Special Kinda Madness

High-Energy 6-Piece Band

Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic tunes of the Madness Nutty Boys.

Playing a set from each band and producing a show that will have the audience up and dancing from the off, Special Kinda Madness will have everyone hankering after that exciting era of 2-Tone and Ska.

On 21st July 1979 at the Electric Ballroom in London, the Specials played a gig with Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners and Selecter. Thats a gig that all 2-Tone rude boys and rude girls would die to see, and thought would never happen. The Specials and Madness on the same bill!

In truth, it will probably never happen now but you can get the next best thing with Special Kinda Madness!

Special Kinda Madness now also offer a 2 set Madness-only option.

2 Bands ... 2-Tone ... 1 Fantastic Night!

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Song List

  • Do The Dog
  • Gangsters
  • Rat Race
  • Do Nothing
  • Too Much Too Young
  • Little Bitch
  • Stupid Marriage
  • Hey Little Rich Girl
  • Nite Klub
  • Ghost Town
  • Message To You, Rudy
  • Monkey Man
  • Enjoy Yourself
  • Guns Of Navarone
  • Pressure Drop
  • Skinhead Symphony (longshot Kick De Bucket / Liquidator / Skinhead Moonstomp
  • Madness Set
  • Madness
  • My Girl
  • Israelites
  • The Prince
  • Grey Day
  • Bed And Breakfast Man
  • I Chase The Devil (ironshirt)
  • Baggy Trousers
  • House Of Fun
  • Shut Up
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Swan Lake
  • The Sun And The Rain
  • It Must Be Love
  • Embarrassment
  • Our House
  • One Step Beyond
  • Nightboat To Cairo
  • And Many More!

Previous Clients

  • Bedford River Festival
  • Havering Show
  • The 100 Club
  • Picturedrome, Holmfirth
  • Robin2, Bilston
  • Alban Arena, St Albans
  • Arlesey Football Club
  • Halifax Boxing & Music Club
  • Ivy Leaf Club, Langford
  • Maidenhead Town Hall
  • Counden Club, Coventry
  • Constitutional Club, Chippenham
  • Land Rover Sports & Social Club, Solihull
  • And Many More!


Special Kinda Madness played live in front of a crowd of over 450 people from near and far at a 'Gorilla Zoo Presents' live night in Halifax. They absolutely knocked everyone present for six, they were fantastic! True professionals.. from when they hit the stage, to their second encore the crowd loved them.. We will definitely be booking them again and would recommend them with out hesitation to any promoter or club wanting to put on a top SKA live night
- Caspa Jaspa

This band are absolutely amazing - had everyone on their feet from the off!!This is the second time we have booked them and they will definitely be back! A truly wonderful evening - great atmosphere - great musicianship!!!
- Pam Rice, The Horns

"Had a fantasssssstic night with you all last night. You were brilliant! We had a very happy club full of people! Thanks again. Can't wait to have you back x"
- Manager, Arlesey Football Club

"A fantastic night and a 'great workout' with all the boogying. Always a treat to see as many men doing their moves with the girls. Wicked."
- Wedding reception at The Manor Hotel, Windsor

Set Formats

Special Kinda Madness Offers:

2 x 60 Minute Sets

Band Lineup

Lead vocals
Guitar (backing vox)
Bass guitar
Keyboards (backing vox)
Tenor saxophone