Tuesday, 20 June 2017

RHODA DAKAR adds a headline concert in London to UK Tour dates

The Electric Stars to release new single on Detour Records Official - 'Sunshine' c/w 'This is the end'

French Boutik, The Sha La La's, Proper and The Buns play The Water Rats in London on Friday 14 July

The Chords UK play Kilmarnock on Friday 23 June

Sounds: Brenda Holloway - Motown made her very unhappy


You say you want a sexual revolution: why 1967 is the year pop came out


The Kinks, “Strangers”


Travel back to the 1960s at Franklin Institute's Science After Hours


How to Perfect the 60s Style


Funky Motoring Facts: Motor scooters


The #modvespa scene is truly squad goals


Paul Weller among 41 music giants to sign guitar for Macmillan Cancer Support


Club Zooom! New club night for lovers of sixties style comes to the Isle of Wight


Grenfell Tower fire: The Who’s Roger Daltrey arrives to record Simon Cowell charity single


Motown Museum is $2M closer to reality after Davidson Foundation donation


The Factotums: the forgotten Manchester band who played with The Kinks and drank tea with Mick


Conversation With A Legend: The Who's Pete Townshend On Art, Festivals And More


Star Bar is Where ‘60s Mods, ‘70s Punks and ‘80s Rockers Come to Party


ROMEO & JULIET Gets a Mod Makeover at Belgrade Theatre


Paul Weller: 5 Great Curtis Mayfield Productions


Steve White on a life drumming for Paul Weller, Oasis, The Who ... and all that jazz


BERRY GORDY INDUCTED INTO SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME


A former member of The Kinks is buried in an unmarked grave in the Valleys


Paul Weller to play Belfast and Dublin gigs in 2018


The Who’s Pete Townshend knew four Grenfell Tower families and has "written some cheques" for the victims


Modfest At The Beach - Secret Affair, The Lambrettas, Special Brew & The Deep Six at The Grand Pavilion in Porthcawl this Saturday 24 June, hosted by Jennie 'Belle Star' Matthias

Friday, 16 June 2017

Grenfell Tower Fundraiser on Saturday 5th August at The Middlesex Arms, South Ruislip


*AWAY FROM THE NUMBERS/IMMEDIATE SC GRENFELL TOWER FUNDRAISER - THE MIDDLESEX ARMS, SOUTH RUISLIP ON SATURDAY 5th AUGUST* 

Tickets will be on sale Tuesday 20th June at 9am from wegottickets.com
 
Due to various issues regarding the size of the room, we will be just having DJ's to accomodate more people. 

I'm very pleased to get Tracie Young back after a 7 year absence! Billy Sullivan from The Spitfires will be on board as well as the regular mob. We also have a special guest DJ to be announced. 

Every penny raised will be going to The London Community Foundation and Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund who are working closely with those affected. 

Big thanks to Stephen O'Neill Andy at The Middlesex, Simon Kortlang and Dom Alvarez for helping make this come together so quickly and Billy for the flyer.  

Stu x

British Cinema in the 1960s: Histories and Legacies 6 – 7 September 2017 BFI Southbank, London With guest speakers Richard Lester, Sandy Lieberson, David Puttnam and Rita Tushingham


The Modcast Autumn Boat Party on Sunday 24th September

Samuel S Parkes releases debut 7" single, Lock & Key c/w Let Me Go, on Time For Action Records


The Len Price 3 to release 5th album in September


Official album release date is the 15th of September 2017

"Kentish Longtails"

Album launch gig 15th September at Water Rats Theatre London. 
More details to follow.

Tales From The Riverside


The Deep Six appear on the 'I Know That I Got A Heavy Soul' volume 3 compilation album


"I KNOW THAT I GOT A HEAVY SOUL!" Volume Three
Heavy Soul! Records ROR086 12" vinyl

Final line-up confirmed as: -

SIDE ONE:
1. COW Hit Me Inside
2. SHA LA LAs Leave the Hurtin' Behind
3. AUNT NELLY Move On
4. KING MOJO - Glad
5. FRENCH BOUTIK Le Casse
6. THE DEEP SIX Don't Worry About Me
7. THE LOST BOYS China In the Sink

SIDE TWO:
1. LOGANS CLOSE Listen To Your Mother
2. THE PACERS A & E
3. THE SEE NO EVILS The Love Has Gone Away
4. THE BEATPACK I'll Dance 
5. THE MOURNING AFTER Cross My Heart
6. THE CHESSMEN Cunning Linguist
7. THE GALILEO 7 - Cold Hearted Stowaway

The CD version will have more acts and tracks too

The Britalian Job returns to Nottingham on Saturday 14th October

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

MG Blues Alldayer in Manchester on Saturday 24th June

Peggy Jane presents the adventures of Dreamsville 2017 in Lowestoft

Le Beat Bespoke #7 - The New Untouchables


"DETOUR RECORDS" AND "THE NEW UNTOUCHABLES" 

ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE LATEST VOLUME IN THIS HIGHLY COLLECTABLE SERIES.

Volume 7, A NUT’s production for Detour Records featuring rare underground dancefloor fillers from the New Untouchables club scene with bespoke artwork from Pip! Pip! , In this collection are current hits from Dr Robert’s DJ set as well as some new discoveries and forgotten gems in some cases compiled for the 1st time ever. This is number 7 of the series. (April 2017).

OVERVIEW....

As well as a collection of rare and un-issued tracks from the Golden era "Le Beat Bespoke" is an international festival every Easter in London. This is volume seven of this popular series and like its predecessors LBB7 is restored and mastered to the highest standard. The selections are sequenced like a fast-moving DJ set featuring current dancefloor hits, new discoveries, unreleased gems and an exclusive Dr Robert re-mix. The songs in this collection are obscure underground sixties club sounds overlooked on release but revered by dj’s, dancers and collectors today. Dr Robert first tests these discs out at London club night the Mousetrap where the cool and curious gather for nights of hipshakin’ fun, once satisfied they have passed ‘The Mousetrap test’ he starts spinning them on his DJ adventures. Some of these songs have made it onto this album for your dancing, listening and partying pleasure!  

I hope you get as much pleasure out of them as I do. 

Rob Bailey April 2017

CD version has 20 tracks. 

FEATURES

1. I Know - Dan Nix & The Teen Sounds

2. Won't You Say Yes To Me, Girl - Chuck Conlon

3. Can't Tell You - The Fabulous Depressions

4. Doubtful - Frankie St John and The Penetrations

5. Situation Sad - Finnigans Wake

6. If I Didn't Love You Girl - Travis Pike's Tea Party

7. Polka Dotted Eyes - The Snaps

8. Too Late To Kiss You Now - The Cords

9. Hold Back The Sunrise - Ron Gray

10. Norwegian Skies - Bill Eucker

11. Face The New Day - The Sound Track

12. Noone Knows The Day - Paragraph Music

13. Set Your Mind Free - Obsession Of Sound

14. A Rose And A Heart - Adrian Hoes

15. Dr. Morgan's Panacea - Little Bare Big Bear

16. Time - Jocelyn Joyca/Dr Robert Remix

17. He Means So Much To Me - Marilyn Mattson

18. The Day Is Hard - The Wrench

19. Such A Good Thing - The Showmen 

20. Saying Things - Mike Burnett

Out of Time Mod Weekender in Wolverhampton on 28/29 July

Crawdaddy at The Fiddler's Elbow on 16th June