Mods will rock the Broadway
PUBLISHED: 15:14 31 December 2010
Anyone who has ever fallen in love with Northern Soul music and danced the night away to T Booker or the Kinks should pencil the following date into their diaries and consider it a three line whip.
The Mod All Star Band, featuring guest vocalists Steve Ellis from ‘60s Soul and R&B band Love Affair, Chris Farlowe and Lorraine Silver, is coming to the Broadway Theatre in Barking.
The three Northern Soul legends found fame with songs such as “Out of Time” (Farlowe), “Lost Summer Love” (Silver) and “Everlasting Love” (Love Affair) at a time when mainly working class youths in bespoke suits sought an identity and culture of their own.
Together they will revive the music that celebrated and gave rise to the phenomenon of the Mod and its movement’s passion for American-inspired Soul and dance music of the decade.
The elegant and fierce force of the Modernist craze has held a tight grip on the nation’s subcultures ever since upwardly mobile teenagers started rebelling against the post War lull of their parents’ generation in the early 1960s.
Keeping it in true Mod style, the seats will be removed so that the audience can show off their best Monkey, Jerk and Boomerang dance moves.
The show is hosted by BBC Radio DJ Alex Dyke who will be spinning the best in Atlantic / Stax / early Motown & Northern Soul as well as Ska from bands including The Specials, Bad Manners & Madness and Sixties Mod classics by The Small Faces, Kinks and The Who.
The Mod All Star Band will play at the Broadway Theatre, Barking, on February 5, at 8pm. Tickets are £17.50 (concessions £15.50). To book tickets call box office on 0208 507 5607 or go to: thebroadwaybarking.com.