2 Rude, Drawn together at the dawn of 2009 are a 7 piece ska tribute band, based in and around Newport, South Wales, bringing back the sounds of the late 70’s and early 80’s, recreating the live sound of bands like The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and more.
Dan was 2 Rude's keyboard player for 5 years, and achieved some great success with them. Dan co-produced the release of 2 Rude's first EP 'Cool Down' and single-handedly set up the band label 2 Rude Records. Performance highlights with 2 Rude include the Upton Festival, Monmouth Festival, Dunstable Live, Melksham Party in the Park and the Welsh Warrior Festival (in Bailey Park, Abergavenny) amongst many, many others, as well as their own sell-out shows at venues such as The Globe, Cardiff. Collaborations included Roddy Radiation from The Specials, Benji from Skindred and Goldie Lookin' Chain as well as supporting the likes of Bad Manners.