Carl Barat, Drew McConnell, Reverend to play Instigate Debate ‘house’ gig

They'll be debating the virtues of modern day shopping too

Musicians including Carl Barat, BabyshamblesDrew McConnell and John ‘The Reverend’ McClure are teaming up to play a unique gig in aid of Instigate Debate.

The trio (“And anyone we can rope in,” according to McClure) will be holding a debate at London‘s Boogaloo pub on Wednesday (March 25).

In a statement, McClure explained that the debate would focus on the ethics of modern day shopping, and that the person who asks the best question will be rewarded with a free gig in their home. Three runners up will also be given Flip Video cameras.


He said: “The idea [of Instigate Debate] is that no one discusses anything that really means anything in this country anymore – so we are forcing the issue. The first night is called ‘Your country needs you to go shopping’.

“The guests are mind-blowing and the best questions get a free gig around their house from me, Carl Barat, Drew McConnell and anyone else we can rope in.”

Alongside live music, McClure said the night will also feature poetry and “Lots of debating”. It will be filmed for Channel 4.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Fionn Regan will also appear at the debate.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. See for more information.