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13TH ANNUAL SMALL FACES CONVENTION
SUNDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2009, DOORS 4pm-11pm
9 BANDS AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS, 7 HOURS OF 100% SMALL FACES!!!
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MORE INFO TO FOLLOW…
1) Simon Halfon and Lawrence Watson
2) The Jam and Twisted Wheel have a song called "circus"
3) Mini Festival, Silverstone
4) Lucy the castle's gonna blow your mind!
5) Liam and Noel, so Oasis.
Thanx, once again, to Big Kev! :)
You can also Check Paul Weller News for Mini Fetsival performance, including Jonny's appearance.
It's PARIS, from the lp above.
London Saxophonic video (not Moondog and...)
It was this new breed of Mods that really caught the imagination of the young Bands and Musicians and it wasnt long before the evidence of this started to show. Bands like The Kinks, The Small Faces, The Who and many others started releasing singles which were propelled up the charts after being bought by the new Mods.
This first wave of Mod Culture slowly died out during the early part of the 1970's but it re-emerged again at the end of the 1970's thanks mainly to Paul Weller and The Jam. Paul Weller was a massive Mod and it was his style that inspired a new wave of Modernism. Teenagers up and Down the country were soon raiding Carnaby Street for all the latest sharp styles, and Lambretta and Vespa started seeing a large increase in sales.
Again this Mod scene was to collapse on itself in the early eighties but it again saw a comeback in the 1990's after bands such as Ocean Colour Scene (OCS), Blur and Oasis all started to claim Mod as a huge influence. It was at this point that Paul Weller staged a huge return in 1992 with his first Solo Album 'Paul Weller'.
Mod is still not dead. It can stll be found hovering around in the background and its influence can still be seen today in Music, Fashion and Advertising.
Long Live the Mods!
WEDNESDAY, 6 MAY 2009
Fancy some hard edged rock and roll? The sort they used to make back in 1977- fast, furious, adrenalin soaked. From a band whose name shouts out that they instinctively know the cultural significance of a Fred Perry polo and a pair of loafers. If so, you’ve come to the right place.
The debut album from Twisted Wheel holds back at nothing. From the dirty guitar that leads into “Lucy The Castle”, right through to the final moments of “What‘s Your Name“, this record captures the band‘s live sound extremely effectively. I first saw them back in October 2007. They were great then. But they’ve developed a lot in the interim, with some class support slots with the likes of The Enemy, new tunes and a very tight sound.
Highlights? For me, the two standouts are the swaggering gang mentality of “We Are Us” and the full on bravado of “Oh What Have You Done”, a slice of “dirty rock and roll“, which fires out of the speakers like they can’t wait for tomorrow. Just like it should be in fact.
But they’re all top drawer. Nearly all the songs are fired with the most ferocious guitar since a young Steve Jones strutted his stuff down at the 100 Club - like “She’s A Weapon”, “You Stole The Sun“ and “Let Them Have It All“. The one exception is the acoustic “Bouncing Bomb“, a quality tune in its own right.
This is a record to restore the faith in the possibilities of what stripped down, no nonsense rock and roll can do. “Twisted Wheel” - the album of the year? You could do far worse “you dirty rock and rollers”.
This is my very special serie, the bands Paul Weller Rang. Soon, a song by song interview With Connett
First things first...Twisted Wheel are not named after the legendary Northern Soul club of the same name (though they are aware of it), are encyclopedic about their musical heroes and recoil at the thought of being pigeon-holed as a 'northern band'. They are, however, the most exciting young British guitar band to emerge in recent years. Don't take our word for it. With a fan club already including Noel & Liam Gallagher (how often do they agree on anything?), Ian Brown, Kasabian and Paul Weller they've been attracting the attention of the great and the good from their earliest incarnation.
Rewind. As kids growing up in Oldham singer-guitarist Jonny Brown and bassist Rick Lees absorbed the sounds of their mum and dad’s record collection, paying particular heed to the Beatles 'blue' album. By seventeen they'd formed The Children with friends from college. Obsessed with the (Loog Oldham era) Stones and the flamboyant psych-pop of The Small Faces, the band were soon selling out 600 capacity venues and wreaking havoc wherever they went. “Those gigs with The Children were wild” laughs Jonny (Modish good looks; cheekbones to take your eye out). “There would be naked people on stage, the works.” Following a gig at the Night & Day in Manchester the band gave Clint Boon a demo, who in turn passed it on to Paul Weller. “Paul rang us up and asked if we wanted to record at (the Modfather's own studio) Black Barn” explains Rick (firm handshake; impressive blonde wedge). “Afterwards he asked us to support him at Manchester Academy. That was the biggest thing ever for us. Someone of that stature thinking we had something told us we must be on the right lines. The trouble was, the band was burning itself out”
Since 1954, the famous Troubadour Club has been a hotbed of emerging talent and a leading light in excellent musicianship and live music. From its early incarnation as a folk venue, and counter-culture den of creativity, The Troubadour Club has remained at the forefront of interesting, original music and spoken word events with a great reputation for originality and atmosphere. Although now twice its original size, The Troubadour Club remains true to its roots as the private cellar beneath the café and is one of the most exciting small music venues in town.
We look for performers of real talent who write and perform their own material and can add their names to a roster of troubadours that includes Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and more recently Jamie T, Jack Penate, The Dead 60s, Paulo Nutini, Morcheeba…the list goes on an on.
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