What’s On at the John Peel Centre

Dec
9
Fri
EMERGE ft. Anna’s Bones / Lost Movies / Anorak / Suns of Icarus
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Emerge is our local band night, showcasing exciting new local talent. Come along to support these talented artists and potentially see the international stars of the future!

“Worth supporting if you live locally, these emerge nights” – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music

Anna’s Bones

“A very intriguing piece of dimly lit lo-fi crooning” – Steve Lamacq

Bandcamp

Instagram

Facebook

 

Lost Movies

Lost Movies feature former members of long-time Essex bands Absent Kid and Warm Winters, reuniting with an expanded line-up, new songs, re-worked favourites and a darker and revitalised sound. Influences include The Cure, Manic Street Preachers and Pavement.

“Contagiously awesome stage presence and intricate tunes – not to be missed” – Underground Sound.

Twitter

Facebook

 

Anorak

Anorak are a 4 piece indie band based in Cambridgeshire. At just 16 years old Susanna (lead vocals), Theo (guitar), James (bass) and Ned (drums) have taken the local music scene by storm only making their live debut in March 2022.

Collective music influences include Two Door Cinema Club, Pink Floyd, Velvet Underground and Amy Winehouse.

In just a few short months the band have already performed at some of the region’s best known outdoor events and venues including Strawberry Fair, the Big Weekend in Cambridge and the Cambridge Junction.

The bands self-produced EP titled ‘Make Up Your Mind’ has received generous support from local and international radio including the New Music Generator and Amazing Radio as well as BBC Introducing who invited the band to record a special ‘At Home’ session which was broadcast on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Spotify

Instagram

Suns of Icarus

Suns Of Icarus are a new upcoming band on their musical voyage of discovering their sound together as a tight-knit Rock Band. Their origin goes back earlier to when the band members met listening to a variety of musical genres at college that has played an influential role in shaping their paths as musicians and ultimately led them to join forces. Suns Of Icarus are collectively finding their signature sound and will offer something different and unique to their fans by creating and sharing original music that is unmistakably thrilling.

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£3 entry on the door

Licensed bar.

Do you want to perform at one of our emerge nights? Then send us an email to emerge@johnpeelcentre.com, with details of who you are, where you are from, and a link to a video of you performing live. We are after acts who are able to perform approx 30mins of original music.

 

Dec
13
Tue
Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer’s Winter Warmer
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Vicky Swan & Jonny Dyer's Winter Warmer @ John Peel Centre

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer’s Winter Warmer

Swan & Dyers Winter Warmer will appeal to those who associate Christmas with carols, singing, dancing and the joy of being together as family and friends.

Vicki & Jonny have created a show that brings together classic Christmas carols, winter stories, Scandinavian traditions and ancient stories. It is informative, fun and full of chorus songs that you’ll know and stories that you probably won’t.

Multi-instrumentalists and storytellers of the highest calibre, you have no idea what you’re going to see next, but we know you’ll love it.

 

Doors open 7.00 pm

Tickets £10 ADV. / £12 OTD. / Under 18s – £6

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

Licensed bar

Dec
16
Fri
The Whole Shebang Open Mic Night
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Whole Shebang Open Mic Night @ John Peel Centre

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 iain@johnpeelcentre.co.uk 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.

Dec
17
Sat
Blackbeard’s Tea Party + John Adams (support)
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Blackbeard's Tea Party + John Adams (support) @ John Peel Centre

Blackbeard’s Tea Party: ‘ Kick The Curb’ Tour

Their bold and rioutous modern folk rock is built for late nights and big stages. Hold on to your tri-corn hats and be prepared to stamp your
wooden legs – Blackbeard’s Tea Party are in town. Sea-shanties will be given a bombastic rock edge, and folk instrumentals will become late-night floor-fillers when this raucous bunch of reprobates hit the stage. They have dirt under their fingernails and a twinkle in their eyes, and you can expect fantastic musicianship, playful choreography and an unstoppable urge to move your body.

Blackbeard’s Tea Party believe a live show should be a spectacle for the eyes as well as the ears. Outlandish outfits, costume changes, DIY props, unhinged stage antics and chaotic choreography all add up to an engaging, high-octane show that inevitably leaves audiences cheering for more. Two drummers, electric guitars, fiddle, melodeon and 4-part harmonies combine to create music that is drenched in tradition, but filtered through a kaleidoscope of modern rock and pop. Established as the go-to band for folkin’ fun shenanigans, Blackbeard’s Tea Party have played  memorable sets at; Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, The Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo and many many more.

