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13th Hour
5-piece Nottingham rock band, together 2.5 years - just got to the last 70 from 1184 bands in a national competition.
207 Miles
Hard hitting power pop telling stories of life and love, stories of our own 207 mile journeys, where will your journey begin?
Dirty Rock'n'roll with a passionate heart. Different, yet comfortably familiar - Individual yet encompassing enough to embrace new ears.
8 Lives Down (Formally Known As)
Founder of the band Nige is back with three new, but accomplished musicians to perform some of the old 8LD tracks along with new material.
A Guy Named Guy
Singer/songwriter from Leicester, influences: Ian Broudie, The Eagles, Tom Petty, Eels, Kevin Hewick, Cheap Trick and more.
Adam Bowler
Local singer/songwriter. used 2work behind scenes at the DMH dream come true to play the amazing Summer Sundae.
Ambrose Tompkins
A Leicester based trio who play beautifully arranged songs on a banjo, mandolin, guitar and a 100 year old zither!
Apache Outlaw
A Funk-Rock band based in Loughborough, striving to be original and entertaining for people that like music with a twist.>
4 piece Leicester indie pop rock band with soaring melodies and distinctive guitar overtones.
Beyond This Point Are Monsters
Instrumental, steering a long way from traditional post rock dynamics. Intelligently structured songs, Shimmering build-ups & crescendos never sound the same twice.
Black Vinyl Heart
Midlands 4-piece; Guitar/vox,drums,bass,viola. Sparse and delicate to loud and ferocious. "..fill the room with emotion" - SaggyPants Magazine
Blackwater Blues Band
We have been together for 6 months playing. Dedicated musicians who love playing together
Blood Orange
Razor-sharp mega-ton guitar, rumbling throbbing earthquake rhythms, thick sticky bass, creamy bitter vocals!
6-piece ska/punk band, 5yrs together, appealing to all ages, played on Lite-FM, BBC-Cambs, won battle of bands, supported Jesse James and Mumrah.
C*Bob &Amp; The Sunshine Blues
Singer-songwriter who plays up-beat, feel-good acoustic/blues music he's dubbed the 'Sunshine Blues.'
Chris Conway
West Coast songs meets Celtic meets jazz. A Leicester legend - played with members of Jethro Tull, Fairport & the Monkees.
Chris Ilett
Acoustic realistic folk rock in a familiar yet not quite definable genre of emotional instability.
Soaring vocals and finely-crafted melodies guaranteed to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing up.
A three piece band containing vocalist/guitarist & a DJ who perform drum & bass/alternative music live
Daniel Fridholm
Singersongwriter. Ag/Fugazi/Brighteyes/Bronx/Rocky Votolato Meets indie instrumentation.
Danny English
Acoustic singer songwriter. Been compared to Jack Johnson (vocally) and John Martyn (guitar). Plays accessible jazz for a mainstream audience.
David Thomas
20 year old male vocalist. Fantastic collection of contemporary sounds from just finished new album.
De Sade
Funky soulful bluesy rock.
Powerful, upbeat, 4 piece Indie/Rock Explosion from Leicester. Currently gigging around the country showcasing their explosive material.
We sit at the folky'er end of indie with a massive live sound. Based in Leicester; We'll bring something new and exciting to the Summer Sundae table :D
For The Record
We are a 4 piece an alternative acoustic rock with a distinctive sound which is catchy and popular!
Geezer Safari
Anthem Like Melodies. See "The UK's Next Great Band" Storm Leicester At Summer Sundae 2007.
We are an original act that plays Kung Fu Hillbilly Funk
An incredible UV Stage show, scarily energetic performances and stunningly catchy electronic rock tunes. Welcome to the World of Hellequin
Her Name Is Calla
In one line, lovingly hand-crafted compositions that spiral from your speakers on soft silk ribbons and envelope the receptive."
