Lead singer from The Bench That Rocked

Thursday 20th February 2014 ∏

Young bands night at The Shed

Four new and up and coming bands were on The Shed’s stage tonight.

The quartet Explicit Youth – an indie band with an agreeable set of songs – played some of their own songs and well-known covers. In a performance that had a fair amount of kick, the four teenagers clearly enjoyed their time on stage and so did the audience. With vocals from the guitarist, Explicit Youth’s set was not short on musicality, their set being well received by the whole room. The band have recorded some of their songs recently and hope to have these available soon. Based in Leicester and Coalville, one of their number used to play with the well-known band Son of Glenn.

Watch out for more from Explicit Youth on Facebook.

The three members of the next band played their debut gig tonight under the name Flight 15. In their set they covered Led Zeppelin, Biffy Clyro and Janes Addiction, among others, demonstrating their musical skills again these well-known songs. With their singing drummer and vocals from the lead guitarist, Flight 15 delivered a pretty good set with a strong vocal layer and satisfactory instrumental playing.

Follow Flight 15 on Facebook.

Due Vendetta is not a new band but one that has played at The Shed before.  Due Vendetta gave the room a distinct change of musical style, with two of the three band members spending most of their time off-stage, on the floor of the room to deliver a highly energetic, head-banging set of songs that were driven with megawatts of energy. Running round the room on the end of a long mic lead, the vocalist put on an athletic performance, accompanied by the guitarist who also sprinted across the floor whilst still playing his instrument. It was mental and great fun to watch.

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The night was rounded off by a very enjoyable performance by The Bench That Rocked.

The Bench That Rocked
The Bench That Rocked

The four-piece band was led by vocalist and bass player Billy Chamberlain (from Coalville), with drummer Bradley Dennis, rhythm guitarist Harold Billingham and lead guitarist Thomas Ion. The band’s set of covers – including their own rendition of Tainted Love – and own songs, made its mark with the crowd and provided a very enjoyable finale to a night of impressive music-making.

The Bench That Rocked at The Exchange Bar, May 2014
The Bench That Rocked at The Exchange Bar, May 2014

You can hear some of the band’s songs on its website

The band was on the line-up of the last ever gig of satellite Empire

See also:

Live Music diary for May

Beneath The Lights

Finals of the OBS

Neon Sarcastic




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