Friday, May 6, 2016

New Rude Boy George Track and Video for "Close To Me"--Plus Gigs in Michigan with Mustard Plug!

My good friends from Rude Boy George are at it again, releasing the second song and video from their forthcoming album, Love and Dancing (the previous cut/video was for Soft Cell's "Tainted Love"). This time out, they're giving The Cure's "Close To Me" (from their 1985 album, Head on the Door) their fantastic ska touch. The track was produced by Wayne "Wayylo" Lothian (ex-English Beat, Special Beat, General Public, Sunday Best) and the video directed by RBG's keyboardist Pamela Buckley and her husband John (I even make a brief appearance at around 2:17, from a show at Cafe 9 in New Haven, CT at the end of 2014).

Rude Boy George is also hitting the road, playing several gigs with Mustard Plug in Michigan:

Friday, May 13, 2016: Bell's Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo, MI w/Mustard Plug and Sailor Kicks
Saturday, May 14, 2016: Founder's Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI w/Mustard Plug and Sailor Kicks

And they have two NYC-area dates soon, too:

Saturday, June 4, 2016: West Orange, NJ Street Fair
Friday, July 1, 2016: Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY

They always put on a terrific, fun show! See them if they're playing near you!

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