Please note that there is a strict limit of 3000 tickets this year

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20 Live Bands in three marquees, 3x disco’s, Stand-up Comedy Show, Magician, Bike/Trike Show by 100% Biker magazine, big raffle, Entertainment & rides for kids, Cheap Beer (3 x Bars - including ‘Real Ale’ bar featuring a range of 30 beers and ciders), Loads of Trade Stands & lots of other good stuff.
This event sold out in advance last year and will do again this year so book your tickets early.
Pre-booked tickets (before April 25th) £20.00, Gate price £25.00. Car parking £10.00 (free disabled parking with blue badge).
All none blue-badge holders MUST arrange car parking in advance. Any caravans or campervans MUST make prior arrangement.
STRICT 3,000 ticket limit.
Strictly No Dogs Allowed (except guide dogs).
Make cheques payable to NABD and send to:
Unit 20, The Bridgewater Centre, Robson Avenue, Urmston, Manchester, M41 7TE. (Enclose A5 stamped addressed envelope).
Credit card payments available via telephone 0844 415 4849 or via the NABD online shop
Trade and other enquiries, 0844 415 4849 or e-mail


What's on?

Friday 7th

Adults Only Marquee

Russ Page Roadshow 4:00
Undercover 6:30 - 8:00
Bad Dog 8:30 - 10:00
The Jalapenos 10:30 - 12:00

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Mad Boris Disco 5:30
5th Element 6:45 - 7:45
Final Conflict 8:15 - 9:45
Fugitive 10:15 - 11:45

Real Ale Marquee

Déjà Vu Disco Roadshow 5:30
Stevie Simpson 7:30 - 8:30
Becca Williams 8:45 - (:30
T-Bone 10:00 - 11:30

Saturday 8th

100% Biker - Custom Bike & Trike show – 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Adults Only Marquee

Russ Page Roadshow 11:00
Tbone Jones 12:00 - 12:50
The Frog & Bucket Comedy Roadshow 1:00 - 4:00
The Bucket Bangers 5:00 - 6:00
Bike/Trike show Trophies 6:00 - 6:30
Exhibit A 6:30 - 8:00
Special NABD Awards & Raffle 8:00 - 8:30
Hotrod 55 8:30 - 10:00
Rubicon 10:30 - 12:00
Strippers 12:00 - 12:40

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Mad Boris Disco 12:00
Glenn Scott 1:30 - 3:30
Children’s Treasure Hunt 3:30 - 5:00
The Micradotts 6:00 - 7:30
The P.L.O.T. 8:00 - 9:30
The Mick Rutherford Band 10:00 - 11:30

Real Ale Marquee

Déjà Vu Disco Roadshow 4:30
Damien Russell 6:00 - 6:45
The Dangleberry 7:00 - 8:00
Tracey Browne 8:30 - 9:45
Adrian Byron Burns 10:15 - 11:45

Compéres: -

Adults Only Marquee

Rick Hulse

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Ian Taylor

Real Ale Marquee

Stevie Simpson

Question and Answers

Will I be able to pay on the gate?

As you have no doubt already noticed we have put a 3,000 ticket limit on the You’ve Been Nabbed rally. There are several reasons for this, including the fact that we just don’t get enough volunteer marshals to cover the event being any bigger (see info below). Last year we sold out well before the rally, so it is inevitable that some people this year will be disappointed at getting turned away.

I don’t know if the event will sell out in advance but I can say for certain that once we have sold 3,000 tickets nobody else will be permitted through the gate whatever sob-story they come up with! So if you want to guarantee your place at the event I strongly advise you to buy a ticket in advance.

Where is it?

The rally is at Astle Park, on the A535 Holmes Chapel Rd, Chelford, Cheshire. The nearest motorway access is Junction 18 of the M6 (Holmes Chapel), which is about 7 miles away.
Sat Nav co-ordinates are 53.258920, -2.276412 (53° 15' 32" N, 2° 16' 35" W). There's no postcode - it's a field! Here's a map from Google: -

I'd like to put a flyer in my local bike shop

Thank you! the more the merrier - here's a selection to choose from: -

flyer 1 (pdf 79k)
flyer 2 (pdf 128k)


There are two to choose from: -

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What about Cars and Vans?

