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Johnny2bad Bio:

Johnny2bad are an 8 piece UB40 tribute band, who perform the music of the legendary Reggae act presenting their Dazzling live shows to audiences up and down the country both here and abroad. They present an unmatched tribute to one of the greatest Reggae bands to come out of the UK, performing up to two hours of classic UB40 tracks totally live. This phenomenal band are in huge demand throughout the UK and Europe, with the band Headlining festivals and theatre shows in Holland, Belgium and Poland over the past few years, making them highly sought after.

The show features all the hits of the legendary UB40, such as: Kingston Town – Red Red Wine – Can't Help Falling in Love – Homely Girl – Rats in mi Kitchen – Cherry oh Baby – 1 in 10 – Baby Come Back, and many more with a few covers added for a fully live set, for nearly 2 hours

( show can be split as a 2 x 45min set with encore )

The stage show is spectacular and is non-stop from the first song to the last with the crowds up dancing and singing immediately, which spurs the brass section to venture out into the audience during certain songs to mesmerize, dance and tease the fans. Johnny2bad are as tight as anything you will have ever heard, with a Stage performance second to none.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Reggae
  • Dub
  • 80s
  • Pop
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We play these instruments:

  • Lead guitar
  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Drums
  • Brass
  • Keys
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Company Party
  • Festival
  • Birthday Party
  • Private Party
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We are based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.


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  • Price from £2000
    Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute)

    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    Our Fee includes Full PA system, Van Hire and travel expenses.

    Show can be either a 2 x 45 mins set plus encore, a Full 2 hour set, a 90 min set, or a 60 min set.

    Johnny2bad Set List:

    Set List 1

    Start with intro

    1. Here I Am

    2. Grooving

    3. Homely Girl

    4. Dream a Lie - (Medley)

    5. Bring me your Cup - (Medley)

    6. Love is all is Alright

    7. If it Happens Again

    8. Way you do Things you do

    9. Sweet Sensation

    10. Johnny2bad

    11. One in Ten

    12. Present Arms

    13. Cherry oh Baby

    14. Stick By Me

    Set List 2

    15. Wild World (Maxi Priest cover)

    16. Maybe Tomorrow - (Medley)

    17. Where did I Go Wrong - (Medley)

    18. Who you Fighting For - (Medley)

    19. Rat in the Kitchen - (Medley)

    20. Sweat - (Inner Circle)

    21. I'll Be your Baby Tonight

    22. Can't Help Falling in Love

    23. Purple Rain (Ali Campbell )

    24. Kingston Town - (Medley)

    25. Impossible Love - (Medley)

    26. Baby Come Back


    27. Food For Thought

    28. Red Red Wine

    Extra song:

    29. Sing our own Song

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1 Set List

Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute) Setlist
Here I Am
Homely Girl
If it Happens Again /Way you do things you do
Maybe Tomorrow /Where did i go Wrong /Who your Fighting For /Rat in the Kitchen
Cherry Oh Baby
Can't Help Falling in Love
Kingston Town /Impossible Love
Red Red Wine
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight /Can't help falling in Love
Ali Campbell
Purple Rain
Dream A Lie / Bring me your Cup
One in Ten
Present Arms

2 Tracks


35 Reviews

Wendy Davies

Brilliant performance yesterday by Johnny2bad (UB40 tribute) at Derbyshire Sausage & Cider festival 2017 xxx
- Wendy Davies - Derby Sausage & Cider festival, Derby

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Clare O'keefe

My first festival and ub40 tribute Johnny2bad was absolutely fantastic, the best i've ever seen.. look forward to seeing them in the future...
- Clare O'Keefe - Somerset tribute Fest, Yeovil, Somerset

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Linda Michelle Rees

Awesome performance at Glastonbarry tribute fest guys!!! Loved it! Best act all weekend x
- Linda Michelle Rees - GlastonBarry tribute fest, Barry, South Wales
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Ruth O'brien

You guys were Fantastic at Glastonbarry tribute Fest 2017, best by far!
- Ruth O'Brien - GlastonBarry tribute festival, Barry, South Wales

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Kelly Jenkins

Absolutely Amazing performance.. my favourite act of the whole weekend. Fingers Crossed for Glastonbarry 2018.
- Kelly Jenkins - GlastonBarry tribute festival, Barry, South Wales

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Aaron & Samantha Jane Cartwright

A big thank you to Johnny2Bad (UB40 tribute) for performing at our wedding reception. You were amazing and everyone who attended loved you! It is rare to see a dance floor filled from start to finish at a wedding but you guys managed it! We would most definitely recommend you for future events and will be making sure we attend your gigs in the future!

Aaron & Samantha Cartwright (Wedding Performance @ The Belfry Hotel - Saturday 15th July 2017

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Lauren Wood

What an outstanding band that are fab at performing. Love them every year.
Lauren Wood - Northfield Beach Festival, Birmingham

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Jeannie Panache

You were pretty awesome at this year's GlastonBarry tribute fest [url hidden] we get to see you again..

