Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ban Nylon Polo Tops

For all you lads out there who are in to there 60s clothing,

we have got some amazing new vintage

1960s Ban nylon polo tops, Levi's trousers, scarfs & skinny ties .

Hard to find items, so do not miss OUT!

All @Urban Village this week.

Monday, 27 June 2011


In our Urban Village store we always sell a superb range

of Vintage style sunglasses.

We also sell online.

Get some now before the heat wave!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

The Sixties Boys

The Sixties Boys

Price: £9.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

The Sixties Boys takes you on a nostalgic and remarkable trip down memory lane of the 1960s. The foreword has been written by Tony Christie who started his musical career in the sixties and has had many hit records including that classic, 'Is This The Way To Amarillo'. There have been many rave reviews of The Sixties Boys on Television, Radio, National Press and Magazines, so much so that a second print run is being done.

It's a story of a group of young lads who live life to the full in the Swinging Sixties and form a group which takes them on a remarkable journey of an era where there was so much fun and adventure.

Remember Winkle-Pickers, Dansette Record Players, Mini-Skirts, Mods 'an' Rockers, Pirate Radio Stations, Ford Cortina's, and Watneys Red Barrel, its all here and lots more.

This is a must buy for anyone who was there in the Sixties or indeed anyone younger who wished they could've lived the experience of what it was like.

With it's 224 pages, excellent photographs and the authors unique style, you won't be able to suppress the smiles as you enjoy this book.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Mostly Jazz Festival

Its almost here!

Mostly Jazz Festival Office
82 Fazeley Street
Birmingham B5 5RD

Information line : 07512 378 818.

Our information line is manned part time but we do check our emails daily.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Photo Shoot With Francesca Hancox

Urban Village has got a forthcoming photo shoot coming up at the start of July with Francesca Hancox. We are very excited as the last shoot was superb!
Check out Fran's work at:

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

British Volkswagen Festival

British Volkswagen Festival

2nd & 3rd July 2011

The weekend starts with visitors intending to camp for the weekend arriving from 2pm on Friday 1st July 2011. Please note that the gates to the showground are closed between midnight and 9am.

Saturday and Sunday are the show days with a large number of activities and events taking place. For the younger visitors to the show there is a free creche, clown shows, balloon modelling and a circus workshop running on both days.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Mostly Jazz Festival

The Mostly Jazz Festival is coming up soon,

have you got your ticket!

It is going to be a superb event :0)

Log onto the link below for more information:

Monday, 13 June 2011

1970s & 1980s Vintage Shorts

1970s & 1980s Vintage Shorts now in store.

All sizes and colours.

ONLY £8.00 each, Bargain!


Saturday, 11 June 2011

Secret Affair

Secret Affair tonight,

makes me feel 15 again!

History on the band:

n a period of a little over two years, Secret Affair posted five releases in the UK Singles Chart and released three albums. The debut single "Time For Action" sold over 200,000 copies and reached number 13 in the UK chart, putting the band at the forefront of the mod revival movement. More chart success followed with "Let Your Heart Dance", "My World" and "Sound Of Confusion".

Formed after the demise of the CBS Records signed power pop band New Hearts, singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns spent the second half of 1978 writing songs that would form the basis of the first two Secret Affair albums. They also drew up plans for a smart-dressing youth movement – the Glory Boys – based around the idea of 1960s gangster chic and influenced by the movie, Performance.

After spending January 1979 demoing songs, Page and Cairns enlisted the services of bassist Dennis Smith from the power pop band Advertising and Young Bucks drummer Seb Shelton. Saxophone player Dave Winthrop would join later in the year.

From its very first gig, opening for The Jam at Reading University in February 1979, the band was adopted by a group of East End Mods, who readily embraced Page’s Glory Boy concept. This group of fans began referring to themselves as Glory Boys, often tattooing the name on their arms or inner lips as a badge of allegiance. Secret Affair had become so closely linked to the emerging mod revival that in March 1979 Cairns wrote what would become the youth movement's main anthem, "Time For Action".

Just a few months later, Secret Affair had signed to Arista Records and formed its own label, I-Spy Records and "Time For Action" was in the chart. It was soon followed into the charts by "Let Your Heart Dance", "My World" and "Sound Of Confusion". The first two albums, Glory Boys (December 1979) and Behind Closed Doors (September 1980), with its more complex orchestrated arrangements, proved successful and in its first year Secret Affair regularly appeared on the BBC Television show Top Of The Pops and was a cover star of many UK music magazines, including New Musical Express, Sounds and Smash Hits. I-Spy Records also released singles by ska legend Laurel Aitken, Eddie Floyd and Squire.

The music videos for several of the band's songs were directed by Steve Barron.

Likened to Jimmy Pursey, Page was asked to appear on UK television programmes and was viewed as an articulate spokesman for his generation, although his opinionated views alienated as many potential fans as they won over.

The mod movement that had swept Secret Affair into the pop charts had all but evaporated by mid 1980, losing out to the rival 2 Tone fashion movement, and after the release of the band's second album, drummer Shelton quit to join the "Come On Eileen" era Dexys Midnight Runners. Secret Affair regrouped, recruiting ex-Advertising drummer Paul Bultitude and embarking on a lengthy tour of the United States, before returning in late 1981 with its final chart hit, "Do You Know".

One more single followed, "Lost In The Night", before the release of Business As Usual, an album that saw the band return to the rock-soul fusion of its earlier work. Although a spirited album, it was a commercial failure and Secret Affair split-up midway through 1982.

Cairns went on to form a band called Flag, with Archie Brown from The Bureau and signed a recording contract in the US He subsequently teamed up with Scottish singer Alan King in Walk on Fire, writing the majority of the band's material and playing keyboards on tours. Signing to MCA in the U.S., the band released the album Blind Faith in 1990 and toured supporting Foreigner, Nils Lofgren and the Dan Reed Network before Cairns joined Gibson Guitars USA as Special Projects Manager. Page released two solo singles before leaving the music industry.

Friday, 10 June 2011

The Mod Scene

If you dig the Mod scene and love looking at cool photo's past and present.

Check out Mod Photographs on the link below.

The group is to celebrate one of Britain's finest Music & Fashion cultures.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Vintage Aprons

We will be selling a fine collection of vintage aprons

at our Urban Village shop.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

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