What’s On at the John Peel Centre

Jul
27
Sat
BIG NIGHT OUT – 80s v 90s
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 12:00 am
BIG NIGHT OUT - 80s v 90s @ John Peel Centre

Get ready to experience a high octane, jam-packed, nostalgia-inducing extravaganza with the BIG NIGHT OUT!! 🙌🙌🙌

⚡⚡LIVE HOST & DJ | LIP SYNC BATTLES | MASS SINGALONGS | COMPETITIONS | DANCE OFFS | PRIZES | GIVEAWAYS | FANCY DRESS | GIANT VIDEO SCREENS & MUCH MORE ⚡⚡

IT’S CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL CLUB NIGHT!!!🤩🤩🤩🤩

Brace yourself for a night of fun and throwback classics with your LIVE HOST & DJ. 🎧

Prepare to battle it out in EPIC lip sync battles 🎤 and unleash your inner superstar as you compete in dance-offs that will have you busting moves you never knew you had!!

And that’s not all – we’ve got prizes and giveaways including FREE INFLATABLE MICS FOR EARLY ARRIVALS so you and your friends can sing your hearts out in our singalong section of the night!!! 🎤🎤🎤🎤

🎧 Your host will be playing the biggest chart topping 80s & 90s anthems! Prepare for an unforgettable mix of pop chart-toppers, timeless rock singalongs, indie, emo and dance anthems, and a touch of R&B grooves all specially selected to ensure a nostalgic journey filled with maximum enjoyment!

🎵 Expect all the unforgettable Pop and Dance favourites from the likes of Madonna, Rick Astley, Whitney Houston, Wham, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson and Duran Duran to S Club 7, Take That, Venga Boys, Five, Britney, Backstreet Boys, TLC, Spice Girls, and much much more!

You will be spoilt for choice with all the biggest dance tracks from Technotronic, Robins S, Gala, Livin Joy, The Prodigy, Faithless, Fatboy Slim and the Chemical Brothers.

🎵 Theres also classic indie anthems from bands like Oasis, Blur, Blink 182, Wheatus, Green Day, Nirvana to Smash Mouth, Pulp, The Stone Roses & The Offspring. There really is something for everyone!!

📺 Plus we’ll also deliver a dose of classic TV and Movies soundtracks from programs you’ll “Never Forget” such as Friends, The Fresh Prince, Baywatch, Trainspotting, Human Traffic, Pulp Fiction, Bill and Ted and much more.

🍾 This is a perfect night for Hen Parties, Stag do’s, Birthday’s, Work nights out or just Social night on the town with your friends.

👠🦺👕 So dig out your fancy dress & designer wear if that’s your thing and don’t miss this night of non stop, wall to wall, classic party bangers!!

Get your tickets now before they sell out and prepare for a night of pure, unadulterated retro awesomeness! 🤯🔥🎉

🎟 TICKETS 🎟

Early Bird – £12

General Tickets – £14

Group Tickets 5 for 4 – £56.00

Group Tickets 8 for 7 – £98.00

MORE ON THE DOOR!

ROAR

Book Online via Eventbrite or call the JPC Box Office on 01449 77478 

 

Aug
6
Tue
The Whole Shebang
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Whole Shebang @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Our very own Whole Shebang Open Mic Night returns with another 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, poetry, juggling, dance, magic, exotic bird mating call impersonations, whatever, we’d love to have you along!

Anyone interested in taking part should email events@johnpeelcentre.com with details of what they would like to do and email title SHEBANG, or come along on the night and we should be able to fit you in. Max. 10mins/3 songs per act (subject to number of acts).

Alternatively, if you are more of an observer, just come along to watch an exciting evening of random entertainment!

Doors: 7.30pm
FREE ENTRY

Licensed Bar – Please note our bar is now cashless.

Please note that seating is available at this event.

Aug
7
Wed
Liz Jones
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Relax at JPC’s bar at 11 Market Place with Liz Jones! Jones holds audiences with unruly songwriting and intense delivery of untypical stories and ideas. Waving goodbye to genre, each tune is simply taken where it needs to go, but her vibe lies firmly with the 60s, Lauren Canyon, “un vain spirit of real music.”

