Demons of Ruby Mae
Having headlined last years' BBC Introducing Festival at De Montfort Hall, Demons Of Ruby Mae are back!
Performing old songs and recent releases, including their single Hero, the band will be joined by a number of fellow musicians and friends on stage.
When & Where
Alan Barnes celebrates his 60th birthday in vintage style with an all star band playing tunes from 1959, the year of his birth. With great new arrangements by trombonist Mark Nightingale this is an evening not to be missed!
Oysterband are back on stage where they belong, with a brand new album and classic live tracks. Uplifting songs for uncertain times.
"We've never been more pleased to say.....Meet You There!
"The 5-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name: Put Out The Lights; When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down); Blood Wedding; Everywhere I Go; The Oxford Girl; Granite Years; Native Son; A River Runs.....these and many others from their vast back catalogue will feature as they embark on another year of international touring and festivals.
Theirs has been a unique and fiercely independent career. Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people's lives all those years ago. But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones' voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era.
Their occasional collaboration with folk diva June Tabor has produced two cult-classic award-winning albums, Freedom & Rain and Ragged Kingdom. The latter and their hugely influential album Holy Bandits were voted nos. 4 and 5 among the Ten Best Albums of the last 30 years by the public in a poll by fRoots Magazine in 2016.
John Jones - voice, melodeon
Alan Prosser - guitars, voice
Ian Telfer - violin, keyboard, voice
Al Scott - bass, mandolin, voice
Adrian Oxaal - cello, guitar, bouzouki, voice
and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead
Pete Flood - drums, percussion, voice
Critically acclaimed as one of the world's greatest tribute shows Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years has toured the globe extensively receiving standing ovations and selling out theatres night after night.
Fronted by Dan Haynes and Pete Richards collectively known as Bookends, the show is a "masterpiece" (BBC Radio) which perfectly recreates the unmistakable sound of Simon & Garfunkel.
Hear many of the hits such as The Sound of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the smash hit Bridge Over Troubled Water - this live concert experience is without doubt, the closest thing to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.
"A masterpiece" - BBC Radio
"One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world" - Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster
Members of MAGNUM's classic-era line-ups and other top-drawer rock alumni unite to perform Classic Magnum songs from the celebrated 1978-94 period.
Mark Stanway (keyboards), Micky Barker (drums), Richard Bailey (keyboards/flute), and Mo Birch (vocals/percussion), all of whom have previously performed with Magnum, provide the nucleus of Kingdom of Madness. For their 2020/21 shows they are joined by vocalist Tony Martin, best known for his decade spent fronting Black Sabbath, bassist Brian Badhams (Bernie Marsden's Alaska, Steve Gibbons Band) and guitarist Alan Bell.
One of the UK's finest exponents of melodic rock music, Magnum achieved high album and singles chart positions in both the UK and Europe and gained a reputation as one of the UK most captivating live bands.
"There was an extensive catalogue of great songs from the classic years of Magnum which had not been performed on stage in many years and which audiences have been screaming out for" says Mark Stanway, keyboard player with Magnum for 36 years.
Micky Barker and Richard Bailey, both members of Magnum's classic-era line-ups, didn't take much persuading to get involved: "This decision was easy," says Bailey. "It was obvious the fans would welcome the chance to hear some of their favourite classic Magnum songs and we all have the essential mutual respect for each other's musical ability."
Barker adds: "Blowing the dust off some of the old CD's and DVD's from my time with Magnum, the idea of playing some of Tony Clarkin's finest songs again became increasingly appealing."
Vocalist Tony Martin says "It's great to be able to give another life to some well-loved songs".
This reunion of former members of one the UK's most revered melodic rock bands to perform music that has touched the hearts of several generations of music fans has been met with the highest acclaim from both music critics and audiences alike:
"Pure and simple, this was a triumph for all concerned," wrote Andy Rawll at Metal Talk. "This was no pale imitation of an inimitable band. This incredible group of musicians showed their respect of the legacy of Magnum. The beauty was in the verve and euphoria of an unfettered performance, delivered with style, that delighted those in the crowd, as much as it did those on stage."
David Randall at Get Ready to Rock added: "This really was a night of Magnum nostalgia and – perhaps more than a Magnum gig – an evocative celebration of the band's heritage."
Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.
In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON, NBC’s Eerie Indiana, Nickelodeon’s Nick Arcade and the indie horror classic, ‘I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle’. He’s also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, based on songwriting workshops and songwriting masterclasses he’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).
A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favorites, drawn from his eight studio albums. Invite family and friends and join Friedman for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share.
The music of Led Zeppelin performed by Whole Lotta Led
Whole Lotta Led are five musicians dedicated to performing the music of Led Zeppelin with skill, passion and respect.
