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Mod’s May Day 2019

Mod’s May Day 2019

AGMP presents

Mod’s May Day 2019 – Sunday 5th May

Celebrating the Mod Revival’s 40th Anniversary

 

Secret Affair + very special guests

The Truth

The Vapors

The Lambrettas

The Chords UK

The Circles

Squire

DJ Eddie Piller

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mod Revival, some iconic Mod acts will be taking to the stage at Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday 5th May for Mod’s May Day.

Secret Affair

Secret Affair formed in 1978. Their debut single “Time For Action” reached number 13 in the UK chart, putting them at the forefront of the Mod Revival movement. More chart success followed with “Let Your Heart Dance“, “My World” and “Sound Of Confusion“. Tonight, joining Secret Affair will be some very special guests.

The Truth

The Truth were formed in 1982 by the band leader of Nine Below Zero, Dennis Greaves, and Mick Lister. Their debut single “Confusion (Hits Us Every Time)” went to No. 22 in the UK charts and was followed swiftly by “A Step in the Right Direction” which reached No 32 in the charts. Moreover, their debut album “Playground” came out in 1985, which was followed by “Weapons of Love” (1987) and “Jump” (1989) along with some fantastic singles before the band split.

The Vapors

The Vapors were spotted by Bruce Foxton who offered them a slot supporting The Jam on their 1979 ‘Setting Sons” tour. The Vapors had three chart hits “Turning Japanese”, “News At Ten” and “Jimmie Jones” and released two albums before they split in 1982.

The Lambrettas

The Lambrettas came to prominence in the late 1970’s Mod Revival scene in the UK. Their first single “Poison Ivy” captured the zeitgeist of the time and went straight into the Top 10 of the UK charts and earned the band a slot on BBC1’s “Top of the Pops”. Further singles “D-a-a-ance“, “Another Day, Another Girl, & “Good times” brought the band a huge audience.

The Chords

The Chords were championed by Paul Weller and Sham 69’s Jimmy Pursey before signing to Polydor Records and scoring chart hits with “Maybe Tomorrow“, “Something’s Missing“, “The British Way of Life” and more. Their debut album “So Far Away” reached number 30 in the naitonal charts. Now fronted by original member Chris Pope, The Chords UK will be playing the hits and selections from their recent albums “Take on Life” & “Nowhere Land“.

The Circles

The Circles on the other hand released their debut single “Opening Up” on Graduate Records 1979. The follow up single “Angry Voices” came out the following year. In addition, The Circles toured with UB40 and the Tom Robinson Band before splitting in 1981.

Squire

Squire released the first single of the Mod Revival genre “Get Ready to Go” in March 1979. Fronted by Anthony Meynell, Squire released two fantastic singles for Arista – “Walking Down The Kings Road“, with anthemic “Its A Mod, Mod World” on the flip side, and “Face Of Youth Today“, and a fourth “My Mind Goes Round In Circles” featured Kirsty MacColl on vocals. Furthermore, Squire went on to record five albums and ten singles, including the sunshine pop album “Get Smart” in 1983, and the groundbreaking “September Gurls” album in 1984, the title track a cover of Big Star’s then undiscovered classic.

Tickets are available for Mod’s May Day here:

www.seetickets.com/event/mods-mayday-2019/islington-assembly-hall-london/1280501

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