Mod August Bank Holiday Special - The 79ers - The Circles - The Sha la las + After show party.
The 79er's feature Members of Mod Revival Legends The Purple Hearts, The Chords and Long Tall Shorty....The sounds of the mod revival played by the people who wrote and recorded them.
1979 saw the emergence of a new wave of mod bands, influenced as much by the Clash as The Who. It was a potent mix of influences, the energy of punk mixed with the sound and image of 60's mod.The spearhead of this new movement was The Jam, closely followed by a trio of London based bands Secret Affair, The Purple Hearts & The Chords...Although the revival was short lived the sound of this new generation of mods endures to this day with fans old and new still following the bands and enjoying the music.....The 79er's play the soundtrack to that exciting time with tracks by the Chords, Purple Hearts, Long Tall Shorty alongside choice covers such as Knock on Wood, Midnight Hour & Gimme Some Lovin.
The band comprise of Simon Stebbing (Purple Hearts), Buddy Ascott (The Chords), Ian Jones(Long Tall Shorty) & Kip Herring (The Chords).
From Wolverhampton ARE BACK with nearly an ORIGINAL LINE UP for the first time since they split in 1981. The only member not with them is Tony Howells but this space has been filled with Martin Ratcliffe from the band the Neon Hearts but has been with the Circles since they got back together in 1999.
Loved by Radio One's Mike Reed and John Peel, the Circles were one of those bands that got oh so close! Seeing three singles, a re-release of one on Chrysalis Records and write ups in both Sounds and NME the question is WHY? Why did the Circles not see their life follow the same path as the likes of the Chords and Secret Affair. But do we care? Hell no - there's no doubt - the Circles were one of the best bands to come out of the '79 revival era.
The Sha la las:
With Swirling Hammond Organ and Vocals delivered with real purpose, The Sha La La's are a London based Four-piece Steeped in Mod and Soul Roots. Signed to Detour Records their 60s R&B influences are apparent but make no mistake, their sound is definitely their own and definitely NOW. Founded by Darron Robinson (Vocals, Guitar) and John "Pax" Piccirillo (Drums) and with the line up completed by John Lee (Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Piano) and Vere Osborne (Bass)
The Sha la la's.. somewhere between Detroit and Canvey Island
And for an extra £2 - this year we have an after show party from 10pm till late in the Disco room - Featuring deejays Mod 'n' Soul + guest deejay 'Jody Lee Hooker' to keep the music alive and the party going! So be sure to add this to your ticket if you want to keep the night going.
Deejay till 7:15pm
The Sha la las 7:15pm - 7:45pm
The Circles 7:55pm - 8:55pm
The 79ers - 9pm - 10:00pm
After show party 10:00pm - Late