ANDREA KENNY

Andrea Kenny (The Tattooed Woman) has been performing her brand of gravel infused soulful folk rock for 2 decades all around the world. A favourite on the Leicester scene most noted as fronting the gypsy punk outfit The Brandy Thieves. Now performing solo you get to experience a more stripped back and intimate set yet still brimming with raw energy and gypsy rhythms!

ANN DUGGAN

Ann and her musicians mix influences from folk, blues, country americana, rock and jazz to create wonderful arrangements in collaboration with songwriter Colin Granger.

Her voice has been a major inspiration in the writing of the material that is delivered with strong rhythmic support from Rob Hines who has been with her from the beginning. Ann and her musicians have travelled the length and breadth of both the UK and America and presently promoting their highly acclaimed new album Dust upon the wind.

AUTUMN DAWN LEADER

Autumn Dawn Leader is a trans-genre singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist based in the UK. She writes and performs with a progressive-folk vibe. A deep, rich contralto voice and emotive songs are a signature of Autumn's unique sound. In addition to being a solo artist, she is also one-half of the prog-folk band 'The Secret Magpies' (formerly known as The Way Out) and one fifth of the rock band 'Stevie Jones and The Wildfires'.

BETTER OFF DEAD

During the Great Interplanetary Scuffle of 2099, Satan's army is dwindling. The only way to win this damn war and save humanity involves a messy time travel plot with naked 80s bottoms. Satan entrusts his most Russian friend and confidante, Betrov, to go about putting together a band of handsome, fearless, elite musicians, each the master of their instruments. Unfortunately they were struggling to find a bass player. Knowing his penchant for stage tricks, fame-seeking and absolute adoration of evil musicals, such as Mama Mia, the only person that could fill that void was Satan himself. Live, before your very own eyes, is their story of how they couldn't get the time machine to send them back so now they have to wait 80 years to be able to... fight in Satan's army... or something? It's pretty much the Queen musical, but with more dong.

CATHI RAE

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EARLS

EARLS are an up and coming two piece made up of Anthony Lamb and George Prosser, long time friends who met at secondary school in the West Midlands. They describe themselves as "Skum" punk. Their songs are simple, powerful and memorable. Anthony plays his guitar in a unique stripped back style while the drummer, George, holds everything together with primal, aggressive beats. The lyrics to EARLS songs vary in topic from ‘toxic masculinity’, ‘being skint’, ‘anger management problems’ and ‘just wanting to get drunk’.

ELYSIAN

Elysian started as an Acoustic duo in 2011. Back then they were just experimenting, playing open mic nights and having a bit of fun with it! A year or two later, they began writing their own tunes and gigging around Leicester and the Midlands. Since then they have been gigging extensively and getting their name out there. In 2016 they even took their music further out in to Europe. In April 2017 the duo grew from a two piece in to a five piece and they are hoping the expansion of the sound will further their success even more.

GALLOWS HIGH

Gallows High are a five piece Hard Rock / Metal Band. They regularly gig in Leicester and have been travelling further afield since 2018. Fans have spotted them performing in Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield and more.

Their first EP was recorded January 2017, shortly after they became quarter finalists in Metal to the Masses 2017 in Leicester UK.

GU-RU

GU-RU is a Space-Dance Glitterbomb explosion of Cosmic goodness which has audiences throwing shapes they’ve never imagined. The band has individually and collectively worked with members of Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Pink Fairies (Twink), Alabama 3, Purson and Trembling Bells. This wealth of experience has shaped GU-RU’s sound and made their live show what it is today: packed with energy, vibe, colour, freedom and experimentation,

HARRI GEORGIO & THE WELL BEHAVED YOUNG MEN

With the energy of a live dance act, matched with lyrical verses and Reggae infused melodies, UK artist & performer Harri Georgio sits in a lane all of his own. Taking influence from Rap, Reggae, Rock and Electronic Music, Harri’s self-produced and distinctive sound has gained support from the likes of David Rodigan, BBC Introducing/Radio 1Xtra and Reggaeville. Equally capable of performing with his live band 'The Well-Behaved Young Men' or as a solo act, his high energy shows, including two prominent BBC stages (Gigs in the Gardens & The Official Peaky Blinders Festival), have been garnering attention on the national circuit.

HARRISON GENT

Harrison Gent is a young musician mainly influenced by bands and artists from the indie music scene. Born in 2006 and from day 1 was mad about music!

HER BURDEN

Her Burden are a Pop/Rock four piece from Pop/Rock four piece from Leicester, UK. Influenced by pop/punk bands along with Pop & Indie artists, they bring their own sound the table! They have plenty of brand new music on its way with their debut album set

HOMELESS SHAKESPEARE & THE PIGEON THEATRE

Ranting rambles shambling in form of banterful flock of pigeon bois. A gyp-hop swing-stomping funky trunk of high energy, dad-joke-infested performance porn

JAMES SCOTT-HOWES

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THE JAV'LINS

The Jav'lins provide a solid combination of thundering beats and bluesy riffs, and have been compared to the likes of The Kills, Royal blood, The Dead Weather and the Black keys. As a 3 piece they all club together to make as much sound as possible, with 3 part harmonies, subtle electronic samples, and added percussion to enhance the live performance.

