Access All Areas : Refugee Benefit Gig
The Leicester Human Rights Arts and Film Festival presents Access All Areas: Refugee Benefit Gig - An evening of music curated by Leicester artist Luke Broughton, drawing on the musical and cultural diversity of the city to bring together six of the finest live acts in the name of raising money for two Leicester based refugee charities. All proceeds from this gig will go to LE Solidarity and After18. Below you can read about the work they do and what your money will help support.
Help us raise £1000! Tickets only £10 for a night of live music featuring 6 amazing artists.
Founder member and front man of the legendary Edgar Broughton Band, formed in Warwick in the late 60s Edgar and his band went on to carve out their own niche in the UK Alternative music scene, hailed as proto-punk pioneers they went on to become favourites on the European festival circuit with memorable performances at Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight Festival and Hyde Park to name but a few.
Signed to EMI Records the Edgar Broughton Band had a multi album spanning career, often remembered for their socialist political activism and penchant for playing free gigs on the back of trucks the Edgar Broughton Band have cemented their place in rock and roll History.
Now performing solo Edgar Broughton is currently playing shows around Europe as well as recording new material. His recent shows have seen a shift in style often showing a more delicate and beautiful side to his song writing. Whilst still drawing on themes of civil unrest and social injustice Edgar's voice, matured and deepened over the years, is as vital, powerful and relevant as ever.
Described as "a choirboy from the skies of another world" Luke Broughton is a singer song writer, originally from London whos songs are beautiful, touching and haunting often moving a live audience to tears. With vocals that are quite astounding combining unique and surprising tones Luke's melodies will stay with you long after the stage is empty. He speaks to the pain and sadness in people giving them a permission to be with out apology. Drawing comparisons to Jeff Buckley, Anthony and the Johnsons, Kate Bush and Sigur Ros - to name but a few. Luke inhabits a space between melancholia and serenity in his own unique way expressing love and loss in a way we can all connect with.
Having cemented is place on the local music scene and festival circuit in a short space of time he has built a cult following and has recently supported Indie band British Sea Power in the Leicester Dome Sessions amongst other things. Yet to release his first material Luke has begun collaborating with Esteemed artists such as LION/S and Dave Dhonau (of Dayflower) amongst others as his sound evolves and grows. An act not be missed.
LION/S is the solo audio-visual project by Leonie Dubarry-Gurr.
Leonie's captivating performances usher in a haunted, ethereal soundworld that is nothing less than compelling. One of Leicester's hidden jewels. LION/S is without doubt one of the most compelling, unique and enthralling solo artists around today. A serious musical talent full of emotion.
THE PEOPLE ASSEMBLY
Formed in mid-2017, midlands based "Post-Space" collective, The People Assembly haven't wasted a second painting their world as they see it, operating incessantly, gaining a reputation for fanatic, confrontational (and sometimes destructive) live performances involving a constantly rotating cast, and an incessant output before unleashing "The first pages of the cosmonaught manifesto" in the form of their cataclysmic debut EP: How to Bombproof Your Horse. Before releasing "French" the first single from their debut album in early 2019.
SALLY HOSSACK BAND
Sally Hossack writes and performs with an intimate style and sensual tone; personal and uplifting songs.
The finest storytelling lyrics you will have heard for a while now on the Beat. Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing
She is supported in her solo work by Howard Smith on lap steal and guitar and Anita Lindleys stunning harmonies. Sallys second solo album 'Lulo' was released on the 2nd of August 2017 through Bear All records.
Lulo by Sally Hossack is available on all digital music platforms.
Most recent album on Itunes
Sally Hossack at Stallington Hall - The horse - Live
Harrison Gent is a 14 year old musician mainly influenced by bands and artists from the indie music scene.
Born in Leicester in 2006 from day 1 Harrison was "mad about music! As well as breathing new life into familiar songs Harrison writes his own material and performs it with an inherent soul and maturity way beyond his young years.
With numerous gigs and festivals already under his belt Harrison is fast becoming known on the circuit and his compelling and natural live performances are ones that stick with you. The sky is the limit for this charming young man.
LE Solidarity is a non-profit community charity group that collects aid and fundraises to buy aid to help refugees both within Leicestershire, in the refugee camps of Europe and within Lebanon and Syria.
After18 is a Leicester-based charity working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people from an asylum-seeking background as they turn 18 and make the transition into adulthood.
Most have been separated from their families and are alone in a new country where everything is unfamiliar.
We aim to be a trusted source of information for young people whatever their country of origin to find out about life in the UK.
Young adults in the asylum system receive one-to-one support from us to understand what is happening, develop their support networks and plan for their future.
In addition there will be a raffle with a selection of prizes donated by local businesses as well as street food on sale with produce donated by Perfectly Edible UK.
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18 Pocklington Walk
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