Madness Tribute band 'Badness' formed in 1994 and quickly became one of the top Madness tribute bands & Ska / 2Tone revival bands in the country. Within six months the band were selling out various venues in every town across the U.K (well Almost!!) & Eire. With tours of Israel, Germany and Spain under their belts "BADNESS" have built up a cult following. Badness have been a market leader in the tribute and Ska scene, with their energetic show and a front-man that never fails to whip the audience into shape, you know you're in for a good night if Badness are on the bill.
Badness are a six piece line up consisting of guitar, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. With front man and vocalist taking a dual role on the trumpet (but not at the same time!). Playing classic Madness, Bad Manners and The Specials, to name but a few. "Badness" also play a few of their own songs, written with input from every member of the band. "Trojan Horse" is an instrumental and is much like an old ska classic.
So Re-live the "Dance Crazy" days of the late 70's & early 80's with the No.1 SKA revival band in the U.K. But be prepared to "Enjoy yourself" ~ It'll be a Hot & Sweaty one!
Industry Entertainment magazine- 'The Stage' Says “There aren't many tribute bands better than Badness. Their lead Suggs is perfect and the whole band musically tight, loud and all great musicians. they do Ska, Bad Manners, as well as the nutty boys, so have an extensive range of material they can call on. Whatever they choose to perform is fine by me - they’re fantastic and a benchmark to other tributes.”