LISTEN HERE

Aug
9
Fri
Ruts DC
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

From the remnats of the original RUTS, synonomous with John Peel himself and his early, 77, Peel Sessions, this band became trailblazers of the Punk era!

With thunderous riffs and hypnotic basslines, their fusion of Punk & Reggae, they entertained a worldwide audience.

LISTEN HERE

Aug
30
Fri
China Crisis
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
China Crisis @ John Peel Centre

CHINA CRISIS

+ Support

The early 1980’s heralded a second Liverpool-based musical renaissance responsible for producing not just new wave legends OMD, but also the diverse likes of Echo and the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, A Flock of Seagulls and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Amongst these lauded Merseyside acts was China Crisis, emerging in 1981 from their native Kirkby as the songwriting duo of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist / vocalist Eddie Lundon, who over the years have been accompanied by a gifted and creative but ever-mutable group of musicians both on stage and in their recordings.  Citing influences as varied as Davie Bowie, Stevie Wonder and Eric Satie, it’s not entirely surprising that their sound was distinctive amongst their peers, often combining elements of jazz, reggae, country and other styles with their own unique melodies and harmonies.  With their philosophy that “the song is the most important thing”, China Crisis didn’t just stretch the creative limits of the technology of the time, but incorporated horns, strings, woodwinds, pedal steel, and did whatever they sensed would serve to create the best possible outcome for a given song.  The result of their effort was a clearly identifiable China Crisis sound that stood out from the crowd and garnered the band eleven UK Top 50 singles and three UK Top 40 albums, as well as considerable commercial success in Western Europe, ANZ, Southeast Asia, and the Americas.

That the China Crisis sound is enduring is demonstrable well into the 21st Century, not just through the continued fidelity of their longtime fans but the fact that a whole new generation of musicians and listeners are becoming China Crisis devotees.   In 2015 Gary and Eddie released the seventh China Crisis studio album to great acclaim via the fan funded PledgeMusic marketplace, a work referred to as at once “adventurous and contemporary” and “intimate”, and a return to the band’s “heady” songwriting strengths.  Meanwhile China Crisis classics have been sampled into modern singles by the likes of French Montana and Action Bronson, and the band’s songs have been chosen for use in contemporary cinema such as with the hit film Gone Girl and the immensely popular Sex Education on Netflix, all introducing their music to a whole new audience. Recently the band have undertaken extensive touring to mark the celebration of 4 decades of music-making, selling out shows throughout the UK as well as in the US and Canada, with more dates planned for Australia/New Zealand and Europe over the coming year.  The band have just released their “40th Anniversary: Live from the Liverpool Philharmonic”, a lovingly produced live concert video from their inaugural 40th Anniversary show which features songs from every one of their albums (some never performed live), recorded in their hometown with an all-star 16-piece China Crisis band.

With a combination of truly engaging music, a good bit of Scouse humor, and the clear kinship the band have with their fans, any China Crisis show is one you leave happier for having been part of.  Their live performances are truly must-see.

 

Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £27.50 Adv.

BOOK ONLINE

(fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).

Licensed bar.

Sep
5
Thu
Chantel McGregor
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Chantel McGregor @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

In previous years, blues-rock singer/songwriter Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity. Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move.

Throughout 2023, Chantel has been extensively touring both solo and with her band, she co-headlined 4 successful shows with Elles Bailey, has had numerous sell out shows and performed at some incredible festivals such as Maid of Stone Festival.

She is currently writing for her third studio album, and debuting some of the new tracks on her tour which is taking place throughout the UK.

Sep
6
Fri
Karma Sheen
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Karma Sheen is a psychedelic Sufi rock band from London. The love child of Songwriter and guitarist, Sameer Khan.
Karma Sheen have created an eclectic mix of nostalgic 60’s psychedelia inspired music from the likes of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream and The Doors, mixed with the flair of 90’s grunge coupled together with creamy Indian classical sounds and Sufi inspired lyrics that complete the mountainous cake of sound that is Karma Sheen.

