Mike Peters and the Poets of Justice – (Band)

In July 1992 Mike Peters returned to perform live with a new band. These performances were billed as Mike Peters and the Poets of Justice. The first official gig was at Moles Club, Bath England on 11th July 1992. Prior to this date Mike Peters had performed a few songs with the Ethan Johns band. This band formed the basis of the Poets of Justice

To coincide with the launch of the band the Michael Peters organisation (MPO) was created as a information source for the band and Mike Peters. A letter announcing the initial live shows was mailed out to former members of the Alarm Fan Club

The Poets of Justice July 1992 to November 1992
Mike Peters – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Ethan Johns – Guitar
Dave Watkins-Clarke – Bass, Backing Vocals
Martyn Barker – Drums
Jules Jones-Peters – Keyboards, Baking Vocals

The Poets of Justice would predominately perform brand new songs but would occasionally drop The Alarm Songs in the set
The new songs performed on these dates between July 1992 and November 1992 included
Poetic Justice, Can’t Get Through To You, One World Exodus,, Train A Comin’, Spiritual, This Is War, Beautiful Thing, Levi’s and Bibles, Refugees In the Westworld, No Better Than This, Into The 21st Century, All I Wanted, What The World Can’t Give Me, Unstoppable, Can’t Get Through To You, Ride On Angel

The Alarm songs
Unsafe Building

Other cover songs
My Sweet Lord

This original line up would record and release one set of songs as Mike Peters and the Poets of Justice – Abbey Road Sessions Recorded Live 7.9.1992

Track Listing
1. Introduction Interview
Afternoon Session (Closed)
2. Poetic Justice
3. Unstoppable
4. Train a Comin’
5. What The World Can’t Give Me
6. Beautiful Thing

Evening Session (with Audience)
7. This Is War
8. One World Exodus
9. All I Wanted
10. 21st Century
11. No Better Than This
12. Spiritual
13. Refugees In The Westworld
14. Can’t Get Through
15. A New Chapter

The first dates announced were
11th July 1992 : Moles Club, Bath, England
16th July 1992 : Queens Hall, Bradford, England
17th July 1992 : King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland
18th July 1992 : Rock City, Nottingham, England
21st July 1992 : Duchess of York, Leeds, England
22nd July 1992 : Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London NW10, England

With 2 Welsh dates quickly added to the schedule
25th July 1992 : Neuadd Ogwen, Bethesda, Wales
26th July 1992 : Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales

And then some more Summer shows were announced prior to the first tour of the UK and USA
8th August 1992 : Heineken Music Festival. Swansea, Wales
22nd August 1992 : The Riverside, Newcastle, England
25th August 1992 : The Warehouse, Derby, England
26th August 1992 : Oval Rockhouse, Norwich, England
28th August 1992 : The Big Top, Greenbelt Festival, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, England

The Exodus Tour 1992
5th September 1992 : Wembley Arena, London HA9, England
Support slot to Marillion on their Xth Anniversary Tour
7th September 1992 : Abbey Road Studios, London, England
Recording session for the songs many of which would appear on Breathe. The Abbey Road session were released on a CD on Twenty First Century Recording Company, Catalogue Number 21C003 in 1997. The evening session had a live audience invited to witness the event and be a part of the recording process
23rd September 1992 : Slims, San Francisco, USA
24th September 1992 : The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, USA
25th September 1992 : The Troubadour, Los Angeles, USA
26th September 1992 : China Club, Chicago, USA
28th September 1992 : The Unicorn , Milwaukee, USA
29th September 1992 : The Marquee, Detroit, USA
30th September 1992 : The Tilt, New York, USA

2nd October 1992 : Kent State University, Cleveland, USA
3rd October 1992 : Fast Lane, Ashbury Park, New Jersey, USA
4th October 1992 : Baltimore, USA
6th October 1992 : Icon, Buffalo, USA
7th October 1992 : Bayou, Washington, USA
13th October 1992 : University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland
15th October 1992 : Rock Garden, Dublin, Ireland
17th October 1992 : Arts Theatre, Belfast, Northern Ireland
22nd October 1992 : King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland
27th October 1992 : Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Scotland
29th October 1992 : The Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland
31st October 1992 : Adelphi Club, Hull, England

2nd November 1992 : Duchess Of York, Leeds, England
4th November 1992 : Phoenix Plaza, Wokingham, England
5th November 1992 : The Oval Rockhouse, Norwich, England
6th November 1992 : Market Tavern, Kidderminster, England
7th November 1992 : JB’s, Dudley, England
9th November 1992 : The Wheatsheaf, Stoke-on-Trent, England
11th November 1992 : Fleece And Firkin, Bristol, England
13th November 1992 : Mean Fiddler, Harlesden, London NW10, England
14th November 1992 : Disco II, Rock City, Nottingham, England
15th November 1992 : Princess Charlotte, Leicester, England
17th November 1992 : Tic Toc, Coventry, England
18th November 1992 : Bogiez, Cardiff, Wales
19th November 1992 : War Memorial, Wrexham, Wales
20th November 1992 : University Students Union, Aberystwyth, Wales
21st November 1992 : Hope & Grape,  Manchester University Student Union,  Manchester, England
22nd November 1992 : University Students Union, Sheffield, Englan

For the First Gathering on 12th December 1992 Ethan Johns had left the Poets of Justice to concentrate on other music interests including his career as a producer following in his fathers’ footsteps Glyn Johns. For the Rhyl Town Hall show on he was replaced by Brad Williams on guitar, Brad had been the guitarist in Pigs From A Gun who had been the support on the Exodus Tour

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