The band celebrated a decade of ‘rocking the folk boat’ in 2019 and commemorated this with their ‘Ten YAAR Anniversary Tour’ during the Autumn & Winter. They also re-released an updated version of their most popular track ‘Chicken on a Raft’ to commemorate this milestone. Their previous release, the 5-track EP ‘Leviathan!’, explores the romanticized glories and the full gruesome horrors of the 19th century whaling industry. This record brought with it a bigger, bolder sound and a revamped live show, employing a heftier rhythm section with their new double-Drum Kit set up. During ‘Lockdown’ the band began writing material remotely via Asana for their fourth album and as things began to return to normality they were very excited to get into the studio with their new lineup to record these tracks. The result is ‘Kick The Curb’, their first album in 5 years which will be released in September 2022 and they can’t wait to get out on the road to play them live !!

‘Contemporary folk rock at its most infectious’
R2

‘York’s answer to The Pogues, but with cleaner fingernails’
The Telegraph

‘Blackbeard’s Tea Party restored my faith in foot-tapping, fun, energy-packed music
recently. In short: they make shanties chic’
Roger Crow, Huffington Post

‘Gloriously wild, gamely OTT and sharp. This is convincing and essential’
fRoots

‘Barnstorming buccaneers belting our riff-tastic folk rock’
Songlines

 

Blackbeards Tea Party

+ Support from John Adams

 

Doors open 7.30pm.

Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door

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

Licensed bar.

Dec
20
Tue
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley’s
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley's @ John Peel Centre

A MURDER AT ST. MUTTLEY’S

An Hercule Poudrot mystery

 by Pat Whymark

While on a Christmas visit to his cousin, Sister Immaculata Biggles, in the secluded convent of St Muttley’s, renowned detective Hercule Poudrot meets Bishop Humbedee, who has arrived to celebrate mass. Next day, The bishop is no-where to be found, and with no-one to lead their carol service, the desperate sisters of St Muttley engage the services of Poudrot and his intrepid sidekick Hustings to find the missing cleric.

What dark secrets will they uncover in the neighboring village of Ditcham? What is the macabre history shared by it’s inhabitants? What other goings on – are going on?

Another classic festive comedy thriller, brought to you by Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, the team behind many genre spoof Xmas shows, most recently last year’s Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula!

 

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.

Running time 2 hours (including interval)

Performances

Dec 20th – 7:30 pm
Dec 21st – 4pm & 7:30 pm
Dec 22nd – 4pm & 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show times

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

Licensed bar

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

Dec
21
Wed
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley’s
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley's @ John Peel Centre

A MURDER AT ST. MUTTLEY’S

An Hercule Poudrot mystery

 by Pat Whymark

While on a Christmas visit to his cousin, Sister Immaculata Biggles, in the secluded convent of St Muttley’s, renowned detective Hercule Poudrot meets Bishop Humbedee, who has arrived to celebrate mass. Next day, The bishop is no-where to be found, and with no-one to lead their carol service, the desperate sisters of St Muttley engage the services of Poudrot and his intrepid sidekick Hustings to find the missing cleric.

What dark secrets will they uncover in the neighboring village of Ditcham? What is the macabre history shared by it’s inhabitants? What other goings on – are going on?

Another classic festive comedy thriller, brought to you by Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, the team behind many genre spoof Xmas shows, most recently last year’s Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula!

 

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.

Running time 2 hours (including interval)

Performances

Dec 20th – 7:30 pm
Dec 21st – 4pm & 7:30 pm
Dec 22nd – 4pm & 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show times

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

Licensed bar

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley’s
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley's @ John Peel Centre

A MURDER AT ST. MUTTLEY’S

An Hercule Poudrot mystery

 by Pat Whymark

While on a Christmas visit to his cousin, Sister Immaculata Biggles, in the secluded convent of St Muttley’s, renowned detective Hercule Poudrot meets Bishop Humbedee, who has arrived to celebrate mass. Next day, The bishop is no-where to be found, and with no-one to lead their carol service, the desperate sisters of St Muttley engage the services of Poudrot and his intrepid sidekick Hustings to find the missing cleric.

What dark secrets will they uncover in the neighboring village of Ditcham? What is the macabre history shared by it’s inhabitants? What other goings on – are going on?

Another classic festive comedy thriller, brought to you by Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, the team behind many genre spoof Xmas shows, most recently last year’s Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula!

 

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.

