Fri 1
Larry Miller Band
plus Jack Of Hearts Band
Having played alongside the likes of Thunder, Ian Gillan, Climax Blues Band, Peter Green and Walter Trout Larry Miller is fast becoming the UK's top Blues Guitarist. “Fantastic, world class guitarist” - Bluesrockers, USA. “Highly impressive - A total victory” - Kerrang. “His guitar playing is simply mesmerising” - Bluesmatters UK. “The best 'in-yer-face' rock band around` The Guardian.“A natural successor to Rory Gallagher and Alvin Lee” - International Encyclopaedia Of Rock. “A blues rock power house.” - The Guardian. “Entertainment with a capital E.” - Blues In Britain.
Sat 2

Kyla Brox Band
£8adv £10door
She's the daughter of legendry 60’s multi instrumentalist Victor Brox (Victor Brox Blues Train, Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Peter Green) and it’s not surprising that Kyla is steeped in the blues tradition and started out playing in her father's band. The past few years have seen her star shining bright with both Blues Matters and Blues In Britain featuring her on their front covers.
Sun 3
Prost Aid Fundraiser (12-7pm)
Mon 4
Tue 5

With A Story
plus Firefall, Fall of Jupiter, The Fores

After playing their first ever show at The Musician two years ago, their returning with a brand new EP, and a brand new sound! "This is one exciting band and what sells them is their ability to knock out really good 2-step songs. Memorable lyrics, equally memorable medodies, delivered with a generous slice of classic rock riffs. These guys are a highly talented band with a great future ahead of them."

Wed 6

Deadstring Brothers
£8adv £9door
plus Ambose Tompkins
It may be surprising to hear Americana coming from Detroit, a city known for Iggy Pop, Motown and The MC5. But frustration and regret have always been present in great country music and from its bombed-out inner city to its sterile suburbs, Detroit has its share too. Not unlike Exile-era Stones, the band delivers a sound that draws on the melancholy of country and the abandon of rock and blues. Their songs are rooted in the storytelling traditions of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, whilst their melodies reveal the influence of The Band and Gram Parsons.
Thu 7

Nick Harper
plus support
Son of the legendary Roy Harper, Nick been playing the guitar at the age of ten, surrounded by the likes of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour, so it was no surprise that Nick made his recording debut on his father's ‘Whatever Happened to Jugula?’ album. Now a superlative singer-songwriter in his own right, his soulful voice and passionate songs are matched by his awesome guitar playing and marathon live performances.

Fri 8
The Beautiful Sound (Beautiful South Tribute)
The Beautiful Sound are a Nottingham based six peice tribute to the Beautiful South. The band formed in January 2006 with the intention of becoming not A tribute, but THE tribute to Hull's finest. With their attention to detail and astounding musicianship, many believe they're on the right track. Add to that, fabulous vocal harmonies and top quality instrumentation, they are a band with appeal to anyone who appreciates well world class songwriting.
Sat 9
Joanne Shaw Taylor
plus Peacemaker
Producer and Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart discovered Joanne when he saw her playing at an event hosted by UB40 and his reaction was as follows;- “I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world, RL Burnside in Memphis, John Lee Hooker in New York, but I have never heard a British white girl playing the blues guitar so deep and passionate. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end”.
Sun 10
MIND Comedy Fundraiser (2pm to 5pm)
feat. Rob Gee & more
Mon 11
Tue 12

