ThatWasJuly

Tommy Cobley of Casino Empire at Simon Says Photo: RhinoFeroSs photography

Our round-up of music

for July 2015

Here is what we went to see in July

Friday 31st July

The Shed

Dig Lazarus at Simon Says 2015 Photo: Kevin Gaughan
Dig Lazarus at Simon Says 2015
Photo: Kevin Gaughan

The Music in Leicester team was out in force tonight to have a good time and listen to some bands. On the two stages tonight were iSurrender, Dig Lazarus, Chasing Cadence, Dead Question, Will Paddy Get Rich?, Dead Renegades and an acoustic set from singer Kane Harlow.

See our report on this show and watch Kevin Gaughan’s photos of some of the bands who played.

Friday 24th July

The Soundhouse

The Vendettas on stage at The Soundhouse
The Vendettas on stage at The Soundhouse

The first show by Casbah Music presented Bloodsugar, The Vendettas and The Frankleys.  A spectacularly successful night.  Read it about it here.

Thursday 23rd July

Pi Bar

Chasing Deer when they were in Leicester for the gig at Pi Bar
Chasing Deer when they were in Leicester for the gig at Pi Bar

we went to see Chasing Deer, Ladies, French Leave and Rebel Westerns.

Read about this now

Saturday 18th June

Enderby Festival

Jonezy performing at Enderby
Jonezy performing at Enderby

a day of music that featured George, Jonezy, Stetson, The Mixtones, Aztec Temples, The Up-Beatles and many more

Read the story

Friday 17th July

The Firebug

on the line-up tonight:  Eden Avenue, Flip Like Wilson and Another Day Down.

Another Day Down at The Firebug
Another Day Down at The Firebug

Here is our report

also tonight

Tom Bem was at The Shed again; we like this artist from London. Find out about Tom Bem from our previous review.

We also enjoyed a set from Unknown Heroes.

Saturday 11th July

The Shed

The Shed is where they started; The Shed is where they finished.

Alex Totman, lead singer from The Heroes Photo: RhinoFeroSs photography
Alex Totman, lead singer from The Heroes
Photo: RhinoFeroSs photography

In between they played some of the top shows in Leicester, performed in London, Birmingham and Glastonbury…

read the story of a band that did wonderful things.

Friday 10th July

We were at The Soundhouse to see The Lids and The Mini Nukes. Disappointed to have missed a set by Luke Walker (one-time member of The Chairmen.)  The Lids were three teenagers and their lead vocalist had a strong voice into which he applied plenty of character.  The best thing about The Mini Nukes is that all three of them sing.  Good musical entertainment delivered with lashings of passion.  Songs that have oodles of drive and relentless energy. Their set was delivered with infectious good humour and a limitless supply of infectious rhythms.

Saturday 4th July

Western Park Festival

See our report on this year’s festival at Western Park.

Oxjam

That night we were at The Shed for the Oxjam Skabecue. Many excellent acts but  to mention just some:  Grace (from Grace and the Magic Roots) Ujahm and Goldstien were particuarly good

Joe Doyle

and also tonight Joe Doyle’s album launch held at The Soundhouse.  Joe sang a song by Gorillas – Clint Eastwood lyrics – tat includes the line about having sunshine in a bag.  Very good but little more than was remembered.  Several notable names from the Leicester music scene were in the audience.

Olivia Rose Dean posted on Facebook on Sunday 5th July

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Cookie last night! It was an absolute blast, can’t wait for the next one! Michael Kurtz Music and Mia and the Moon were amazing and did an amazing job of setting the bar so high!

See also:

Our round-up for June

Record reviews – the latest releases

 Biography of The Heroes published

About The Editor 535 Articles
The Editor of Music in Leicester magazine is Kevin Gaughan assisted by Trevor Locke