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Beano on the Sea

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 12:11:28 Europe/London

Beano on the Sea is a 3 day festival on the newly refurbished Hastings Pier that promises to be a celebration of the 1990's, a glorious era for British music!

Taking place on the 8th, 9th and 10th of September with a star studded bill including Embrace, Dodgy, Cast, The Bluetones, Black Grape, Space and Reef, this really is shaping up to be a slice of "Cool Britannia by the Seaside"!

Alongside the music there is also film screenings of "Supersonic" and "Made of Stone" to take you right back to the...

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Merc Culture - Gents of London

Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:53:58 Europe/London

Since opening its doors on Amwell Street, London EC1 in early 2014, Gents Of London has developed a reputation for being "a cut above" the average barbers.
 
With a beautifully restored original 1960s interior, a playlist of the finest Soul/British music and a coffee machine that is always on, it has become a the "go to" place for those in the know.
 
With such attention to detail, Gents of London has not only attracted film crews drawn to its vintage layout, but also a strong "Mod" clientele, so mu...
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Merc Culture - Matteo Sedazzar - A Crafty Catch-up

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:04:37 Europe/London

Matteo Sedazzari is an author whose semi autobiographical debut book "A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of A Teenage Mod" has been critically acclaimed and widely praised as a funny, touching, bittersweet and above all highly accurate account of growing up in and around the Mod Revival of the late 1970s.

Described by none other than Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) as a "A great debut that deals with the joys and pains of growing up", we at Merc loved the way Matteo seamlessly wove a story in and around the ...

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Merc Culture - A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of a Teenage Mod

Friday, 6 January 2017 10:22:10 Europe/London

A Crafty Cigarette, Tales of a Teenage Mod" is the critically acclaimed debut novel by Matteo Sedazzari.

Semi autobiographical, it's fast paced and an immensely enjoyable tale of a young boy coming of age during the Mod Revival of the late 1970s.

The main and nameless character, growing up in a Surrey suburb finds his life turned up side down upon being Introduced to The Jam's 1978 album "All Mod Cons" by his older brother.
Immediately identifying with the lyrics and drawn to the sharp looks of th...

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Merc Culture - Paul Hallam - A Slice of Mod History

Tuesday, 8 November 2016 08:38:19 Europe/London

Time for action, Paul suited up back in the day
 
Paul Hallam is a man whose images of the Mod Revival Period during the early 1980s perfectly capture a vibrant time in the British Subculture.
 
A "Jack of all trades" Paul has been involved in the Mod scene since the summer of 1979 when, as a 14 year old, his head was turned by the sharp looks, style and music that accompanied the Mod revival of that time.
 
From running events and Mod clubs at the tender age of 17, Paul developed a name as a DJ and e...
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Merc Scenes - On The Set of "Undercover"

Monday, 22 August 2016 12:00:00 Europe/London

Clothes make the man. Although, in realty, there is clearly much more to a person than an outfit can express, there is no doubt that fashion can make a statement. In the world of film this is a very useful tool. A character’s outfit can be of huge aid, not only when creating a first impression, but also when it comes to showcasing the status and development of a character within the storyline. Merc are very proud to have partnered with a variety of movie projects over the years and to have helpe...

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Merc Culture - Sawdust Caesars

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 09:26:33 Europe/London

Tony Beesley, one of the faces!


Tony Beesley is a author whose background and love of the British Subcultures has seen him produce one of the finest published pieces of work regarding the "Mod Scene" with his book "Sawdust Ceasers".

With its title coined from the infamous description of young Mods up in front of the Judge after disturbances in Margate in 1964, the book is a first hand account from people who were there and details the scene from its origins until the present day.

Lovingly compiled,...
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Merc Faces - Symond the Skin

Friday, 13 May 2016 10:43:55 Europe/London

Symond - On a postcard sold by Merc from its Carnaby Street store on the 1980s

 

Symond Lawes is pretty much a lifelong Skinhead who has been fully immersed in the "Boots n Braces" culture since being attracted to the looks and sounds of the movement as a 13 year old kid.

His striking style and image saw him portray Skinheads in TV shows and Films such as The Bill, Doctor Who and a even voiced a Gangster Torturer in the PlayStation 2 game The Getaway. 

He was also the face on a highly popular Postca...

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Merc Scenes - On The Set Of 'Hooligan Legacy'

Friday, 4 March 2016 13:25:00 Europe/London

on the pitch

Clothes – we all wear them. That is why working for a fashion company can take you to all kinds of places. The set of a movie for example, a side of the film industry most people never see. Merc has been lucky enough to have been represented in a whole range of movies, such as Martha Pinson’s latest drama ‘Tomorrow’, crime thriller sequel ‘Bonded By Blood 2’ and the soon to be released comedy ‘Eye Digress’, starring Timothy Spall.

The latest project is ‘Hooligan Legacy’ (working title), a Picture...

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Merc Culture - Northern Exposure

Thursday, 4 February 2016 08:41:56 Europe/London

Rachel Brown is the driving force, brains and "face" of the newly launched "Northern Exposure Webzine" which aims to help promote and introduce people to all that is new, up and coming and worth looking out for in the British music scene, with particular attention to Indie/Mod/Rock n Roll.

Passionate and driven about her music and the "British Subcultures" Rachel and her team are working tirelessly to ensure the webpage and Social media platforms are a "go to" site for those wanting to be kept up...

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