INTERVIEWS - ARTICLES

AWOL's ADRIAN HAWKINS 2019

Suit Yourself interviews the man behind the mighty AWOL events just before his SOLD OUT weekender in Leeds. In this exclusive interview Adrian talks to us about the history of AWOL - A Way Of Life, his own history within the scene, his love of the current scene and what it was like to get married at a Mod rally, yes you heard that right.....

FAY HALLAM - 2019

Suit Yourself interviews the incredible FAY HALLAM! Mod Royalty -  Makin' Time, Prime Movers, Phaze, The Fay Hallam Group. Hammond groove genius and vocal star. Fay talks to us about her illustrious career, her amazing time as part of Mod supergroup Makin' Time, her inspirations and what's next for this queen of Hammond soul......

MATT BOND FROM SMALL FAKERS - 2019

We interview the front man from the incredible SMALL FAKERS, MATT BOND. Matt talks to Cris Davies about what it's like to be in the number one tribute band of The Small Fakers before their eagerly awaited gig as part of the Bristol Modernist weekender in March 2020.

KING OF LATIN SOUL JOE BATAAN - 2019

Andy Hill interviews the King of Latin Soul Joe Bataan, in this exclusive interview Joe talks to Andy about his life growing up in Spanish Harlem, New York, his early musical influences, breaking into churches to play the organ, his street corner days and how the Boogaloo scene turned him into an international superstar.

BRIGHTON PARTS 1 & 2 PLUS MAD MODS IN BRIGHTON - 2019

We write up Brighton 2019 in 2 parts as it was so HUGE this year. Check out parts 1 and 2 and also 4 exclusive images in our Mad Mods in Brighton section, brilliant images, fantastic people, fab scooters and lots and lots of fun......

CAROLE HARRISON - ALL OR NOTHING - 2019

Andy Hill gets up close with All Or Nothing - The Musical producer and actress Carole Harrison, in this Andy's debut interview for Suit Yourself he talks candidly to Carol about her life as an early Mod, her influences, fashion and Go Go dancing.

THE NEW UNTOUCHABLES - 2019

An exclusive look into one of the scenes BIGGEST international promotions companies, over 30 years as DJ and promoter, we get to grips with Rob Bailey, the man behind Le Beat Bespoke, Mousetrap, Brighton, Margate and countless other incredible events.

GARY 'SPIDER' SHAIL - 2019

Suit Yourself gets to grips with one of the BiGGEST stars of the BIGGEST Mod film - QUADROPHENIA. Gary Shail A.K.A Spider gives us a great insight into the movie, his own glittering career and the future - This is a MUST read.

POLLY M LOVE - 2019

Suit Yourself is very proud to bring you this exclusive interview with Mary Quant collector, DJ, Designer, Stylist and all round Irish Modernist Icon Polly M Love, Polly talks to Cris Davies about her love of Quant and how her collection ended up in the V&A in London as part of the huge exhibition. She also talks, music, family, the Irish scene and what makes her tick in the scene.

PAUL MARTIN REVIEWS MODS - SHAPING A GENERATION - 2019

PURVEYORS OF STYLE's PAUL MARTIN reviews the exhibition Mods - Shaping a generation. Based in Leicester the exhibition looks back at the scene in Leicester and Nottingham with fantastic displays and wonderful period pieces including scooters and some pretty sharp clothing.

PAUL 'SAMMY' THOMAS'S BEAUTIFUL VESPA SPORTIQUE - 2019

We pop over to Wales to spend time with the owner of this beautiful Vespa Sportique 150, take photos, drink Italian coffee and eat cake, the perfect way to spend an afternoon.

LAURA SHAW REVIEWS THE MARY QUANT EXHIBITION - 2019

Modernist Laura Shaw reviews the incredible Mary Quant exhibition at the V&A in London in part one of our two part series about the collection, this much anticipated exhibition of Mary Quants designs have had fans flocking from around the world, here Laura and her mum visit the show and tell us all about it....

THE NEW UNTOUCHABLES BUCKINGHAM PALACE RUN 2019

The New Untouchables, once again hit the streets of London with their epic annual scooter run, we were there taking snaps and loving the cool vibe of this amazing event.

THE BRISTOL MODERNIST & SIXTIES WEEKEND 2019

We take a look back at our own weekender in Bristol, to all those that attended we thank you, it was an fantastic successful weekend of great music, cool people, lovely scooters and lots of goodness, roll on 2020!!!

WIGAN CASINO'S RICHARD SEARLING - 2019

Legendary Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling has just released a book and album about the halcyon days of the Northern soul super club and his own story of his life as part of this incredible scene. Cris Davies manages to catch a bit of time with the busy radio presenter and promoter for an exclusive interview.

