The UB40 Experience are a 7 - 8 piece accurate tribute band to UK reggae giants UB40. The bands aim is to give the audience the true feeling of having attended a UB40 concert. Their multicultural members have been recruited from several other UB40 tribute bands. They feel that they have selected each member for their individual musical talents, professionalism and sheer attention to detail in their representation of the UB40 member they are portraying .The members have played across the world with a range of bands & music styles .They frequently have members of UB40 special guesting in their live shows, Including Legendary founding member & sax player Brian Travers, Trumpet player Laurence Parry,& Keyboard player Tony Mullins.
The show consists of all the over 50 chart hits such as Red Red Wine, Kingston town, many rivers to cross, Food for Thought, I got you babe etc.etc. All played completely live by an 8 piece band, and featuring Rapping on songs like “Rat in mi kitchen” from thier Jamaican Trombone player Everton, who is currently touring with Hollywood superstar Jamie Foxx & his band .
The band consists of;
Andy Bagnall - The lead singer and Ali Campbell sound-alike
Dave Linton - Keyboard and backing vocals
Andy Stevenson - Saxophone, E.W.I and backing vocals
Jeff Ball - Guitar and backing vocals
Kevin Cunningham - Trumpet and backing vocals
Dave Linton, II - Drums and backing vocals and yes has the same name as the keys player, an unusual twist of fait.
Antony Porter - Bass guitar
The UB40 Experience's mission is to play the songs as close to the original recordings, and sound and look as accurate as UB40.