Neol Davies was the founder and guitarist for the 2 Tone ska band The Selecter.
Neol’s first recording - a killer instrumental called The Selecter - was released as the b-side of the debut Specials single Gangsters in 1979. Davies would eventually form a full Selecter line-up that included singer Pauline Black and guitarist Compton Amanor.
Hits included the lively On My Radio, Three Minute Hero and Missing Words. The Selecter’s debut album Too Much Pressure (1980) is essential.
N is also for… Nite Klub: A cracking tune on the Specials debut album, Nite Klub is proof, if proof be needed, that the Specials were great musicians. Horace Panter’s bass work in particular is mind blowing. Check this clip out and you'll see what we mean.