The Selecter were a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid 1979.
Like many other bands in the ska revival movement, The Selecter featured a racially diverse line-up. Their lyrics featured themes connected to politics and marijuana, set to strong melodies and a danceable beat. What set The Selecter apart from the other 2 Tone bands at the time, was the songs of Neol Davies, the voice of Pauline Black and the pumping rhythms of Desmond Brown on the Hammond organ. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey.
The Selecter reformed in 1991 (excluding a few original members) and vocalist Pauline Black continued to perform and release music under The Selecter name until 2006. In July 2010, Neol Davies announced that he has created a brand new version of The Selecter and that they will tour and release a new single 'Dolla Fe Dolla' soon. In late 2010, Pauline Black reunited with Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson and played under the name The Selecter name for the 30th Anniversary of Too Much Pressure.