Gigs for singers and acoustic artists – unplugged

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Unplugged 2014

30th December 2013

The series of shows that presents a showcase for singers and acoustic acts starts on Thursday 2ns January 2014 at The Musician pub in Leicester.

The main page on Facebook explains the background to the series:

The obsUnplugged is a series of nights to make selections for this years local festival stages.

80+ Acoustic/Electro Acoustic Acts will play over 2 weeks will
be selected to play over 2 weeks showcasing some of the best local and national acoustic talent

The Original Bands Showcase began in 2004 and has become an established credible annual event on the Leicester Music Scene. This year we once again featured OBS bands at the outstanding Strawberry Fields and Riverside Festivals and Western Park Festival

In 2013, ArtsIn reported on most of the shows

See our reviews of the obsUnplugged in 2013

On the obsUnplugged page, it says:

The January listings (with February to follow this week) are now on the website and we have some great gigs lined up for your New Year.

Highlights include: Strung Out Sisters, Peter Bruntnell, Danny George Wilson & Neil Halstead, The Delegators (ska, reggae, soul band), Maggie Boyle Benefit Night (a great line up of folk acts), The Strange Doors, Neil McSweeney and The DTs (this is selling fast so don’t miss out).

Throughout January the Musician is proud to host the fourth season of the OBS Unplugged. Now, firmly established as a significant platform for acoustic acts. A selection of 80+ of the finest local acoustic talent will be showcased throughout January to determine who will play the 2014 finale nights in February. See listings for full details

Having been to most of all of the previous shows, we can say that this offers an unparallel opportunity to see some of the best singers and acoustics acts in our local area and gives a cross section of the talent available in our local area for this style of music.

Dates of the shows:

Thu 2 Jan – obs Unplugged
Fri 3rd Jan  – obs Unplugged
Sat 4th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Sun 5th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Tue 7th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Thur 9th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Thur 16th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Fri 17th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Sat 18th Jan  – obs Unplugged
Sun 19th Jan  – obs Unplugged

For a list of dates for each of the shows, see this page on Facebook

and follow obsUnplugged on Facebook.

See also:

The home page of our section on singers.

The ArtsIn ‘Singers of Distinction’ shows.

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The Editor of Music in Leicester magazine is Kevin Gaughan assisted by Trevor Locke