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Coming to The Musician in January



Fri 1



Sat 2

Kenny Wilson’s Electric Dylan Band

Sun 3



Tue 5



Wed 6

The Musician Rock 'n' Roll Circus:

2010 Festival Showcase


feat. Kafka Diva, Dan Hughes, Agnonal Trace, Junior Fencing Club, Ashdowne


Thu 7

The Musician Rock 'n' Roll Circus:

2010 Festival Showcase


feat. Steve Faulkner, The Balkan Express, Gregg Cave,Matt Woosey, Chris Lowe, Good The Bad and The Ugly



Fri 8

Katy Lied
£6adv £7door
plus The Keepsakes

With a sound that carries a blast of Southern California in 1970 filtered through Northern England Katy Lied emerged in 2008 with their debut album Late Arrival. The title track immediately became a feature of the BBC Radio 2 airwaves propelling the album to national attention. The Katy Lied signature sound of roots & rock, slide & jangle with diverse songwriting and the wonderful lead vocals of Katie Harnett  have been wowing critics and audiences alike. Their new album Echo Games written by Duncan Hamilton in collaboration with ex-Storys guitarist Dai Smith, features famed singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore and legendary Grammy winning pedal steel player Al Perkins.



Sat 9

Cheeseweasel presents...
£7adv £9door
plus Bad Appetite

Del Bromham's Stray are a power trio that mix scintillating lead guitar with melodic anthems such as "All in Your Mind" which has been covered by Iron Maiden. Back in the ‘70s Stray were one of the hardest gigging and consistently excellent live acts on the circuit. With fiery guitarist Del Bromham still at the top of his game, the new Stray line-up consisting of Del, Stuart Uren and Karl Randall is setting new standards for one of Britain’s most enduring rock bands.

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Sun 10

The Musician Rock 'n' Roll Circus:

2010 Festival Showcase


feat. The Abrahams, Findley Webster, Irene Rae, Daniel Wardrop, The Black Report hosted by Stevie Jones and Mark Gill


Mon 11

Outsider Promotions presents...
Tiffany Page
plus Serena Alexandra

New Mercury Records signing Tiffany Page says about her new record ''They are songs about love and lust and sex, of relationships flowering and breaking apart. "It's being 23, I guess - your whole world revolves around guys," she says, laughing. "Even with Hole or L7, the songs I love the most are about relationships. And my favourites are generally the most depressing ones." Lately Tiffany has been seeking inspiration for future live shows by watching clips of Iggy And The Stooges on YouTube. The last song to knock her socks off was Richard Hell's Blank Generation. She wants her own songs to light that same kind of fire. "Music has always been the one thing I could do that didn't make me feel confined or restricted," she says. "I've never been a confident person, but it's given me so much confidence. And the most rewarding experience in my life has been being in the studio and making this record. I've never been happier."


Tue 12

Greenbird Promotions presents...
Ruth Notman
plus Fola

Ruth Notman started out on the live circuit at just 13 years old performing at folk clubs and venues in and around Nottingham and Derby.  In 2006 she reached the finals of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and shortly afterwards signed a record deal.  He debut album Threads was released in November 2007 and received four star reviews in The Guardian and Mojo.  Her new release The Life Of Lilly is receiving similar acclaim. Ruth will be accompanied by Saul Rose of Waterson:Carthy and Faustus fame.

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Wed 13

The Musician Rock 'n' Roll Circus:

2010 Festival Showcase


feat. Amy Wyke Band, One Cure For Man, The Junipers, Refuge, Alex Highton, The Midbeats, Downbeat


Thu 14

Keith James & Rick Foot

Celebrating the music of John Martyn, Davy Graham, Sandy Denny and Nick Drake

Fri 15
Tony Alles Bluesville feat. Simon Faulks
plus The Smokestacks

With his deep, rich voice and skilful electric and acoustic guitar talent, local blues man Tony Alles shows his deep love and appreciation for the blues, bringing a fresh and innovative sound to the genre As well as original material, he reworks classic blues standards into funky, high octane shuffles. Tonights show will feature the stinging lead guitar work of Dawson Smith & The Dissenters guitarist Simon Faulks.


Sat 16

Xander Promotions presents...
Piston Broke

Leicester’s Piston Broke have played at major music festivals and motorcycle rallies for over thirty years and their heavy blues/rock style and virtuoso musicianship is always guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

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Sun 17

Stevie Jones & Mark Gill (DVD/album launch)
£4adv £5door
plus Stuart O’Connor and Lucinda Olivia Norris

This hard-working duo have steadily built up a reputation across the East Midlands as a solid live act. Stevie's lyrics and powerful vocals cut straight from the heart, whilst Mark's' guitar skills are second to none, touching influences spanning from John Butler Trio and Ryan Adams to Van Morrison and Dylan.


Tue 19

The Musician Rock 'n' Roll Circus:

2010 Festival Showcase


feat. The Keepsakes, Coconi, Markus Reeves, Matti Willson, Cherry and The Orchestra hosted by Stevie Jones and Mark Gill


Wed 20

Leicester Rocks

Leicester Rocks follows on from the successful Weekend Warrior training programme run by local musical troubador Dan Britton and his band of musical helpers. Designed to target those musicians who have allowed time and their instruments to slip into the background as life,work and families have taken priority - Leicester Rocks is there to help with getting back into the music scene - running a regular mentored rehearsal programme at Quad studios, Dan and Simon Gilroy will arrange a series of organised gigs at a variety of local venues. This evening will showcase three acts with a wide variety of performance, who have joined Leicester Rocks in late 2009 and are already up there and doing it live. Come along to Leicester Rocks and you may want to sign yourself up.


