Rhoda Dakar began her musical career as lead vocalist with all female 2 Tone band, The Bodysnatchers. She went on to record with The Specials and Madness, appearing live with both bands. She is also a respected DJ and will be touring with The Selecter in Autumn 2019 on their 40 Years Of 2Tone Tour as DJ and special guest, playing in Mexico, USA, Europe and finally the UK.
Rhoda is still writing and recording and recently released the second in her LoTek Four EP series, the opening track of which, Comfort Zone, was played this week on BBC 6 Music. Another of the tracks, Welcome To My Themepark, appears on the closing titles of award winning short, Goodnight London, a documentary tackling gentrification.
With a sideline in sleevenotes, Rhoda authored the booklet for the recent re-release of The Beat’s back catalogue. Still a campaigner and local activist, she is a patron of the Music Venue Trust and an ambassador for Tonic Music for Mental Health.