One of the teams of people responsible for mod-centric club night Fabulous, Paul Reeves, emailed Buzz with a warm recollection of the magazine running a feature on the night back in the late 90s. At the time, they were pretty new on the scene, and much water has passed under the bridge since then of course: Dempseys, their longstanding host venue, is now a destination for Bundesliga and bad burgers, but for what Fabulous are calling their 23rd-anniversary party they’re over in Cathays, and you can expect the vibe to be as much like old times as possible.
Fabulous was borne out of the south Wales mod/scooter scene, and has maintained a playlist policy to match. Mod music tastes are more diverse than music categorised as mod tends to be, although expect DJs (Chris Francis, Moz and Ken Dunn) to draw on the 1960s predominantly. Think Northern soul bangers, Motown and Stax hits, slightly earlier R&B and uptempo ska and reggae numbers.
words NOEL GARDNER
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