VALENTINE'S night will be extra special for two-tone fans and ska-lovers heading to The Railway Hotel in Burnham on Saturday.

Music icons Rhoda Dakar and Nick Welsh will be performing an acoustic set packed with songs from their new CDs as well as classic tracks from their past.

Rhoda Dakar began her musical journey as the lead singer in the all female band, The Bodysnatchers, who were part of the two-tone movement in the early '80s.

Jumping on the 2 Tone label, the band released hits Let's Do Rocksteady and Easy Life, while Rhoda also provided guest vocals on The Specials' second album, More Specials.

After The Bodysnatchers split, Rhoda appeared with The Specials on Top Of The Pops, performing the classic Ghost Town.

Since then she has recorded with The Special AKA and launched her solo career.

Meanwhile, Nick Welsh has had success with a string of top ska acts under his belt, including Bad Manners, The Selecter, Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, Rico Rodriguez and Judge Dread.

In 2002, he won a Grammy Award for his work with Lee 'Scratch' Perry and now fronts his own band, Skaville UK.

The pair have been regularly playing together as an acoustic duo as well as with Nick's band Skaville UK, and have packed their live set with great new songs and the best of the old together with the sparkling humour that is such a feature of their stage partnership.

For more information contact the Railway Hotel on 01278-784828.