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Parkas at the ready for an underground Mod ride

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: July 05, 2013

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Mod revivalists The Lambrettas are going underground when they make a welcome return to Cornwall next weekend. After a storming appearance at Looe Music Festival in 2012 they have a gig at Carnglaze Caverns, at St Neot, near Liskeard on Saturday, July 13. The band were at the forefront of the late Seventies mod scene, hitting the charts with Poison Ivy, D-a-a-ance, Another Day, Another Girl, and Cortina. Having reunited for what was originally planned as a one-off show at Concorde2 in 2009, they are still on the road!

They band have lost none of the vigour that sparked their mod-revival success so expect a highly energetic night in the atmospheric cave, with all the old favourites, and a few new ones. Support comes from the pop, soul and funk-fuelled James Robinson Band and Club Peel DJs Lee Grimshaw and Dave Grimshaw.

Castle hosts a showcase for some top homegrown acts

Plymouth funk maestros Freshly Squeezed (pictured) headline a feast of Westcountry talent at next Saturday's Castle Rock in Launceston. This popular one-day festival in the grounds of the town's ruined ancient fortress was revived last summer after a four-year hiatus by local musician and promoter Jamie Murphy.

"I see Castle Rock as a showcase for the South West," he said. "Everyone needs a stepping stone and there really is such an amazing amount of talent from around here – it would be stupid not to take advantage of it."

On his roster this year are some familiar names, mostly bred within a 50-mile radius of the event. Jamie's own rock band, Offshore, are reforming especially for the event, after rock trio The Fires had to pull out.

The Patrick James Pearson Band (pictured below) take a well-deserved slot just before the headline act, preceded by Hold the Sun, Rosie and the Vandals, Lesoir, Moriaty, Thomas Ford and the Die Hards, and Gareth Lee, plus lots more to be announced.

Gates open at 11am on Saturday, July 13, and music begins at noon.

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