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Gazelle @ O2 Academy Leicester

A four piece Rock n Roll band from Leicester made up by Ryan Dunn (Vocals/Guitar), Ben Gooch (Guitar), Richard Sorbi (Bass) and Danny Wright (Drums). 

I’ve been lucky enough to see these guys live before when the supported Jersey Budd at his gig at the 02 Academy back in February. Before I went to see them support Jersey Budd I heard some good things about them and from what I had heard I knew I would like them. As soon as I heard they were doing their own headline gig at the 02 Academy I had to make sure I went.

Kicking off with a new track called ‘Menace’ it didn’t take long for the crowd to start to sing along and go mental, it maybe a new track but it’s already going down well with the crowd and shows off the bands talent.

As well as some new tracks such as ‘Young Blood’ and ‘Diamond High’ they played ‘Finger On The Trigger’ and ‘Freight Train’ which is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. Where they really shined is with their track ‘Puppets & Parasites’ with its guitar riffs, vocals and upbeat delivery to me this track stands out from the others.

They finished the gig with another new track ‘Where Nothing Ever Happens’ which I have to say has become one of my favourites. It got the crowd singing along and going crazy and in my eyes was the best song to end the gig with. It really showed the bands talent for song writing and performing and in my eyes they really shined with this song.

They get better every time I see them live, they know how to get a crowd going and have a knack for song writing. They have a candid stage presence that can’t help but make you listen to them and dance along, every time I looked around at the crowd people were dancing or just tapping along, no one in the crowd was stood still and to me that shows it’s a good gig. What’s instantly obvious when seeing these guys live is their talent and endless energy.

Like before they left a good impression on my friends, one of them had never seen the band live before but came out of the gig loving what she had heard. Safe to say she is now a fan. They are a promising band and are great live, they are making waves in Leicester music scene which is much needed.

You need to see them live for yourselves to understand what I mean by when I say they are amazing live and have talent and lot of it.

By Siân Parker




The Tangents @ The Bodega

A three piece Indie Rock n Roll band from Nottingham made up by Tom White (Vocals/Guitar), Angus Bates (Drums) and Jack Boylan (Bass).

I’ve been lucky enough to see these guy’s live before at their gig in Leicester last year and I liked what I heard, before I went to see them live last year I had heard a few of their songs and quickly became a fan. I went to see these guys in at their home town gig at The Bodega, like at the previous gig I went to I met up with the band before the gig and had a catch up with them.

Kicking off their set with ‘Forever More’ its catchy guitar riff quickly got the crowd drawn in and singing along to every word of its upbeat delivery. What is instantly obvious when watching these guy’s perform is their endless energy which fuels the crowd. As well as playing the usual tracks they also played a few new ones such as ‘Jaguar’ and ‘Time Bomb’, both fast and energetic tracks they went down well with the crowd. I usually have to listen to a new track a few times before I really get into it but I didn’t have to with these tracks they got me tapping along straight away.

Half way through the gig they did a cover of The Kinks ‘All Day & All Of The Night’ with their special guess Ian who was their previous Bass player. It had me and my friend dancing and singing along, it’s up there with one of the best covers I’ve heard live. For me where the band really shine is with their tracks ‘In your pocket’ it gets the crowd going within a few seconds, its catchy drum beat and guitar riff at the beginning, topped off with some cracking bass playing and vocals by Tom makes it a crowd favourite. ‘Grown Up’ is another one which stands out, its slow start at the beginning and vocals by Tom makes the crowd stop and listen to each word Tom sings, it then builds up into a track you can’t help but dance along to. They really know how to get the crowd going and honestly you need to see these guys live to witness how good they really are.

My friend who went to the gig with me had never seen the guy’s live before but she was impressed with what she heard, safe to say she is now a fan and has already told me she is going to see them again on their tour. As always I wasn’t disappointed with what I heard, seeing them live again proved that they can perform and have a knack for song writing. It was great to see them perform in their hometown as well, the room was packed full of their friends and family which made the gig even more special. Me and my friend got to speak to the lads mums and they were lovely, Tom’s mum even got the lads to sign a poster for us. They are a great bunch of lads who looked after us as well from giving me and my friend a free ticket to buying us drinks they are a great lads.

These guys are making waves in Nottingham’s music scene, they are entertaining, exciting and gutsy. I can see these guys going far if they carry on the way they are going and who knows they could be the next music success to come out of Nottingham, don’t take my word for it though go and see them live on their tour which they will be announcing soon.







By Siân Parker


Set list:

Forever More

3 Stripes

She Won’t Tell Me Her Name

That Bird Had Flown

In Your Pocket


All Day & All Of The Night


Come On!


Time Bomb

Grown Up


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Gazelle are a Leicester based Rock n Roll band made up by Ryan Dunn (Vocals/Guitar), Ben Gooch (Guitar), Richard Sorbi (Bass) and Danny Wright (Drums). They are four working class lads influenced by the likes of Oasis, The Stone Roses and Joy Division. Continue reading “Gazelle”

Tom Grennan

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The Tangents

On Thursday 25th August I went to as The Tangents at The Shed in Leicester. I went with a friend of mine who had not heard of the band but was looking forward to seeing the them live after hearing what I had said about them. Continue reading “The Tangents”

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