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Special Matinee Peformance Added

Paul Wood, Depeche Mode Tribute Speak and Spell, IslingtonSpeak and Spell have added a matinee performance to their final show in Putney on the 1st December at the Half Moon in Putney.

The final show for Paul Wood sold out in record time and the band have been asked to add an additional afternoon show for those unable to get tickets.

Half of these tickets have already been sold so get in quick here..





Paul Wood Steps Down


It is with sadness and regret that we must announce that at the end of 2018 Paul Wood (Woody) is stepping down as frontman for Depeche Mode Tribute : Speak and Spell. All current gigs will of course go ahead as planned with no changes. So please don’t worry if you have tickets and plans.

An original member from 2008, Woody has been a fearless performer and wonderful friend, dedicated to the band and injecting humour and fun into the hundreds of gigs he has fronted for the band all over Europe. This, with the hilarious antics, impressions and jokes off stage has made working with Paul a joy. But after 10 very busy years our much loved frontman and friend has decided it’s time to hang up the waistcoat and hand back the microphone.

Paul wants you all to know that he’s loved every minute of performing with the band over these last 10 years. However, all good things must come to an end, and it’s now time for him to concentrate on other priorities.

Paul wants to thank each and every person who has ever come to a show for your support and loyalty.

As you can imagine the news hit the band very hard and for the last few months the team have been coming to terms with this huge change and what the future could hold.

After months of consideration and discussion we are pleased to confirm that, as we are continually playing to newer and larger audiences, auditions for a new frontman will go ahead as we look to continue to add to our ever increasing legacy.

The Half Moon in Putney will be Paul’s last show, and we look forward to seeing him off in style!

If anyone has a genuine interest in auditioning for the vacant role please email Keith Trigwell on

All other matters to

In the meantime, we”ll see you at one of our Fake Festivals, or one of our other shows in Derby, Islington, Manchester, Bristol and Putney.

Team S&S xxx

A Concert for the Masses – 30th Anniversary

Music for the Masses 30th Anniverary

Music for the Masses 30th Anniversary

Next Summer Depeche Mode embark on a new World Tour with what will no doubt be a fantastic new show and visual spectacle.

But if you would also want to relive classic Depeche Mode concerts of 30 years ago, come to the O2 Academy Islington on the 23rd September 2017.

Work is already well underway to deliver another cracking tribute to Depeche Mode with our usual focus on the glory days of the 80s and 90s, delivering Depeche Mode’s biggest hits in their original style.

Like our sell out ‘Speak and Spell’, ‘Violator’ and ‘Black Celebration” album shows, this one off UK gig will include ANOTHER no compromises tribute, this time to ‘Music for the Masses’, almost 30 years to the day after the original album’s release.

The evening will stay true to the ‘Concert for the Masses’ shows that followed with lots of surprises! Those who were there on that tour will have their memories jogged in the best of ways.

Keep the date free.

Details regarding tickets will be available soon.

The Wharf in Devon

Speak and Spell are to head back to the West Country for the first time im almost 8 years to play ‘The Wharf’ in Tavistock, Devon.

Being such a professional music venue the band couldn’t resist the opportunity to revisit this beautiful part of the England and play in such a glorious venue.

For ticket or event information please call The Wharf Box Office on 01822 611166.

Speak & Spell in Scotland

We’re taking the Speak & Spell machine north of the border to Scotland, playing at the Electric Circus in Edinburgh on Saturday 7th November 2015. We’ll be playing our sell-out Violator show that packed out the O2 Academy in London. It’s red hot mix of hits and fan favourites and tickets are going quickly, so be sure to grab yours soon.

Tickets are available from

Are you ready for a Black Celebration?

The Violator show at the O2 was such a success that we’re at it again… only this time with the seminal Black Celebration album – just in time for its 30th Anniversary.

This solid fan-favourite is getting the full treatment. We’re playing it live, in full, at the O2 Academy in Islington.

There’s a lot of work ahead and a lot of fun. Put the 12th March 2016 in your diaries now!

Tickets are already on-sale, get them from here:

Violator-Islington-Jepson-2 Black Celebration Cover

A hot night, a good Pulse, and a new town

Our regular gigs at The Horn St Albans are always a lot of fun, and yesterday was no exception! It may have been torrential rain all day and a very hot night, but folks still turned out in their masses to see us and our wonderful support act Pulse.

Pulse really brought the house down, playing an amazing collection of songs, some of which were debuted that very night. Big thanks to Howard and Sebastien, and of course to everyone who came to see us.

Here’s a picture of Pulse in action. Click for a link to their website.

Pulse 2015


The Mode Machine continues, though – next up is BAS 5 on Friday 26th! This is the world-famous electronic music festival in the hallowed ground of Depeche Mode’s own home town of Basildon.

See you next time.




BAS 2015

There are few words in the electronic music language that express so much in three letters, but the BAS events are one of them. These are mini-electronic music festivals, spread across two nights, in what is to some the Mecca of electronica: Basildon.

Depeche Mode’s hometown pays homage to a ‘Sounds of Basildon’ night on Friday 26th June, with Speak & Spell headlining. For those who want to make a weekend of it, there are more electronic acts on the Saturday.

Tickets are available here.

We’ve got The Horn…

Brace yourselves, Speak & Spell are back at The Horn in St Albans on 20th of June!

This is always a fun night, for us and the audience alike. The Horn may be small but it’s full of energy and we intend to rock your socks off with an amazing set.

As it’s a smaller venue it sometimes sells out, so get there early and enjoy the support act to make sure you get a ticket.

Doors Open: 21.00
Support Act “Pulse”: 21.15-22.15
Speak & Spell: 22.30-00.00
The Horn
Victoria Street
St Albans
Tickets: £8 in advance via or £10 on the door.


Top night in Tønsberg

We took the Violator Show to Norway last Saturday and we’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who came to make it such a memorable night. Some people drove over 7 hours to see us and we’re proud to have given them such an good show.

It was our third year in the charming town of Tønsberg and we were bowled over by the love and support shown for us. We were in a much bigger venue than previous years and honoured to share the stage with Jonas Thorell, who joined us for a special rendition of A Question of Time in our post-Violator ‘hits’ set.

We’d like to thank everyone involved in making the gig happen, especially Børre, Jan, Henning (and the crew). See you next time!