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Bad Manners Xmas Knees Up

Dec 11th 2016 @ The Longlands Club

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
I Was There
Sunday, December 11th, 2016
7:00 PM
The Longlands Club
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

*** SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2016 // DOORS 7pm ***

Bad Manners are returning to Middlesbrough for a night of full on Ska antics, in the VERY intimate setting of The Longlands for an Xmas treat!

Last time we had them at Longlands in March it was completely SOLD OUT with people skanking in the room, so advance tickets are very highly advised.

Buster and co are not touring much if at all in 2017 so we thought we had better sneak in this show just before Christmas. This event is not only our Xmas knees up but also part of the 40th Anniversary Tour, so make sure you come and see the legends while you can!!!

The band quickly became the novelty favourites of the Ska movement through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman's on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.

Bad Manners were at their peak most popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands, such as Madness and The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter, filled the charts. Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983 and have continued as a worldwide popular touring live act to this day.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 and they were also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was watching on TV!

Tickets £17.50 advance from: The Longlands Club (01642 272006), Mick Hill (07828 039434), Chris Moloney (07718 219543) or Ian Young (07920 050519)

Also online at wegottickets for an early bird price of £16.00!!! Sound provided as ever by Si Rose from Lorne Street Studios.

The Longlands Club, 299 Marton Road, Middlesbrough TS4 2HF