Terry Hall’s beatifically unsmiling mug has been a part of our musical heritage for longer than we care to remember. From delivering biting social commentary with the Specials, through Fun Boy 3, Colourfield, a dizzying array of collaborations and back to the Specials again. It’s been a rocky road for Hall himself with a suicide attempt in 2004 which led to a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and ultimately the Specials reformation. Anyone who was lucky enough to see the (Very) Specials on last year’s tour would have seen a rejuvenated band having a blast and enjoying their music, we swear Terry smiled too. A Terry Hall DJ set is something we’re very excited about; never predictable, his is a musical lineage without compare, and to have a little glimpse into the tunes that make the great man tick is going to be a lot of fun. Local easy going reggae boys Kioko provide chilled out support. This is selling out fast so get moving.
Sat 22 Jul 9pm at Hare and Hounds, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7JZ £12.50 skiddletickets.com
Published on: Sat 1 Jul 2017