One Step Behind is the UK’s longest surviving Madness tribute band. Formed in spring 1993, the band achieved widespread recognition in an unusually short time, playing venues the length and breadth of Britain. Members of Madness have joined the One Step boys on stage on a number of occasions. The greatest tribute came from Suggs himself. At a gig at G-MEX in Manchester he 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”.
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 in 1998 performing their version of “Driving In My Car”. One Step Behind also featured on the “Tribute Band Night” programme, filmed at Rotterdams Ahoy Arena and broadcast on Dutch TV in 2004. OSB’s 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.
One Step Behind – The Masters of Madness
1st July 2016 The Secombe