Fat Bob & The Cureheads were started by Gary Clarke back in 1990 when he had come to the end of a summer busking around Europe playing songs by The Cure, The Mission & New Model Army on street corners & tube platforms in such Cities as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, Hamburg & Stockholm to name a few. He settled in Stockholm where he got the band together & performed the band’s first show at Friezfronten a club in Stockholm.
Since 1990 The Cureheads have strived to recreate the sound, the image, the atmosphere & the smells of a 1980’s live concert by The Cure. The Cureheads have played small pubs, birthday parties, large concert halls, outdoor festivals, weddings & national sports stadiums. In fact they consider themselves the luckiest tribute band in the whole world. The Cureheads were even given as a wedding present by Charlie, of pop group Busted to bass player of his new rock band Fightstar at his wedding in deep dark Bedfordshire.
The Leadmill offers a free companion ticket for disabled customers which must be booked in advance. To apply please email
with proof of disability once a general admission ticket has been purchased.Examples of accepted proof: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) / Attendance Allowance (AA), Personal Independence Payments (PIPs), Blue Badges & The Access Card. We will review an application without the recommended evidence on a case-by-case basis.