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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 797 – Sunday 17th August to Saturday 23rd August 2014

Hello Madheads! “Your voice is like Sunshine to me. You are everything I need it’s plain to see…” The exciting news from Madness this week came in the unveiling of the 35th anniversary version of One Step Beyond. The mined, raw gemstones within it are April 1979 rehearsal recordings of “Sunshine Voice”, (desired by fans […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 796 – Sunday 10th August to Saturday 16th August 2014

Hello Madheads! We have some great news to report. Our very own Paul Willo let out a huge sigh of relief earlier this week as on the 7th, a massive pallet of CD’s arrived at his place. Yes, the long awaited Specialized Mad Not Cancer album is here! This week we continue our reviews of […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 795 – Sunday 3rd August to Saturday 9th August 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, The wait is almost over, as this coming Wednesday (Aug 6th) sees the long awaited release of the Specialized Mad Not Cancer album. To whet your appetite we’ve got a mass of track reviews from the one and only Graham Yates as well as a dash through a selection of tunes on […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 794 – Sunday 27th July to Saturday 2nd August 2014

Hello Madheads. This week, on the House of Fun Weekender page, the band announced the “Madhead Golden Ticket”.  “At this years House of Fun Weekender, those judged to be the most distinguished fancy dressers shall receive that most coverted of Prizes. The Madhead Golden Ticket.” So, what does this give you? Free entry for two […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 793 – Sunday 13th July to Saturday 19th July 2014

Things have been rather quiet on the old Madness front this week, but this issue is still far from slim. Daren West has been kind enough to put together two Silencerz (Formerly The Lee Thompson Band) gig reviews, covering appearances on Saturday 31st May and Sunday 7th July, respectively. Check out the Live and Intensified […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 792 – Sunday 13th July to Saturday 19th July 2014

Hello Madheads and welcome. We begin with the news that Dave Robinson cheered us up earlier in the week when he commented that; “Really Great news. Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra’s “BANGARANG” Ft Dawn Penn & Sharron Shannon has been added to the BBC Radio 2 Playlist.” Then, the news for next week got even better; […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 791 – Sunday 6th July to Saturday 12th July 2014

This week we begin with news of a message from Lee Thompson, ahead of the Ska Orchestra’s next concert. In the video our favourite saxophonist is talking during a recent trip to Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, and ahead of the Brixton Jamm event. The video’s just over a minute in length, but beautifully shot and […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 790 – Sunday 29th June to Saturday 5th July 2014

Hello, and a very warm welcome to this week’s issue of the MIS Online Bulletin. With Lee and his Ska Orchestra having just completed their set we thought it was about time we blasted this issue off into the ether. The band were slightly unfortunate to overlap with the legendary Dolly Parton, who was finishing […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 789 – Sunday 22nd June to Saturday 28th June 2014

This week Clive Langer appeared on Bug Bear’s Rock and Roll High School Radio Show on Shoreditch Radio. Amongst the chat he mentioned that he’s been asked to produce the next Madness album. Whether this ends up being the entire album or not is too early in the project to say for definite, he alluded, […]

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Madness Information Service Online Newsletter Issue Number: 788 – Sunday 15th June to Saturday 21st June 2014

It may seem like a long way off, but if you’re coming to the House Of Fun Weekender in Minehead this year, you’ve got about 5 and a half months to get your fancy dress in order for the Saturday night. This year, the theme is, and could only be… MADHEADs. To take part you […]