The MODERN ENGLISH and The ALARM : BACK TO THE 80’S New Wave Concert Party


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After a much-awaited clamor from the new wave fanatics in the Philippines, it can now be said “the long wait is over”. For the first time in the Philippines, DMC PHILIIPINES brings to you two of UK’s New Wave /Rock Band performing live in Manila.

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The MODERN ENGLISH BAND, back to back with an alternative rock/new wave band of the 70s, THE ALARM, is set to do a Manila Concert on May 3, 2013, Friday, at SM  MOA Arena, Pasay City.. And on May 4, 8pm. Saturday, at Lewis Grand Hotel, Angeles City

 Modern English is a new wave band best remembered for their songs “I Melt with You,” “Hands Across the Sea,” and “Ink and Paper”… Notable albums were their debut Mesh and Lace, followed by After the Snow, and Ricochet Days.

 Formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1979 by Robbie Grey (vocals), Gary McDowell (guitar, vocals), and Michael Conroy (bass, vocals), Modern English were originally known as The Lepers. The group expanded to “Modern English” when Richard Brown (drums) and Stephen Walker (keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of the band.

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On the other hand, THE ALARM were part of an early-’80s wave of bands (the Call, Big Country  and the Waterboys among them) who dealt in soaring anthems inspired by the righteous idealism of punk. 

 The ALARM was formed in Rhyl, Wales in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist Mike Peters who’d started out in a local punk band called the Toilets along with Alarm drummer Nigel Twist. 

 The ALARM is best known for the hits Absolute Reality, Blaze of Glory, 68 Guns, and Rain in the Summertime, and their album Declaration which spun most of their hits.

With the Modern English back to back with the ALARM, we guarantee a power-packed rare live concert in the offing.  So get into your best new wave attire and party with two of UK’s 80s bands. Modern English and The Alarm. Front acts : Juan Miguel Salvador and the Authority, and Gary Ignacio and the Sainstreet.

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I Melt with You –
Ink and Paper –
Hands Across the Sea LIVE (2010) –


The Alarm


The alarm – Absolute Reality


The alarm – Rain in Summertime


The alarm – Blaze of Glory



The MODERN ENGLISH and The ALARM : BACK TO THE 80’S New Wave Concert Party