The History 

1994 - 2010


The band where formed in July 1994, "BADNESS" quickly became one of the top Ska / 2Tone revival bands in the country.

Within six months the band where selling out various venues across the U.K. & Eire.

Originally a seven piece outfit consisting of ; guitar, bass, drums, sax, trumpet, keyboards and vocals. They soon became six, with front man and vocalist (only original member) taking over on the trumpet (but not at the same time!)

Playing classic Madness, Bad Manners and The Specials, to name but a few. "BADNESS" also play a few of their own songs, written with input from every member of the band.  "Trojan Horse" is an instrumental and is much like an old ska classic.

With tours of Israel, Germany and Spain under their belts and having played every town & city in the U.K. (well almost!)"BADNESS" have built up a cult following and regularly sell out venues across the country.

Re-live the "Dance Crazy" days of the late 70's & early 80's with the No.1 SKA revival band in the U.K.

But be prepared to "Enjoy yourself" ~ It'll be a Hot & Sweaty one!

Mike Watts.

Badness original lineup 1994

Above is the oldest known photograph of Badness, dating around July 1993 at one of their early gigs with the Original Lineup.

Badness and Big Richie

This photo was taken in 1997 in the plush dressing room at Yate's in Bolton, the guy in the middle with the black & white suit is Big Ritchie, DJ from Liverpool.

Butlins Showboat concert room

...and lastly this was taken at Skegness Butlins in the Showboat Bar, now that's a crowd