The English Beat

The English Beat

The Retrolites, Stavros

Friday, January 4th, 2019

7:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$25.00 - $30.00+

This event is 18 and over

$25.00 General Admission, $30.00 General Admission (day of show) 

All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.



All general admission tickets are standing room only.




Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is excited to offer special room discounts via Caesars Hotels & Resorts for traveling fans. For hotel rooms use promo code: BRB15 at applicable for rooms at The LINQ Hotel and the Flamingo.


*Advertised times are for doors -- show time not available*

*Venue closes between 12am - 1am unless otherwise noted*



The English Beat
The English Beat
The Beat, known in the United States as The English Beat (and the British Beat in Australia and New Zealand) in order to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' band of the same name, was a popular Two Tone ska and pop music group. Formed in the English city of Birmingham in 1978, The Beat disbanded in 1983, but has reformed in the early 2000s with some of the original line-up.
One of the more popular and enduring groups of a short-lived trend, The Beat released three albums: "I Just Can't Stop It" (1980), "Wha'ppen" (1981) and "Special Beat Service" (1982), and a string of excellent singles including "Mirror in the Bathroom", the politically-charged "Stand Down Margaret" (which refers to controversial British PM Margaret Thatcher), "Save It For Later" and "I Confess".

Although the group's main fan-base was in the UK, they were also popular in Australia thanks to regular exposure on the government-owned rock radio station Triple J and the nationally-broadcast TV pop show Countdown. They had a sizeable following in the U.S., and a strong presence on that country's college radio.

After the break-up of The Beat, Dave Wakeling (guitar, lead vocals) and Ranking Roger (vocals) went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox (guitar) and David Steele (bass guitar) formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift.
Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials and performed together on tracks such as "Free Nelson Mandela". In the early 1990s, Roger joined members of The Specials to form the new band The Special Beat, which released two live albums.

Ranking Roger's son, Ranking Junior, has followed in his father's footsteps. In 2005, he appeared on The Ordinary Boys' single "Boys Will Be Boys". In 2003, The Beat's original line-up, minus Cox and Steele but with the addition of Junior, played a sold-out one-off gig at the Royal Festival Hall. As of 2005, The Beat has reformed, counting Roger, Blockhead and Morton of the original line-up, with Ranking Junior also on vocals. The band is said to have the blessing of Cox, Steele and Saxa (of Desmond Dekker fame).

The Beat's lead singer Dave Wakeling also continues to tour as The English Beat, as he has done for the last three decades, with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing the hits of The English Beat, General Public, and his new songs.
The Retrolites
The Retrolites
he Retrolites are made up of five talented musicians hailing from Las Vegas, Nev. They all share a strong passion for two things: Motown classics and reggae/ska music. These men put their artistic minds together and created a band that covers Oldies but with an upbeat sound that will have you movin' and groovin' at any live performance. The band formed in early 2014 with members that have been in the Las Vegas music scene over the past decade such as Goldfish Don't Bunce, Over The Line, One Pin Short, and the Remedies. Each individual puts their own sweat and tears into the arrangements and improvisation by striving to bridge together bands that play their own material with cover bands that play older tunes. The members keep busy in Las Vegas playing gigs at various locations throughout the Vegas Valley such as Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Hard Rock on The Strip, and even all over Downtown Las Vegas. The Retrolites have also performed with national touring acts that route through the city. Being able to cater to different audiences with their versatility, the group has been able to perform with bands such as The Wailers, War, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, The Expanders, & more. It's always a great time for people of all ages to enjoy. Aside from their scheduled shows, the band have also been able to cater to private and charity events of all varieties. The band's mission statement is to always give the best show they have ever performed; with hard work and dedication, the band always strive to give the most memorable show the crowd has ever witnessed. The guys keep things fresh by switching up their set at every show, so fans never see the same show twice. Ultimately, the band's goal is to be able to record an EP of their favorite arrangements so far and eventually dive into composing original music that pay tribute to old school sounds while in the present time.
The Retrolites are:
American musician of Greek descent. Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist and Drummer for Street Punk/Oi band Spirit of the Patriot and former drummer of RAC band Max Resist.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV, 89109

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