THIS BANKHOLIDAY WEEKEND
The Modcast was established in 2010 by Eddie Piller, Dean Rudland and Sarah Bolshi – initially as a regular podcast aimed to inform and spread the gospel of mod culture to those who were already adherents or to interested parties who may be interested in dipping their toes into this most influential of British sub-cultures. Music, Film, Design, Fashion and Art have all contributed to the broad church that is Mod Culture.
After a couple of years, The Modcast expanded into hosting Thames Pleasure Cruises, and then into Bank Holiday parties at the likes of Brighton and Southend-on-Sea. The podcasts went from strength to strength, featuring both legends and experts who have influenced or been influenced by the world of Mod Culture.
Sir Bradley Wiggins, Martin Freeman, Mick Talbot, P.P. Arnold, Richard Barnes, Steve Cradock, Rhoda Dakar, Phil Davies, Geno Washington, Marshall Chess and a whole host of others have graced the podcast and the list is growing by the month. Mod Culture and its attendant influences of Northern Soul, R and B, Jazz, Psychedelia and the Mod Revival have been explored and deconstructed on almost 50 occasions.
Eventually, the extraordinary success of the Modcast Thames Cruises (the most recent one sold out some 7 months in advance) forced the team to reconsider the regularity of the podcasts and at the start of 2017, it was decided to revert to a monthly show. A redesigned website was quickly followed by the announcement of a new quarterly London party at The Singer in the spring.
Download the podcasts from iTunes podcast store or Sound Cloud.
Doors: 7:30pm – 1:00AM
THE UNIVERSAL & THE ELECTRIC STARS 2017 "GEARING UP" TOUR
Big things are on the horizon for these two lyrically gifted and guitar driven bands. With new material, singles and albums all in the pipeline a national tour with the title "Gearing up" perfectly sums up where these guys are heading.
It's time to bring a double header tour that will blow the fans away.
The Universal with their classic guitar rock sound accompanied by Terry Shaughnessy's gritty, raw voice explode with such energy that the songs jump out of the speakers to completely absorb the listener.
The Electric Stars with their ability to soak all the best music from the best bands and spit it out as original tunes. Jason Edge's distinctive voice accompanied by glamtastic guitars drenched in soul take you on a rip roaring psychedelic journey.