Ska legends Bad Manners play a short Irish tour this November. We asked front man Buster Bloodvessel the BIG questions . . .
Bad Manners formed in 1976 in North London and scored hits with My Girl Lollipop, Lip Up Fatty, Can Can, Special Brew and Walking in the Sunshine. They also achieved chart success with their first four studio albums.
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Bad Manners play 24 November - Belfast, Limelight, 25 November - Dublin, Opium, 26 November - Galway, Monroes, and 27 November - Cork, The Oliver Plunkett.
Tell us three things about yourself . . .
Always like to make people happy. Love animals. I drink too much.
How would you describe your music?
Very childish, humorous music that wants to make you dance. Designed for the child in us.
Who are your musical inspirations?
What was the first gig you ever went to?
Prince Buster, Stoke Newington Town Hall in 1968, second gig was Chuck Berry at Alexandra Palace in 1969, third gig was Deep Purple at The Rainbow Theatre in 1970.
What was the first record you ever bought?
The Bonzo Dog Do Da Band.
What's your favourite song right now?
Baby Love by Diana Ross and The Supremes.
What’s your favourite song right now?
Burna Boy - Last Last.
Favourite lyric of all time?
Louis Jordan: "What’s the use of getting sober if you’re going get drunk again?"
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl.
Where can people find your music/more information?
We are all over YouTube/Spotify but come to a live show!!!