Hot Tub Trio
Leicester based band hot tub trio. Zeppelin, The Beta Band etc
House Of The Famous Poet
Something dark bursting from the chest of something beautiful.
Invey is a hate fuelled, hard rock band based in Leicester, with an awesome female vocalist.
Jack Peachey(Gallery 47)
I try to make my music eclectic an experimental whilst still retaining commercial values [think Buckley, Sigur Ros, Matt Bellamy]
Jasper Cain
Well rehearsed,tight,powerful,energetic 3 piece playing original poppy,rock music which will sound great outdoors in the sunshine.
Joe Mac
19 year old student/busker (with nice hair) playing lively indie-blues ditties on acoustic guitar. Pick me for the festival!
Joel Owen
Fast emerging singer-songwriter. Likened to Ray Lamontagne and Nick Drake. Recently featured as 'Leicester's Next Big Thing' local commercial station.
John Boulter
Live artist described as "alternative acoustic Gothic opera with echoes of Morrissey, Waits, Joy Division and Antony." New tracks soon.
John Budding
Acoustic Singer Songwriter hailing from Leicester, with a release signed to Musician Records out July 25th. /
Jupiter Monkeys
Unusual Nottingham band, has had several local gigs and playing at festivals this summer, these include VW.
Just Norris
Acoustic Hip-Hop Rock is the best way to describe the bands style. Have been quoted to have an exciting original sound with standout material.
Spikey, anthemic indie combining heart and soul Kalena are a renowned band on the Leicester scene, think Editors with Libertines.
We probably aren't what you are looking for. That is why you should book us.
Kite Runner
We are a four piece band based in Nottingham. Our sound can be best described as indie/pop.
Catchy songs, mixing acoustic instruments, electronics, and soaring vocals to produce a unique live sound.
Liam Dullaghan
Solo singer/songwriter. used to be in The Javenots. Very excellent!
Little Me
5 piece from Newark. Original tightly written pop/rock songs. Male vocal backed by guitar, keys, bass and drums.
A three piece with a knack for inventing catchy songs that draw from their classic 60s and 70s influences to create contemporary music.
A four piece, under 18's indy pop band. Infectious vocal harmonies. Memorable crowd pleasing songs. Smile inducing performance!
Leicester Alt-Pop band with a summery feel, energetic stage show and industry interest, enjoy!
Mandi Skye
Solo singer from Derby doing cover songs. probably the best you`ll see and confident the crowd will love.
Together for 6 months and been writing excessively
Matt Downes
Solo acoustic artist from Leicester playing elements of folk and jazz. Mixture of slow and up tempo songs.
Mellow Baku
"A new voice in British music, with an original blend of reggae soul jazz and fine pop. Superb voice, brilliant music, a must for all"
Ministers Of Reo
Leicester local band, 3 Piece, our sound is a conversion of Indie and Funk, with down to earth natural lyrics.
Mr Plow
Mr. Plow plays doomy surf acoustic Americana garage country. He sounds like Johnny Cash in a very bad mood.
Neon Sarcastic
The biggest explosion of pop punk ever! Great songs; great stage performance!
Nigellavender/ The Highway Somewhere
Mixture of rock/folk/blues with haunting guitar and subtle drums. Bob Dylan meets Snow Patrol but better.
Northern Kind
We are an electro-pop act due from Leicester, just completed our debut album that will be released in September.
Not In This Town
Our plan is to one day sound like the B-52's. Our journey to that point is surely to be colossal!
O Lovely Lie
Textured guitars, beautiful harmonies, uplifting keyboards, heavy bass lines and pounding drums.
Pacific Ocean Fire
Glorious , Luminous , ragged , Backporch Americana as if they had been raised under western skies with little more than coyote howls for company.
Page 44
Energetic Pop/rock foursome, massive melodies, catchy hooks, singalong choruses. amazing live band!
Paul Carden
I perform acoustic alternative rock with a drum machine, FX and harmonica player. Just click 'listen' on my website.
