English Beat to perform a free show at the Cliffs on Memorial Day

May 9, 2011


Famed new wave/ska band The English Beat will perform a free concert on Memorial Day afternoon at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach as part of their popular ‘Live on the Rocks’ music series.

Led by Southern California transplant Dave Wakeling, the band scored a number of hits in the early 1980’s with ”Twist & Crawl’, ‘Mirror in the Bathroom’ and ‘I Confess.’

As in years past, the show will be staged on the large grass area behind the restaurant with spectacular views of the central coast shoreline.

Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. with Los Angeles-based the Northstar Session opening the May 30 show.

The afternoon before is the annual Avila Beach blues festival featuring the ‘Experience Hendrix’ tribute show with several big names such as Steve Vai, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and members of Aerosmith, Los Lobos, Living Colour and the Isley Brothers.

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I likes me some ska! Might just have to mosey on over to AB… and this is the day AFTER the Blues Festival? Sounds like it’s going to be a happenin’ scene in Avila that weekend!