Running time 2 hours (including interval)

Performances

Dec 20th – 7:30 pm
Dec 21st – 4pm & 7:30 pm
Dec 22nd – 4pm & 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show times

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

Licensed bar

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

Dec
22
Thu
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley’s
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley's @ John Peel Centre

A MURDER AT ST. MUTTLEY’S

An Hercule Poudrot mystery

 by Pat Whymark

While on a Christmas visit to his cousin, Sister Immaculata Biggles, in the secluded convent of St Muttley’s, renowned detective Hercule Poudrot meets Bishop Humbedee, who has arrived to celebrate mass. Next day, The bishop is no-where to be found, and with no-one to lead their carol service, the desperate sisters of St Muttley engage the services of Poudrot and his intrepid sidekick Hustings to find the missing cleric.

What dark secrets will they uncover in the neighboring village of Ditcham? What is the macabre history shared by it’s inhabitants? What other goings on – are going on?

Another classic festive comedy thriller, brought to you by Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, the team behind many genre spoof Xmas shows, most recently last year’s Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula!

 

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.

Running time 2 hours (including interval)

Performances

Dec 20th – 7:30 pm
Dec 21st – 4pm & 7:30 pm
Dec 22nd – 4pm & 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show times

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

Licensed bar

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley’s
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Common Ground Theatre Company Present: A Murder at St. Muttley's @ John Peel Centre

A MURDER AT ST. MUTTLEY’S

An Hercule Poudrot mystery

 by Pat Whymark

While on a Christmas visit to his cousin, Sister Immaculata Biggles, in the secluded convent of St Muttley’s, renowned detective Hercule Poudrot meets Bishop Humbedee, who has arrived to celebrate mass. Next day, The bishop is no-where to be found, and with no-one to lead their carol service, the desperate sisters of St Muttley engage the services of Poudrot and his intrepid sidekick Hustings to find the missing cleric.

What dark secrets will they uncover in the neighboring village of Ditcham? What is the macabre history shared by it’s inhabitants? What other goings on – are going on?

Another classic festive comedy thriller, brought to you by Suffolk-based Common Ground Theatre Company, the team behind many genre spoof Xmas shows, most recently last year’s Sherlock Holmes Meets Count Dracula!

 

Suitable for adults and children aged 8 and over.

Running time 2 hours (including interval)

Performances

Dec 20th – 7:30 pm
Dec 21st – 4pm & 7:30 pm
Dec 22nd – 4pm & 7:30 pm

Doors open 30 minutes before show times

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

Licensed bar

www.commongroundtc.co.uk

Jan
18
Wed
Let’s Bop!
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre

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)

  • No dress code; sparkle or jeans, wear whatever is comfortable for YOU
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Great for Women’s Health and Well-being
  • 90 minutes of nonstop tracks from back in the day to current, Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Cheese!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • No steps to follow or bright lighting
  • Bar available

Doors open 7.30 pm.
Dancing finishes at 9pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person in advance or £8 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm Mon, Wed & Fri).

Normally every 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally this may change, so please check before travelling)

www.letsbop.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LetsBopUK
www.twitter.com/LetsBopUK

 

Jan
27
Fri
The JPC Funk & Soul Shack Presents: SMITH & THE HONEY BADGERS
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The JPC Funk & Soul Shack Presents: SMITH & THE HONEY BADGERS @ John Peel Centre

The JPC Funk & Soul Shack presents: SMITH & THE HONEY BADGERS

Part Sharon Jones, part Irma Thomas, vocalist Marietta Smith has the pipes. She is backed by a 7 piece outfit, who spread their funk and sweet, sweet soul around like fresh jam. A London based band with a number of releases on Detroit’s own “Funk Night Records” and a live show honed on stages all over the UK, expect classic deep-soul vocals, with a heavy-funk backing. If you like labels like Daptone, Motown, Colemine or Stax then you need to check them out!

 

Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £15.00 adv. / £17.00 otd.

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

Cashless bar.

Jan
31
Tue
IVW 23: The Pearl Harts
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
IVW 23: The Pearl Harts @ John Peel Centre

The Pearl Harts

+ AUXILIARY (support)

“These girls have a serious ear for dynamic riffs and gigantic tunes…. Their track ‘Black Blood’ adds some call-and response blues to a metallic Rage Against The Machine style funk riff…” – NME magazine

The Pearl Harts were born out of love and a desire to make hi-octane rock n’ roll when they first burst onto the scene with a stunningly filmed live video, ‘Black Blood’ immediately picking up fans from XFM, Clash, and BBC Introducing.

