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Neville Staple at Rough Trade

Neville Staple

Rough Trade customers were treated to a ‘Special’ in-store performance on Wednesday night (11/6/2014) by none other than the ‘Original Rudeboy’ himself, Neville Staple.

RSK & Rough Trade (East) organised the in-store show to celebrate the launch of ‘Ska Crazy’, Neville’s new album which was released in May 2014 through Cleopatra Records.

The guest list was bursting with names from the UK music industry past and present, including Garry Bushell (Pictured with Neville Staple), Jerry Dammers, Pauline Black, Rico Rodriguez and Kevin Rowland.

Neville Staple and his band played a number of tracks from ‘Ska Crazy’ and delighted punters by playing The Specials favourites ‘Gangsters’ and ‘A Message to you Rudy’.

After the performance, Neville stayed around to have his photo taken with fans and sign albums.

Garry Bushell tweeted:

“Neville Staple on fine form @ Ska Crazy album launch last night, loved Roadblock & Time Longer Than Rope live. 30-date tour coming” (

Neville will be on tour in the UK for the rest of the year.

‘Ska Crazy’ is available everywhere now