Bad Manners (UK) + Jennie Matthias
Friday, May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Legends of fun time ska, BAD MANNERS return to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 for a Greatest Hits Tour.
Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel, the man famous for his shiny bald head and giant personality, BAD MANNERS have a huge setlist of ska jubilation – ‘Walking In The Sunshine’, ‘Lorraine’, ‘Lip Up Fatty’, ‘Special Brew’, ‘Just A Feeling’, ‘Skinhead Love Affair’, ‘My Girl Lollipop’, ‘Inner London Violence’ and of course the ultimate knees up ‘Can Can’.
Very Special Guest on this tour will be rude-girl queen of ska-pop JENNIE BELLE STAR (aka Jennie Matthias), lead singer of much treasured London all-girl 80’s band THE BELLE STARS. Formed out of the ashes of 2-Tone ska revivalists The Bodysnatchers, THE BELLE STARS signed to the home of Madness (Stiff Records) and proceeded to storm the UK charts with a succession of fabulously exuberant ska romps. Having toured the world with the likes of Madness, the Beat and The Clash, Jennie will perform a set of skankin’ standards and THE BELLE STARS classics including “Sign of the Times”, as well as their Two Australian Top 10 singles, “Iko Iko” and “The Clapping Song”.
BAD MANNERS quickly became the favourites of the Ska movement through their on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.
At their peak popularity during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when ska revivalist such as Madness, The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter filled the charts, Bad Manners spent a staggering 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983.
BAD MANNERS (UK)
+ Jennie Matthias
The Gov | Sun 30 Jul
Tickets: $62 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm