Posted by The Soundhouse on April 18th, 2017
We have three fantastic emerging bands coming to the venue in June, you really don’t want to miss them!
SATURDAY 3RD JUNE – ALVAREZ KINGS
FRIDAY 9TH JUNE – BILLY BIBBY & THE WRY SMILES
SATURDAY 24TH JUNE – DESPERATE JOURNALIST
TICKETS VIA SEETICKETS
Posted by The Soundhouse on April 15th, 2017
TONIGHT the amazing Aziz Ibrahim & Dal bring their Asian Blues to The Soundhouse.
It promises to be one not to miss!
Aziz is known for his work as lead guitarist/songwriter for artists including The Stone Roses, Simply Red, Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Asia & Rebel MC. Dal Singh Rattan is a renowned percussionist with his exceptional and aggressive percussion styling, to create a sound layered with rich melodies and rhythms.
‘They sound like The White Stripes of Mumbai. I love it!’ Paul Weller
Local support – Out of Karma (Acoustic)
Tickets via SeeTickets or more on the door. 7.30pm doors
Posted by The Soundhouse on March 31st, 2017
Responsible for some of the biggest indie anthems of the past 10 years, Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is at The Soundhouse Leicester on Friday 19th May in support of his first solo record, ‘Malody’.
“Those familiar with my work with The Futureheads may be expecting an album of new wave inspired, four-part harmony, guitar music. ‘Malody’ couldn’t be further away from that. The album is based around my first instrument, the piano, and also features violin, cello, double bass, tenor and baritone sax, pedal steel and trumpet.” -Barry Hyde
While in the midst of a severe mental breakdown in 2012, Barry was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mania he’d battled for the past decade. Masked by the success of The Futureheads, the bliss of performing kept him stable, and following their hiatus, Barry focused on teaching music and training as a chef. Today, Hyde has found balance and stability, helped in part by the creation of his debut solo album, which documents his life with bipolar disorder. Predominantly piano led, Malody has an intense and vivid energy, it’s also strikingly elegant -a quality enhanced by the addition of a six-piece ensemble. A far cry from the The Futureheads’ trailblazing herky-jerky indie hits, the dramatic and moving record establishes Hyde as an idiosyncratic songwriter and pianist.
Weallfallsilent & Luke Broughton
£7 ADV Tickets via SeeTickets.
Posted by The Soundhouse on March 22nd, 2017
The amazing Never The Bride are here on Friday 8th September!
In the very heart of the notorious London rock and roll scene exists a whirlwind duo of female energy and ecstasy, please meet Never The Bride.
Their live performance is to be held in awe, purely in anticipation of the live operatic architecture they consistently unfurl upon their willing audiences. Having invaded venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall (on multiple occasions), playing alongside Elton John, Appearing in The British Symphony Rock Symphony Australia & UK Tours alongside, Roger Daltrey, Paul Rogers, Wembley Arena supporting The Who, The Viper Room in LA and Euro-fests galore – to intimate spaces like The Green Note in Camden, Never The Bride have amazed and floored audiences and peer groups alike over their 25 years of service – these ladies are true rock and roll royalty.
Roger Daltrey broadcast “Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I’m talking about, I knew Janis”. The legendary Dame Shirley Bassey called the girls “inspirational”, they have performed shows for Cher and Liza Minnelli and Bob Harris from BBC Radio 2 referred to them as “one of the best live bands in Britain”; the ladies’ roll-call list is simply mind blowing – as are the stories the ladies readily share.
Their raw, unfettered talent is undeniable and is enough to justify the impression the girls have left on audiences throughout Never The Bride’s 25 years of global domination.
£13 ADV via SeeTickets
Posted by The Soundhouse on March 14th, 2017
The Soundhouse presents the incredible Joe Fox on Thursday 16th March!
Joe Fox never set out to be famous. He was just writing songs because he wanted to — or even, because he needed to. “I’ve found a lot of people I’ve met really love being noticed,” he observes. “A lot more people do their jobs for others’ recognition than I thought. I don’t really. I’ve just always always made music because I enjoy it.” It’s this dedication to craft and a total disregard for trends that makes Fox’s voice unique in the landscape of modern music. A student of every great songwriter from the Beatles to Bob Marley, he brings a classic structure to the mind’s eye of a listless and disenfranchised child of the inner city.
Fox got his break when he met A$AP Rocky busking on the streets of London at 4am, wowed him with a little sing-song, and subsequently ended up being all over Rocky’s 2015 ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’.
His first EP ‘Acoustic Alley Sessions’ showcased more of his stunning vocals alongside minimal production.
Now, he’s signed to Island Records and, following October’s Acoustic Alley Sessions debut EP and an extensive UK tour, is set to properly launch his solo career in 2017. It’s probably safe to say his busking days are over.
Kane Harlow & Naomi Perera
£5 ADV via SeeTickets