It all kicked off in London, spreading psychic love and fuzzy warmth and creamy soundscapes before taking on the rest of the world to entice the masses into psychedelic trips, deep bass driven rhythmic soundscapes and, something that is almost a lost art, the unmistakable guitar solo.

LISTEN HERE

Sep
13
Fri
Baka Beyond
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Baka Beyond @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

For over 30 years, Baka Beyond has fused African and Celtic music into a vibrant, dance-inducing mix. Inspired by the Baka Pygmies of Cameroon, local founders Martin Cradick and Su Hart have shared their spirit globally. Their album “Spirit of the Forest” brought fame, and their charity, Global Music Exchange, benefits the Baka. The band, which includes members from Sierra Leone, Congo and Ireland, embodies the unifying power of music. Join their global celebration!

Sep
15
Sun
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Folk Sessions at 11 are singing, playing or just listening folk sessions that run every third Sunday of the month. All acoustic singers and musicians are welcome to take part in a relaxed, welcoming environment. If you fancy grabbing a drink and enjoying this event as an audience member, we would also love to have you!

The bar at 11 will be open for the evening.

Sep
18
Wed
Let’s Bop
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Do you love to dance but no longer get a chance? Get your mojo back on the dance floor with Let’s Bop!

For women 18 to 80, Fun, Fitness & Friendship

Simply turn up & dance, on your own or with a friend(s)

Sep
19
Thu
Dead High Wire
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Dead High Wire is a Belgian threesome and an ‘Independent cross-over band blending post-punk and new wave.’ They create their own unique sound specialising in cold guitar riffs, melodic bass lines and tight rhythms!

LISTEN HERE

Sep
21
Sat
EATMT Evening Concert
Sep 21 @ 7:15 pm – 10:45 pm

The John Peel Centre are proud to be hosting an Evening Concert as a part of Traditional Music Day 2024!

TICKETS:
John Peel Centre Evening Concert 
Royal British Legion Evening Concert
Mix & Match: John Peel Centre Evening Concert + Royal British Legion Evening Concert

The JPC Evening Concert will include a Stepdance Tribute at 7.15pm followed by Evening Concert featuring Jackie Oates, Damien Barber, The Norfolk Broads, Finn Collinson & Archie Churchill-Moss, Harbour Lights Trio at the John Peel Centre.

The RBL Evening Concert will feature Mike Bettison & Dan Quinn, Peter & Barbara Snape, Bill Murray, Mary Humphreys & Anahata, Ellen Mitchell, Katie Howson & Roger Digby at the Royal British Legion.

The Mix & Match tickets include access to both concerts!

 

  • If you have received a promo code as part of the Friends of EATMT, please call our Box Office to claim your discount!
  • Please note that if you have bought a discount ticket, you may be asked for proof of age on the door
  • All U18s MUST be accompanied by an adult

 

More information available here

Oct
4
Fri
JUDGE JULES: 90’s vs 00’s Dance Anthems – RIGHT HERE IN STOWMARKET!
Oct 4 @ 7:45 pm – 11:45 pm
JUDGE JULES: 90’s vs 00’s Dance Anthems – RIGHT HERE IN STOWMARKET! @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Exclusive DJ Set + Support.

He’s one DJ that has been there, done it, and done it all again. For almost three decades Judge Jules has led the way in the world of dance music. Since kicking off his career behind the decks in 1987, Judge Jules has ticked every box…

…as a DJ, producer, promoter, A&R, radio presenter, taste-maker and, more recently, a music specialist lawyer.

Widley recognised for influencing an entire generation with residencies on both Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1, to this day the Judge continues to be on the playlists of millions with his weekly radio show The Global Warm Up, which notches up 750,000 downloads every week via his podcast and is broadcast on over 80 stations around the world.

As a pioneer of the club scene, his passion and persona behind the decks coupled with crowd connection and unrivalled track selection has earned Judge Jules a hardcore fanbase and unforgettable sets week-in week-out at the world’s most iconic clubs and festivals, including the UK’s Gatecrasher, Ministry of Sound, Global Gathering and Creamfields, as well as in countless overseas countries.

