Peggy is a leading radio broadcaster, music journalist, DJ, presenter, PR consultant and tastemaker of indie and alternative music.
She began her career working in music through a chance encounter in 2015. Attending a humble living room gig in Stepney Green, organised by the illustrious Sofar Sounds London, Peggy was captivated by the MC’s presence on the night. Having studied Drama at Queen Mary University of London, she naturally thought ‘I can do that’ and has since represented the company at over 100 shows, including Citadel and Wilderness festival two years running.
As the chance encounters continued, there Peggy formed a like-minded bond with Brighton based label QM Records, consequently joining forces to promote monthly residency gig nights entitled ‘Peggy’s Big Sunday’ at The Old Blue Last and Colours Hoxton (fka Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen) for three years. These six band heavy nights included sets from the likes of Zak Abel, Harvey Causon, MOSES, AKA George, Kyan, KIOKO, Bess Atwell, Red Rum Club and False Heads to name a few. In keeping with her love for the stage, Peggy uses her enigmatic presence to MC every gig. Not one to rest on her laurels, Peggy has also promoted gigs at The Alternative Escape, The Green Door Store, The Queen of Hoxton and Birthdays.
Her zest for radio began in early 2018, when launching her indie and alternative new music show on Boogaloo Radio. She quickly became an established part of the furniture, representing the station at Standon Calling Festival, Camden Rocks Festival, Camden Market and quite literally sleeping upstairs after playing DJ sets in the station’s accompanying pub. On her weekly show, Peggy has welcomed interviews and live sessions from an eclectic pool of new talent including Do Nothing, Walt Disco, Hotel Lux, FEET, Francobollo, Peeping Drexels, WOOZE, Ed The Dog, Bull, Jacob Slater and DEADLETTER as well as industry giant and fellow presenter, Alan McGee. It was also at Boogaloo that she formed an unbreakable bond with Britpop label mogul and celebrated journalist, Andy Ross (Food Records). Since then, the pair have devised and performed a music history lecture titled ‘A Brief History on the Evolution of Punk’ for audiences at Standon Calling Festival, Lion Coffee Records and The Boogaloo pub itself.
With a love for all things punk and indie well and truly set alight, in early 2020 Peggy turned her hand to music journalism. She has since become the online editor for indie label Permanent Creeps, features writer for Hard Of Hearing Music, writer for So Young Magazine and new music writer for Crawler Magazine. During this time, she has become an established voice for new music, often premiering tracks and writing reviews and off the wall features. She has also launched a weekly Q&A ‘Peggy Chats With:’ for QM Records’ online zine, each week interviewing burgeoning artists such as Italia 90, Max Pope, MarthaGunn, Sapphire Blues, Home Counties, Norman, Drug Store Romeos, Opus Kink and DAMEFRISØR.
Whilst a champion of new music by day, Peggy is a professional DJ by night, bringing her dynamic sets to gig venues, boozers and festivals alike. She’s a resident DJ at The Finsbury, Werkhaus, The Boogaloo, Ladies & Gents, The Owl & Hitchiker and The Birds and has played countless sets at venues and events such as Moth Club, Standon Calling Festival, Propaganda, Paper Dress Vintage, ICEBAR London, Kick Out The Jams, The Sebright Arms and Oslo Hackney. She’s also known for her high-powered sets between live bands, playing DJ for her pals FEET, White Room and Some Might Say Zine.
Never shy of the camera, Peggy also developed her online music discovery show ‘Peggy’s World’ in collaboration with Soapbox and QM Records in 2016. For each episode, Peggy would interview bands in settings where they felt most at home, albeit up a tree, rowing a boat, in the laundrette or even in a sticky-floored gig venue on the outskirts of Paris. This show also saw Peggy taking her microphone backstage at Womad and Trunchonbury Festivals and led to her role as the resident presenter for Balcony TV Brighton.
Not one to sit on the sidelines, Peggy has since become the formidable frontwoman of the tongue-in-cheek post-punk outfit, UK Paint Horse. Alongside fellow band members, she has played to packed out crowds at The George Tavern, The Old Blue Last, The Dublin Castle, Rye Wax and Venue MOT Unit 18, with their first ever live show supporting Fat White Family’s best mates, Meatraffle.
In her downtime you can find Peggy cruising the canals of London in her self-built narrowboat or making fleeting visits to her hometown up North.