The 1960s. Swinging London. Free love. LSD and kaftans. Marianne Faithful on a motorcycle, Proncess Margaret in a mini, John Lennon driving a psychedelic Rolls. But teenage life in a small, industrial town eighty miles west of the Kings Road is a far cry from the Swinging 60s of tv, newsreels and magazines. The Locarno Ballroom isn't the Marquee Club, Tommy Storm and the Thunders can't hold a candle to Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the fashion isn't quite Carnaby Street. The coffee in El Morocco id definitely less frothy than the 2is. But sometimes it all gets. Dangerously close, when juggling the demands of three hot women begins to compete with anything groups and their groupies are getting up to on the pages of the News of the World. In a single week, life for one would-be swinger explodes with the ferocity of the dreade H-Bomb. And with the same fallout. NEARLY SWINGING is evocative, colourful and very, very funny. Whether you were there for the 60s or not, NEARLY SWINGING is a rites-of-passage tale that will keep you turning the pages.