Bad Manners formed in 1976 while at school together in North London. In its formative years the band played a hybrid brand of R&B and Ska in the pubs and clubs of London and built a loyal following in the process.
In 1979 the band secured a prestigious recording contract with Magnet Records. Fronted by the larger than life Buster Bloodvessel, the band enjoyed chart success between 1980 and 1985 with twelve top selling singles including: ‘Special Brew’, ‘Lip Up Fatty’, ‘Can Can’, ‘Walking In The Sunshine’ and ‘My Girl Lollipop’ – and five top twenty albums.
They also released live videos and made many memorable Top Of The Pops appearances – but it has always been Bad Manners live performances that have made the band what it is today. An extensive tour throughout Britain, Europe, Far East, Australasia and the USA, subsequently led to a lucrative deal with CBS Records in 1986.
The new band then got down to touring colleges and universities throughout the country and headlined many scooter festivals, attracting regular crowds of 5,000. (One gig in the Isle Of White pulled in a massive crowd of 12,000). When Bad Manners weren’t gigging, Buster was busy carving out another career for himself in films such as ‘Sammy And Rosie Get Laid’ and ‘Out Of Order’ and in TV commercials – a career which continues to this day.
Bad Manners featuring Buster Bloodvessel continue to perform at Festivals, live music venues, events and theatres across the globe, performing all your favourite Bad Manners hits and much, much more. The party doesn’t start until Buster hits the stage!
In 2016, Bad Manners celebrated 40th Anniversary in the business! So lace up your boots, pull up your braces and get ready to party with Buster and the boys!
For more information on booking or hiring Bad Manners for your event please contact Big Foot Events.
Megan Chungh – Park Hotel, Newcastle
Just a quick one to say how amazing everything went at our function thanks to Big Foot Events! From the very beginning they were extremely helpful and made sure everything was looked after without giving me too much hassle either! The Photo Booth, Candy Floss Cart and Popcorn Cart were all fantastic and a great hit with all of our family and friends and the staff running them were absolutely amazing! They were all set up and ready to go well before the event started and made sure they were always helpful! So a massive thank you to you all!
Amy Casey – Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
I just wanted to say a big thank you for being a part of our snapdragon festival this year. Once again Rex was a massive hit and the children and adults loved him. The two members of staff that came to the event were very professional and catered to any requests we had.
George – Golden Sands Holiday Park
We absolutely love having Noughty 90’s here, such lovely people and amazing sets! They had everyone up and dancing on the dance floor.
Mr & Mrs Pravitt – Private Wedding, Stoke On Trent
It was absolutely incredible, I cannot thank you guys enough for how amazing it all was. The Ranger and Rex were outstanding, every single guest loved them to pieces and we certainly had the wow factor for our wedding. Just the idea of having a dinosaur is one thing, but the way Rex, Trixxie and the Ranger worked tirelessly to entertain the entire wedding party just added to the overall effect. We've had non-stop comments from those who attended saying it was pure magic, videos of the experience have gone viral and we even had guests from the hotel desperate to catch a glimpse of Rex. I cannot overstate how incredible you all have been, from the day a weirdo messaged Lauren asking for a dinosaur at their wedding, to speaking with Jade to coordinate everything and then finally meeting Rex and the Ranger on the big day. Everything worked out a million times better than I ever thought possible, and my dad was very pleased to see Rex was appropriately dressed with his bow tie. Amazing, amazing, amazing, thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.
Andrew Edmeads – Frimley Lodge, Surrey
Both acts went down a storm at the weekend. Really pleased with everything! Madonna did all the hits and even included some iconic costume changes! She had the audience up Voguing at the front! ABBA Fever had the crowd on their feet from the start and would be a worthy headliner in the future.
Barry Herridge – Ely Beet Sports & Social Club
The evening on Saturday was wonderful, Planet Abba we're superb and also so welcoming to the audience. As you know this is the 3rd year in a row I have used your agency and as always you have given me a wonderful evening, thank you.