The English Beat @ Santa Monica Pier

Join us for an evening with The English Beat and Maxwell Smart & Rusty's Eac + KCRW DJ Eric J. Lawrence


Los Angeles Single Professionals & Friends will also join us!


At 6:30 pm, we will meet on the boardwalk near the stage for"Twilight Concerts."

Late-comers will probably not be able to find the group.


A story behind every song...

Dave Wakeling is a hell of a nice guy! Dave loves to tell you the stories behind his songs, either from stage or after the show. Ask any one of the thousands of fans who have met him over the years and that’s what you’ll hear. Never mind that Dave is the singer/songwriter from two of the most popular bands of the end of the millennium, The English Beat and General Public, he’s a stand up man from Brum. Whether it’s the personal as political in How Can You Stand There, making politics personal in Stand Down Margaret, taking a stand against global warming as he did making Greepeace’s Alternative NRG, or helping little kids stand tall with Smile Train, Dave has always stood for something.

And like the might Redwoods of his adopted home of California (dude!), it’s easy for Dave to take a stand because of his strong roots...

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  • PETE

    Nice show. BY the time we finished dinner at the Mexican restaurant at the end of the pier, we managed to wedge into the crowd about 30 feet away. Once we left for a bathroom break, we couldn't get back in, but watched from the sideline. Couldn't find the meetup group, maybe next time.

    August 18

    • sondra

      oh yea we can Never seem to find the meetup group we got there around 7 walked on the beach to look for everyone, got sand in our tootsies and went back on the pier. An excellent show Maxwel and English Beat were amazing. I also recommend the tofu tacos with chips, really good at the mexican place well worth standing in line for.

      1 · August 19

    • Robert

      I found the location, and went to Rustys, but was not sure who was in or not...still had a good time.

      August 19

  • Robert

    Wakeling and his new line up still perform a decent show...30 years later.

    August 16

  • sondra

    AMazing they did irror in the Bathroom and Sooner or Later and a whole bunch of other great stuff

    2 · August 16

  • AJ

    It was ok

    August 16

  • Stacy

    Barbara did a great job lining up a big area. It was nice to meet new people and share snacks.

    2 · August 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    The Meetup sign is behind the sound check booth, between the stage and the Uber booth

    August 15

  • Shaondell Black

    Hoping to meet some new people. See you guys there!

    August 15

  • alison

    I don't think I will be able to get there in time to find you guys. Hope to find the other group on the sand.

    August 15

  • Christo Bowman

    saw them at amerivespa in san diego last month....amazing show...can't wait to share with family and friends

    August 14

  • emily

    I love their sound, and am looking forward to my first pier concert!

    August 14

  • Craig Gilmore

    I love the English beat but i have to work.

    August 10

  • carolina stark

    will be there

    August 7

  • Dan Ontell

    Can't wait!

    July 25, 2013

  • Lionel

    ATTENTION: there's confusion about the 2 English Beat events. This is the PIER group. This group will watch the entire concert from the pier and will be CLOSE to the stage. The pier is standing. The BEACH PARTY group will party on the beach and then relocate to the pier during intermission for the English Beat. Link to Beach Party group­

    July 17, 2013

  • Karen Sullivan

    My second time seeing this band-looking forward to it.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Mark

    I confess...I'll be there.

    July 16, 2013

  • mark tang

    yes, one of my fav groups

    July 16, 2013

  • Rhonda

    Responsible for the 80’s renaissance of ska, The Beat introduced classics to a new generation. *smile* I can’t wait to see them after all these years!!

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Jesse

    I'm going to be so high and drunk for this! should be fun. I remember when the slackers did this gig, it was AWESOME.

    July 16, 2013

  • Elaine

    Sweet waves of water and sound, can't wait to feel the vibrations.

    July 16, 2013

  • Julia Richard Light

    Woot woot

    July 16, 2013

  • Don Franken

    Love the English Beat. Also, like the setting.

    July 16, 2013

  • Pedro Jr Jaime

    Can't wait

    July 16, 2013

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