A MUSIC-loving Prestwich author has released his debut novel — about '60s Mods in Manchester.

Jason Disley, who is most known for his poetry, will release his first book — Seven Day Fool — tomorrow.

The story, set in 1965 Manchester, explores the best jazz and soul bars in the city during an adventure in which two young men attempt to become club DJs.

Although he now lives on the English Riviera, Jason took inspiration from his northern upbringing when writing the book.

He said: “I have been writing short stories and some full length stuff online in the past so I have been writing probably for the past 20 years.

“I wasn’t born until 1969 and the book is set in 1965 but I’m into the mod scene and I was brought up listening to northern soul and a lot of jazz and stuff like that because my dad and his sister used to frequent these bars like the Twisted Wheel Club and the Oasis back in the 60s.

“Growing up in Prestwich, I used to go into Manchester a lot. I have always been interested in music and clubs and everything so it is just a natural thing I had wanted to write about.”

Jason took what he had learned from his family to create the fictional story, intertwined with examples of real life.

He admits the initial first draft of the tale was written on his iPhone.

“Every time I had a moment of inspiration, it was quick and easy to write a few lines and build up the plot.”

Jason also performs his poetry at a monthly event, Stanza Extravaganza at the Artizan Gallery on Lucius Street in Torquay.

Copies of his book will be available to buy direct from the publisher www.suavecollective.co.uk