Formed in 1976 while attending Woodberry Down comprehensive school, London, Bad Manners went on to become heavyweight Ska legends and a much loved 1980s pop band. 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.
Although their line-up has fluctuated since their successful chart career, Buster Bloodvessel has always remained, continuing 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. Classic track 'Special Brew' has promoted a popular biscuit and also a large UK supermarket chain on TV adverts in recent times.
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!