Quickly making a name for themselves with their wild attitude, DIY spirit and incredible live shows, The Pearl Harts were soon showcasing their magic on stages all over the UK and Europe – with support from Garbage’s Shirley Manson who described them as “badass girls, with all the right stuff”

The Pearl Harts raw energy and intense delivery has won them fans across the UK and Europe and seen them opening for the likes of Skunk Anansie and Garbage, with less than a handful of singles under their belt.

 

AUXILIARY

Auxiliary are made up of El on vocals and guitar, Poppy on drums and Willow on Bass. We are heavily inspired by the riot grrrl movement and like making music not just as musicians but bad-ass women! We saw all of the boys around us forming bands and a severe lack of female bands and decided to do it ourselves.

 


Part of Independent Venue Week ’23

Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £7.00

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

Licensed bar.

Feb
2
Thu
IVW 23: Martyn Joseph
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
IVW 23: Martyn Joseph @ John Peel Centre

Martyn Joseph

One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today…tough and passionate” – Tom Robinson BBC 6 music

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he’s a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”.

 

www.martynjoseph.net

Part of Independent Venue Week ’23

 

Doors open 7.00pm

Tickets £19.00

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

Licensed bar.

 

www.facebook.com/acousticpromo

Feb
4
Sat
IVW 23: China Crisis
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
IVW 23: China Crisis @ John Peel Centre

China Crisis were never your run-of-the-mill 80s pop band. Formed in Liverpool by singer Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon, they distilled their love of David Bowie and Steely Dan into an exquisitely melancholy post-punk sound that saw them win their just chart rewards.

Part of Independent Venue Week ’23

 

 

Tickets £22.50

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

Licensed bar

Feb
5
Sun
IVW 23: JP Comedy Night ft. Harriet Kemsley, Philip Simon & Rich Wilson.
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
IVW 23: JP Comedy Night ft. Harriet Kemsley, Philip Simon & Rich Wilson. @ John Peel Centre

The superb line-up features Harriet Kemsley, Philip Simon & Rich Wilson.

 

 

Harriet Kemsley is an award winning comedian, writer and actress. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats does Countdown, Hypothetical, Roast Battle, Guessable, As Yet Untitled, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store & Bobby & Harriet Get Married.

★★★★ “Packs in high calibre jokes” – The Guardian

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Philip Simon is one of the most sought acts working on the UK comedy circuit today. He gigs throughout the UK, as well having performed as far flung places as America, Scandinavia, Europe, The Middle East and New Zealand where he headlined at The Classic in Auckland

 

“Philip Simon is never less than hilarious” – The Stage

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Rich Wilson’s “tour de force” (Leicester Mercury) performances have earned him a win for Best International Guest at the New Zealand Comedy Awards, followed by a sell-out run in which saw him nominated for the same award again.

 

★★★★ “Incredibly personal… a real touch of class” – Ed Fest Mag

 

This show is not to be missed!

 

Please note that the line-up may be subject to change without notice.

 

Doors open 7.30 pm

£10.00 adv. / £12 otd.

Cabaret Style Seating

Licensed bar

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

 

Feb
15
Wed
Let’s Bop!
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre

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)

  • No dress code; sparkle or jeans, wear whatever is comfortable for YOU
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Great for Women’s Health and Well-being
  • 90 minutes of nonstop tracks from back in the day to current, Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Cheese!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • No steps to follow or bright lighting
  • Bar available

Doors open 7.30 pm.
Dancing finishes at 9pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person in advance or £8 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm Mon, Wed & Fri).

Normally every 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally this may change, so please check before travelling)

www.letsbop.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LetsBopUK
www.twitter.com/LetsBopUK

 

Feb
18
Sat
The Downsetters
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Downsetters @ John Peel Centre

The Downsetters

+ Moon Street (support)

 

 

The Downsetters are an originals UK Ska band. Based on the feel and rhythm of Jamaican music whilst providing the energy and grit of Punk. They have become a festival and live show favourites throughout the UK and Europe.

Their 11-year history has seen them at many UK Ska, Reggae and Alternative festivals, as well as reaching landmark events such as Glastonbury and Boomtown Fair. In latter years, they’ve taken their music around the continent to countries such as Germany, France, Belgium, Poland and many others.

 

The Downsetters’ links…

Facebook

Instagram

Spotify

YouTube

 

Support from MOON STREET


 

Doors open 7.30pm

Standing tickets

Tickets £10

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

Licensed bar.

