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Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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March 2017

Dantevilles + Sacrifice & Bliss & TheCatch

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Dantevilles are a fresh-faced, four-piece from Manchester, redefining the sound of the red-brick capital of the North with their uplifting, danceable alternative pop. Clean, canny guitars and falsetto vocals never compete for space in their unshakable arrangements. Dantevilles are as sharp as they are raw. “All executed with spitting-cobra precision” ­ - NME “A joyful fusion that is uplifting, intelligent and danceable” - ­ Backseat Mafia Their first gig was at Night & Day Café, Manchester in October 2014 where…

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The Kicks + Jack the Lad, Fuzztone Lily

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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School’s Out For Easter! All your British Classics plus much more. 3 great bands for a fiver! Doors: 7.30pm Tickets: £5 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.

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April 2017

Cold In Berlin + HVMM & Druids

April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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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. Cold in Berlin released their new…

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Red Butler + Harper

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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TICKETS AVAILABLE 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…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover present A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm "The course of true love never did run smooth" - such is the basis of our enchanting tale. Four young lovers, two feuding fairy factions, and a group of amateur players caught in the middle. This is the story of love overcoming duty with a little help, and a lot of confusion, from our magical mischievous friends. Spinning Wheel Youth…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover present A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April, 7.30pm "The course of true love never did run smooth" - such is the basis of our enchanting tale. Four young lovers, two feuding fairy factions, and a group of amateur players caught in the middle. This is the story of love overcoming duty with a little help, and a lot of confusion, from our magical mischievous friends. Spinning Wheel Youth…

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Hungrytown + Triangle

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson – otherwise known as the Vermont-based Canadian folk duo Hungrytown – have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting, with compositions “that sound as timeless as any traditional songs” (Northern Sky, UK) and “gorgeous vocal harmonies” (Folk and Roots, UK). “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have…

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Sam Lewis + M G Boulter, The Wilsons & The Flat Mountain Family

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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TICKETS AVAILABLE 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…

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Leisure Tank + The Baskervilles

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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* Back by popular demand after a very successful show here at the John Peel Centre last year! * Leisure Tank are a London-based, female-led indie-rock PowerDuo from Berlin, with K.C. McKanzie on electric guitar/vocals and Budi on drums. Their song 'Isabella', a swirling rock tune full of jealousy and obsession was chosen by 'FreshOnTheNet' as a favourite and described as “gripping indie rock at its best” as well as being compared to PJ Harvey’s “Rid of Me”. “The duo…

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King Porter Stomp + James Morgan

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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* Back By Popular Demand! * Tickets on sale now * King Porter Stomp bring together their own unique union of ska-funk-dub and afrobeat and top it all off with cleverly crafted conscious rhymes. With massive horn lines, heavy bass and intricate guitar work, they have pulled on heart strings and won over the dancing feet of crowds across the UK and into Europe. Renowned for their eclectic and energetic live shows, the band are now ready to release their…

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Emerge

April 27 @ 7:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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The Caverners

April 29 @ 7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Stowmarket & District Lions proudly present a great foot tapping sing along evening which Lions, family, and friends will all enjoy. Harry and Alan: The Caverners - 60’s duo band Set includes a tribute to the 50’s and 60’s - The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Simon and Garfunkel, The Hollies, Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley. You can listen to examples of their music on their website: http://www.thecaverners.co.uk Tickets £12.00 per person includes nibbles / buffet Please note that this…

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May 2017

Mad Dog Mcrea + Park and Ride

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Mad Dog Mcrea, from Plymouth, blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. With a strong dedicated fan base they are in constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom. At the…

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Desert Mountain Tribe + Pet Needs & Tropic of Xhao

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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NOW ON SALE Establishing themselves in the current psych-rock scene in 2014 with the release of their debut 'DMT EP', the London-based trio Desert Mountain Tribe have subsequently proved themselves a formidable live presence after sharing stages with the likes of Toy, Wovenhand, The Wytches, and Damo Suzuki and performing at several festivals. That 12” EP generated positive coverage from many media pundits, while lead track ‘Take A Ride’ attracted airplay on BBC 6Music (including a ‘Recommends’ slot). Recorded direct…

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Mark Thomas: Predictable

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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ON SALE NOW MARK THOMAS: A SHOW THAT GAMBLES ON THE FUTURE. (WORK IN PROGRESS) Few predicted the events of the past year. Mark sets out to find what the future has in store for us by asking the audience what their predictions for the future are, creating a fantastical, hilarious and sometimes accurate vision of the world. This show is all about gambling on the future. Based along the lines of his 2011 show ‘Manifesto’ Mark takes suggestions from…

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Sharkmuffin + Off The Wall & Tundra

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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TICKETS AVAILABLE Sharkmuffin is Tarra Thiessen, Natalie Kirch, a duo of Brooklynite sirens bred from the waves of the Jersey shore. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana to The Ronettes, Sharkmuffin adds a unique jagged edge onto ‘60s beach pop meets ‘90s alt sound, a genre lovingly dubbed “opti-mystic glam-grunge.” With several cross-country tours (including many return trips to SXSW) and no shortage of EPs, Sharkmuffin has been creating a veritable whirlpool of musical chaos. Their 2015 debut LP Chartreuse is…

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Colour Of Noise + Painted Soul

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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CANCELLED We regret that this gig has been cancelled as the band have disbanded effective immediately. A statement on the band's Facebook reads: "I regret to announce that the members of 'Colour of Noise' have disbanded and that all forthcoming live dates have been cancelled. No details of the split are available at present, but I expect the band to make a full statement in the next few days." George Donoghue CON Management

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The Secret Garden

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Spinning Wheel Theatre present The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Adapted and Directed by Amy Wyllie Designed by Becca Gibbs When Mary Lennox is orphaned she is bundled off to live with her uncle at the gloomy Misselthwaite Manor. Sullen, spoilt and lonely, she begins to be entranced by the mysteries of the house and its gardens… but can she unlock the secrets that are held within? With the help of some unexpected friends – and an overgrown magical…

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June 2017

UB42

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Viva La Revolution in association with the Mad March Hares presents UB42! “Europe’s best tribute band to UB40” – Steve Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk Tickets: £10 Adv B/O: 01449 774 678 Doors: 7.30pm 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.

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July 2017

The Collectors

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, Church Walk
Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 1ET United Kingdom
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Solidarity Scooter club - Present The Collectors

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