Our Gig History


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“Stories of old…”  Here you’ll find a list of gigs we’ve done – so you can remember the fun you had or see what you’ve missed.

The Horn St Albans (Herts, UK) Saturday 3rd August, 2013
Oh yes, Speak & Spell have the Horn again! This famous live music venue have invited us back to rock the socks off all and sundry.
ADDRESS
 The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans, AL1 3TE
TRANSPORT
 It’s right next to the train station, which also supplies cheap parking
TICKETS
£8 in advance, £10 on the door
DOORS
21.00. Mode-friendly Music, courtesy of DJ Tony, before and after.

The Dog Coventry, UK Saturday 10th August, 2013
This venue is a favorite in the area, and it’s about time we rocked into town!
ADDRESS
: The Dog, Hertford Street, Coventry, CV1 1LF
TICKETS
 £8 in advance, £9 on the door
DOORS
 19.30 Mode-friendly Music, courtesy of DJ Tony, before and after.

BAS 2013
BAS 2013 kicks off again with three days of Depeche Mode and Electronic Music themed events, around the hallowed ground of Basildon. We’re playing on the Monday, supported by our good friends Modovar and Dean M. Oldfield. Get in touch with the wonderful BasProductions.co.uk for ticket options and venue details.

Club X-Tra
This is going to be big. Our Rosebowl. An amazing venue and an amazing stage set up. Many thanks to our friends at depechemode.ch. Live Video and live streaming on Radio

Bubikon Zurich (Switzerland) Saturday 19th January, 2013
We’re returning to this phenoenal club on the outskirts of Zurich. We went down a storm last year and we’re sure everyone will enjoy it again. Get in touch with our friends at peoplearepeople.ch for tickets and event info.

Club Sender (Austria) Friday 18th January, 2013
Another date for your diaries, we’ve been invited back to this really cool venue in Switerland. More details to follow soon.

O2 Academy 2 Islington, London (UK) Saturday 24th November, 2012
Oh yes. For the 3rd year in a row we’ve been asked back to play this amazing venue in London. It really is special for us as it’s a double-header. The famous Music For The Masses Party in London starts after we finish, just down the road in Surya (www.suryalondon.com) – so it’s a full-on mad mode night. This is not a night to miss!
WHERE: O2 Academy 2, Islington, London, N1 Centre  16 Parkfield Street, London N1 0PS
WHEN: Saturday 24th November 2012
TIME: Doors open at 8pm. Get there in time!
TICKETS: On the door.
The facebook event for this one is:
https://www.facebook.com/events/425246270854053/
And our FB page is here:
https://www.facebook.com/Depechemode.uk

Party For The Masses Hamburg (Germany) 29th September, 2012
No need to explain this one: a triumphant return to the biggest DM party in Europe.
We are playing a VERY special acoustic gig. A stripped-down performance of a few of the all-time great songs, then later in the night a POWER set – all hits, all in a row.
This is going to be EPIC.
Makthalle, near Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg Germany.

The Horn St Albans (UK) Saturday, 21st July, 2012
This is a new venue for us, and we’d love it if you could all come along! The Horn is a standout venue in the area for live music, and we’re very honoured to have been asked to play it.
WHERE: The Horn, St Albans,
WHEN: Saturday 21st July 2012

DOORS: Open at 20.00. The party goes on ’til 02.00

Speak & Spell will be playing from 22.00

TICKETS: £8 on the door or £7 advance booking via The Horn website:
The Horn Website We’ve made a facebook event for it here:
Facebook Event
As ever, our facebook page is here:
https://www.facebook.com/Depechemode.uk

BAS II Basildon, Essex (UK)  Saturday 5th May, 2012
Oh yes. Speak and Spell are back in Bas-Vegas! Chances are you already know about this event — an electro-tastic weekend in Depeche Mode’s hometown of Basildon. Organised by the wonderful Deb Danahay (one-time girlfriend of Vince Clarke), this year features our friends Tenek and 80′s megastars Blancmange.
This is not one to miss.
To see what the buzz is all about, head to their very flash website: www.basproductions.co.uk or try the Bas II Facebook Page

Esquires Club Bedford (UK) Saturday 7th April, 2012
For the fourth year in a row, Speak and Spell have been invited back to Esquires Club Bedford to rock this corner of the UK!
Stage times and support acts to be confirmed, so get there early.
WHERE
Esquires Club
60a Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QG.
WHEN
Saturday 7th April, 2012. Doors 7.30pm.
TICKETS
Don’t worry about tickets, just turn up!
£8 on the door. The price includes entry to the club downstairs that starts after the gig.

Rampe Club Bubikon (Zurich), Switzerland 18th February, 2012
Speak and Spell continue their gigtastic new year by going back to Switerland.
Organiser: www.peoplearepeople.ch
Promoter: www.depechemode.ch

Total Club Tonsberg (Norway) 28th January 2012
To kick off the new year Speak and Spell are strapping on their snow-shoes and heading to Norway!Tonsberg is a Depeche Mode town through and through and it’s gonna be a pleasure to play this sell-out event.

