Quadrophenia Night Promotions Presents Quadrophenia Night (A tribute to the iconic film)
Over 18’s only
Under 25’s will require ID in order to purchase alcohol
Live film screening and live soundtrack by THE ATLANTICS (Playing the hits from the film including The Real Me, Louie Louie, You Really Got Me, Green Onions, etc.)
With D.J. Drew Stansall from THE SPECIALS.
Dress code. HANDSOME.
Quadrophenia Night at O2 Academy Leeds
Is Quadrophenia’s portrayal of drunkenness, anger, music and alleyway fumbling etched onto your mind? Fans of the 1979 film will find much to love at Quadrophenia Night, which struts its way to Leeds on 19th September. The o2 Academy promises to be full of suited and booted mods doing their best Phil Daniels impressions. The night, which falls on a Friday, will provide a hi-octane start to the weekend. The film will be screened live on a big screen, with a live soundtrack provided by The Atlantics. Quadrophenia Night founder Drew Stansall of The Specials will DJ, while there will be more live music from Paul Weller tribute act The Modfathers.
As The Specials’ sax player, Drew Stansall was at the centre of the culture Quadrophenia helped make famous. He came up with the idea for Quadrophenia Night in 2012, the first event was held in Leicester, close to The Specials’ Coventry base. The night was conceived with the idea of attracting fans of the film and the music featured in it. Quadrophenia Night holds a certain appeal for mods, rude boys and 1960s music enthusiasts. But, more than that, Stansall has created a celebration of the look, feel and sound of a film that’s central to modern British culture.
Alongside Stansall’s involvement on the night, The Atlantics and The Modfathers will play live. Ex members of Leicester band The Screening, The Atlantic will tear through classics from the film including ‘The Real Me’, ‘Louie Louie’, ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Green Onions’. The Modfathers, who call themselves “a tribute to the iconic Paul Weller and his musical influence over the last four decades”, will play before them. DJs will keep the crowd dancing long into the night, on an evening that promises the raw and wild abandon conjured in the film.
Released in 1979, Quadrophenia was loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name. Franc Roddam directs a cast including Phil Daniels, Ray Winstone and Leslie Ash in a film that tells the story of Jimmy, a disillusioned and reckless teenage mod. Love, music, drugs, violence and romance characterise a film that struck a chord with its audience.
Quadrophenia Night celebrates the breathless rush of Roddam’s now legendary film. More than a compelling cinematic story, Quadrophenia distilled an important moment in British music culture. With the dress code set to ‘handsome’, the Academy will be full of well turned out fans gathered to celebrate it in style.
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