San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), 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 early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands such as Madness,The Specials and The Selecter, filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983 and they also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums.
After becoming popular in their native London, Bad Manners signed to Magnet Records in 1980 for a six figure sum, and became regular guests on TV shows like Tiswas.
Some of their more notable hits include "My Girl Lollipop", "Lip Up Fatty", "Can Can", "Lorraine", "Just A Feeling" 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 Buster mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was watching on TV.
Fast forward 36 years from their beginning as a band and they have had more make up's, break up's, hit singles, world tours and TV appearances than we could even begin to try and list. What we do know for definite is that Bad Manners are one of the UK's favourite live bands of the past 30 years and on Friday 10th May they will perform a special show at The Globe, Cardiff as part of their now annual UK tour, bringing along special guest support for the ultimate party night out!”
Support comes from Captain Accident & The Disasters + Special Guests
MJR Live by arrangement with The Globe, Cardiff