John Peel Day Events – 2015

John Peel Day events - 2015

One of the many famous things Peel said which applies even more now:


Below are notices of live shows featuring bands that did a Peel Session or that he played. There are also gigs involving new bands. This is very much in the spirit of John Peel and I’m sure he would have approved.

» If you know of any John Peel Day events drop us a line or tweet via @keepingitpeel.


Saturday 10th October 2015 –

Damnably’s NINTH Birthday/World International John Peel Day

Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens
London SW2 5BZ   [Map]

Damnably began with a Peel Day at the Windmill Brixton 9 years ago. Join us as we retrace our birth at Damnably’s NINTH (Circle Of HELL Birthday/World International John Peel Day).
Damnably Ninth Birthday
9 Bands on the main stage & 9 acts on the Acoustic Stage, with some cover songs from Peel sessions, Peel favourites and Damnably back catalogue DJ’ed.

Main Stage
Slowgun (O Genesis)
BRUJA (Barnsley)
smallgang (Damnably)
monster island (Manchester)
Molasses (Cambridge)
echolocation (Leicester)
Former Utopia (Damnably)

Acoustic Stage
MJ Hibbett (AAS/Pereborough)
Capt.Lovelace (Damnably/France)
Splintered Man (Wickford)
Russell and the Wolf Choir (Romford)
We Are Passerines (smallgang/ Crumbling Ghost)
More Bad Times (Peruga, Italy)

with 5 more acts to be announced.





Saturday 17th October 2015 –

Spinningchilli Presents: John Peel Night

The Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard, Underneath Brighton Station BN1 4FQ   [Map]

Celebrating the life of the late great DJ John Peel with Piranhas Four (formerly The Piranhas), I, Ludicrous, Helen McCookerybook and Simon&thePope.
John Peel Night - Brighton - 2015

The Piranhas, now officially known as Piranhas Four, is the recently re-formed ska-punk Brighton band of Tom Hark fame. They recorded four sessions for Peelie, who made a pilgrimage to witness their influential Sunday night gigs at The Alhambra.

I, Ludicrous achieved immortality in 1987 year when ‘Preposterous Tales’ reached number 11 in the Festive 50. Their line-up since 2008 now includes Martin Brett from Voice of The Beehive.

Helen McCookerybook, bass player with 1977 Brighton punk group Joby and the Hooligans, formed The Chefs two years later. Her 80s band, Helen and the Horns did three Peel sessions. Helen’s made several solo CDs and also written The Lost Women of Rock: Female Musicians of the Punk Era.

Simon&thePope are a new south coast punk funk drum & bass duo. Drummer Simon Charterton recorded five Peel sessions with The Higsons.




Saturday 24th October 2015 –

Peel Regenerated

Westgarth Social Club
99 Southfield Road,
Middlesbrough TS1 3EZ   [Map]

Featuring some Peel favourites including June Brides, Terry & Gerry, Terminal Cheesecake and more.

Peel Regenerated - Middlesboro

The full line-up:
June Brides
The Jazz Butcher
Terry & Gerry
Terminal Cheesecake
Eton Crop
Church of Elvis
Disciples Of Tone

Tickets are now available from behind the bar of the Westgarth Social-Club – ring Steve the landlord on 07973 684719.

You can reserve tickets by contacting Steve 07769 258035 or Martin 07962 432250 or via the Facebook event page:



Sunday 25th October 2015 –

Tuff Life Boogie presents – Un-Peeled 2015

The Continental, South Meadow Lane,
Preston, Lancashire PR1 8JP   [Map]

Un-Peeled, Preston’s tribute to the late great DJ John Peel returns in 2015 with a terrific line-up packed full of Peel session vets and great new bands.
Tuff Life Boogie presents Un-Peeled 2015
The 2015 show features ultra-rare appearances from two of Bristol’s most lauded post-punk groups: Maximum Joy and the Glaxo Babies.

Other artists that can truly be described as ‘Peel Favourites’ on the bill include Dutch band Eton Crop, JD Meatyard (ex-Levellers 5/Calvin Party) and John Hyatt’s Glamogoth (3 Johns), who can boast 18 John Peel sessions between them.

A selection of new acts from left of the dial include Sauna Youth who will be playing two sets, the second in their ‘Monotony’ guise.

Full line up:
Maximum Joy, Glaxo Babies, Sauna Youth, Monotony, JD Meatyard, John Hyatt’s Glamogoth, Eton Crop, Pulled Pork, Pill Fangs, Cannonball Statman, John Lee Hartley, Peaness, Fighting.

Running order to be finalised.



John Peel Day Events – 2013


Before #KeepingItPeel on October 25th, there are the John Peel Day gigs.
These are live shows which feature performances by bands who recorded a Peel Session, or were played on his show. There are also live events taking place that celebrate the life of John Peel, they too are #keepingitpeel.

» If you know of any John Peel Day events drop me a line or tweet us via @keepingitpeel

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