Thu 21

plus Janet Haves

Invocal are a leftfield, oestrogen laden acoustic quartet from Northampton. They sing songs about modern life with caustic humour, eccentric meloncholy and (most days) expert musical prowess. The term 'comedy' is sometimes a little misleading, as often they can be very heartfelt and sultry and emotional and artistic and moody, and above of all, very sexy indeed.


Fri 22

Kristyna Myles Band
plus Kafka Diva

Instead of the hustle and bustle of the streets of Manchester, former busker of the year Kristyna Myles now has a lively band reinforcing her style with soulful guitar riffs, intricate motown melodies and a catchy horn section. 2010 is shaping up to be Kristyna’s biggest year yet, with performances at renowned venues and festivals, including a showcase at SXSW, and sessions in the studio finishing off tracks for her début album. Kristyna has performed her songs on BBC 1, recorded in abbey road studios, toured across Europe, supported Mick Hucknall and has been nominated for a MOBO award in 2009 (Best gospel act - DTWG).


Sat 23

MagicTeapot presents…


Shows at 6pm and 9pm (9pm SOLD OUT)

£12.50adv  plus support

"The Trials of Van Occupanther is now one of the most important modern records I own. In an age of overly-used irony and disconnected nonchalance, this record actually means something, and Midlake should be forever hailed for their unique and genuine approach to music. Simply put, Van Occupanther has backbone, and the fact that you don't feel cheated by it gives one hope that sincerity can still exist within modern alternative music." - Jason Lee, star of My Name is Earl and Midlake Cohort


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Sun 24 - Afternoon
PROSTAid Jazz Day

feat. The Welland Valley Stompers, J for Jazz, Djongology with Ben Holder, The Credit Crunchers and The Titanic Jazzband

open 12 midday till 7pm


Sun 24 - Evening
Aynsley Lister Band
£5 door

Special warm-up show. 9:00pm start
In a world full of manufactured over-hyped pop music, Aynsley Lister is proof that there is light at the end of the tunnel. His powerful, infectious songs are unashamedly blues influenced and performed with the kind of conviction of someone twice his age. Say the word blues to a commercial record company and see how far they run! But Lister carries on regardless, writing and recording albums that continue to sell and prove that blues rock music can be commercial and have you singing along to yourself days after you hear it, just like half the committee written stuff you hear every day on the radio. Exceptionally mature and exciting. – Mojo. Superb - The Times.


Tue 26

Tom Russell
£13adv £14door

“If American Music needs an heir to Johnny Cash, Tom Russell might just be the man. He's the real deal.” - Uncut. “Tom Russell is a noir cowboy with a voice that whispers like the dust blowing down a deserted circus midway . . . his albums wander through border-town barrooms, ghost town landscapes, deserted highways, closed down factories, old time carnivals and one ring circuses.” - San Francisco Chronicle. “The greatest living country songwriter is a man named Tom Russell; he’s written songs that capture the essence of America, a trait that can only be matched by the country’s greatest novelists . . .” - Rolling Stone.


Wed 27

Malcolm Holcombe
£8adv £10door
plus support

Gritty folk bluesman Malcolm Holcombe doesn’t just do things differently—he does them inside out and backwards—which is, no doubt, one reason why he’s such a compelling singer-songwriter. Holcombe’s done some of his best work since he moved back to North Carolina and got sober. He’ll twist the stories and sounds in his songs around, and sideswipe listeners in the process. And another thing about his singing: With his wolvish, gravelly delivery, he can make hunger sound like satisfaction—and vice versa.


Thu 28

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls
£8adv £10door
plus support

Long before "Britpop", British indie music had a golden era that saw the likes of Pop Will Eat Itself, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, EMF, Jesus Jones and of course, perhaps the biggest band of the era - The Wonder Stuff. With a sound that mixed post-punk guitars, pshycedelia, pop-rock and folk they were the perfect alternative band in a time of Stock Aitken and Waterman. Armed with killer, catchy tunes and sneering lyrics The Stuffies were to go from indie darlings to headlining the Reading festival and enjoying hit success with "Welcome To The Cheap Seats", "Size Of A Cow" and their number one collaboration with Vic Reeves, "Dizzy".


Fri 29

plus Dan Britton

MidLiveCrisis play the sort of raunchy blues that ought really to be titled 'rhythm 'n' booze, ranging from the deep texan boogies of ZZ Top to the foot to the floor- all out rock that Thin Lizzy made famous, complete with the dual guitar tradition supplied by Frankie Dunsmuir and Phil Hainey that promise many a guitar battle before the night is over - MidLiveCrisis also follows the example of the front man on bass guitar that is Simon Gilroy, ably assisted by the powerhouse of drums from Ian Hopgood that will set your feet (and more) moving to the music. With the addition of some eloquent tunes from local troubadour, Dan Britton.


Sat 30

Lay-z-boi presents…
Free Control
plus The Black Swan Effect
Free Control brings together five determined musicians with the intention of making music . Their aim is to make music that inspires them personally, and create an amazing live experience for their audience. Explosive sounds, fluid melodies and intricate style come together to create a unique and powerful sound. Making music to make your heart sing and break in recognition. Blending prog rock, contemporary jazz, hip hop beats and classic songwriting they combine all of these to create a cerebral, meditative sound with heavier, rocking rhythms.



Sun 31

The Guthlaxtones



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