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Alternativ Karaoke – Every Friday
Get Friday night done right with Alternativ Karaoke! From 10pm – late you can take over The Vault stage at The Shed and jump around like your favourite rock star. Alternativ Karaoke is all about the big anthems, so whether you’re pop punk or hardcore, get warming up those vocal cords.
Eliza Carthy – Wednesday 17 January
The daughter of Martin Carthy and Norma Waterson – and the star of British folk playing folk music at its best. Eliza breathes new life into England’s traditional folk music with her witty and energetic repertoire.
Neck – Friday 26 January
‘The Psycho-Ceilídh band!’ Known as ‘The Heavy Artillery of Irish Music’, 6-piece Celtic Punk band Neck distil the sound of two other mighty London rebel bands, The Clash & The Pogues, and in the process, juxtapose perfectly the vibrant, uplifting swirl and spiritual abandon of authentic Traditional Irish music with the attitude, social awareness and full-on, electric energy blast of Punk Rock! Ultimately ‘carrying the torch on’ with their own unique, wildy intoxicating, London-Irish brew – Psycho-Ceilídh! Led by one of Shane MacGowan’s original Popes, & rated highly alongside their US-based friends The Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly they are simply, hence, the real deal. From Texas to Moscow – NECK bring the hooley!
Tom Hingley – Friday 26 January
He moved to the North West in the mid-eighties from his Oxford home and in 1989 he became the vocalist for Inspiral Carpets. The band went on to have eleven top forty singles between 1990 and their initial split in 1995. Tom’s charm and charisma remain, and his extraordinary vocal range is as accurate and powerful as ever, incorporating soul, r’n’b and jazz.
Peaness – Monday 29 January
Featuring an all-girl line-up, three piece indie-pop band Peaness formed in Chester in late 2014. The trio’s unique and upbeat brand of indie pop that has more hooks, charm and depth than a dozen identikit indie-boy bores. The band have won the hearts of unsuspecting listeners across the length and breadth of the DIY scene, right through to BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Expect effortless breezy melodies, catchy hooks, even catchier choruses and lyrics that come with a cheeky wink and tongue in cheek innocence.
Bootleg Boss – Saturday 3 February
The Bootleg Boss is the real deal. A Springsteen fan for 25 years, he has lived and breathed the spirit of the New Jersey landscape and developed an amazing way of delivering the classic hits of the Boss. From the early days of Greetings at Asbury Park, through Born to Run, The River, Born in the USA and later albums, The Bootleg Boss gives 100% commitment in a three hour show with his own East Street Band of seasoned musicians, creating an authentic sound and live experience.
INTERVIEW: Oasis Lounge by Melaya
Tucked away on Narborough Road is a little gem in the shape of Oasis Lounge by Melaya. With live music every week it’s an ideal spot to enjoy cocktails or a bite to eat with friends whilst enjoying the talented musicians performing. We caught up with them to find out more about the venue and what’s on for this week’s music guide.
How would you describe Oasis Lounge to someone who’s never been?
Oasis Lounge by Melaya is a real hidden gem. Nestled just out of the centre – but only a stone’s throw from Braunstone Gate. We love to see our new customer’s faces light up when they step inside and see our stunning decor. Here you can find premium customer service of our high quality menu, with specially selected food and drinks, available throughout the day.
Tell us about your regular live music nights?
There’s events to suit everyone at Oasis Lounge by Melaya, including live music. We have our “Just Jazz” series every Friday evening, featuring local and talented musicians.
You can catch new acts throughout the month or drop in to watch our popular, resident acts such as:
Delores Josephs – beautifully singing soulful melodies accompanied by her band.
Peter Houtman’s Trio – professional three piece jazz band of keys, bass and saxophone.
We’re very excited to showcase our new events that we have lined up in 2024 for you!
What do you think sets you apart from other venues in Leicester?
We’ve worked hard to create and fine tune every element within Oasis Lounge by Melaya with our guests in mind. Whether you’re here to dance the night away, play board games with your friends or enjoy a romantic date night – YOU are the main attraction. The bar has been set high!
Who are some of your favourite artists that you’d like to have perform with you?
We have such a large spectrum of adoration for music, so it’s hard to narrow it down. However, there are some artists that we’re loving right now include Hozier, Brittany Howard, Lola Young, Thundercat, Lianne La Havas, Maggie Rogers – the list goes on!!
What is your favourite thing about running Oasis Lounge by Melaya?
We are blessed to have some very loyal regulars that make Oasis Lounge by Melaya feel like home. We’ve created a safe space for a diverse and welcoming community that we’re all very proud to be a part of.
How can people keep up to date with what’s happening at the venue?
We regularly share updates and a real look into what it’s like at Oasis Lounge by Melaya to our Instagram and Facebook platforms. This includes a weekly event guide which is posted every Sunday evening for the week ahead (you can find this pinned to the top of our grid on Instagram).
We also upload events onto Facebook and Eventbrite too!
We look forward to welcoming you
Oasis Lounge by Melaya is located at 13 Narborough Road, Leicester, LE3 0LE.