The 8 members (James Brown – Drums, Ali Campbell -vocals/guitar, Robin Campbell – guitar/vocals, Earl Falconer – bass/vocals, Norman Hassan – percussion/vocals, Brian Travers – saxophone, Michael Virtue – keyboards, and Astro – vocals/trumpet) of UB40 are one of the best known worldwide and most successful reggae bands ever. With a culturally diverse band they have, ever since opening up for The Pretenders in 1980, been bringing the sound of reggae to the masses. When you listen to their songs you can't help but have a smile on your face. The upbeat nature of their melodies does not hide the fact that they lyrics are ripe with social and political consciousness. Their sound is too distinct to categorize and UB40s diversity is matched only by the wide range of ages that make up their fanbase. Be sure to pick up the album and catch them live when they perform at Metropolis on April 10, 2006.