In the studio, Judge Jules has released over 200 tracks, including 15 UK top 40 national charts hits, with countless more gracing the upper reaches of the dance charts. In the last three years alone, he’s had over 12 releases on iconic labels like Coldharbour, Sirup, Armada and his own imprint, Judgement. As a respected taste-maker, he’s also mixed now-legendary compilations for Ministry of Sound, Universal and Warner Bros, racking up over 3 million sales between them. Compilations considered timeless snapshots of the scene. And for one night only…he’s right here in Stowmarket!

Standard: £22.75
VIP (Glass of Prosecco or Lager on arrival and 1 item in the cloakroom)

This is an over 18’s event only

Doors/Start: 7:45pm / Finish approx 11:45pm

Oct
5
Sat
Roving Crows
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Roving Crows @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

+ support from The Wilswood Buoys

Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009.

Over ten years, and evolving incarnations, Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by solid, thumping rhythms and driving, innovative bass. Roving Crows tour extensively across the UK and Europe, taking on injustice and societal imbalance with their lyrics and always creating a vibrant atmosphere with their lively show. Roving Crows comprises; strong lead vocals and 4 part harmonies, guitar, fiddle, bass and drums.

 

The Wilswood Buoys, a young, new, and exciting duo from Mersea Island in Essex, are currently cutting their name into the UK underground scene. Mixing trad folk, with modern alternative acoustic pop, the band have a sound that’s raw, fresh, familiar, and accessible.

Oct
11
Fri
Toby Lee
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Toby Lee is the leading light of the old-soul nu-blues scene. He’s just been confirmed as Young Blues Musician of the Year for the 3rd time and the youngest ever performer in the UK Blues Hall of Fame!

Almond as well as playing shows with his own band including Glastonbury, Black Deer and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Toby’s band will also be playing festivals in Croatia, Norway and France. He will play over 100 shows in 2024.

Toby’s new album ‘House on Fire’ will be released in the Autumn alongside his own UK tour.

Toby has shared the stage with a host of guitar stars including Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Peter Frampton and Slash and has appeared alongside his hero, Joe Bonamassa at the Royal Albert Hall and on Joe’s famed Mediterranean Blues Cruise.

Toby has been a Gibson Artist since the age of ten and is endorsed by Blackstar Amplification and D’Addario Strings.

‘Sometimes the stars align for a young musician and a story writes itself’

Oct
12
Sat
The Undercover Hippy
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Undercover Hippy @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing in small marquee stages, to now having a full band of incredible musicians and playing main-stages at some of the UK’s best independent festivals. The band have been regulars at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Electric Picnic, Eden Festival in Scotland and Beautiful Days, plus many more around the UK and Europe. They also tour extensively in the UK twice a year, playing to packed venues from Edinburgh to Penzance.

The music is best described as politically driven acoustic roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. The live show is high energy, interactive, and always leaves the crowd begging for more. Devoted fans travel the length of the UK for shows, audibly singing along with every chorus.

Oct
13
Sun
When Rivers Meet
Oct 13 @ 8:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 11:30 pm

Critically acclaimed blues-rock duo, When Rivers Meet, are coming to the JPC this October, a year after releasing their latest album ‘Aces Are High.’

Aces Are High’ was recorded by the river in the depths of Suffolk. Little did they know about the hurricane-strength surge of support that would carry them to become the first Independent Rock/Blues Band to have a Top 10 in the UK Official Album Charts.

The last five years have brought both public and critical acclaim. They were named ‘Band Of The Year’ for three consecutive years, earning them a spot in the UK Blues Hall of Fame, and the title of ‘Best New Band’ from the UK’s largest rock radio station.

“Blimey, this is impressive.” – Powerplay Magazine

Oct
15
Tue
The Whole Shebang
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Whole Shebang @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Our very own Whole Shebang Open Mic Night returns with another 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, poetry, juggling, dance, magic, exotic bird mating call impersonations, whatever, we’d love to have you along!