SINGING AND DJ STAR LUCINDA SLIM - 2019

From humble beginnings bumping into legendary DJ Keb Darge through to Madam Jo Jo's nightclub in London onto international soul sensation. Lucinda Slim's debut album sold out almost instantly on vinyl, this talented lady has sung with Zap Mama and The Stone Foundation. Here we catch up with the star to talk to her about her journey.....

UBER MOD COOL DESIGNER LISA STANLEY - 2019

Lisa Stanley is fast becoming the number one designer and shirt maker for Modernists in the UK, we catch up with the rising seamstress star from Birmingham to chat about all things sharp, cool and collective.

RICHARD SEARLE - CORDUROY - 2019

We track down bass guitarist Richard Searle from the legendary Acid Jazz outfit Corduroy before the band plays at our exclusive Brighton gig in March and an appearance on Alan Saunders' Suit Yourself Shakedown Show on 1BTN FM Radio in February for this, exclusive interview.

BIG BOSS MAN - 2019

Cris Davies talks with Big Boss Man's Nass Bouzida in this exclusive interview ahead of the 2020 Bristol Modernist weekender about the legendary Big Boss Man and alter ego The Bongolian, the music, the mod connection and how Nass keeps his hands soft....

PAUL MARTIN - PURVEYOR OF STYLE - 2019

Cris Davies catches up with Paul Martin, the man behind the incredible 'Purveyors of style' Facebook group, in this exclusive Paul talks music, fashion, rallies, favourite haunts, friends and what it's like running such a Super-Group! (Like what we did there?)

FRENCH BOUTIK - 2019

Suit Yourself catches up with the fantastic French Mod power pop band French Boutik. We talk to to lead singer Gabriella about her connections with the Mod scene, the bands influences and what makes French Boutik the successful international act they are today.

GRAHAM LENTZ - THE INFUENTIAL FACTOR

An exclusive interview with the man behind the book, Graham talks with us about his love of the scene, his writing and musical career, his life and his work with the New Untouchables and March of the Mods.

WELSH MOD: OUR STORY

Cris Davies interviews top Welsh Mod Claire Mahoney about her new book 'Welsh Mod: Our story' The book looks at the Welsh Mod scene with some amazing insights and fantastic interviews. in this exclusive interview Claire gives us an insight into the making of the book and talks to us about her own history in the scene.

MARK BAXTER / BAX

Cris Davies talks to Mark (Bax) Baxter about his incredible life as an author and production company. The much anticipated release of John Simons - A Modernist became one of the Modernist features 2018. Bax as he is affectionately known talks about his childhood and the influences that the Modernist culture has had on his life growing up in London and what it means to him moving forward.

MAD MODS AND A CAMERA

Suit Yourself interviews Duncan James from Mad Mods and a camera, about his year long project behind the lens capturing the Mod scene. His experiences are heart warming and this celebrated artist has become part of today's modernist fabric.

LE TELE FONKY SON RADIO SHOW

Suit Yourself catches up with DJ/Selector Laurent ChristianJames Gregoire AKA LCJG STAX and talks to him about his ultra hip radio show in Paris/ France.

SUAVE COLLECTIVE

Cris Davies interviews Jason Brummell from Suave Collective about his ultra cool collection of short story novelists that have taken the Mod world by storm. Jason Disley one of the collective also tells us about his own successful novel in the series.

ART & HUE - SIXTIES POP ART

Art & Hue is proudly Made in Britain. They create stylish pop art on various themes mostly inspired by the 1960s, cult film & TV, and Modernism. Perfection in POP ART.!

LORENZO SALVATORI - CAPARARI CLOTHING

Suit Yourself interviews Lorenzo Salvatori from Italian style house Capirari clothing. Lorenzo talks about his love of Italian Mod fashion, his own unique label, his love of the Mod scene and the future of this incredible brand.

MODERNIST MAZ WELLER

Suit Yourself talks to an old friend and legendary lady of the Mod Scene for almost 40 years, Maz Weller. We chat about her time as a Mod, her memories, her show winning scooters, many stories and vision of the future.

MODS THE NEW RELIGION

We caught up with the author of 'MODS The New Religion' Paul (Smiler) Anderson, we talk music, fashion, DJ'ing, writing, exhibitions and all things explicitly cool. Paul has been part of the scene since the late 70's, with so much to say, so here we have 2 interviews! About the Scene, then about his Books.

SUIT YOURSELF'S ALAN SAUNDERS

We get to grip with Alan Saunders, co director of Suit Yourself Modernist Culture and Music culture for an exclusive interview, in it he talks Hong Kong, what it was like to be the only Mod in the village, his passion for the scene, his work with incredible live acts and his journey from humble beginnings through to every celebrity's best pal.

SUIT YOURSELF'S CRIS DAVIES

When Paul Martin asked our Cris for an interview for his Facebook page there was no way Cris was going to say no, here is the full interview with Cris waffling about his life and the Suit Yourself Modernist story.

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