What’s On at the John Peel Centre

May
10
Fri
Buffalo Skinners
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Roots-rock & roll group The Buffalo Skinners, are on tour with their fourth album: Picking Up What You’re Putting Down. The band mixes earthy accordion and fiddle tones with bluesy Fender Rhodes keys and guitar, their signature vocal harmonies freshly augmented by new members Clare Quinn & Rebecca Philip.

On Picking Up What You’re Putting Down The Buffalo Skinners find themselves fully submerged in a lively electric sound that they had only previously dipped their toes into, on tracks like Cease Your Dreaming’s ‘Monkey On Your Back.’

Jun
14
Fri
Brave Rival
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Brave Rival @ John Peel Centre for Creative Arts

Brave Rival are the South East’s brand-new rip-roaring rock and blues Machine. Hailing from Portsmouth, the UK Blues Award Nominated band features the powerful and beautiful twin vocals of Chloe Josephine and Lindsey Bonnick. On lead guitar, providing dramatic guitar solos and crunching rock riffs is Ed “The Shred” Clarke. And holding it all together is the rhythmic backbone, the self-proclaimed engine room of Billy Dedman (bass) and Donna Peters (drums).

Drawing influence from the likes of John Mayer, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and Tedeschi Trucks, they offer a style and sound that you’ve always known, and yet never heard before.

Brave Rival are a band on a meteoric rise, firing on all cylinders and are about to take the world by storm. Their unique combination of beautifully harmonic, soulful vocals, epic guitar solos, pounding drums and powerful bass serves up an infectious sound that is not to be missed.

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

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.