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  Coming to The Musician in April
Wed 1
Rebecca Worthley
plus Natalie Squance
"If Dido and Enya had a love child, and Tori Amos became the godmother in a ceremony on her English countryside estate surrounded by wood nymphs and fairies, chances are this amazing new being would be British singer-songwriter Rebecca Worthley." - Indie Music. "An elegant, mesmerising performance to which you can listen and lose all sense of time. Her stage presence is effortlessly glamorous." - Electric Stitch. "I am quite entranced." - Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 "It's a lovely CD, I'll be playing more." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
Thu 2
David Wyatt
plus Andrew Oxley

Over the last few years David Wyatt has performed and toured with many artists including guitarist Tommy Emmanuel, opening his shows in the likes of Newcastle Opera House and the Belfast Water Front. He has also played along side top slide guitarist Johnny Dickenson and James Morrison. Most recently David has been involved with two major record labels and recorded with top producer James Sanger who has worked with Brian Eno and Keane .Davids Soon to be released second album ‘You Will Rise’ is the result of a collaboration for John Butler, frontman and main songwriter of Diesel Park West.
Fri 3
John Butler & Rick Willson
plus Adrian Nation and Paul Fairall
Diesel Park West’s creative star is well and truly on the rise again, what with an excellent album Blood & Grace as well as 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 4

The Mustangs
plus The Dirty Robbers

No rock band sounds like the Mustangs. Drawing on their blues inspirations, their tight dynamic music effortlessly crosses over into uncharted rock territory, where other bands fear to tread. With their charismatic frontman, whose stage performance has been compared to both a young Pete Townshend and Paul Weller, The Mustangs are fast gaining a formidable reputation for their live performances. They have performed alongside Dr Feelgood and Wilko Johnson.
Sun 5
Le Festival Acoustiqué
13.00 til 23.00

Feat.  Scaramoose, Dan Britton, Andy Whittle, Joel Owen, Andy Griffiths, Sally Hossack, Curtis Eller and others. 

Mon 6
Tue 7
Magic Teapot presents…
Trace Bundy
plus support

“Bundy’s live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about.  With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy’s live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience.”  - Audiocast Magazine. “Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute.” - Boulder Weekly.
Wed 8

Micheal Chapman & Bridget St John
£6adv £8door
Michael Chapman was never just a singer-songwriter - his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues... it's on the tracks which feature Chapman's magnificently bleary vocals that this album really scores. Hell To Pay and Only Pretend are outstanding tracks, that world-weary voice singing words of bitter experience. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium.

Bridget St John is a singer and songwriter best known for the three albums she recorded between 1969 and 1972 for John Peel's Dandelion record label. Peel produced her debut album Ask Me No Questions. She also recorded a large number of BBC and Peel sessions and toured regularly on the early UK college and festival circuit. Her popularity peaked in 1974 when she was voted fifth most popular female singer in that year's Melody Maker readers poll.

Thu 9
Crowded Out (Crowed House tribute)

Formed in 2005 Crowded Out are a talented and experienced collection of musicians drawn together by a passion for the brilliant music and incredible live spirit of Crowded House. With an obvious love for the music and a natural relish for audience interaction, Crowded Out are consistently praised by fans for their authentic sound and exciting live performances. In the past twelve months the band have played to huge crowds at the annual 'Acoustic Festival of Britain' and 'Glastonbudget Festival', gigged at top venues like The Robin 2, The Musician and The Riga, and performed as special guests for the 'CANZA' Xmas Ball in Prague and the British New Zealand Society's 'Waitangi Day' Dinner in London Mayfair.
Fri 10
For The Sake of the Song presents…
Funeral Suits, The Legion,
Great Imitation, Giles Likes Tea
Cheap Software DreamStation II 2.0 Drive Genius 2.0 MAC