Most cars and vans will only be permitted on site if they have booked a vehicle pass in advance from the office (after giving a valid reason, eg bringing the kids etc). Vehicle passes will be £10.00 each.
N.B. We are not trying to stop all cars, the aim is to stop the scallies and non-bikers from coming.

Cars & Vans with a blue badge

If you have a valid blue (disabled parking) badge you will have no need to arrange passes in advance and there will be no charge for your vehicle (but the person whose photo is on the badge must be in the vehicle).

Caravans and Campervans

All caravans and campervans must book a pass in advance and they will be charged £30.00 (unless a valid medical need can be shown). This rule applies even if you have a valid blue badge. (The little ‘teardrop’ type of caravans people tow commonly with trikes are exempt from any extra charge or the need for a special pass).

Can I bring my own beer?

NO! Alcohol will not be permitted through the gate as we will be selling a good selection of beers wines and spirits at good prices on all three bars. Remember, this is a fundraiser for NABD, all profits from the bars help toward adapting vehicles for disabled riders. Also, glass bottles are not allowed in public areas.

Can I bring my dog?

Dogs will not be permitted on site at any time (Except guide dogs). Please note that other disability/aid dogs will only be permitted by prior arrangement. This is non negotiable and anybody arriving with a dog will be turned away even if they have tickets.

Bike & Trike Show

Bikes brought in on trailers and trikes that are towed in will not be allowed to take part in the show on Saturday afternoon. So if you don't ride it, don't bring it.

I'd like to bring a trade stall

For trade and other enquiries, please call us on 0844 415 4849 during normal office hours, or email

Entertainment -Friday

Adults Only Marquee

Russ Page Roadshow starts 4:00pm (ish)


Undercover: (6:30pm - 8:00pm). A four-piece Stockport band who play rock and blues covers. Their hard-hitting style has won many fans and over the years they have played many gigs throughout the North-West. Songs by ZZ Top, Cream, Hendrix, Joe Walsh and Pink Floyd are included in the set as well as a smattering of blues played in the "Undercover style". A great band with an "in your face" vocalist and a bass player to remember. This will be their first time at an NABD event.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog: (8:30pm – 10:00pm). This five piece Nottingham-based outfit cover rock based anthems from an eclectic list including Abba, Blondie, The Faces, The Undertones, Rainbow and The Who. Tight 4-part harmonies, a terrific female lead, some phenomenal keyboard work and blistering guitar give them a sound all of their own that should ensure them a lot more work on the bike rally scene. Back by massively overwhelming demand.

The Jalapenos

The Jalapenos: (10:30pm – Midnight). This three-piece ensemble from the Wirral has links with the NABD going back almost 15 years. At the 2007 You’ve Been Nabbed rally they blew us all away with their unique blend of testicle tightening Rock & Roll from the 50’s & 60’s, R&B classics and a smattering of songs off their current album Loquisimo. They are back by overwhelming popular demand and they have assured me that this year they will be wearing even sicker looking shirts.

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Mad Boris Disco starts 5:30pm (ish)

5th Element

5th Element: (6:45pm – 7:45pm). Are a five-piece classic rock covers band gigging in venues across the Northwest. Their set lists include tracks by Whitesnake, AC/DC, The Kinks, Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Buzzcocks, ZZ Top, and more. Though they are no strangers to motorcycle events this will be their first performance at an NABD event.

Final Conflict

Final Conflict: (8:15pm – 9:45pm). Think Floyd? Not a Pink Floyd ‘tribute band’ but certainly a salute to them. Final Conflict are a very impressive band who play their own songs in their own way but are very much akin to Pink Floyd in style and sound. There are also hints of Genesis, Yes, Rush and possibly a touch of Marillion in the mix that gives Final Conflict a soulful edge that sets them apart from anything you have heard on the rally scene before.


