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Coming to The Musician in June



Sun 1



Mon 2

Night Beats


plus The Cult Of Dom Keller, Pusher and DJ Al Lover

Any number of bands cite 60’s Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn.

With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords and progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like ‘Ain’t Dumbo’ and ‘Dial 666', forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a’la ‘Dewayne’s Drone’ and ‘Little War in the Midwest’ that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome. Tune in, turn on, & drop that needle on this record!


Tue 3

DHP presents...
A Plastic Rose

plus Band Of Jackals and Beneath The Lights

Belfast's alternative rock four-piece are hotly tipped for success in the UK in 2013 after the release of debut album 'Camera.Shutter.Life' to critical acclaim (KKKK review in Kerrang, dubbing it a "stunning debut", "APR deserve whole-heartedly to be your new favourite band") and rave reviews of their live shows.

Their diverse sound, which is compared to the likes of Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, Sunny Day Real Estate and Twin Atlantic but very much in their own key, has seen them appear at major festivals such as Reading and Leeds and T Vital. After being spotted by notorious music lover and fellow Belfast man Gary Lightbody, he expressed his love for the band in Q Magazine before inviting them to tour the UK and Ireland with Snow Patrol and Everything Everything including a night in London's O2 Arena.


"Mesmerising" - Huw Stephens (Radio One/NME)

"dragging rock n roll into the 21st century" - Artrocker Magazine


Wed 4

Pete Morton


plus Sheila Mosley

Pete Morton is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His live shows are dynamic and thought provoking, while remaining approachable and fun loving.


With his well known songs such as ‘Another Train’, ‘The Shepherds Song’, and ‘When We Sing Together’, he constantly tours. His ‘Frapping’ (folk rap) technique of marrying traditional folk choruses with rap have been well received and feature highly on the new CD ‘The Frappin’ and Ramblin’ Pete Morton’.


His own tunes do not move far from the folk tradition and he often borrows from folk song to sit with remarkable ease amid his very present day unruly mix of social comment, humour, politics, love and personal insight. “Is there no end to Pete’s energy? Top-drawer songwriting shot through with integrity” is how his work was described for his powerful 2011 album ‘Economy’.


With his latest release he refuses to mellow, driven with a wild vocation to make the world a better place ‘he is one of the best’.


Thu 5

The Suicide B's + The Dedbeats

£4adv £5door

plus Siobhan Mazzei and Jesse Wright

A night of alternative Rock and acoustic music featuring The Dedbeats - 3 piece rock/punk/blues band from Leicester formed in 2012 by singer Rhett Barrow, heavy grunge/punk/indie rock influenced songs with a slice of acoustic folk. After taking a break from gigging the Dedbeats are back and currently working on a debut album.


Suicide B's are a 4 piece band from Leicester formed last year, playing a blend of 60's influenced rock 'n' roll British mod invasion and punk inspired songs, currently working on their debut album, new single 'Sirens' due for release July.


We also have amazing singer songwriters Siobhan Mazzei and Jesse Wright opening the night with acoustic sets.


Fri 6

Ann Duggan Band


Ann Duggan has performed her style of music from Birmingham England to Birmingham Alabama forming her own band of superb musicians and recorded 4 albums along the way. She is a musician down to her bones with an uncle who was one of the founder members of the Moody Blues and a mother who entertained the forces on Radio. Her music is described as a seamless mix of country/blues and roots music with a powerful combination of energy and lyricism with an outstanding ability to entertain. Remaining a bit of a cult figure, she is in the Stevie Nicks, Ella Fitzgerald and Linda Ronstadt class with a mixture of blues and country. ask anyone about her shows and they will tell you that you cannot fail to be entertained. This is a band that never fails to provide a great night out...


Sat 7
Tony Hazzard

with The Junipers

The Junipers (Facebook)

Tony Hazzard wrote hits for Manfred Mann, The Hollies, Lulu, Herman's Hermits, The Tremeloes, Gene Pitney, and Andy Williams. His songs have also been covered by Hall and Oates, Cliff Richard, Nana Mouskouri, and The Yardbirds, among others.

As a session singer he sang on albums by Long John Baldry, Elton John, and James Last. His award-winning song, Fox On The Run, has been recorded by Tom T. Hall, Bill Monroe, The Country Gentlemen, George Jones, Ricky Scaggs, Bare Naked Ladies, The Zac Brown Band, and many more.

He has recorded five albums of his own, the latest being ‘Songs From The Lynher’ on which he plays all the instruments. Produced by himself, it was mixed by four-times Grammy award-winning engineer, Jerry Boys (The Buena Vista Social Club).

Tonight’s performance will feature him solo, with just guitar, playing his songs, and recounting stories from his 47 years in the music business. He rarely leaves his home in Cornwall so grab this opportunity!


