Coming to The Musician in July
Tue 1
Bob Cheevers
plus Southpaw
When I close my eyes, Bob Cheevers sounds like Willie Nelson singing with the honesty of Jackson Browne and the balls of Steve Earle... but in a voice that is completely his own. When I open my eyes, I see a middle aged man having the time of his life in front of an audience he has spellbound with his tall tales and true stories." -Tom Hamilton, music promoter, Glasgow. "Bob Cheevers has forgotten more good songs than most songwriters write. A contemporary of those other masters of the songwriting art, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Cheevers is the real deal and still waiting to be truly discovered. – Flyin’ Shoes Review

Wed 2


The Hi & Lo
plus Lettie, Kim Begg & Natile Edelson
Stripped down original roots and Americana.

Thu 3
Alex Lowe (Hurricane 1)
£4adv £5door
plus Stevie Jones, Mark Gill, Lisa De Ville plus The Connection

A solo artist since 2001 ex Hurricane#1 vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Lowe has released three solo albums and two singles to date. The gravel-voiced (think Faces-era Rod Stewart meets Bob Dylan) singers latest project is Garage Flowers a band formed by Lowe and Sean Hannam. Garage Flowers are a classic rock and roll act, influenced by The Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop, Primal Scream, The Who, Johnny Cash, Wilco and The Kinks.
Fri 4
Bloodstock favorites Beholder perform all time greats by bands such as Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Alice In Chains. And this powerful five piece don't stop with old school metal classics either, they also storm through modern day, riff heavy tunes by the likes of Black Label Society Rammstein, Pantera and Drowning Pool. These guys work a crowd brilliantly and effortlessly tear through a set perfect for fans of classic metal.
Sat 5
Pynk Floid

Pink Floyd tribute
Sun 6


Mon 7
Tue 8
Maximum Danger Project
plus The Junipers

Indie, folk and acoustic
Wed 9
Penfold Gate
plus Autohype, Ducks & Drakes and The Prince Bishop

Melodramatic popular song, powerpop and folk. As featured on Channel 4's 'The JD Set'.
Thu 10
Magic Teapot presents
Laura Veirs
plus support

On her third Nonesuch release, Saltbreakers, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs remains tantalized by the mysteries and marvels of the natural world, filling her work with images, both precise and poetic, of the ocean and the stars. But she digs even deeper this time into the vagaries of human nature, transforming the turbulence of her own life, as well as her concerns about the hair-trigger state of the world at large, into a collection of songs distinguished as much by their emotional urgency as by their often astonishing musical inventiveness. Veirs recorded the album in Seattle, with band-mate Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Bill Frisell) once again producing and mixing. Though she now calls her group Saltbreakers, it's actually comprised of her longtime compatriots, formerly known as the Tortured Souls -- guitarist/bassist Karl Blau, keyboardist Steve Moore and drummer Tucker Martine.
Fri 11
Dumpys Bluezz Intoxicated
Fronted by charismatic mad man Dumpy (Dumpys Rusty Nuts) Bluezz Intoxicated play classic 60’s rock & blues (John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix) and a whole lot of progressive blues stuff. Their gigs feature loads of guitar soloing from Dumpy, and they normally end the night lifting the roof off playing Silver Machine with all the usual Hawkwind type sound effects which DRN use.

Sat 12

The Blessing and Black Carrot
plus special guests
"The Blessing are a blast" - Mojo. "At last: a noisy, thrashy post-jazz combo that sounds like a proper band" - Independent on Sunday. "Gloriously powerful" - BBC Music Magazine. "Seamless and startling" - The Times.

Market Harborough’s Black Carrot are one far-out combo. As hostile as Van Der Graaf Generator, as pounding as Faust and as mercurial as Can, these ultra-talented musicians are demanding, intimidating, frenetic and mental. Frankly, you wouldn't dare make them up.
Sun 13
Mon 14
Tue 15
Barricades Rise
plus Simon Stewart & Terry Emm,
Joel Owen and Project Notion

Barricades Rise are a two piece acoustic indie band hailing from Nuneaton, that formed in December 2007. They have been compared to the likes of Turin Brakes, Starsailor, Puressence and Elbow. In March they triumphed through to the finals of Leicesters 'Battle of the Acoustics' and finished as winners. Their debut ep is out on June 21st entitled Blueprints, and can be downloaded from
Wed 16

Eve Selis
£8adv £9door
And as with fellow frontwomen Bonnie Raitt, Maria McKee and Melissa Etheridge, Eve Selis's voice can arc-weld material from almost any genre into a personal manifesto. And any vocalist would covet her band too. Marc Intravaia and Jim Soldi (ex-Johnny Cash band) are legitimate first-chair guitarists, each capable of leading a major band. Together, they're an embarrassment of riches, a stereo six-string storm of intertwining rebel riffs in the service of energized melodies and steel-beam song constructs. Add Sharon Whyte's work on keyboards, accordion and vocals and the rhythm section of bassist Rick Nash and drummer Bob Sale and you have the specs-sheet for electrified Americana that's as good as it gets.

