If you were a teenager in the 1980s, you were bound to have bopped along to one or more tunes from The Mockers, and maybe even set up your tape recorder to record them off the radio.
While ‘Forever Tuesday Morning’ never quite made it to number one in the local charts (it peaked at number two), it was an undeniable favourite and is a shoe-in on the playlist when the band plays at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui on Thursday, March 1.
The Mockers are touring in celebration of the release of their deluxe edition DVD/CD set ’The Mockers Live’, recorded at The Powerstation in Auckland in 2017. Support act for the Tauranga show is fellow Kiwi legend Gareth Thomas from Goodshirt.
Joining forces for The Mockers show are New Zealand-based Andrew Fagan (vocals), Brett Adams (guitar), plus Geoff Hayden (bass), who is travelling from London, and Australian-based keyboard maestro Tim Wedde.
The Mockers enjoyed three Top 10 albums and six hit singles, and played to huge crowds across the country throughout the 1980s, riding a wave of New Wave pop success with other Kiwi favourites Dance Exponents and DD Smash.
“Our reunion show at Totara Street back in January 2017 was one of our favourite gigs of the tour,” says Andrew, “so we jumped at the chance to come back and bring some 1980s flavour to the venue again.”
Other hits by The Mockers include ‘Swear It’s True’ and ‘One Black Friday’.
The show gets underway at Totara Street at 8pm on Thursday, March 1. Tickets are $57 and on sale via: www.evenfinda.co.nz
Shoulder pads, leg warmers and blue eyeshadow are not compulsory.