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.

Not listed?
A guide for Artists and Promoters

The quickest way to get yourself included in our listings is to send an email to musician at mohawkvisuals.com 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 musician at mohawkvisuals.com.

  Coming to The Musician in February
Sun 1
Ann Scott
£4adv £5door
plus Stevie Jones & Mark Gill, One Town Over and Amy Wyke

Dublin songwriter Ann Scott has an instantly identifiable voice with a musical armoury consisting of arrange of left-field guitars, newfangled synths, detuned mandolas and some quirky ideas on how to go about playing them .Her debut album 'Poor Horse' was voted into the Hotpress musicians' poll of Ireland 's top 100 albums ever. She has guested on records for Kila, David Kitt and Mark Geary and received praise in the UK on XFM, BBC1 and BBC 6. This will be an intimate acoustic show not to be missed from one of Ireland's most spellbinding and original new talents.
Mon 2
Tue 3
Matt Andersen
£6adv £7door

plus Marcus Bonfanti
An enigmatic personality and larger than life showman, Canadian Matt Andersen has been earning fervent reaction from audiences across the globe these last few years. Matt's sprawling blues, roots, rock hybrid with his soulful voice and dynamic guitar style has sparked a phenomenal buzz back home in Canada. Matt has also toured the U.S. and Europe with America, Randy Bachman, Bo Diddley, Little Feat and a host of others.

Wed 4

Leonard Cohen songbook night
feat. Ken Willson

Thu 5
Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching
plus support
From Loughborough come Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley, playing an aromatic hotpot of folk, world and blues styles. A young folk award finalist in 2003, Tom plays fiddle with unique flair, adding depth and context to their material. Gren is simply a superstar of finger style guitar in the making, leaving audiences flabbergasted with the speed and control of his picking.
Fri 6
Sack Sabbath
plus Blood Orange
Sat 7

Leicester Comedy Festival
Mitch Benn & The Distractions
“Is it a gig or a comedy show? So musically adept are Mitch Benn and the Distractions, and so droll their parodies, you get the best of both worlds. From U2 to Guns N' Roses to Lloyd Webber, each transformation is funnier to than the last. The set divides between original comic songs and direct send-ups and when the spoof tunes begin, the audience are in his thrall. There's something liberating about seeing icons toppled, about seeing their styles so blithely replicated. And the exactitude of the imitations is sublime. Best of all is Eminem's Macbeth, in which Malcolm "comes back to attack the Mac with a pack of Sassenachs". Benn is neither slim nor shady, but as this showstopper proves, he's the real deal.” - The Guardian.
Sun 8
Leicester Comedy Festival
Dead Comics Society presents
Bill Hicks vs Richard Pryor

£2adv £3door
Mon 9
Tue 10
Leicester Comedy Festival
MIND Comedy Fundraiser
featuring Rob Gee and others
Wed 11


Smokey Grass Mountain Boys

Please note - Scott Law is cancelled due to ill health.

Thu 12
Mark Thomas - SOLD OUT
A performer since 1985, Mark Thomas has toured the UK and abroad, has made seven series of his own show for Channel 4, worked as a comic, an activist and a writer. He still just about has a regular column in the New Statesman magazine. One of the few stand-ups still to carry the political standard of alternative comedy, Mark, is essentially an observational comic – only his observations tend to revolve around the crusading anti-corporate, anti-greed investigations he undertakes.
Fri 13
Larry Miller Band
plus Badlands
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 14

Talulah Blue presents…
Valentines in Paris:
A Valentines Night Burlesque Bonanza

£6adv £7door
feat. Anna Fur Laxis, Harlequin,
The Hot Club of Leicester and Jet Set
Headlining is the stunning Anna Fur Laxis performing playful two comedic Burlesque acts that will have you giggling all evening. We also have the lovely Harlequin doing two acts, one of which is a beautiful dance with huge ostrich feather fans. We have music from the gypsy jazz band Hot Club of Leicester along with a DJ and a dance floor. So whether you are a traditional vixen or a vintage lover, a glamour kitten or a rockabilly rebel you are all welcome to this night of fun and frolics!

