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The Selecter

Band, 1979-1981 GB, Coventry
Reggae and Rock

2 Tone ska group formed in 1979 in Coventry, England. The original band split up in 1981 after releasing their second album. In 1991 Neol Davies and Pauline Black reformed The Selecter with new musicians and toured with the classic repertoire. Two years later Neol Davis left, leaving Pauline Black leading The Selecter through the 90's up to 2004 aided by original Producer Roger Lomas. In 2010 Davies started a new band and performing as 'Neol Davies aka The Selecter' while Pauline Black reunited with Arthur "Gaps" Hendrickson recorded a new Selecter album, 'Made In Britain' and started touring again up to the present.

PortraitPerry Melius
dr GB
PortraitJohn Bradbury
dr 1953-2015
Adam Williams
b, cb, voc
Al Fletcher
dr *1970 GB
PortraitPauline Black
voc *1953 GB
PortraitMartin Stewart
key, voc GB
PortraitCharlie Anderson
b GB
PortraitNeol Davies
g *1952 GB
PortraitWill Crewdson
PortraitDesmond Brown
key, org GB
PortraitCompton Amanor
PortraitNick Welsh
b GB
PortraitCharlie 'H' Bembridge
PortraitArthur Hendrickson
voc GB
James Mackie
org, key, sax GB
PortraitPaul Seacroft
g, h GB
John Thompson
b US
Popular Tracks   
On my Radio on The Very Best of The Selecter by The Selecter
Too Much Pressure on Too Much Pressure by The Selecter
Three Minute Hero on Too Much Pressure by The Selecter
On My Radio on On My Radio by The Selecter
Missing Words on Too Much Pressure by The Selecter
Frontline on Daylight by The Selecter
Celebrate the Bullet on Celebrate the Bullet by The Selecter
On My Radio '91 - Single Mix on Rare Volume 1 by The Selecter
James Bond on Too Much Pressure by The Selecter
The Selecter on The Best of 2 Tone by Various Artists

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Live At The RoundhouseThe Selecter2018Album
Best Of Live At Dingwalls LondonThe Selecter2018Album
Indie Singles Collection 91-96The Selecter2017Compil.
Fire Burn / Walk The WalkThe Beat / The Selecter2017Single
DaylightThe Selecter2017Album
FrontlineThe Selecter2017Single
Taking Back ControlThe Selecter2017Album
DaylightThe Selecter2017Single
The Big BadoofThe Selecter2017Album
Breakdown / Side To SideThe Selecter / The Beat2016Single
Access All AreasThe Selecter2015Album
Walk The WalkThe Selecter2015Album
SubcultureThe Selecter2015Album
Box FreshThe Selecter2015Album
Get On The Train To SkavilleThe Selecter2015Album
It Never Worked OutThe Selecter2015Single
Indie Singles Collection 1991-96/Greatest Hits LiveThe Selecter2013Compil.
String TheoryThe Selecter2013Album
2KHz 10/29/2013The Selecter2013Album
Live In BritainThe Selecter2012Album
Big In The Body, Small In The Mind / Back To BlackThe Selecter2011Single
Made In BritainThe Selecter2011Album
A Christmas FableThe Selecter2011Single
Back To BlackThe Selecter2011Album
Selecter-MaticThe Selecter2010Compil.
Live From LondonThe Selecter2005Album
Street FeelingThe Selecter2004Compil.
Acoustic: Requiem For A Black SoulThe Selecter2004Album
Real To ReelThe Selecter2003Compil.
Acoustic: Unplugged For The Rude Boy GenerationThe Selecter2002Album
Prime Cuts Vol. 2The Selecter Featuring Pauline Black2002Album
The CollectionThe Selecter2001Compil.
Archive SeriesThe Selecter2001Compil.
Three Minute Hero: Live & Studio Sessions 1983-2000The Selecter2001Compil.
The Selecter Perform The Trojan Songbook Volume 3The Selecter2001Album
History Of SkaBad Manners / Desmond Dekker / The Beat / The Selecter2001Compil.
The Best Of The SelecterThe Selecter2000Compil.
The Selecter Perform The Trojan Songbook Volume 2The Selecter2000Album
Kingston AffairDave Barker & The Selecter2000Compil.
Ska!International Beat / The Selecter1999Compil.
The SelecterThe Selecter1999Compil.
The Selecter Live!The Selecter1999Album
The Selecter Perform The Trojan SongbookThe Selecter1999Album
Too Much PressureThe Selecter1999Compil.
My Perfect World - LiveThe Selecter1999Album
LiveThe Selecter1998Album
Cruel BritanniaThe Selecter1998Album
BBC Sessions / Live At The Paris Theatre '79The Selecter1998Compil.
Cruel BritanniaThe Selecter1998Album
I Want JusticeThe Selecter1998Album
Live InjectionThe Selecter1997Album
The Very Best Of ...The Selecter1997Compil.
On My RadioThe Selecter1997Compil.
Best OfThe Selecter1996Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Selecter1996Compil.
Greatest HitsThe Selecter1996Compil.
On My RadioThe Selecter1996Compil.
Live At Roskilde FestivalThe Selecter1996Album
Selecterized - The Best Of The Selecter 1991-1996The Selecter1996Compil.
Greatest Hits LiveThe Selecter1996Compil.
Two Tone Live. Exciting Live Performances.The Specials, The Selecter, Special Beat1996Compil.
Too Much' Pressure '96The Selecter1996Single
Pucker !The Selecter1995Album
HairsprayThe Selecter1995Album
HairsprayThe Selecter1995Album
The Best Of Ska LiveThe Selecter / The Specials / Special Beat1995Compil.
Rare Volume 2The Selecter1995Compil.
Rare Volume 3 - VersionsThe Selecter1995Compil.
Concert-Freebie: Marquee; Friday 14th July 1995Bim Skala Bim / The Selecter / House Of Rhythm1995Single
Prime CutsPauline Black And The Selecter1994Album
RareThe Selecter1994Compil.
The Happy AlbumThe Selecter1994Album
Whip Them DownThe Selecter1994Album
Madness EPThe Selecter1994Album
Gangsters / On My RadioThe Special AKA, The Selecter1993Single
Recorded Live At Tiffany's, Coventry. November 29th, 1979The Specials, The Selecter1993Album
MadnessThe Selecter, Prince Buster1993Single
BBC Radio 1 Live In ConcertThe Selecter / The Specials1992Album
Back Out On The StreetsThe Selecter1992Compil.
Out On The StreetsThe Selecter1992Album
On My Radio '91The Selecter1991Single
Rudi, A Message To YouThe Specials / The Selecter / Madness1989Single
Selected Selecter SelectionsThe Selecter1989Compil.
On My RadioThe Selecter1987Album
Facing Situations = Enfrentando SituacionesThe Selecter1981Single
Celebrate The BulletThe Selecter1981Album
Celebrate The Bullet / Last Tango In DubThe Selecter1981Single
The WhisperThe Selecter1980Single
Missing WordsThe Selecter1980Single
Too Much PressureThe Selecter1980Album
James Bond / The SelecterThe Selecter1980Album
Ready Mix RadioThe Selecter1980Single
Three Minute HeroThe Selecter1980Single
Gangsters / The SelecterThe Special AKA Vs. The Selecter1979Single
On My RadioThe Selecter1979Single
Le Banana Split / The SelecterLio / The Selecter1979Single
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