Night an act of faith for DJs

Former Last Peach musicians Dave Cooper, back, and Mark Hodkinson. On Saturday, June 8, 2013, they launch their first True Faith night as DJs at Nelson's Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge.
Former Last Peach musicians Dave Cooper, back, and Mark Hodkinson. On Saturday, June 8, 2013, they launch their first True Faith night as DJs at Nelson's Wine Bar, Hebden Bridge.

Two music press stalwarts are pooling their talents again to offer fans something different with an 80s night.

But this is an 80s night with a difference, with the emphasis on post-punk and indie music rather than the New Romantics and stadium behemoths often associated with that decade’s musical trends.

A couple of decades ago, Dave Cooper and Mark Hodkinson were singer/guitarist and guitarist in the Last Peach, the upper valley band who played with the likes of Pulp and The Mock Turtles, receiving acclaim for their EPs, Jarvis and String-Like.

Now they are launching a night dedicated to their favourite sounds at Nelson’s Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge, on Saturday, June 8.

David said: “We want to evoke memories of the clubs we went to when we were younger. Places like the Tramshed, the Kibbutz and the Zoo Bar in Halifax, or Devilles or the Hacienda in Manchester. If it goes well we’ve plans to hold more.”

Until recently David has been running the Bramsche Bar in Todmorden which was themed similar to the famous Hacienda Club in Manchester.

Mark said: “Lots of people of our generation are still massively into music but there are few places where you can hear it played loud and mix with others into the same stuff. This is a chance to do just that.”

Entrance is free on the night which begins at 9pm and lasts until 1am.