Embarrassment; Sign Of The Times;
Close Escape; Day On The Town; Bed and Breakfast Madness; Disappear;
Pac-A-Mac; When Dawn Arrives; My Girl; Cardiac Arrest; Promises
Promises; Take It Or Leave It; Shut Up;Tomorrow's Dream; Mrs.
Hutchinson; Baggy Trousers; Missing You; Madness; Grey Day; Come On
Come On; It Must Be Love; The Prince; One Step Beyond
band line up
Graham 'Suggs' McPherson (vocs) Cathal 'Chas
Smash' Smythe (vocs) Chris Foreman (guitar) Mike Barson (keys) Lee Thompson
Mark Bedford (bass) Dan Woodgate (drums)
Madness After Mike Barson left in 1985, there was a
decline in Madness' fortunes even though they were still charting. Musical
differences drove them apart in 1986. Later in the 1980s most of the band
regrouped as The Madness but this didn't work out. Suggs went on to have
solo success. The Madness revival started with a couple of reunion
concerts (all seven of the band) which ended up in two huge concerts in
London's Finsbury Park. Since then Madness have played the UK's biggest
arenas on practically an annual basis and still are. Suggs has
also been a TV presenter for a Saturday night karaoke show on Channel 5.
they released a new album in 2013
In the intervening years, Dan Woodgate was a
member of Voice of The Beehive.
The Belle Stars
had disbanded by 1986 having had a few hit singles.
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