Coming to The Musician in August
Fri 1
plus The Mile, Nimmisto, Subuded 
Green Day-esque, ska-punksters, Ictus, who having toured supporting the Specials Neville Staples are currently working on the follow up to their 2006 debut album Punk Rock For Girls.
Sat 2


Private Party
Sun 3
Mon 4
Tue 5
The Boll Weeviles
plus The 44’s

Hot new blues band with traditional values.
Wed 6

James Maddock & Friends
Born in Leicester, James Maddock refined his skills as a songwriter in London. A demo session at Abbey Road Studios came to the attention of Columbia Records in New York which enabled James to record his first album "Songs from Stamford Hill". James has toured with Train, Paula Cole, Meshell Ngegecello as well as headlined shows all over the states. He counts Bruce Springsteen ,Mike Scott.Paul Weller and Emmylou Harris amongst his fans.
Thu 7

Summer Sundae Fringe
feat. The Chairmen, Ugly Pop Stars, The Legion,
Greg Gent and Herra Hiero
The second official Summer Sundae Fringe is a week of live gigs, comedy stuff, bands and videos celebrating Leicester's finest. Running across the city, the gigs will be in a variety of venues, with a wide range of bands, artists, comedians, acts and promoters taking part. Official listings and how to get your fringe festival armband will be posted on the new festival website. Our evening is a little taster of the diversity and excitement to be found on our Summer Sundae festival stage.

Fri 8
Bob Dylan Day
A celebration of all things Bob.
Sat 9
Tony Alles Bluesville feat. Simon Faulks
plus Tantrum
With his deep, rich voice and skilful electric and acoustic guitar talent, local blues man Tony Alles shows his deep love and appreciation for the blues, bringing a fresh and innovative sound to the genre As well as original material, he reworks classic blues standards into funky, high octane shuffles. Tonights show will feature the stinging lead guitar work of Dawson Smith & The Dissenters guitarist Simon Faulks.
Sun 10
Mon 11
Tue 12


Wed 13

plus Out of Karma, Ashdown, and The Prince Bishops
Leicester's rising indiecore star band.

Thu 14
Heavens Basement
£4adv £5door
plus support
"Heaven’s Basement is dirty. It’s filthy. It’s sleazy. It’s gutter-rock by way of traditional heavy metal, and it’s straight-up awesome. Shirtless and coifed to the sky the band gets down and dirty and receives a boisterous reception for its troubles. Wearing its influences on bare arms (there’s a touch of Sabbath, a smidgen of the Crüe and more than a healthy portion of Axl Rose) it’s all snarling lyrics, melting solos and pure attitude. Terrific." - Alex Hambleton, DTA Music Review
Fri 15
The Platforms
Glam rock: An English phenomenon between 1971 and 1973. Glam was distinguished by the glittery, sparkly costumes of the performers and its' bouncy rock ‘n’ roll songs which would often be oozing sexual energy. Lyrical emphasis was often on teenage revolution (T. Rex’s - Children of the Revolution, Sweet’s - Teenage Rampage) as well as a strong leaning towards sexuality, decadence and fame. Glam performers often dressed androgynously in make up and glittery, outrageous costumes. Perceived sexual ambiguity was briefly in vogue. –, the on-line encyclopedia . The Platforms: The U.K.’s ultimate glam rock party band!
Sat 16
Simon Honeyboy Hickling
A world-class musician Simon ‘Honey Boy’ Hicklin’ is a blues harmonica ace with a hard earned and well-deserved international reputation. His subtle and fabulously expressive playing is grounded firmly in the ‘50s and ‘60s heyday of the Chicago and Gulf Coast styles of playing. With a tremendously experienced band backing him, Simon never fails to deliver anything less than a first-rate evenings entertainment and never lets good taste and soulfulness stifle a rockin’ night out.
Sun 17


Mon 18
Tue 19
Gallery 47
plus Joe Morrello
"A wonderfully executed three dimensional acoustic EP. Think OK Computer meets Grace, but hastily scribbled down by a teenage boy in the throws of some tremendous break-up - only far less melodramatic than that sounds. This record makes me many flavours of happy. - 4/5" -Rockfood Fanzine
Wed 20
Crooked Line
plus support
Superb rootsy covers band. Springsteen - Gin Blossoms.
Thu 21
The Blues Demons
plus support
Featuring Mick Ridgeway, Tony Alles & Bob Dayfield
Fri 22
Chris Warner Band
plus support
Never happier than when he’s sitting back and strumming guitar, this Leicester-born singer-songwriter naturally breaks away from the well-worn path of downbeat acoustic music, bringing a refreshing summer sound positively charged with life, love, sunshine and sharing good times. With live shows renowned for drawing in the crowds and sending them home singing, he is already confirmed for The Big Session & Summer Sundae festivals playing alongside Supergrass, Jose Gonzalez, The Coral and Seth Lakeman
Sat 23
Eddie & The Hot Rods
£10adv £12door
plus The Kinnells
The original British proto-punks Eddie and The Hotrods energetic rock and roll and r'n'b was a big hit on the London pub rock scene in the early ‘70s. They had three UK top 40 hits and a top 10 smash with 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'. Their other hits included "Teenage Depression" and "Quit This Town", whilst live they did credit to a number of classic covers such as Van Morrisons' "Gloria", Bob Segars' "Get Out Of Denver" and Sam The Shams’ "Woolly Bully".
Sun 24

PROSTaid/SANE charity all-dayer
feat. Ictus, Tracy Lee Collins, The Kinells, Morph, Fall Of Jupiter, Actionforce, Razmataz, Paper Planes, Sugarsnatch, Fingertrap, Andy Griffiths, Jake Manning, Andy Whittle, Dave Letts and Gypsy Arthur
All day charity even from twelve noon 'til midnight.

Mon 25
Tue 26

Jeffery Lewis
plus Peter Conway

Wed 27
Rory Ellis
plus Daryl Kirkland, Robin Grey
Rory Ellis is one of those quintessential Australian singer-songwriters with buckets of talent, heaps of stories to tell, and impossible to pigeonhole. He's got bluesman in him, some soul belter, red-dirt country and home-grown folkie. His songs tend to move at an amble, as if the man just won't be rushed. But songs such as Domestic Overload, Up Stumps and the splendid I'm Not Gone speak of a restless spirit.
Thu 28
plus support
Space rock

please note - Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla is cancelled.
Fri 29

The Drugstore Cowboys
plus Frank Gannon Trio
After barnstorming the Leicester City Blues and Riverside festivals the Drugstore Cowboys are back on home turf to deliver another dose of powerhouse roots rockabilly. Performing songs from their new cd Chop Poker the Cowboys are sure to unleash an explosive set guaranted to flip ya wig!  Featuring members of jump blues combo ‘The Blue Flames’  The Frank Gannon trio bring their hybrid sound of ‘60s garage, surf and rockabilly to Leicester for the first time.

Sat 30

Twinn Lizzy

The UKs leading Thin Lizzy tribute band.

Sun 31   Weekend Warriors Alldayer

2pm till 9pm

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