Fugitive: (10:15pm – 11:45pm). In-your-face Rock band from Merseyside, no strangers to the bike scene. Performing a mixture of classic rock covers and tracks off their debut album ‘Fuel’ they have already impressed the hell out of audiences at The Autumn Nabd’ness rally, The Farmyard, and the Welsh Motorcycle Show at Builth Wells (to name but a few). A real bikers band, they even have their own rally club.

Real Ale Marquee

Creature’s Déjà Vu Disco starts 5:30pm (ish)

Stevie Simpson
Stevie Simpson: (7:30pm – 8:30pm). Stevie is our resident host and compere on the Real Ale Marquee stage. Stevie is gutsy, edgy and raw, a hardcore, barstool troubadour with a voice as raw as cigarettes and single malt in a back-street bar late on a Saturday night. With covers from as broad a range as Steve Earl, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc and some of his own material from his days with country band ‘Cactus Jack’ Stevie has become a much loved part of the UK bike rally scene. In January 2010 Stevie became the latest in an illustrious line of official NABD Patrons.

Becca Williams

Becca Williams: (8:45pm - 9:30pm). Becca Williams has been playing the circuit as a solo singer/songwriter for quite some time. In 2008 she formed a group called Becca and the Broken Biscuits which features Becca on vocals and guitar accompanied by Joel Roberts on Double Bass and Anne Stuart on Cello (with an occasional appearance by Tracey Brown providing backing vocals/harmony). At You’ve Been Nabbed 19, Becca will be returning to her roots with a solo performance of thoughtful and emotional music that should prove to be a treat for those who enjoy music that touches the soul.


T-Bone: (10:00pm – 11:30pm). With their roots fixed in the country music scene for many years T-Bone came onto the bike rally scene like a breath of fresh air 4 years ago. Together with some of their own terrific original songs they boast a repertoire of classic covers ranging from The Eagles to Steppenwolf, Credence Clearwater to Steve Earl. Of particular note are their incredible cover of The Weight (Robbie Robertson & The Band 1968) and their brilliant piss-take of ‘formula’ country music ‘My Dog’s Got No Legs’ written by lead singer Powk who has been a biker since the bronze age. T-Bone split up a few years ago and have only recently reformed. Obviously we had to have them back at the You’ve Been Nabbed rally.


100% Biker - Custom Bike & Trike show  (12:00noon – 5:00pm) – Main Arena

Adults Only Marquee

Russ Page Roadshow starts 11:00am

TBone Jones

TBone Jones: (12:00noon – 12:50pm). Known to many of you as the front man from the terrific Country/Rock band T-Bone, Mr Jones is this year gracing us with a solo performance of country/rock songs heavily laced with humour. If you’ve found yourself taking life and its problems a little too seriously lately just let TBone Jones put it all back into its truly silly perspective for you.

The Frog & Bucket

The Frog & Bucket Comedy Roadshow: (1:00pm – 4:00pm). Six brilliant comedy acts to ensure an afternoon of raucous laughter and aching ribs courtesy of Manchester’s Famous Frog & Bucket Comedy Club in Association with Smacked Arse comedy shows (see below for full details).

The Bucket Bangers

The Bucket Bangers: (5:00pm – 6:00pm). Are a four-piece blues & rock band from Atherton, Manchester.
They started life as a group of friends meeting up once a week to have a jam session and sing along in a local pub. Since formally becoming a band they have been developing a lengthy repertoire of classic blues covers with a good mixture over slow and upbeat blues such as Thrill is gone By BB King, Need your love so bad by Fleetwood Mac and Bullfrog Blues by Rory Gallagher.

Bike/Trike show Trophies: (6:00pm – 6:30pm).

Exhibit A

Exhibit A: (6:30pm - 8:00pm). A Nottingham based four-piece rock covers band with an infectious party atmosphere enthusiasm, energetic front man, pounding drums, solid bass and kick ass guitars. Exhibit A have developed a reputation for storming pubs, clubs & rallies with a highly charged blend of rock through the ages, from the classics to the present day. In 2009 they had the 100% biker marquee at the Farmyard Party bouncing like a fat girls tits. This will be their first performance at You’ve Been Nabbed.