Sun 15
Mon 16
Tue 17
Acoustic Blues All Stars
Wed 18
Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets)
plus Kevin Hewick

Tom Hingley is the ex-frontman and songwriter of one of the most influential bands to come out of Manchester, The Inspiral Carpets Originally from Abingdon in Oxford, he moved to Manchester in 1984 and formed the band Too Much Texas and worked collecting glasses at The Hacienda. Joined Inspiral Carpets in 1989 and gave Noel Gallagher his first job. He left The Inspirals in 1995 after twenty top 40 hits to start a solo career. His current band The Lovers were formed in 2001.

Thu 19
Featuring the music CSNY & Joni Mitchell
Fri 20
Noasis (Oasis tribute)

Sat 21
Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

Hailed as Europe’s foremost blues harmonica exponent, Paul Lamb has won countless awards, sold record-breaking quantities of albums and performed the world over with his long-standing musical compatriots The Kingsnakes. “Better than the opposition from whatever side of the Atlantic they come.” - Blueprint. “They play blues in the same way Brando used to straddle a Triumph. Lazily, cocksure and coolly aggressive.” - Blues & Rhythm.
Sun 22
Summer Sundae Showcase
feat. Ruberlaris, The Flamonics, The Midbeats, Buenos Aires and Dumbfound

Mon 23
Tue 24
Jonatha Brooke
plus Lisa Deville
The music of Jonatha Brooke is probably best described by one of her lyrics "I feel the steady pull of things that I can't see and I like it." Her music draws you in, an irresistible combination of intelligent arrangements and eloquent lyrics delivered by a great voice. Originally from Boston, Jonatha has a series of critically acclaimed albums to her credit. She showcases her engaging lyrics that will lift your soul and tear your heart out.
Wed 25

A Benefit for Peter Case
Crosby Tyler

plus Jinski
Three times Grammy nominated Americana singer Peter Case was recently, unexpectedly taken ill and has undergone double heart by-pass surgery. Rather than cancel Peter’s February tour, friend and protégé Crosby Tyler has stepped into honor the dates and raise funds for Peter’s massive medical bills. The pair met in a Santa Monica guitar shop, with Peter being immediately struck by the quality of Crosby’s songs. Peter recently produced Crosby’s debut album ’10 Songs of America Today’ which is making waves on the Euro Americana Chart and has been winning rave reviews since it’s release in December. So come on out and lend a hand to one of the genres truly great songwriters and witness the debut U.K. tour of one of the scene’s hottest emerging talents, a performer that Peter himself compares to - “William Burroughs leading a campfire sing-a-long”.

Thu 26
The Acoustic Collection
£7adv £8door
plus support 

Johnny Miller, Keith Buck, Chris Lloyd, and Pete Anderson four members of the worlds most authentic Eagles Tribute band Talon, perform a sellection of contemporary acoustic classics by James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, John Denver, The Eagles and many more.
Fri 27
Nine Below Zero
£12adv £14door
Having formed in the postpunk years, Nine Below Zero have spent three decades playing a sturdy, robust, very British strain of blues from an era when R&B meant Alexis Korner and Dr Feelgood rather than Beyoncé or Rihanna. Frontman Dennis Greaves, with his rasping vocals and stinging guitar work, is joined by fellow-founder Mark Feltham on harmonica and a driving rhythm section of Gerry McAvoy (bass) and Brendan O’Neill (drums). Their gigs are energetic affairs: non-stop, no-frills, thrill-a-minute parties
Sat 28
Ann Duggan Band
plus Groucutt & Haynes
The Ann Duggan band is renowned both locally and nationally as one of the country's most endearing and hard working performers. Ann and her band have worked with some great musicians and continue to do so. They will thrill you with their own style of country, folk and rock, played with a powerful combination of energy, melody and lyricism.


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