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A word about our listings

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.


Therefore to avoid disappointment we recommend that you check these listing prior to setting out for your show especially if you are traveling any distance.



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A guide for Artists and Promoters

The quickest way to get yourself included in our listings is to send an email to rideout at once your gig is confirmed.


We also need you to do the following -


Put the name of the artist or band name along with the date of your show in the email subject line.


Attach a reasonable sized photograph. A 72dpi, jpeg, bigger than 200x200 pixels would be fine. Please don't email files over 1mb in size. If in doubt please drop us a line before sending. Let us have your web address so we can link to your site or Myspace page.


Send us some text. Whilst we are happy to tidy up spelling or grammar, we don't have the time to write or edit copy for you. Ideally we need a nice concise 'blurb' of between 75-100 words. Please don't send a three page biography, or else we are likely to bounce it back to you. If you have a selection of press quotes send what you have as we can usually easily compile something from them. There are plenty of examples of the sort of thing we need here on the site to help you out.


Please note - If you have played at The Musician before and we have text on file, we will continue to use use it for any subsequent listings unless you supply new copy.


If you spot any errors please send an email to paul at

Coming to The Musician in August



Mon 1

The City Acoustic Club



Tue 2

Teapot Wright presents…
Jason Ringenberg
plus The Breakdowns
“He still has that unbelievable energy level…high kicking around the stage like the 20 something country punk he once was, well still is really… as a protest singer there are few better and none more entertaining.” - Americana UK. “One of the most overlooked country rock pioneers still in the business… Ringenberg has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers of his generation.” - The Times.

For tickets visit -


Wed 3

£4adv £5door
plus Chris Warner Band
(Pronounced 'you're a sun') Urusen are one of the most exciting bands to emerge out of the UK alt-folk scene. 2010 saw the London-based band wow audiences at numerous festivals across the UK including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and 2000 Trees, cementing themselves as a festival favourite with their musicianship, heartfelt narratives, and exhilarating dedication to performance. They finished the year in the world famous Realworld Studios with producer Steve Osborne (Elbow, Doves, KT Tunstall, PJ Harvey) working on a new album which is slated for release in 2011.


Thu 4

Magic Teapot presents...
Ian McLagan
plus support
There is no other keyboardist in the history of rock & roll with a more stunning, voluminous résumé than Ian 'Mac' McLagan. He was one of the animating forces behind Faces and Small Faces and has toured and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Bragg just to name a few.

For tickets visit -


Fri 5

Blueswamp Southern

plus support


Sat 6
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Hell's Addiction
plus Ivy Mike and Jasper Jacks
Featuring members of De Sade and Forgotten Sun, Hell's Addiction are the rising stars of the Leicester music scene. Fronted by brothers Ben & Liam Sargent (vocals & guitar) and a backline of Forgotten Sun’s powerhouse drummer Luke Morley and De Sade’s bass extraordinaire Jay Green, the band promise (and deliver) an evening of loud, good-time classic rock!

For tickets and info please visit


Sun 7

Girls, Gifted and Blue presents...
Clare Free
Cherry Lee Mewis


Clare Free’s roots lie in the blues but her influences go way beyond the genre making her one of the most exciting new artists writing and performing in the blues world today.  A passionate, award nominated songwriter and a fabulous guitar player, Clare’s performances are fiery, exciting and heartfelt.

Cherry Lee Mewis is a five foot nothing, twenty four year old female singer song writer from North Wales with a power-house vocal delivery who has helped turn roots ‘n’ blues music into a cool, swinging fusion that’s both classic and yet contemporary.


Mon 8
The City Acoustic Club



Tue 9
Dutch Courage
plus Skint Narcotics and The Venice Notebooks


Wed 10

Steve Tilston and The Durbervilles
£8adv £10door
In this latest venture Steve Tilston teams up with established Yorkshire based alt country/folk quintet The Durbervilles to bring rootsy dynamism to the material. Many folk acts and bands including Fairport Convention have had success with Steve Tilston covers - now here is a chance to hear the writer himself in a band setting. So they are likely to be a certain hit on any festival stage. The Durbervilles song writing and four part harmony singing are also strengths which enhance their growing reputation and attracted Steve Tilston to the idea of this new partnership.



Thu 11

Leicester Fringe presents...
The Lysergic Suite
plus The Pennyhangers, Daylight Frequencies
2010 was a great year for The Lysergic Suite, and according to band founder Gren, things have only just started. The debut E.P "Ghosts On Crusade" which features the legendary Tom Meighan from Kasabian is out now and the band are now in the studio recording their debut album. Recorded in the bands own studio in Leicester, The E.P is a mix of dirge guitars and chemical synths... But then it would be, as it was mixed by Tim Holmes from "Death In Vegas" at The Contino Rooms, London. Contino was host to "Liam Gallagher" for Scorpio Rising and Iggy Pop for "Aisha". Expect the album August 2011 The album also features Jay Mahler (KASABIAN), and Tim Holmes (DEATH IN VEGAS) .


