Featuring ex-Saints bassist Kym Bradshaw and drummer Iain Shedden of The Jolt, Small Hours found themselves at the forefront of the 1979 Mod Revival scene.
With their tight Stax organ sound setting them apart from contemporaries such as The Jam and The Chords, the band made their recorded debut on the legendary Mods Mayday ‘79 album along with Secret Affair, Squire and the Merton Parkas.
They were offered many major record deals from companies such as EMI, Phonogram, Virgin and the ultra-hip 2-Tone label but turned them all down and independently released their only vinyl – a self-titled four-track EP.
The band forged a strong reputation on the live circuit with regular sold-out shows at The Marquee, The Venue, Dingwalls and The Music Machine, but by 1981 it was all over.
For a band whose recorded output was three tracks on Mod’s Mayday and one EP they have somehow managed to remain entrenched in the memory of mod, soul and sixties music fans.