Idle Empire

Live Act Alternative Folk Folk Folk Pop Indie
Idle Empire - Alternative Folk Folk Folk Pop Indie Live Act in Leicester

Idle Empire Short Info

Since 2014, Idle Empire's rip-roaring Indie/ Folk style has been turning the gentlest of acoustic sessions into table banging, fist pumping festivities. Prepare yourselfs for salty anecdotal lyrics, sweet gypsy violin licks, thumping rhythm section and driving gutiars.

Oxley & Horton first established themselves on the local scene of Leicester with the annual obsUnplugged showcase, replicating success on The Musician' stage in the following months. A search to expand the band proved fruitful with the addition of Sellars on the violin, cementing the sound that has become distinctively Idle Empire. The pursuit of funky underlay materalised in the form of long-term friends Jones and White, transforming the band from angelic three piece to cheeky stage animals.

Since 2014, Idle Empire's rip-roaring Indie/ Folk style has been turning the gentlest of acoustic sessions into table banging, fist pumping festivities. Prepare yourselfs for salty anecdotal lyrics, sweet gypsy violin licks, thumping rhythm section and driving gutiars.

Oxley & Horton first established themselves on the local scene of Leicester with the annual obsUnplugged showcase, replicating success on The Musician' stage in the following months. A search to expand the band proved fruitful with the addition of Sellars on the violin, cementing the sound that has become distinctively Idle Empire. The pursuit of funky underlay materalised...

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Past Gigs Idle Empire

  • 08 | 2016 Nottingham Gloworm Festival
  • 07 | 2016 Leicester Headliner at Wester Park Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Leicester Mainstage at Simon Says Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Leicester Riverside Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Leicester Leicester Markets Summer Food and Drink Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Leicester Original Bands Showcase
  • 02 | 2016 Leicester OBSunplugged
  • 11 | 2015 Leicester Leicester Markets Summer Food and Drink Festival
  • 10 | 2015 Leicester Oxjam Leicester Takeover
  • 09 | 2015 Leicestershire Oxjam Spends A Day At The Park
  • 06 | 2015 Leicester Riverside Festival

Discography Idle Empire

  • 2015 Slip Away EP |
  • 2015 Twice The Man You Need EP |
  • 2015 Vagrant Of Russell St EP |

Media

  • Video Idle Empire live at The Loom
  • Sound Slip Away
  • Sound Vagrant Of Russell St
  • Sound Twice The Man You Need

Origin

  • Leicester GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Alex Oxley Lead vocals & rhythm guitar
  • Ollie Horton Lead guitar & vocals
  • Nick Jones Cajon, harmonicas & vocals
  • Mal White Bass
  • Tom Sellars Acoustic violin & vocals

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