Win a family ticket to see Complete Madness
PUBLISHED: 06:30 10 February 2013
A musical journey showing the story of one of Britain’s most memorable, visual and fun bands will be brought to life on Cromer Pier.
The five-piece band Complete Madness will be performing at the Pavilion Theatre on Friday, March 29 at 7.30pm.
It promises to be a sensational show featuring crazy costumes, comedy and chirpy banter as well as Madness favourites including House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, One step Beyond, It Must Be Love and Driving In My Car.
And there is a chance to win one family ticket for two adults and two children under the age of 16.
Complete Madness was formed in 1994 out of the 1989 band Beat The System.
Original members of that band Mark Keegan and Derek Wood are still members of Complete Madness.
Mark was interested in punk and ska while Derek was more into old school rock, but in 1990 they decided to settle on the new wave style of music featuring bands including The Clash, U2, and Big Country.
In 1992 the then bass guitarist, Steve Cliffe, suggested that the band learned a few Madness tracks including Night Boat to Cairo and Baggy Trousers.
More Madness and Specials tracks were added and it was decided that this was the only direction for the band.
In 1994 the band changed its name to Complete Madness.
With the addition of saxophone player Chris Halford, who could also play the keyboard, the band had developed more of the sound they were looking for.
In 1998, the keyboard player and Chris Collier joined the group and the ska sound was complete.
● If you would like a chance to win this great prize simply answer the question on the coupon.
Return to: Complete Madness competition, North Norfolk News, 31 Church Street, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9ES by noon on Wednesday, February 20.
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