Soul & Mod

Soul and Mod
Barnsley Train Station 1987 – Copyright Jayne Thomas

Soul & Mod is a website whose focus is to provide information on the subculture of Mod as well as the discussion of Soul music. In addition, it allows users to register their services within the online directory. Also included within this site is an events section. This section allows promoters to advertise forthcoming events for free.

Soul & Mod Directory & Events

The directory is open to anyone who provides a service related to the Soul or Mod scene. This includes authors who write blogs as well as related websites or books. In addition, DJs who participate in the playing of Soul and Mod music at events may wish to advertise. Likewise those who upload music to various sites such as Mixcloud and SoundCloud may also register. The genres most suitable would range across early 60s R&B, Soul, Northern Soul and the early soundtrack of Mod. Other categories are open to musicians and bands wishing to add their profiles. Furthermore vinyl and record shops along with radio shows – are most welcome to showcase their services.

Not only concentrating on music, this directory includes categories for those who would like to list their clothing brands and shops. This includes specialist shops and sellers as well as vintage shops and bespoke tailoring services.

The events section is open to those who would like to promote current and upcoming events. This applies to Mod, Soul or 1960s related events.

Soul & Mod Articles

In addition this site includes posts discussing artists associated with Mod and Soul music. Complementing these, a personal selection of videos and Mixcloud uploads will be discussed. They will focus on my personal choices of early R&B and 60s Soul music. Also included are articles related to fashion, clothing and style. Future discussion will touch on style from both the male and female modernist perspective. This will range from the various style adaptations of those of the 1960s Mod to the Mod revival through to the present day. Other sections will include books and 1960s cinema. Also a section on my personal memorabilia and associated memories of my time as a Mod girl during the 1980s.

This site is not intended to be a definitive guide to Mod. Neither is its chief purpose to be a concise encyclopaedia of Soul and other related genres. Its aim is to add a collection of articles on an
ongoing basis. These I hope will be of interest and of positive use for the prospective reader: its role being to appeal to those with a Mod and associated interest. In conclusion, this site endeavours to help, promote and create a positive resource: one for those who are involved within the Mod and Soul community by providing easy access to adding events and services to.

Latest Soul & Mod Events & News

Loose Caboose – DJs Rachelle Piper, Martin Jackson & Alan Handscombe-McGrath

Shake It Up ‘n’ Go – Welsh Mod Weekender

The Long John Baldry All Dayer 31st March 2018

The Shakeup – Easter Saturday – Guest DJ Dave Duplock

Latest Soul & Mod Articles

My Lost Tapes 2 – 1980s Mod Rallies Cassette Tape 2 – 60s Soul, 60s R&B, Northern Soul, Tamla Motown & Mod Music

1980s Mod Rallies Cassette Tape 2 – 60s Soul, 60s R&B, Northern Soul, Tamla Motown & Mod Music

Recent interview with DJ Alan Handscombe-Mcgrath.

DJ Alan Handscombe-McGrath

Recent interview with Mod author Tony Beesley.

Guest Interview – Tony Beesley Talks About Collecting Records Part 2

Latest Soul & Mod News

Looking Back – 02/06/18 – Stoke-on-Trent

Recently announced, Looking Back, has to be a definite entry for your diaries. A brilliant DJ lineup including DJs Paul Hallam, Ian Jackson, Smiler, Mike Warburton, Lee Miller, Mace, Rachelle Piper, Bill Kealy, Squeak, Craig Simpson & Neale Dewey. Playing the very best in 60s R&B, 60s Soul, Latin Soul, Mod Jazz & Ska.

Looking Back, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 1QQ - DJs Paul Hallam, Ian Jackson, Smiler, Mike Warburton, Lee Miller, Mace Rachelle Piper, Bill Kealy, Squeak, Craig Simpson & Neale Dewey. Playing 60s R&B, 60s Soul, 'Latin Soul, Mod Jazz & Ska. 02/06/18

Out Of Time 4th Year Anniversary

4th year anniversary Out Of Time in Wolverhampton in May. Tickets available on Saturday 24th February at 10am from ticket source Djs Glyn Preece, Sean Chapman & Wayne Napier Gibbins. Playing 60s RnB, 60s Soul, Latin Soul, Ska, Boogaloo & Mod classics.

Get Smarter – December 8th 2018

The 8th December 2018 sees a great DJ lineup at Get Smarter in Newcastle.  Resident DJs Danny Coates & guest DJs Lee Miller and Mark Annis, will be taking to the decks. Playing some of the very best in 50s & 60s R&B, 60s Soul, Latin Soul, Ska & Booglaoo  and Mod classics. This is an event I highly recommend if you can attend, especially if you live in the North East.


For Dancers Only Rhythm & Blues Weekender – Limerick, June  2018

Recently announced “For Dancers Only Rhythm & Blues Weekender” in Limerick, June 2018. With resident Djs Shane Walsh and Bill Kealy as well as a great line up of guest Djs from some of the very best vintage R&B clubs across the UK. This weekend is a definite must for your diaries. Tickets go on sale on 5th January 2018. For Dancers Only Rhythm & Blues Weekend

Limerick R&B Weekender June 2018







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