The Macc Lads were a punk and hard rock band which were from Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. Self-proclaimed "rudest, crudest, lewdest, drunkest band in Christendom", The Macc Lads used irreverent, zany and foul-mouthed lyrics, political incorrectness, drinking, sexism and homophobia.
During the band's career they were banned, prevented from entering, or ejected from gigs in Macclesfield, London, Huddersfield, Bury, Cornwall, Blackpool, Colchester, Hull, Newcastle, Cleethorpes, Northampton, Leeds, Wigan, Lincoln, Bolton, Mansfield, Portsmouth, Cheltenham, Norwich and the USA.
A concert at the Birmingham Hummingbird in 1989 resulted in thousands of pounds worth of damage by fans. Vandalism included scaffolding from upper levels pulled apart and thrown onstage with also a broken toilet, pots of paint and ashtrays. Band members McCavity and Mutley suffered cut heads, and fans went on stage to fight road crew and stage security members Lockstock and Mungo.
The Lads's website states that at a gig in Cheltenham in 1991 a "bag of hot sick" was thrown at the band.
The band last performed together at a private show in 1997 for Muttley's local football team Mary Dendy, in Macclesfield. At that time, the line up was the four-piece of Muttley, Winston Dread, Al O'Peesha and Johnny Mard.
The last time the band were together was in 1999 for an interview at the Ivy House public house, Macclesfield, for The Bear's Head fan website. Present were Stez Styx, The Beater, Muttley and Al O'Peesha. The interview was conducted by Bear's Head contributor and fan Liquid Goblin.
The only member of the band to be with the band throughout their career was Mutley Mclad, real name Tristan O'Neill, who performed vocals, bass, and wrote lyrics. Other band members included:
The Beater - lead guitarist, backing vocals (lead vocals on Boddies), 1981-1986, 1986-1989, 1990-1991.,
Stez Styx - (real name Howard Minns) Drums, backing vocals (lead vocals on "Newcy Brown") 1981-1986, 1990-1991.,
Philip "Fast Fret" McCavity - Guitar, backing vocals, 1989-1990.,
Al O'Peesha- Guitar, piano, backing vocals 1991, 1993-1995. Died in 2005 in Stoke on Trent.,
Cheeky Monkey - Drums, backing vocals 1985-1986.,
Chorley the Hord - Drums, backing vocals 1986-1989,
Johnny Mard - Guitar, backing vocals 1993-1995,
Winston Dread - Drums, backing vocals 1993-1995,
Uncle Knobby - Guitar, backing vocals, 1986,
Barrel - Roadie, lead vocals on "Feed Your Face", 1985,
Binbag - lead vocals on "Dans Round Us 'Andbags", and "Fluffy Pup",
Stella Strict - lead vocals on "Two Stroke Eddie", live singer of Fluffy Pup in 1990.,
Young Man - lead vocals on "Failure With Girls", 1986