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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.



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A guide for Artists and Promoters

The quickest way to get yourself included in our listings is to send an email to rideout 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 topaul at

Coming to The Musician in January




Sat 1



Sun 2
OBS Unplugged presents…
Luskan Rum
HumbleHe (Joe Morrell)
Davenport Folk
Kieran Hebden
Jinwoo Ben Webb
Rhett Barrow

£2 with flyer £3door
An extension to the already popular Original Band Showcase, OBS Unplugged is specifically for acoustic acts, singer-songwriters and duo’s of any genre. The chosen artists will participate in a series of high profile showcases throughout January. With over fifty acts taking part these shows promise to be great nights showcasing the some of the best established and emerging talent that the East Midlands has to offer.


Tue 4
Kevin Montgomery & The Roadtrippers
plus support
Kevin Montgomery grew up on Nashville’s Music Row as a child of parents whose careers crossed over from country music to the early, seminal days of American rock ‘n’ roll. While the contemporary yet timeless feel of Kevin’s own music is strongly influenced by the ‘California Country-Rock’ of artists like Gram Parsons, The Eagles, and Roger McGuinn, his deeply resonant songwriting recalls the Americana-flavored storytelling of Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne.


Wed 5
OBS Unplugged presents…
Bowen and The Tide
Sorry No Refunds
The Keepsakes
Bowen & The Tide
Charlotte Carpenter
Emma McGann

£2 with flyer £3door


Thu 6
OBS unplugged presents…
Kristy Gallacher
Joel Owen and the Antoine Band
Steve Faulkner
Naseby Crossing
Mark Wynn

Hollow Life Project
Thomas Shepherd

£2 with flyer £3door


Fri 7
OBS Unplugged presents…
The Heartland Roots Band
Grace and the Magic Roots
House and Dorian
Calder McLaughlin
Gemma Lakin
Megan Jones
Scott Laywood

£2 with flyer £3door


Sat 8
plus Greg & Tonia Tempest


Sun 9
OBS Unplugged presents…
Rogue State Circus
The Daydream Club
The Wagon Tales
Martha Bean
Scott Adams
Laura Elizabeth Stevens

£2 with flyer £3door


Tue 11
OBS Unplugged presents…
The Kirkland Turn
Pesky Alligators
Markus Reeves
Serena Alexander
Heather Watson
Jonathan Martin
Rich Rainbow

£2 with flyer £3door


Wed 12
OBS Unplugged presents…
Austin Francis Connection
Winter by Morning
Adam Dunmore(findpocketgirl)
Martin Brown
Geno Lynch
Elizabeth Cornish
Aileen Campbell

£2 with flyer £3door


Thu 13
OBS Unplugged presents…
Wife Divorces Man
John Budding
John Boulter
Martin Nelson
Chris Fordham
Son of Eagle

£2 with flyer £3door


Fri 14
Lay-Z Boi Music presents..
Charlie & The Martyrs
plus support
Charlie Jones (BBC Singer/Songwriter of the Year - Finalist 2008) and some of Nottingham and Leicester’s most creative and captivating musicians, Charlie & The Martyrs are amazing crowds far and wide with their unique style of melodic indie/pop ‘n’ roll. Charlie & The Martyrs are set to take off as they hit the rest of the UK with a live set that will blow you away.

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Sat 15
Xander Promotions presents…
Piston Broke

Piston Broke have played and continue to play major music festivals and motorcycle rallies where their heavy blues/rock style and virtuoso musicianship is always guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.  Piston Broke are: Steve Howgill (Guitar, Vocals), Charlie Miller (Bass) and Chris “Cokie” Clark (Drums)

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Sun 16
OBS Unplugged presents…
The Stevie Jones selection
Ross Clark
Tautus Roks
Barricades Rise
Rita and The Eagle
Hannah Faulkner
Fat Bwoi
Mark Niemz

£2 with flyer £3door




Tue 18
Greenbird Promotions presents…
John Kirkpatrick
plus Jonny Kearney & Lucy Farrell
From the late 1960s John Kirkpatrick has been at the very forefront of innovative folk in Britain and has played witth the Albion Band, Steeleye Span, the Richard Thompson Band, Brass Monkey and Band of Hope, as well as establishing himself as a brilliant solo act. Winner of Musician of the Year at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 2010 Folk Awards, he is quite simply, as fRoots said “in a class of his own.”

