Johnny2Bad (The Music of UB40) Bio:
Johnny2Bad (J2B) are an 8 piece band from Birmingham, UK, who performs the music of UK Reggae legends UB40, presenting their spectacular high energy live shows with a Unique twist, doing all the Hits and Classics, including: Here I Am, Homely Girl, Happens Again, Kingston Town, Baby Come Back, Can't Help Falling in Love, Red Red Wine, Cherry oh Baby, One in Ten, Food for Thought, and more to audiences in both the UK and Europe (with the Brass section and lead vocalist going out into the audience) which really get the audience up dancing and singing from start to finish. J2B really brings the show to life, and puts the ‘Wow Factor’ into our performances with our high energy wherever we go.
Members of Johnny2Bad have supported and toured with various artists including Pato Banton and The Reggae Revolution (on many worldwide tours), Sting, Santana, Peter Gabriel, The Beat with Ranking Roger, Dread zone, Selectors, The Moulettes, Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, Third World, Morgan Heritage, Shaggy, Maxi Priest, Legends (Bob Marley tribute), and ultimately UB40 themselves with Ali Campbell, Astro and Mikey, during their 2014 and 2015 Sold Out shows in the UK, at O2 Arena London, Hatfield House, Burghley House and also Lincoln Castle in 2016, with our Original band XOVA.
The band performed a number of pre-sold out shows across the UK and in Holland in 2016, including Sold Out shows at 'Reggae Night' in Nijmegen, 'Zomergeblaos fest' in Hilvarenbeek, and the Assen TT Festival in Holland, in front of an audience of over 8,000.
2017 saw the band play even more sold out shows throughout the UK including a 5,000 plus tent at GlastonBarry tribute fest in Wales, the Somerset tribute festival at the Yeovil showground, and Derby Sausage Fest 2017 for the first time. We also perfomed at the sold out Dorpsfeest Stoke City Live fest in Holland
2018 started where we left off with more sold out shows around the UK, including the band supporting Chic Le Freak and Sister Sledge at The Apex in Suffolk, playing with Susan Cadagon (Hurt So Good) at Yardley Wood Social Club, headlining the Derby Sausage and Cider festival for the 2nd year running plus playing the Essex, Leicester, and Peterborough Sausage festival for the 1st time.
So far in 2019 we are performing for the 3rd year running at the Derby Sausage Fest along with 2nd appearances at the Essex Sausage fest, GlastonBarry Tribute fest, Somerset Tribute fest and ShropFest. Other bookings include the Robin 2 in Bilston x 2, JamHouse in Birmingham x 2, Oakengates Theatre in Telford (back by popular demand), and the Babbels Live festival 2019 in Assendelft, Holland for the first time along with re-bookings from various other venues.
The band recently won the Entertainer category in the "Universal inspiration 2019" Awards (Business of the year Entertainment) category.
J2B are comfortable performing anywhere in the UK, Europe, or the World.