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Badness are regarded as The Ultimate Tribute Band To Madness & The Ska Era and amongst the leading tributes in the UK.
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Formed in 1994, Badness have established themselves as the premier tribute to the sounds of Madness, Bad Manners and Buster Bloodvessel. Within six months the band were selling out various venues across the U.K. & Eire.

What makes a Madness tribute act? Irrepressible energy, cheeky charm and a percussive offbeat swagger; all these things add up to an unforgettable night. Luckily Badness possess all these qualities in spades, and is guaranteed to ignite your chosen event.

A six piece outfit consisting of; guitar, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, keyboards and vocals, with Mike Watts, front man and vocalist also playing the trumpet.

Badness bring to you the most authentic recreation of these amazing performers in a spectacular fun-filled production. For nearly 20 years the band have established an international reputation, appearing across Europe, the Middle-East and North America receiving wild acclaim wherever they perform.
European gigs have included the SKA/punk festival at Glabeek, Belgium where they headlined the show with six other European bands in support..

Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, Badness headed back to the USA and plan to play throughout Germany, Spain and Scandinavia. Of great excitement for the band that year was a return trip to Belgium for a week of dates.
Badness cemented their reputation as amongst the best tributes in Europe with The Stage newspaper recently producing an article of the Top 10 Tribute Bands highlighting Badness.

The show is full of fun and audience participation from the first note to the conclusion of the performance and looks set to be one of the highlights of any venues calendar. You are in for an amazing experience when Badness come to town!

It was packed to the roof, the show brought the audience to their feet. Unbelievable
Entertainments Director, P&O

This most impressive of live band attractions are a must for those who only book top of the tree tributes
The Stage, 2011

Badness, Sheffield

music type
Ska, Madness - Live tribute band (6 members)
available for
Any event including; Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Wedding, Party, Festival, Corporate,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S20 1EP
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