Projects - Neville Staple

Neville Staple

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The original rude boy and one of the undisputed forerunners of the ska movement, Neville Staple returns with a new album 'The Rude Boy Returns' on 25th October 2004 through Rude Boy Music.

Best known for being the lead singer of The Specials and as one of the founding members of Fun Boy 3, Neville Staple is credited with changing the face of pop music not only once but twice. Neville's biography and past projects read like a who's who of rock. He has worked with such legends as Elvis Costello (The Specials 1979 - Chrysalis Records), David Byrne (Fun Boy 3 Waiting 1983 - Chrysalis Records) and Ali Campbell (Today's Specials 1996 - Kuff Records) to name only a few. In addition to recording with some of rock's most famous, Neville has also shared the stage with such ska icons as Rankin Roger (English Beat), forming Special Beat. Although this line up never actually recorded an album, they successfully toured the US with Sting and Steel Pulse before embarking on their own headline tour.

Having spent recent years successfully touring Japan, South America and North America, Neville Staple returns to mark the 25th anniversary of Two Tone Records, with a new album 'The Rude Boy Returns' and a new label, Rude Boy Music. Produced by Neville himself at Planet Studios, Coventry and featuring collaborations with Mick Jones (The Clash) and Rat Scabies (The Dammed), 'Return Of The Rude Boy' sees Neville keeping the spirit, attitude and style of his previous bands well and truly alive.

The track listing for 'The Rude Boy Returns' is as follows:

1. Cow Cow Yicky - w/ Lead Belly
2. Place In Life
3. Do Nothing - w/ Mick Jones & Rat Scabies
4. Pressure
5. Why So Rude - w/ Rat Scabies
6. Since You've Been Gone
7. Better 2 Know
8. Pick It Up
9. Best Of What You Got
10. Yellow Star - w/ Rat Scabies
11. Writing On The Wall
12. Easy
13. Keep On
14. Nachna (Indian Ska) w/ KS Machan
15. Pressure (Dance Mix)

In addition to the new studio CD, 'The Rude Boy Returns' comes with a DVD featuring over an hour and a half of previously unseen live footage and in-depth interviews…

Interviews include: Neville Staple (extensive career interview / out and about in Coventry), Roddy Radiation (The Specials), Gary Powell (The Libertines), Ranking Roger (The Beat), Mark Lamarr, Donovan, Hazel O'Conor, Pete Waterman, Don Letts and Norman Jay

The Live Show - The Ben Sherman 40th Birthday Party - September 2003 (Compered by Liz Kershaw with live performances by Chas Smash & Ranking Roger):

1. Concrete Jungle
2. Man At C&A
3. Gangsters
4. Monkey Man
5. Little Bitch
6. Summer Down
7. Pressure Drop
8. Guns Of Naverone
9. Rat Race (with Rankin Roger)
10. Too Hot (with Rankin Roger)
11. Enjoy Yourself (with Rankin Roger and Chas Smash)
12. A Message To You Rudy

For the release of 'The Rude Boy Returns', Neville is lending his support to Kate McAlipine's Mkombozi Centre for Street Children charity. 10% of proceeds from the album will be donated to the charity. See for more details.


Read a 2002 BBC interview with Neville here.

Check out this interview with Neville by Pauline Black of the Selecter from 1999.
San Diego Street Scene 2001

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Cell: 07950916049

Click the thumbnail on the left to see the poster for Michael Keller's film Vampires Anonymous in which Neville has a camero role, as well as writing most of the original songs for the film's sound track.
Neville Staple MP3's
From the Solo Album Preview © 2002
Drive By Shooting (2002 Laws/Staple)
Working Hard (2000 Staple/Kampwirth/Woodroffe/Staple)

From the "Vampires Anonymous" sessions with John Avila © 2000
Take A Look (2000 Staple/Lowry/Smith)
What Can I do? (2000 Staple/Kampwirth/Woodroffe/Staple)

All MP3's © Neville Staple

Neville Staple Photo Gallery
Neville in Coventry - July 2003 - Photo by Mike Swift
Neville in Coventry - July 2003 - Photo by Mike Swift

Neville at the Ben Sherman 40th Anniversary Party, Sept 17th 2003 (also filmed for his upcoming live DVD)
Pictured with Jerry Dammers, Chas Smash, Ranking Roger and Liz Kershaw

Neville in Ireland 2003 After Knee Surgery Sept 2003

Nov 14th, 2003 @ The Spencer Club, Coventry
Neville on stage in Japan - October 2002
The band in Japan

Neville filming for Steel Dreams TV
Nev at the wheel, on SteelDreamsTV
You can see Neville racing on Steel Dreams TV
Click here to see the show schedule for your area.
Neville on the track at Irwindale, CA
Neville Sporting Von Dutch Clothing
John Avila and Neville in the Buick
John Avila and Neville in the Buick
Neville Live in Salt Lake City
Neville Live in Salt Lake City

Nev with Desorden Publico (Venezuelan Ska Band)
Outside the recording studio in Miami
Nev with Desorden Publico (Venezuelan Ska Band) Outside the recording studio in Miami

Co-writer/producer Tom Lowrey
'Ello Nev, got a new motor?
Nev's 63 Buick Skylark
Fans in Phoenix - May 2000
Fans In Phoenix - 2000
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