Handpicked by Franz Ferdinand to support them on their Feb/March tour and listed by Steve Lamacq as “hot band for 2009”, Dublin’s The Funeral Suits are making a good start to say the least. Catch them now! Also on Steve Lamacq’s “hot list” are The Legion. Single ‘Kodak Colour +’, taken from their debut album ‘All That Optimism’ is gaining radio play both in The UK, Europe and The US, and it’s easy to see why; their songs are clever, raw and full of attitude. Great Imitation arean act almost impossible to describe! Acoustic hip-hop and comedy in one sublime package. One thing is for sure; you will leave their live show on a high! Northampton's Giles Likes Tea will catch your attention from the start; stunning boy/girl vocals and amazing arrangements leave you feeling how great life is!
Sat 11
Mike Sanchez & The Portions
plus support

Singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a soaking suit, has won him fans from all over the world. Mike spent four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and in December 2007 was invited to appear as a guest vocalist with the Rhythm Kings at Led Zeppelin’s final reunion show at the London O2 Arena.
Sun 12
Black Carrot, Tenebrous Liar,
and The Resurrection Men
£5  6pm till midnight
Market Harborough’s Black Carrot are one far-out combo. As hostile as Van Der Graaf Generator, as pounding as Faust and as mercurial as Can, these ultra-talented musicians are demanding, intimidating, frenetic and mental. Frankly, you wouldn't dare make them up.
Mon 13
Tue 14
Magic Teapot presents…
Rolo Tomassi
£7.50 adv.
plus Grammatics and Pulled Apart By Horses

Rolo Tomassi leap confidently from genre to genre. Moments of oddly-timed chaos flow comfortably into sanguine prog-rock workouts, otherworldly, alien noises sit happily alongside bass-led doom riffs. Its eclectic stuff - without ever sounding disjointed. Grammatics write songs faster than they can learn them, rarely repeat song sections without warping them into something different and attempt to utilise any instruments they can find regardless of quality or tone. Pulled Apart by Horses have been constructing music in a room above Leeds boozer The Packhorse since the back end of 2007. Influences remain scarce but it might be that you’ll be in for a disco rock hammering with a large dose of hard riffing and yelping vocals.

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Wed 15
Robb Johnson & The Irregulars
plus Aidan Jolly
Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr and he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim – “a modern-day Dostoyevsky” said the US’s Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998 andTony Benn says Johnson’s “Winter Turns To Spring” is his favourite song.

Thu 16
The Rockingbirds
plus Falling Leaves
Alan Tyler’s pioneering English country rock adventure began back in the early Nineties with his band The Rockingbirds. Inspired by the cosmic American music of Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers, they made two critically acclaimed albums on the Heavenly, (Sony/Columbia) label ‘The Rockingbirds’ (1992) and ‘Whatever Happened to The Rockingbirds’ (1994). The band toured extensively, with main stage festival appearances at Glastonbury (four times) Reading (twice) Phoenix, Cambridge and the Finsbury Park Fleadh. They also made numerous TV appearances including Later with Jools Holland, Top of The Pops and MTV.
Fri 17

Cosmic Charlies

“Wisely eschewing the tendency to step into character the Cosmic Charlies let the music do the talking: they're a tribute band in the true sense of the word, not a doppelganger outfit. That means you don't get note perfect renditions of songs like Scarlet Begonias, Sugaree or Terrapin Station, but you do get a splendid approximation of a Dead-like musical journey complete with spacy improvisations that, eyes closed, are amazingly convincing.” - Record Collector.

Sat 18
Del Bromhams Stray
£7adv £9door
plus Badland

One of the stars of last summer's Cambridge Rock Festival, Del Bromham's Stray are a power trio that mix scintillating lead guitar with melodic anthems such as "All in Your Mind" which has been covered by Iron Maiden. Back in the ‘70s Stray were one of the hardest gigging and consistently excellent live acts on the circuit. With fiery guitarist Del Bromham still at the top of his game, the new Stray line-up consisting of Del, Stuart Uren and Karl Randall is setting new standards for one of Britain’s most enduring rock bands.
Sun 19
Mon 20
Slo Progress
fundraiser for the Matt Hampson Trust
Admission by advance ticket only.
Tickets £10.00, available from -

