Lincs: Classic case of Bad Manners live at the Engine Shed

Bad Manners are live at the Engine Shed this weekend. Picture: Mike Wade
Bad Manners are live at the Engine Shed this weekend. Picture: Mike Wade

British ska favourites Bad Manners hit the Engine Shed in Lincoln for an unbeatable night of hits and fun.

Fronted by the unmistakable presence of Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners were formed in north London in 1976 and quickly became Ska and 2–tone legends, coming to prominence at the same time as the likes of Madness and The Specials.

In all, the band spent 111 weeks in the UK charts between 1980 and 1983, shooting to fame with hits like Lip Up Fatty, My Girl Lollipop and Special Brew.

During the early 80s, they were regular guests on television shows such as Tiswas and Cheggers Plays Pop.

They were also one of six bands featured in the 1981 documentary film Dance Craze, due to their association with 2-Tone Records.

What made them unique was Buster Bloodvessel, their huge-tongued and shaven-headed frontman.

His manic exploits, sense of fun and a collection of instantly memorable songs, are what made them hugely popular at the time and still does today.

They are at the Engine Shed on Saturday night and doors open at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £17.50 are available now on 0844 8888766 or www.engineshed.co.uk