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John Peel Centre

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Church Walk, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1ET

Cold In Berlin

Since forming in 2010, London-based Cold in Berlin has played throughout Europe alongside some of the most revered alternative acts, graced major festival stages and won praise from influential publications including Q, Mojo, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and Clash. Last year saw Cold in Berlin cement their position in the UK's underground scene with a lauded appearance at Whitby Goth Weekend and a presence in the Terror and Wonder exhibition at the British Library.

WITH SUPPORT from HVMM

HVMM are a West-Midlands based band 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.

Thu 6 Apr

£7.70

Connor Ryan Adams

"An up and coming star" - BBC introducing

Having recently released his debut EP - Locked Doors, which reached no.5 in the singer-songwriter charts on iTunes - Connor immediately grabbed people's attention across the UK music scene. Connor performs live with a loop station, two vocal mics & an acoustic guitar, creating a massive sounds on big stages. He has recently played London Bridge Festival, BBC Introducing, Landslide Skate Festival, and much more. With influences such as Eminem, Ed Sheeran and Foo Fighters, Connor has an eclectic taste and an innovative style which is guaranteed to wow the crowds and entertain the masses!

CHECK HIM OUT HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjUtirwlcsM

Fri 10 Feb

£6.60

Coquin Migale

Come and celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Fierce Panda Records with a great double bill of bands. "Gale force guitars and soaring vocals" headliners Coquin Migale are a Newcastle upon Tyne based alternative rock band blending gripping riffs and anthem IOC vocal harmonies. Twice BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens' discovery of the week and BBC Introducing headliners of R&L 2016.

Special guests alt.gothic rockstars Desperate Journalist are preparing for the Spring 2017 release of their second album 'Grow Up' a follow up to their 2015 self titled debut.

Sat 11 Feb

£5.50 some concessions

Girl Band

Girl Band are a noise rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in late 2011, they are: Dara (Vocals), Alan (Guitar), Daniel (Bass), and Adam (Drums). They formed in late 2011 with influences ranging from bands and acts such as Bad Brains, Swell Maps, James Chance and the Contortions, Neu, The Birthday Party, Ben Frost and a lot of minimal techno.

Their songs are structured with sparse, shouty vocals, over intense noise textures and soundscapes which develop around repetitive groves. The band have released an EP and 2 singles with Any Other City Records. Their live show is known for being loud, intense and energetic, and they are currently working on new material for their debut album.

Support TBA

Sun 29 Jan

£8.80

Hungrytown

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.

http://hungrytown.net http://facebook.com/hungrytown

Supported by Triangle, a folk group from Suffolk. http://trianglemusic.info

Thu 13 Apr

£7.15

The Jackobins

We are proud to announce that The John Peel Centre for Creative Arts will be hosting The Jackobins this coming January as part of INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK, a nationwide initiative aimed at celebrating the part that small venues play in bringing you the latest up-and-coming music!

Formed in 2014, dubbed by Fred Perry Subculture and This Feeling as "Big in 2016", Liverpool based six-piece alternative-rock band The Jackobins have taken the UK's music scene by storm, headlining and selling out venues across the country whilst appearing on some of the UK's most prestigious festivals including: Reading & Leeds,Tramlines, Live at Leeds, Dot to Dot, Sound City and Y Not Festival.

The band has been championed by BBC Introducing Merseyside DJ Dave Monks, giving the band heavy airplay and inviting them for a live session, whist Radio X made their single 'Hasty' Track of The Week.

Sat 28 Jan

£6.60 some concessions

Jo Caulfield: The Customer Is Always Wrong

Have you ever noticed that even when you're right, you're wrong?

From the potential minefields of dating, relationships and divorce, to the simple things, like booking a holiday, or joining a pub-quiz team nothing is ever as straightforward as it should be.

Jo Caulfield is determined to get things back on track

Award-winning Stand-Up comedian Jo Caulfield takes a humorous look at life's potential traps, what can go wrong and how to deal with them (and, in some cases, how to make everyone else suffer with you).

Dubbed 'funniest woman in Britain', she lives up to the title with razor-sharp wit, acerbic observations and scandalous one-liners, all excellently written and impeccably delivered.

As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC One), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC Two) and Have I Got News For You (BBC One).

Suitable for age 16yrs+

'Cut-throat wit and a razor-sharp tongue… Sharp-witted, urban comedy that goes down a treat. Like a sociology textbook, but with jokes' (The Times)

'Incapable of doing a bad show, so sharp is her tongue and so in tandem is it with her mischievous mind' (The Scotsman)

Please note that seats are not allocated, but all have a good view.

Fri 17 Feb

£13.20

Martin Simpson

The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

What's it like being the best guitar player in the world? Martin's modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer's question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.

Thu 26 Jan

£16.50

The Phantom Bantam Of The Opera

COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE PHANTOM BANTAM OF THE OPERA

The Paris Opera. 1895. Young soprano Christine and her childhood sweetheart Raoul are made for each other, but the mysterious Phantom that haunts the opera house is madly in love with her too. Deep in the cavernous bowels of the building he is hatching an evil plot. But meanwhile, "as cluck would have it", something else is hatching in his eggsistential nest…

Join us as we ruffle the feathers of this classic yarn - and be prepared for a chickeny twist in the tale!

Julian Harries & Pat Whymark are the creators of many Eastern Angles Christmas shows, including The Mystery of St Finnegan's Elbow, and Dial M For Murgatroyd, which The Observer described as: "The spoof to beat all spoofs!"

