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John Peel Centre

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Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1ET
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Cabbage

The Mancunian quintet performs self-penned post-punk material.

Thu 19 Oct

Times to be confirmed / Tickets on sale Friday 9th June, 9am

Cabbage

Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums).

With the black humour of Buzzcocks, the surrealism of Happy Mondays, the haircuts of various Stone Roses (i-D), Cabbage are a semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy and opinions.

NME described their debut EP 'Le Chou' as five twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage while The Guardian suggested that they're hell-bent on filling the current vacancy for rock'n'roll commentator on Brexit Britain.

With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious - but ultimately meaningful nature - Cabbage are here to fight for all that's good. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform, and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.

Thu 19 Oct

£14.30

Emerge

Showcase for new acts.

Fri 29 Sep

£3

A platform whereby local acts can play in front of a paying audience.

  • 19:30

Emma

Dot Productions presents Non Vaughan-Thomas's adaptation of Jane Austen's comic novel, in which a young would-be match-maker schemes to romantically pair the inhabitants of her area whilst knowing little of her own heart.

Thu 14 Sep

£13.20

False Advertising

Born out of a desire to prove what is so vital about raw, energetic live music. Manchester based False Advertising address modern discontent in their music, fusing sweetly snarling hooks with a cathartic hit of fuzz-guitar.

The band have received airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, and Radio X, and have played Liverpool Sound City, Kendal Calling as well as a prestigious showcase at SXSW 2017 in Texas

The band were also personally chosen for support slots with Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü) on his tour

Fri 22 Sep

£6.60

Lisbee Stainton

Lisbee Stainton is a 28 year old, English singer-songwriter with a folk acoustic style and known for her use of a distinctive eight-string guitar. She has been writing songs for 20 years.

Lisbee was the first unsigned artist to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee's song 'Red' and his support subsequently led to her music being play listed by BBC Radio 2. Since then, she has toured with such notable artists as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman, who was so impressed that he invited her to join his band in 2012.

Please note that this is a seated gig.

Sat 4 Nov

£13.20

Maneli Jamal, Jon Hart & Robert Castellani

The Iranian guitarist performs folk-influenced original material in a variety of style. Support from Jon Hart, Daryl Kellie, Robert Castellani and Becky Langan.

Mon 23 Oct

£8.80

Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson

Brilliant mix of English tradition and American music from the virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and singer, a former BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year.

Fri 23 Mar

£16.50

Mighty Sands

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 pedals. All combined, we get a hot-n'-chill vibe that comes all the way (in slow waves) from the western side of America: California.

Their journey started in late 2013 when Teresa and Chaby first met. Writing songs in their bedroom, they certainly needed someone else to join the happy vessel and make songs real. Since then, it's been a pretty 'n pink adventure: they put out their EPs which are called BIG PINK vol.1 (2015) and BIG PINK vol.2 (2016).

Together, the band also started an all-cassette DIY label called Spring Toast Records based on love, friendship, analogue recording and unforgettable parties. They have already played with bands like Dirty Fences, Go!Zilla, The Holydrug Couple, The Blank Tapes, Tomorrows Tulips or Real Estate.

Thu 16 Nov

£6.60

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

Solo venture from the Wonder Stuff singer, with vocal/violin backing from his partner Nockalls.

Fri 6 Oct

£11

The Old Curiosity Shop

The popular Common Ground Theatre Company return to the John Peel Centre this November with The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, adapted by Pat Whymark & Jullian Harries.

Please note that this is an unallocated seated performance. We endevour to open the doors at the time stated and the performance is due to start at 7.30pm

Thu 2 Nov

£11 some concessions

The Pedlar Of Swaffham

EyesWrite presents the story of John Chapman, a well known folk tale from the 15th century. There are various versions but few facts are known about him. Written by award-winning writer Alan Huckle.

Fri 15 Sep

£8.80

The Railway Children

E Nesbit's well-known tale about Roberta, Peter and Phyllis and their railway adventure, adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny.

Thu 24 Aug

£11–£13.20

Fri 25 Aug

£11–£13.20

Sat 26 Aug

£11–£13.20

Red Butler

Red Butler

Blues sounds from Red Butler – who were voted Best New Act UK by Blues Matters Magazine in 2014.

Fri 1 Dec

£11

Reg Meuross

This modern day troubadour comments on life through folk music. The most recent material deals with topics such as dementia and the First World War. With support from George Howarth.

Sat 18 Nov

£11

Renegade Twelve

The five-piece outfit from Stowmarket plays rock and metal covers.

Fri 13 Oct

£11

Sat 14 Oct

£11

Sherlock Holmes & The Hooded Lance

Common Ground Theatre Company return this December with Sherlock Holmes & The Hooded Lance by Pat Whymark & Julian Harries with characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Holmes and Watson face their stiffest challenge yet, in the shape of the Hooded Lance, their newest and deadliest adversary, who is hell bent on spoiling everyone's Christmas and being really annoying!

Can our intrepid duo save the festive season from the clutches of this dastardly demon. Can they cook his goose, or will he crush their baubles and make prize turkeys of them?

Created by writing team Pat Whymark and Julian Harries. Julian dons the famous deerstalker yet again for a classic Christmas mystery with all the Common Ground trimmings - sparkling wit, ingenious staging, hilarious songs and surreal flights of festive fancy.

Please note that this is an unallocated seated performance. WE endevour to open doors at the time stated and performances will start at 4pm or 7.30pm (dependant on performance booked).

