FRIDAY 15TH APRIL 2022
Formed in 1976, and still going strong and now into their fourth decade of creating Mod Mayhem, this legendary British Ska band are still packing venues out all over the world. The band are still fronted by the man himself Buster Bloodvessel and always deliver a powerful energetic show leaving the audience exhausted but thoroughly content.
The band was formed in 1976 while the members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School near Manor House, North London. They were at their most popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands, such as Madness and The Specials and The Selecter, filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983. After becoming popular in London, Bad Manners signed to Magnet Records in 1980 for a six figure sum, and then became more well known. Some of Bad Manners’ more notable hits include “My Girl Lollipop”, “Lip Up Fatty”, “Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu”, “Lorraine”, “Just A Feeling”, “Walking In The Sunshine”, “Can Can” and “Special Brew”. One of the main reasons for their notoriety was their outlandish huge-tongued and shaven-headed frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops. The band was also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was watching on TV.
If you want a big noisy ska-fuelled party, with added helpings of nostalgia, then look no further than the mighty Bad Manners.
Age 14 +, under 16 accompanied by an adult.