It Must Be MADNESS are the ultimate tribute to the Nutty Boys. Recreating the energy and excitement of Madness live in their prime, It Must Be MADNESS are one of the most thrilling and authentic tributes around. Preferring to distance themselves from some of the ‘cheesy’ tributes out there, It Must Be MADNESS are an exceptional six piece band who are renowned for their electrifying live performances. They feature members of the critically acclaimed ‘More Specials’ and top musicians who have played with Neville Staples and Roddy Radiation from The Specials, and Bad Manners to name but a few. With a focus on their early, lively songs, It Must Be MADNESS play all the classic Madness hits (One Step Beyond, Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Night Boat to Cairo…the list is endless!), alongside a selection of Madness greats right up to the present day. You won’t be able to stop yourself singing or dancing along – or probably both!
Ben Giles of newly-formed Madness tribute band It Must Be MADNESS had to share: 'As huge Madness fans we have formed It Must Be MADNESS, a relatively new tribute band (formed with some members of The More Specials) paying particular focus to early Madness, playing many b-sides and album tracks from their first three albums alongside the hits. We have had some very successful initial gigs, & really want to try and find opportunities to play to hard core Madness fans who might really appreciate our choice of songs. Part of the reason we set up this band was a desire to hear/ play some of the songs that Madness rarely play live these days we get the feeling that there are quite a few Madness fans who would like to hear some of these songs live too?'
With It Must Be Madness packing a huge popping punch, what’s not to love, dance to and generally go nuts to? (new-reviews.co.uk)