Fri 12
Private Party



Sat 13

The Jamm

Sun 14


Mon 15


Tue 16

Edd Lane & Tom Nicholas

plus The Downpage Liberation

Edd Lane is a solo folk/rock artist, with an arsenal of self-penned modern folk songs to get any crowd moving. Tom Nicholas is a folk/acoustic musician from Crafthole, Cornwall. Having played in a few local bands, he started playing solo at the age of 17 with a batch of self-penned songs. A lot of gigging, writing and rewriting ensued until now, a year later he released his debut EP.


Wed 17
Chris Conway - Not An Album Launch
Chris Conway has a new album "Time Traveller". However he doesn't like album launches - so he is planning on a mellow night of songs including some stunning new ones from Time Traveller, and some old favourites. Who is Chris Conway? Think David Crosby on a journey taking in Ireland, a jazz club, and Outer Space.


Thu 18
Holy Coves
£3adv £4 door
plus support
From the ashes of Holyhead shoegaze rockers The Lizzies, Holy Coves first began to blossom in spring 2009. The remaining duet of Scott Marsden and Jimmy Eggleton were intent on bringing fresh and innovative ideas to the new project. Both held similar influences, though the subtle differences between would soon help bring depth and originality to their sound, a fusion of driven amps and heavy distortion, welded with a psychedelic, pitch-shifting tremolo. Complimented by articulate song writing and meticulous structures, a blend of psych rock and sexy, sleazy rock ‘n’ roll emerged.


Fri 19

The Redlands Palomino Company

plus The Outwoods County Riders
In the ancient, forgotten days before the sudden rise of the UK Americana and country rock scene, The Redlands Palomino Company were working hard alongside The Arlenes and Grand Drive, doing their best to bring Cosmic American Music to a country still recovering from the last round of retro rock bands. And then, just as they had paved the way for those walking in their footsteps, and with two acclaimed albums to their name,The Redlands went away. "Life got in the way". "People had babies and dogs to walk". "Some of us moved to Gloucestershire!" are some of the excuses you'll hear today, but in truth, the band just spent way too much time recording their new - and definitely best - album, titled 'Don't Fade'.



Sat 20

Transmission (Joy Division tribute)
plus screening of ‘Control’


Sun 21
£4adv £5door
Liz Scattergood and Kate Easton


Mon 22
The City Acoustic Club



Tue 23
Serita Cheeks
£4adv £5door
plus Judith Ude
Serita Cheeks has been playing guitar for ten years and songwriting for the last nine. She participated in a band for the past two and a half years, but has moved on to performing solo because, “I just knew it was time to dive into my own stuff.” Her music is “soul and pop” – a mix between John Mayer and India Arie.


Wed 24
The Slowdown Boys
plus support
The Slowdown Boys are an established band who play a mixture of Old Time American, Bluegrass and early Country music.


Thu 25
Hendrix Night with

Rock Billy George & the Experience
Contributors welcome!


Fri 26
EQ Festival for Leicestershire AIDS Support
feat. Counteraction, Shapeshifter/Multimorph, Grace & The Magic Roots, Roger Pugh and Sleeping Through Rapture
(6:30pm til late)



Sat 27

Private party


Sun 28
plus Acoustic Souls
One of the finest funk/soul bands in the Midlands, 7Storeysoul were formed by soul fanatic Mark Poole in 2004 with the intention of playing those tunes with universal appeal that just don’t get played enough! The rule from the beginning was feelgood tunes only!!  Featuring the soulful vocals of Laura Hughes with added vocals, rhythm guitar and keys from Mark, the 7Storey sound is underpinned by a funky rhythm section with Mike Steward on bass & Chloe Kenna on drums. Enjoy a funk-filled night including Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, The Crusaders, Gil Scott Heron and The Jacksons, plus innovative funk originals. The night will also introduce Acoustic Souls, Laura & Mark’s new acoustic duo featuring a mix of acoustic classics & originals performed with a soulful, bluesy feel.


Mon 29


open mic for bands

Tue 30
Mazarine Blue
plus The Black Hills
Mazarine Blue (comprised of singer-songwriter Gordon King, formerly of Father Hen) are an Americana influenced alternative rock band. Described as if "Merle Haggard joined the Velvet Underground", Mazarine Blue's music veers between ethereal and delicate love songs to primal, almost unhinged rock. Drawing on their eclectic influences, and on the back of recording their soon to be released debut album and currently working on a project with various international film directors, Mazarine Blue offer something exciting and rewarding as a live band and on record.


Wed 31

Folk it presents...
The Daydream Club
plus The Papermen, Barricades Rise and Fay Brotherhood



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