We’d be legitimately surprised if anyone reading right now has never heard of The English Beat. But if this is an introduction to the band, you’re in for a treat. The UK group began in the British Two-Tone Ska scene before developing a more lush, sophisticated pop sound that peaked with 1982’s Special Beat Service. They were a New Wave sensation, with hits such as “I Confess” and “Save It For Later.” and now that frontman Dave Wakeling lives in California, they make regular stops in our fair city. So we’re a little spoiled.