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April 2015

Our round-up of live music

in April 2015

Our monthly look at some of Leicester’s live music.

NEW. We will now use the monthly round-up pages to list shows that we will be reviewing and to publicise shows that we think will be good. This replaces our page called Gigs list.

The list of (what were) forthcoming shows has moved down the page.


Wednesday 29th April

We went to The Shed to see Matt Humphries, The Reckless Youth, Evanstar, Eva Plays Dead and Patriot Rebel.
The Reckless Youth were at the O2’s scholar bar at the weekend.  Here is our review.

The Reckless Youth at The O2 Photo RhinoFeroSs

The Reckless Youth at The O2
Photo RhinoFeroSs

Tonight TRY played their own songs: Reckless Youth, Sinners in Disguise, This is Home, Lone Soldier, Evening Cabaret and Hearts, Fires, Animals.  The band members are:  Ash Wright – Voca...

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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.


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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1st December 2014

That Was November

Our look back at what we saw during the month of November 2014.

For record reviews, see our page Listening Post November.

Saturday 29th November

The Shed:  two gigs, upstairs and downstairs and each with a really good line-up of bands and artists.

On the main stage:

Tom Bem

Tom Bem

Tom Bem

with guitarist and synth player Ben Gorman

Ben Gorman with Tom Bem at The Shed

Ben Gorman with Tom Bem at The Shed

Tom Bem is a singer from Greenwich in London who has been performing for about ten years. His style of music is what he calls “minimal electro-hop” and he told me he will have a new EP coming out soon. Tom likes The Police and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and is a fan of Jamie XX. Tom has played in Leicester before, at The Soundhouse...

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New Leicester Duo Elysian

New Leicester Duo ‘Elysian’ to launch at Gig at Pi Bar

by Olly stabler

A new duo acoustic duo has been formed by Celia Allsop and Lon Fisher named ‘Elysian‘. The duo is set to launch properly under this new name with a gig at Pi Bar in Leicester on January 25th.

Elysian explained to us that the name “relates to or characteristic of heaven or paradise” and described their music as “blues, jazz and rock all in a neat, ska/reggae shaped package. Sexy, soulful and jazzy.” Fortunately, we had a chance to see the pair perform at the open mic before they had named themselves at The Soundhouse in the summer of 2013 and they definitely put on a good performance and proved to all just how talented they are. Both performers work well with each other and put a lot of soul and passion into their music...

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