Big Night In – Season 6


Season 6 Episode 1 – 19th March 2023 – Running length : 1 hour 32 mins
Recorded at The Red, Dyserth, Wales
Conversation included :
A look back at preparing for Gathering 30 after his health issues and walking back on stage to start with A Breed Apart after the crowd had sung Walk Forever By Side. Talking about the Forwards album and the recording process. Talking about Bono and the Manchester book tour event where Mike got a name check. Gathering 2024 Cardiff information and some background to the change. 40 years of Declaration. The health issues of 2022. May/June acoustic tour and summer plans. Origins of the song This Is The Way We Are. Plans for the Cardiff April 2023 event. Mike’s involvement with Cymdeithas yr Iaith.

Live acoustic songs performed :
The Alarm- A Breed Apart
The Alarm MMVI – My Town
The Alarm – Another Way
The Alarm MMVI – This Is The Way We Are
The Alarm – Next
Videos :  
The Alarm – Forwards – Official promotional video
The Alarm – Blaze of Glory / In the Poppy Fields / Declaration – Live from The Ritz, Manchester 2022
The AlarmOne Step Closer To Home – Live at The Gathering Prestatyn 2011
The Alarm – Rivers To Cross – Live from St Davids Hall, Cardiff 1989

Episode 1 can be viewed on the official The Alarm Youtube channel – click link




Season 6 Episode 2 – 26th March 2023 – Running length : 1 hour 33 mins
Recorded at The Red, Dyserth, Wales
Conversation included :
Inspiration and writing of the song Forwards. Filming the Next video and the video diary whilst Mike was ill and that the film from it will be released in the future.The Dolby Atmos amongst other versions of Forwards being released. Background to why performed The Hollies song and the Staycation requests. Talk of the journey from The Gallery to The Red. Options for the Gathering 2024. Third Man Records. Sixty Eight Guns and Top of The Pops. Feel Free to Forwards some parallels. The new audiences from shows like 13 Reasons, Alarm songs to appear in forthcoming films and streams such as Deezer. The forthcoming acoustic tour. Stream the 2019 tour and the performance at The Gathering 2020. LHS events for 2023.

Live acoustic songs performed :
The Alarm – Forwards
The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
Mike Peters – All Is Forgiven
Mike Peters – Irish Sea
The Alarm – Black Side Of Fortune
Videos :  
The Alarm – Next – Official promotional video
The AlarmSixty Eight Guns – Third Man Studios 30th Anniversary recording process
The Gathering – Feel Free – Live at The Gathering Prestatyn 2010
Mike Peters – Newtown Jericho – Stream promotional video

Episode 2 can be viewed on the official The Alarm Youtube channel – click link


Season 6 Episode 3 – 30th April 2023 – Running length : 1 hour 15 mins
Recorded at The Red, Dyserth, Wales
Conversation included :
Why he chose Change II and talking about the acoustic tour of the Stream tour. Mikes involvement in Plays – Flesh & Blood, Oxy and future similar plans possibly a project called “Almost”. Cardiff St David’s Hall show. The US Gathering. Bono and U2. Millennium Centre 2015 Show. The Road and Raw album. Plans for release for Forwards. Background to New Standards. Song choice thoughts for Acoustic and band shows later this year. Background to Whatever video.

Live acoustic songs performed :
The AlarmChange II
Seventeen – Bank Holiday Weekend
The Alarm – The Road
The Alarm – World On Fire
The Alarm – Elders & Folklore
Videos :  
The Alarm – Strength – St Davids Hall, Cardiff 15th April 2023 (Preliminary edit version)
The Alarm with Welsh Pops Orchestra & Acquire – The Deceiver -Millennium Centre, Cardiff 10th October 2015
The Alarm – New Standards promotional video
The Alarm – Whatever promotional video

Episode 3 can be viewed on the official The Alarm Youtube channel – click link


Season 6 Episode 4 – 7th May 2023 – Running length : 1 hour 21 mins
Recorded at The Red, Dyserth, Wales
Conversation included :
Background to Whatever. background to the song of Shine On. USA album promotion visit plans and memories of visits to the USA with The Alarm for radio promotion. Talking about songs that have not been played for a while and looking at the songbook yet also looking forward to write new songs. Writing and recording of War project. How they bought The Red. The work that goes into releasing a new record. Future plans potential for Gathering events in different places and how health issues will be considered in touring plans. Mike’s MBE through Love Hope Strength Charity. The origins of the first line of Rain In The Summertime being from Lawrence of Arabia

Live acoustic songs performed :
The Alarm – Whatever
Mike Peters & The Poets – All I Wanted
The Alarm – New Standards
The AlarmThe Day The Ravens Left The Tower
Mike Peters & The Poets – Gone Elvis
Videos :  
Mike Peters & The Poets – Shine On – Promotional video
The Alarm – Protect and Survive – New remix promotional video
The Alarm – Warriors – Promotional video recorded at The Ritz, Manchester 2022
Mike Peters & Rhys Meirion – Cariad, Gobaith A Nerth – TV version of the recording

Episode 4 can be viewed on the official The Alarm facebook channel – click here


Season 6 Episode 4 – 14th May 2023 – Running length : 1 hour 24 mins
Recorded at The Red, Dyserth, Wales
Conversation included :
The release of Forwards album. Mike’s links to Northern Soul. Tales of Shane McGowan from early days of Mike being in London. Mike’s medical issues dating back to the first diagnosis in 1995. Route 66 travels. USA Radio sessions during the promotional tour in May. Mike and his Italian memories. Background and influence of Armageddon in the Morning.

Live acoustic songs performed :
The Alarm – Forwards
The Alarm – Next
The Alarm – Armageddon In The Morning
The Alarm – Prisoners
The AlarmPeace Now
Videos :  
Mike Peters – The Message – Promotional video from Feel Free 1995
Mike Peters & The Poets – Regeneration from Roxy Bar TMC2 Italian TV show
The AlarmTransatlantic – Live version from Live Nation roof-top New York City
The Alarm – Psalm – Promotional video

Episode 5 can be viewed on the official The Alarm facebook channel – click here

(Page updated 14/05/2023)

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