March of The Mods was devised during 2008 by Johnny Mason. The initial idea was to showcase various ‘Mod Tribute’ bands but after some thought it became clear that this idea would be just like a normal gig where each band plays for an hour with a break in the middle for the bands to be changed over. What was needed was something different. After a lot of though this idea was soon updated to a stage show format that involved narration and quick band change.
The next stage was to find suitable bands. These bands needed to be Mod related so John started attending various gigs across the country looking for the right bands.
The first band to be found was Wellalive – The Original Paul Weller Tribute. This wasn’t surprising as John was the front man (and still is). The second band was difficult to choose as there are many fine tribute bands that put on a great show. However the perfect act was found in the form of the Small Fakers, the top Small Faces tribute.
The first show was booked with the help of Chip Hawkes, lead singer from The Tremeloes.
The stage was now set. The first theatre show for March of The Mods was booked at the Playhouse Theatre in Harlow, Essex. The show format was a little rough but one fixed plan was to have both bands playing smaller sets with very, very short change-over and then with a special ending, both bands performing together. Now a polished act, the bands tour to venues selling out to mod fans everywhere.
Grab your leathers and rock to the show with a difference celebrating the best of mod culture from the 1970’s to today.
Tuesday 1 September 7.30pm
Ticket Office: 01793 524481