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A guide for Customers

These days artists and bands tend to book their tours months in advance. In order to give you the best notice of up and coming shows we list events once they have been confirmed by the band or their management


The downside of this is that dates can change due to unforeseen circumstances, sometimes at very short notice. We do our best to ensure that this site is kept as up to date as is possible, with updates happening at least once a week.


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Coming to The Musician in April



Fri 1
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents...
SKAM# + Hell’s Addiction
plus Polaris

SKAM are a flick rock band from Leicester - their unique flick rock genre is a blend of classic British rock with elements of punk and heavy metal that will have your finger pointing and your head banging. Rising stars Hell’s Addiction feature members of Forgotten Sun and De Sade and promise a rip-roaring set of loud, good-time classic rock!

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Please note that the Quireboys Acoustic show originally scheduled for this date has been posponed until later in the year.


Sat 2
Xander Promotions presents…
Phil Bates and Mik Kaminski

with Tina McBain
£12adv £14door

Beatles, Blues & Blue Violin... The show does exactly what it says on the tin - exploring some new arrangements of Beatles songs, especially where the Beatles and the blues meet. The show will include some great blues classics, material from Phil’s solo repertoire and of course ELO and Violinski material. This show will appeal to fans of the Beatles, ELO and all its incarnations.

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Sun 3
K & C Hewick Promotions presents…
Viv Albertine
£7adv £8door
plus Jude Rawlins, Debbion & James and Kevin Hewick
Born Sydney, Australia. French/Corsican father, Swiss mother. Brought up in North London (Muswell HillAge17 went to art school. Went to another art school met Mick Jones, saw The Sex Pistols first show. Dropped out. Bought Les Paul Junior with £200 my grandmother left me. Formed a band with Sid Vicious, Sarah and Palmolive called The Flowers of Romance (named by John Lydon). Started to learn to play guitar. Taught by Keith Levene who I have known since we were kids. Saw The Slits play their first show, called them the next day. We got together I back-combed their hair like The New York Dolls. We looked like a band. After The Slits I went to film school. Didn't drop out. Directed stuff for about ten years. Made some money not art. Now making sculpture and writing / recording / performing my own songs.


Mon 4
David Wax Museum
plus support
Recently anointed as Boston’s Americana Artist of the Year (2010 Boston Music Awards), the David Wax Museum has been called “one of Boston’s hottest new bands” (Boston Globe) and “a revelation” (Providence Journal).  It is no surprise that their acclaimed performance at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival was hailed as one of NPR’s All Songs Considered Highlights of the entire weekend. The Museum’s ability to fuse traditional Mexican folk with country, folk and rock, creating an utterly unique Mexo-Americana aesthetic, is what generates its contemporary sound and its broad appeal. Combining Latin rhythms, call-and-response hollering, accordion pumping and donkey jawbone rattling, they have electrified audiences across the country. And they’ve just gotten started.


Tue 5
Greenbird Promotions presents…
Will Pound & Dan Walsh
plus Lucy Ward

Will Pound is probably the most fiery and accomplished harmonica players around.  He has played with Sandra Kerr, is an integral part of the Martin Simpson Big Band and made an acclaimed appearance at the Big Session in 2010 with Dan Walsh.  Dan is as good on the banjo as Will is on the harmonica and has played numerous gigs and festivals including Sidmouth and Towersey. Together their high energy performances and astonishing musicianship make them a duo not to be missed.

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Wed 6
Little Miss Higgins
plus Delta Maid
Retro-country blues artist Little Miss Higgins, is a pocket-sized powerhouse who mixes originals with 1930s Memphis blues standards. Accompanied by musical and life partner David Mark (aka Foy Taylor), her guitar work is rooted in a vintage sound and her energized stage show is full of gutsy, spirited songs. Higgins' musical world is  bound by the songs, stories, mannerisms, fashions and ribald excess of the all but forgotten artists who were the pioneers of rock 'n' roll in the 1930s and '40s. It helped, she noted, that they lived very theatrical lives, onstage and off.


