Ska and Madness tribute band


"BADNESS" formed in July 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 across the U.K. & Eire.

Originally a seven piece outfit consisting of ; guitar, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. They soon became six, with front man and vocalist (only original member) taking over 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.

With tours of Israel, Germany and Spain under their belts, and having played every town & city in the U.K. (well almost!) "BADNESS" have built up a cult following and regularly sell out venues across the country.

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!

Fact sheet
Members: 6
Set Times: 1 x 60 minutes or 2 x 45 minutes
Location: Hull
Also Perform As: Shomaddymaddy / Rock and Roll Rejects

Set List:
  • House of Fun
  • One Step Beyond
  • Embarassment
  • The Prince
  • My Girl
  • Shut Up
  • Sun and the Rain
  • Bed and Breakfast Man
  • Our House
  • Wings of a Dove
  • Night Boat to Cairo
  • Madness
  • Baggy Trousers
  • Swan Lake
  • Lip Up Fatty
  • Special Brew
  • My Girl Lollipop
  • Lorraine
  • Too Much Too Young
  • Monkey Man
  • Ghost Town


Badness EPK - Click Here to Download
(Electronic Press Kit - contains sound, pictures, spec sheets and more
Testimonials & Reviews:

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 et al too, as well as the nutty boys, so have an extensive range of material the can call on. Whatever they choose to perform is fine by me - they're fantastic and a benchmark to other tributes." - Stage Magazine

This is Ull said: "I have to say they played all the songs really well, they are a tight band and great showmen too, they know how to please an audience." -

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