We are pleased to confirm that The Lambrettas will be performing at Chiddfest Chapter 6.
The Lambrettas came into being in the late 1970’s – they are most remembered for their second single Poison Ivy, and album Beat Boys in the Jet Age – see history below….
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 they were back together permanently.
2019 will see two anniversaries for The Lambrettas. As they formed in 1979, it will mark 40 years from their beginnings. They called it a day in 1982. Since 1982 up to 2009 the band got back together now and then, but never with the intention of it being permanent. However – more currently, they have been gigging consistently since 2009, so 2019 will mark 10 years that they have been back out there.
Other than Doug and Paul, Phil has played with The Lambrettas longer than any other member, old and new. We all know that there are always people who don’t embrace change, but hope that people will come and watch us with an open mind and enjoy it for what it is. We have a firm grasp on our heritage, but also a clear idea on the future.
Doug, Paul, Phil, Ant, Dan and Richard look forward to catching up with friends old and new at one of their gigs soon. We’re looking forward to some exciting things for the 2019 anniversaries