UB40 tribute band (Johnny 2 Bad) present an unmatched tribute to this much loved reggae band, performing up to two hours of classic UB40 tracks totally live.
This phenomenal band are in huge demand throughout the UK and Europe, setting the standard that other UB40 tribute bands try to emulate.
Johnny 2 Bad have a line-up that wouldn’t be out of place on any stage in the world, its core musicians have over 25 years of international touring and recording experience at the very highest level with major artistes like Musical Youth, Sting, Edwin Starr and Alexander O’Neal.
Television appearance include: Top of The Pops, MTV, CDUK with the No.1 hit ‘Baby Come Back’ as well as on stage performing hits such as Pass The Dutchie, Boomshakalak, Grooving and Bubbling Hot.
They’ve done private shows for Peter Gabriel and Womad and were the first ever reggae band to perform at the Sydney Opera House.
The brass players are some of the best musicians you’ll find in the UK today, not only for their outstanding showmanship but also for their frequent interaction with audiences everywhere.
Johnny 2 Bad have the amazing vocal talent of Wayne Lawrence whose credits include collaborations with the legendary Nicky Chinn of Chinn Chapman fame (biggest UK selling songwriters after Lennon & McCartney), who wrote songs for Sweet, Mud, Suzi Quatro, Go West plus many others.
But this is not just about one person of course, Johnny 2 Bad is about seven outstanding musicians and a reggae performance that is second to none.
They were the first ever British reggae band to hit the charts in Lithuania, the BBC even flew out to film them on tour. The Lithuanian Ambassador made a special trip to meet the band and honour them for helping to promote his country and culture in such a positive way.
Johnny 2 Bad have appeared on numerous television talent shows including: X Factor, Eurovision, Saturday Night Prime Time and Breakfast T.V.
They have released their first original album and will embark on their world tour spreading positive reggae vibes across the globe.
“This is an outstanding UB40 tribute, complete with a belting brass and percussion section. This was superb stuff with hits like Kingston Town and Food For Thought amongst the hits trotted out by one of the best tribute bands I have ever come across” – Greg Allen (The Stage Newspaper)
“Just want to thank you all again for the AMAZING show last night! I don’t lie if I say, this was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, FANTASTIC!” – Bobby Veenstra (Holland)