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Quad Studios - 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW (0116 251 2516)

Improvised electronics, anything from outer space nebula meltdowns to Terry Riley in a jazz café!
Not that we'd ever get the real Terry to join in! Instead, regulars these days are usually...
Chris Conway, Alan Freeman, Steve Freeman, Jim Tetlow, Jez Creek, etc.
Anyone with a sense of adventure is welcome to join-in the impromptu jams!
Of course an audience welcome too, and it's free!
Refreshments, tea, coffee available, but no bar, so bring your own booze if you wish
see info page!
recent/upcoming dates below...

gigs in and around Leicester / East Midlands...


The Musician pub, Clyde Street, Leicester - 29 December 2022
a unique evening of prog, psych & trippy sounds

23 April - 7:30pm - probably with support from Echolocation
25 June - details TBA

Ambient Underground

Live electronic music at The Cookie, High Street, Leicester, United Kingdom
Out there sounds, cheap admission, nice venue!

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Church Of Sound

Electronic events in Nottingham (monthly)

Modulight - Thurs 18 August


MTI De Montfort University

Electronic event at PACE Studio 1 (18:00-20:30) free
Wd 18 February - event postponed

Next event:



QE142 - 16 August
- event was postponed from 24 March 2020
QE143 - 13 September - in the lobby again!
QE144 - Tues 18th October
QE145 - Tues 15th November
QE146 - Tues 13th December
- cancelled
QE146 - Tues 24th January
QE147 - Tues 21st February
QE148 - Tues 21st March
QE149 - Tues 18th April
QE150 - Tues 23rd May
QE151 - Tues 20th June
QE152 - Tues 18th July
QE153 - Tues 22nd August
QE154 - Tues 26th September
QE155 - Tues 24th October
QE156 - Tues 21st November
QE157 - Tues 19th December

new dates - all in lobby unless there's an issue.

"Subject to change if my diary gets busy..." - Chris Conway

United Isolation Ensemble

As Qudelectronic wasn't happening due to lockdown during the Coronavirus situation,
a special new remote collaboration was established with the project name: United Isolation Ensemble.

Chris Conway...

is gigging all over the place, with various different projects.
Check his gig news http://www.chrisconway.org/gigs.html

Gong + Ozric Tentacles: 16 November at 02 Academy

other places in the UK...

previously: Branston, Burton On Trent, now: Lea Hall Social Club, Rugeley, Staffs
regular (about 10 months of the year) ambient, electronic, synth gigs and festivals


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Gigs Log

Local venues etc...

The Abattoir - The Abbey Pub, 104 St Margarets Way, LE4 (0116 2622103) music venue, closed
Bambu - Welford Road, café / bar & music venue, closed, now an Indian Restaurant!

The Charlotte - closed-down / re-opened, closed again. Now reopened primarily as a pub.
The Cookie - 68 High Street, City Centre, Leicester LE1 5YP - café/bar with cellar venue
The Criterion - 44 Millstone Lane (0116 262 5418) real ale pub & general music venue (both recent web sites dead)
De Montfort University - PACE buiding, DMU campus. MTI contemporary & electronic music events
The Donkey Bar - 203 Welford Road (0116 270 5042) pub & general music venue
Duffy's Bar - 18 Pocklingtons Walk (0116 255 3316) pub & general music venue
Firebug - 1 Millstone Lane / Pocklingtons Walk (0116 255 1228) pub & general music venue
Fabrika (The Independent Art Centre) - 68-70 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 3PL - closed since 2012
International Arts Centre - Garden St, Leicester LE1 3UA - seems to have closed in 2013

Lock 42 - 2-4 Frog Island - rear entrance of new Stayfree building (0116 223 0304) new general music venue (no new dates listed)
The Looking Glass - 68-70 Braunstone Gate, Leicester, LE3 5LG - café/bar with cellar venue (2000-2015), now called The West End Bar
The Magazine - Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SP - public house with a function room upstairs, hosted by Haz in early 1990s

The Musician - 42 Crafton Street West / Clyde Street (0116 251 0080) general music venue
O2 Academy former Leicester University Students Union
The Pavillion - Victoria Park, off London Road café / bar & music venue, closed, now an Indian Restaurant!
Phoenix Arts - now at Phoenix Square (0116 255 4854) theatre/film/arts/gigs
Physio & Firkin - 19 Aylestone Road, Leicester, LE2 7LG - public house and music venue circa 1995 to 2000
Pump & Tap - 42 Duns Lane, Leicester, LE3 5LX - public house and music venue 1988 to 2009

Quad Studios - 78 Friday Street, Leicester, LE1 3BW (0116 251 2516) Quad Electronic events
The Royal Mail - 20 Campbell Street, Leicester LE1 1PW - public house and music venue 198? to 2000
The Shed - 5 Yeoman Street (0116 262 2255) general music venue - recently bought over by: Ambush Events
The Sound House
- 28 Southampton St, formerly The Queen Victoria (07830 425 555) new general music venue
The Spread Eagle - Charles Street, Leicester LE1 1LB - public house with a function room upstairs 198? to 199?
Stench - arts & music workshop
- 54 Braunstone Gate - club & venue
The Victory - 21 Aylestone Rd, Leicester LE2 7LG - public house with a function room sometimes used for concerts circa 1999 to 2002

Y Theatre - 7 East Street (0116 255 7066) theatre in the YMCA buidling

Arts in Leicestershire useful news pages
Leicester rock gigs useful news pages
This Is Leicestershire useful news pages

see also: gigs log and Leicester bands page

other venues etc...

South Bank Centre Royal Festival Hall / Queen Elizabeth Hall / etc.

Anything else that should be listed?

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