POP legend Suggs, otherwise known as Graham McPherson, first found fame as the frontman of 80s pop band, Madness. Now the singer-songwriter is going solo.

Following his first tour-de-force, My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again with, Suggs: What a King Cnut, which visits Poole next month.

If the first show was about how on earth he made it to the top, this show is about the surprises that awaited him when he did.

Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace, nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics, watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway.

Life took a surreal turn for the Madness frontman from his days as a 12-year-old boy in shorts on the tough streets of north London.

Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times. He says he was constantly expecting the inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear, ‘what are you doing here, sunshine? or ‘how have you got this far?

In a business you can be washed up at any minute, how has Suggs managed to survive for so long?

He says: “Fame is quite a dangerous substance. You know it’s great, it’s fantastic, I’m not complaining in anyway, but a lot of people got very damaged by it and I certainly, flew quite close to the flame on a number of occasions myself.”

But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie:

“The tide is high, but I’m holding on…”

Suggs: What a King Cnut, is at Lighthouse on Wednesday, March 14. To book, visit lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 01202 280000.