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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 to paul at

Coming to The Musician in July



Fri 1
The Hillmans (feat. Dick Taylor)
£7adv £8door
plus The Outwoods County Riders

Playing a mix of jazz blues, Chicago blues, delta blues, rock & roll and carefully selected popular songs, The Hillmans are now firmly established as a leading band on the Isle Of Wight. This is hardly surprising as they feature the legendary Dick Taylor, guitarist with the Pretty Things and an original member of the Rolling Stones. The band also features Tony Minx's solid rhythm guitar, powerful vocals and howling harmonica, and Mike Huddart's lyrical, driving bass, which combine to provide the ideal platform for Dick to showcase his amazing fretboard technique, particularly with a bottleneck.


Sat 2
Kingsize play foot-stompin’, house rocking Kingsized arrangements of the finest original Jamaican ska sounds. Their style draws heavily on the classic Studio One song catalogue and traditional big band sounds of ‘60s ska.


Sun 3
Wildfire Sessions presents…
Beatles Night feat. Hamburg 62

A night in homage to The Beatles with an all-star cast playing short acoustic sets in homage to the band.The new Leicester band HAMBURG 62 then offer you a full elecritic set of the early era fab four featuring the raw rock and roll that blew the German clubs away and welded the band into one that would take on the world.


Mon 4
The City Acoustic Club



Tue 5
Magic Teapot presents
Trace Bundy
plus Jonny Martin and Richard Warren
Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

For tickets visit -


Wed 6
Will Scott
plus Chris Warner
Will Scott is known for his bluesy voice, distinctive guitar-playing, and crafty songwriting. Blending blues and Americana with a dash of rock and outlaw country, Scott's music has captivated crowds all over the US and overseas. His energetic, soulful, live performances, and his acclaimed recent release, Gnawbone, have made Will Scott "one of the most impressive new acts of his kind to come along in quite some time." - Americana UK


Thu 7
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Stacie Collins
£8adv £10door
plus The Midnight Dogs
Muskogee-born and Bakersfield-raised is a pedigree that most country singers would kill for; not only does Stacie Collins live up to her heritage, she exceeds it with a unique sound that blends roadhouse rock-n-roll, Chicago blues and hard country-twang. “An infectious blend of roadhouse country rock fronted by a blues-harp-blowing woman who sings with a desperate passion and a slight Tammy Wynette catch in her voice." - NO DEPRESSION."Stacie Collins has earned a reputation for superb twang rock with more than a hint of blues accented by her exceptional harmonica playing." - ALL THE RAGE. "That girl can sure kick some ass! The minute she took the stage she owned it!"- SONY MUSIC. “No-frills slab of rough & tumble bluesy Southern rock & roll" - CREATIVE LOAFING.

For tickets and info please visit


Fri 8
Heartland Roots Band
£5adv £6door
plus support
Leicester’s own Heartland Roots Band are back at The Musician and invite you to join them to celebrate the launch of their debut album ‘Painting The Town’. The pop-folk sextet play a myriad of instruments and promise an evening of songs and banter with a local flavour!


Sat 9
Xander Promotions presents…
GreenDate (Greenday Tribute)

£6adv £8door
The formation of Green Date pre-dates the world shaking arrival of the album “American Idiot” and the never-to-be-forgotten “Bullet In A Bible” tour. Based in Nottinghamshire, GreenDate are one of the finest tribute bands, displaying their talents to fans across the four corners of the British Isles and further afield into mainland Europe. Now well established in the nation’s punk circle the members of GreenDate are all gifted musicians in their own right. However, the passion and creative edge that comes across in their live shows derives from their collective love of the band they so closely emulate, Green Day.


Sun 10

Wildfire Sessions, Magic Teapot & Word! present...

Ignite Gala Night featuring:
Joolz Denby

£6adv, £7.50 door
plus Mik Davis, Steve Pottinger, Word Poet
Ignite Books:
Joolz Denby:
Mik Davis:
Joolz Denby first gained recognition for herself as a touring "punk" performance poet, one of the first to gain recognition in modern times and one of the only women to do so. She is also an illustrative artist professional tattoo artist and photographer who exhibits regularly. Her current shows see her celebrating the publication of her latest novel in print and on Kindle. Also on the bill are Ignites' MIK DAVIS (of New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack) and STEVE POTTINGER. The evening’s entertainment will kick off with a short set from a pick of Leicester's fine crop of poets provided by WORD!




Mon 11
City Acoustic Club


Tue 12
Magic Teapot presents...
Her Name is Calla
plus Laika Mera

Her Name is Calla return this year with the new full-length album, The Quiet Lamb, on Denovali Records. Described as one of the UK's "most daring, unconventional bands" (, Her Name is Calla are known for their impressive live shows full of emotion, explosions of noise, and passages of the quietest, most gentle harmonies. Based around a core unit of five members, the band wields a multitude of instruments, from drums and guitar, to records and synths; from violin and trombone, to vocals and harmonica. The resulting sound is dense but controlled. The Quiet Lamb is the result of years of planning, and an intense year of recording in bedrooms, schools and hallways. Stretched over the course of 75 minutes, the new album finds the band at their most passionate to date, taking the listener through a journey of ten songs - each one a part of a whole.

