The Blue Beat

Name: The Blue Beat
Founded: 1982
City: Jülich
History:
It was 1982 when three kids met in a pub after a Jülich punk concert. Still intoxicated with beer and music, they decided to become pop stars. Nobody mastered an instrument and so they tried it out to make friends with contemporary punk …….. …….. but a year later after the success was not foreseeable, they changed their style of music. This music, which was actually out at that time, was called SKA and in England it was called BLUE BEAT. And that’s how the new band name came about. Quickly added a few brass instruments and a new sound was born. At first, they listened diligently to the records of their role models from the 2nd SKA generation, such as Madness, The Specials or The Selecter. But after some time they continued to develop and their own hits excited the scene. In the mid-1980s there were more and more SKA bands, the 3rd generation of SKA grew up. A SKA boom spread across EuroIt was 1982 when three kids met in a pub after a Jülich punk concert. Still intoxicated with beer and music, they decided to become pop stars. Nobody mastered an instrument and so they tried it out to make friends with contemporary punk …….. …….. but a year later after the success was not foreseeable, they changed their style of music. This music, which was actually out at that time, was called SKA and in England it was called BLUE BEAT. And that’s how the new band name came about. Quickly added a few brass instruments and a new sound was born. At first, they listened diligently to the records of their role models from the 2nd SKA generation, such as Madness, The Specials or The Selecter. But after some time they continued to develop and their own hits excited the scene. In the mid-1980s there were more and more SKA bands, the 3rd generation of SKA grew up. A SKA boom spread across Europe and across the pond and The Blue Beat was immortalized on SKA samplers that were sold worldwide (the Fan Post confirms it today). But then, oh fright, the drummer left the band at the height of their career.

Contact:
http://www.blue-beat.de/

Discography:
1985 – The Blue Beat – The Blue Beat Cassette

https://www.discogs.com/artist/1587736-The-Blue-Beat

Band Members:
Bass – Andy
Drums – Jösch
Guitar – Martin
Guitar, Vocals – Ingo
Keyboards – Marco
Trombone – Wolly
Vocals – Axel

Concerts:
1985
06/06/1985 – Tillburg – Bad Cave

1987
??/??/1987 – Jülich – Zitadelle Open Air
??/??/1987 – Hannover – Ska Against Apartheid Festival – With The Braces.
24/10/1987 – Düsseldorf – Okie Dokie – With Skaos + The Braces

1989
09/06/1989 – Münster – Odeon – With El Bosso & The Ping Pongs + DJ Charlie 2 Tone
23/09/1989 – Lübeck – Treibsand

Music:

The BLUE BEAT Live – Wuppstock 1989

Photos:
Jülich 1987 – Zitadelle Open Air

The Blue Beat in Lübeck, 1989

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