WELCOME to the official JOHNNY2BAD website page, where "The Train is Coming now" to take us on a UB40 journey to "Kingston Town"...  Check out our Photos and Live videos pages.





What an awesome event it was at this years "Caribbean dreams Ball", 
at the Burlington hotel in Birmingham, this past Sat 5/10/19 for the
(Libby Maes Little Angels Charity) and thanks to Charlotte and her team for putting on such a great event and raising some money in the process for the cause. We got the chance to meet and hang out with the host of the event and the Legend that is "Will Mellor" from
(A pint of Lager and a packet of crisps) fame. He danced the night away with his partner, and mentioned us at every opportunity.

We are through to the final round of the "National Entertainment Awards 2019" taking place Sun 8th Dec 2019 in Essex, UK. Please vote for us to get us into next round of this prestigious event. Press the link below, then click on discussion, scroll down to "Best Tribute Act" and click on Johnny2bad (UB40) to Vote:

Johnny2bad were winners in the "Universal Inspiration 2019" Awards in the (Business of the year - Entertainer) category



J2B were also regional West Midlands winners in the Best Tribute [category] for Book Entertainment (National Event Awards 2019) as Highly Commended winners, and reached the finalists stage of the event:



We are looking to fill all possible available dates below for Feb, March, April and May. So please get in touch if you'd like to book the band, and in need of some great entertainment for any type of event.


Aug:  Sat 8th, Sat 15th, Fri 21st


Sept: Sat 5th, Fri 11th, Sat 19th, Sat 26th

Oct:   Fri 2nd, Fri 16th, Sat 24th (TBC)

Nov:   Fri 20th, Sat 21st

Dec:   Fri 18th, Thurs 24th, Sat 26th, Thurs 31st


The band will be dedicating all future gigs to our beloved Bass player Anthony "Boot" Bartley, who sadly passed away on Fri 24/1/20, and also our Sax player James Renford, who passed away last year on Tues 08/01/19. They were both very special to us and everyone who knew them. They will always be dearly Missed and will remain in our Hearts forever. You are all welcome to come help celebrate their life with us at every one of our gigs. Gone but never forgotten...may both our brothers...R.I.P... 

Also remember to book your tickets in advance for all upcoming shows, which can be found on our Gig dates 2020 page.

Anyone wishing to purchase tickets to all forthcoming gigs, please contact the venues for more info. Next years 2021 dates are already being booked too, so make sure you DON'T MISS  OUT, by securing tickets in advance when they go on sale.

Please go check out our 2020 gig dates link for regular updates, then simply add the dates to your diaries, and book your tickets early.

You can View some stellar Live performance videos, and get to know a little about the band on our Band Bio page. Also TO AVOID MISSING OUT.. Please go visit our Gigs 2019 page to see where the band is playing next and when, and we have added our next  5  upcoming gigs below..


If you wish to enquire about dates or about Booking the band, then please visit our contact page to get in touch for your Social Club Gig Events, Festivals, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings, Birthday Parties and Garden Parties, both here in the UK and Abroad. We can play a 2 x 45 min set, or a Full 2 hour show, a 90 min set,  a 75 min set, or a 60 min set. Our performances consists of dance moves, High Energy and crowd participation to keep you mesmerized, amidst singing and dancing from start to finish.

You won't find a more dedicated, or energetic, 8 piece band anywhere in the world today, who will work harder or perform their socks off to make your night go with a Bang.. and that's a Promise.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook for all gig updates, comments and posts as well, and if you get the chance... pop along to one of our gigs to party with us, and say hi to the band !!


Don't forget you can also book us for any weekday or Sundays for a great discounted price.  Please call or Email to get in touch by going to our Contact page NOW to find out more...   


Johnny2bad 2020 Dates:

Fri 13th March - Oakengate Theatre, Telford

Sat 21st March - Warton Club, Tamworth - CANCELLED

Fri 27th March - Exchange Night Club, Wiltshire - CANCELLED

Fri 3rd April - Hanworth Royal Naval Club, Middlesex - CANCELLED


Sat 4th April - The Range, Wolves - CANCELLED


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