New album premiered on Gideon Coe
29 September 2022

“Helen McCookerybook has an excellent new record …”, Gideon Coe.
22nd Sept 2022

Coffee and Hope, from Helen McCookerybook‘s new album ‘Drawing on my Dreams’, was premiered on Gideon Coe‘s BBC Radio 6 Music show on 26th Sept 2022.

Drawing on my Dreams will be released on CD, and as a digital download, on Friday 7th October 2022 on Big Song Records, HMcC06 (

Also played on the show were Let’s Make Up and You Get Everywhere from The Chefs’ Radio 1 Session on the 2nd August 1981. The tracks are on the ‘Records & Tea: The Best of The Chefs’ compilation CD, available from Damaged Goods here.

Seasonal Gig Poster
21 August 2022

Links to the individual gig tickets will be posted as the gigs come up, but here’s a list of the upcoming gigs till the end of November. One erratum: the Middlewich gig is on the 12th not the 10th of November. See gigs page for updates.

Recent airplay on the Gideon Coe show
21 August 2022

Gideon Coe played 24 Hours, by The Chefs, on his BBC Radio 6 show, Teardrop Explodes in concert, on the 1st August 2022. The track is on the ‘Records & Tea: The Best Of The Chefs’, available from Damaged Goods here.

He also played Footsteps At My Door (John Peel Session), by Helen and the Horns, on the Horn Of Plenty Special show, on the 11th August 2022. The track is on the ‘Footsteps At My Door – BBC Sessions & More’ compilation CD, available from Damaged Goods here.

Rebellion Festivals 2022, Saturday 6th August
01 August 2022

Rebellion Festivals
4th – 7th August 2022
Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Helen McCookerybook and Gina Birch are playing separate sets on the Almost Acoustic Stage.

They will be interviewed together by Gaye Black, with a showing of their film Stories from the She-Punks (2018), at the Literary Festival.

Both on Saturday 6th August.