DJ Marcelle van Hoof is a 42-year old woman who has had an insatiable appetite for new exciting underground music since the punk era in 1977. A huge fan of the Radio One's The John Peel Show, in 1981 she phoned John when she heard he was coming over to the Netherlands for Pinkpop to ask if she could buy him a drink. Two years later, in 1983, John and his wife Sheila invited her to go on holiday with them as they travelled round Germany for three days looking at record shops and taking in a concert by The Cocteau Twins in Düsseldorf. Since then she also visited the family at Peel Acres and attended John's funeral in November 2004.
She is often called 'the female John Peel' for her weekly radio show Another Nice Mess which she broadcasts live every Tuesday between 7-9pm on DFM which sees many John Peel fans tuning in. She also works as a freelance journalist, practices Reiki, plays football, loves reading books, smiling, riding on her Vespa scooter and doing nothing! She's a Scorpio which she says therefore makes her 'very intense...'.