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We reported on the New Untouchables website back in January the passing of one of our heroes and good friend Mike Evans bass player of the Action. Well sadly another one of our idols from the band lead singer Reg King died on Friday 8 October from cancer. Two members of our favorite band and much loved Mod group passing away in one year is a cruel blow.
A small group of fans managed to attend Reggie’s funeral on Tuesday 26 October in South London with less than 24 hours notice for a wonderful service with ‘Since I Lost My Baby’ and ‘Shadows and Reflections’ both played at the beginning and end of the service.
I know there would have been many more fans who would like to have attended and paid their respects to both Mike and Reg so please join us when the New Untouchables will pay tribute to both Mike and Reg on Sat 13 November at Charlotte Street Blues Club (a stone’s throw from Mike’s old office in Goodge Street) on our 13th anniversary party.
The band will always be closely linked to our hearts and minds here at N.U HQ. The Action played a pivotal role in our early days, between the first reformation show in Ryde Theatre, IOW on August bank holiday 1998 to the last show at Modstock in 2004 we shared many wonderful experiences and great memories I will never forget. The band members especially Mike went on to become good friends and I miss all the great banter we had about football and music.
A few months ago a great band from Pompey got in touch by the name of ‘The Birdcage Set’ after the infamous Mod/R&B venue on the south coast which will always be synonymous with The Action after their legendary performances and scooter escorts from the edge of town to the venue. The Birdcage Set naturally perform a number of Action songs including ‘Shadows and Reflections’, ‘Hey Sha-Lo-Ney’, ‘I’ll keep on holding on’ and ‘In My Lonely Room’ and will add a few more to the repertoire for this special occasion along with other Mod anthems.
Pete and Roger from the band will be there along with band member’s family and friends including the author of the forthcoming Action book Jane Sheppard whose partner Ian Hebditch the number one Action fan also sadly passed away not so long ago.
A phenomenal night anticipated what with our dj team taking the party way into the wee hours with two rooms of the best music ever made and a chance to appreciate the amazing legacy of THE ‘Ultimate’ ACTION and raise a glass to Mike, Reggie and Ian we do hope you can join us!
Regards Rob Bailey
Top 5 Tunes at the Moment
'Wasn't it you' ‘Shadows and Reflections’, ‘Hey Sha-Lo-Ney’, ‘I’ll keep on holding on’ and ‘In My Lonely Room’