Mods Mayday 2019
Celebrating the Mod Revival’s 40th Anniversary
SECRET AFFAIR + very special guests
THE CHORDS UK
DJ EDDIE PILLER
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, Secret Affair will be joined by very special guests.
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. Their debut album “Playground” came out in 1985 and was followed by “Weapons of Love” (1987) and “Jump” (1989) along with some fantastic singles before the band split.
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 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 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 released their debut single “Opening Up” on Graduate Records 1979. The follow up single “Angry Voices” came out the following year. The Circles toured with UB40 and the Tom Robinson Band before splitting in 1981.
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.
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.