PEOPLE of a certain age who recall the huge Mod revival of the late 70s/early 80s will remember South Yorkshire band The Gents.
The band have reformed with three original members and are playing a one off reunion gig at Doncaster Dome on Fri April 23rd (St Georges Day), in aid of the armed forces Help The Heroes fund.
The Gents, who formed in 1979 at the height of the new Mod scene had a huge local following, playing a mixture of their own material and covers of The Jam, The Who and The Kinks.
One of the hardest working bands around they honed their skills playing four or five gigs a week and played hundreds of gigs at all-dayers and Mod festivals around the UK, becoming a permanent fixture on the northern clubland circuit during the 1980s.
They released nine singles and two LPs, but never received the recognition they deserved for their own material, disbanding in 1989.
The Gents will perform a 45min set of their self penned songs from the 80s,plus a couple of covers. The Band Features Martin Burton (lead singer, bass Player and main song writer), Steve Chambers( guitar and co song writer).Glyn Davies (drummer,and vocals). They will perform tracks such as,Revenge The Faker Stay With Me The Gent and Shout.
Also on the bill are The Mens Club ( four piece party Band), Rock band Alexandras Palace, indie band Here's Johnny There will fund raising events on the night for Help The Heroes.and a Northern Soul Disco, until 5am.
You can visit The Gents websit www.thegents.org.uk.