Special NABD Awards & Raffle: (8:00pm – 8:30pm).

Hotrod 55

Hotrod 55: (8:30pm – 10:00pm). Think of the best Rockabilly band you ever saw, then double the talent and inject the sort of style that turns a good act into a class act. With influences from rockers Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis to The Stray Cats, Hot Rod 55 whip up a storm with their dynamite and slick delivery of some of the greatest Rock and Roll and Rockabilly numbers ever to grace the planet. With a huge Brian Setzer influence they tear through old songs with a modern twist and new songs in a rock and roll style.


Rubicon: (10:30pm – Midnight). A quality four piece band from the Midlands with a set list that reads like a lexicon of rock classics featuring everything from George Thorogood to Thin Lizzy and Bad Company to Whitesnake. Rubicon have cut a swathe through the bike scene over the past few years. Amongst their many gigs in 2009 they earned rave reviews for performances at You’ve Been Nabbed 18, The Farmyard Party, NABD by the Trossachs and Autumn Nabd’ness. This Headline spot at You’ve Been Nabbed 19 should prove to be an explosive set of immense proportions.


Strippers: (Midnight – 12:40am). Two lovely exotic dancers to close the live entertainment on stage with a jiggle and a smile.

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Mad Boris Disco starts 12:00noon

Glenn Scott

Glenn Scott: (Children’s Entertainer): (1:30pm – 3:30pm).
The best in the business and a biker too! Glenn has a natural rapport with kids that he uses to great effect whether he is enthralling them with clever illusions or getting them involved in a manic game. A mixture of magic and mayhem to keep the little buggers engrossed throughout Saturday afternoon.
Glenn and his team of Street Circus folk will also be wandering the site with impromptu al-fresco entertainment throughout the day and are happy to give anybody young or old a quick lesson in juggling and other circus skills.


Children’s Treasure Hunt: (3:30pm – 5:00pm). That should keep the little-buggers busy searching the site for clues to win stuff to rot their teeth and make them fat and spotty.

The Micradotts

The Micradotts: (6:00pm – 7:30pm). An energetic New-Wave covers band from Oldham, featuring classic tracks from the likes of The Clash, The Jam, The Sex Pistols etc.
No strangers to NABD events in the past, they have also been extremely well received at the Farmyard & Yorkshire Pudding Rally.

The P.L.O.T.

The P.L.O.T. (Primeval Leviathan Of Truth): (8:00pm – 9:30pm). Is a three-piece “old school” rock extravaganza from Cheshire. For several years now they have been gigging hard, doing mainly covers, such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake, Rainbow, also blues covers, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, ZZ Top etc…. The list is pretty much endless. They have also recorded an album of all original material. Classic Rock magazine gave them a glowing 8 out of 10 review and then in the following issue they were voted number 48 in the top 50 releases of the year. They are no strangers to the northwest bike scene but this will be their first time performing at an NABD event.

The Mick Rutherford Band

The Mick Rutherford Band: (10:00pm – 11:30pm). The musical Palaeontologists amongst you will remember Mick Rutherford when he was young. He was bloody good then, but he has improved like a fine wine over the thousand years he has been in the business of Blues and Rock music. Not one to fade with age Mick’s band have recently had a huge bout of success in the I-Tunes Blues Download Charts, reaching number 4 in the American singles charts and number 2 in the UK album charts.
Consummate professionals with talent oozing out of every pore, the marquee will be rocking fit-to-bust as it was in last years 100% Biker Party at the Farmyard. They say “there is no substitute for experience”, I think The Mick Rutherford Band are a perfect example of the truth in that statement.

Real Ale Marquee

Creature’s Déjà Vu Disco starts at 4:30pm

Damien Russell

Damien Russell: (6:00pm – 6:45pm). Is a young whipper-snapper with the soul of an old cynic. Luckily this convoluted personality disorder is complimented nicely by a shit-load of talent. He is currently running both a Blues band and a Punk band but it is for his solo performance that he has been booked for You’ve Been Nabbed 19. He has been an NABD volunteer, supporter and event marshal for many years but this will be his first performance at the You’ve Been Nabbed event.

