What’s On at The John Peel Centre

The Whole Shebang - Open Mic Night @ John Peel Centre
An evening of whimsical, homegrown, organic live entertainment. No fire, no nudity, no animals! Other than that we like to keep the “open” in “open mic” so no matter what it is you do, music,[...]
False Advertising + support @ John Peel Centre
FALSE ADVERTISING (Manchester, UK) are a three-piece indie rock band who make pop songs – drenched in noise. Aiming to remind the world what’s always been so vital about raw, energetic, live music; they have[...]
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Vinyl Lounge @ John Peel Centre
A fabulous night of sharing your vinyl. Vinyl: “Because life has background noise” – John Peel Dust off your singles, 12″, and LPs and bring them to the John Peel Centre to share with friends[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre
If you’re one of those people who used to love to get out on the dance floor on a night out, this could be for you! No complicated steps to learn just come and get into[...]
emerge - New Band Night @ John Peel Centre
The line-up for emerge has been announced! Playing will be Fatal Crowbar Injury, In My Disguise, Monna Vanna, and Strike The Sun. Note that there is no hierarchy to the order of play – all[...]
Miles & Erica of The Wonder Stuff @ John Peel Centre
Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls supported by Will Hunt ‘We Came Here To Work’ 2017 UK Tour The Wonder Stuff’s Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls will be touring the UK in September and October this[...]
YAK + Off The Wall + Oranje @ John Peel Centre
Yak are an English alternative rock band, formed in 2014 and composed of singer-guitarist Oliver Henry Burslem, bassist Andy Jones, and drummer Elliot Rawson. The band released their debut album Alas Salvation in May 2016,[...]
The Undercover Hippy + support @ John Peel Centre
Billy Salisbury – aka The Undercover Hippy – has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing small marquee stages to now having a full band of[...]
Oct 13 – Oct 14 all-day
Renegade Twelve - The Album @ John Peel Centre
Second date added due to popular demand! Saturday night now sold out, but tickets on sale for Friday 13th. Renegade Twelve perform their first headline performance of their album released earlier this year in full,[...]
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre
If you’re one of those people who used to love to get out on the dance floor on a night out, this could be for you! No complicated steps to learn just come and get into[...]
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
Cabbage @ John Peel Centre
With support from The Blinders + Queen Zee & The Sasstones Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). With “the black humour[...]
Robert Castellani, Jon Hart & Maneli Janal @ John Peel Centre
Three world-class acoustic guitarists join us for a special night of virtuoso solo performances. Hailing from the UK and Iran/Canada, they bring a diverse and inspired array of influences into their playing to wow any[...]
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm
Tom McRae + supports @ John Peel Centre
British singer-songwriter Tom McRae is one of the most respected songwriters in the world today, having released 6 critically acclaimed studio albums and three live recordings over the last 15 years, with a new album[...]
Stowmarket Lions Trad Jazz Nite @ John Peel Centre
Music by The Golden Eagle Jazz Band This nationally popular band, festivals, weddings, funerals, jazz clubs; play New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played, with a classic line-up, a raw and powerful[...]
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Old Curiosity Shop @ John Peel Centre
Common Ground Theatre Company present: The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, adapted by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries Little Nell Trent lives with her devoted grandfather in his London shop, a magical place filled[...]
Lisbee Stainton + support @ John Peel Centre
Lisbee Stainton is a 28 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music for 20 years. She recorded her first album, Firefly, in 2006 before going on to study Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating, she has[...]
Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) - solo gig @ John Peel Centre
This November, Justin Sullivan, lead singer/guitarist and founding member of New Model Army will be playing a short series of low-key solo dates. Says JS – “I really enjoyed doing the Kidderminster solo gig earlier[...]
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm
Mighty Sands + supports @ John Peel Centre
Proving that surf rock isn’t all about Dick Dale, Mighty Sands are a five-piece pizza band from Lisbon that blend colourful guitar sounds with simple but danceable rhythms along with early 70s keyboards and blinkin’-an-eye-to-psychedelia[...]
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
Son of Dave + support @ John Peel Centre
Son of Dave, the one and only harmonica and beatbox blues maverick is back for another season. Music For Cop Shows is classic S.o.D, loaded with instrumental hooks, original blues flavoured songs, irresistible grooves, and[...]
Reg Meuross + John Ward Trio @ John Peel Centre
2017 heralds a new solo album from Reg Meuross. Faraway People is a fresh collection of songs which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the[...]
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre
If you’re one of those people who used to love to get out on the dance floor on a night out, this could be for you! No complicated steps to learn just come and get into[...]
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Red Butler + support @ John Peel Centre
Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler return to the John Peel Centre in December due to popular demand after a very successful show earlier this year. Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across[...]
The Wedding Present: George Best 30th Anniversary Tour @ John Peel Centre
SOLD OUT! 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of George Best, The Wedding Present’s classic debut album. To celebrate this, the band will be playing the album as part of an 85 minute[...]
Dec 18 – Dec 20 all-day
Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance @ John Peel Centre
Performances Mon 18th & Tues 19th 7.30pm; Weds 20th 4pm & 7.30pm Common Ground Theatre Company present: Sherlock Holmes and The Hooded Lance by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries from characters created by Arthur Conan[...]
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
Martin Simpson @ John Peel Centre
“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” – Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to[...]