You’ll see them at Big 7 – meet Springtide Cavalry!

Springtide Cavalry always find scooter and mod events fun, so we found out a bit more about the band, what they like most about rallies and where you can expect to see them this rally season.

The line-up started in 2007, with all the band members hailing from Kent. With a mix of influences, they started playing gigs at local festivals, pubs and working men’s clubs.

They soon started playing rallies, molding their sets with covers of Small Faces, The Who, Ocean Colour Scene and Paul Weller, among other names. This, in turn, influenced their original material.

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Springtide Cavalry’s aims were to write, record and gig, with performances mixing together originals and covers – and they stick to the same plan now. SC are now a ‘three-piece outfit’, since the departure of bassist, Sean Hardy. The band is now formed of Kevin Iverson Jnr (Vocals & guitar), Andy Huckstead (drummer) and Chris weeks (bassist).

In 2021, SC had the chance to support ‘SPACE’, but if they were honest “sometimes the best gigs are the ones in random pubs or small sweaty venues”, where they can play to an audience that just wants to listen and have a good time.

The scootering community have welcomed SC with open arms in Kent and the surrounding areas. Kevin Iverson said: “they actually listen, occasionally you get those that just want to hear stuff they know, nostalgia [etc] but you also get those who just love music and love to watch a live band.”

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Having lost count of the amount of rallies they’ve played over the years, SC are looking forward to playing another – the Big 7 Rally in Tonbridge on June 11.

When asked what they like about going to rallies and about the scootering scene, they said: “Easy. The music, the clothes, people who come together to live life and want to have a good time! Also, getting to see other bands and acts.”

They went on to say the rallies are another opportunity to buy another parka… “you can never have too many parkas!”

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With mod-culture meaning different things to different people, for Kevin Iverson and the other members of SC, it always comes back to the music, the lifestyle, the clothes and the appreciation for ‘modernism’, saying it’s about: “new and old, bringing it together and keeping it going”.

Upcoming tour dates:

  • 9th April: The Shakespeare, Canterbury
  • 1st May: The Ratling Club, Aylesham
  • 7th May: Priory Hotel, Dover
  • 22nd May: The Tickled Trout, Wye
  • 28th May: Mariners Bar, Ramsgate
  • 11th June: Big 7 Rally, Tonbridge

Springtide Cavalry can be found on both Facebook and Instagram, where there is also more information about gigs and ways to contact them. Their music is also on most streaming platforms, including YouTube.

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This month we’ve relaunched the music section in the magazine, with a trip to the pub with Rick Buckler, from The Jam, in the current issue. Head to the Classic Magazines website to order the current issue or subscribe so you never miss an upcoming issue and you’ll find lots more scootering stories and features there!

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