The Dangleberry

The Dangleberry: (7:00pm – 8:00pm). The dangleberry is a well-known, well-established individual based in Pickering, Yorkshire who has over the past 18 years acquired a loyal following from playing gigs all over the region. He now plays a set of lively covers and originals and always entertains the crowds, involving them through his talent for audience interaction.
Over the last few years he’s played all over the place from Norway to America, and probably the biggest ‘claim to fame’ was a blinding set and a guest performance by Neil Morrissey, with a rendition of ‘Bob the Builder’ (Don’t ask?) In his own words: “The Dangleberry is fully blown acoustic nonsense!”

Tracey Browne

Tracey Browne: (8:30pm – 9:45pm). Back by popular demand following her terrific solo performances at YBN18, Autumn Nabd’ness and the Farmyard party last year. You’ve Been Nabbed 19 will see the official unveiling of Tracey’s new band (including violin) to add even more dimensions to her unique sound. Tracey’s ability to write stunningly good songs is perfectly complimented by her charismatic and soulful voice. In a decade that seems to specialise in making untalented off-key canaries famous despite their inability to carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, it is a pure joy to listen to the beautiful songs of Tracey Browne.

Adrian Byron Burns

Adrian Byron Burns: (10:15pm – 11:45pm). Ask anybody what music is; and the word “entertainment” will quite rightly crop-up, but we sometimes forget that music is also an “art form”. Adrian Byron Burns is a choice reminder of that fact. I saw Adrian at couple of years ago at the Yorkshire Pudding rally immediately after my comedy show. I sat enthralled throughout his whole set and got as drunk as a very drunk thing while enjoying the best solo blues performance I have ever seen. At you’ve Been Nabbed 18 he captivated and astounded the audience in the Real Ale marquee; this year I could do no less than ask him to return as the headliner on that stage. It’s pointless trying to describe the performance of a man with such a unique style so I’ll merely state that if you want to see a performance that you will be telling all of your mates about for weeks. Make sure you see Adrian Byron Burns, but don’t block my view….

Your Hosts: -

Adults Only Marquee

rick and shaun


Rick Hulse: The NABD Chairman will once again be the Host & Compere for the Adults Only marquee. Regulars will know what an unpredictable show that can mean but we live in hope that one day he will behave himself at least for ten minutes. You never know which personality will come to the fore with Rick. Will it be Professor Pierre O’Bollox (Mr Angry)? Will it be Mr Smacked Arse Comedy? Or will it be Mr NABD Chairman? Chances are that all three will emerge throughout the weekend (though all three at the same time would be a really neat trick).

Russ Page


The Russ Page Roadshow: Russ (the voice) is one of the best known and well-respected DJ’s on the bike rally circuit. His regular gigs include You’ve Been Nabbed, Autumn Nabd’ness, The Welsh Motorcycle Show and The Farmyard Party amongst many others. Last year he also added The Into The Valley rally to his list. Russ is a wheelchair user, which adds its own unique problems to DJ’ing at outdoor events, but being the consummate professional that he is, he has developed ways of dealing with these problems. We also have Russ to thank for the ‘enhanced’ lighting show in the Adult marquee.

Mulderrig’s Family Marquee

Ian Taylor


Ian Taylor: Ian is the Vice-Chairman of the NABD and this will be his second time as Host & Compere of the Mulderrig’s Family Marquee. Ian is a fine ambassador for the NABD and a damned fine example of a wheelchair user who grabs life in both hands and wrings every ounce of joy he can get out of it. He is also far less ‘sweary’ than the chairman (so far) and so hopefully better suited to compering the family marquee.

