University: Live Recordings 2014​-​16

by Simon Waldram

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Sleep Tight 02:38
Control 02:22
City Lights 02:06
Resenah 02:36
Family Album 02:39
Hologram 02:41
Flood 05:40
Stop! 00:15
Lazarus 03:48


This live album attempts to document gigs from my 2 years in and around Leicester while I was at university there. It's not very polished. The same voice recorder I used to tape lectures during the day was used to capture gigs like these in the evening. Only the Fearon Hall songs are from a soundboard. "Heart & Soul" should have been a soundboard recording too, but the guy who was recording it ran out of battery before we played. A shame, as it's probably my favourite thing on here.

My performances, on the whole, aren't that polished either. I've always valued raw emotion over professionalism. I hope that through the hiss, talking and glass clinking that still comes through on this album.

Thanks to those who came and to anyone else who cares about what I do. This is for you.


released November 17, 2017

Autumn Dawn Leader performed additional vocals on The Man Who Sold the World

Heart & Soul was performed by:
Simon: vocals, guitars
Kevin Hewick: bass
Les Hayden: keyboard
Jordan Ross: drums

All songs written by Simon Waldram, except:

Sleep Tight - written by Julia Fernandez
Control - written by Simon Waldram & Steven Davies
The Man Who Sold the World & Lazarus - written by David Bowie
Heart & Soul - written by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris & Bernard Sumner

Tracks 3 and 10 recorded at the Chameleon, November 14th, 2014
Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 8 recorded at the Cookie, November 16th, 2014
Tracks 5 and 9 recorded at the Cookie, January 18th, 2015
Track 12 recorded at the Musician, May 18th, 2015
Tracks 4 and 12 recorded at Fearon Hall, January 30th, 2016
Tracks 2 and 11 recorded at the Cookie, June 30th, 2016

All tracks recorded by Simon Waldram, except 4 and 12, recorded by Jonny Nott

Mastered by phyzi9

Cover photo by Trevor Cobbe

Thank you to:
Anda Volley, Kevin Hewick, Lisa De'Ville, Megan Bezzano-Griffiths, Les Hayden, Rosey Haze, Jordan Ross, Autumn Dawn Leader, Steve Oliver, Jonny Nott, Melanie Page, Chris Thornhill, Trevor Cobbe and Stephanie Webb

The venues:
The Chameleon Arts Cafe: Newcastle Chambers 17A Angel Row, City Centre, Nottingham NG1 6HL
The Cookie: 68 High Street, City Centre, Leicester LE1 5YP
The Musician: 42 Crafton St W, Leicester LE1 2DE
Fearon Hall: Rectory Rd, Loughborough LE11 1PL




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