News about Leicester bands
A round-up of news about bands from Leicester and Leicestershire in 2015
The Reckless Youth
Ash Wright of Formal Warning told us: “a quick update whilst my band Formal Warning are working hard, getting some new music written and looking to be back out at Glastonbudget Festival. I am working on another musical project which I will be announcing tomorrow with a quick music snippet and a few pictures and some dates we have penciled in we will be called The Reckless Youth and I look forward to showing you some more music, see you all at Glastonbudget budget with FW I hope everybody can give both my bands some support as it means a lot “. That was back in March and the new band now has a page on Facebook:
Launched on 8th March, the band includes in its members: Ash Wright (vocals), Leon Harrold (bass) and Kyle Harrold (guitar) – the boys from Formal Warning. They are joined by Kieran Langley (drums) and Harry Pentony (guitar.)
Iggy Pop dropped
Brian Spiers used to be the lead singer of the tribute to Iggy Pop – Iziggy. Brian told us that he had now dropped that one and is moving on to a new project. The new band will play some original songs and covers from artists such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Ezra, Iggy Pop and Muse, among others.
Singer makes a come back
David Lewis used to be the lead singer of indie hit band For The Record, a few years ago. The band split up when some of its members went to University. Lead vocalist David is back in Leicester now and is singing with a new band – Once Vagrant Souls. The band took part in the Original Bands showcase where they were invited to take part in the Callbacks night, following their first round heat.
As some of you already know The Tennysons have thought long and hard about our future and have decided to call it a day. We’ve had some absolute quality times over the last few years and we wanna give you ‘Battlefield‘ as a send off to say a massive thank you for all your support all the way from the gigs at The Abbey pub to our trips to London! I’m currently working with a few lads on a new project which I’m really exited about that shall be unveiled towards the end of the year so keep your eyes pealed for that one and we’ll have many more chances to have a few beers and a bit of a dance in the future! Anyway, enjoy the video and I’ll be posting a link soon so you can download ‘Battlefield’ for free. Big thank you again and I’ll be seeing you soon. Ryan and The Tennysons x (Posted on Facebook)