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Monday 05th December 2022

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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Wednesday 16th November 2022

The Big One 11 in 100 Pictures

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Thursday 10th November 2022

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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Tuesday 01st November 2022

Our Way The Rat Pack Collection officially released

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Thursday 27th October 2022

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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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Blockbuster Is Ready

We chose Glam Rock for this year’s theme for a number of reasons but partly because we hoped it would Read More…

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Save The Specialized Project

For the past nine years we have supported many charities and helped young people that really need it. Now we’re Read More…

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How to appear on our Music Releases

About our music releases We currently produce three different CD series. All three are reoccurring and welcome new bands or Read More…

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Together In Isolation – Live Streaming Is Here To Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has had some unexpected consequences, one of them being the sudden growth of live streaming as a Read More…

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How to be a part of our live events

Since our first tour in 2011 The Specialized Project has promoted live music and assisted fundraising across the globe. If Read More…

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The Specialized Big IsoFest

TO VIEW THE STREAMS YOU’LL NEED TO WATCH OUR FACEBOOK PAGE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PAGE Starting at 11am Read More…

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Detroit Riddim Crew at The Big One

Detroit Riddim Crew will be joining us at The Big One Festival DRC is a collection of musicians who have Read More…

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Gone Today Hair Tomorrow

Big Andy Laidlaw of Scottish ska band Big Fat Panda is growing his hair into 2020 with the goal to Read More…

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The Home Recording Project

For many, music is a lifeline that keeps them tethered to the world, and without it, so many of us Read More…

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Nu Ska, The Best of Today’s International Ska

Specialized Presents a new series of compilation albums NU SKA, a new series of albums celebrating the best original music Read More…

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Introducing BLOCKBUSTER a Tribute to Glam Rock

Glam rock added a splash of colour and sparked a different kind of cultural evolution – Thrilling music dressed up Read More…

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