John Peel Day 2007 in Liverpool
The Third Annual JOHN PEEL MEMORIAL TROPHY 6- A- Side Competition.
VENUE: Liverpool Football Club’s Academy, Kirkby-just outside Liverpool.
Winners in 2006-Cream. Music Venue and event organisers The Picket/Africa Oye-RUNNERS UP 2006. Elevator Recording Studio-Winners 2005. Liverpool bands The Farm, Shack, Rain and Groundpig. From Liverpool Culture Company and Liverpool City Council ‘The Culture Vultures’. Representing the Big Issue ‘England Homeless World Veterans’. Local record company Robot Records, event organisers ‘Liverpool Music Week’ and regular local guys ‘The Friday Foundry’.
THE LFC ACADEMY.
The LFC Academy is located on Simonswood Lane/Arbour Lane in Kirkby. To get there by car approach via East Lancs. Road (exit East Lancs. Rd East J5 M57) or by train Merseyrail from Liverpool Central Station to Kirkby. Get a cab from there to the Academy.
PRESENTATION OF TROPHY AND MEDALS.
Following the tournament the winners and runners up will be presented with their trophy and medals at The New Picket, with performances from new Liverpool bands Clockwork, Aspen Grove, Off Target and local girl Chelle Strahan.
Plus special guests to be announced.
Office: 0151 708 6789
M: 07913 853 104.
John Peel Day-Tributes.
Johnny Marr (the Smiths)
“Songs were written because of the Peel Sessions. ‘This Charming Man’ for instance was written cos we didn’t have enough songs. We had a session on the Friday, it was like the Tuesday and I just got out of bed and wrote this song for it. The versions for Peel pretty much became the definitive versions of our songs around that time. Those sessions taught me how to make records.”
“It was the night that I tuned in to listen to a session by the ‘High Level Ranters’ who were a Northumbrian pipe and clog band, and that was when I first heard the Sex Pistols.”
“John was a launchpad for a thousand careers, including mine. No one in any medium could match his influence as a supporter of new talent … without commercial interest or intent. Someone who attempted to please nobody but himself ended up forging one of the most profound links with his listeners in the history of broadcasting. He was an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary love for music. I and many others will never forget him.”