Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mod revivalists The Lambrettas play Cambridge Junction reports The Cambridge News


Mod revivalists The Lambrettas are coming to Cambridge Junction. 

Despite being named after the Italian scooter, they actually formed in Lewes, Brighton in the late 1970s and early 1980s, dressed identikit style in Mohair suits. A handful of hits followed, including their most famous, Poison Ivy, which won them the number 7 spot in the UK charts, and a record deal with Elton John's label, Rocket Records. 

Poor sales led to repeated splits, until they reformed properly in 2009. The current line-up is Doug Sanders on guitar and vocals, guitarist Phil Edwards, bassist Ant Wellman and drummer Paul Wincer. 

2015 is the 35th anniversary of the release of their best known album Beat Boys in the Jet Age, so prepare for many a rendition off this one as the lads relive their heyday. 

There'll be live support from soul and 60s revival DJ Jacqui Carroll, and The Circles frontman Mick Walkers. 

The Lambrettas, Cambridge Junction, Saturday, May 30 at 7pm. Tickets £16 from (01223) 511511 / junction.co.uk.

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