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Apr 5

MIXTAPES presents It's A Mod Thing!

Con The Bon Vivants e The Faith Stealers. Sede: The Monarch


Martedì 5 Aprile 2011


The Monarch
40-42 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8BG, United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7482 2054


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MIXTAPES presents IT'S A MOD THING, featuring THE FAITH STEALERS, THE BON VIVANTS (acoustic) and DJ's spinning classics from The Small Faces, The Who, The Creation, The Kinks, Georgie Fame, Spencer Davis Group, P.P. Arnold, Les Fleur De Lys, The Pretty Things as well as mod revival tunes from The Jam, Undertones, Secret Affair, The Rifles, The Bongolian, Little Barrie and Big Boss Man!

A Mod band playing the best of the British Mod scene from the 60's to the present day encompassing The Who, The Small Faces &The Kinks thru to The Jam and Paul Weller.

"You can easily imagine Gary Sear putting on his Parka, jumping on his Lambretta and riding home to watch back-to-back screenings of Quadrophenia. Gary, lead singer and guitarist with the Faith Stealers, obviously loves the music of the mods and one imagines that every song has a special memory for him. Gary and his band are a popular attraction at the Black Horse but they had to be patient as several regulars wanted to watch the end of a rugby match. The wait was well worth it for music lovers who were soon singing along and tapping their feet to the Stealers' lively tunes. The quartet kicked off with the Small Faces' classic Whatcha Gonna Do About It and Gary could have been Steve Marriott as the band pounded out the rocking smash. The Faith Stealers are particularly good at Small Faces' material so it was delightful that they included so many of their songs, from ballads like All Or Nothing to later material like Tin Soldier, Here Come The Nice, Sha-La-La-La-Lee and Itchycoo Park. Gary is an excellent vocalist and his other real love is Seventies' mod band the Jam. The Stealers worked their way through the hits of Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckley, including That's Entertainment, A Town Called Malice, Down In The Tube Station At Midnight and the Beatle-ish Start. Gary gets solid support from bass player Ray Bayley and drummer Martin Franklin and there was an extra treat for Black Horse punters. The Stealers' guest keyboard player for the night was Steve Oakman, a member of sixties' pop legends the Bruvvers. Steve, son of Pete Oakman (who wrote Joe Brown's A Picture Of You), is a highly-skilled musician, which he demonstated throughout the evening. His keyboard playing on A Whiter Shade Of Pale and the Who's Won't Get Fooled Again was magnificent. This highly talented quartet are one of the best bands on the pub circuit and they have a large repertoire of songs. At the Horse they got the audience on their feet for Spencer Davis Group classics Keep On Running and Gimme Some Loving; while the last song was that great party track Gloria, recorded by Van Morrison when he was in Sixties' Irish band Them. It's a real humdinger. Other artists covered by the Stealers included the Yardbirds, Searchers, Troggs, Del Shannon and several Kinks' numbers. The Faith Stealers featured also with great gusto the all-time mod anthem My Generation, along with other Who classics like I Can't Explain, Substitute and I'm A Boy. A great night's entertainment. Don't miss the Stealers the next time they motor into your area." Colin Fenn, DJ, journalist.

THE BON VIVANTS (acoustic)

"The Bon Vivants are a newly formed band, compromised of friends who have plenty of experience in the industry, yet have only just had the stroke of genius to put their creative talents together. Led by Zachery Stephenson and Daniel Fell, they already have a vast collection of electrifying tracks. A real mix of instant indie hits such as Oh No Way, the infectious Lines and proof of beautiful songwriting with Champagne and Grenadine. So we are here to find out about them now before they really take off and get too big to track down." - Extract from Itch Magazine.

Doors at 8. Free CD for early punters!
Venue address - 40 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8BG
Telephone: 020 74822054

Getting here
From Chalk Farm: Turn left out of the station and cross Chalk Farm Road at the lights. The pub is about five minutes walk down the road on the left. From Camden Town: Take the Camden High Street exit and turn right. Head up the street past Camden Lock and under the rail bridge and proceed up Chalk Farm Road. The pub is a couple minutes walk from the bridge on the right.

By tube: Chalk Farm station (450m) – zone 2 / Camden Town station (530m) – zone 2

By train: Kentish Town West station (460m) / Camden Road station (550m)

By bus: 24 (24hrs), 27 (24hrs), 31, 168, N5, N28, N31
click this link for further bus info

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