Mar
15
Wed
Let’s Bop!
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre

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)

  • No dress code; sparkle or jeans, wear whatever is comfortable for YOU
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Great for Women’s Health and Well-being
  • 90 minutes of nonstop tracks from back in the day to current, Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Cheese!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • No steps to follow or bright lighting
  • Bar available

Doors open 7.30 pm.
Dancing finishes at 9pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person in advance or £8 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm Mon, Wed & Fri).

Normally every 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally this may change, so please check before travelling)

www.letsbop.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LetsBopUK
www.twitter.com/LetsBopUK

 

Apr
14
Fri
Half Man Half Biscuit
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Half Man Half Biscuit @ John Peel Centre

Half Man Half Biscuit

+ support (tbc)

“I’ve said it before, a national treasure, there’s no question about it. When I die, I want them to be buried with me.” – John Peel

One of the UK’s most loved bands, Half Man Half Biscuit emerged out of Birkenhead in 1985 with a riotous blend of the Fall-ish post punk and the sort of comical, satirical sense of humour often lacking in the serious 1980s. They debuted with ‘Back in the DHSS’ which topped the indie chart at the time as did subsequent singles ‘Dickie Davis Eyes’ and ‘The Trumpton Riots’ the band’s obscurist referencing of minor celebs coupled with it’s Josef K scratchy guitars and no-fi production made them instantly popular. However the band quickly split up only to reform in 1990 with the excellent ‘McIntyre, Treadmore And Davitt’ which dialled down slightly the absurdist delivery but started to show a hitherto rarely seen musicality. This was topped though by the superb ‘This Leaden Pall’ in 1993, a bleak often depressing work it perfectly soundtracked the dole-age Britain of the early ’90s.

Since then the band have become dependable indie legends releasing albums every two or three years varying in quality but always having something new to say. Singer Nigel Blackwell has become a sort of commentator for the times, holding a mirror up, satirising popular culture always relevant, always viewing the world at a safe distance. The band stay completely removed from the music industry, still releasing records on the same tiny imprint, playing just a handful of shows a year always at venues near enough to Blackwell’s Wirral home that he can get home afterwards to use his own toilet.

Now a great British institution with fans ranging from Robbie Williams to David Lloyd to Julie Burchill some say that Blackwell should be poet laurerate. He’s certainly one of our greatest lyricists – their latest album is entitled No-one cares about your creative hub so get your fuckin’ hedge cut and is an snarky and as thrilling as anything they’ve done. Long may they continue.

 

https://www.hmhb.co.uk/

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Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £20.00 advance / £22.00 on the door

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

Licensed bar.

Apr
19
Wed
Let’s Bop!
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre

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)

  • No dress code; sparkle or jeans, wear whatever is comfortable for YOU
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Great for Women’s Health and Well-being
  • 90 minutes of nonstop tracks from back in the day to current, Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Cheese!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • No steps to follow or bright lighting
  • Bar available

Doors open 7.30 pm.
Dancing finishes at 9pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person in advance or £8 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm Mon, Wed & Fri).

Normally every 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally this may change, so please check before travelling)

www.letsbop.co.uk
www.facebook.com/LetsBopUK
www.twitter.com/LetsBopUK

 

Apr
28
Fri
Honey and the Bear
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Honey and the Bear @ John Peel Centre

British folk and roots duo Honey & the Bear combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting. With a diverse range of sounds and textures, and rhythms that flow from the fast and furious to gentle ballads, their live performances are spirited and dynamic. Conjuring stories in song, they tell tales of Suffolk folklore, courageous people they admire, their passion for nature and the odd heartbreak or two.

The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion), will be joined onstage by band guests Evan Carson (Drums) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle/Flutes/Whistles) who also perform on both Honey & The Bear studio albums. With the band, Honey & The Bear performed at 13 UK festivals in 2022 as well as venues up and down the country making it their busiest year to date.

www.honeyandthebear.co.uk

 


 

Doors open 7.30pm

Tickets £14.00 adv. / £16 otd.

Seated and standing tickets available.

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

Licensed bar.

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Let’s Bop!
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Let's Bop! @ John Peel Centre

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)

  • No dress code; sparkle or jeans, wear whatever is comfortable for YOU
  • Women of all ages welcome
  • Great for Women’s Health and Well-being
  • 90 minutes of nonstop tracks from back in the day to current, Disco, Pop, Soul, R&B, Reggae & Cheese!
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • No steps to follow or bright lighting
  • Bar available

Doors open 7.30 pm.
Dancing finishes at 9pm.

Sessions cost £5 per person in advance or £8 on the door

Book online (fee applies) or call our Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm Mon, Wed & Fri).

Normally every 3rd Wednesday of the month (occasionally this may change, so please check before travelling)

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