Simon Says… 2015

Ash Mammal at OBS Grand Final 2015 Photo RhinoFeroSs photography

30th May 2015

Simon Says…

get ready for the festival

Read our report on the Simon Says Festival 2015

Read about Simon Says Festival on Saturday

Read about Simon Says Festival on Saturday

Here is the information we gave, prior to the festival:

2015: acts announced for the festival weekend.

The line-up of 53 local bands who will join headliners British Sea Power and Alabama 3 for the Simon Says…2015 festival on July 25 and 26, has today been announced by organisers De Montfort Hall, The Donkey, Firebug and The Musician.

Confirmed for Simon Says…2015 are the alternative country/Americana act The Hardy Band whose singer songwriter Jay Hardy writes wonderfully mature and classic songs which are sure to delight the Simon Says… audience. There will be perfect summer sounds from five-piece band Marrakesh Express who play classics from The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young; effervescent witch-punk band Ash Mammal and Leicester favourites Nylon 9 who will be performing ahead of the release of their debut album.

Co-organiser Matt Kirk from Firebug commented; “It is great to have such a diverse and high quality Leicester-music line-up playing in such a family friendly environment.”

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Acoustic set from The Brandy Thieves

Already announced Leicester bands in the line-up include former Happy Mondays guitarist Kav Sandhu in his solo incarnation Kav; The Moderators will bring huge floor-filling mod and ska anthems, and The Brandy Thieves a crowd-pleasing blend of gypsy rhythms with punk energy and folk storytelling. 7-piece band El Pussycat perform authentic, Jamaican ska and reggae; there will be roots/reggae from Tann-I Browne and the Ankh Band; Goldwater will bring their unique brand of wild, energetic blues rock and Clubs will fill the stage with their huge sound.

Darren Nockles from The Musician commented; “I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Ash Mammal and Sean Grant & The Wolf Gang – they represent the wealth of creative talent and are just the tip of the wonderful ice burg of local and regional acts to be discovered”.

The event, which was first staged in 2013 as part of the Hall’s centenary celebrations, transforms the hall and grounds into a perfect place to relax with friends, listen to great music and enjoy a wide range of food and drink. Simon Says…2015 really does promise music for every taste, a range of bars, varied craft and food stalls, and a children’s activity area for younger visitors.

Tickets for Simon Says… are on sale now. Weekend tickets at special advance purchase prices, cost £30 for adults, £20 for students, £10 for under-16s and £7.50 for under-10s. Under-5s get in free but still need to book a ticket.

Leicester bands booked for Simon Says…2015

AV
THE MODERATORS
THE BRANDY THIEVES
EL PUSSYCATS
TANN-I BROWNE & THE ANKH BAND
GOLDWATER
CLUBS
SALLY BARKER WITH STRANGE BLUES
JERSEY BUDD
MARRAKESH EXPRESS
EDEN
SWAMP DELTA
ASH MAMMAL
CASINO EMPIRE
JINWOO
THE SIMPLETONES
SEAN GRANT & THE WOLFGANG
BENEATH THE LIGHTS
CHARLOTTE CARPENTER
CITY ACOUSTIC CLUB
COHESION
DAVID WYATT
DEXETER
DIG LAZARUS
FORMER UTOPIA
G.D. SWEENEy
GREAT IMITATION
IDLE EMPIRE
INITIAL THOUGHT
KING BRASSTARDS
LADY PARADOX
LAST EDITION
MARTHA BEAN
MELANIE PAGE
MICHAEL KURTZ
MIKEY KERSLAKE
MIKEY VICKERS
MOUNTAINTOP JUNKSHOP
NYLON 9
POLLY
RACING SNAKES
REUBEN WISNER
RHETT BARROW
ROLLO MARKEE & THE TAILSHAKERS
ROSS DERBY DUO
SEPIA SUN
SIOBHAN MAZZAI
SLOW MOTION
SOPHIA MARSHALL
STEVE PARKER
SUGABEAT
TEMPLE OF LIES
THE AURORA
THE HARDY BAND
THE RUBY DOOS
THE STATUS TRIO
TITANIC JAZZ
VIOLET CITIES

See also:

our page of festivals for 2015

Our report on the 2015 Glastonbudget Festival

 

 

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