Nottingham

Singer Jack Peachey lands dream gig at Splendour

Image caption The Nottingham University English student started writing songs at 15

"I couldn't believe it. I had a bit of a dance around the flat," said Jack Peachey after receiving a call inviting him to play the acoustic stage at Splendour festival on 24 July.

"I've always wanted to play it and headlining is Scott Matthews who has been one of my favourite artists for so long."

Splendour is just one of a long list of festivals and gigs the 21-year-old singer songwriter, who performs as Gallery 47, will play this summer promoting his debut solo album.

Fate Is Law was released on 2 May.

'Right reasons'

Jack has had a busy 12 months since appearing on BBC Radio Nottingham's The Beat with Dean Jackson in April 2010.

That appearance came after some time out from music.

"The break was to make sure that I was doing it for the right reasons," said Jack.

"When I came back I just sent everything out.

"I didn't really expect anything to happen so when people started getting interested and started inviting me to play things I was quite surprised.

"It was a great feeling."

The debut album has been a DIY job.

The student has recorded and pressed it himself "in a variety of bedrooms" and even the photo for the album cover was taken in his flat, by a flatmate.

He said it had been hard work, especially as he lives next to a club, but that he was pleased with the result.

The album is now being put out with the help of Nottingham's Farmyard Records.

For more information on Fate Is Law and Jack's forthcoming gigs visit Gallery 47's official website.

You can listen to Dean Jackson on BBC Radio Nottingham every Saturday night from 1800 - 2200 BST (103.8, 95.5FM, 1584AM and DAB). Listen to the latest edition of The Beat and BBC Introducing in Nottinghamshire on the BBC iPlayer.

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