Monday, March 28, 2011

The Selecter Featuring Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson To Release New Single 'Big In The Body, Small In The Mind'

2-Tone fans everywhere have reason to celebrate!  Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson's version of The Selecter has just released a sneak preview video promoting the release of a brand new single 'Big In The Body, Small In The Mind' ( a cover of the Woody Guthrie song 'Fascists Bound To Lose') which will be released on May 30th, 2011. The song will be performed live for the first time during the band's headlining performance at the upcoming Strummercamp Festival 2011 on Sunday May 29th (the festival also features headlining shows by the UK Subs on Friday May 27th and Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band on Saturday May 28th).  In addition to touring, the band are also slated to release a cover version of Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black' (which rivals the original version in my book) later this summer and Black will also release her autobiography 'Black By Design' on August 4th (which is already available for pre-sale through

It will be just like 1981 again as The Specials and both versions of The Selecter (Neol Davies' version of The Selecter is also planning to tour) crisscross the U.K. and Europe this Summer and early Fall. Below are tour dates for the Black and Hendrickson's version of the band. Note the highlighted dates for single releases as well as Black's book launch.

Apr 17th Corn Exchange Ipswich, UK
Apr 30th Stortford Music Festival Bishop's Stortford,UK
May 1st Pure Sunderland,UK
May 6th De Boederij Zoetermeer, Holland
May 7th Mano Mundo Festival Antwerp, Belgium
May 8th Mama's Pride Festival Geleen, Holland
May 14th Southall Black Sisters Benefit(acoustic) Stoke Newington Town Hall
May 18th Circolo degli Artisti Rome, Italy
May 19th Officine Cantelmo Lecce, Italy
May 20th Velvet Rimini, Italy
May 21st Pieffe Factory Gorizia, Italy
May 28th Bristol Veg Fest Bristol, UK
May 29th Strummercamp 2011 Manchester Rugby Club
May 30th 'Big In The Body, Small In The Mind' Single release date
June 18th T.J's Leeds, UK
June 19th Willowman Festival Northallerton, UK
June 26th Genk On Stage Festival Genk, Belgium
July 1st Chichester Jazz Festival Chichester, UK
July 2nd Beat-Herder Festival Gisburn, Lancs
July 8th Grand Parade Skegness, UK
July 9th Rhythm Of The World Festival Hitchin, UK
July 16th Dour Festival Dour, Belgium
July 23rd Islington Academy London,UK
July 29th Klinkers Festival Bruges, Belgium
July 30th 'Back To Black' Single release date
July 31st Camp Bestival Dorset, UK
Aug 4th "Black By Design" book release date Serpent's Tail
Aug 14th Boomtown Fair Newbury, UK
Aug 20th TBC UK
Aug 22nd Edinburgh International Book Festival Edinburgh, UK
Sept 2nd Quarterhouse Folkestone, UK
Sept 3rd Enfield Town Show Enfield, UK
Oct 6-16th European Tour TBA Europe
Oct 22nd WAMA High Wycombe
Nov 4th Corn Exchange (with The Blockheads) Bedford, UK
Nov 18th Town Hall Birmingham, UK
Dec 17th SandBay Leisure Resort Kewstone, nr. Weston-Super-Mare


Anonymous said...

Um, that's a Woody Guthrie song...

Marco On The Bass said...

Indeed it is! Thanks for the heads up!

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