Summer Grooves – The Latin Jazz Vibe

by Mr Tim Vickery @Tim_Vickery In the late 1930s a French critic wrote that the work of Duke Ellington was not only

“Continentalism- the cool quest to acquire taste & identity” by Tim Vickery

"few of the working class English Mods who wore sharp suits cut short and rode Vespas and Lambrettas realised they were copying Italian fashion, but they were.

Mick’s Blessings: Conference with Councillor Talbot – Tim Vickery

The keyboards were right up front on the first Style Council single, ‘Speak Like a Child,‘ and on ‘Party Chambers’ on the

Drum Warrior: Conference with Councillor Steve White – Tim Vickery

Meeting In Progress In a World’s Strongest Man contest, someone has to finish last.  Someone has to be the weakest of the

A Band of Great Promise – TSC Anthology Pt 1 – Tim Vickery

It was those Bengal stripes on the latest Pellicano offering that got me.  Broad and bold and bright, I was imagining strolling

“I Sing Just To Know I’m Alive!” – the essential, soulful lockdown playlist

As the weeks pass by and each day merges in to the next, great music is essential to bring life and soul

From Soho to Sugar Loaf – “Much respect for the craft of yesterday, today and tomorrow” – Tim Vickery

Those who have nipped by the benevolent beak of Pellicano, or brands mining a similar seam, might be termed, in the broadest

Pellicano in The Media – the first interview

“Pellicano is a celebration of that and the attitude of the common man: to always present yourself with pride, dignity and individuality

Soul Grooves with Sir Horace

Sir Horace is a very busy man with many creative skills. He is an established artist and was recently was commissioned to

Long Hot Summer Playlist compiled by Steve White

Prepare for the holidays  with the latest summer playlist from former Councillor Mr Steve White,  34 years after The Style Council‘s appearance

Italians Shade It!

Not sure if it was the classic Alfa Romeo sports car, the imposing views of Lake Como or the retro black and

He Bangs The Drum! In Conversation with Steve White

Mr Tim Vickery in conversation with Steve White  (former Style Councillor and Weller sticksman) and now of ‘Hague and White’ fame.  

Style ‘n’ Stripes

Style n Stripes
The low down on the quintessential top for the high season
It is a style icon and long been a star of stage and screen, but the Breton stripe shirt is also a summer wardrobe essential.
Stolen from the French marin (sailor), and Italian gondoliers, the classic marinière has long been the preserve of pop royalty, tortured artists and smouldering matinee actors.

The Specials – ‘Encore’: Album Review

40 Years after The Specials first burst on to the scene with their own brand of ska, reggae and  rude boy style,

‘Il Boom & The Birth of Italian Style’

  The Birth of Italian Style. With exiled fashionista & BBC South American football expert – Mr Tim Vickery I sometimes think

Bond and The Style of Intelligence with Tim Vickery

Tim Vickery : exiled fashionista and BBC South American football expert talks James Bond and the style of Intelligence Sock it to

Scott Mitchell on Mod, Cycling and Photography

It’s a busy life, snapping the Giro d’Italia, but Scott Mitchell – official photographer to Sir Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish and presently

Coffee, Clobber & Cool Jazz -The Absolute Beginning

Part 2 of “I’m an Absolute Beginner “ By Tim Vickery – BBC south American football guru and fashionista   Tim sporting

I’m an Absolute Beginner -Tim Vickery

"The first building block is modern jazz.  These days it is hard to imagine the traction that jazz had in the time before The Beatles.  But there was a rift in youth culture, before Mods and Rockers, that came to the surface in the 1960 Beaulieu Jazz Festival "

Bossa Nova – Latino Mod? The Thoughts of Tim Vickery

My alterations tailor in Rio de Janeiro is highly skilled, fourth generation in the profession, no less – but he had never

A Special Top 10 from Sir Horace Panter

Friend of Pellicano Sir Horace Panter took time out from preparing  his part of the
Cassette Versus Vinyl Exhibition at the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 (19th 25th October) to put together an all time top 10 tunes (subject to change!).

Authentic Modernist Icon?

Modernist Icon?  The case for Archibald Leech, a poor kid born in Bristol. Presented by Mr Tim Vickery Recently met up with

Hipper than Hip: Modern Jazz & Ivy League Style

A Review of 'Jazz Festival' - Jim Marshall (Reel Art Press 2016)

As the British winter deepens and we clamour for our pea coats and scarves, the sun-kissed pages of Jazz Festival take you to somewhere warmer and rather more exotic.

Tap Into Steve Cradock …

Question & Answer Session with Steve Cradock

(courtesy of Ocean Colour Scene) - for OCS December UK Tour details see below:

Steve Cradock takes time out whilst on tour with The Specials to answer questions from Ocean Colour Scene fans from the comfort of The Specials jacuzzi at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall...

Roll Along Summer!!? – A Seasonal Top 10 From Mr. Vickery

Mr. Tim Vickery - Friend of Pellicano demonstrates how long a 'Long Hot Summer' should be!!

Summer’s light is dwindling in Britain, but as it does so the flame grows brighter and warmer in Brazil and therefore the time is right for making lists of my favourite songs from my favourite season.

‘Modernism – a New Decade’ with Tim Vickery

A Fresh Look at Weller's Greatest Modernist Incarnation (?)

By Mr Tim Vickery - South American football correspondent for the BBC & friend of the Pellicano Funksters!

The Unmistakable Symbol of Italian Excellence – Menabrea

Menabrea is a brand built on passion, craft, integrity and true Italian authenticity; we are the oldest continuously producing brewery in Italy.

Miles Davis – The Substance of Style

by Flash Harry “It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the

Paolo Hewitt – 10 Tunes Spinning on the Decks

Featuring: Dexys, Bobby Parris, Kamasi Washington and David Bowie The latest in our series of ‘Top Tens’ brings MrPaolo Hewitt (Author of

Mark Baxter – ‘Elizabeth, Peter and Me’

Elizabeth, Peter and Me: The Story of a Gems Heist, Grave Robbing and Bingo! The first solo novel by Mark Baxter –

The Story Of Detroit Soul and R&B – Groovesville USA

Groovesville USA – The Detroit Soul and R&B Index, by Keith Rylatt. A critical appreciation from D. Swift Esq My very good

Spectacular New Album by The Family Silver

A Modern Classic ‘Electric Blend’ by The Family Silver (released Friday 6th November) When I first heard about this project I couldn’t

Detroit 67 – Soul Music, Street Crime & Social Rebellion

“Detroit ‘67”: the story of Motown in the year that the Motor City burned January ‘67 in Detroit brought some of the

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