29th August 2014
The History of Music in Leicester
For most of this year, I have been writing a book that is about music in Leicester; the first volume of this covers the years 2006 to 2013. So far I have made first drafts of the chapters on the years 2006 to 2011. I am now working on the chapter for 2012.
The material for these chapters is being drawn from the articles and reviews of bands, singers, festivals and music events that took place in Leicester and Leicestershire and which were published in the Arts in Leicester magazine. When Arts in Leicester website was revamped, pretty much all the music content was taken off-line and stored in an archive. It is that archive material that I am now editing into a book, which I hope to publish next year.
When it becomes available, the book will offer a detailed day by day account of live music and the happenings on the Leicester music scene.
The book, which has the working title – The History of Music in Leicester – will also have a volume that covers the music history of the city from Roman times up to the present day.