Hello. Chrissy Boy here, back where I belong.
Send me a question and I’ll answer it.
Within reason. Nothing about “when's the next gig” please. That’s
in the bit called “gigs” on the main page at the top. If you want
to just say hello to any of us, please feel free to post a comment.
Thanks CB x
Trumpet sheets and Morris vans
Hi, my name is CJ and I was wondering if you could please send me the trumpet sheets to most of your band's songs as well as what happened to the Morris Minor vans you guys used? PS nice guitar work and great stunts in the video for It Must Be Love! C.J.
Dear C.J. Trumpet sheet@£$%s?! Holy f..This is the best one this year and it's January 11th. You want ME to send YOU something that doesn't even exist..have a Guy. Learn the songs by ear develop you own style, that's what we used to do. Well, I did have a Roxy Music songbook I suppose. The vans ended up in India cut in half and turned into trailers, I think. The guitar got all bent after being underwater. We tried to dry it out with a hairdryer and take it back to the hire company but they weren't having it.So we bought it and it was in a lot of Stiff videos therafter... yours C[J]B
where was your best time you all enjoyed from all the gigs youve done on this tour. and how did the news eve gig go. we had a wicked time at london o2. send my luv to sexy barson and the adorable mr smash xx thanks sugs for the pic @ regents street xx GOD BLESS HAPPY NEW YEAR XXX AWAIT WHAT U NUTTY BOYS CONJUR UP NEXT XXX viki
Dear Viki No swearing please, this is a f********g family s*ite. Best gig personally, Glasgow. Very emotional. CB
New Year Question: Hi CB, Sorry I was so P**sed over New Year, I couldnt actually see straight to wish u a happy new year! So I'm goin to hold u guys 2 comin to Weston soon to bring the ska gang 2gether for some Mad fun!! c u soon. xx Jade
Dear Jade Oh dear what are you like? I was bit the same myself.. CB
Hi Chris, happy new year to you all. I got the One Step Beyond re-issue which is bloody marvellous!
It looks like you are re-issuing all the other albums soon, including "the Madness" album, but not Mad not Mad? (according to the sleeve notes in the OSB re-issue) Is this right? Cos that was a classic album in my mind..
Hope you guys have a good 2010, to carry on from such a great 30th year.... al the best Steve Harris
Dear Steve Mad not Mad was still owned by EMI/Virgin so they have the rights to it. However, they are re releasing it and it looks very good. CB
Hi Chris, Im the weirdo who drove all the way fron Cardiff to Edinburgh for New yrs eve to see you... I had enclosure tickets ( thank god as no one else could see anything from the gardens tee hee ). Was worth the trip tho as you were all amazing...how cold was it tho !!!Suggs was shit faced before you started which was so funny ! I have never heard him like that before. Did you all enjoy it or was it work on new yrs eve for you?, I was surprised yet pleased you actually brought the new yr in. I had the best New Yrs Eve ever as we made a road trip of it & did the Lakes on way up & York on way back ...I did look out for you next day to give you a lift to Brighton as promised !! Helen X
Dear Helen I was on easyjet which cost about £80. Are you scared of flying? Well done anyway. thanks CB
Hi Chrissy Boy,just to let you know I thought your 2 recent gigs in Scotland were magic! (o2 academy and hogmanay Edinburgh) At both gigs I was at the front right in front of you,I just missed out on the clock you threw into the crowd just before the bells! Thanks again for 2 brilliant nights and hope to see you again soon,all the best for 2010 to you and the rest of the team . Vinny
thanks Vinny. Our last show of the year and ....our first..They want that clock back... CB
Chris...the lads have not stopped talking about the great gig in Belfast recently, infact, the dukebox in our local has been playing none stop Madness since the 29th December. Now we want more, so was wondering if you will be touring in 2010, and if so, will Belfast be back on the Nutty boys list of places to play. Think its fair to say that Madness 09 tour has revived the group again, and bring it on mate, the more the better....Have a great 2010 and send all our best wishes to all the lads from everyone in Northern Ireland..
thanks Willis Any new gigs will........................BE ON THE GIGS PAGE. CB
hi my husband and his friend was at the madness concert in the oddessy on the 29/12/09 and they thought it was brill they were wondering if you can get a dvd from that night i phoned the oddessy but they said they never knew anything about it if you know anything about a dvd could you email me back
Dear Barbara There will not be a DVD, the filming was to show on the screens. CB
as I tried to re-digitize my (now over 20 year old) 12" versions of your singles over Xmas, trying to get rid of those dust crackles, I wonder if you guys can do it better from your master tapes... I desperatelly would love to get a 12" compilation of your singles; will that ever happen? take care and hope to see yo live again in Dortmund - thank you
Dear Stephan As we re release the albums this year, the 12" mixes will be included. thanks CB
I just wanted to firstly say thank you so much for a fantastic show in belfast on the 29th, I hope you enjoyed the show too. Also for giving me and my dad another chance to get to meet you again, and thank you for helping me and my dad to meet Suggs again. We are once again taken-a-back by your kindness and understanding. Thank you so much. I hope too see you and the guys back in belfast.
