Introduction by KIRSTY MUNRO
The Musical Warrior, Frontman from EchoMarley and the Musical Warriors goes to his roots as a singer songwriter with an honest acoustic expressions.
“In a world of so much trouble, Music is my art of fighting without fighting, lyrics to make you think and music to make you feel”
Hari Trivedi is a local Leicester artist who has been playing since childhood. He is always innovating and experimenting new mediums of expressing music through sound and media. He has been taught tabla by the Lt Gurmit Singh Virdee, Maharshi Raval in Ahmedabad and currently a senior student of Pritam Singh of Birmingham. He has played around the world and accompanied a variety of artists from Indian classical, devotional, western classical, theatre production and new age fusion. His main focus in teaching tabla is based on clarity, tone and letting the students think creatively.
Euphoria is a traditional Chinese instrument band, aiming to showcase a variety of Chinese music styles. You will hear the performance of Pipa, Guzheng , Erhu , Dizi , and Zhongruan
LINDSEY & IAN
Lindsey Warnes Carroll and Ian Hall are locals who’ve both won awards for basically faffing about and making people of all sizes chuckle, chortle and even titter. They present their own brand of family-friendly improvised joining-in fun. They’ve been described as “brilliantly daft, smashing and downright lovely” in this sentence.
Acoustic Solo & Percussion
Photo Harbinder Ohbi
Calvin Jeffrey, born in Leicester dares to writes about love and encouragement and plays simplistic melodies on his guitar. Hopefully the music he plays will help people to recognise the good in themselves and help to raise positive vibes in the community. He thinks that people should use their talents to help each other.
A.O.A (ASHLEY ALPHONSO)
I am young musician from London going by the name AOA; I sing and I rap.
I came to Leicester to study and share my music and I only hope to grow and achieve many things as an artist. Preferably I would rather not generalise my music as I feel good music transcends genre but my taste in music is heavily influenced by who I am and where I am from. From my African background to the fact that I was born and raised in London, so music such as grime hip hop soul afro beats or even jazz can manifest in songs I make.
I am still building and working myself however you can find my music on soundcloud
A poet and literary artist, The Orator draws upon a concoction of emotions and experience to deliver evocative poems on love, life and politics. With power and cadence, The Orator is undoubtedly one to watch!
Boston ‘The Orator’ Williams – Rhetoric Literary Society
Twitter: @Rhetoric_UK – http://www.theoratorspeaks.co.uk
THE BILLY & JODY’S ACOUSTIC EXPERIENCE
Two lads and two guitars, they play a diverse mixture of material – pop, rock, soul, blues, even rap. They like to have a ‘good time’ vibe and banter freely if the occasion arises! You will enjoy!
Beatbox & Rap
Mr Shay is a Leicester based beat-box looper and rap artist. He specialises in mixing and blending sounds from his own mouth to create exciting layers of music. Everything performed on stage is live and created in front of your eyes. With a mix of humour and audience interaction, Mr Shay is sure to keep you engaged throughout!
CLOCK TOWER WORKSHOP
2.00pm – 6.00pm.
Paulo Carnoth of Afro-Kubanza is one of the best drummers and percussionists in the UK. He freelances with a number bands and artists and produces his own music. Originally from Angola, he has been resident in Leicester since 2001, has graduated in Youth & Community Development and now shares his skills and passion with children and young people by delivering African Drumming and jewellery workshops to communities all over England.