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Bad Manners Biography

Formed in 1976 while attending Woodberry Down comprehensive school in Stoke Newington in London, Bad Manners went on to become heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980s pop band, and just a few years after their formation, they signed to Magnet Records and the group became a household name.

Between 1980 - 1983, Bad Manners spent 111 weeks in the UK's pop charts and the band had 12 hit singles which included Lip Up Fatty, My Girl Lollipop and Special Brew.

After a successful chart career, some of the band members left in 1986, and their line-up has been interchangeable ever since, but Buster Bloodvessel has always remained and he continues to play the classic anthems to audiences all over the world.

Their numerous TV appearances included many performances on Top of The Pops along with slots on Tiswas, Cheggers Plays Pop, The Time of Your Life, Nevermind The Buzzcocks and The Time & The Place. Buster often dressed up for Top of The Pops, much to the bemusement of the show's producer, and who can forget him clowning around in a frilly dress and a pair of DM's for the Can Can, playing the part of Henry VIII while singing to a Blow-Up Doll during Lorraine and also pretending to be a human blackhead while performing Just A Feeling for the nation !

In 1981, the group performed in front of a television audience of millions at the Brit Awards, and Buster himself also starred in the movies Sammy & Rosie Get Laid and Out of Order in the late 80s, before landing a part in an episode of Boon in 1990, while Special Brew has promoted a popular biscuit and also a large UK supermarket chain on TV adverts in recent times. The group also starred in the hit 2 Tone movie, Dance Craze, along with Madness and The Specials. In 1996, the volcanic vocalist opened up his own Fatty Towers hotel in Margate, catering and looking after those holiday makers and food lovers who have huge appetites, and his residence's '18 - 30 Stone Club' went down in folklore, even to the approval of some of Britain's famous food critics !

Bad Manners have always been a non - stop party band and continue to hold that high accolade to this day, touring extensively both in Britain and abroad.

Lace up your boots, pull up your braces and get ready to party with Buster and the boys. You won't forget it!


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