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Rude Boy

Rude Boy

Rude Boy


1) Formed in 1997 in Ottawa, Canada and comprised almost entirely of frontmen, Rudeboy filled the gap left behind by The Specials , The English Beat and other bands from the two-tone era and took it to the next level. Melding purist early sixties style reggae with catchy pop driven dance numbers , add a dash of clever lyrical lament and you have Canada's best kept ska secret. Energy overload doesn't quite describe the live show and first timers are usually left stunned by the musicality and visual experience. Read more on Last.fm
1) Formed in 1997 in Ottawa, Canada and comprised almost entirely of frontmen, Rudeboy filled the gap left behind by The Specials , The English Beat and other bands from the two-tone era and took it to the next level. Melding purist early sixties style reggae with catchy pop driven dance numbers , add a dash of clever lyrical lament and you have Canada's best kept ska secret. Energy overload doesn't quite describe the live show and first timers are usually left stunned by the musicality and visual experience. Influences range from Toots and the Maytals to the Specials and Scott Ameys' vocals have been compared by more than one reviewer as Elvis Costello meets Dave Wakeling.

Their debut release "Shut-up and Dance", released 1998, served as a template for many a Canadian Ska bands to follow Instrumentation Scott Amey - Lead Vocals,Guitar. Colin Burns - Bass. Craig Simon - Lead Guitar,Vocals. Steve Berndt - Trombone,vocals. Andy Gorham - Organ Matt Wood - Drums,Vocals Discography Shut-up and Dance, 1998 Socan/Stomp records Four on the Floor,2001, 4 track limited release EP Ottawa Juno -fest indie compilation, 2002 Streaming audio and video available on myspace.com/rudeboycanada 2) Rude Boy (aka Leesy NiaDes) was born in Sydney Australia on the 31st Of July, 1988 and is a composer, producer, arranger and solo musician and former bassist of progressive metal band The T-Shirt Experiment. Rude Boy's style ranges from honest, eerie soundscapes and soundtracks to freestyling hip-hop.

Each album brings a different genre. Has worked with artists like Svahnvit, Tadoma, The T-Shirt Experiment, NiaDes and many more. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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