Singers and songwriters in Leicester

This page is about singers, solo artists and singer/songwriters in Leicester.

On this page you will find links to artist profiles, news, links to latest releases.

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18th January 2014

Midlands singer heads for US tour

Guy Jones Photo Philip Vernon
Guy Jones
Photo Philip Vernon

On 1st March,  Guy Jones will be touring with Nashville singer/songwriter Mike Mentz and New York based singer/songwriter Emily Forst. Cities they will be  hitting include: New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, St.Louis, Milwaukee, Madison, Kansas, Denver, Salt Lake City, LA, Sacramento, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Overall they will  have over 30 dates on the tour.

The US tour will be followed by a UK tour after playing festivals in the summer. When Guy is back in June,  he will be touring with Emily Forst here in the UK.

Guy Jones performed in Leicester at the Musician on 4th January 2014.  There is a video of one of his songs on YouTube.  Philip Vernon was there to photograph the set and you can see pictures on Philip Vernon’s Facebook page.

All this touring is in promotion of Guy’s debut EP  Sunday morning light – mastered by Christian Wright (who has worked with Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Blur and Keane to name a few.)

Guy Jones will be recording a new acoustic EP in New York, due for  release towards the end of summer.

Find out more about Guy Jones on Facebook

10th October 2013

Matt Henshaw

Matt Henshaw
Matt Henshaw at the Soundhouse

Matt Henshaw performs in Leicester – see his web site for gig dates.

Find out more about Matt Henshaw from his web site | Follow him on Facebook.

7th October

Check out this singer: George Simpson, who is appearing at the Glastonbudget Auditions at the Shed on Tuesday 9th October

George Simpson’s web site


1st July

ArtsIn announces Singers of Distinction shows for 2013.

Artist agency ArtsIn Productions Ltd. today announced its 2013 series of showcase concerts to feature top local singers and songwriters.

See our page about Singers of Distinction 2013 | Read the reviews of the Singers of Distinction shows.

14th June

Alex Van Roose

Singer and songwriter Alex Van Roose performing at The Shed

Songwriter, singer and band front man Alex Van Roose made a rare solo appearance at The Shed tonight. Singing some of his own songs and the odd cover for good measure, Alex’s set was delightful, demonstrating that we is one of the best songwriters in Leicester and a fine singer.  His band, Midnight Wire, has a album which will be launched soon.

See also:

obsUnplugged for singers and acoustic acts

Our page on open-mic and acoustics nights