Slo Progress is made up of Leicester Tiger players, Sam Vesty, Dan Hipkiss, George Chuter, Ayoola Erinle and Aaron Mauger. The gig starts at 8pm and all money raised will go to the Matt Hampson Trust.
Tue 21
Khalif Wailin' Walter
plus The Chris Arson Band

Khalif  Wailin’ Walter lit up the blues scene of his native Chicago in the nineties with his unique style of boogie blues. After several successful tours he now calls the Europe his home. His stormy guitar work and brash New Orleans style vocals, anchor his band’s traditional down-home sound. It is a style reminiscent of Freddie King, and Albert Collins, yet fused with a contemporary style and innovative, original arrangements. Where ever he plays Khalif  Wailin’ Walter delivers foot stomping, ass-shaking blues that is guaranteed to raise the roof.
Wed 22
Magic Teapot presents...
Spear of Destiny
£10adv £12door
plus support
In the early ‘80s, Kirk Brandon was on  the verge of being the next big thing. As the leader of post-punk combo Theatre Of Hate, he hit the top 40 with the single ‘Do You Believe In The Westworld’. Theatre Of Hate split up after one album. Brandon then formed Spear Of Destiny, who released a series of fine albums. Their second ‘One Eyed Jacks’ is considered a classic by many.

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Thu 23
St Georges Day celebration of English Folk & Song
with Young No More and friends

Nic Burdett, Vic Simpson and Jacky Perry sing a repertoire mainly rooted in the English folk tradition, although occasionally they perform songs from across the Atlantic. All three learned their craft as solo performers, their powerful acappella performances and strong harmonies earning them a well deserved reputation with audiences across the U.K. And the name? Nic and Vic were part of the renowned trio 'Burdett, Simpson and Young'. Rob Young left to return to his place of origin in Northumberland. Hence... 'Young No More.'
Fri 24
Magic Teapot presents...
65 Days of Static
plus Amusement Parks On Fire and Maybeshewill

This Sheffield four-piece make intelligent, beautiful, dramatic music that is both technically flawless and breathtakingly moving, and whose ambitious, euphoric shows have made them a firm favourite on the live scene. The thing about 65daysofstatic’s live show is that it’s so carefully orchestrated, so carefully planned that there’s not a smidgen of room for error and yet they manage to make it look so easy, so fun, like they’ve just walked into a room full of toys and are having a damn good play. This is music that shakes you to the core and does what so few bands manage to do these days; make you feel something.

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Sat 25
Purple Rain (Prince tribute)
£7adv £8door
Sun 26
Hamilton Loomis
£7adv £8door

"Innovate, don't imitate." Hamilton Loomis took his mentor, Bo Diddley's advice. It speaks volumes when the likes of Diddley, Johnny Copeland, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, and Albert Collins take you under their wings. The twenty-something Texas sensation isn't just another cat-in-a-hat with a Strat. He has crafted his blues roots into a funk-a-fied recipe all his own. A multi-instrumentalist, Hamilton was playing drums and piano at age five, guitar at age six and then conquered the harmonica. Gigging non-stop since age fourteen, by seventeen he had played the world-famous Delta Blues Festival for an audience of 40,000 and before he was eighteen he was writing, arranging and performing his own material.
Mon 27

Tue 28

Paul & Harpers Woods Heroes
plus James Apollo
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 29

David Mallett
plus Janice Eves

David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, even the Muppets, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic. He has performed throughout America and Europe. The Bangor Daily News recognized him as one of the 58 most memorable Mainers of the 20th Century and the readers of Folkwax honored him with both 2003 Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for "Artist in Me".

Thu 30

Speaks Volumes Events presents...
Empire: Band of the Land
Heat 5 feat. - The Deap People (formely Ego Armalade), Charlie Jones and the Martyrs, Razmataz, Twenty Below Zero, Jack of Hearts Band, M48
£4flyer £5door
Battle of the bands. Raising Money for Leicester Hospitals Charity.
Doors open: 7:15pm, first act: 8pm, finishes: 11:30pm



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