THIS weekend sees the resurrection of one of Stroud’s favourite club nights.

Mockers is back with a Halloween special, Return of the Living Mockers.

DJ duo, Pavlos Kyriacou and Nick Buckle, reunited in their campaign to ‘keep music evil’, take to the decks with their treasure trove of vintage vinyl.

The infamous alternative party nights have taken place all over town, from SVA to the Lansdown Hall, and from the Marshall Rooms to the canal-side Lock Keepers.

Two years on from what was thought to be the last ever Mockers, DJ duo, Pavlos Kyriacou and Nick Buckle will once again be dipping into their treasure trove of vintage vinyl and coaxing even the most reticent of dancers onto the dance floor.

They will be joined by the band Oh! Gunquit.

Described as a cross between The Cramps and The B-52s, their sound is a “blur of howling vocals, buzzsaw guitar, sleazy horns and rumbling toms, cooking up a wild brew of exotic voodoo madness”.

The term ‘Mockers’ was first immortalised by Ringo Starr when The Beatles were asked if they would describe themselves as ‘Mods’ or ‘Rockers’ in 1964.

Pav and Nick felt that it encapsulated their musical backgrounds perfectly; Pav is “a bit of a Rocker”, and Nick is “a bit of a Mod”.

This classy night of excellent vintage is at the Sub Rooms in Stroud on Saturday from 9pm onwards.

Tickets cost £7 in advance and £8 on the door.

These can be booked online via, by calling 01453 796880, or by popping in to the Sub Rooms in person.