Find out why Bradley Wiggins loves the mod culture at a gig this Saturday

BRADLEY Wiggins’ triumph in the Tour de France sparked a renewed interest in the mod culture and lifestyle of which he is a huge fan – so why not go along to the King’s Arms, Saffron Walden, this Saturday to hear the legendary sounds of The Jam and find out more.

Local band ‘the mod cons’, who tour as a Jam tribute band, play a mix of mod & mod revival tunes in their set – including The Who, Small Faces & the Chords.

“It’s always nice to be back playing in Saffron Walden, and the King’s Arms is like a home ground for us”, said a band spokesman.

“The town is a pilgrimage for mods due to the link with Small Faces frontman Steve Marriott, who was sadly killed in a housefire in Arkesden in 1991, and it’s always nice to see a few scooters in the car park at the King’s Arms.

“There has been a lot of interest in the mod culture & lifestyle this week following celebrity mod Bradley Wiggin’s triumph in the Tour de France, and anyone wanting to see what the movement is about should come down to the gig.”

Saffron Walden’s own Matt Bonito, a regular performer at the Waldstock charity music festival and at pubs in the town, will be the supporting act.

The gig starts at 8.30pm and entry is free.