UB40 (Rats in the Kitchen)
From Birmingham, the home city of reggae giants UB40, Rats In The Kitchen are one of the world's best UB40 Tribute Shows currently touring the UK, Ireland, Europe and recently India.
They are a fully live, eight piece band, formed in 1998, performing up to three hours of pulsating reggae hits now spanning more than 25 years!
From early hits such as 'King', 'Food For Thought' and 'Red Red Wine' through to some of UB40's most recent work combined with some foot stomping 80's Ska.
Rats In The Kitchen providing a great live show that draws audiences of all ages to new venues as well as to our many regular ones.
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Rats in The Kitchen was formed late in the Summer of 1998 in UB40's home town of Birmingham by a group of friends who had known each other through the local music scene for sometime.
Like the real UB40, they all had a common love of Reggae music in general and had followed the band since their first hits in the early 1980's. This makes playing together and performing songs that they have grown up with a pleasure, which is evident at every gig that they perform.
Creating the right atmosphere adds to the overall pleasure for their audience and guarantees customer satisfaction and repeats bookings. Take this and add their calm and professional attitude and you can be sure that booking Rats In the Kitchen for your event makes perfect sense in all respects.
The bands aim is to faithfully reproduce the music of UB40 using only live instruments and vocals without the use of backing tracks and sequencers.
Dave 'Box' Trouth - Lead vocals and rhythm guitar
Michael Harris - Lead Guitar
Eddie Lancaster - Tenor saxophone
Michael 'Joey' Greenaway - Keyboards and synthesiser
Paul Benjamin - Bass guitar
Simon Mosley - Drums and backing vocals
Rats in the Kitchen are fully self-contained with a 3 kilowatt PA system, sound engineer and full multi level lighting, dry ice and pyrotechnic effects system.
Rats in the Kitchen play such early hits as 'King' and 'Food for Thought' from the first album, Signing Off, through to songs from the album, Who You Fighting For?
Including the 2005 top 20 hit 'Kiss and Say Goodbye'With some 80's Ska thrown in for good measure and plenty of audience participation, Rats in the Kitchen provide a dazzling live show and a great night of entertainment.