MIDLANDS MOD WEEKENDER- BIRMINGAM-JUBILEE WEEKEND 2/3 JUNE
Birmingham is synonymous with the Mod Scene, with both the Spencer Davis Group and the Move just two of the excellent bands to hail from the second city in the sixties. Throughout the eighties and early nineties it was a hotbed for the new Mod movement with clubs like the Outrigger and we made regular visits up from the capital to enjoy the scene. After a three year break the New Untouchables return with a brand new event at a fantastic new venue in the city centre right next to vintage shop URBAN VILLAGE at the old Custard factory in Digbeth.
All events take place at the fabulous http://www.70-eight.com/which sports a very sixties space-age design (check out the gallery), with three floors and two rooms of music complete with tasty sound systems.
The day time event includes a market, scooter run and competition sponsored by local scooter shop GRAN SPORT in Bowyer Street, plus an open decks DJ session. Drop us a line if you want a stall or fancy playing some records. Both afternoon events are FREE entry.
The evening event hosts DJs from half a dozen clubs from around the East and West Midlands along with the NUT’S DJ team. On Saturday night we’ll see local heroes from Coventry the SORROWS, featuring the charismatic Don Fardon on lead vocals. The SORROWS released several singles and an album in the mid sixties on the Pye imprint label Piccadilly including 1965 hit record “Take a Heart” and still sound sensational, going down an absolute storm at London festival “Le Beat Bespoke” Easter weekend. However this is a double bill with the BONGOLIAN who have toured all over Europe and released four highly acclaimed albums the last “Bongos for Beatniks” in 2011 and are guaranteed to get you in the groove for a late night dance party!
Full event information is available for www.newuntouchables.com
They're also playing this July at Festival Beat in Italy!
Love the Sorrows! We cover "No, No, No, No" often.
One to whet ya whistle the SORROWS live @ Le Beat Bespoke 8 NO NO NO NO
Sounds great. Let's hear more about Le Beat Bespoke 8. As The Smoke once said , "We can take it".