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Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1ET

Alter Eden

Alt-rock band from Stoke-on-Trent promoting their new EP 'Tigers & Lambs'

Sat 18 Mar


Cold in Berlin + HVMM

fizzing Indi night with variety of dark and fun rock bands.

Thu 6 Apr



Alternative pop originals come from this Manchester-based foursome. Sacrifice & Bliss support.

Thu 30 Mar


Dantevilles + Sacrifice & Bliss

four piece from Manchester with uplifting danceable pop. Support from Sacrifice & Bliss an experimental rock duo from London

Thu 30 Mar


Desert Mountain Tribe

London based psych rock trio .

Sat 6 May

£7.50 ( £6)


Hungrytown are an acoustic duo from Vancouver, Canada. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson–otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown–have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: It's great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don't have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of, writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Supported by Triangle, a folk group from Suffolk.

Thu 13 Apr


Hungrytown + Triangle

Canadian folk duo

Thu 13 Apr


The Kicks

The Ipswich-based band cover Mod, punk and rock hits. Jack The Lad and Fuzztone Lily support.

Fri 31 Mar


King Porter Stomp

Afro funk/dub/reggae and more

Sat 22 Apr


Leisure Tank

An alt rock duo from Berlin with KC McKanzie on guitar/vocals and Budi on drums.

Fri 21 Apr


Mad Dog Mcrea

An exciting blend folk, rock, gypsy, bluegrass with songs of adventure, drinking, love and life. Dancing and joy guaranteed

Fri 5 May



A night of music including Murry Smart, Giamatone & Caper Parade

Caper Parade are quite simply one of the best live bands around at the moment. With three part harmonies, they're rocky, psychedelic and a whole lot of fun so be sure to catch them while you can! Main support comes from improvised experimental experts, Giamatone: Two brothers from London, one of which is the singer from BELLA FIGURA who played TJPC on their tour last year. The opening act is a classically trained solo-acoustic guitarist who's skills knows no bounds. Be sure to get to get down early, there's something here for everyone. All profits will go to the Youth Music charity to help youngsters with music and mental health

Wed 29 Mar


Red Butler

Red Butler

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

Sat 8 Apr



Renegade Twelve

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

Sat 1 Apr

£10; £8 adv

Renegade Twelve

Tickets £10 OTD

Sat 1 Apr


Sam Lewis

SAM LEWIS Sam Lewis plays soul music.

While it bears the sonic landmarks of roots music's most fertile ground, the songwriting of Sam Lewis is born of a landscape that can only be felt, not seen. His music is native to the infinite expanse that is exposed when human attention is full, and focused inward - harvested solely by the nuanced rhythm of love. Sam's songs are rooted in the energy that defines this harmonious frontier, the space that unifies the human experience in each of us. It's the anchored spirit in this incubated territory of soul for which Sam Lewis works to celebrate and elevate with the tones of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and a country-folk muse.



After being forced into hibernation by the long winter, Lucky Strikes frontman Matthew Boulter emerges with his second album of glorious, gentle, life-affirming songs to take us into Summer. The Water Or The Wave features eleven original songs, conceived on the road at various folk club and festival shows throughout the past year and given life beside the grassy marshland and mudflats of his South Essex home on the Thames Delta.

Gorgeous, in a word ★★★★ Uncut A dreamlike album of lyrical beauty. Another very fine addition to a promising portfolio ★★★★ R2 A pleasant, smoky vibe. Check him out ★★★★ Maverick When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you've seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love that has to be a good day No Depression Introspective, gentle, tinged with darkness and a sorrowful undertow, these are elegant songs delivered with restraint and oodles of world-weary charm FATEA Beautiful, engaging, and not quite like anything else out there Flyinshoes

THE WILSONS The Wilsons are a 6 piece band based in Suffolk, UK. They have been described as a Very British Americana but would probably say they were, whatever that means although the phrase desert rock was thrown at them one drunken evening.


The Flat Mountain Family is a fantastic 4 piece group consisting of banjo, double bass, mandolin, and guitar, playing everything from classic bluegrass to modern hits with a brilliant bluegrass twist. This energetic quartet have been playing together for the past year but 3 of the 4 members have been playing together in Colchester's finest folk/punk band Saltdogs for 15 years. Perfect for any occasion and we have no doubt that even the most sombre of gig-goers will not be able to keep their feet from tapping.

Sat 15 Apr


Schools Out For Easter

Local live music…3 great bands for a fiver! The Kicks + Jack the Lad + Fuzztone Lily

Fri 31 Mar


Sharkmuffin + Off The Wall

Brooklynite duo influenced by everyone from nirvana to the Ronettes.

Sat 13 May

£8 ( £6.50)

The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart

Eastern Eagles performs David Greig's darkly comic tale about a young folk musician on her road to self discovery. Directed by Hal Chambers.

Wed 15 Mar

£12.50 (£11.50)

Thu 16 Mar

£12.50 (£11.50)

Tequila Mockingbyrd / Hvmm

Tequila Mockingbyrd and HVMM are joint headliners for this event, with support yet to be announced.

Tequila Mockingbyrd are an Australian all girl rock band. No lemon. No salt. No chaser. Melbourne's Tequila Mockingbyrd are a shot of straight up rock n roll packing a high energy punch that will hit you from the first explosion of sound until long into the after-party. Comprised of Estelle Artois (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Jess Reily (Bass, Backing Vocals) and Josie O'Toole (Drums, Backing Vocals) the band are rapidly becoming known for their explosive live shows and punk rock sound. With an arsenal of catchy riffs and memorable choruses, Tequila Mockingbyrd pump out party anthems like 'Good Time' and their disco-punk ode to Melbourne's iconic Esplanade Hotel 'Never Go Home', then rip into bottom-heavy stomping tracks such as 'I Smell Rock n Roll' and 'Everyone Down'.

HVMM are a West-Midlands based band being hailed as one of the UK's most exciting new bands so far this year, playing dark, apoplectic Victorianna rock n' roll that fizzes with a fun kind of fury. Picture a sepia-lit stage with four smartly garbed musicians staring out steely eyed. Collarless cotton, cravats, smoked chrome glinting on resting Fenders: the scene feels theatrical, anachronistic, subversive, as brawny, off-time riffs and rampant drums draw you into the febrile, Tom Waits-esque chaos.

Fri 17 Mar



Viva La Revolution in assocation with the Mad March Hares present UB42

"Europe's best tribute band to UB40" - Steve Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk

Tickets available from the box office: £10 in advance.

Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and as such all aspects of it are the responsibility of the organisers who have hired the venue for this evening.

Sat 17 Jun


UB42: UB40 Tribute

The pop-reggae band from Birmingham have their hits covered.

Fri 10 Mar

£10 adv

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