Mon 18 Dec

£7.70–£13.20

Tue 19 Dec

£7.70–£13.20

Wed 20 Dec

£7.70–£13.20

Son Of Dave

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 sly madness. His music has appeared in Breaking Bad, Bloodline, Preacher and other television crime dramas, which seems to have encouraged him to put the cart before the horse and create a loose cannon of ditties harking back to 1970's cop shows. Or not. It's typical Son of Dave messing with you, using ingredients only he can cook with. Fans know it well. It's his eighth album, and he's not made a weak one yet.

The artist himself on Music For Cop shows: I got the call from Mr. Big of Big Records, you know? They got another tune into yet another crime drama. They keep asking for more though. So I made this record for 'em. 'Stick that in your soundtrack' I said.

Accompanying the November 3rd release will be a cheerful November/December club tour of the UK, including here at the John Peel Centre.

Son of Dave is fifty years old, and has lived for twenty-one years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg, Canada, where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. His resumé is long, having had many other successes along the way. He plans to perform until his 80's at least, pointing out that there is no pension plan for Bluesmen, and the whole live-fast-die-young game is for kids who can't handle their booze, or their managers simply after publicity.

Support TBA.

Fri 17 Nov

£13.20

Son Of Dave

Son Of Dave

Son of Dave is the harmonica-touting Benjamin Darvell, formerly of Crash Test Dummies, who kicks up a raw blues dust storm all on his lonesome.

Fri 17 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices

Stowmarket Lions Trad Jazz Nite

New Orleans jazz by The Golden Eagle Jazz Band, led by Kevin Scott.

Sat 28 Oct

£12

  • 19:15

Tom Mcrae

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 scheduled for release in August of 2017. Tom was born in Chelmsford, and grew up in Suffolk, spending some of his early years just outside Stowmarket and attending school in Framlingham.

Tom's eponymous debut album in 2000 was nominated for a The Mercury Prize, a Q Magazine Award, and a Brit, and the subsequent albums and years of touring have cemented his reputation as one of the most entertaining and powerful artists touring today.

Just Like Blood, his second album was released to wide acclaim, especially in America, where every track was licensed for TV and film use, his style of music fitting perfectly the more darker output of LA's film studios.

For an artist working in a genre often considered by the music press to be sensitive and self-indulgent, he can take the roof off a venue with his passionate performances, as well as forging a strong humorous bond with his audience.

Tom tours regularly and is in much demand as a writer for other artists, recently reprising his work with Marianne Faithfull on her latest album. His smart, literate, heartfelt albums have won him a large and loyal audience, and whether solo, with his trio, or his spectacular Standing Band, Tom's shows are never less than spellbinding.

Poet Simon Armitage has called him "one of our greatest living songwriters".

Fri 27 Oct

£11

Undercover Hippy

Undercover Hippy

Folk, hip hop and reggae singer-songwriter from Bristol.

Thu 12 Oct

£11

The Wedding Present

The Wedding Present

Perennially popular archetypal 80s indie stalwarts fronted by David Gedge head out on their Hit Parade tour.

Thu 7 Dec

£22

Wendy & Peter Pan

Spinning Wheel Theatre Summer School presents Wendy & Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, adapted for stage by Ella Hickson.

"I am Wendy darling. I am brave and I am strong and I am going on an adventure!"

Wendy is off to Neverland with Peter Pan for an awfully big adventure. She'll have to tackle the feisty fairy Tink, win over the impossibly cool Tiger Lily, give the Lost Boys a run for their money, and face up to the dastardly Captain Hook and his pirate crew. And along the way, perhaps learn what it means to grow up.

Ella Hickson's radical retelling of J. M Barrie's ripping yarn is brought to life this September by Spinning Wheel Theatre's summer school company.

This classic tale full of comedy, magic and adventure puts Wendy centre stage in an adaptation that is refreshingly modern whilst never losing the charm of the original much-loved story.

Please note this production is suitable for 7yrs +

This is a seated performance and seating is unallocated.

Please note the doors open 30minites before the start of each performance (door time as listed here).

Fri 1 Sep

£5.50–£7.70

Sat 2 Sep

£5.50–£7.70

Wendy & Peter Pan: Spinning Wheel Theatre Summer School

A classic re-telling of the original Peter Pan story filled with comedy, magic and adventure by J.M Barrie.

Fri 1 Sep

£7 (£5)

  • 19:30
Sat 2 Sep

£7 (£5)

  • 19:30

The Whole Shebang Open Mic Night

Acts with a variety of talents take to the stage to perform music of all kinds.

Thu 21 Sep

Free

  • 19:30

Yak

YAK have confirmed their October UK Tour, and we are pleased to announce that they will performing at the John Peel Centre on Saturday 7th October.

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, gaining favourable reviews from publications such as Q Magazine, NME, and The 405.

Last year they had a headline tour, played Glastonbury Festival and Reeperbahn Festival, as well as supported the likes of The Last Shadow Puppets.

"The most exciting and refreshing live act around" - Oxford Times
"Yak shoot from the hip with an impetuous racket that's rarely short of breathtaking" - Q
"Yak have gained a reputation as one of the UK's more riotous rock 'n' roll bands" - DIYmag.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MrTRMLvv_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj5zJTIXKfA

Support TBC.

Licensed Bar.

Sat 7 Oct

£11

Yak

Yak

Psychedelic alt.rock band with connections to Jack White’s Third Man Records.

Sat 7 Oct

£10

  • 20:00

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