Paul Tebbatt
Emotional, Melancholic acoustic sounds, with a hint of rock thrown in for good measure.
Penfold Gate
Penfold Gate are a four piece hailing from Loughborough. They are renowned for their exciting live performances and witty lyricism.
Pete Quinn
Solo jazz guitarist/virtuoso who plays jazz, classical, flamenco and Latin American music. Electric and/or acoustic classical guitar.
Phillip Eldridge
Original blend of one-man-and-a-guitar acoustic grunge, blues and a touch of folk, accompanied by percussion. Likened to Pearl Jam and Nick Drake.
Pink Strip
Pinkstrip are a dirty, pretty, aggressive, unrepressed rock band that play steaming hot, catchy songs with sing along pop lyrics!
Pistol And The Benoirs
I could bore you, I'll try not to...We've been playing for about a year and we've got kickass songs
Psychedelic Dream Temple
Psychedelic rock with a complex melody. easy listening yet still rock. talented.
Public Relations Exercise
Epic post-hardcore with progressive post-rock tendencies
Purple And The Rains
Purple and The Rains is a classic rock band. We will blow you away with their music and there musicianship.
Quaternary Limit
Quaternary Limit are a four-piece described by Sandman Magazine as like "the dead 60s, with...sprinklings of early Oasis"
Rai Studley
Singer/songwriter, fresh from the Big Session festival. Plays a mix of goosebump inducing acoustic and acappella tunes.
Rainbow Rising
The UK's No1 Tribute to Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.
Red Star Radio
4 piece melodic indie/pop band featuring catchy tunes and intelligent lyrics just about to release their 2nd album
Reinventing The Wheel
Acoustic pop music with an edge. Great melodies, intelligent lyrics, sing-along choruses.
Four piece Leicester band who tend to write metaphorical songs and songs about animals.
Rob Elliott
I'm a solo artist from Derby, writing and recording my own music from home.
Sam And Me
Folk, Indie and Pure Pop combine to make beautiful songs with frequency-filling soundscapes and rich harmonies.
Schlinky Pinky
The greatest bunch of pirate esque supper buddies you'll ever hope to see on one stage at any time
Sidecar 46
A three piece alternative indie band said to be one of the best unsigned live bands around.
Skam# have been rocking the Leicester circuit for nearly 6 years. They have a stage presence that blows pretenders away.
Sons Of Itto
To quote fanzine Elephant Juice. "an half hour shock and awe campaign of 'sonic freak-outs', that will put ideas in your head and faith in your chest".
Passionate, quality songs, played on guitar by a multi instrumentalist, female songwriter and musical experimenter.
We are a original 5 piece Indies/Alternative rock band from Leicester with catchy lyrics that capture real life situations once heard never forgotten.
Subdude are a 4-piece band whose own songs are catchy, exciting, soulful, meaningful, melodic, moody & everything in-between!
Subjects Of The City
Melodic Guitar Pop trio that provoke and evoke. Earning their stripes with super powerful live performances and fantastic song writing.
Folk from Leicester's dark ages sweetened with a dollop of Devonshire Cream, in reverse, with electric.
Conventional yet explorational, rock with pop, electronic and darker variations, Subtitles provide a melodic yet pacy view on life.
American influenced acoustic rock. Major influences are Counting Crows and Hooty and the Blowfish amongst others.
Sweet Lady
Classic rock band - play original material. Influences are Queen, Led Zeppelin and Mika. Recently appeared at the Cavern.
Swift Flasby
New original Rock and Roll band from Burton on Trent. Influences: Jet, Beatles, Oasis, Rolling Stones, White Stripes, Primal Scream.
Teenage Kicks
Rock band influences include Hendrix, Deep Purple, Metallica,
Blistering classic rock covers and own brilliant music trio. Been together for three years,extensive gigging very professional,very tight.
The Al Brown Band
Funk, Blues, Jazz and Rock with a twist of the unknown. Not to be missed!
The Authentics
One of Leicester's finest. Festival experience at Glastonbudget, Bulldog Bash and DNA Festival. 16 date month long UK tour in 2006 brought great acclaim.
The Barefoot Ramblers
The Barefoot Ramblers dip into the well of tradition and come up with buckets full of clear, cool country soul.
The Beat Club
4 piece. Mod/Rock/Motown influenced band that brings back the sounds of the 60's in a fresh way (original material)
The Carnabys
The best kept secret in Leicester, we are here to blow your mind and soul.
The Codes
Dynamic, Indie Rock with catchy, melodic but driving songs. Love what we are doing and looking for the big break.
The Dearly Departed
Formed in February 2007 we're a four piece rock band from Whitwick. Kriss is the singer/songwriter.
The Desparados
Effed up all out rock n roll with gushes of glam and punk thrown in, guaranteed to get the place going !
The Elite
Catchy ska-tinged indie from counthesthorpe influences ranging from The Jam to Dub
The First And Last Ever
Magical ramshackle lovelies making music to warm the cockles of your hearts (and there's nothing like hot cockles)
The Haize
A 5 piece from Market Harborough. Quality sounds with an infectious post britpop flavour. Massive potential and talent backed up with a great attitude.
The Hellset Orchestra
Theatrical pompous orchestrated disco power ballad jazz metal posturings.
The Heroes
Brand new rock and roll band with 5 songs at the moment. Two on myspace, with 3 gigs all ready sorted and many more to come hopefully.
The Iconics
Indie rock mixed with funky beats soaring synths, effect saturated guitars, and the tightest basslines one can imagine.
The Jack Of Hearts Band
The Jack of Hearts Band are a 6 piece Indie/Blues/Pop'n'Roll Band from Leicester.
The Junipers
Psychedelic pop/folk Leicester based band. Lots of live/festival experience.. debut album due next Spring.
The Karma
Young band playing a fiery mix of indie rock n` roll, complete with incendiary guitar solos, and a knack for catchy tunes.
The 'Kinells
Original four piece band from Wigston, Leicester, with a varied mix of quality tunes.
The Mai '68s
"...the Mai 68's were first on and were a glorious mess in a c86/Mary Chain style. if you do not like them you are dead."
The Manhattan Project
Potent Leicester four piece performing their fervent, thrilling take on modern rock and roll in a blistering live show.
The Midbeats
From Leicester the midbeats create beaty catchy pop rock'n'roll tunes that you just cant help tapping your foot to.
The Mile
The Mile fill the musical gap between Keen and the Stereophonics
The Outbreaks
Riffs, Grooves, Solos and great vocals are what The Outbreaks are all about. See them live to believe it!
The Picks
Energetic indie rock with shed loads of passion.
The Tall Orders
Four-piece rock/indie band, influenced by the likes of the Who, the Clash and the Small Faces.
The Tea Monkeys
Chilled-out pop/rock/funk/reggae played with a smile and plenty of passion.
The Thurston Lava Tube
Leicester's best psychedelic surf instrumental group, playing catchy summer tunes with extra added weirdness, just for the hell of it.
The Utopians
Straight from the original band showcase last Friday.
The Verified
Three lads from Leicester doing what they do best! Amazing live performances. Recent review:- pure class!
The Visionaries
Four piece alternative indie energetic young Leicester band, really want to play Summer Sundae.
Alternative Brit Rock Beat Combo.Strong and energetic stage presence
Vanity Press
Hhauntingly beautiful sound using electronic composition with acoustic and electric instruments. They perform using midi triggers of pre composed samples.
5 piece rocky punky outfit, have a listen, I can never describe the music!
Vitriol I.D.
Heart rendering, soul searching yet cynical lyrics combined with hard hitting-come-pop infected grooves.
Woodshed Acoustics
Woodshed Acoustics are a songwriting band who thrive on live music, playing contemporary music and developing their own music style.


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