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23rd October 2014

10 Essays on Bands and Singers

By Trevor Locke.

Over the years, music journalist Trevor Locke has seen and listened to thousands of bands. Not just bands but singers, rappers and acoustic artists. In his new publication 10 Essays on Bands and Singers he looks at some of the fundamental elements of being a successful music act and what is needed to be a good band or singer. He also looks at the business of live music; however good an act is at performing music, they have to make it in the real world of venues where music is provided.

Some of the essays are published in this document for the first time; others have been re-edited from articles he has previously published on his blog. These have been updated for this publication. Ten Essays on Bands and Singers is published by Arts in Leicester, in a digital format. 2014, 30 pages, provided in a PDF format, sent by email, price £2.50


1. An X Factor for Bands?

2. Band Promotion.

3. Promoting Artists.

4. What do we learn from the obsUnplugged?

5. The Economics of Live Music in Leicester.

6. What Makes a Good Band?

7. Entertainment. Should Bands be Entertaining?

8. Teamwork

9. Talent. Is Talent the Key to Everything?

10. Why do some venues make us pay to play there?

The publication is available from Arts in Leicester

It costs £2.50 and payment can be made either by Debit Card or PayPal.

About The Editor 536 Articles
The Editor of Music in Leicester magazine is Kevin Gaughan assisted by Trevor Locke