JERSEY BUDD

Leicester born Jersey is one of a handful of new artists gathering fans with his own brand of rich, full hearted and honest music. Jersey is part of the new young breed of British songwriters ready to take the mantle from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Oasis and Coldplay.
A friend and contemporary of many acclaimed British artists such as Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane and The Rilfes, Budd has toured extensively across the UK and Europe headlining his own shows and supporting artists including Kasabian, The Enemy, James Morrison, John Martyn, Amy MacDonald and Turin Brakes. He has also played major Festivals including Glastonbury.

THE JESSE WRIGHT BAND

Born in Leicester but raised in Spain, Jesse moved back to her home town after 20 years to pursue a life in music. She has brought her Mediterranean infused soul to venues across Leicester and the UK, as well as events such as Riverside Festival and Summer Sundae. In July 2016 she performed with her band for the first time at Leicester's Cosmopolitan Festival, and now looks to cement her reputation as a powerful singer and vibrant performer as part of a band

JESS GREEN

BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green is a performance poet and playwright. Her first collection, Burning Books (2015, Burning Eye Books) was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award and as a live show received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award and toured nationally including to NUT National Conference. Her second show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn based around her second collection of the same name (2018, Burning Eye Books) received critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe and an endorsement from Corbyn himself who described it as ‘fantastic’. 

JJ LOVEGROVE

Unsigned artist. Singer songwriter. Previously the singer/songwriter with Leicester band BABY GENIUS

KEVIN HEWICK

English singer-songwriter who was an early member of the Factory Records roster. Today he is known for his recordings on Sorted, Pink Box and his own Botheration label, and his recent work with Venetian collective Unfolk.

KING BRASSTARDS

Inspired by the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, seven Leicester lads make up King Brasstards - featuring a mighty sousaphone, percussion & much more

LEE SPENCER

When Lee was young he wanted to be one of two things, a Musician or a Carpenter, he took the path into the Building Trade and Kept Music as a Hobby. Although work takes up a lot of his time, he tries to do my bit where and when he can by supporting The Amazing Leicester Scene and all that Sail in Her. He loves to Raise Money through Charity Events. He is a self confessed 'old boy in young mans shoes who has never really had the faith in himself', he says "I have Many Many friends who believe in me so ill give it a good go to Believe in myself!"

LES EASTHAM

Les Eastham is at heart a storyteller, with a bucket load of experiences, which he pours into his songs; songs like “Back On The Bus” about his epic Greyhound Bus trip around the USA in the early 70s and “The Night I First Met Gene” which is based on an encounter with American rock and roller, Gene Vincent. Les mixes country, blues, old time Americana and jazz into his set but is also happy to dip into British folk and music hall songs. With his band “Dust & Debris” he’s appeared on festival stages, including Glastonbudget, he’s supported visiting acts at Leicester’s “Musician” pub and has been a favourite among residents at his local care home. Les has lots of original songs but also expect to hear his take on classic songs by artists such as Dylan and others, with a bit of humour and audience sing-a long thrown into the mix.

THE LIDS

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LUKE BROUGHTON

Described as a choirboy from the skies of the future Luke Broughton is a modern day singer song writer, originally from London who’s songs are beautiful, touching and haunting often moving a live audience to tears. Luke’s vocals are quite astounding combining unique and surprising tones with melodies that will stay with you long after the stage is empty. Drawing comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Anthony and the Johnsons, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros - to name but a few. Luke inhabits a space between melancholia and serenity in his own unique way expressing love and loss in a way we can all connect with. An act not be missed.

MARY SINGER

Best known as part of sister act 'Mia and the Moon', Mary Singer combines "gentle guitars with velvety vocals" (Demo's Reviewed) while highly acclaimed by Off-Beat Magazine as "one of Leicestershire's best songwriters" and described by Big Scott from radio Cardiff as having the "voice of an angel".

MICHAEL VICKERS

Michael Vickers’ raw six string indie-folk comes with raspy, rap influenced vocals and a heartfelt stomp box delivery that captivates with its unique turns of phrase and spellbinding melodies. "A bit of a legend on this programme. His lyrics are clever and he’s sensational live.” - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing Diagnosed with ADHD as a kid, learning the guitar was the first real thing that fully concentrated Michael’s mind. “I write a lot of songs and I've got a lot of stuff to release. Some of the songs are brutally honest but I’ve also written from other people’s perspectives.”

THE MILLMEN

The Millmen are a ska/soul band Based at Create Studios Leicester U.K

MISSING MILE

Conceived in winter 2015 amid a sin-infused fog of jaeger-bombs, dodgy bars and poor life choices and after 2 years cementing their soiled reputation on the Leicester gig circuit, Missing Mile secrete morally questionable acoustic/electric grooves. Mixing ear-worm covers from mouldering record collections marinated in America’s dirtiest swamps with strangely spicy originals from the bands skeleton filled emotional closets, Missing Mile offer a twist of Americana, Southern Gothic & Country - best served after dark with a bottle of Jack and well thumbed copy of Kerouac.

