A nutty night

PUBLISHED: 10:35 04 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:49 24 May 2010

CELEBRATE the sounds of one of the world's best loved bands when Complete Madness pay tribute to the 'nutty boys' at The Playhouse, Weston, on September 9

CELEBRATE the sounds of one of the world's best loved bands when Complete Madness pay tribute to the 'nutty boys' at The Playhouse, Weston, on September 9.Of all the bands from the ska revival era of the late 70s and early 80s, Madness were the most prolific, gaining 23 chart singles, several top 10 albums and spending more weeks in the charts in the 1980s than any other group. Their combination of comedy and the infectious fusion of ska and reggae beats, as well as the loudest suits they could find, ensured Madness struck a chord with the public.Complete Madness recreate the Madness sound along with several other great ska bands of the time. The two-tone music-lovers in the band are passionate Madness fans and their sets include all the hits from the early days up to and including Madness' latest hits. They recreate the ska-rooted 'nutty' sound which earned Madness a haul of hits and inject so much energy into their performance that audiences will see that this five piece tribute really are nutty about Madness. The Complete Madness live theatre show includes chart toppers Baggy Trousers, House Of Fun, (I Like) Driving In My Car, Our House, It Must Be Love and One Step Beyond among others.The first half of the evening will chart the history and background of Madness and features their well-known hits with narrative links, while the second half provides ska hits which influenced or were influenced by Madness and includes tracks by Bad Manners, The Specials and The Beat.Complete Madness consists of Mark Keegan on lead vocals, Derek Wood on guitar, Will Forrester on saxophone, CJ Collier on keyboards and Brett Biggs on drums. In addition to the music the show features crazy costumes, comedy and lots of cheeky banter.For tickets, priced £12, call 01934 645544. The show starts at 8pm.

More from Weston Mercury

A woman has died today (Wednesday) after she was hit by a van.

Read more

Weston were well beaen by Radstock in the Somerset Super League Darts.

Read more

It’s that time of year again – oh yes it is! – when flamboyant costumes, dazzling sets and cheesy comedy are the order of the day so, getting into the festive spirit last night (Tuesday), I ventured forth with my 10-year-old son into panto-land at The Bristol Hippodrome.

Read more

Weston Athletic Club’s annual Christmas Cracker race took place on Weston beach with more than 2,000 runners taking part.

Read more

Weston Athletic Club runners took part in the Full Monty Cute, a hilly 10-mile course in South Somerset.

Read more

Trophies were presented to Weston Golf Club ladies at their annual dinner.

Read more

American nu metal band P.O.D. will perform at the O2 Academy Bristol early next year.

Read more

Weston-super-Mare’s MP he will be backing the Prime Minister in tonight’s no-confidence vote.

Read more

A Weston body builder with stage two cancer raised £1,000 for charity by climbing Mount Snowdon.

Read more

Hornets Under-13s recorded a narrow victory over Bath in an entertaining match at the Nest.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists