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Coming to The Musician in February



Tue 1
Greenbird Promotions presents…
plus Sam Walter

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Wed 2
Markus Reeves (album launch)
plus Grace & The Magic Roots,
Sally Hossack and Bob Spencer
plus others tba

Markus Reeves has his references, roots and sound shaped by Weller, Strummer and Neil Young, but shades them with shadowy small hours close-mic moments of Nick Cave and Johnny Cash. The new album ‘Exactly What I’m Thinking’ continues this trip, adding more musicians but keeping the dirty, minimal, raw feel that he is loved for. ‘Planet
Mondo blog 2010’ Tonights album launch see’s local artists he has collaborated with performing short solo sets before joining Markus onstage for a run though of his new album. 50 copies with extra tracks will be available on this night only.


Thu 3
Roddy Woomble
£12 door
plus support


Fri 4
The Modfathers


Sat 5
Xander Promotions presents…

Got the need for more Metallica than you can get? Well here's your fix. MENTALLICA. This band has TOTAL respect for Metallica and have set out to recreate the raw, intense experience of seeing Metallica live. 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 with no signs of let up in the touring and their high energy shows. These guys live and breathe Mentallica... and so will YOU...

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Sun 6
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Ian D. Montfort

£7adv £9door
Doors 5pm

Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Ivan Brackenbury 
£7adv £9door
Doors 7.30pm


Tue 8
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Andrew O’Neill

I’m vegan, as you can tell by the fact that I have a lithe, sinewy body. I’m a heterosexual transvestite, as you can tell by the fact that I wear female clothes and fancy girls. I’m not a goth. This is an understandable error, but there is a difference between a metaller who cross-dresses and a goth. And if need be I will fight you to demonstrate that difference. I’ve got nothing against goths. Some of my best friends are goths. Their food is lovely and they have natural rhythm.


Wed 9
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Luke Wright
£7adv £9door
Luke Wright has been hailed as performance poetry's key revivalist. He is a regular on BBC Radio 4's Sony Award-winning Saturday Live and wrote the Grierson Award-nominated Seven Ages of Love for Channel 4.

'The best young performance poet around' - The Observer;
'Comic, acute, rhythmic eulogies to modern life' - The Independent; "He must be on some kind of dope" - John Cooper Clarke; “Cool Poems” - Patti Smith.



Thu 10
The Acoustic Collection
£8adv £10door
plus Table Nine


Fri 11
Xander Promotions presents…
£8adv £10door
plus support

Anyone seeing and hearing Quill in concert will wonder at the magic of the performance! Quill have developed a unique musical style that has captured many varied influences, plying Celtic folk hued Fleetwood Mac-ish rock before the Corrs were invented. The artistry of guitar and violin harmonies is complimented by five vocal harmonies producing an exciting dynamic sound.Quill's repertoire includes many time-honoured classics, performed with energy and enthusiasm and their original material blends perfectly. A stunning entertaining stage show, equal to any world class act!

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Sat 12
Calendar Live fundraiser presents...
The Holy Coves
plus The Stiggz, The James Lewis Band,
Hewick,Haynes & James


Sun 13
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011

and Talulah Blue presents...
Valentines Comedy Burlesque
£8adv £10door
feat. Bam Bam Blue, Hettie Heart Ache, Constance Peach

plus live music from Mellow Baku

Whether your in a couple or out with friends you will have an amazing time with Talulah Blue on 13th Feb at The Musician!! Featuring comedy Burlesque from, Bam Bam Blue performing her unicorn act with her combination of offbeat & ridiculous humour drizzled with classic sensuality. Hettie Heart Ache with her classic style and cheeky cheesecake acts and Constance Peach with her hilarious Duchess act, all including some truely extravagant costumes to excite your eyes!! Sensual tones from singer Mellow Baku to get you in the mood this Valentines!! As always lovely atmosphere with quality live music, and girlies on stage that'll make your heart race!! Dress: Sexy Starlets and Classic Burlesque - boys get your blazers and hats braces on!




