Mod band Missing Andy looking forward to Dagenham Roundhouse show

Missing Andy

Missing Andy - Credit: Archant

Mod band Missing Andy are looking forward to playing a smaller scale show as they get ready for their Dagenham Roundhouse gig.

Missing Andy playing at Blikling

Missing Andy playing at Blikling - Credit: Archant

The five-piece band – who’ve had Top 40 success with The Way We’re Made – are used to playing much bigger venues but are excited to showcase their classic hits at the Lodge Avenue pub on tomorrow night.

The group have toured the globe, playing in Germany and Prague as well as closer to home, including a headline slot at Brentwood Festival.

Rob Jones, who plays bass guitar, said: “We pride ourselves on singing good catchy hooks, so anytime people are singing your songs back to you that you wrote in your bedroom years ago, it’s great.”

The group have taken a bit of a rest from touring as family life and moving house have taken hold, although they have been playing at least one gig a month.

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“It has not affected our passion as we know every gig we do, that we have new fans coming along,” Rob said.

“Some people may be concerned that it’s gone a bit quiet, but we’re coming back.”

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Missing Andy have released three albums – Generation Silenced, two part album Guerilla Invasion and Embryonic Sonic – and are currently working on their fourth, which might have a slightly different spin to the rest.

“The process is a bit different as everyone is a bit older now, busier with DIY and work,” Rob explained. “Beforehand it was band first and second was life, but now it’s a bit different.

“We have lots of really cool ideas floating about for the new album and we’re keen to get back on tour.”

The band have played at the Dagenham Roundhouse once before, as they played the first show after the venue re-opened its doors following its refurbishment earlier this year.

“It was a really nice night and a cool gig,” Rob added.

The gig starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 – visit to book.

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