Secondly I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful and successful 2010.
lots of love and thank yous from your very loyal Nutty Girl Emma
thanks Emma and I'm glad the usb thing worked.. Chris
hi chris ,a big thanks to you and the rest of the lads for a great night in edinburgh last night ,cant think of a better way to start the new year than with yourselves and 100 000 others ,did you and the rest of the band enjoy it ....all the best for 2010 ,a very happy new year to yourselves and all the nutty people moray
I am only 10 and became obseesed with the band in May 2009. On December 15th 2009 I went to see you play in manchester as part of the total madness tour and it was brill. Loads of my friends in Year 6 know and love your songs. So have a happy new year from me. Love, Cx
hi chris, the suit took some effort but was worth it. we couldnt work out all the headlines off your suits so used a couple of the main ones then made some up of our own. we then put it onto a disk and took it to a specialist material printers. we took the material to a bespoke tailors who ran up the suit. was worth the effort we think and was very worrying, only got the suit 36 hours before the wedding!. is there a trick to getting backstage passes to a gig or is it pot luck? would make my day to meet you guys but enough grovelling for now. thanks chris and best wishes for 2010 to all you guys. Alvey
Dear Alvey It looked really good. We took the headlines from an article about South Africa in the Guardian I think it Soweto blood bath. The song was about the situation in South Africa. Jolly pop band eh? all the best CB
Happy 2010! Hope Edinburgh was fun! I was wondering if you played either side of midnight and if so, which songs did you do? They wouldn't be the same, but...
I saw in the new decade at my Sunday quiz pub where DJ Gordonzola was playing cheesy tunes till the dying minutes of 2009. Then... One Step Beyond! Followed by a bit more One Step Beyond because he'd timed it wrong. Then the countdown, party poppers, a few choruses of Auld Lang Syne - next, House of Fun! So my last and first tunes of the old and new decade were Madness even though I couldn't make it up to Edinburgh! My friend thought I had the DJ on remote. Actually he thought I'd put in a request while he was in the loo or wherever. I hadn't. It was just one of those lovely things. After Too Much, Too Young I came home because I've been poorly. (I was drinking water in a pub!! On NYE!!)
Anyway happy new year to you all!! Hope 2010 is as fun and prosperous as the last one. I've just had the best year! As I'm sure have many fans. Thank you!
happy new year first of all to you and your family and to all the guys and their familes.
do you know who could i ask re the offical photographers who were taking photos of you guys on stage and of the crowd at bournmouth, plymouth and the o2.... i know there are some good ones of us in the crowd.. yes i was at all three fab by the way
plan to see you in milan to celebrate my birthday i will be 45.# bloody hell 45 years old and still feel 16 and like to have a good skank still...... lol
hope to meet you guys at the end..in milan
hmnnnnnnnn would love to buy you all a beverage of your choice and have a good natter..
here is to a fantastic 2010 and to forever young doing well which i am sure it will( its on order)
Dear Netty The photographers? Sorry I didn't catch their names. A good idea would be to contact our management - there is a link on this site. thanks CB
Hi Chris, i was 18 when i last saw Madness, some years ago now, i finally got to see you all again at the 02, you where amazing, managed to get myself down the front, got some good piccies, (though hubby said not to use them all up on Chas, wellll.. i didn't use them all up :oD) Just wanted to say a big thanks to you all, your all truelly the best have a fantasic 2010 you all deserve it xxx Carol
Myself and my wife are coming over to see you and the guys again in may ,we came to the birmingham and wolves gigs this dec,was great too see you all agin.
we wanted to wait behind to get pic's with you all at the gigs ,but had to get back home due to having a baby sitter,would it be possible to meet after the amsterdam gig at all,understand if you can not .
john and sarah harvey .
Dear John and Sarah I can't promise anything like this on behalf of the other band members. If you catch any of us we will all usually sign stuff and do photos. CB
Having missed the Newcastle Gig due to circumstances beyond my control I flew over to Belfast to see you guys - great gig despite the pick pockets!...just want to say thanks to Woody, Barso, Suggs and Chas who I bumped into at the airport on the return flight home -great to talk with you and cheers for signing my DM Boots....the dilemna I now have is do I ever wear them again or do I put them pride of place in the house?!
Dear Graham Sorry I missed you. Earlier flight. Wear one, put the other on the mantlepiece.. CB
Mate Guess What .....Its Shannan No Really Long Messages This Time (Thankfully) Just Wanted To Wish Madness And Their Familes A Huge Happy New Year Oh P.s About The Cupboard Been Turned Into A Full On House Of Fun I Am Truely Sorry Vut Lets Face It, It Looks Better With More Pics And You Have More Breathing Space Then You Did Before I Knocked Down That Boundry Wall Haha shannan Xxxxxxxx
Alright Chris. Was at the gig in Dublin on Monday, must say you guys are getting better with age! Class night. But where was Bedders??? That guy next to you done a good job but it wasn't him. Thankx Flicker, Athlone.
gigs Question: Just ordered myself a usb stick of Southend, nice to see that 'in the rain n tarzuns nuts' been added to set list (due too poxy recession) nearest i got to going :-( . Hope you all have a great new year hope too sewe you in 2010. Alan
Dear Alan Hope you can get out of the recession and see us next year. Check it out on youtube there are some great fan ones as well.. all the best CB
The Well of Souls Question: I'm totally hooked on the 'Liberty of Norton Folgate album, and am familiar with the area around Spitalfields, Brick Lane and so on. I am however, foxed by the reference to the reference to "The Well of Shadows". Can you illuminate? BobTheBrit
Dear Bob Not really, I'll ask Suggs. Could be some time.. CB
Morning Chris, LONF is in the top 10 list of best albums of 2009 in one of the dutch newspapers. I must say one of the classy ones (Volkskrant). They also had good, honest reviews on the album when it came out. Oh well, always good to know. By the way, I still enjoy reading Chris's cupboard and I must say that some off the stories you get are quit moving. It seems we Madness fans are one big world wide happy, peace loving, family minded, music loving lot who consider you gentlemen one of the family. ;)
thanks Andre, some of those stories are really great. CB