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Oxjam 2015 Photos

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Oxjam 2015 Acts

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Oxjam 2015

Leicester Oxjam Takeover

Saturday 31st October 2015

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This one day festival of music saw 128 acts, performing across 11 stages and performance areas, in venues in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester. Bands, singers, acoustic artists, poets and rappers gave festival-goers a wide range of genres to choose from.

Blessed with good weather, the day drew people into the event where one wrist-band gave them access to all the venues throughout the day, from midday to midnight. The line-up was drawn largely, though not exclusively, from the huge pool of music talent in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The rationale for the event was to raise funds for Oxford Famine Relief (Oxfam.)  Oxjam Music Festival is the name given to a national series of events t...

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ThatWas2014

Page last edited: 1st January 2015

That Was 2014

The year has been good for music. 2014 was a bumper year for bands, singers, rappers and music artists of all kinds. In this article our Editor – Trevor Locke – reviews the gigs, shows and festivals that stood our for him in 2014 including those covered by other writers working for this magazine.

This review highlights the bands, singers and artists who made the year what is was, in our view.

No pictures in this article but watch out for out photo galleries of 2014.

December

27th The Shed with Goldstein and Casino Empire.

20th Resin did their annual gig at The Firebug, possibly their last as various members go their separate ways. On stage with them tonight were Martyr de Mona from Stourbidge, Leicester band Temple of Lies and from London Sl...

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ThatWasOctober

Page last updated:  21st November 2014

That Was October

Our look back at what we saw during the month of October

Friday 3rd October

The Tea Street Band played at The Soundhouse with support from The Silent Union and Alligatr.’Extraordinary’, ‘deliciously ear-pleasing.’

Alligatr at The Soundhouse

Alligatr at The Soundhouse

Aligatr is a young band from Leicester;  they have played at the Shed’s Showcase gigs for young bands. On 25th September we wrote:

Leicester indie/poprock band topped off a really good night with a vibrant set of songs. The five musicians on the stage tonight had plenty of character and held the crowd in the room. A band that is no stranger to the stages of The Shed, they took the time to introduce each other to the audience...

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