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Leicester Oxjam Takeover 2010

This article was originally published in Arts in Leicester magazine and is included now, as part of  our archives project.

Music raises funds for charity. Oxjam breathes new life into Leicester’s live music. Oxjam is a month-long music festival organised for the charity Oxfam. All around the UK, hundreds of music events are being organised to raise funds for the charity. These events are put on by people who know and love their local music scene.

This is our report on the 2010 Festival held in Leicester.

Kevin Gaughan sums up the day (see below)

The Oxjam Takeover festival took place in Braunstone Gate on Saturday 23rd October 2010. It was an astonishing success, both musically and in raising nearly £16,000 for the Oxfam charity.

With three stages playing so...

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Tuesday 6th January 2015

The Catalogue of Leicester Music

Work started today to create a catalogue of recorded music released by bands, singers and other artists based in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The catalogue covers any kind of recorded music that was made by a music act or released by a record label.  It covers all periods of time and all types of music.  The only limiting factors are that it is concerned with recorded music and that the artist who recorded the work must be or have been based in Leicester or Leicestershire at the time.

The project came about when music journalist Trevor Locke wanted to organise his collection of CDs. He had several hundred disks in his collection and wanted to find a way of listing them so he could find the one for which he was looking.

Trevor Loc...

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17th December 2014

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Music diary for April 2014

See our main listing of forthcoming gigs

Gigs and events this month that we were at

30th April

Curve:   we went to see the new musical Water Babies;  see our review on Arts in Leicestershire

26th April

Smokin’ The Profit album launch at Sumo with Smokestacks, Paddywax and Blunderbuster

22nd April

Joel Owen and the Antoine Band at The Musician with The Brandy Thieves and Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos.

Read Meri Everitt’s review.

19th April

Black Mesa at the Soundhouse with Deep Red Thread, Headwire and FourPointOh.

Deep Red Thread

A seriously good performance from lead vocalist Sophie Garner was backed by fizzingly good guitar  work by Oscar to produce rock with plenty of punch...

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