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Madness sign new One Step Beyond artwork at Camden Town deli

House of Fun band are celebrating 40 years in the business

17 October, 2019

Madness sign the artwork planned for Albert Street

SKA legends Madness sat down at their favourite Camden Town deli yesterday (Wednesday) where a new artwork is set to help mark their 40 years in the music business.

Suggs and co drank coffee – and caught up with their favourite weekly read (see photo) – at the Ferreira Delicatessen as artist Jason Howarth showed them his new painting.

The signed mural will hang on the side of the popular lunch spot in Albert Street. The picture is part of celebrations marking four decades of music.

Originally called The North London Invaders, the band became Madness in 1979 and began playing gigs at venues like the Dublin Castle in Parkway. Their evergreen hits include Baggy Trousers, House Of Fun and It Must Be Love.

Mr Howarth created an Amy Winehouse mural that was sprayed on the deli’s wall after the Back To Black singer died in 2011.

The Ferreira deli’s Victor Correira

The new Madness mural, officially launched next month, is due to be fixed to the deli’s wall behind a perspex screen. It recreates the famous bendy knees seen on the cover of One Step Beyond.

Deli manager Victor Correira said the band were regular customers and enjoyed a “nice coffee and a nice pastry”.

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