Buster Bloodvessel to return to Margate for Bad Manners gig

Buster Bloodvessel returns to Margate for Bad Manners gig at Dreamland

Bad Manners are coming to Margate this December.

The Two-Tone and Ska band, best known for 80s hits Lip Up Fatty, Can Can and Lorraine, will perform at Dreamland on December 15 with support from Max Splodge.

Bad Manners formed in 1976 while the members were still at school. Signing to Magnet Records in 1980 they scraped into the Top 40 with their debut single “Ne-ne-na-na-na-na-nu-nu”, a cover of the 1948 song by Dickie Doo and the Dont’s.

The follow up single Special Brew went straight into the UK Top 10 at the height of the Two-Tone movement and was the first of many anthemic songs for which the band are known. In 1980 the band released two more chart topping singles Lip Up Fatty and Lorraine, along with their debut album Ska ‘n’ B and its follow up Loonee Tunes.

Band frontman Buster Bloodvessel -aka Douglas Trendle – is no stranger to Margate. In 1996 he opened Fatty Towers hotel in Margate which had super-sized beds, baths and meals.

Launch poster via Darren Simpson/Margate Ramsgate Kent History

Buster struggled with obesity and was some 28 stone in weight when he opened the hotel following a trial run of Club 18-30stone events at the property he and wife Angie owned in Ramsgate.

The hotel offered meals including 48 ounce steaks and 4.5lb puddings alongside Tequila slush puppies and other goodies including a cardiac cashback guarantee!

The tongue-waggling singer also made an album to support Margate Football Club was published. The Down to Margate track featured a duet between Buster Bloodvessel and Judge Dread. Buster was also a club shirt sponsor long before The Libertines gave Margate FC music star backing.

The hotel traded until Autumn 1998 when Buster closed the business and moved back to London.

Buster underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery in 2004, causing his weight to drop from 31 stone to 13 stone.

Bad Manners, and support, plays at Dreamland on December 15 from 7pm to 11pm

Tickets £20 plus booking fee

This is an 18+ event.

Book here