Madness tribute act brings ska antics to The Harlington in Fleet
Mainly Madness return to the Harlington at Fleet on Friday December 20 for what they are calling the ultimate Christmas party.
The band is, of course, a living, breathing tribute to ska kings Madness who have been a part of our lives since their first single, The Prince, was released way back in 1979.
The group have been having a high old time of it of late, topping the bill at a whole host of events, and memorably performing on top of Buckingham Palace at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Then there was the closing ceremony performance at the 2012 Games and earlier this year Madness were at BBC Television Centre for the last show to be broadcast from the iconic grade II listed building.
They even managed time to record a new studio album which entered the charts at 10.
The nation’s continuing love affair with the originals has had a nice knock-on effect for Mainly Madness whose tribute act is a touching collective tip of the hat to Suggsy and the boys.
Mainly Madness have found themselves very much in demand, although while the originals are still at hand calls from the Queen, Danny Boyle or the BBC haven’t materialised yet.
But they have managed to make time in a busy schedule for a return visit to The Harlington at Fleet.
Mainly Madness feature eight musicians. It’s not really possible to capture the full Madness sound with any less. The band feel that this is one of the things which sets them apart from other tribute acts.
Without wanting to blow their own trumpet trombone and saxophone, they claim to be “pretty damn good” and not only play all the Madness hits, but are also a tribute to the whole ska movement, The Specials, The Beat, and Bad Manners among them.
The Mainly Madness Christmas party will get under way at 8pm.
Tickets are £12 in advance.
Call 01252 811009 or log on to www.theharlington.co.uk .