Madness Tribute Band - One Step Behind

Approx price. £1500 - £2000

One Step Behind are the UK's Premier and longest surviving MADNESS tribute band. Formed in spring 1993, the band achieved widespread recognition in an unusually short time, playing venues the length and breath of Britain...

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About Madness Tribute Band - One Step Behind

One Step Behind are the UK's Premier and longest surviving MADNESS tribute band. Formed in spring 1993, the band achieved widespread recognition in an unusually short time, playing venues the length and breath of Britain including the Marquee Club in London & the Venue in New Cross. Jaunts into Europe and beyond are also common place...

Members of Madness have joined the One Step boys on stage on a number of occasions. Sax player Lee Thompson has played a few times commenting the band were “Brilliant”. Lee is also quoted as saying that One Step Behind were “single handily keeping the good ship Madness afloat”. Drummer Dan “Woody” Woodgate joined the band on stage for “One Step Beyond” and told the boys he thought they were amazing. "That's exactly what we used to be like - you've got it to a tee!" he said. Fine praise indeed! He could not believe the keyboard playing used no overdubs and was all being played live! Perhaps the greatest tribute came from Suggs himself. At a gig at G-MEX in Manchester walked up to the microphone and said "By the way, we're MADNESS not One Step Behind!!” The subsequent review in the Melody Maker bared the headline “One Step Behind”. Fine praise indeed!

One Step Behind has also appeared on television a number of times. Singer Ian Soulsby made an appearance on 'Stars In Their Eyes' in the 1990s while the whole band appeared on children's Saturday morning show SMTV (with Ant & Dec!) in 1998 performing their version of "Driving In My Car". One Step Behind also featured on the 'Tribute Band Night' programme, filmed in Rotterdam and broadcast on Dutch TV in 2004 (see video clip). One Step Behinds most recent TV appearance was at the 2006 Proms party in Hyde Park, London. The band performed to around 50,000 people and a television audience in the millions! 

Each member of One Step Behind grew up as a Madness fan and perfecting his portrayal of his original Madness counterpart has been a labour of love. They strive to match every detail of the original, both musically and in appearance. Like Madness, One Step Behind is well known for their on-stage antics with which they build up an authentic 'Nutty' atmosphere. This is One Step Behind's philosophy - to carry forward the mad mantle into the 21st Century and beyond.

Previous Clients

BBC Proms In The Park
Live Tv
Itv - Smtv (ant And Dec Show)
Bbc - Good Morning Britain
Itv - Stars In Their Eyes Show.
Talk Radio
Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam
Friends Reunited
Glastonbudget Festival
Raglan Festival, Monmouth
Silverstone Racetrack
Dunmow Carnival
Hayes Carnival
Chelsea Fc
Brentford Fc
Farnborough Fc
Dorchester Festival
Newt Beer Festival, Somerset
Peterborough Beer Festival
Chelmsford Beer Festival
Mean Fiddler Organisation
The Venue, New Cross
Mammoth Productions In Holland.
Dominos Pizza.
Silver Spoon At Wembley Stadium
Cheltenham Racecourse.
Mayor Of Surrey Heath.
Cheltenham Town Hall.
Club 18-30.
Twenties Holidays.
Alexandra Palace.
Trinity Park, Ipswich.
Electric Palace, Bridport.
Palace Of Versailles, France


Marquee Club, London
Roz, band booker
"Brilliant tribute band. This is their fourth appearance here and the place is packed again!"

Clapham Grand
"We are very pleased with tonight's attendance (over 1800) ONE STEP BEYOND have captured the Madness Magic perfectly"

The Mean Fiddler, London 
Cush, band booker
"We expected a good crowd, we got a MEGA crowd, brilliant!"

Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Mark Blackstock, Entertainment Manager
"After every song the audience stamped their feet and clapped so much the hall was shaking!! This band were superb tonight and must be the top tribute band on the current circuit"

Manchester University
"ONE STEP BEHIND are MADNESS, it's a simple as that. The Audience wouldn't let them go, but three encores says it all."

University of Central Lancaster
David Evans, Student Union Entertainment's Officer

"We book this band back regularly because the students love them. The venue is always packed. I have booked a lot of top British tributes, this is the best"

Booking Options

One Step Behind can offer 1 x 90 or 2 x 45 mins sets.