Bad Manners

What a treat to end the year. The great Buster Bloodvessel and band will be coming to the OGV Podium this December hot off their world tour.

Bad Manners (formed in 1976) is an English ska band, that came to fame during the early 1980s among other such ska revival bands as Madness and The Specials, hailing from London. 

Frontman and vocalist Buster Bloodvessel, born Douglas Trendle, joined Louis Cook on guitar, David Farren on bass, Martin Stewart on keyboard, Brain Tutti on drums, Gus Herman on trumpet, Chris Kane on saxophone, and Andrew Marson on saxophone. 

Drawing inspiration from late seventies ska bands including The Specials, Bad Manners soon became a notorious act known for their novel antics and frontman Bloodvessel’s long tongue and shaved head, and who ended up getting the band banned from the UK’s Top of the Pops. In 1980 the Bad Manners signed to Magnet Records and made appearances on the TV shows “Tiswas”, “The British Music Awards” in 1981 and “Cheggers Plays Pop”.


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