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Saturday 20 November will see a night dedicated to the memory of John Peel at Truro’s Wig & Pen featuring an eclectic line up of bands and DJ’s. Although the national John Peel Tribute day was last month it was due to the lack John Peel night within the town which prompted resident promoter of the Wig & Pen and the original creator of the old Bunters event, Liam Jolly to put something together,

‘…if it wasn’t for John Peel then a lot of the types of bands we have regularly play The Wig & Pen’s basement would probably not exist…it seemed right to do something, this is a night about nothing more than an eclectic line up of original contemporary music…’ said Liam

The line up features, and in no particular order –

LOST DAWN A rip roaring two piece garage blues; think Truro’s answer to The Black Keys…these guys never fail to impress.

RASPUTIN A relatively new band on the thriving hardcore circuit, these boys have been making serious waves based on the recent shows with the likes of Brotherhood of the Lake and Goodtime Boys. They say they ‘just want to make forward thinking heavy music and have fun’. We can’t argue with that.

JUD VANDY Somewhat of a local underground phenomenon and with his first visit to the Wig he will be bringing his blend of shimmering alternative lo-fi experimental pop to the table.

GREGOR AND THE MARTIANS The indie act that had Peel still been alive would have probably had received airplay from him by now considering the huge support they receive from BBC 6 Music with their alternative indie pop that brings to mind the Smiths, Suede and Britpop in general. Also performing on the night will be

DRY THE RIVER – A Folk tinged alt country band from London currently touring the country after sell out headline shows in the capital and appearances at Glastonbury and airplay with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio One. Citing Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver and Paul Simon as influences, this quintet are definite ones to watch.

Also performing on the night will be The Solo Collective, a group of DJ’s that arose from the ashes of Solo Music, Truro’s highly popular and sorely missed independent record store. These guys are always eclectic but in the circumstances intend to keep it Peel…from indie to techno to every weird sub genre they can play will get and airing, Taiwanese Hakka Core anyone?

Entry to the night is Free although there will be donation buckets and a donation to charity is suggested.

With music from 6pm – late, this will be a top night of great music, come support our next generation of ground breaking musical stars.

Doors 6pm – Free Entry – Over 18