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Oysterband

Oysterband 5th November 2016 The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket I have no wish to sound self-indulgent but it had been a fairly dreadful week, a million reasons, in my head, why I didn’t want to go. But still I drove the hour, to Stowmarket, through the detritus of a thousand …

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Oysterband

CONCERT PREVIEW Oysterband @ The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket 5 November 2016 It will not have escaped your notice that the above date is Guy Fawkes Day, and Oysterband are here to perform. The analogy is obvious but the cliché warning beacon is starting to flash so I will desist. …

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Phantom Bantam

Common Ground Theatre Company will be premiering its fifth Christmas Show, entitled Phantom Bantam of The Opera, at The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket, on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th December. The show will then tour to Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Aldeburgh, ending with its customary residence at the New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich. …

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Classic Album Sundays

Classic Album Sundays are pleased to announce their third event with the John Peel Archive, the record library and online archive of the world’s most significant radio DJ. After successful events with Jarvis Cocker and Julian Cope they now play host to Scottish post-rock legend Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai, who …

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Saiichi Sugiyama

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in September ahead of the 2017 release of his new album. It will feature the band’s newly released single, ‘Melting Away’ recorded with live strings, which has been described by Classic Rock Magazine as “reminiscent of Free at …

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The Wedding Present

‘Going, Going…’ is the title of the widely anticipated ninth studio album from UK indie darlings, The Wedding Present, but, in typical Wedding Present fashion… it’s not a conventional release! Out on 2nd September via Scopitones, the album tells the story of a road trip across the USA, revealed across …

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The Stow Show

Launched yesterday at The Mix in Stowmarket,’ The Stow SHOW’ is a five track EP recorded live at The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket by students at Stowmarket High School then mixed and produced at Vorpal Studio, part of The Mix, the charity supporting young people in the area. Driven …

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The Wedding Present

‘Going, Going…’ is the title of the widely anticipated and quite frankly superb ninth studio album from UK indie rock darlings, The Wedding Present, but, in typical Wedding Present fashion… it’s not a conventional release! Released 2nd September via Scopitones, the album tells the story of a road trip across …

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Salena Godden

SoapBox presents Salena Godden, who is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets. A regular performer at literary festivals in a career that is now entering its third decade, Salena tops the bill at literary events both nationally and internationally. She’s appeared as a guest and writer for …

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Kaz Hawkins Tour

It was just under two years ago when Kaz Hawkins and her Band o’Men burst into my life one September evening.  I was a volunteer at the John Peel Centre and it was her first ever UK tour. None of us knew what to expect. Back at the John Peel …

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A Serving Of Blues

This month Suffolk gets the blues big time. Foz, once dubbed ‘The Mouth Of The Blues’ by former Mean Red Spiders frontman Mark Sharpe, looks ahead to two events in Stowmarket and one in Ipswich, all guaranteed to get audiences jumping for joy. Each Spring Stowmarket holds its very own …

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Want to Play the Main Stage at StowFiesta?

Stowmarket Town Council in partnership with the John Peel Centre are giving one act the chance to play the opening set on the Saturday of the StowFiesta music festival on 18th June at Stowmarket’s Chilton Fields. Whether you’re a singer songwriter or a ten piece band you can enter the …

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Kaz Hawkins – Walking On Her Own

John Peel Centre Stowmarket Many good singers develop their talent and succeed only to be overcome by the demons the lurk with fame. For some it is drink, some drugs and others despair. For many it is all three. Kaz Hawkins seems to have done all that first. She lost …

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