Friday 23rd | Doors 7pm
Saturday 24th | Doors 3.30pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE: £12 (full) £7 (concession under 21s only)

Fri 23 Dec

£13.20 some concessions

The Phantom Bantam Of The Opera

A comedic take on the classic Parisian story of young soprano Christine Daae and the mysterious Phantom who haunts the opera house, with a poultry-inspired twist in the tale.

Fri 23 Dec

£12 (£7)

The Phantom Bantam Of The Opera (3.30pm)

COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE PHANTOM BANTAM OF THE OPERA

The Paris Opera. 1895. Young soprano Christine and her childhood sweetheart Raoul are made for each other, but the mysterious Phantom that haunts the opera house is madly in love with her too. Deep in the cavernous bowels of the building he is hatching an evil plot. But meanwhile, "as cluck would have it", something else is hatching in his eggsistential nest…

Join us as we ruffle the feathers of this classic yarn - and be prepared for a chickeny twist in the tale!

Julian Harries & Pat Whymark are the creators of many Eastern Angles Christmas shows, including The Mystery of St Finnegan's Elbow, and Dial M For Murgatroyd, which The Observer described as: "The spoof to beat all spoofs!"

Friday 23rd | Doors 7pm
Saturday 24th | Doors 3.30pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE: £12 (full) £7 (concession under 21s only)

Sat 24 Dec

£13.20 some concessions

The Phantom Bantam Of The Opera (4pm)

COMMON GROUND THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE PHANTOM BANTAM OF THE OPERA

The Paris Opera. 1895. Young soprano Christine and her childhood sweetheart Raoul are made for each other, but the mysterious Phantom that haunts the opera house is madly in love with her too. Deep in the cavernous bowels of the building he is hatching an evil plot. But meanwhile, "as cluck would have it", something else is hatching in his eggsistential nest…

Join us as we ruffle the feathers of this classic yarn - and be prepared for a chickeny twist in the tale!

Julian Harries & Pat Whymark are the creators of many Eastern Angles Christmas shows, including The Mystery of St Finnegan's Elbow, and Dial M For Murgatroyd, which The Observer described as: "The spoof to beat all spoofs!"

Fri 23rd | Doors 7pm
Sat 24th | Doors 3 30pm (matinee) 7pm (evening)

TICKETS AVAILABLE: £12 (full) £7 (concession U21)

Sat 24 Dec

£13.20 some concessions

Red Butler

Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Brighton.

November sees the culmination of 18 months preparation with the release of the bands lovingly crafted second album, Nothing To Lose produced at Superfly Studios by Wayne Proctor. The music represents a dynamic band in transition and will hopefully please their supporters, new fans and the music media. This album follows the success of Red Butler's debut release, Freedom Bound in summer 2014. The 'Nothing to Lose' tour extends from October-December showcasing the new album and the extended line-up. Initial gigs have thrilled audiences as the band unleashes its energy with control and power at every gig.

'Nothing to Lose' is a collaborative project drawn from the band members' individual experiences of life and music. Red Butler see the need to deliver a message to younger people whilst retaining the support of their established blues/rock audience. Influences include SRV, Free, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Gary Clarke Jnr. and artists such as Royal Blood and Vintage Trouble.

"One to watch now and in the future" - Classic Rock Mag

"As good a blues rock combo as I've heard in a long time" - Louder than war

Support act to be announced later.

Sat 8 Apr

£8.80

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.

http://www.samlewistunes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/samlewistunes/ https://youtu.be/7vPQcvWeONo

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS:

M G BOULTER https://youtu.be/3IlNmeBnP8I https://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter/?fref=ts

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 https://youtu.be/468QEO70VQs https://www.facebook.com/The-Wilsons-49877899370/?fref=ts 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 alt.country, whatever that means although the phrase desert rock was thrown at them one drunken evening.

THE FLAT MOUNTAIN FAMILY https://youtu.be/b0FFAYO7qhY https://www.facebook.com/TheFlatMountainFamily/?fref=ts

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

£11

Surge

Surge are an indie / garage rock band receiving considerable media interest and likened to early Blur and The Vaccines. Live they are described as "blistering, energetic and unpredictable. They come to the John Peel Centre as part of a UK tour and are gathering critical and audience acclaim having played sell out shows in London.

The Assist are a Walsall indie/dance band who have been played on Radio 6 music, have performed at Leeds and Ynot festivals, and have supported Blossoms and Rat Boy.

Fri 24 Feb

£5.50

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'. www.tequilamockingbyrdband.com

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

£8.25

Tom Moth

Tom Moth, best known as harpist with Florence and the Machine, will be visiting his home town of Stowmarket to make a rare solo appearance featuring his original music for harp and electronics. As well as touring, recording and taking part in TV and radio broadcasts with Florence, (which led to his proudest moment - meeting THE Kermit The Frog, backstage at Saturday Night Live, New York!), he has worked with artists including Lady Gaga, New Model Army, Lou Rhodes (from Lamb), and a long time friend, Paul Mosley, a prolific songwriter, singer, pianist and ukulele player, who will be supporting Tom at this event. After a succession of beautiful and imaginative album releases over the past few years, Paul's major work 'The Butcher', a folk opera, came to fruition with the release in May 2016 of the CD of the work, greeted with much acclaim, leading to a series of live performances of music from the piece.

Tue 24 Jan

£8.80

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