John Hegley Peace Love Potatoes

    John Hegley: Peace, Love & Potatoes


    Keats, Daleks, soot, belief, osmosis and “compassionate autobiographical poems and correspondence between family members” (Poetry London). Verses spoken and sung. Hearts broken and repaired.

    John Hegley’s first public performances were busking his songs, initially outside a shoe shop in Hull, in the late Seventies. He performed on the streets of London in the early Eighties, fronting the Popticians, with whom he also recorded two sessions for John Peel. He has since been a frequent performer of his words, sung and spoken, on both local and national radio.

    John is an Edinburgh Festival regular, noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchiefs and the misery of human existence. He is an occasional DJ, dancer and workshop leader and has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts from what is now the University of Bedfordshire.


    • "Scandalously talented"

      Sunday Times
    • "Marvellous, joyful fun"

      The Telegraph
    • "Awesomely mundane"


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