1960s specialists The Mods set for Ripley show

The Mods tribute band.
The Mods tribute band.

By Graham Chalmers

Already well known for its success with blues and acoustic acts over the past decade, local promoters RipleyBlues also know how to rock.

This Saturday night brings their latest gig in the splendid confines of Ripley Town Hall and it sounds like a beauty for lovers of 1960s rock and pop.

Formed originally to play the Steve Marriott Memorial Concert alongside Paul Weller and co, The Mods are described as “the best 60s tribute band in the world” and went down a storm the last time they played Ripley.

Known for their amazing musicianship, this stunning five-piece cover everything from The Beatles to Booker T & The MGs, from The Who to Junior Walker, from The Small Faces to Led Zeppelin, The Yardbirds to Sam and Dave and the Spencer Davis Group to Desmond Dekker.

Other shows coming up from RipleyBlues include British Blues Award Hall of Fame member and multiple US blues award winner Ian Siegal.

This true Brit great brings his new band to the main hall in Ripley Town Hall on March 20.

Meanwhile, in the more intimate, all seated upstairs room, the internationallyacclaimed acoustic, New York-based bluesman Stefan Grossman, who was taught by the Reverend Gary Davis, is playing on March 28.

More information at www.ripleylive.com