The Purple Hearts reform for shows

by Modculture 25 February, 2009

Mod revival heroes The Purple Hearts have reformed for shows in 2009.

Purple Hearts

The four-piece formed in Romford, east London in 1977 and quickly had a minor hit with 'Millions Like Us'. The group - Jeff Shadbolt, Simon Stebbing, Bob Manton, Gary Sparks - last played live at the Mods Mayday 1999 event. Stebbing and Sparks had been playing as RT3 in recent times, but now the original band have been rehearsing in earnest.

Three shows have been confirmed so far: a warm-up date at The Welcome Club in Stanford Le Hope on April 10th, then The 100 Club in London on June 21st and also at the Camber Sands scooter weekend on July 4th. Expect more dates to be added later in the year as well.

The band have set up an official Myspace page here.

  • Tinymod

    The warm-up gig on 10 April is already SOLD OUT.

  • Andy Shaw

    Really looking forward to this, seem more info on this on http://www.thepurplehearts.co.uk. Should be great!

  • dino

    PURPLE HEARTS GIG @ NORTHERN IRELAND SCOOTER RALLY ….To coincide with this year being the 30th anniversary of the ”79 Mod Revival”, we have great pleasure in announcing the Purple Hearts will be playing ‘live’ at our
    Annual Rally – Revved Up on 7th and 8th August 2009
    (ONLY 25 MILES FROM BELFAST).
    After weeks of negotiations by myself, Adi Clark with Robin Quartermain, Jeff Shadbolt the rest of the original band members (Rob, Simon and Gary), the conformation was secured, the ‘Hearts’ have said they are’well up’ for entertaining the NI crowd once again (as 20+ years since the last gig) and they promise us a ”nite to remember”.
    So all you Mods/ex-Mods out there, if you missed out on seeing these Mod legends gig back in the 80’s, do yourselves a favour and don’t miss out again, now is your big chance!! ….. as they will be ”live” on stage on the Saturday night …… rumours are they have only re-united for this years ’79 revival’ anniversary at a few selected venues with this being their only Ireland gig.
    Extraordinary Sensations over County Down……. You better believe it
    more info b&b’s ect [email protected] tel 07935360039 , tickets now on sale £13 inc recorded postage

  • graham

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