Madness front-man Suggs to perform in Weston

PUBLISHED: 09:00 13 October 2018

Suggs will be performing in Weston later this month.

Suggs will be performing in Weston later this month.

Archant

Singer-songwriter and Madness front-man Suggs will perform his show in Weston and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Suggs will bring his show to Weston as a follow up to his sell-out tour – My Life Story, which detailed his rise to fame with 1970s ska band Madness.

He will perform with his pianist Deano Mumford to tell audiences more about his life story, through songs he has written and with the help of classic hits from Madness.

He will talk about when he suffered vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, about the time he nearly blew the closing ceremony of the Olympics and the ‘embarrassing antics’ which happened at Glastonbury Festival.

Graham McPherson – who is better known as Suggs, is an actor and former radio DJ, television and radio host.

Madness was formed by Mike Barson, Chris Foreman, and Lee Thompson in 1976, who originally named the band The North London Invaders.

They then briefly changed their band’s name to Morris and the Minors in 1978 before deciding on Madness a year later.

Suggs, Mark Bedford, Cathal Smyth, better known as Chas Smash, and Dan Woodgate had also joined the group by this time.

Suggs: What a King Cnut will be performed at Weston’s Playhouse in High Street on October 30 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £30.50, are available at www.theplayhouse.co.uk or 01934 645544.

The Mercury has teamed up with Weston’s Playhouse to offer readers a chance to win two pairs of tickets to see the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: In what year did members of the 1970s ska band decide on its final name?

Send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number to Suggs competition, Weston & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW.

Alternatively, you can enter the competition online at www.westonmercury.co.uk by 10am on October 19.

By entering this competition you agree to be contacted by Archant about it.

Archant competition rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 19:00

A Cheddar man has been hailed volunteer of the year after dedicating years to preserving an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

Read more
Yesterday, 18:02

An electronic music duo will play tracks from their first studio album in six years this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

A Weston care provider has won an industry award for being the best employer.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Visitors to Weston’s Grand Pier will be able to immerse themselves in a new state-of-the-art virtual reality experience once it is unveiled this weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:25

Weston slipped up at home to high-flying Woking, with defensive errors proving costly.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:13

Runners dressed as reindeer, elves and Santas and raced across Weston-super-Mare beach in the Christmas Cracker 10k.

Read more
Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 06:55

The following cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from November 5-14.

Read more
In The Dock
Mon, 20:00

Two of the West Country’s top performing choral groups will bring their melodic tunes to Weston this Christmas.

Read more
Mon, 16:00

A Cheddar school has been praised for its ‘shared vision for care and inclusion’ by an education watchdog.

Read more
Mon, 15:00

Parking in Burnham-on-Sea and Cheddar will be free on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

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

Local Weather

Cloudy

Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
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