We Nerd Out Vol. 33: Dave Wakeling of ENGLISH BEAT/GENERAL PUBLIC Converses with “The Don” of THE DON’S HIT LIST PODCAST on “Save It For Later” and Being a Ska/Reggae/Rock Band out of Birmingham, U.K.

Contributor’s Note: Now available: A classic interview Don of “The Don’s Hit List Podcast” had with Dave Wakeling of The English Beat and General Public

The discussion included:

– Being a ska/reggae/rock out of Birmingham, England (Robert Plant, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Moody Blues)

– How people with light skin and dark skin found common ground

– his favorite covers of English Beat songs

– Two absolute guitar legends in music history calling him on a Saturday afternoon trying to figure out to play “Save It For Later”. This is an excellent story.

– and I got to talk to Dave about the absolute goosebump moment in “Tenderness” by General Tenderness.

My wife got to join me on this one as well and you can hear her a few times.

Check out The Don’s Hit List Podcast at:

www.dashlightent.com

www.facebook.com/TheDonsHitList

Fans can check out ENGLISH BEAT at the following gigs:

Sat. 4/27- Back To The Beach Festival in Huntington Beach, California

Sun. 5/12- KAABOO Festival in Arlington, Texas

Fri. 7/19- The Hanger in Costa Mesa, California

Sat. 7/20- Libbey Bowl in Ojai, California

Thu. 7/25- Irvine Regional Park in Orange, California

Sat. 8/10- Lowell Summer Music Series in Lowell, Massachusetts

For tickets and further information, click here.

Fans can find English Beat at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/EnglishBeatFans

www.davewakeling.com

www.instagram.com/theenglishbeat

www.twitter.com/theenglishbeat

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