|Secret Affair/The Method - Porth, The Factory - 24th September 2011|
|Written by Mark Leyshon|
|Saturday, 15 October 2011 04:00|
The recently revamped Pop Factory in Porth (now simply called The Factory) reopened its doors recently with a gig by late seventies/early eighties mod band Secret Affair.
The audience gathered for the evening was a mixed bunch with a strong element of forty and fifty somethings who had dusted off their Fred Perrys and Ben Shermans for the night, alongside a good number of younger fans curious to see what the fuss was all about.
The Method who were supporting tonight provided a strong R & B sound that went down well with the crowd. They also looked the part and by the end of their set they had the audience up dancing to their sounds which were heavily influenced by sixties bands such as The Small Faces and The Kinks as well as later bands such as The Style Council and The Jam.
However, it was Secret Affair that the crowd had come to see and they certainly didn't disappoint. They started at a cracking pace and didn't let up throughout a blistering set, which featured a great brass section. They saved their best until last with rousing renditions of 'Time For Action' and 'My World' as well as a few sixties classics.
Quite clearly, there is a great demand for retro bands such as these and the fans clearly enjoyed their memories of yesteryear with their anthemic chanting of "mods, mods, mods" the lasting memory of a most enjoyable gig.