Grantham’s Easy Beat mod and soul night will feature two live bands

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The first Easy Beat Club night of the year takes place at Chameleon Music Bar in the High Street next Saturday (April 12).

The dedicated 1960s mod and soul night will feature two live bands and two DJs to keep feet tapping throughout.

First band on will be support act The Loop. The Ely-based three-piece combo, who record for Detour Records, are firm favourites on the scooter rally scene.

Singer Martin Holt cites The Who and The Jam as big influences, and they have even supported Bruce Foxton’s ‘From The Jam’.

Headliners, all the way from Woking in Surrey, are The Sha La La’s, another Detour Records signing.

Formed in 2011, The Sha La La’s are now a four-piece outfit – with the addition of Hammond organ – and front man and bassist Darron Robinson says their influences range from Dr Feelgood through to Stax and Tamla Motown.

Darron said: “It’s the soul music that I love but with that energy and urgency of white working-class people. It’s part of what I think of as a mod tradition.”

Before, between and after the two bands’ sets will be DJs Martin and Joel who will be pumping out the best in 1960s R&B, Northern Soul, ska and mod sounds.

Doors open 8pm, till late, and admission is £5.

For more information call Martin on 07769 277545.