2-TONE @ 30

Home | Hand & Heart | The Old Virgin Records & Soul Hole | The Heath Hotel & Wolfe | Coventry University, More Than 2 Tones | Mr George Plaque | Holyhead Youth Club | Borders Events & Horizon Studios plaque | Canal Basin Event | Binley Oak Event | Market and Albany Road Event | Future Events | Nuneaton Town Charity football match and ska weekender | Tiffany's plaque


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A 2-Tone Museum for Coventry, please join the Face Book group

2-Tone @ 30 in association with Pete Chambers

Exclusive plaque t shirt for sale 11.00
E-mail Pete tencton@hotmail.com for details

BBC feature on More Than Two Tones


Events organiser Pete Chambers

Throughout 2009 there were eleven 2-Tone plaques unveiled at various locations on Coventry's 2-Tone Trail. Each one giving a glimpse of the fascinating history of bands like The Specials and the Selecter. As well as the iconic 2-Tone record label itself, a label that helped to launch the careers of other ska-based bands such as Madness and the Beat. Each unveiling and various other events will combined to create a fitting tribute to this incredibly infectious and extraordinary aware brand of music that is marking its 30th anniversary in 2009.


Fused mags review of the trail from James Drakeford

Andy Byrne does the 2-Tone Trail

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire events feature

BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Events photos

From serge the concierge

From The Guardian

Lovely Letter from Wayne Law

Another lovely letter

Street 'schools' Magazine, including my 2-Tone guide

Lynval Golding

Contact Pete at tencton@hotmail.com

Important sites

2-Tone Central official site

Site of Teflon,the home of the amazing original 2 Tone art-work

The Official 2-Tone @ 30 facebook site PLEASE JOIN SO YOU CAN KEEP UP TO DATE WITH EVENTS

The Official Specials website

The Specials fan/message board web site

The Official Specials Facebook site

The Specials Fanpage on MySpace

2-Tone Info,everything 2-Tone in one place

The 2 Tone Collection website

Mike Cornwell's Skascene

The Official 2-tone @ 30 Myspace Site

Photographer Toni Tye's site

From Aprils Record Collector

Date of Unveling
Plaque Location
Unveiled By


Linked Event(s)

January 15th
Canal Basin
Horace Panter and Roddy Byers

Coventry Market

Setting The 2 Tone,photographic exhibition the Lock Gallery

February 27th
Binley Oak
Pauline Black, Neol Davies & Deputy Lord Mayor

Binley Oak

Allskas record live at the Binley Oak

March 27th
51 Albany Rd,Birthplace of 2-Tone
Lynval Golding & Charley Anderson

Pete & Julie Chambers

Walt's 30th Birthday Bash in Coventry Market

May 14th
Horizon Studios site on Rocket Pub
Nev Staple and Buster Bloodvessel

Shoekings of Cov Market

The Specials Are Back In Town, A week of events at Borders Bookshop

July 24th

Tiffany's Nightclub (Central Library)

Everett Morton,Paul Heskett,Aitch Bembridge & Ranking Roger

CV One

In A Club Like This, Question & Answer Session at Tiffany's

August 30th

Mr George’s plaque/Lower Precinct

Trevor Evans &Felix Hall

Lower Precinct

Mr George Knows Don't Argue, Live concert with Allskas & Tones in Lower Precinct and Sunday Night-Monday Morning, DJ set and aftershow at Warehouse Club

September 11th

Holyhead Youth Club (now Artspace)

High Commission for St Vincent & The Grenadines Mr. Cenio Lewis KCMG, Coventry’s Lord Mayor Councillor Jack Harrison, Ray King and Neol Davies

Harris Signs Group

Before There Was Two Tone, There Was, concert with Selecter & Allskas, Ego Rocks, Cardboard and guests at West Indian Centre

October 2nd

Coventry University
(The Lanch)

Horace Panter

Coventry University

More Than Two Tones, Music Exhibition at the Herbert

November 6th

Heath Hotel

Silverton Hutchinson and Neol Davies

Special Brew

Concert at The General Wolfe

November 27th

The Hand and Heart

Steve'Cardboard' Eaton

Harrabin Construction

The Cats at the Dog, 2-Tone band The Swinging Cats reform for an afternoon of words and music.

December 11th

Virgin Records/Soul Hole

Pete Waterman OBE, John'Brad'Bradbury, The Lord Mayor and Pete Chambers

Kev Monks

The launch party of the 2-Tone Trail complete With the Tones, Special Brew and DJ Cardboard

John Coles master photographer, many of his photos are on this site

Without these guys 2-Tone @ 30 would not
have been possible.

Pete Chambers is proud to wear Ace Face Tonics

Huge thanks to Derek Harris and Harris Signs Group for making and installing the plaques