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Friday 09th February 2024

IT’S MADNESS!

UK music legends MADNESS hit number one recently with their new album “C’est La Vie” and ended up raising £600 Read More…

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Monday 01st January 2024

Skank Up the 80’s

For the thirteenth album of our themed series this years theme is the 1980’s Unapologetically nostalgic and fun, Skank up Read More…

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Saturday 02nd December 2023

Hendys Road To Recovery

With our new outlook and strive to provide help to local community projects, local medical matters, anything that is needing Read More…

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Monday 20th November 2023

A new home for The Big One Festival

The Big One 2024 will take place on 8th 9th 10th November at Shorefield Country Park, Milford on Sea, Hampshire. Read More…

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Saturday 11th November 2023

The Big One 12 was a classic

This year we finished our 12 year tenure with Sandford Holiday Park in Style. We’re about to announce the new Read More…

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Punk Pioneers – The Roots of Punk Rock is now available

We put it to the vote and you’ve told us what you really really want. Punk Pioneers – The Roots Read More…

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Two Great New Vinyl releases for collectors

In Partnership with Jump Up Records USA we’re delighted to bring you two great new vinyl records by Specialized Records Read More…

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GET YOUR NAME ON THE PUNK PIONEERS ALBUM

Here is an opportunity to have your name on one of our albums. “Punk Pioneers – The Roots of Punk Read More…

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SPECIALZED THE BIG ONE 12 WELCOMES…UK SKA STARS THE POTATO 5 !

We are extremely honoured to announce that 80s/90s UK ska stars THE POTATO 5 will headline FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER at Read More…

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Out Now – Living on Dreams & Custard Creams

We’re delighted to be asked by Derek Bowyer to assist him in the release of his album Living on Dreams Read More…

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Our new theme for 2023

We put it to the vote and you’ve told us what you really really want. At its heart, the origins Read More…

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Our Christmas song by The Specialized Allstars

The Specialized Allstars present two great tracks for your Christmas listening The Specialized Allstars are a supergroup of many musicians Read More…

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The Big One 11 in 100 Pictures

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The Big One 11 Review

This year’s Big One Festival was a classic. Three days of great live music and fund-raising culminating in a sensational Read More…

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Our Way The Rat Pack Collection officially released

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Pick the Specialized Theme for 2023

We’ll be announcing our 12th themed album at The Big One 11. But first. we’re asking you what that theme Read More…

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Our Way The Rat Pack Collection is available for Pre-Order

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Living On Dreams and Custard Creams

Earlier this year Derek Bowyer of the Facebook page FANS OF ALL LINE UPS OF THE HOTKNIVES began to invite Read More…

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Get your name on a Specialized album

Here is an opportunity to have your name on one of our albums. “Our Way – The Rat Pack Collection”. Read More…

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Appearing at The Big One 11 – The Full List So Far

Specialized will be back at Sandford Holiday Park on 4th 5th 6th November with International bands, Special guests and all Read More…

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Errol Dunkley at the Big One 11

One of reggae’s early performers, Errol Dunkley bridged the roots music of Jamaica, in the 1960s, and London’s Brit-reggae scene Read More…

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Specialized And Jump Up Records Present…The First Untouchables Physical Single In 30 Years!

We are very proud to announce that we now have on sale the first physical vinyl single by USA Ska/Soul Read More…

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February News

Heres an update of what we’ve been doing February

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New T-Shirts for 2022

Two new t-shirts have arrived in store. Both shirts were designed by Dave Moran of Yorkie Art & Design These Read More…

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Promoters, venues and fund raisers needed

The Specialized Project was founded in 2011 to support The Teenage Cancer Trust. Over the past 10 years we’ve provided Read More…

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Our Way The Rat Pack Collection

Ska and swing have enjoyed a close relationship ever since Jamaica opened its first recording studios. They were the toast Read More…

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Big One 11 – Book now

We’ll be back at Sanford Holiday Park on 4th 5th 6th November with International bands, Special guests and all sorts Read More…

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Supporting Pivotal at The Big One 10

Here at Specialized, we get actively involved at The Big One 10 with other charities. In 2019 at The Big Read More…

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Specialized becomes a Community Interest Company

we are happy to announce that The Specialized Project has now officially converted to a Community Interest Company (CIC). We Read More…

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USA Ska Legends The Untouchables Release Night

*** FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER *** *** EXCLUSIVE! *** Ladies and Gentlemen! it is with great honour we announce the release Read More…

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The Big One 10 Full Line Up

Its great to be back!. We’re delight to announce the full line up for The Big One 10 5th, 6th Read More…

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The Untouchables Record for Specialized

Los Angeles Ska and Soul legends The Untouchables have recorded a song exclusively for The Specialized Project. This great Ska Read More…

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Sponsor this year’s big album Viva!

Ladies and gentlemen. It’s that time of the year… We would like to open up the chance to sponsor this Read More…

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Thank You Walkers of The Specialized 500

What a weekend as the Specialized 500 Challenge took place and all our walkers, here and in the USA, clocked Read More…

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Welcome to our new Ambassador Dan Vitale

We’re delighted that Dan Vitale has agreed to become an ambassador of The Specialized Project. Dan is a founding member Read More…

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A message from Paul Willo

In 2010 I had just finished The Specials tour around the UK. It had been a fantastically hectic schedule and Read More…

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Bim Skala Bim on Specialized Records

Bim Skala Bim present their new album ‘Sonic Tonic’ Bim Skala Bim’s “Boston Blue Beat” sound, is a mix of Read More…

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SPECIALIZED 10TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER

The past year and a half has been extremely tough on The Specialized Project. We have endeavoured to keep spirits Read More…

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Nu Ska 2 Out Now

NU SKA, a new series of albums celebrating the best original music of the world ska scene. This new album Read More…

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Songs available and taken for VIVA the Freedom Songs

The connection between music and politics, particularly political expression in song, has been seen in many cultures. Protest writing predates Read More…

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Update regarding Blockbuster deliveries

The Blockbuster album has now arrived with us in the UK. All orders preorders have now been sent out We Read More…

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VIVA! the Freedom Songs

Our theme for our 10th anniversary is VIVA! The Freedom Songs. A four disc boxset CD documenting histories most Iconic Read More…

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Specialized in 2020

Every year typically has a few defining moments, but the past months have contained so many world-changing, challenging events that Read More…

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Specialized 500 Challenge

On the weekend of 26/27th June 2021 we invite you to pull on your walking boots and join us for Read More…

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