Stonehaven set to get very Bad Mannered

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Eighties Ska and 2-Tone legends Bad Manners have sold out Stonehaven Town Hall and will now be looking to give the crowds a night to remember.

The band have been touring the world since 1976 and will celebrate their 40th anniversary on the music scene next year.

In that time the group have never been to Stonehaven, and front man Buster Bloodvessel says he is looking forward to seeing the town.

“I’ve travelled all over Scotland, my parents were from Scotland and I have family in Dundee so I’ve been here plenty times before but never to Stonehaven.

“We don’t often do two shows in a row in the same place so it will be good to have a bit of relaxing time.

“We’ll probably just have a look around the town then find a pub and have a few drinks.

“Sometimes I think I’ve got travellers blood in me with the amount of travelling I do.”

While tickets are still available for the Friday show the Saturday gig is a sell out and Buster says the crowds can expect to get hot and sweaty.

“We’re known for our party atmosphere and we’ll be bringing the Ska party scene to Stonehaven with us.

“It’s always up-beat at our concerts and the crowds enjoy dancing so they can expect to get hot and sweaty during the night.

“It’s great to still be selling out shows after nearly 40 years of gigging.

As well as Buster, the groups is comprised of a whopping 12 other members.

“There are always nine or ten of us in the group so we’re one of the biggest gigging groups in the country that I know of.”

During the height of their fame in the 1980’s the band spent 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983.

Fans who have followed the group over the years will be looking forward to hearing their most famous hits including “Lip-up fatty”, “My Girl Lollipop” and “Special Brew” live for the first time.

Doors will open at 7.45 pm both nights and warming up the crowd before Buster and the crew take to the stage will be local North-East ‘Rock’N’Roll’N’ska’ band The Chandeliers.