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Wed 19
An Evening with Chris Conway
plus guests


Thu 20
Forty Tenth Promotions presents…
Clara Barker & Lucy Ward
Clara Barker, a singer songwriter from the Isle of Man is currently one of music's best kept secrets. Having graced stages supporting Paul Young & Los Pacaminos, The Christians, Steve Gibbons, The Dylan Project and Jeff Lang, Clara should now become your "smug secret" before she is discovered by the masses. “Lucy Ward is one of the few genuinely talented newcomers to the folk scene. She has a powerful yet tender voice. Her repertoire is a mixture of well-arranged interpretations of traditional songs and well crafted originals.” - Richard Grainger.


Fri 21
Xander Promotions presents…
Fred Zeppelin
£6adv £8door
2010 marked FRED ZEPPELIN’s seventeenth year together.  During this time they have had the honour of Led Zeppelin’s front-man Robert Plant attending 3 of their gigs and John Bonham’s son Jason even jammed with them on stage.

According to a reader poll in Kerrang, FRED ZEPPELIN are among the top ten best live bands to see. Quite an achievement, as they were the only tribute band listed in any category. The four members of Fred Zeppelin are real fans of the originals, and formed ‘The Fredz’ out of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin’s music.

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Sat 22
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Forever Living Dead

plus Jasper Jacks and Formal Warning

Forever Living Dead are a Leicester based 4-piece alternative rock band with big choruses, catchy harmonies and raw edged riffs. Combining the sounds and image of today’s music scene with their own unique brand of heavy rock, few would bet against these guys realising their ambition to make it on to the big stage.

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Sun 23
ProstAid Jazz Day feat.

Dave Gladdish’s Irregulars

J for Jazz

The Credit Crunchers

The Titanic Jazz

The Lazy Alligators
midday till 7pm


Mon 24
Magic Teapot presents...
The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel
(Holy Modal Rounders) Folk Show

£8 adv £10 door
Peter Stampfel is a US national treasure! The main dude of the 60s/70s psych/folk legends the Holy Modal Rounders! A renowned expert on folk music, comic books and bottle caps! The author of the liner notes for the Smithsonian Folk Anthology box set (and for the Karen Dalton reissue series)! The star of the documentary film “Bound To Lose”! Musical collaborator with Gary Lucas, Yo La Tengo, and the Fugs! He recorded his first album the day before JFK’s assassination! Don’t miss this perhaps once in a lifetime event, Jeffrey and Peter together on stage trading songs and more… (with special guest Franic of the Wave Pictures on mandolin)

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Tue 25
Xander Promotions presents…
Treacle Town
plus Heritage, The Blitz

Originally from TREACLE TOWN in the U.K.(Nuneaton), this three-piece Rhythm & Blues band has been playing occasional gigs for a good few years, but only got round to writing a number of original songs during the spring of 2008. Born in the early 1960's and influenced by bands of the mid 1970's, TREACLE TOWN play self-penned rhythm & blues songs very much in the Wilko Johnson/Dr Feelgood no-frills no-nonsense tradition.  With support from local bands Heritage and The Blitz this is an evening of old style rock/blues not to be missed!

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Wed 26
Magic Teapot presents…
Allo Darlin
£5.50adv £7door
plus The Mai 68s
The half Aussie, half Kent quartet are stalwarts of the London club nights still shimmying to the delights of Sarah Records and worshipping at the altar of Belle And Sebastian, and were even courted by Radio 1 last year, with the release of their showcase single Henry Rollins Don’t Dance. Anyone hoping for more of the same won’t be disappointed by their self-titled debut, which is back-to-back kooky, intricate, light hearted tales of love and friendship, with a sprinkling of downbeat ukulele ballads.

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Thu 27
OBS Unplugged presents…

Daydream Club
Martha Bean
Martin Brown

£2adv £3door


Fri 28
Funk Soul Brother
As the name suggests the Funk Soul Brother band is a tight knit unit of friends featuring brother and sister lead vocal team Adam and Anna Ross. They are dedicated to giving the best possible performance and keeping all the audience on the dance floor. Many of the band members have worked together in a number of different groups giving an unrivalled depth to the musical understanding within the band.


Sat 29
plus SKAM and guests
£6 door

Fundraiser for the Richard Engelgardt (Birstall RFC) trust fund.


Sun 30
Tony Alles Bluesville



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