John Peel: 10 Years Gone…

A decade since Peel left us – Decades of memories he left us.

John Peel

This year is a significant one because it will be 10 years since we lost the great man, so for this sad anniversary we should make sure that like all the previous #keepingitpeel days it will be one that commemorates and celebrates the memory of John Peel.

Another significance of this next #keepingitpeel is that it will be the last one that I’ll be co-ordinating.

I’ll still be posting the occasional podcast – and I will especially be making sure that the listings for any live John Peel Day/Night events continues, but the #keepingitpeel day on October 25th, as mentioned will be the final one.

My hope is that the hashtag continues and that the people who listened (which is what #keepingitpeel thing was originally about) will keep posting around the time of October 25th, but I also hope that it merges into any John Peel Day events.

So then I am posting this notice for everyone to start thinking NOW about what YOU are going to do this October.

And that means everybody. If you are a blogger. If you run any music website. If you are in a band. If you are a DJ. If you are a radio show. If you are a promoter. If you are a venue. If you are anything. If you want to do something to commemorate the memory of John Peel this year. Then do something.

This website is here and we’ll try to assist you with any type of promotion. If you need to contact a band to book them for a night, if you are a venue and are looking for an event management company, a promoter or anybody to help you run a night. Get in touch.

If you are a journalist, a broadcaster, a blogger. We’ll provide you with material for your outlet. Get in touch.

If you are wondering what to do and need some inspiration have a look at the last year’s John Peel Day events and at last year’s #keepingitpeel. As you will see there were a multitude of events that happened. From live shows with bands that recorded a John Peel session. As well as new bands showcases. (Very important in keeping with the spirit of Peel). There were DJ nights, there were stage show performances, there were radio shows.

What are you doing ?

Below I will post any village notices for anyone who is looking for a band, or a DJ or a venue. Or anything. Drop me a line and I’ll do my best to help in any way I can.
The #KeepingItPeel Twitter account (@keepingitpeel) has over 5,200 followers. Many of them are bands and radio shows and promoters. We can help you get in contact.

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Message from Interesting Music Promotions:

“With the 10th anniversary of John’s passing, we will mark the occasion with a #keepingitpeel in Aberdeen Scotland on Sat 25th Oct. We are speaking to a number of bands who played Peel sessions, along with locals older and newer to make a very special night.

More details to follow.

UPDATE: The details:


Saturday, October 25th 8:00pm

The Tunnels Aberdeen
Carnegies Brae,
AB10 1BF

“We are delighted to announce a special tribute night, #KeepingItPeel in honour of John Peel. Ten years on from his untimely death, we will honour his memory and legacy by having a whole evening of eclectic music, lots of fun & a dance floor rammed full.

Saturday 25th Oct 2014
Tunnels 1
8 till late

Early bird tickets £7.50 available from the link below:-

Confirmed line up to date features:-

Min Diesel
Autumn Hang (Dub Set)
Kitchen Cynics (special tribute)
Strawberry Wine DJ’s spinning Peel fav’s

PLUS other guest artists/surprises to be added/confirmed ??

All proceeds after artist expenses to appropriate local or Scottish music charities to enhance musical inspiration.”

» Facebook event page.


“PEEL REGENERATED is a music festival commemorating the 10th Anniversary of John Peel’s passing. The gig is taking place at the Georgian Theatre and The Green Room in Stockton on Tees on Saturday, 25th October featuring 12 bands most of whom played Peel Sessions on his show.”

The full-line up is as as follows:

The Georgian Theatre:

The Nightingales 10.50 – 11.50pm
Blue Orchids 9.05 – 9.50pm
Inca Babies 7.30 – 8.10pm
The Wolfhounds 6 – 6.45pm
A Witness 4.55 – 5.25pm
Pellethead 3.40 – 4.15pm

The Green Room:

Eton Crop 10 – 10.45pm
Terry & Gerry 8.20 – 9pm
Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk) 6.50 – 7.20pm
Ted Chippington 5.30 – 6.00pm
The Great Leap Forward 4.20 – 4.50pm
The Crumplehorns 3.05 – 3.35pm

» Advanced Tickets

» Facebook Event Page

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Leaving you with a song…

I haven’t had time to create a new John Peel podcast, so here are a couple via Mixcloud. They are both from a previous #keepingitpeel day on October 25th.

This from user TTFB:

And this from our friend Adge:

Please drop us a line with anything.
You can find us via Twitter (@keepingitpeel, or use the contact form below.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Webbie – KeepingItPeel (and of Football and Music)

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