
Rolls Royce
Birmingham City Council
Carlton Television
Enterprise Inns
Stanley Casino’s
Jumpin Jak’s
Chicago Rock
Village Hotels

UB40 Tribute Bands: Rats In The Kitchen

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UB40 Tribute Bands: Johnny 2 Bad

UB40 tribute band (Johnny 2 Bad) present an unmatched tribute to this much loved reggae band, performing up to two hours of classic UB40 tracks totally live.

This phenomenal band are in huge demand throughout the UK and Europe, setting the standard that other UB40 tribute bands try to emulate.

Johnny 2 Bad have a line-up that wouldn’t be out of place on any stage in the world, its core musicians have over 25 years of international touring and recording experience at the very highest level with major artistes like Musical Youth, Sting, Edwin Starr and Alexander O’Neal.

Television appearance include: Top of The Pops, MTV, CDUK with the No.1 hit ‘Baby Come Back’ as well as on stage performing hits such as Pass The Dutchie, Boomshakalak, Grooving and Bubbling Hot.

They’ve done private shows for Peter Gabriel and Womad and were the first ever reggae band to perform at the Sydney Opera House.

The brass players are some of the best musicians you’ll find in the UK today, not only for their outstanding showmanship but also for their frequent interaction with audiences everywhere.

Johnny 2 Bad have the amazing vocal talent of Wayne Lawrence whose credits include collaborations with the legendary Nicky Chinn of Chinn Chapman fame (biggest UK selling songwriters after Lennon & McCartney), who wrote songs for Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro, Go West plus many others.

But this is not just about one person of course, Johnny 2 Bad is about seven outstanding musicians and a reggae performance that is second to none.

They were the first ever British reggae band to hit the charts in Lithuania, the BBC even flew out to film them on tour. The Lithuanian Ambassador made a special trip to meet the band and honour them for helping to promote his country and culture in such a positive way.

Johnny 2 Bad have appeared on numerous television talent shows including: X Factor, Eurovision, Saturday Night Prime Time and Breakfast T.V.

They have released their first original album and will embark on their world tour spreading positive reggae vibes across the globe.

“This is an outstanding UB40 tribute, complete with a belting brass and percussion section. This was superb stuff with hits like Kingston Town and Food For Thought amongst the hits trotted out by one of the best tribute bands I have ever come across” – Greg Allen (The Stage Newspaper)

“Just want to thank you all again for the AMAZING show last night! I don’t lie if I say, this was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, FANTASTIC!” – Bobby Veenstra (Holland)

UB40 Tribute Bands: Johnny 2 Bad

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