Thu 17
Sinnerboy (Rory Gallagher Tribute)
Fri 18

Magic Teapot presents
Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
plus support
Ian McLagan is a genuine, dyed-in-the-wool rock’n’roller. In fact, his smiling visage — he was, after all, a member of the Small Faces and the Faces — would serve as an ideal illustration in the proverbial Dictionary of What Is Truly Cool.The man known to his many mates and even more fans and admirers as 'Mac' is the sort who shrugs off such puffery. And then he just carries on creating splendid and genuine rock’n’roll with his Bump Band as well as musically aid and abet a marquee line-up of truly blue ribbon talent that he has toured and recorded with: The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Taj Mahal, John Hiatt, David Lindley, Paul Westerberg, Billy Bragg and Patty Griffin, to name some but hardly all of the notables that McLagan has worked with over his four-plus decade career.
Sat 19

The Mustangs
plus The Piranhas
The Mustangs are regarded as one of the best and most exciting blues rock bands in the UK today, and their fantastic new album “Nothing Stays The Same” looks set to push the band further into the spotlight. With their high energy, blues-based rock originals, the group has quickly grown a reputation as the best live band on the South Coast of England. A Mustangs stage show is like no other, with the tireless energy of lead singer Adam Norsworthy the focal point around which they build their shows, climaxing in a sonic and visual crescendo that is sending crowds home ecstatic time after time.

Sun 20
Sunday Club

plus Hot Rocks, Murdoc and Fazed 
Mon 21
Tue 22
Michael Chapman
£6adv £7door
plus Chris Conway
"Michael Chapman was never just a singer-songwriter - his gritty brand of guitar based songs span folk, ragtime, jazz and blues... it's on the tracks which feature Chapman's magnificently bleary vocals that this album really scores. Hell To Pay and Only Pretend are outstanding tracks, that world-weary voice singing words of bitter experience. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium."
Wed 23
Acoustic Guitar Special
featuring: Al Hughes, Bob Tibbits, Nigel Beck and Martin Nelson
Thu 24

Derrin Nauendorf
£6adv £8door
plus JT Nero

Renowned for his intense live shows and raw emotive music, Derrin Nauendorf’s music is hard to categorise,made up from many roots styles, blues, folk and Americana. Untamed acoustic guitar, cutting lyrics, a powerful, evocative voice and honest songs, delivered with passion, but twisted to a unique sound. “First impressions? One Australian guy with an acoustic guitar and his mate with a homemade drum kit. What would you think? Me too. I then listened to this live album and Derrin, guitar, sidekick and drums proceeded to blow me away.” – David Blue, Net Rhythms.
Fri 25
Noasis (Oasis Tribute)

Sat 26

Joanne Shaw Taylor
plus Will Tang

Producer and Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart discovered Joanne when he saw her playing at an event hosted by UB40 and his reaction was as follows;- “I have played with all sorts of blues musicians all over the world, RL Burnside in Memphis, John Lee Hooker in New York, but I have never heard a British white girl playing the blues guitar so deep and passionate. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end”.

Sun 27
Mon 28
Tue 29

Hopscotch Boulevard
plus Intermission to Saturn

Psychedelic jazz from Dirty Backbeats keyboard man.

Wed 30

Leicester Acoustic Blues All-Stars
featuring: Tony Jones, Tony Alles, Mick Ridgeway, Bob Dayfield and Al Sampson

Thu 31

David Wyatt
plus Peter Wyeth and Natile Squance
Very possibly the best up and coming singer-songwriter in the UK today, David Wyatt possesses an emotive, four octave voice, big, dramatic songs and a vagabond charm and that makes him a spellbinding and of hillarious live performer. David is currently working on a new album with Diesel Park West's John Butler producing and piloting his barge around the canals of England.



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