26 April 2011
Venetian Book Of The Dead live in Leicester 
Kevin Hewick (ex-FAC legend) and Allessandro Monti (Unfolk) play a special afternoon concert at The Criterion in Leicester on Saturday 14 May.

There will be a solo Hewick set after which Kevin will be joined by his special guest from Italy, Alessandro Monti for a semi-acoustic set featuring songs from the Unfolk album The Venetian Book Of The Dead.  This will be the first UK performance of songs from this album following the Italian premiere in Mestre in 2010.

It is hoped that there will be a further show later in 2011 featuring a full electric band.

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The Criterion
44 Millstone Lane
Leicester  LE1 5JN

Tel: 0116 262 5418

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