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That Was 2014
The year has been good for music. 2014 was a bumper year for bands, singers, rappers and music artists of all kinds. In this article our Editor – Trevor Locke – reviews the gigs, shows and festivals that stood our for him in 2014 including those covered by other writers working for this magazine.
This review highlights the bands, singers and artists who made the year what is was, in our view.
No pictures in this article but watch out for out photo galleries of 2014.
20th Resin did their annual gig at The Firebug, possibly their last as various members go their separate ways. On stage with them tonight were Martyr de Mona from Stourbidge, Leicester band Temple of Lies and from London Slam Cartel. Read our review of the night and our feature article on Resin.
19th Midnight Wire attracted a sell out crowd at Y Theatre. On stage with them were Casino Empire and Stop That Train. Read our review of the night.
13th 8 Miles High and Beneath The Lights were at the Soundhouse.
11th Young Bands performing at The Shed’s showcase gig were extremely good including Before The Crash, Mid City and Flight 15. Midnight Wire played as a guest slot at the end of the show.
5th We The Brave, from Leicester, played at the Glastonbudget Festival auditions show.
5th – Aaron Stratton did a good performance at the Musician.
See our round-up of the month in: That Was December.
23rd – Tribal Riot at the Soundhouse.
11th – Siobhan Mazzei played at The Shed.
7th – Alligatr played at the Shed.
5th – Young Bands Showcase at The Shed.
See our round-up of the month in: That Was November
15th – Young Bands Showcase at The Shed.
24th and 24th – Two Young Bands Showcase gigs back to back at The shed brought an excellent line-up of bands and singers to the stage.
22nd – The Turkey Cafe was the venue of choice for me tonight; the new open-mic night was a particularly enjoyable experience.
20th – SavFest at the Octogon in Market Harborough saw a smashing line-up of bands and artists, including Jonezy and Captain Horizon from Birmingham.
19th – 8 Miles High, Formal Warning and Violet Cities played at The Shed.
6th – Casino Empire at the Cookie Jar with a strong supporting line-up that included Albion.
5th – I Surrender did an astonishingly good performance for the Glastonbudget Auditions. Their set at the 2014 Glastonbudget Festival was quite amazing, given they are young band.
4th – The Bench That Rocked at The Shed.
See our round-up of the month in: That Was September
A big month for Festivals and Kasabian on Victoria Park.
30th – Leicester Pride brought a wealth of talent to its all-day live music stage on Victoria Park.
29th – Murmur (now called Mid City), Casino Empire and Ash Mammal were on at The Soundhouse.
24th – The City Festival’s mainstage on Humberstone Gate saw many good acts performing.
23rd – The Kaleidoscope Festival took place in the city centre.
16th – Stop That Train headlined a show at The Cookie Jar.
8th – Neon Sarcastic was at The Shed. One of Leicester’s longest-running bands, they always put on a really good show.
3rd – Brush held its cententary in Loughborough and the two music stages brought us a wealth of bands and artists.
See our round-up of the month in: That was August
5th – 8 Miles High, Deep Red Thread and The World Can Wait at The Soundhouse.
5th – Western Park Festival.
28th – Four Point Oh played at The Shed.
23rd – Download Festivial.
22nd – Foxton Locks on the main stage Jonezy and Formal Warning.
20th – Leicester band The Furies play at The Musician.
8th – I Wanna Be A Rockstar holds its finals at The Shed. The overall winner was Casino Empire.
7th to 8th – Riverside Festival took place at Bede Park.
31st – Resin at The Firebug.
3rd – I Wanna Be A Rockstar at The Shed with The Bobcats, Casino Empire and Jonezy.
See our round-up of the month in: Music in May
12th – OBS at The Musician saw Suicide B’s, Part of The Problem and Ash Mammal.
See our round-up of the month in: Music diary for April
14th – The Musician, OBS,The Bench That Rocked, 8 Miles High and The World Can Wait.
See our round-up of the month in: Music diary for March.
25th – Strangler Figs at The Shed.
17th – Royal Blood at the O2 Academy.
15th – The Bobcats at Pi Bar.
7th – Skam at The O2 Academy.
See our round-up of the month in: Music diary for February
16th – At The Cookie Jar with God Damn, Flying Kangaroo Alliance and Luzon Bleeding Heart.
11th – The Donkey with Echo Marley.
11th – Bloodshed.
Our band of the month for January – FourPointOh.
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See our round-up of the month in: Music diary for January