Now in their twenty-fourth year they are the longest running, professional tribute to the music of Led Zeppelin with their customary two and half hour shows receiving acclaim from Zeppelin lovers the length and breadth of the UK and abroad.
Since their formation in 1996 the band have continually led the field of Zep tributes and with over 1,500 shows to their name they have performed ‘Stairway To Heaven’ more than any other band in the world - INCLUDING Led Zeppelin.
Whole Lotta Led - Setting The Standard
“You’re getting great reviews, I wish you all the best” JIMMY PAGE
Photo © Darren Robinson
The Jam'd are now the UK's leading tribute to the live performance and sound of The Jam, and are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking 3.
As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans, The Jam'd put on a performance from the heart and soul, drawing on all their memories, experiences and love of what was the country’s biggest band in their day. Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top music venues & events! The show also includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers ‘Great White’ drum kit ( signed by the man himself ) & features their own brass section!……You won’t be disappointed!
Every effort is placed into reproducing the sound, arrangements and energy of a Jam gig. Those who saw The Jam live will remember the electricity, aggression, passion, and even fashion on stage, something not always prevalent in today’s world, but to The Jam’d, it is a passion, a mission, and an honour to play for fans of “the best band in the world!”
Since exploding onto the live music scene in 2016 they have been busy wowing audiences up and down the UK in theatres and art centres with their sell out show. Having been invited twice to Europe to perform for Harley Davidson to audiences of up to 120 thousand in Prague and Portugal their show goes from strength to strength.
With songs made famous by the world's greatest female rock artists,costume changes and a full choreographed show, Women In Rock has something for everyone, from Joplin to Quatro, Turner to Cher, Blondie to Joan Jett, this is must see show that will leave you cheering for more!
A journey through female rock delivered by some of the UK's finest vocalists and musicians.
Book your tickets now as this is guaranteed to be a busy one!
Having performed classic Genesis for nearly two decades, G2 Definitive Genesis are making their Leicester debut at The Y Theatre. G2 pay tribute to a vintage period in Genesis’ long and colourful history, the four-man “Seconds Out” era, and earlier Gabriel years. With a repertoire extending from the 1970 Trespass album to 1980's Duke, G2 faithfully recreate some of the finest progressive rock ever written.
Accolades posted online from recent shows include:
Hear classics such as Dance On A Volcano, Ripples, Entangled, Los Endos, Blood On The Rooftops, One For The Vine, and Afterglow, mixed up with the classics of the Gabriel years, Firth Of Fifth, Cinema Show, I Know What I Like and the infamous Suppers Ready. This is vintage Genesis, performed by G2 to a level Genesis themselves would be proud of! Well, Steve Hackett says he likes it…
So take a little trip back and relive those wonderful moments of your Genesis musical history with G2.
Guitar hero Bernie Marsden is one of rock's true legends.
The rock and blues guitarist co-wrote some of Whitesnake's biggest hits, including Fool For Your Loving and the million-selling charttopper Here I Go Again. He played on the band's first five albums. Bernie is one of rock's great raconteurs and tells an astonishing story in his autobiography: Where's My Guitar. And he will tell tall tales about turning down Paul McCartney and encounters with Ringo Starr, Elton John, Cozy Powell, BB King and Jon Lord. He'll be playing songs, answering fans' questions and talking about the way he shaped the golden age of rock'n'roll.
There'll be a meet'n'greet with book signing at every show.
Bring along your bopping shoes, warm up your vocal cords and sing and dance the night away to all your favourite hits including Hot Love, Metal Guru and Jeepster.
One of The Y's most eagerly awaited shows - book early to avoid disappointment!
"Absolutely amazing! If there's anyone who can step into Marc's shoes I'd like it to be him." June Bolan
1970 would prove to be a vintage year for music and the start of an era that would change the world.
For Steeleye Span – formed the year before - it would mark a major milestone. The band released their debut album Hark The Village Wait, a record that would not only launch one of the most enduring stories in the folk world and beyond but also come to influence further generations of artists.
Five decades on and the band, led as ever by the iconic vocals of Maddy Prior and with a seven piece line-up featuring some of the most skilled musicians on the UK folk scene, their 50th anniversary tour will be a celebration of the key tracks from that famous album as well as favourites and gems from their long and famous career.
"Don't miss them..." - The Independent
The Bon Jovi Experience are the world's first and finest tribute to the great Bon Jovi and are the world's ONLY tribute to have been requested by and to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself. They are also the only tribute to have been featured on the official Bon Jovi website.
"Have you seen this guy he looks so much like Jon Bon Jovi it's freaky man" – Chad Kroeger (Nickelback)
"The best tribute I've ever seen" – JON BON JOVI.
Radio 2's Chris Evans also said that they were the best tribute band he had ever seen
The band have toured to ecstatic audiences the world over... not to be missed.