The Ultimate UB40 Tribute Band

UB40 - Rats In The Kitchen

The bands aim is to faithfully reproduce the music of UB40 using only live instruments and vocals without the use of backing tracks and sequencers.

  • The band’s aim is to faithfully reproduce the music of UB40 using only live instruments and vocals without the use of backing tracks and sequencers.

    Rats in The Kitchen was formed late in the Summer of 1998 in UB40’s home town of Birmingham by a group of friends who had known each other through the local music scene for some time.

    Like the real UB40, they all had a common love of Reggae music in general and had followed the band since their first hits in the early 1980s.  This makes playing together and performing songs that they have grown up with a pleasure, which is evident at every gig that they perform.

    Creating the right atmosphere adds to the overall pleasure for their audience and guarantees customer satisfaction and repeats bookings.  Take this and add their calm and professional attitude and you can be sure that booking Rats In the Kitchen for your venue makes perfect sense in all respects.

    The bands aim is to faithfully reproduce the music of UB40 using only live instruments and vocals without the use of backing tracks and sequencers.

    The Band
    Dave ‘Box’ Trouth – Lead vocals and rhythm guitar
    Michael Harris – Lead Guitar
    Eddie Lancaster – Tenor saxophone
    Michael ‘Joey’ Greenaway – Keyboards and synthesiser
    Paul Benjamin – Bass guitar
    Simon Mosley – Drums and backing vocals

    Rats in the Kitchen are fully self-contained with a 3 kilowatt PA system, sound engineer and full multi level lighting, dry ice and pyrotechnic effects system.

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