Bad Manners coming to St Albans for Christmas party

PUBLISHED: 16:37 28 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:37 28 October 2016

Bad Manners will be appearing at The Horn in St Albans

Bad Manners will be appearing at The Horn in St Albans


Legendary British ska band Bad Manners will return to St Albans next month for an intimate Christmas party.

Fronted by shaven-headed singer Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners will be appearing at The Horn on Wednesday, December 7.

Still going strong, and now into their fourth decade, Bad Manners were at their peak during the late 1970s and early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands, such as Madness and The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter, filled the charts.

They spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983 and Bad Manners’ more notable hits include My Girl Lollipop, Lip Up Fatty, Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu, Lorraine, Just A Feeling, Walking In The Sunshine, Can Can and Special Brew.

One of the main reasons for their notoriety was their outlandish, huge-tongued frontman Buster Bloodvessel.

His manic exploits got the band banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops and they were also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel mooned a concert audience, after being told that the Pope was watching on TV.

Support at The Horn, in Victoria Street, comes from Max Splodge.

Tickets cost £20 in advance and £22 on the door.

Tickets go on-sale on Monday, October 31 at 10am.

• Visit The Horn’s website at for more details.

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