The Dualers are a musical force that have seemingly come out of nowhere. They are a fantastic 60’s styled ska band with soul and pop influences from South East London. The band started by brothers Simon and Tyber Cranstoun, who begun their career as street performers, has built a solid repertoire of classic ska, reggae and soul songs, receiving a very remarkable audience response wherever they perform in the streets around the U.K.
In their early days, as the Dualers busked in the streets of UK their fan base steadily increased, prompting Tyber to second a group of musicians & together they began writing their own songs and performing them live to audiences across the south-east. Soon, they progressed to performing alongside some of the biggest names in Ska and Reggae including The Skatalites, Prince Buster, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Madness and many more.
The Dualers sent shock waves through the music industry when their single “Kiss On The Lips” entered the UK charts at #21. They became the first street performers to achieve a chart position, selling more records that week than some internationally well-known artists. All this was achieved with no backing or publicity. Their next release ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ charted at #23. With a number of album releases, several top 40 chart singles & record breaking sell out shows at the Indigo O2, the band attributes their success to their street shows and a very dedicated fan-base.
In 2010 Simon left the band for a solo career, due to genuine musical differences, however the Dualers have continued to live on and have become a live phenomenon, selling out shows all over the UK on account of their high energy performances. They are now heralded as one of Britain’s finest Ska & Reggae bands as they continue to play to sell-out crowds all over the UK, Europe & Asia.
The Dualers are currently on tour in the UK, legend has it that once you start dancing to the Dualers it’s impossible to stop. If you are anywhere in UK, don’t miss out on any opportunity to see the band perform live.