Earl Falconer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Earl Falconer
Earl Falconer with UB40,
Birmingham Symphony Hall, 2010
Background information
Birth name Earl Acton Falconer
Born (1959-01-23) 23 January 1959 (age 56)
Meriden, Warwickshire, England
Genres Reggae
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Bass, Vocals
Years active 1977–present
Associated acts UB40
Notable instruments

Earl Acton Falconer[1] (born 23 January 1959 in Meriden, Warwickshire[2]) is an English bass player and singer, currently working with the reggae band, UB40. Falconer also co-founded the bass music label Circus Records alongside Flux Pavilion, Doctor P and DJ Swan-E.

Early life and career[edit]

Falconer attended St. Benedict's junior school and Mosely Road School of Art. He was an unemployed plasterer at the time of UB40's formation.[3]

In 1988 he was imprisoned for six months as a result of a car accident that killed his brother Pablo Falconer, who was also the band's producer.[4]


External links[edit]