Archive for August, 2008

Vespa hire in Brighton

by Modculture 31 August, 2008

Fancy nipping around Brighton on two wheels? Well, you can if you visit Vroom By The Sea.

Based in central Hove, the company offers Vespas for hire – everything from 50cc twist and go bikes through to more traditional bikes like the Vespa PX125 pictured here. Or if you feel lazy, they can even deliver a scoot to you.

Various offers are currently available, so check out the site for full details. Although as a guide, prices are between £22 and £44 for a day.

Find out more at the Vroom By The Sea website

Trio Valore in Swansea

by Modculture 31 August, 2008

We have featured Trio Valore in the past, so if you want to see and hear more about the band, check out the piece here. And if you like what you hear and you live near Swansea, you can catch the band live.

Trio Valore – Steve White (Paul Weller/Style Council), Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene) and Seamus Beaghen (everyone from Morrissey and Iggy Pop through to Death In Vegas) – will be playing at the Monkey Cafe in Swansea on 30th October 2008, performing live and doing a DJ set to follow, all to promote the band’s Return of the Iron Monkey album.

Find out more about the venue and night here.

Walking In Rhythm in London

by Modculture 31 August, 2008

After running successfully every Friday since the end of 2007, Walking In Rhythm is to relaunch as a weekly Saturday session upstairs at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Club in Soho on the 6th September.

Full details are:
Walking In Rhythm @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club (upstairs bar)
47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT (opposite Bar Italia)
Saturday 6th September (and every Saturday therafter), running from 9pm – 3am. If you’ve not been before, the upstairs space at Ronnie Scott’s (pictured above) is a 150-capacity, 1960s style bar worthy of the great Ronnie Scott himself.

Jean-Paul Séculaire from Right On! joins resident DJ Jimbo at the relaunch party and promises to play "nothing but the finest vintage black dance music on original vinyl". In other words, you can expect a mix of soul, rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, ska, reggae and Latin sounds from the 50s, 60s and early 70s.

Jean-Paul has a free guestlist for the night and is offering places to all Modculture readers. To take advantage of this offer, just drop an email to [email protected] with the full names of anyone wanting to come along.

Ronnie Scott’s website

We Are The Mods movie

by Modculture 31 August, 2008

Another year and another movie based around and featuring mods – titled We Are The Mods.

We Are the Mods is E.E. Cassidy‘s debut feature, apparently a US-based teen drama using the familiar territory of ‘good girl corrupted by the bad’ as well as being a tribute to 60s cult classics like Blow-Up and the early work of Jean-Luc Godard.

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The Fantastics album previewed

by Modculture 31 August, 2008


Soul/funk band The Fantastics (formerly Reverend Cleatus & The Soul Saviours) have a new album out in January 2009 – but they’re previewing tracks right now on MySpace.

You can check out four tracks online from the forthcoming Mighty Righteous album, which will be released on Freestyle Records and feature vocals from Brit soul legend Noel McKoy. And if you like what you hear, you check out the band at the Jazz Cafe on Saturday September the 20th alongside Holland’s Soul Snatchers, with other gigs to follow.

Check out the new tracks (and find out more) via the link below.

The Fantastics MySpace site

“Baracuta”