Category Gigs

Glastonbudget audition, 9th November 2018

with Maia Eavan, Strizzy Strauss, Jonezy, Two Hats, Beneath the Embers and Joe Doyle

Tonight’s show was organised by Glastonbudget Music Festival.

Reviewed by Aleksandra Brzezicka

The Soundhouse got loud and rocking with another round of auditions for Glastonbudget 2019. Six performers had their chance to impress the organisers of UK’s biggest tribute festival and prove that they are worthy of being a part of next years line-up.
The opening act was Maia Eavan, an acoustic alternative singer/songwriter. It featured originals which can be found on the debut EP released this year. Maia’s strong yet gentle voice mixed perfectly with the guitar, played quite skilfully...

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Midnight Wire at The Shed, 2nd November 2018

with The Fazed and Deadwires

Reviewed by Trevor Locke

Two Leicester musicians took to the stage to perform the opening set; one of them was Callum Cook. He used to be a member of No More Heroes. He was accompanied by the drummer Sam Marsh. Deadwires is a Leicester band that started out recently. There are a lot of two-piece bands around these days. Timmas, Earls, Scribble Victory. At this, only their fourth gig, they made their mark with a set of high-powered songs fuelled with ear-smacking riffs and vibrant beats. Lots of powerful sounds came from this duo led by the strong voice of Cal, a singer noted for his gravelly tones and high-octane vocals.

Deadwires has a video of Outlaws, which can be seen on the band’s Facebook page. .

Watch this video, by Kevin Gaughan, of Deadwires performing...

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Ohhms at The Shed, 26th October 2018

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Glastonbudget audition, 19th October 2018

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ChuggaBoom at The Soundhouse, 16th August 2018

with Our City Fires and The Hero Dies First

Reviewed by Kashif Hussain

The self-proclaimed “greatest metalcore band on Earth” played an awesome set at The Soundhouse alongside a duo of quality support acts.

First to the stage were local alt rock group Our City Fires, from Leicester. While they sounded notably different & less heavy than the rest of the bands they still put on a good show with rhythmic guitar work and catchy vocal melodies.

Watch this video, by Kevin Gaughan, of Our City Fires performing at this event.

Our City fires Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Next up were melodic metal band The Hero Dies First...

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