* Suggs is represented by Hannah Management for all things non-literary. United Agents only represents Suggs for books. *
Suggs is a singer, songwriter, DJ, actor and TV presenter who has become a household name in the UK. He is perhaps best known as lead singer with MADNESS who have had 24 top twenty hits and continue to tour. Suggs recently presented Suggs’ Italian Job for Sky and a second series of Disappearing London for ITV. He also has a successful solo singing career and is probably the nicest man in showbiz.
His autobiography THAT CLOSE was published in October 2013 by Quercus and stayed in the bestseller chart for many weeks.
Suggs is one of pop music's most enduring and likeable figures. Written with the assured style and wit of a natural raconteur, this hugely entertaining and insightful autobiography takes you from his colourful early life on a North London council estate, through the heady early days of Punk and 2-Tone, to the eighties, where Madness became the biggest selling singles band of the decade. Along the way he tells you what it's like to go globetrotting with your best mates, to sign away your entire song rights 'in perpetuity' and cause an earthquake in Finsbury Park.
Madness frontman Suggs takes us on a journey through the main drags and side streets of his beloved London town, uncovering the city's hidden treasures as he goes.
Armed with a spirit of adventure, a passion for London and a trusted A–Z, Suggs embarks on an unpredictable journey through the bustling main drags and little-known side streets to explore the eccentric story of his extraordinary home town. Having lived in London as man and boy, this is Suggs’s personal take on an ever-changing London, a city whose traditions and foibles are under threat from the march of time. From the suited and booted tailors of Savile Row to the sex traders of bohemian Soho, by way of quaint and quirky habitats, brilliant but beleaguered boozers, the exotic eateries that have made London a gastronomic heartland and a music scene that's both the envy of the world and dear to Suggs’s own heart, SUGGS AND THE CITY is a journey under the skin of a living, breathing city. It’s a guided tour of the quirks of its chaotic centre and the surprises of its sleepy suburbs. And it’s a love letter from one of its favourite sons.