1 Jan 2011

UB40 - Signing Off

U.K. Reggae group UB40 had their first international success right here in Aotearoa. The band went on to have 5 number one singles in the New Zealand charts and has regularly played sell-out concerts across the country. 2010 marked the 30th anniversary of UB40's first album 'Signing Off' and although the original singer Ali Campbell is no longer with the band - the remaining members decided the mark the occasion by playing the album in full on an extensive tour. Ranking Roger from 'The Beat' caught up with the band in their hometown of Birmingham to discuss UB40's legacy, how they got started, their special relationship with New Zealand, and the 30th anniversary of 'Signing Off'.