MITCHELL JORDAN

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DJ MR HICKFORD

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MYSTERY ACTION

Mystery Action emerge from a forgotten time, when Rock n Roll was raw, dirty and stripped to the bone. Not for the purists, or the faint hearted, Mystery Action fuse elements of Surf, Garage, Rockabilly and Swamp Blues, and bastardise them into a transfixing mayhem.

NEW AGE GRACE

New Age Grace are an alternative rock band from Leicester who combine hard hitting melodies to hard hitting riffs. Formed in 2017 they have been slowly working their way onto the Leicester music scene and plan to take it UK wide in the future, stay tuned, New Age Grace are coming your way!!!

NICK AGER

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THE NUTTER FAMILY

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RHETT BARROW

Rhett comes from a musical family, he started playing guitar at age 15 and since then has never looked back. His unique brand of indie/grunge is recognised citywide. You can regularly catch him performing with his band The Deadbeats, or running The Soundhouse's Open Mic Night.

RICH BEE

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ROCKSKA BAND

RockSka are one of Leicester's busiest bands playing a mixture of Ska, Two Tone, Mod, Rock & Soul, from Madness to The Jam, From The Police to The Specials and much more!

SALLY HOSSACK & THE DREAM BAND

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SAMBANDO

The sizzling samba rhythms of Brazilian-style street-music are alive and well in Leicester. Sambando is Leicester's Samba Band and if you haven't yet come across this high energy accoustic dance music - now's your chance!

Sambando's rhythms are loud and infectious and get people’s feet moving both indoors and outside whatever the weather.

SARAH BIRD

Sarah Bird is a professional vocalist and singer/songwriter from Leicester. As well as writing music, Sarah performs all over the world (New York, Hong Kong and across Europe) at private events, speakeasies and even busking on the streets. Her partner and multi-instrumentalist Andy Robertson joins her on bass in her full band "Nanna Radleys”(along with her sister Lauren who shares lead vocals) and on acoustic guitar in duo “Bird & the Bad Man” and accompanies her on her releases.

SMALL MAN SOCIETY

Grab your fave caffeinated drink or herbal tea and have a boogie. Clothing optional. This is the kinda band you wanna take home to meet your Mum.

THE SOCIAL IGNITION

A mighty 8 piece Ska/etc band from Hinckley guaranteed to roll up in a bus full of bass, brass ‘n booze with an arsenal of get-up/get-down skanking beats.

STANLEY IYANU

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S.T. MANVILLE

S.T. Manville grew up playing in punk bands. After tiring of the non stop DIY touring he went on to write both platinum and gold selling records. Records he has worked on have been streamed over 50 Million times. However, disenchanted with the pop world, Manville picked up a guitar and started writing for himself. His debut release was an album of punk covers called ‘Somebody Else's Songs’. Featuring songs by pop-punk covers, all presented in his own emotional folk/country style. Recording and playing everything himself, his hushed vocals, intimate guitar playing and rustic accompaniments on banjo, violin and accordion bring a sentimental gravitas to songs you may not have thought it possible to. He is quickly making a name for himself as one of the most promising new indie folk artists around.

TAYO B

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TONY ALLES

Blues and Jazz influenced Blues guitarist and vocalist mostly playing solo but occasionally playing with bands or duo slots.

THE TONY WEBSTER BAND

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TRY SUBVERSION

Try Subversion are a four piece band from Leicester. Their music is their own unique blend of Punk, Alternative and Folk. They are sick of having to fit into specific little boxes and their aim is to be thought provoking. Not enough people think for themselves, maybe they can help change that?

UNCLE FRANK

Uncle Frank are Multi-instrumentalists and producers Frank Benbini & Naim Cortazzi on the back of albums 'STEP INTO MY ROOM' (2014) and 'LOVE LION' (2017) and 3rd album 'SOUL ON THE BATTLEGROUND ' (2019)

 

With National Radio airplay from BBC6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and A-listed on Regional Radio throughout the UK, alongside Uncle Frank's thrilling live shows throughout the UK, Europe and America, in particular with Craig Charles' Funk and Soul nights.​

VERSIONZ DUO

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THE WHISKEY REBELLION

From the deepest, darkest jungles of Leicestershire, The Whiskey Rebellion are a band like no other. Performing a blend of balkan gypsy dance music, celtic folk tunes, and pure unfettered punk, they provide a sweat-laden performance that leaves audiences stunned and gasping for breath. Featuring a line-up including accordion, violin, banjo, mandolin, guitar, and with a live show renowned for its relentless energy and theatricality, this group of hair-brained harlequins are infamous for whipping any crowd into a frenzy of dance and debauchery.

© 2020 Chris Swirles & LARA (Leicester Artists Relief for Australia). A Charity Fundraising event.

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