Bad Manners are an English Second Wave (2 Tone) ska revival band. They quickly became the novelty favourites of the fad through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman’s on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.
Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel (born Douglas Trendle), the band was formed in 1976 while the members were together at Woodberry Down Comprehensive School near Manor House, North London. They were at their most popular during the late 1970s and early 1980s, during a period when other ska revival bands, such as Madness and The Specials and The Selecter, filled the charts.
The band are touring again soon, with a date at The Foundry in Sheffield on October 12th and a date at The Welly in Hull on October 13th.