O2 Academy 2 Islington, London (UK) 29th October 2011
The boys at Feeling Gloomy have invited us back for their Halloween Special!
TICKETS
See here  O2 Academy 2 Tickets
LOCATION
O2 Academy 2
N1 Centre
16 Parkfield Street
Islington
London
N1 0PS

Tel: 020 7288 4400
For venue information, including car park and London travel guides, visit  www.O2AcademyIslington.co.uk/info
Feeling Gloomy produly present Speak and Spell for a very special Halloween gig! The band will be performing Mode’s greatest hits plus a few tunes for the die-hard fans that the boys from Basildon have never played live themselves.
The gig is followed by spooky Halloween fun at Feeling Gloomy from 10.30pm, and the ticket price includes free entry to the club night.
TICKETS
£8 in advance or £10 on the door
Doors open 8pm, we rock your socks between 8.30 - 10.30, then for all those who are in the mood for ‘Feeling Gloomy’, the party continues in the club! 8.30pm is earlier than we usually appear, so be on time!
LOCATION
O2 Academy 2
N1 Centre
16 Parkfield Street
Islington
London
N1 0PS

Tel: 020 7288 4400
For venue information, including car park and London travel guides, visit  www.O2AcademyIslington.co.uk/info

The Freemasons  Worthing, West Sussex (UK) 28th October 2011
Fresh from the massive Festival for The Masses in Germany and as a warm-up for London the next day, we’re playing a local gig for our friends and regulars who couldn’t make it abroad. If you can’t make it to London the next day (Saturday), then come along to this Friday-night bash and let us impress you!

The Freemasons
38-39 Western Road
Hove
East Sussex 
BN3 1AF
The venue is situated between Hove and Brighton train stations on the main high street – Western Road, and most buses travel there.
Doors open at 8pm. Entry £5 (or a secret handshake).
Facebook Event Page

Party For The Masses Hamburg (Germany) 24th September, 2011
After their astonishing debut at the last PFTM, Speak and Spell return to the most legendary of Depeche Mode parties: Party For The Mases as the Hamburg Markthalle.
If you’ve been to PFTM before you know what an amazing time you’re in for. If you’ve not been before, there’s only one way to find out.This year it’s a special Festival For The Masses as it’s the anniversary of Depeche Mode thmselves playing the very stage Speak and Spell will be on. EVERYONE is going to be there to make it a very special night…. you can’t miss it!

Viper Rooms  Vienna (Austria) 17th September 2011
Viper Room, Wiens with a rocking DJ set my our friend DJ101 Adreas Ender, original DJ of the Dornbirn parties. If you’re in the area, come along!
The Con Club Lewes (UK) 3rd September 2011
“The best Depeche Mode tribute act in Britain, Speak And Spell, return to the best venue in Lewes, to play another sellout show for sure. They will be playing for at least 2 hours, including classics and cult tunes. Before and after the band, expect Electronic and Alternative tunes from DJ Digitalis.
THIS VENUE HAS A SUBSIDISED BAR.
Direct trains to London/Victoria and along the South Coast.
Direct trains to London Victoria and along the south coast. Last train to Brighton is midnight, and the last bus at 11:15. The band will be offstage before the last bus.
Before and after the band, expect Electronic and Alternative tunes from DJ Digitalis.
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. See you there!

Private Party Worthing, Sussex (UK) 27th August 2011
We play a special gig for the birthday party of a close friend of the band.

Depeche Mode Convention Basilson, Essex (UK) 23rd July 2011
A very special event organised by the one-time girlfriend of Vince Clarke! Two days of retro-mode-related madness – Friday we have Rob Marlow, Shiney Darkness and Blue October (UK), Saturday we have John Foster and Speak and Spell. This is going to be a fantastic night in the town where Depeche Mode members grew up and formed, and features a Special Speak and Spell-themed set from, errr, Speak and Spell!”It’s a Basildon Thing”

The Elms Worthing, West Sussex (UK) 3rd June 2011
Speak and Spell are returning to their home county and are celebrating with a FREE GIG!
TIME
8pm
TICKETS
FREE!
LOCATION
The Elms
66 Broadwater Street
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9AP. Tel: 01903 234 130

Private Kilted Party
Edinburgh (UK) 9th April 2011
Speak and Spell are doing a special set for some special friends of ours at a private birthday party. It’s not open to the general public but we know we’ll be seeing a lot of familiar faces there!

PARTY FOR THE MASSES  Hamburg (Germany) 30th April 2011
This is the big one! Party For The Masses, the highlight of every Depeche Mode Party calendar. Speak and Spell are proud to be playing this historic event.

Esquires Club Bedford, Bedfordshire (UK) 2nd April 2011
Speak and Spell are back! in Bedford! For the third year running we’re going to bring the house down at Bedford Esquires. The previous 2 years have been GREAT fun and this time will be no different. We’ll be playing a long set spanning all of Depeche’s history – this is gonna be good!

Support Sets come from:
Cryogenica (www.myspace.com/cryogenicamusic)
Doors 8pm. £8 on the door.
TICKETS
£8 on the door

The Pirates 
St Margrethen and Himwil (Switzerland) 18th and 19th March 2011
Speak and Spell are coming to Switzerland! We’ll be invading Pirates Musicbar and Restaurant and playing St Margethen on Friday 18th and in Himwil on Saturday 19th. Details are below..
If you’re in the area, come along…

O2 Academy 2 
Feeling Gloomy produly present Speak and Spell for a very special Halloween gig! The band will be performing Mode’s greatest hits plus a few tunes for the die-hard fans that the boys from Basildon have never played live themselves.
The gig is followed by spooky Halloween fun at Feeling Gloomy from 10.30pm, and the ticket price includes free entry to the club night.

dM+ Party Sender Club Lustenau (Austria) 28th May 2011
Some members of Speak and Spell have had the pleasure of partying with the host before, and can personally confirm that it’ll be a first-class night! A “Depeche Mode Plus” party AND Speak and Spell? This is one Saturday night you cannot miss…

Older Gigs…

Here are some other gigs you’ve missed out on…
The Bridgehouse
The Hydrant
Portland Rock Bar
The Albert
Bedford Esquires
Brighton Electrofest
Rammy of the Universe
The Con Club
…and more!