Kasabian Kasabian are quite simply one of the best live bands around. Their enormous sound and euphoric uplifting performances combine the pomp of the Stone Roses and Primal Scream and the showmanship of Faithless. Put simply they rock! Thus it was that Gig Junkies Head honcho and I, found ourselves at the salubrious surround of De Montfort Hall, in Leicester – Kasabian’s home town – on the opening night of their summer tour to celebrate the release of their new album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. Coincidentally it was the same season that their beloved Leicester City were crowned Division 1 Champions. It was gonna be messy!


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Jersey Budd Jersey Budd is fast becoming one of the favourite sons of all at Gig Junkies HQ. Relatively unknown at the moment, it's only a matter of time before the musical World is like us rejoicing in the sound of Leicester's new found talent. Monday marked the day in which he released his debut album 'Wonderlands' and after a signing session at his local music store he rounded the day off nicely with a packed out gig at his local University in Leicester.


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Jersey Budd Conducting interviews wasn’t really the key criteria when we launched Gig Junkies. Instead, we set out to review all of the top gigs up and down the country. However, when the opportunity came up to interview young starlet Jersey Budd, we jumped at the chance. Were we scared (ish)? Nervous? (A little) Awestruck? (Possibly). When Jersey arrived it quickly became apparent that we needn’t have had any fears or trepidations. Jersey Budd is a REALLY decent bloke. Top fella. No pretence, no arrogance, just a salt of the earth ex Plumber who happens to be a pretty tasty singer. It also became evident that this wasn’t going to be your run of the mill interview. Phew! It was more of a chin wag between old mates about music, footy, marriage and his of course gigging.


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