The Modcast have their inaugural Weekender from the 18th through to the 20th October, taking place in St Leonards, Hastings.
Weekender guests include Kenney Jones (Small Faces) in conversation with Eddie Piller and Terry Rawlings on Saturday and Sunday sees Gary Sparks (Purple Hearts) and Brett “Buddy” Ascot (The Chords) chatting about Mod Revival with Eddie and Steve Rowland.
Kenney Jones, the legendary drummer, needs no introduction from us. He sat behind the kit for three of the greatest bands of all time; The Small Faces, The Faces and The Who. He will be talking about his new book, “Let The Good Times Roll” and launching the brand new Small Faces instrumental EP, “Four To The Floor” which is released as part of Acid Jazz’s Rare Mod series at our weekender, with copies available to buy and have signed.
Be prepared for some unique insights to a life spent with some of the most explosive mod characters of all time, Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood and of course Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey.
Kenney got in contact to say… ‘I’m looking forward to appearing at the Modcast Weekender on the 19th. My mum and dad used to have a caravan nearby so it will be nice to be back in the area and to meet some of my fans’.
He’ll be around to chat and sign his record after the talk…
Friday kicks it all off in the afternoon with these DJs playing into the small hours at the Piper.. a beautifully renovated pub in St Leonards.. Sat and Sun daytime we have a fabulous venue bang on the beach near the Piper called The Azur.. where the talks will take place early afternoon and DJs will be spinning tunes using the old Blue Note soundsystem specially installed for our Weekender; then it’s back to the Piper for after-hours sessions. The Azur has a restaurant on site so lunch there!
Note: Weekend tickets cover from Friday afternoon to Sunday midnight across both venues. Sat and Sun (day) tickets cover both venues and give access from midday at the Azur through the after-party at the Piper.
The Azur: Bang on the beach in St Leonards, with access directly onto the pebbles Great dancefloor plus we are bringing our soundsystem in.
Eddie Piller, Bob Jones, Ivor Jones, Marc Lessner, Dean Thatcher, Jeff Barrett, Rocky, Gavin Page, Mick Farrer. Wendy May, Will Nicol, Dean Chalkley, Lloyd Attrill, Fred Ekander, Jo Wallace, Adrian Jae, Tony Hayzer, Eddie Stenner, Ian and Rob, Des Cridland, Val Palmer, Dave Edwards and Paul Anderson.
The Piper: Lovely old pub with dancefloor, soundsystem and roast dinners! Presently being renovated. Three minutes from the seafront.
Accommodation and food not included. There are loads of hotels, bed and breakfasts and rentals.
Hastings old town is a 10-minute walk up the seafront.
Nearest station St Leonards Warrior Sq or Hastings a little further.