Michael Weston King
plus support

Wed 13


Thu 14
The Expatriate Game
£7adv £8door
feat. Duck Baker
- guitar, Maggie Boyle - voice & flute, Ben Paley - fiddle
An inspired combination of three great performers, performing Irish and American traditional music.  "....beautiful music, beautifully played....Ben and Maggie have the ability to do more than just engage your critical acclaim; they can ignite your emotions or break your heart slowly if they choose and the fabulous Baker boy has the surgical skill and technique, the wit and the musical charm to stitch it all back together again."  - Neil Dalton. “three of the finest musicians you are ever likely to hear lap back and forward across the Atlantic with consummate ease” - Living Tradition.
Fri 15
The Mekons
plus support
The Mekons were born to punk parents from the belly of rock’n’roll 25 albums and 30 long and hard years ago. These twisted folk have laughed more laughs, cried more tears and writ more tunes than you can shake a stick at, whilst building a reputation as one of the very best live bands on the planet. Now the sinnin' and prayin' mekons return to their UK roots for 3 very special 30th anniversary concerts. “The Mekons have earned a reputation for the best live show around- an out of control party bursting with razor sharp wit and bouncy, rubber band rock. They're the best kept secret in rock’n’roll and you'll love 'em.” Interview magazine.
Sat 16
Ivan Brackenbury
£6adv £7door
plus support
Inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is the creation of comedian Tom Binns. He created Brakenbury early in his career, and the character appeared on Radio 1, Virgin and GLR, before being rested as Binns developed his own radio career. Brakenbury was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, where he was nominated for the IF comedy prize for the best show, and his roadshow, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit.
Sun 17
Mon 18
Tue 19
Robert Gordon & Chris Spedding
£12adv £15door
plus The Red Sharks and The Drugstore Cowboys
Back in the disco and arena rock era, Robert Gordon put a fist through the heart of the music industry with his rockabilly hit, "Red Hot." Now reunited with guitar ace Chris Spedding for the first time in twenty years, Robert is back to spread the gospel and shake things up again. Together Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding are nothing short of explosive. "This music is not a museum piece," Gordon declares " This is how I feel."
Wed 20
Alan Prosser (Oysterband)
£7adv £8door
plus support
Those who encounter him as part of the Oysterband, know only one part of Alan's Prossers playing. He was once part of a collective of experimenters who one day would be playing medieval music for banquets, next delving into the mysteries of the North Carolina Ramblers or the Mississippi Mud Steppers, and the next trying to fathom how the great English players - Davy Graham, John Martyn, Bert Jansch and Martin Carthy - managed to do that on their guitars. From Coley Jones to Nic Jones in one giant step.
Thu 21
The Toy Hearts
plus The Smokey Grass Mountain Boys
The Toy Hearts are a Birmingham based bluegrass band fronted by sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson. Their instrumental backing combines spectacularly well with the girls harmony vocals. Unlike some European bluegrass bands The Toy Hearts add to the tradition by writing their own material. Good bluegrass hits the spot and this hits the spot like the kick from a surprised mustang.
Fri 22
It’s time to get horny with Leicester’s top ranking ska band Kingsize who play foot-stompin’, house rocking Kingsized arrangements of the finest original Jamaican ska sounds. Their style draws heavily on the classic Studio One song catalogue and traditional big band sounds of ‘60s ska.
Sat 23
Steve Gibbons
£8adv £10door
If you appreciate really hard, loud rock and roll Steve Gibbons is still your man. A guy who's kept his faith through thick and thin. Having reached his commercial peak in '78 when Tulane reached the Top 10, Steve is still rockin' as hard today. It's hard to define his approach, it's not country, nor blues, nor soul. He builds things consistently throughout his set, reaching high points that are all the more effective and satisfying for that. Virtually every other band on the planet could learn a lesson from his approach. His group specialises in slow burn rather flash fire and can put a pitbull sized bite onto a groove like say, Little Feat, The Meters or going back even further, The Coasters.
Sun 24


Mon 25
Tue 26
£4adv £5door
plus Doghouse Roses
Invocal are a four piece female acoustic band that perform with cello, guitar, clarinet and four harmonious voices - described as having dark gypsy folk tugging from one side and an all out West End musical tugging from the other. Their songs tell tales of modern life - with caustic and bawdy humour, powerful and moving lyrics and (on most days) expert musical prowess. The band hail from Northampton, a Midlands town notable for its historical shoe industry and regular trains to London and have toured all over the UK and Republic of Ireland. They are enjoying a growing presence on the UK folk and acoustic scene, with followers favouring their genuine originality, humour, and great musicianship.
Wed 27
Leonard Cohen Songbook Night
Thu 28
Hijak Oscar
plus Gren Bartley
Fri 29

Bloodstock favorites Beholder perform all time greats by bands such as Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Alice In Chains. And this powerful five piece don't stop with old school metal classics either, they also storm through modern day, riff heavy tunes by the likes of Black Label Society Rammstein, Pantera and Drowning Pool. These guys work a crowd brilliantly and effortlessly tear through a set perfect for fans of classic metal.


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