Download a flyer

Should need to print a copy of this months listings, you can download a copy of our regular flyer by clicking the PDF icon.


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 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

Coming to The Musician in Febuary



Tue 2
Musician 10th Birthday Party
feat.The Buccaneers, Andy Griffiths and Tony Alles

Tonight the Musician Venue celebrates its 10th anniversary and we would like to invite all of our friends and supporters to come down and share the occasion with us. Live music will be provided by the Buccaneers, Andy Griffiths and Tony Alles, and if that is not enough to tempt you, entry is free! Please come down and help us make it a birthday to remember!


Wed 3
The Bittersweets
£7adv £8door
plus support


Thu 4
The Drugstore Cowboys
plus Produkty and The Footstompers
The Drugstore Cowboys are back to deliver another dose of powerhouse roots rockabilly. Performing songs from their latest cd Chop Poker The Cowboys are sure to unleash an explosive set guaranted to flip ya wig!


Fri 5


plus Ictus plus Skam, Neon Sarcastic, Junior Fencing Club


Sat 6

Cancer Care For Children Fundraiser
feat. The Dead Rockstars and Steve Faulkner
All proceeds to LRI Child Oncology Ward 27 & CLIC Sargent.


Sun 7

Acoustic Aid: Haiti Earthquake Appeal fundraiser

Haiti Earthquake Appeal fundraiser featuring some of Leicester's finest acoustic acts.


Tue 9
Jackie Leven
plus Kevin Hewick
A firm Musician favourite, Jackie is a truly unique artist, whose vocal prowess and ability to tackle huge subjects, whilst crafting songs of exquisite, soulful Celtic mysticism, is comparable to only Van Morrison. However unlike Van, Jackie has a wicked sense of humour and his anecdotes are legendary. Not only that, he is an amazing percussive guitar player to boot.


Wed 10
Greenbird Promotions presents...
Steve Knightley
£11adv £13door
plus Jenna
Steve Knightley needs little introduction to fans of roots and acoustic music.  With Show of Hands, his duo with Phil Beer, described as “one of the great English bands” by Peter Gabriel, he has produced some of the finest and most popular acoustic music of the last decade and more.  Songs like Country Life and Cousin Jack have become contemporary classics and their shows are sell-outs wherever they go.  Steve has also released two solo albums, Track Of Words and Cruel River, and this will be the first opportunity to see him in Leicester performing songs from those albums as well as Show of Hands material.

For tickets and more info visit -


Thu 11
Cheeseweasel Promotions &

Xander Promotions present…

Nazareth SOLD OUT
plus Mark Pascall
£16 adv / £18 door
1975's Hair of the Dog established Nazareth as an internationally popular hard rock band. Featuring their revamped version of the Everly Brothers' "Love Hurts," the album sold over a million copies in the U.S. Until the end of the '70s, the band continued successfully as a quartet, releasing a series of Top 100 albums. Despite line-up changes including the tragic death of drummer Darrell Sweet in 1999, the core of the band remains to this day with gravel throated front-man Dan McCafferty and bassist Pete Agnew leading Nazareth into their 42nd year on the road. An unmissable chance to see a legendary band at such an intimate venue!

For tickets and more info visit -


Fri 12
Leicester Comedy Festival.
John Cooper Clarke SOLD OUT
plus support

John Cooper Clarke is the Bard of Salford. The unique rapid fire delivery of his poems, alongside razor sharp gags and
tales of the absurd or just hilarious, have created a live career lasting over 30 years. He first toured with Be-Bop Deluxe on their 1977 U.K. tour and has never looked back. During the punk era he provided perfect show support for Buzzcocks, Joy Divison, The Fall and many others. Earning him the mantle of the “Punk poet”. In reality his poems were a mixture of gritty northern realism mixed with an original humour that can’t be emulated.


Sat 13
Talulah Blue presents…
Amour Burlesque SOLD OUT
feat. Cat Aclysmic, Daisy De Lux, Lola Pops
with music from The Gadjos and The Credit Crunchers
Talulah Blue and The Muscian collaberate for a love themed roaring 1920’s Comedy Burlesque night jam packed with entertainment! With flapper style acts on stage and Valentines themed Comedy Burlesque dances, that will have you giggling for hours after the show! An old school Jazz band to warm you up and a variety of acts throughout the night. So all you gangsters and Molls come along and get your toes-a-tapping and you hands-a-clapping while our gorgeous show girls put some


Sun 14
Jonatha Brooke
£7adv £8door
plus support
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.


