THE Jam and The Clash devotees of all ages are in for a night to remember on Saturday, February 3 when ace tribute acts The Modfathers and The Complete Clash head to the Uppermill Civic Hall for Ginger Pigeon’s latest awesome live music promotion.
Fans of undisputed number one ‘Godfather’ of mods old and new Paul Weller are in for a particular treat as the Modfathers, who hail from Nottingham, head into town.
The band, rated as the UK’s number one Weller tribute, consists of Tony Brown (guitar and vocals), Kev White (bass and vocals), Martin Williams (keys and vocals) and John Thomas (percussion).
The Modfathers has been a labour of love for the band’s joint founder member White for upwards of a decade, and he is promising Weller fanatics something to truly savour.
White said: “Tony and myself have been into the soul and mod sound since we first teamed up in our first band, the Express, back in 1982. We’d been best mates since the age of 15.
“We’d play soul tunes and covers of mod stuff like Secret Affair and the The Jam of course.
“The Express called it a day, but then we met up again to form the Modfathers in 2005.
“We’ve been busy ever since really, playing around 50 or 60 gigs a year and the following just seems to keep on growing.
“We reckon we’re the best Weller tribute band around, and we sell out gigs regularly.
“We can’t pretend to be The Jam as they were famously back in the day of the late 70s and early 80s, but we like to think we represent Paul Weller as he is today.
“We can’t wait to showcase this in Uppermill next month.”
The Complete Clash, meanwhile, are also sure to set pulses racing for fans of the late, great Joe Strummer and company.
Made up of Burnley-based Ian Brennan (as Strummer), Chris Martin, Chris Beckett and Joe Scuderi, the band were formed in 2015 and do a jaw-dropping job of helping recreate the raw attitude and live energy of the legendary Clash.
They have graced some legendary stages already, including the 100 Club in London and the O2 Academy in Newcastle, while the band are in major demand for 2018, having booked appearances at the Great British Alternative Festival and the huge Great Northern Tribute festival at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park in April.
Just to put a top hat on what is already guaranteed to be a sensational night, the MC on February 3 will be none other than Dave Sweetmore, from local radio station, Revolution 96.2fm.
Advance tickets for Ginger Pigeon’s latest cracking live double header cost just £10, but they’re selling fast.