The Lambrettas came into being in late 1970’s. The original members were Doug Sanders, Paul Wincer, Mark Ellis and Jez Bird. They are most remembered for their second single Poison Ivy, and album Beat Boys in the Jet Age.
In 2009 Doug and Paul were asked if they would get back together to do a short set at a Modrophenia event in Brighton. As Jez could no longer be with them, and Mark was in America, they were joined by Phil Edwards on guitar and Chris Venzi-James on bass. After the Brighton gig it was clear that they were back together permanently.
In 2014, due to other commitments Chris was replaced temporarily by Nick Beetham on bass. However, they now have full time bass player Ant Wellman, who joined them at the beginning of 2015.
In the summer of 2015 the addition of a 3-piece brass section for some shows has added a new dynamic to The Lambrettas. They are Helen Kane on trumpet, Dan Rehahn on trombone and Mark Mansell on sax. They have joined The Lambrettas for most shows ever since.
Support comes from Alley Club faves The Face, an original 1979 Mod Revival band. They've played with Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), The Purple Hearts, Squire and The Small Hours to name just a few.
Their music resembles the 60's Beat genre, but with a definite 70's New Wave influence to give it a hard edge and high energy.
Bonus support (arrive early to see them!) are the hottest and newest young band to hit the scene in a very long time, The Prince Regents. Only 16-18 years old, the boys show a maturity way ahead of their ages.
Coffee Shop Girl, the debut single is to be released on The Alley Club's new record label on 30 April. A vinyl single, live album and film are all set set to follow. The boys are busy gigging around England building an ever increasing following with Italian/Spanish tours in the pipeline too. The band describe their sound as 60's Beat/Garage and Rhythm & Blues.
Current Line Up:
Doug Sanders, Paul Wincer, Phil Edwards, Ant Wellman and Helen Kane, Dan Rehahn, Mark Mansell
Plus support from The Face and The Prince Regents
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