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Wed 13
£4adv £5door
plus Howlin Matt and DJ's Blues Bar

"Think of him as a replacement White Stripes, only minus Meg, and without Jack's overbearing ego" -Guardian UK. "New Band to Watch in 2011." - Mike Skinner (The Streets)


Thu 14
Joel Owen & The Antoine Band
£4 adv
plus Bluebird Parade and Declan Bennett
Joel Owen and The Antoine Band are a folk, blues, rag-time band from Leicester. As a solo artist, Joel Owen performed regularly across the midlands and London throughout the last five years. Immediately impressing crowds with his uniquely distinctive form of soulful acoustic, folk-blues he released two albums on Musician Records, picked up a host of ‘Next Big Thing’ and ‘Artist of the Month’ accolades and appeared at some of the midlands biggest festivals (Summer Sundae, The Big Session, The Acoustic City and Blues Festival).


Fri 15
Wildfire Sessions presents…
plus support
A synchopated rock beast in a tradition that runs from The Doors and Led Zeppelin to The Black Keys, Goldray is Kenwyn House, guitarist of the 90s mega band Reef, whose knack for those killer hooks makes you want to turn the radio up to ear-shattering volume.Goldray is vocalist Leah Rasmussen, a rock and house diva whose honeyed vocals have fronted hits for Hydrogen, EMI, Bedrock and Renaissance.Goldray is also the pounding live beats of Paul Winter-Hart, the powerhouse drummer who gave Kula Shaker their Rhythmic heart. Goldray is Sinah with her hypnotic and melodic bass lines.


Sat 16
Venue available
To book contact Darren 07970 529 760


Sun 17
Venue available
To book contact Darren 07970 529 760


Mon 18
Vintage Trouble - SOLD OUT
plus Hewick, Haynes & James

These soulful Hollywood based rockers are THE must-see band 2011. Their performance on Later With Jools Holland at the end of April was so incendiary that the band became the sixth most popular trend on Twitter world-wide the day after the show aired! There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to do them justice but the likes of "explosive", "breathtaking" and "jaw-dropping" will have to suffice. Managed by the team behind Bon Jovi, Kiss and Motley Crue, VT come to us fresh from a tour with legendary Queen guitarist Brian May. How about that for rock pedigree?


Tue  19
Go Primitive
plus The Chairmen and Wilcox




Wed 20
Acoustic Blues Guitar Heroes presents…
Howard Smith, Vikki Clayton & Martin Burch, Tony Alles with Simon Faulks, Gary Lewis, Al Sansome, Dean Sharman, Bob Dayfield


Thu 21
Jake Morley
with John Parker (Nizlopi)
Jake Morley is remarkable talent. A hugely popular artist on the London circuit, he draws a diverse and enthusiastic audience. His lap style guitar playing is jaw-dropping but it’s his songs the hook-filled melodies and poetic lyrics – that are growing his fan-base and reputation well beyond his home town.Whether gigging with his 4-piece band (which includes ex-Nizlopi double bass player John Parker), or as a solo performer, the reaction of the crowd is always one of pure delight.


Fri 22
Lay Z Boi Music presents…
Charlie & The Martyrs
plus support


Sat 23
The ZZ Tops
£7adv £8 door
plus Midlive Crisis
"You guys were unbelievable!" - Walter Trout. "They were great! Just like the real thing" - Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones). "The closest I've seen!" - Billy Gibbons – ZZ Top.


Sun 24
Wildfire Sessions presents…
Nicki Gillis
plus support
Nicki Gillis is a hard working Australian artist who is debuting at The Musician with a full band this summer. The 2007 release of her debut album “Lucy’s Daughter” saw three Australian top ten with “Leavin’ You for Myself” reaching number seven in the Australian charts. She has won the Frank Ifield International Spur Award and continued to extensively tour the UK, USA and New Zealand over the years. 2010 saw the release of an acclaimed album with Bob Howe  “Collaboration” which included a version of Snow Patrols’ “Chasing Cars” reaching number three on the UK country music charts.


Mon 25
Open mic for bands


Tue 26
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
The Misers
plus The Establishment
Influenced by the rawness of early CCR records and the intimate storytelling of Ian Hunter, The Misers are on the up. Frontman Neil Ivison is blessed with a soulful, passionate voice that evokes 'Free'-era Paul Rodgers, Bruce Springsteen in his 'Born to Run' prime and his modern contemporary Kelly Jones. The band's current champion, Radio 2's Janice Long, heaped praise on the Misers, endorsing their current album as "a return to the 70's golden era of song writing!"

For tickets and info please visit


Wed 27
Wright Teapot presents…
Caitlin Rose
plus Chris Warner
Nashville's Caitlin Rose tells stories of an evolving country. She speaks in a new generation of American twang and "Im-a-gonnas" about another generation of young American alcoholics falling in love at backyard weddings. The stories are old themes voiced with a new ease and energetic pace. They're fearlessly grainy in the same way that the black and white photographs of the 1970s differ from those in the 1950s, in the way that writing about evolution is no longer about getting richer, sleeker, or more efficient. Hers are evolutionary stories in surprising but truthful directions, where sometimes dead flowers mean so much more than live ones. It's the sound of a future grown out of the past, but not out of its expectations. -Kyle Pfister

For tickets visit -


Thu 28
The Acoustic Sessions…
Feat. Mark Elliott, Bella McKendree,
Tracy & Chapman, Martin Luke Brown


Fri 29

Folk It presents...
Natalie Squance

plus Grace & The Magic Roots, Davenport


Sat 30

Private Party


Sun 31

Venue available

To book contact Darren 07970 529 760



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