30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Tribute Night: The Small Faces

Suggested donation £5

The 2019 spring edition of Tribute Night pays homage to one of the most iconic and influential bands of the 1960s.

In mid-1965, four like-minded mods came together to form The Small Faces, ‘Face’ being a mod term given to the most highly regarded of the mods, and ‘Small’ because all members were shorter than average.  Their career was also short; the band split in 1968, with lead singer & guitarist Steve Marriott going off to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton, and the remaining members continuing as The Faces with the somewhat taller Ron Wood and Rod Stewart.  Despite the lack of longevity, The Small Faces were emblematic of a fast-moving youth culture: mod-ish street style peacocks and R&B/soul obsessives, they were young, hip and hyper.

This event is also an opportunity to remember our friend Matthew Farrall, who didn’t quite reach his 50th birthday in May last year.  He was a fan of The Small Faces and a keen supporter of Tribute Night, the Rising Sun, and anything that brings people together to be creative, and he wrote about it all with such a stylish and chucklesome turn of phrase in The Whitley Pump. We still miss you, Matty. 

All donations at this event will go to Whitley Community Development Association to help fund the purchase and installation of publicly accessible defibrillators.

Doors open at 8pm for a prompt 8:30pm start.

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