Tue 16
Leicester Comedy Festival
Bedlam! – Mental Health Benefit Show
£1adv £3door

Featuring Rob Gee, Tim Sayers and others
This show will feature a host of top comedy acts, with comics who suffer with Mental health problems and those who don’t. You spot the difference. All proceeds of this event will go to finance the highly successful ‘BrightSparks Comedy asylum’.


Wed 17
Leicester Comedy Festival
Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden SOLD OUT
plus Banjo Dez
Barry is a household name (like Domestos and Cif) famed for his legendary comedy writing alongside performing
his classic standup. Ronnie, former lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with seminal late 70s cult rock band Fabulous Poodles, also works as a standup. The live show features Barry’s formidable collection of one-liners and tall stories alongside Ronnie’s versatile musicianship and awesome array of musical impressions. Their comic songs take in the unlikeliest of themes – assisted suicide, mobile phone frustrations, freedom passes and....John Prescott!


Thu 18

Leicester Comedy Festival
Les Barker
£8adv £9door
plus Arnold Bolt
Les Barker writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he’s now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He’s written 77 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don’t quite believe what they’ve just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two.


Fri 19
Magic Teapot presents…
Los Campesinos! SOLD OUT
plus Swanton Bombs and Islet
Los Campesinos! (translates as farmers, or peasants, or something) are a seven-piece formed at Cardiff University. Their debut album is a riotous cacophony of perfectly sculpted indie boisterousness. Los Campesinos! leap from the speakers, slap you hard in the face, smile, and invite you to join their party This band are important, and have reinvigorated an increasingly stale indie music scene single-handedly. Los Campesinos! sound like a band who are bursting to make as much noise as possible. That creativity and melodic brilliance bursts out of them and makes that ambition an exhilarating experience.

For tickets and more info visit -


Sat 20
Xander Promotions presents…
£8adv £10door
plus Enraged
Mentallica have earned a reputation as Europe's top Metallica tribute. Playing across Europe and at some of the UK's top Biker shows such as Wozwolf and The Rock & Blues Custom Show and at major venues and Universities.  Mentallica continue into their 11th year with no signs of let up in the touring and their high energy shows. But don't take our word for it, See for yourself and experience the energy of their performances which not only replicates the sound of Metallica but carries the spirit of the band with it! These guys live and breathe it… and so will you!


Sun 21

Amp presents...
Tommy Tiernan
Multi-award winning Irish superstar comic Tommy Tiernan will take to the stage at the 2010 Leicester Comedy Festival. A fearless force of energy, Tiernan is inspiring and one of the few comics to take his audience on a genuine emotional journey elevating the soul through rich, honest laughs. Tiernan has an instinctive way of crafting words to bring his anecdotes to vivid life and make the jokes truly resonate. Fresh from a sell out runs in Montreal’s “Just For Laughs”, Boston, Chicago & New York, & his 3rd appearance on Letterman. Tiernan’s shows are high intensity, high octane, a no holds barred roller coaster ride as Tommy continues his constant interrogation of the big ideas - Sex, Religion, Family through the lens of his quirks, personal demons and sense of outrage. To spend time in this man’s company is an unmissable treat.


Tue 23
Outsider promotions presents...

The Rumble Strips


plus support


Wed 24
Leicester College Acoustic Night
feat. Rokhsan and Erin WIlliams


Thu 25
Martin Carthy
plus Gren Bartley
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.  Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels is the latest.


Fri 26
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Bad Appetite
plus Decadenze and Snakeskin
Bad Appetite are the rising stars of the Leicester rock scene. This three piece, made up of brothers Matt (vocals/guitar) and Dan Lonsdale (drums) and James Plimmer (bass guitar) are inspired by their heroes AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin and the like. Relentlessly gigging in pursuit of their dream of reaching the big time, you can only believe they will come out on top. It's all big riffs and raw rock n' roll; they play with a maturity that belies their years and it's good fun from start to end. Welcome to the rock show...

For tickets and more info visit -


Sat 27

Raptor Captor
plus Winters and Wicked Messengers

£2adv £3door


Sun 28
The Acoustic Collection
£8adv £10door
plus support
Jonny Miller, Keith Buck, Chris Lloyd and Peter Anderson, four members of the worlds most authentic Eagles tribute band TALON, perform a selection of contemporary acoustic classics by James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Eric Clapton, Crosby Stills & Nash, Michael Jackson, The Eagles and many more…



Content © The Musician
Site design and maintenance Mohawk Visuals