Vinny Peculiar will headline at Manchester’s The Castle off the back of his 13th album How I Learned To Love The Freaks.

Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes) released How I Learned to Love the Freaks in September.  The album marks a concept album inspired by hippy culture, the socio-political awakenings of the late 1960s, a summer of love and pays tribute to the free-thinking youth culture, their risks, values and sacrifices.

The ten-track album looks at the personal impact of cultural shifts, the effect on subsequent generations, protest, apathy and mistrust amongst them other themes running through it.  The album opens with a testimonial to the risk taking idealists complete with failings and ultimate implosion in Death of the Counterculture and culminates in a celebration of what can be achieved and a reminder of how easily it can slip away in the form of Flower Power.  It also features recent single Peace and Love on protest, apathy and mistrust.

Over a 20 year career, Vinny Peculiar has dropped a hugely impressive 13 albums, picking up critical acclaim, nods and plaudits from fellow artists.  His various former bands have included ex-members of The Smiths, Oasis, Aztec Camera and The Fall.

He’s also worked with Bill Drummond (The KLF) and written, toured and recorded as Parlour Flames, the band he formed in 2013 with ex-Oasis rhythm guitarist Bonehead.

When does Vinny Peculiar headline at Manchester’s The Castle?

Vinny Peculiar headlines at The Castle, Manchester, on 15 November 2023.