There was a big Modernist revival in the UK in 1979-1980, both in fashion and in music. Although The Jam became massive with their brand of Mod music there was a handful of others who scored some big hits, most notably Secret Affair and The Lambrettas. The Lambrettas were one of the defining bands of the 1979 mod revival. They had the added attraction of being based in Brighton which has long been associated with Mod history. The band originally comprised Jez Bird (vocals and guitar), Doug Sanders (vocals and guitar), Mark Ellis (bass) and Paul Wincer (drums). The band first performed on June 9, 1979, playing at an all-day Mod concert held in the ballroom at the end of Hastings pier.