June 2007 LISTINGS     HOME
Fri 1 Kingsize
It’s time to get horny with Leicester’s top ranking ska band Kingsize who 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.
Sat 2

The Travelling Riverside Blues Band
Hard rockin’ R’n’B from the legendry Trav’s.
Sun 3  

Magic Teapot presents
Foy Vance

St Vincent + Andy Griffiths

Mon 4
Tue 5 Katie Skilling
plus Nine Bean Rows, Warner Bates, Calvin and Declan Bennett
Katie is a singer-songwriter, hailing from Leicester. Still only 19, Katie has been co-writing with producer Stephen Lironi (Hanson, Bon Jovi, Black Grape) and actress/singer/writer Clare Grogan (Altered Images). Inspired by a range of artists, including Bjork, Regina Spektor, Jackson 5, Hanson, The Beach Boys, The Smashing Pumpkins and Kate Bush, Katie's acoustic rock/pop is infused with tinges of folk, country and jazz.
Wed 6 Country Joe McDonald
plus Chris Conway
Wed 6 £8adv, £12door
Country Joe MacDonald was a charter member of the San Francisco hippie hall of fame. He was there with Janis Joplin, Grace Slick and Jerry Garcia and the rest of the dudes and dudettes who made the San Francisco Bay Area so vibrant in the mid-to-late ’60s. With Country Joe And The Fish, he made music that espoused his political views through acid rock and good-timey, folk sing-alongs.
Thu 7 Clive Gregson
plus Sean T Hunter
Thu 7 £8
A founder member of Any Trouble, his songwriting career has spanned over four decades and is still going strong. A member of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, he has written many songs for her and has done so for other artists including Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie. As a songwriter he is delicate, intimate and down to earth. Live he is incredibly talented and a joy to watch perform.
Fri 8   Junction
plus Riot Act
Hard and heavy. Classic rock and nu metal.
Sat 9 Kyla Brox Band
Sat 9 £7
She's the daughter of legendry 60’s multi instrumentalist Victor Brox (Victor Brox Blues Train, Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, Peter Green) and it’s not surprising that Kyla is steeped in the blues tradition and started out playing in her father's band. The past few years have seen her star shining bright with both Blues Matters and Blues In Britain featuring her on their front covers.
Sun 10   Kate Walsh
Up and coming contemporary singer-songwriter.
Mon 11
Tue 12

Shapeshifter + Herbidacious
New indie rock from ex-Bocca men.

Wed 13 Misterlee
plus The Cyclones and Paul McClure
A virtual definition of the term ‘independent’ as it applies to the modern music industry, Mister Lee has two albums, 'Chiselgibbon' and ‘Night Of The Killer Longface’ under his belt on his own Rubber Czech Records label. Live shows the past few years have included a mini-tour of NYC's cooler underground venues, as well as the hippest U.K. festivals.
Thu 14 Heartland Roots Band
A winning mix of folk, Celtic and roots.
Fri 15   Well ‘Ard Willie
plus The Rompers
Classic rock covers and driving R’n’B.
Sat 16 Closed – Private Party
Sun 17   Closed
Mon 18
Tue 19

Gren Bartley & Tom Kitching
plus Noah Zacharin and Mr Plow
Tue 19 £4
From Loughborough come Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley, playing an aromatic hotpot of folk, world and blues styles. A young folk award finalist in 2003, Tom plays fiddle with unique flair, adding depth and context to their material. Gren is simply a superstar of finger style guitar in the making, leaving audiences flabbergasted with the speed and control of his picking.

Wed 20 Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans
plus Loving Cup
£8adv £10door
An award-winning rodeo kid, who grew up in Southern Alberta, Canada, Corb’s music is influenced by his experiences rodeoing and living on the family farm and ranches in the foothills of the Rockies. Coming from four generations of ranchers and cowboys, Corb left home and studied jazz guitar and bass and was a founder member of Canadian independent phenomena, The Smalls.
Thu 21 The Toy Hearts
plus Smokey Grass Mountain Band
The Toy Hearts are a Birmingham based bluegrass band fronted by sisters Hannah and Sophia Johnson. Their instrumental backing combines spectacularly well with the girls harmony vocals. Unlike some European bluegrass bands The Toy Hearts add to the tradition by writing their own material. Good bluegrass hits the spot and this hits the spot like the kick from a surprised mustang.
Fri 22 My Generation
The UK’s premier Who tribute

plus The Midbeats
My Generation's set features classic hits such as - I Can't Explain, I Can See For Miles, Who Are You, My Generation, Won't Get Fooled Again, You Better You Bet and songs from both Tommy and Quadrophenia in an explosive two hour show celebrating one of this countries finest ever rock bands. My Generation capture the essence of The Who perfectly, performing the songs of Townsend, Daltry, Entwhistle and Moon with passion, energy and volume. Maximum R'n'B indeed.
Sat 23 Angela Brown & The Mighty 45’s
Sat 23 £10
“Angela Brown has the sort of voice that, could strip Ronseal off your floorboard!” - The Sunday Times. “Angela Brown proves, without doubt, that her ranking alongside Etta James and Koko Taylor is fully justified” - Blues & Rhythm. “The Mighty 45’s make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.” - Mail On Sunday. “The hottest blues, soul, jazz, gospel show seen outside of Chicago” - Time Out.
Sun 24 Big George Brock
plus The Blues Demons
£8adv £10door
Mississippi-born boxer-turned-bluesman Big George Brock visits the UK in support of Round Two the follow-up to his Blues Music Award-nominated debut, that in addition to generating Blues Music and Living Blues Awards, was critically acclaimed by over a dozen major blues publications and led to George recording with movie star Steven Segal.
Mon 25
Tue 26   Weekend Warriors
The final showcase of the Weekend Warriors course.
Wed 27   Acoustic Collective presents…
Dawson Smith + Andy Richardson.
Thu 28 Pete Morton
plus Elaine Croft
Folk singer Pete Morton is a songwriter and performer with a wealth of great songs and a fantastic stage presence. His show is dynamic and intense as well as approachable and fun loving. Starting out as a busker on the streets of Europe he has entertained all over the globe with his unique and involving style of songwriting and traditional singing.
Fri 29 Geoff Achison’s Soul Diggers
plus Rachel Mainstone
www.geoffachison.com www.rachelmainstone.co.uk
"Down Under six stringer Achison is who teenage white boys should be dreaming of while doing their best SRV/Hendrix impersonations. Achison taps those same well-worn resources, but does so with taste and a healthy influx of reggae, funk and soul grooves and jazz inflection. His guitars to achieve heights never reached by most accomplished rock guitarists." - Creative Loafing.
Sat 30 The Oli Brown Band
plus Tony Alles Bluesville
Oli Brown is young man on a fast track to stardom. His awesome blues rock guitar style is winning him fiends in high places and no less than Walter Trout has invited him on tour. His Hendrix influenced, funked-up blues rock sound doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but he performs with great skill, sounding fresh and vital. This young guitarslinger comes hard on the tail of Ansley Lister and Ian Parker.


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