Keeping creative during quarantine due to COVID-19, frontman Mike Peters of The Alarm, along with his wife Jules, who has sung backup previously at the band’s live shows is hosting “The Big Night In” on Saturday, June 20th.
Broadcasting across the pond from the couple’s home in North Wales every Saturday, this show will again feature “Musicians in Lockdown.” The special guests this Saturday night will include a legend from the rockabilly world: Slim Jim Plantom of The Stray Cats and Captain Sensible of the seminal punk rock band: The Damned.
WOT by Captain Senisble
The broadcast will take place via their Facebook page
The live stream will begin at 9:00 p.m. UK, 4:00 p.m. ET and 1:00 p.m. PT. This program dedicates rare, unseen & brand new videos and live interviews with band members and musical friends and collaborators. “The Big In” also features live interaction on all The Alarm social media platforms. It includes selected music being played via “The Big Night In” Spotify playlist. The playlist is updated after each week’s broadcast in real time as Mike Peters plays records that have influenced the life and times of The Alarm.
Each week features live music direct from The Jukebox Stage with Mike Peters. By popular demand from fans, friends and followers of the Big Night In, a new Big Night In Special Edition T-Shirt is available sale. The T-shirt features art designs of Mike and Jules Peters plus the famous Jukebox and Ghetto Blaster.
The brand new Alarm / Big Night In T-shirt was designed and illustrated by Dan Shearn, who has been the creative talent behind a host of recent Mike Peters and The Alarm album covers and touring apparel designs.
This month, Mike Peters released the double album, “Hurricane of Change.” It is a highly personal work, which has been described as “taking listeners on a unique musical adventure that flows both downstream and upstream, telling a moving autobiographical story as lived and breathed by Mike Peters and The Alarm from 1986-1990.” Thirty years ago, as Mike Peters undertook a creative songwriting journey through the heart of his home country, Wales, and the Berlin Wall would fall and Europe and indeed, the rest of the world, would plunge into a period of enormous and seismic change.
Caught in the middle of this political maelstrom, Mike Peters with his band The Alarm would record the albums ‘Eye of The Hurricane’ (1987), Electric Folklore (1988), and ‘Change’ (1989) each of which would, in their own way, capture the essence of these most turbulent times. “I have always thought of these three albums as an Alarm trilogy,” says Mike.
“A lot happened to the band and the world, during the writing and recording sessions from 1987-1990. As one decade bled into another, the themes of response and resolve to contend with uncertain times are running through the core of each and every album. Played together, these songs tell their own story and, with the tumultuous times Europe and the World can expect to face in the coming months and years, are still as relevant today as when they were first written.”