Glastonbudgetauditions2015

Friday 27th February 2015

Glastonbudget at The Shed

The last auditions show for the 2015 Glastonbudget Music Festival with

Revolutionary Summer, Bloodsugar, The River Chickens, The Bombardiers and Four Point Oh.

Words: Trevor Locke. Photos: RhinoFeroSs ©

Public shows to select acts for the Glastonbudget Festival started last year. The auditions had already started when we reported on the show held on 5 September last year. Tonight’s show was however the last in the current season.

The Glastonbudget Festival takes place on 22nd to 24th May.

Revolutionary Summer at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Revolutionary Summer at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

Opening tonight’s show was Revolutionary Summer. The band from Nuneaton played a set of their own songs. They previously appeared at The Shed on 11th February when they were on a line-up with Reuben Wisner, Lydia Mason, Before The Crash and Flight15 for the Lung Fest, Cystic Fibrosis charity gig.

Revolutionary Summer at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Revolutionary Summer at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

See them on Facebook

Indie rock band from Loughborough Bloodsugar had brought a very large contingent of fans with them;  this was, we were told, their first gig in addition to being their audition for the Glastonbudget festival.

Bloodsugar at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Bloodsugar at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

The five members of the group included Callum Jones in the lead role. They state on their Facebook Page:  ‘Once together, the band rehearsed intensively and produced a live demo of their track Eye Of The Storm in one take at deadline studios Leicester. The band’s sound incorporates heavy indie bands such as Oasis and Kasabian alongside lighter bands such as The Smiths from Luke’s guitar sound. ‘ Facebook

For a new band playing its first gig, they did well.

Bloodsugar at The Shed. Photo:  (c) RhinoFerroSs photography
Bloodsugar at The Shed.
Photo: (c) RhinoFerroSs photography

Listen to their song Eye of the Storm on Soundcloud

I knew the lead singer from The River Chickens. Joel Wildgoose established himself as solo singer of some distinction and now he is with this four-piece band from Ashby de la Zouch, home of such music luminaries as The Young Knives.

Joel Wildgoose, The River Chickens Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Joel Wildgoose, The River Chickens
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

Also in the band are brothers Aidan Blythe and Owen Blythe who we remembered from the astonishing Bosworth band called Brother, which we reviewed in May 2012. Another member of Brother was Ali Clinton, now a singer, songwriter and band member (his band will be playing at the OBS on 21st March.)

The River Chickens at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
The River Chickens at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

Well, so much for the history; tonight’s performance by The River Chickens provided a very workmanlike delivery of a set of cover songs that included Thin Lizzy’s The Boys Are back in Town (appropriately enough) and Jumping Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones. Entertaining on stage, playing music of a high standard, they really rocked.  A good set of songs delivered with zeal and thrust, they got the audience dancing.

The River Chickens at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
The River Chickens at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

The River Chickens

Bombardiers 1
The Bombarderis at The Shed. Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

From Daventry, The Bombardiers were a four-piece blues/rock trio lead by guitarist and singer Barclay Quarton. The band formed in 2012/14 they play covers and original songs. As one media expert commented to me “The lead singer has a good voice.”

Bombardiers 2
The Bombardiers at The Shed. Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

The Bombardiers on Facebook
They have some songs on ReverbNation

I think it would be justifiable to say that the stars of tonight’s show, the headline band was Four Point Oh.

Four Point Oh at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Four Point Oh at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

The Leicester hard rock band lists its members as Oli Frost – Drums/Piano/Vox, Becky Woolman- Lead Vocals, Lewis Danes – Guitar, Ryan Humphreys – Bass, Oskie Wright – Guitar/BVox and Lorenzo Morandi – Guitar.  Since 2011 the band has played many festivals and big shows in our local area.

Four Point Oh at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Four Point Oh at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

Four Point Oh is one of our featured bands, so you can read all about them on Music in Leicester.
Tonight Four Point Oh played a solidly good set, fired up with plenty of energy and resilience. The drama and atmosphere of a 4.0 gig is something that everyone should see. The band is appearing on 29th March at The Firebug with Black Whiskey and Mammoth.

Four Point Oh at The Shed Photo:  © RhinoferroSs photography
Four Point Oh at The Shed
Photo: © RhinoferroSs photography

Four Point Oh on Facebook

or see the band’s website

Congratulations to Jamie Borland who introduced new lighting rigs to The Shed tonight;  it made a very noticeable different to the ambience. Well done that man.

See also:

The Glastonbudget auditions held on 6th February

The Glastonbudget Auditions held on 30th January

Our round up of live music in February

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