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Sumo 11th April

Saturday 11th April 2015


with Boundary, Flight 15, Great Imitation and Sepia Sun.

A show presented by Wake-Up Promotions.

Kevin Gaughan’s photos from the night

Photography: © Kevin Gaughan

Read about this gig in our April round-up of live music.

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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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Saturday 7th February 2015


one of our featured bands

7th February at Sumo

with Alpha State, Joe Smith and Stating The Obvious.

A good line-up of acts had been assembled for tonight’s show at Sumo, by Paul Collins of Wakeup Promotions. The room downstairs does not seem to have changed since I was last  there. A cold but clear night saw a fair number of people turn out for the gig.

On stage first were two of the musicians from Leicester hard-rock, heavy metal, progressive metal band Alpha State. Their first song opened with an intricate guitar part. On stage: Matt Hicken on guitar and Wayne Cooper on vocals. Normally they play as a four-piece electric band. I had a look round the room while these guys were playing...

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