Legendary Mod Revival group Secret Affair, led by Ian Page & David Cairns, are back at Band on the Wall.
Secret Affair were the most popular of the Mod Revival scene groups of he late seventies and early eighties. From their very first gig, opening for The Jam at Reading University in February 1979, the band were 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. 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”.
The debut single “Time for Action” sold a quarter of a million copies and firmly established the group’s popularity by hitting No. 13 in the national UK charts and gaining the band a slot on “Top of the Pops”. More chart success followed with “Let your heart dance”, “Sound Of Confusion”, “Do you know” and “My World”. Two incredible albums, “Glory Boys” & “Behind Closed Doors” cemented the band’s reputation and led to them gracing the front cover of the NME, Smash Hits, Melody Maker & Sounds.