Mad Boris Disco#


The Mad Boris Disco: Grav & Stu have been DJ’ing in our family marquee since it came into existence and I’ve still no idea why it works so well. They seem to have a mysterious talent for getting people into a frenzy of manic partying without having to try too hard. Mind you, just about everything Grav (The Dark Lord of Custard) does is a complete mystery to me, and to be honest I think I prefer it that way. Suffice to say Grav and Stu will be whipping up a storm yet again this year, and once again at their own insistence, they are doing it for no money.

Real Ale Marquee

Stevie Simpson


Stevie Simpson: Stevie has been our resident host and compere on the Real Ale stage for the past few years and his inimitably receptive style has proven to be the perfect compliment to the more laid-back nature of the Real Ale Marquee. His natural ability to develop a rapport with an audience of bikers has made him the perfect host for this aspect of the You’ve Been Nabbed rally. Stevie also performed as host and compere at a number of other events last year including The Autumn Nabd’ness Family Marquee and “The BSH Big-Top” stage at the Farmyard party. Following on from this success; this year he has been offered the job as the resident host/compere of the Blues Marquee at the Farmyard party. In January 2010 Stevie also became the latest in an illustrious line of official “Patrons of the NABD”.



The Déjà Vu Disco Roadshow: You’re never quite sure who is in charge with Creature and Polly. Over the past few years Creature has established himself firmly as a resident DJ at the You’ve Been Nabbed rally. Creature’s magnificent fundraising efforts in support of the NABD over the past few years have also become legendary. But that isn’t why he got booked. He is booked for this rally because he is a bloody good DJ with a fine kit and an entertainer’s heart. (And Polly said she’d kill us all if we didn’t book him, and none of us want to tangle with a mad parrot).
Creatures own NABD fundraising event; The “Any Spare Change” rally is just one week after You’ve Been Nabbed and he will have tickets for sale in the Real Ale Marquee and on the NABD information stand. Do yourself a huge favour and get one, it’s an excellent rally only ten minutes ride from the BMF show at Peterborough.

The Frog & Bucket Comedy Roadshow

Ivan Brackenbury

Ivan Brackenbury (Headline Act)
Inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is the creation of Tom Binns, a former breakfast radio host on London's XFM as well as a stand-up comedian in his own right.
As himself, Tom Binns won the Jongleurs new act of the year, piloted his own chat show on Five called ‘Tom Binns Munchies’, and was one of the presenters on Channel 4 breakfast show ‘Rise’. He’s also appeared on ‘Knowing Me Knowing Yule’ With Alan Partridge and ‘Friday Night Armistice’ as a comic actor.
He created Ivan Brackenbury relatively early in his career, and the character appeared on Radio 1, Virgin Radio and GLR, before being rested as Binns developed his own radio career, which included landing XFM with a then-record £50,000 fine for talking about bestiality on air.
However, Brackenbury was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, where he was nominated for the if.comedy prize for the best show, and his Roadshow, complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit.
Ivan Brackenbury is Hospital Radio’s Flagship Presenter. He presents his ‘Disease Hour’ every week on Chesterfield and North Derbyshire Hospital Radio. He's also been heard on ‘Lee and Herring Fist of Fun’ on BBC Radio 1.
At The Farmyard Party 2009 Ivan Brackenbury headlined a huge comedy line-up in the Smacked Arse Comedy Show within the temporarily re-named 65% Biker Marquee, where he took the show to a standing ovation involving over 3,000 bikers.
In the last few days of 2009 Tom was outrageously sacked by some wankers at a Radio Station in the Midlands for making a joke about the Queens Christmas Speech.

Matt Reed

Mat Reed:
Mat Reed started comedy in 2001 as half of the double act Mat & Faron with Faron Smith. And as a solo act, he made the finals of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic award in 2002 and of the Leicester Comedian of the Year contest the following year.
Born and bred in Sunderland, Mat's affable style has won him fans across the land. He effortlessly plays the crowd with a natural rapport found in few comics. Mat, always ready and never disappointing will always make a good gig - great.
With so many gigs of every size under his belt, from 3000 to 30, there is pretty much no comedy situation Mat can't handle. Having played all the major clubs in the country (Comedy Store, Jongleurs, Roundhouse -Sheffield, The Glee, The Frog & Bucket) Mat is now also in great demand as MC for music festivals, burlesque nights and corporate work. As pleasant as he is wonderfully brutal Mat is a welcome addition to any comedy night entertaining the crowd while skilfully destroying the heckler.
In addition to enrapturing a huge audience of bikers at the Farmyard Party 2009 while performing in the Smacked Arse Comedy Show, he also served as the first ever compere for the BSH Big Top at the Farmyard Party where he added even more people to his already huge fan-base.

