SUIT YOURSELF NEWS
Well, here we are, another decade has arrived! can you believe it was 60 years ago that the first Modernists started to appear in some of the cool hangouts across this land of ours. Emerging from the Beatnick haze of the late 50's intercontinentalists and fashionistas began taking fashion, music, transport and style to another level, drawing influences from our European and American counterparts these forward thinking self styled gurus began laying the foundations of a scene that has lasted the aforementioned 60 year period, a scene that even today continues to push forward in terms of it's thinking but tips a very fine eloquent hat to our forefathers and mothers in the past. Here, at Suit Yourself, 60 years later we celebrate the past, present and future of a much loved Modernist, or Mod way of life (whichever takes your fancy) and we do it by promoting people, events, new music, scooter clubs, businesses, authors, artists, DJ's and other media dedicated to moving the scene forward, forever forging a new future in a true Modernist way whilst never straying too far from the code of the cool of 60 years ago. It's a challenge but an exciting one, we hope you will join us in celebrating our 60 year heritage, there are some incredible events and some very exciting things planned for 2020.
Talking about HUGE events in 2020, our Bristol weekender has now sold out!, thank you for your support, it's going to be EPIC with Small Fakers, Big Boss Man, our own Little Triggers, Hey Bulldog and more playing live with guest DJ's from all over including Out Of Times Glyn Preece, Chills and Fever's Andy Hill, New Untouchables's Lee Miller, Wang Dang Doodle's Rob Powner, Sen-Sa-Shun and Spinout legends Lee and Dave Grimshaw and lots lots more......
In other news, our second release on Suit Yourself records features a killer 7 inch single from a true Mod Icon - The one and only FAY HALLAM!, Fay has bought the Prime movers fantastic 'GREENHOUSE' bang up to date with a brand new production with the legendary ANDY LEWIS and with a poptastic classic, a cover of Rainbow's Since you've been gone on the B side this is going to be huge!, We have a limited run of 500 and is available in store NOW!
You may have noticed that we have been gearing up our online store with some incredible merchandise and gifts. We are now stocking Faye Hallam T-shirts and mugs, Little Triggers albums, our own exclusive T-shirt designs bought to you by some of the top Mod designers, DVD's and our own exclusive Suit Yourself mugs. Also our brand new Suit Yourself 2020 Calendar! this is a first for us and all the profits for the calendar are going straight to Prostate Cancer UK. we are down to our last few calendars so grab one while you can.
If radio is your thing our very own Brighton man about town Alan Saunders continues to step up to the mike with his own radio show, The Suit Yourself Shakedown radio show on Brighton's very own 1BTN FM, 101.4 fm and the TUNEIN app fortnightly on Tuesdays 2pm - 4pm. this will be a fortnightly show with amazing music and incredible guests which will make you feel warm and fuzzy. Click on the Mixcloud button on top of the site for all the shows.
Website updates this month will include 2 exclusive interviews, Andy Morling, author of the incredible book 'Mod Ghosts' and Intercontinentalist and award winning fashion designer Gill Evans-Catling who is one of the original Mods that we mentioned at the top of this piece. Lastly we have some extremely exciting news to share with you towards the end of January that will blow your socks off and will ensure that Suit Yourself Modernist Culture will remain at the forefront of our forward thinking scene - exciting stuff.