Tue 1
P.A.U.L & The Harpers Wood Heroes
plus Baby Long Legs and The Hi & Lo
Paul Andrew Ulysses Lamb was born on the east side of Detroit and raised in the east side community known as Harper Woods. After high school he caught the first bus to Hollywood. Hanging out with on the music scene and educated by some of the most notorious rock stars, he decided it was time to start his own music career. With his self-taught guitar skills, soulful rock voice and desire to play music wherever and whenever he could, Paul hit the road and hasn't stopped touring since. Fifteen years later Paul is still on the road, touring relentlessly and will be familiar to Musician audiences as the bassist for Ethan Daniel Davidson. Tonight he performs with his own band The Harper Woods Heroes.
Wed 2

Acoustic Live Lounge
feat. Giovanna Olvara & The Sands + Burning Codes + Mis Wezt + others
Thu 3

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine
£10adv £12door
plus Daryl Kirkland
Former Squeeze lyricist Chris Difford, wrote some of the best pop songs the ‘80s had to offer. Boo Hewerdine was frontman of ‘80s pop band The Bible and has written songs for Eddie Reader, KD Lang, Paul Young and Natalie Imbruglia. Both are accomplished and passionate live performers and tonight they team for a night of pop songs and ballads, featuring material from Chris’ new album The Last Temptation Of Chris as well as classics from The Bible and Squeeze.

Fri 4
John Butler & Rick Willson
plus support
Diesel Park West’s creative star is well and truly on the rise again, what with an excellent new album Blood & Grace as well as recent live tributes to CSNY, Byrds and The Band under their belts. Frontmen John Butler & Rick Willson are no less impressive when performing unplugged, playing a mixture of Diesel Park West favourites and songs from many of their ‘60s West Coast heroes such as Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane, CSNY and the aforementioned Byrds.
Sat 5
Keep it Cash
One of the most faithful tribute bands you could hope to hear, KeepitCASH perform over forty songs from the canon of Cash work. The show is a musical journey through the heart of America. Johnny Cash was an American icon, the last great rebel kicking against the pricks until the final curtain fell. KeepitCASH are keeping the legend alive in a stunningly authentic way.
Sun 6


Mon 7
Tue 8
Kimmie Rhodes
plus The Travelling Band
Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. A prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of twelve solo CDs, written and produced three musical plays, written hundreds of songs and published a book.
Wed 9
Thu 10
Crowded Out (Crowded House Tribute)
Fri 11
feat. Liz Scattergood, Skatz and Kate Easton

please note - Billy Joe Shaver is cancelled
Sat 12
Keno Kings
plus Blues Positive
Singer / harmonica player Mick Alden and guitarist Phil Selby are a
songwriting partnership without equal on the British blues scene. Their album "Seven" - their seventh funnily enough - also contains some well chosen covers given the special KK treatment. Nobody this side of the Atlantic can shuffle like the Keno Kings and Seven illustrates that perfectly. Stephen Foster, BBC Radio Suffolk.
Sun 13
Emily Baker & The Red Clay Halo

Mon 14
Tue 15
Duncan Chisholm & Ivan Drever
£8adv £10door
plus Tamanda Walker
Wed 16

The Songs of Nick Drake
performed by Keith James & Rick Foot
£7adv £8door
plus Andy Griffiths

Thu 17
Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching
plus Steve Parker

From Loughborough come Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley, playing an aromatic hotpot of folk, world and blues styles. A young folk award finalist in 2003, Tom plays fiddle with unique flair, adding depth and context to their material. Gren is simply a superstar of finger style guitar in the making, leaving audiences flabbergasted with the speed and control of his picking.
Fri 18

Mick Ridgeway’s Mojo Hand
Tony Alles Bluesville

Sat 19
Pure Purple
plus Whipped Cream
Sun 20


Mon 21
Tue 22
plus John Chapman
Wed 23
George ’Mojo’ Buford (Muddy Waters)
plus Paul Anderson
When Muddy Waters deemed a harp player talented enough to follow Little Walter and James Cotton into his peerless combo, he must have been someone special. Mojo Buford spent several stints in the employ of the Chicago blues legend, and was his harpist of choice in the final edition of the Waters band. Now in his ‘70s, Buford divides his time in between Minneapolis and Memphis and has been singing for harmonica James Cotton of late.
Thu 24

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett
£10adv £12door
plus Geoff Watson
John Otway is a witty and insightful songwriter and is only now beginning to achieve the recognition he has always deserved. As a duo Otway and Barrett are best known for their somewhat bizarre two-man rock numbers, with Otway's vocals fronting Barrett’s heavy guitar. The secret to their enduring charm? No formula, no identifiable musical genre, just superb songs plucked from the head of the astonishing Otway and given wings by Barrett's musical arrangements.
Fri 25
Chris Conway Band
plus Irene Rae and Declan Bennett
In a late change of program Chris Conway brings a new band and sings songs from his new songs album Songs for Dreamers and other favourite songs from his previous 8 songs albums. Chris Conway concerts are a mellow blend of West Coast jangle of 9string guitar, with hints of jazz, world music, bossa, and Celtic roots, a bit of theremin and his usual irrisistable chat. Songs of Love and Peace and Outer Space.
Sat 26

Eric Bell Band (Thin Lizzy)
£5adv £6door
plus Verified
Thin Lizzy’s original guitarist Eric Bell is back on the road playing what he loves best… the blues. In the early days of Thin Lizzy, Eric Bell played the blues to excited crowds, which packed the bars and clubs in Belfast. Now, over thirty years later, he has returned to his roots, playing the music of his heroes; Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert Collins, Elmore James and Albert King as well as original songs of his own.

Sun 27
Mark Poole & 7th Storey
plus El Machico
Mark Poole is a prolific songwriter based in Leicester. His original
soul/funk outfit 7th Storey play thoughtful original soul/funk/blues material plus some classic soul/funk gems by artists such as
Gil Scott Heron, Average white band and Stevie Wonder. 7th Storey showcased their original material at Leicester's Blues and Acoustic Festival at DeMontfort Hall last year. The 7 piece line up features the sweet, soulful voice of Laura Kate Hughes who joins Mark on lead vocals.

Mon 28
Tue 29

Warner E. Hodges
£8adv £10door
plus The Elite, The Smokestacks and Backline


Jason & The Scorchers shotgun marriage of traditional country music values and song craft with the amphetamine rush and volume of punk was unprecedented in early ‘80s Nashville. An unbelievably exciting live act, much of their excitement comes from the nitro and nicotine fuelled antics of guitarist Warner Hodges. The ‘sturm und drang’ of Warner’s over amped Fender is instantly recognisable and he’s every bit as thrilling and fearless a performer as The Scorchers legendary frontman Jason Ringenberg.

Wed 30

Rock 'n' Roll Songbook


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