Celebrating Cultures, Promoting Integration
The eclectic mix of music that you will hear on The After Eight Show reflects Peter’s own tastes. Typically, in a single show, you’ll hear some alternative indie, electro pop, rnb, jazz, blues, electronic, world and acoustic folk-inspired tracks.
Peter is old enough to have been a devotee of the great John Peel in the late sixties so, like his radio hero, he concentrates on playing new music by unsigned artists and bands and by those starting out on their careers and building their fanbases. They are the kinds of musicians who you are likely to see on Jools’s Later TV programme in the next series (or maybe one or two series after that).
Every week, Peter invites music submissions to the show’s Twitter and Facebook pages and, by email, to its own website. A proportion of the music on The After Eight Show is chosen by Peter’s son, Mark, and they guarantee that, between them, they will listen to everything that is sent in and play any track that they like.
So, tune in to an episode of The After Eight Show on a Wednesday night and see if Peter can achieve his stated ambition of, every week,
introducing you to 3, 4 or 5 artists or bands whose names you didn’t know at the start of his show but whose music you will want to go away and explore after it’s finished.