Ruff Daddy

Ruff Daddy

Britain's most unique stand-up comedian is two foot six inches of feisty drunken swearing Yorkshire pensioner.
"Like Les Dawson meets John Prescott pissed-up in a kebab shop". He has burst onto the UK comedy scene like an exploding fat girl.
If you think that sounds intriguing, there’s more...
Ruff Daddy has a wife, she’s ‘Bad Mama’ and she "takes no f’ing prisoners!"
Visionary insight and outright filth with puppetry so sharp it’ll get you over Kermit. Written and performed by Steve Wright and Simon Kerrigan this act is something totally unique in the genre of stand-up comedy!
Rick Hulse first saw Ruff Daddy when they performed on the same bill at Manchester’s famous Frog & Bucket comedy club in an "Asylum" show. He laughed so hard that he spilt his own drink (that really doesn’t happen very often). A packed room of hardened comedy club regulars and nine other comedy acts, including the marvellous Richard Herring, were smitten by a rude, grumpy, incredibly funny, beer-swilling puppet and there was no question that Ruff Daddy just had to be introduced to the bike rally scene. At the You’ve Been Nabbed 18 motorcycle rally, 2000+ people were in pain from laughing so hard and so long when Ruff Daddy and Bad Mama took centre stage in the Frog & Bucket Comedy Club Roadshow. Over the past twelve months Ruff Daddy has become an iconic comedy act on the bikers comedy circuit.

Debra-Jane Appelby

Debra-Jane Appelby

Winner of both The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and The Funny Women Comedy Award, Debra Jane Appelby is fast becoming one of the most popular comedians on the circuit.
She has appeared on Paramount Comedy’s The World Stands Up and BBC Radio 4’s28 Acts in 28 Minutes and is a regular on LBC and Radio 5 Live. With interest from Channel 4, Debra-Jane Appelby is making her mark on both the comedy circuit and the broadcasting industry.
Debra-Jane is a biker herself and this proved to be all the link she required to have the crowd at Farmyard 2009 lapping up her brilliant material. That was her first performance at a bikers rally and she has now become a very welcome addition to the long and illustrious list of Smacked-Arse Comedy Show performers who find bikers to be amongst the best audiences in the world.


New Comic? (Special guest act):
In keeping with the policy shared by both Manchester’s Famous Frog & Bucket Comedy Club and The NABD we will once again be proudly presenting a future comedy star to give them a step up on the ladder to a successful comedy career.
One ‘lucky’ member of the UK’s huge contingent of ‘up-and-coming’ comics will face the daunting task of entertaining a couple of thousand bikers in a huge tent, in a field, somewhere in Cheshire for no pay what-so-ever. So no pressure at all eh?

Rick Hulse

Rick Hulse (Host & Compére):
Rick Hulse's comedy style is brash, uncompromising and down-to-earth. Though the language can be raw, his insights into the world of, dieting, drugs, marriage, sex, and motorcycling never fail to entertain.
Having a twisted philosophical view on just about any subject, from ranting against life’s inequalities to musing on the design of human genitalia, makes for an unpredictable show. His long involvement in the biking scene, seventeen years as the Chairman of the NABD and thirteen years of writing comic fiction and manic articles under such names as Professor Pierre O’Bollox, M Phetamine and Shirley Crabtree, together with his off-hand Mancunian manner have made him a firm favourite in hosting bikers parties and rallies.
If you are looking for political correctness bring a microscope. Rick’s acerbic Mancunian wit bulldozes its way through life, the universe and everything (everything sex or alcohol related anyway).



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