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Musicians taking part in the OBS Final at the Musician

Saturday 24th January 2015

The Original Bands Showcase (OBS) 2015

Dates have been announced for the 2015 series of OBS gigs.

Not to be confused with obsUnplugged (for singers and acoustic artists.)

The OBS is a showcase for bands. Founded in 2004, the OBS is now in its eleventh year.  As it says on the OBS Facebook page:  ‘celebrates a decade of fine showcasing of unsigned bands.  The most credible event for unsigned bands in the midlands… The Original Bands Showcase is set up for unsigned Bands and Artists of all genres. This Independent Music Event that takes place annually in Leicester. The first OBS was back in 2004 Its main aim is to give a platform for local live bands and an opportunity to increase exposure and fan base under the umbrella of a series of organised well supported nights of live music It has now become an established credible event on the Live Music Calendar.’


The dates of the OBS shows are:

FEB 2015
Saturday 21st Heat 1
Friday 27th Heat 2
Saturday 28th Heat 3

Friday 13th Heat 4
Saturday 14th Heat 5
Friday 20th Heat 6
Saturday 21st Heat 7

Saturday 4th  callbacks

Saturday 18th Semi-final 1
Saturday 25th Semi-final 2

Saturday 16th Grand Final

All shows will take place at The Musician.

For more details follow the OBS page on Facebook.

See also:

Our report on the grand final of OBS in 2015.

Our report on the OBS in 2014.

Our report on the OBS finals of 2014.



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