John Peel Day

Wed 11th October 2006
The Jug of Ale

Dj sets from:
Lee Seafood (Birmingham Nihilism/Experimental Seafood)
Una Corda boyz
Geoff Dolman (Static Caravan)
Brian Duffy (modified Toy Orchestra)

Acoustic sets in the back room:
Bethan Marshall
Simon Harris
Vincent Gould
John Napier

Pub Quiz . Cakes . Raffle
Doors 7.30pm

Two years on from John Peel’s untimely death, a legion of bands, promoters and music-lovers will be gathering at events up and down the country to celebrate his legacy. During an unparalleled 40-year broadcasting career Peel was responsible for introducing UK listeners to everything from crackly old bluegrass to pounding techno, as well as giving a vital first break to countless influential artists including David Bowie, Joy Division, The Smiths and more recently the White Stripes. As with so many other cities, Birmingham’s music scene owes him a huge debt for the inspiration, exposure and encouragement which his programmes provided. On Thursday 12th October, a selection of acts who benefitted from his adventurous ears will be gathering at the Jug of Ale in Moseley to raise a glass in tribute and provide the kind of mixed-up musical entertainment that the man himself might have enjoyed. With dj sets from Lee Seafood (Birmingham Nihilism), Geoff Dolman (Static Caravan), Una Corda Boyz, and Brian Duffy of the Modified Toy Orchestra. Also expect a Peel related pub quiz, Raffle and of course homemade cakes.