Thu 7
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Willie Nile (full band show)
plus Micky Kemp
Willie Nile is a songwriters’ songwriter. No less a personage than Lucinda Williams has said of him, “Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” And he’s never been more eloquent than he is here. Lou Reed hails Streets of New York as “a great album,” while Graham Parker calls it “a real gem—stirring melodies, passionate vocals, intriguing lyrics…every track a winner.” Says Ian Hunter, “Willie’s from the big-hearted downtown alleyways of NYC (New York commitment). Well done!” Little Steven adds, “Willie Nile is so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!”

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Fri 8
Ann Duggan Band
plus Refuge

The Annie Duggan Band is back at the Musician with an exciting celebration of female artists that have influenced the bands well known original work. During her career she has been likened to various female artists, and now this exciting band will deliver their own interpretation of material by the great Eva Cassidy, Emmy Lou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patsy Cline, Annie Lennox, Janice Joplin and Dolly Parton to name but a few. As usual you can be guaranteed a roller coaster of a show


Sat 9
OBS (heat 7)
The Hordes
Fire In The Masquerade
Go Primitive

£5 with flyer


Sun 10
Teapot Wright presents…
Marina Celeste - CANCELLED


Tue 12
Teapot Wright presents…
Singing Adams
plus Teitur
Better known as singer/guitarist/songwriter from The Broken Family Band, Steven Adams called time on that outfit at the end of 2009. Less than a year later he's back with a new band kicking out super-catchy choruses, great harmonies and showcasing his trademark lyrical incision. Melinda Bronstein (Absentee, Wet Paint), Matthew Ashton (The Leaf Library, Saloon) and Michael Wood (Michaelmas) bring a wea...lth of influences to the band, which comes off like a cross between Spoon, Syd Barrett and a Phil Spector compilation. But more fun. After a handful of shambolic, jubilant London shows Singing Adams were booked for End Of The Road festival (where they were one of the surprise hits of the weekend) and the main stage at Green Man festival... and they look set for greater things.

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Wed 13
Magic Teapot presents…
Jane Taylor
plus support

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Thu 14
Lay-Z  Boi Music presents…
The Daydream Club
plus Martha Bean

The Daydream Club are a UK based duo. The members consist of North Eastern lass Paula Walker, who has toured internationally with hit percussion show 'Noise Ensemble', headlining Henley Festival and working with Luc Petit (Director of Cirque Du Soleil) and Midlands lad, Adam Pickering, a multi-instrumentalist and veteran of the band circuit. He has supported the likes of Sam Sparro, The Wombats, Sneaky Sound System, Tinchy Stryder, DJ Yoda and Felix B (Basement Jaxx) with various bands. Adam has also been gaining respect for his remixes under the alias Lenny Picko, including; 'Warrior' Magic Wands, 'Manifesto' and 'Die Tonight' Defend Moscow and 'Something Golden' Le Corps Mince De Françoise.

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Fri 15
Xander Promotions presents
Rockin' Ronnie & The Bendy Triad Ruperts

If you're old enough to remember Ronnie and the Bendy Ruperts from the dim and distant past this is a gig you won't want to miss. Filled with classic numbers such as Van Morrisons “Brown Eyed Girl” belted out in original style by a man who definitely hasn’t mellowed with age!!

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Sat 16
Xander Promotions presents…
£7adv £9door
SEYES have done what many considered impossible by re-creating the live sound of Classic YES.  They bring you the trademark three part harmony vocals led by the natural alto voice of front man Phil Bernia covering Jon Anderson note for note. Instrumentally SEYES aim high reproducing the complex styles and sounds of Squire, Howe, Wakeman and White respectively.  Over two hours of  the best Classic Prog Rock.

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Sun 17
Stevie Jones presents…
Paul Liddell

£4adv £5 door
plus Tautus Roks and Jonny Martin

“A very good album from a highly talented singer/songwriter/musician” – Maverick Magazine; “Glittering nuggets of irresistible folk-pop gold” – The Crack Magazine; “Hard to compare to other musicians... Liddell does it so well that you overlook the rest” – East Magazine



Mon 18
Outsider Promotions presents…
Ben Howard
plus support


Tue 19
Patrick Duff (Strangelove)
£6adv £7door
plus support

In the 90s Patrick Duff was the singer in Strangelove; the Bristol alternative band who released three critically-acclaimed albums on Parlophone EMI. After Strangelove, Patrick travelled the world, playing his songs in festivals and working with other musicians; most notably a collaboration with an 81-year-old woman, African storyteller and musician Madosini, with whom he lived and worked in the townships of Capetown South Africa.On his return in 2005 Duff’s first recorded solo album 'Luxury Problems' featuring members of Portishead, Spiritualised and Suede was released on EMI's legendary Harvest label.


Wed 20
Guitar Heroes presents…
Geoff Overon, Mike Pruden, Al Samsone, Andy Wales, Nick Whitfield


Thu 21
Greenbird Promotions presents…
Kris Drever
plus Pilgrim’s Way
One third of folk superstars Lau, Kris Drever has a parallel solo career, having released the acclaimed albums Black Water and Mark The Hard Earth. An outstanding guitarist, he has worked with Kate Rusby, Eddi Reader and Julie Fowlis and also as part of the trio Drever McCusker Woomble. At The Musician he will be playing with Irish banjo player Eamon Coyne and playing songs from all areas of his career, including from his new album recorded with Coyne, Honk Tout Suite.

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Fri  22
Twin Lizzy
£6adv £7door
plus Remedy



Sat  23
OBS (callback heat)

£5 with flyer


Sun 24
Forty Tenth Promotions presents….
Red Shoes
£6adv £8door
plus Green Diesel and Cobbled Together
Red Shoes are Carolyn and Mark Evans, an acoustic folk duo from Birmingham. They are the perfect example that the talent, the substance, and the songs will find a way. And they have. It’s an enlightening story of hope, optimism, and burning ambition. It’s two performers who have paid their life dues, and have something unfulfilled: a great talent that deserves to be shared.

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Tue 26
Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces
£7 adv £9 door
Giles Robson and The Dirty Aces are fast rising stars on the UK and international music scenes. Robson first came to the attention of the UK national press in 2010 when backing blues legend Muddy Waters’ eldest son Mud Morganfield. At a packed show in central London, The Daily Express praised his “Exquisite harmonica” and The Dirty Aces were described as “Virtuosi”. The Express’s Paul Stewart stated that Robson could “Possibly be the best harmonica player on the blues scene today.”


Wed 27
Kent DuChaine
plus D.J's Blues Bar

Kent Duchaine's musical nomadic life started over thirty years ago in Minnesota where he played with Kim Wilson before Wilson moved to Texas to form the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Kent honed his guitar skills playing with Lazy Bill Lucas, Boogie Woogie Red, Luther Tucker, Big Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Burns and Margie Evans. In the early 1990's he spent three years traveling and playing with the legendary bluesman Johnny Shines. Duchaine's guitar playing is rooted in the styles of Robert Johnson, Lightning Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, Bukka White and Elmore James. He has a ferociously wild slide technique that exudes a frenzied power and he can switch gears in the wink of an eye to play some beautiful acoustic melodies.


Thu 28
Harvey Andrews

plus support

Harvey Andrews is one of the country's most renowned and popular singer-songwriters. He began his singer/songwriter career in 1964, rapidly abandoning his training as a school teacher when he turned full-time pro in 1966. He has released 15 albums of his own songs and many have been recorded by other artists, including Mary Hopkin and Christy Moore. He made his acting debut in the musical 'Go and Play up your Own End' in 1998 for which he wrote the songs. After 40 years his voice is as fresh as it ever was, his writing just as insightful and nuanced, and his stories funnier than ever. A great all-round entertainer.


Fri 29
Xander Promotions presents…
Dr Feelgood
£15adv £18door

From 1971 to lead vocalist Lee Brilleaux's untimely death in 1994, Dr. Feelgood never left the road, playing hundreds of gigs every year. Throughout their career, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving Stonesy rock & roll behind. Their devotion to the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base and their sweaty live shows are legendary. Whilst the group's stripped-down, energetic sound paved the way for English punk rock in the late '70s, their back-to-basics style was ultimately overshadowed by the dominance of punk and new wave in the '80s. Since Brilleaux's death the remaining members of the last Feelgood's line-up have continued to tour regularly and maintain the legacy of their legendary former front man.

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Sat 30
OBS (first semi-final)

£5 with flyer



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