Galivanting Devizes Scooter Club return to town all proud for winning “the best turned out club,” at an Isle of Wight scooter rally. Meanwhile I stayed in, adding Bad Manners tribute act The Special Brew’s logo to their own rally poster; where’s the justice in that?!
So yeah, a hit with Devizes last month, The Special Brew has been booked and added to the fine selection of other mod and ska bands due to play next year’s rally at the New Inn, Coate. This aside for now, I thought it due time to highlight the next couple of events for the Scooter Club.
I know, last post I wrote about them said the All That Soul band was to be their next event, on 25th August, but I hold my hands up, that was wrong. Genuine mistake, I’m not a rocker or nothing, but there’s a couple of summer dates for your diary before this.
Spinning favourite mod, soul and ska tunes, DJ Shaun is welcomed back to the Conservative Club on the 30th June, for Suited & Booted, tickets are a fiver from the club, Jeffersons, Vinyl Realm, or seven quid on the door.
After this, The Scooter Club invite one and all to their Charity Barbeque Day, also at the Cons Club on Saturday 21st July. There promises to be lots to keep the young-uns happy, and perhaps a few older ones too, given enough Tizer; a bouncy castle, Gladiator soft play, and a variety of games. Obviously there’s a barbeque, least it’d defeat the object, there’ll be trophies awarded for those furthest travelled, the best Lambretta, best Vespa and the best turned out club!
If there’s not the compulsory raffle too, I’ll eat my trilby.
Local rock cover band, Eazilyled will play, as they rocked the Scooter Club’s Family Fun Day last year, and include classics from The Clash, Beatles, The Who, Monkees and the Buzzcocks in their repertoire, to name but a few.
I’ll also be down there playing some tunes, as soon as it starts at midday, or when they’ve dragged me from the bar and let me loose at the very least. Come down and say hello, meet the club, see some awesome scooters, have a beer, have fun, have a beer, etc! Oh, and grab something from the barbie too, as the profits will be handed over to the Devizes & District Opportunity Centre, a preschool for children with disabilities and learning difficulties. Mine is a cheeseburger, onions and relish, TIA.
So yeah, I don’t know why, I’m rambling a bit now, you’ve probably seen the rather smashing posters about it all anyway, this is just a little push to come and join in, scooterist or not. Did you like the BBQ one? Adam, the Colonel of the Scooter Club, suggested “a skinhead in club top behind a BBQ with hat on, etc?”
Negatively I replied, “I’ve sketched a hotdog on a scooter,” and I did, and it came out surprisingly alright(ish!) After all, who wouldn’t want to come to an event with a hotdog riding a scooter on its flyer, I ask you?!