Anyone interested in taking part should email events@johnpeelcentre.com with details of what they would like to do and email title SHEBANG, or come along on the night and we should be able to fit you in. Max. 10mins/3 songs per act (subject to number of acts).

Alternatively, if you are more of an observer, just come along to watch an exciting evening of random entertainment!

Doors: 7.30pm
FREE ENTRY

Licensed Bar – Please note our bar is now cashless.

Please note that seating is available at this event.

Oct
16
Wed
Let’s Bop
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Do you love to dance but no longer get a chance? Get your mojo back on the dance floor with Let’s Bop!

For women 18 to 80, Fun, Fitness & Friendship

Simply turn up & dance, on your own or with a friend(s)

Oct
20
Sun
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Folk Sessions at 11 are singing, playing or just listening folk sessions that run every third Sunday of the month. All acoustic singers and musicians are welcome to take part in a relaxed, welcoming environment. If you fancy grabbing a drink and enjoying this event as an audience member, we would also love to have you!

The bar at 11 will be open for the evening.

Oct
25
Fri
Fairport Convention
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at the JPC for Fairport Convention’s 57th anniversary! As part of their Autumn tour, Fairport will be performing a mix of long-established favourites and some surprises from albums old and new.

Fairport Convention is an award winning British folk-rock band featuring Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, and vocals.

LISTEN HERE

Oct
26
Sat
The Kubricks
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Kubricks @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

We’re happy to announce The Kubricks are back at the John Peel Centre!

Formed in London, The Kubricks are a seven-piece band who mix ska, reggae, and infectious melodic pop, and have had a roaring reception here at the JPC in the past.

Oct
30
Wed
Common Ground Present Ghost of the Toll Point Light
Oct 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Common Ground Present Ghost of the Toll Point Light @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

The year is 1900 – the dawn of a new century. Young Jack Grimes arrives to take up his post as assistant to the keeper of the Toll Point Light, off the coast of East Anglia.

Isaac Troop has been keeper at Toll Point for 20 years, without the need of an assistant. His self-imposed solitude is threatened by the new arrival – is he there to assist or to replace him?

Guessing that his bosses at Trinity House have doubts about his mental fitness, he hesitates to tell Grimes about the other inhabitant of the lighthouse, as that would likely mean the end of his career.  But Isaac is not the only one disturbed by the newcomer.

Ghost of The Toll Point Light, in the context of a good old-fashioned ghost story, also explores questions around why people seek seclusion, some as a means of escape or of atonement, some as a way of finding peace or achieving enlightenment.

Oct
31
Thu
Common Ground Present Ghost of the Toll Point Light
Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Common Ground Present Ghost of the Toll Point Light @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

The year is 1900 – the dawn of a new century. Young Jack Grimes arrives to take up his post as assistant to the keeper of the Toll Point Light, off the coast of East Anglia.

Isaac Troop has been keeper at Toll Point for 20 years, without the need of an assistant. His self-imposed solitude is threatened by the new arrival – is he there to assist or to replace him?

Guessing that his bosses at Trinity House have doubts about his mental fitness, he hesitates to tell Grimes about the other inhabitant of the lighthouse, as that would likely mean the end of his career.  But Isaac is not the only one disturbed by the newcomer.

Ghost of The Toll Point Light, in the context of a good old-fashioned ghost story, also explores questions around why people seek seclusion, some as a means of escape or of atonement, some as a way of finding peace or achieving enlightenment.

Nov
2
Sat
Kregel
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

This Limburg-based threesome with current or former members of, among others, Vandal X and Flipo Mancini, produce a completely unique sound, with guitars referring to both postpunk and the guitar-bands of the 80s, but also with intelligent lyrics in Dutch, delicately analyzing the absurdity of our present-day society.

LISTEN HERE

Nov
6
Wed
Sunny Sweeney
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunny Sweeney @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Sunny Sweeney is coming to the JPC with music born from the rich musical traditions of Texas and Tennessee. She’s a genre-bending, songwriting spitfire touring with her fifth studio album, Married Alone, the follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed Trophy.

