Elbow are an English rock band formed in Bury, Greater Manchester, in 1997. The band consists of Guy Garvey (lead vocals, guitar), Craig Potter (keyboard, piano, backing vocals), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals) and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990, adopting the name Elbow in 1997. Drummer Alex Reeves replaced Richard Jupp first as session performer in 2016, which he continues to be.

Links to Peel

Peel was fond of Elbow's Powder Blue, which he played on his shows in 1998, but didn't seem to play other tracks from the group. Nonetheless, singer Guy Garvey acknowledged Peel in helping the band get exposure. In an 2004 interview with the Manchester Evening News, just after Peel's death, he mentioned that JP was the first to play them on the radio:

"He was the first person to ever play us on the radio which I am sure lots of people can say. I only met him once and was genuinely awestruck - it felt like meeting a relative, a distant uncle or something like that. He was a warm and lovely man. I can't think of anyone more loved in British music. We owe him everything." [1]

Festive Fifty Entries

Peel's Era
Post Peel

Shows Played


Elbow - powder blue


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