Ken Naylor: Vocals | Tim Soete: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Mike Therieau: Bass guitar | Ben Wayne: Drums

Genre: Rock

RIYL: The Loons, Manual Scan, the Unknowns, Tell-Tale Hearts, the Crawdaddys

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Inception: San Diego, 1988

Influences: The Move, the Jam, Misunderstood, Pretty Things, the Unknowns, Tell-Tale Hearts, the Crawdaddys


The Event was a mod-minded Britpop-style band formed in the late eighties by singer Ken Naylor and singer/guitarist Tim Soete, who were joined by bassist Mike Therieau and drummer Ben Wayne. They signed to Vox Records and went into the studio with Mark Neil of the Unknowns.

After recording a few demos and appearing on the local TV show It’s Happening, they released one album, This Is the Event (1990).

In 2017, the reunited mod/pop rockers were announced as headliners at the Purple Weekend festival happening December 6-9 in Leon, Spain.


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