Currently part of the American Currents: State of the Music exhbition at The Country Music Hall of Fame alongside Luke Combs, Charley Crockett, Miranda Lambert and many more…

“As they left the stage, it took us all a moment to move, perhaps processing what a truly special night we had just experienced; every bit worth the seventeen year wait.”-FATEA (On 2023 UK Tour)

Nov
15
Fri
Mulholland Jive & Fred’s House
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Mulholland Jive & Fred's House @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

FRED’S HOUSE

“Fred’s House is a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down” – Maverick Magazine

“They have a whole new sound and one that I really love” – BBC Radio 2

“Superb musicianship” – Forever British Country

Fred’s House are an award-winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lissie and Janice Joplin.

Fred’s House have won many awards; Audience Choice for BandApp 2013, ‘Best Folk/Roots Band’ and ‘Audience Choice Award’ NMG Awards 2013, the prestigious ‘Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award’ at the NMG Awards 2017 and the ‘Best Folk/Roots Band’ at the NMG Awards 2018. They have released 3 albums to critical acclaim Bonnie and Clyde (2014) Faultlines (2016) and Careless (2018), and latest EP Walls and Ceilings (2020) grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board as well as emphatic press.

Festival appearances include Cambridge Folk Festival, Bestival, Acoustic Festival of Britain among many others. Fred’s House have been heard on BBC 6Music as played by Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wales, and many BBC stations across the UK as well as having been invited to perform live for BBC Introducing and Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris’ Under the Apple Tree sessions.

Website: www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

 

 

MULHOLLAND JIVE

“Incredible…it put the biggest smile on my face” – BBC Introducing

“The piano-driven energy of GoGo Penguin and the big band sound of Snarky Puppy” – Big Leap Collective

“A stunning piece of music” – BBC Cambridgeshire

Mulholland Jive is the brainchild of Irish musician Ben Mulholland, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Cambridge, UK. Performing as a 9-piece band, a rotating roster of superhuman musicians are used to bring Mulholland Jive’s lively instrumental funk-jazz-rock to life.

Mulholland Jive has performed at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Ely Arts Festival and Strawberry Fair, headlined the John Peel Centre and the Portland Arms, performed at the NMG Awards and been played on radio stations across the globe, including BBC Introducing, Banks Radio Australia and San Francisco’s KXSFfm to name a few.

Mulholland Jive was nominated for ‘Track of the Year’ at the NMG Awards (Levitate) and was recently a semi-finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest (Empire – Live), scoring full marks from the judges.

Mulholland Jive have released 3 EPs, including a live EP. Their new EP ‘Thunderfunk’ will be released in summer 2024.

Website: www.mulhollandjive.com

Nov
16
Sat
The Beat
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Beat @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

We’re proud to announce iconic ska band “The Beat” are coming to the JPC! The band cross over fluidly between soul, reggae, pop and punk, and from these disparate pieces they created an infectious dance rhythm. Along with their contemporaries The Specials, The Selecter, and Madness, The Beat became an overnight sensation and one of the most popular and influential bands of the British ska movement.

 

The Beat kept scoring hits with tunes that have now become so popular that it’s hard to remember a time when they didn’t exist, such as Mirror in the Bathroom, Hands Off… She’s Mine, Too Nice To Talk To, Save it for Later, I Confess, Stand Down Margaret, and their serene cover of Andy William’s Can’t Get Used To Losing You.

 

The Beat featuring Ranking Jnr continue to perform all the classic hits in their dynamic live shows  

Nov
17
Sun
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Folk Sessions @ 11 Market Place @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Folk Sessions at 11 are singing, playing or just listening folk sessions that run every third Sunday of the month. All acoustic singers and musicians are welcome to take part in a relaxed, welcoming environment. If you fancy grabbing a drink and enjoying this event as an audience member, we would also love to have you!

The bar at 11 will be open for the evening.

Nov
20
Wed
Let’s Bop
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Do you love to dance but no longer get a chance? Get your mojo back on the dance floor with Let’s Bop!

For women 18 to 80, Fun, Fitness & Friendship

Simply turn up & dance, on your own or with a friend(s)