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Posted on Monday 23rd September 2019 at 16:00

Jimi Arundell

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Jimi Arundell


True fans of Jamaican rhythm and blues need to know The Dualers. The 9-piece band from South-East London are led by singer Tyber Canstoun and have grown from busking to becoming a truly prolific group, bringing the sound of the street to the stage at packed out venues for sold out shows and achieving huge chart success.

Attracting widespread critical acclaim for their stunning work in the studio including hit singles ‘Kiss On The Lips’ and ‘Truly Madly Deeply’, they have released several top 40 chart singles and played a record breaking 11 sell out shows at Indigo at the 02 whilst continuing to increase an ever-growing grassroots fanbase – plus even picking up a few celebrity fans along the way too. The Dualers are developing into a true force to be reckoned with!

They have announced a truly epic tour which sees them playing right round the UK for the entire duration of 2020 with tickets currently available with Gigantic.


These local superstars are inching towards fame” – The Independent


If only all bands were like The Dualers the world would be a better place” – Mark Lamarr


The Dualers soulful harmonising has admirable echoes of Bob Marley & Sam Cooke” – Q Magazine



The Dualers first began in 1997, busking on the streets of South-East London, Kent and Essex. Playing in this off-the-cuff manner taught them the presence needed to immediately grab a listener’s attention and gave them a charm that only comes from playing directly to real people that they would later take to the stage and studio.

Working outside of the music industry, they would work independently and begin to succeed on their own terms, breaking the Top 30 with their modern ska classic single ‘Kiss On The Lips’. They would proceed to release their hugely popular song ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ which would feature in Hollywood blockbuster film ‘Fools Gold’ and continue to write and record prolifically.



This year has seen them drop their sensational studio album ‘Palm Trees and 80 Degrees’ through Sunbeat Records – their first album release on vinyl! The fourteen tracks which really explore all facets of Jamaican music, including ska, rocksteady and the classic reggae sound of the 60’s and 70’s which was chilled and yet revealing their expert musicianship.

The Dualers hit maximum feelgood factor with ‘Palm Trees and 80 Degrees’ as their latest record was the perfect summer release which chimed with listeners who sent it rocketing up to No. 11 in the UK albums charts and peaking at No. 2 in the independent album charts.



Britain’s finest Ska and reggae band The Dualers have announced an intensive tour for 2020 which sees them playing huge headline gigs all around the UK for the whole year, culminating with two truly massive shows at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and The SSE Arena – Wembley in London. Plus, they celebrate the festive season with an extra special night at the resplendent Margate Winter Gardens. Tickets are on sale with Gigantic right now!





16/11    The Dualers – O2 Academy Birmingham



22/02    The Dualers – Underworld, London



07/03    The Dualers – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend On Sea

14/03    The Dualers – O2 Academy Bristol

27/03    The Dualers – KKs Steel Mill, Wolverhampton

28/03    The Dualers – Camp & Furnace, Liverpool



04/04    The Dualers – Mote Hall, Maidstone

24/04    The Dualers – Limelight, Belfast

25/04    The Dualers – Limelight, Belfast



08/05    The Dualers – The 1865, Southampton

09/05    The Dualers – Cheese & Grain, Frome

15/05    The Dualers – Boiler Shop, Newcastle

16/05    The Dualers – Boiler Shop, Newcastle

29/05    The Dualers – Bromley Civic Centre, Bromley

30/05    The Dualers – Bromley Civic Centre, Bromley



05/06    The Dualers – Stramash Live Music Bar, Edinburgh

06/06    The Dualers – The Engine Shed, Lincoln

19/06    The Dualers – The Alban Arena, St. Albans

20/06    The Dualers – Rock City, Nottingham

27/06    The Dualers \ From The Jam – Central Park, Chelmsford



11/07    The Dualers – The White Rock Theatre, Hastings



11/09    The Dualers – O2 Academy Oxford

12/09    The Dualers – Norwich OPEN, Norwich

25/09    The Dualers – Leeds Irish Centre, Leeds

26/09    The Dualers – O2 Apollo Manchester



23/10    The Dualers – The Leadmill, Sheffield

24/10    The Dualers – O2 Academy Glasgow



07/11    The Dualers – O2 Academy Birmingham

14/11    The Dualers – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

28/11    The Dualers – The SSE Arena Wembley, London



12/12    The Dualers – Winter Gardens, Margate



The Dualers tickets are currently available.

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