Rhoda Dakar Band
Celebrating the music of The Bodysnatchers, the only 2Tone all-girl group, lead singer and songwriter Rhoda Dakar will be performing songs live from the Bodysnatchers album for Skamouth, this is a celebration of the Bodysnatchers music not a Bodysnatchers reformation.
The Bodysnatchers Formed in 1979 after Shane McGowan (Pogues) introduced Rhoda to bassist Nicky Summers, the band signed to legendary UK record label 2 Tone after only their second show. Nationwide gigs alongside Madness, The Selecter, The Specials, The Go-Gos and Toots & The Maytals followed, as did two UK chart hits; Let’s Do Rocksteady b/w Ruder Than You in March 1980 and Easy Life b/w Too Experienced (produced by label boss/The Specials founder Jerry Dammers) in July of the same year. These now much sort-after singles and their appearance on 2 Tone’s Dance Craze movie were to be The Bodysnatchers only commercial releases.
The Bodysnatchers life as a band may have been relatively short but That hasn’t stopped the Bodysnatchers being granted legendary status along with their music amongst all fans of 2Tone & the wider Ska community.