Holding on, its Suggs

SUGGS, hero of ska and 2Tone, is out on a UK tour he calls What a King Cnut: A Life in the Realm of Madness.

He comes to Poole’s Lighthouse on Wednesday 14th March and to the Forum in Bath two nights later.

Due to popular demand, after the success of his first one-man show, My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again.

The first show was all about how on earth he got there. The new show is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics, watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway … things have been a smidge surreal ever since the Madness frontman was a 12-year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London.

From constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear “what are you doing here, Sunshine?” … how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute so how has he managed to get away with it for so long?

Fame is a tightrope, he says, and he’s fallen off many times.  But for all the near-death experiences he takes great solace in the words of  Greek philosopher Blondie …  “The tide is high, but I’m holding on…”

For more details of the Poole concert, phone 01202 280000 or visit the website, www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

For Bath, see the Forum website.