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Anthony Jamie Fullick

Thanks for the fantastic night at Clarach bay. I have loads of videos of your gig I'll upload them as soon as I'm home.
- Anthony Jamie Fullick - Clarach Bay Holiday Park, Wales

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Kevin Swift

Thanks for a superb night at Clarach Bay.
- Kevin Swift - Clarach Bay holiday park, Wales
Worth going to be entertained superbly and professionally

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Jane Lowry

Brilliant band entertained everyone x would highly recommend them so friendly and professional x thank you x

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Lulu Lucy

Awesome evening with Johnny2bad band at White Horse Bunn leisure centre in Selsey. Thank You !!
- Lulu Lucy - White Horse Holiday Park (Bunn Leisure), Selsey.

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Lauren Matthews

Had such a good night tonight, Johnny 2 Bad were amazing as always, lovely seeing you all again and definitely won't leave it so long next time!
- Lauren Matthews - The JamHouse, Birmingham.

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Sam Robinson

Best night I have had out!!! Brilliant and will definitely be going again!! Thank you sooo much to my girl Lauren for inviting me...
- Sam Robinson - The JamHouse, Birmingham.

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Karen Wilson

What a Brilliant night I had tonight at The Jam House.. Johnny2bad were Fantastic. I love how you guys get in and interact with the Audience.
- Karen Wilson - The JamHouse, Birmingham.

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Michelle Coleman Blanche

Just had to write a post on you guys. We came to see you last week at The Diamond in Notts. Not a big UB40 fan but oh my goodness you got me dancing. The sound was amazing and your show was bang on. The whole gig was first class and would most definitely come and see you again. Loved it when you came and played in the audience. Pure showmen.

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Amanda Ball

Had an absolutely amazing night last night at the White Horse Selsey. I loved the way you interacted with the audience. Thank you so much.
- Amanda Ball - White Horse holiday park (Bunn Leisure), Selsey.

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Dave Reade

awesome night at the robin2 last night. best band i've seen in ages. just amazing. big love.
- Dave Reade - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Mitra Rose Nami

Great gig at Cadbury Club lastnite. You guys smashed it. Such a good night. Thanks. X
- Mitra Rose Nami - Cadbury Club, Birmingham.

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Tracey Ann Lintott

Last night at the Cadbury Club, you guys were wicked me and hubs had a good night.. thanks Johnny2bad will see you all again soon.
- Tracey Ann Lintott - Cadbury Club, Birmingham.

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Jackie Brough

Absolutely brilliant night at robin 2 tonight amazing atmosphere the band really got everyone going by showing they too were enjoying their performance and interacting ..with the crowd will definitely be seeing them again and highly recommending them to my friends
Jackie Brough - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Allison Griffiths

Been a fan of yours for years. I didn't think you guys could get any better but what a fantastic night. New singer was brilliant and fit in well with rest of the band. Well done J2B .
- Alison Griffiths - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Hllary James

Been seeing Johnny2bad for a few years and I've seen members come and go but last night got to see the new singer and some new band members, and OMG what a fantastic evening! we had a great time and were blown away by you guys.... Amazing well done
- Hilary James - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Susan Humpage

Saw you guys at robin 2 last night, totally brilliant.
- Susan Humpage - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Donna Doughty

Brilliant night at Robin 2 in Bilston, well done lads... keep up the amazing work u all do.
- Donna Doughty - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Linda Justlinda

Just one word for last night at the Robin 2 with [url hidden]. They all have so much talent and they are all lovely friendly guys.
- Linda Justlinda - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Becky Blower

Absolutely bloomin brilliant evening at the Robin 2 Bilston last night! Johnny2bad you are ace! Can't wait to see you all again
- Becky Blower - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Carla Yates

Top night off... We went "out out"!! We laughed, we danced, we laughed some more.. Johnny2badband smashed it once again. Feckin love 'em! My poor feet are absolutely wrecked but it was totally worth it.
- Carla Yates - Robin 2, Bilston.

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Sarah Owen

Thank you all so much. You rocked us good and we had so many compliments from our clients, thanks to Kaz Evans for the heads up, and to anybody wondering whether this band are worth [url hidden] it from a venue owner, they are amazing. Professional, talented and they deliver. See you all in August. We can't wait, best wishes for a great summer from all at the Waterfront. Xx
- Sarah Owen - The Waterfront Bar, Shrewsbury.

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Steve Pagett

Superb band, I had them at Oakengates theatre in Telford on Saturday, they had the place rocking, get & see them you won't be disappointed.
- Steve Pagett (Soul Promotions) - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

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Jessica Lewis

Thank you to Johnny2badband for making our wedding reception amazing! Jason Woodend and I would like to say a massive Thank you for a night to remember!
- Jessica Lewis - Clearwell Castle, Gloucester

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Kaz Evans

Thank you guys for a really, really great night. Loving the new material. Next date Waterfront Bar in Shrewsbury, can't wait xx
- Kaz Evans - Oakengates Theatre, Telford.

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John Hall

Hi, My Fiancée and myself saw you at the Belfry on Friday night and thought you was all fantastic and did blow us away. My Fiancée is a big UB40 too, and she was really impressed. Finally what you did to Purple Rain, was truly amazing!!!!
- John Hall - Bel Air nightclub @ Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield, B'ham.

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Louise Edwards

I had an absolutely FANTASTIC birthday party thanks to these very talented guys !!!!! Thank you and will defo be seeing you again soon.
- Louise Edwards - St Georges Cricket Club, Telford

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Thomas Scarrott

Johnny2bad are in my opinion the best tribute band around. Incredible sound and top musicians. Already booked to headline #ParcFest in August 2017.

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