Upcoming events

Upcoming gigs in Leicestershire and Leicester bands playing elsewhere. Due to the semi-automatic nature of this page, occasionally, non-musical events outside Leicestershire may also appear.

The Trick, 16.01.19, with Alex Cahill & Ed Sumner @ The Shed
Jan 16 @ 19:30 – 23:00

We proudly present Leicester’s only high class magic and mystery night:

The Trick.

This will be the sixth time we invite you to have your perception on reality altered on Wednesday 16th January 2019.

Tickets start from only £4, including a free Agwa cocktail upon arrival, with advance booking.

This month we introduce you to:

Alex Cahill

One of the busiest magicians in the country brings us his very own interactive magic that has wowed some of our most well known blue chip companies for over ten years.


Ed Sumner

With a background in stand up comedy, Ed blends comedy and magic seamlessly to help you get over those January blues.


Doors are at 7:30pm, with the first performance beginning at 8pm. Performance times will be around 40 minutes, with a break in between for you to try and figure out how they did it and head to the bar.

Advance tickets will come off sale at 7pm on the day of the event, and you can then get tickets on the door for £6 – but you don’t get your free cocktail, and you will not be guaranteed a seat.

Your seats will be grouped by the lead bookers name, so please book together or send us an email to ensure you’re sat with your friends.

Doors: 7:30pm

Finish time: 10:30pm

Bar open until: 11:30pm

Age: 18+

This event is proudly sponsored by Agwa.


IOTA @ The Musician Pub
Jan 17 @ 20:00 – 22:30

£ 8.00 / Age 16 And Up



The Status Trio at The Marquis @ The Marquis Wellington
Jan 17 @ 20:30 – 23:30

New Status!!!
The Status Trio and Friends present a brand new night of jams, hot licks and grooves at The Marquis Wellington!!

This is a free event.

Happening every third Thursday of the month, it’s open to all all musicians, spoken word artists, MC’s and music lovers.

Two sets, 9 – 10pm and 10.30 – 11.30pm.

There’ll be a list on the bar, for you to choose the best slot in our two sets. We’ll also open up the mic for spontaneous jams.

You can make a band out of any of the musicians you have listened to.

It’s a great “networking” evening for bands looking for musicians or gigs too. 🙂

List on the bar from 8pm

More details to follow…..


Peaked Presents: Bring The Chaos HEAT 3 @ The Shed
Jan 18 @ 19:00 – 22:00

24 Bands battle it out for an amazing prize to have their track produced & mastered by Innersound Audio, A music video by Jay H Filmmaker, a merch bundle by Obscure Printing and a slot at Chaos Festival!

Winner will be decided by the Bring The Chaos Judges and the fans so come down and support your favourite bands or maybe come and discover someone brand new!

Dawn Of Anubis
Her Animal Side
A Dying Pride

Tickets are available on the door for £5!
Doors are at 7pm! See you there!

Sponsored by Vocalzone


Son of Glenn ~ Leicester ~ free ~ Switchdown + Simple Fiction @ The Cookie
Jan 18 @ 19:30 – 22:30

Son of Glenn
Son of Glenn frame abstracted melodies with lamenting guitars – songs that are both alt rock distortions and quiet confessions. Their sound is characterised by this duality. Full drums add urgency to the reflexive atmosphere present within the band’s lyrics, whilst a call to break away from these states of reflection rings out through their affirming instrumentations.

With influences stemming from Lower than Atlantis and Dinosaur Pile-up switchdown coast the line between pop-punk and alt-rock.
Bright, melodious and energetic, their live performances are already garnering a lot of attention from local venues with short UK tours already in discussion.

Simple Fiction
Simple Fiction combine everything you know and love about indie rock and reinvent it in a familiar yet new exterior. They combine melancholy lyrics with uplifting and catchy choruses that resonate with fans of every variation of indie.

Tickets: Free

Doors: 7:30PM

Curfew: 10:30PM

Age Restriction: 14+


Western Park Festival Auditions! – Apply Here < @ The Soundhouse Leicester
Jan 18 @ 19:30 – 23:45

Western Park Festival kicks off again on July 6th 2019! & So starts the Audition shows to guarantee your place on that stage!

Would you like to play this Festival & be part of this incredible event?

Simply apply to the email below with a short bio on your act followed by a link to your music (live or recorded) & we will get back to you!

Contact Email: wpfauditions@hotmail.com



LIVE Country MUSIC @ The Criterion Free House
Jan 18 @ 20:00 – 23:00

Join Hartland for a great night of modern country with a few old classics thrown in for good measure to get your feet tapping.


Cassius Brings The Chaos @ The Shed
Jan 19 @ 19:00 – 22:00

Your dapper voiced musician is gonna be bringing the heat and chaos should follow suit as I’m taking on other respectable artists in bountiful competition.

So please, come support me and help me realise my dreams. Tickets are £5 on the door and I hope many of you will be attending. Invite and bring as many as possible and let’s have a cracking good night.

Thank you.


Luke Broughton & Lion/s Live @ The Criterion Free House
Jan 19 @ 19:00 – 23:00


Luke Broughton is a modern day singer song writer, originally from London, now based in Leicester. His songs are beautiful, touching and haunting often moving a live audience to tears. Luke’s vocal range is quite astounding combining unique and surprising tones with melodies that will stay with you long after the stage is empty. Drawing comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Anthony and the Johnsons, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros – to name but a few, Luke has several festival appearances under his belt such as Simon Says, Barefoot, Green Meadows and Acoustic Gardens. 2019 will see his debut release.


LION/S is the sublime solo audio~visual project by Leonie DuBarry-Gurr, fast becoming recognised as one of the most unique and unmissable performers around.


Pama International live in Leicester @ The Donkey
Jan 19 @ 19:00 – 23:00

Pama International live in Leicester

at The Donkey, 203 Welford Rd, Leicester LE2 6BH

Saturday 19th January (7pm)

Following up on their critically acclaimed **** Mojo album Love & Austerity and hugely successful Trojan Records songbook tour, Pama Int’l return with their much touted soul album – “The Altruistic Soul Sounds of…” and UK tour in January 2019.

Since their formation in 2001 Pama Int’l have released 10 studio albums and recorded 4 BBC Radio One Maida Vale sessions. In 2006 they became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. The collective nature of the band has seen them work with; Billy Bragg, Ken Boothe, Rico, Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dave & Ansel Collins, Dennis Alcapone, Wrongtom, and Mad Professor, whilst their line up has attracted members from The Specials, Madness, Galliano, Steel Pulse, and the Style Council.

The album draws on songwriter/founder Sean Flowerdew’s love of Southern Soul and boasts influences of Al Green, Duane Allman, Aretha, Otis, Betty Swann, Wilson Pickett and Booker T & The MGs. It is due for release in January 2019, when they will be touring the UK.

With early plays in for the album from the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio 6, where Craig enthused “it’s just superb… believe me it sounds tidy” and a live debut at Alexandra Palace supporting Toots & The Maytals to 8500 people, The Altruistic Soul Sound of Pama International looks set to usher in a wonderful new era for the band.