Mod Invasion

Steve Ellis reads Northern Life

It proved to be a stomping great night out on Saturday 7th June when I had the good fortune of stomping and sweating in my stilettos to the music of my past when the streets of Colne came alive with Parker jackets, Vespas and bald headed gentlemen jumping around like their lives depended on it… the reason… it was Mod season.

Karen and Steve EllisThe Mod invasion hit Colne the 6th and 7th June. The two-day event based around The Muni was organised by Pendle Leisure Trust and Doc Redeye Events.

There was a wealth of top bands playing live, leading DJs on the decks and a special cavalcade of scooter clubs from around the region. The Cheeky Northern Monkeys Scooter Club headed to Colne for their annual celebration weekend and linked up with other local scooter clubs along the way for a rally featuring some vintage Vespas and Lambrettas. Mini lovers from across the North West joined in the fun by bringing both classic and new Minis to the event.

Famous for his ‘evergreen’ number one hit Everlasting Love Mr Mod himself Steve Ellis entertained the fans with  his great band The Love Affair. I met up with Steve backstage before he headed back to Brighton and he was ‘over the moon’ with his copy of Northern Life which featured an exclusive interview with the man himself.

The evening ended to the rythmic beats of Bad Manners featuring good old Buster Bloodvessel, with a resounding ‘Lip Up Fatty’. The event was a roaring success so if you missed out, don’t worry. The Mod invasion will return next year…Buster Bloodvessel