Tue 15
Stevie Jones presents…
Well-Mad Global Cycle Challenge Fundraiser
Feat. Stevie Jones & The Wildfires, Jay Leighton, Natalie Squance, Cosserat, Cheating On George, Sugarbeat
On April 2nd 2011, at 10.00 am, Leicester cyclist Ian Reeds shall be leaving Paris on a solo round the world cycle ride, to raise £100,000 in aid of MS and cancer research. To support Ian Stevie has lined up a top night of music including a set from his own band The Wildfires. Should be a cracking night with a raffle and a talk from Ian about his journey ahead.


Wed 16
Gateway College Night


Thu 17
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Barry Cryer & Ronnie Golden
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.


Fri 18
Leicester Comedy Festival 2011
Tim Key
“He’s a genius plain and simple.” - TIME OUT. “The appeal of the show is in this off-kilter ambience, and in the beauty that peeps through the silliness” - THE GUARDIAN. “An indefinably crackers hour”- THE INDEPENDENT. “In any other sphere apart from comedy, we’d probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius” - THE TELEGRAPH. “Wielding a crowbar, Key is foremost a brilliant showman” – THE STAGE. Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, 2009


Sat 19
The Hamsters
Jimi Hendrix 40th Anniversary Memorial Concert
£10adv £12door

Sun 20
Or, The Whale
£7adv £8door
plus That's Not Me
Voices everywhere, caught again in the devil’s snare,” belts lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Robins of San Francisco-based Or, the Whale on the second song of the band’s newest album. The song, “Datura,” is a rollicking ode to the hallucinogenic properties of jimson weed, but could just as easily be a description of the band itself. Their soaring vocal harmonies and inspired guitar riffs yield a fiendishly potent listening experience, which may even provoke your own hallucinations.


Mon 21
Lay-Z Boi Music presents…
Polly & The Billets Doux
£6adv £7door
plus Hi and Lo

Polly & The Billets Doux debut album was featured in ‘The Word’ Magazine’s Best New Music, they have also been championed by Bob Harris & Terry Wogan on Radio 2, Tom Robinson on Radio 6 as well as live sessions with Cerys Matthews and ‘Loose Ends’ on Radio 4 and BBC regional stations throughout the UK. With major festival appearances, national touring and recently supporting The Fun loving Criminals, their reputation as a formidable force on the stage is spreading quickly. From hot rocking thrills, to jazzy splendour to country darkness, the musical brief of Polly and the Billets Doux seems to be, if it sounds and feels good, go for it!

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Tue 22
Outsider Promotions presents…
Miles Kane
£7.50adv £9.50door
plus support
Alex Turner’s best mate Miles Kane is set to embark on his first full UK tour since leaving The Rascals and taking a break form The Last Shadow Puppets. For the tour, Miles will be joined by his new band, featuring Jay Sharrock from The Sand Band on drums, singer-songwriter Eugene McGuinness on vocals/rhythm guitar and Ben Parsons and Phil Anderson from Cherry Ghost on keyboards and bass guitar respectively.


Wed 23
Ian Parker (acoustic show)
£7adv £9door
plus Markus Reeves

Thu 24
Pete Morton
plus Lisa Banks

Fri 25
Xander Promotions presents…
The Christians
£16.50adv £17.50door
The Christians first three singles all made the Top 40, and their eponymously-titled 1987 debut album entered the album chart at number 2. The highest placed single from this album was “Ideal World”, which reached number 14. Their second album, Colour released in 1990, reached number one, and in 1992 the follow-up, Happy in Hell charted at number 18.

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Sat 26
Original Band Showcase
Heat 1

Lonesome Party Heroes
Luskan Rum Line
Furrowed Fox
Wiff Winters


Sun 27
Sarah McClurg & Silver Creek
£7adv £8door
plus support

Mon 28
Magic Teapot presents…
Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards
plus The Wooden Sky

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