Sun 8

Janet Robin

£7adv £9door

plus Abandon Her and Stevie Jones & The Wildfires

Daytime Show (3pm til 8pm)

Taught by the legendary Randy Rhoads, LA based Janet Robin has toured, recorded, or written songs with Lindsey Buckingham, Meredith Brooks, Melissa Etheridge and Marcy Levy (Shakespear's Sister). Her last European tour also featured opening for the legendary Tommy Emmanuel. Her acclaimed album ‘Everything Has Changed’ was produced at Cash Cabin by John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash. She now promotes a new live album "Live from France".

“Janet Robin is one of the best guitarists in the country: male or female.” - Michelle Shocked


Mon 9
The City Acoustic Club
Free open mic night


For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!


Tue 10



with Fish and Magenta, plus The Mystery and Tom Rose

The current vehicle for Maureen Anderson's poetry and general creativity, Multimorph rose from the ashes of Shapeshifter when the latter's long-standing guitarist Dave Johnson passed away from cancer in March 2009. The band's line-up stabilised in mid-2010 with Maureen complimented by guitarist Rizz James, dual bassists Dave Dhonau and Darren Baxter and cajon drummer Jim Tetlow. Darren's partner Helena McLeod has now joined as an additional vocalist after guesting on the Meditation Chamber album. Live performances are further augmented by the live painting and costumes of local artist Nick Nixon and the liquid light show of Lumiere Ogbanje to create a bizarre but infectiously memorable live experience.


**Please note that the Magick Brothers show originally scheduled for this date will not be taking place. Daevid Allen has had to cancel his upcoming European activities due to ill health and subsequent treatment. I'm sure you will all join us in sending our best wishes to him for a full recovery**


Wed 11
Hatful Of Rain

£8adv £10door

Hatful of Rain are a bluegrass/old time influenced British folk/roots band based in East Sussex. Playing original material, Hatful of Rain strive to combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity whilst retaining a strong traditional feel. The Hatfuls make full use of the “single microphone” approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played.


Thu 12
Goldray (feat. Kenwyn House of Reef)


plus The Greys

Goldray are Leah Rasmussen, Kenwyn House and Geoff Laurens and Chris Hardwick. House had previously seen huge success as the man behind Reef’s riff-driven alt.rock that exploded across the nineties and noughties. Rasmussen was enjoying a career fronting hits for the likes of Hydrogen, Bedrock and Renaissance, but the pair’s dynamic took them towards psychedelic rock: House’s hooks complemented by Rasmussen’s powerful but smooth Kate Bush-esque vocals.


"Pitch together the moodiness of the Doors, the grooviness of Cream and the trippiness of early Floyd and you get this splendid prog 'n' psych magical carpet ride" - Classic Rock Magazine


**Please note that The Sea have had to withdraw from tonight's show due to illness. If you require a refund, please contact WeGotTickets Customer Service**


Fri 13


feat. a special guest appearance from Mick Ridgway

Mojohand consists of 4 musicians including founder members Charlie Lewin, Adi Wood and Al Sansome – who have built a solid reputation over the last 7 years as members of Chicago Blues Band Mick Ridgway's Mojo Hand.


Now renamed Mojohand and joined by Dean Parker on Tenor Sax, the band are Rockin' & Rollin' all over the midlands with an eclectic mix of danceable songs and instrumental classics for you to enjoy!


Sat 14

The Spinal Taps


plus March To The Grave

The Spinal Taps are the UK’s only tribute to the 1980s cult film "This is Spinal Tap", with a show including not only the classic songs from the film but also all of its greatest comedy moments. From Big Bottom to Stonehenge, the band play all the hits in a non-stop barrage of 100% heavy duty rock - but also be prepared for arguments, walkouts, flying cricket bats and everything else you'd expect from an evening spent in the company of Spinal Tap. More than just a show, the band bring you both non-stop rock and non-stop laughs – in short, the sights, the sounds... the smells... of Tap at their best. And more - much, much more.


Sun 15

Andrea Kenny + Siobhan Mazzei + Weikie + Meri Everitt + Becky Edwards



A night showcasing a selection of Leicester's finest local singer-songwriters, featuring Andrea Kenny of the Brandy Thieves.


"Siobhan Mazzei armed with only her guitar and her voice, but oh what a voice, reminding me a lot of Sinead O'Connor, with piercing vocals, while playing her original material. Siobhan's voice, dramatic and mysterious, adding theatrical impact which was fantastic to experience." - Arts In Leicester


Mon 16
The City Acoustic Club
Free open mic night


For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!


Tue 17

Electric Moon

£8adv £10door

plus Prophets Of Saturn

Electric Moon were founded in late 2009 by painting artist/bass player Komet Lulu and Sula Bassana. Now with Marcus Schnitzler on drums, who is member of The Spacelords.

Take a huge dose of psychedelia, blend it with some acid colours and get as high as you can - this is the state of mind Electric Moon create with their sound.

Their live appearances are a unique thing. They want to celebrate their love of music together with the audience and the highest point of communication is reached when there is a happening symbiosis between audience and band.

Electric Moon belong to the upper shelf of the European psych and Krautrock scene.


Wed 18

Tapestry + The Strangler Figs + Trilogy + Rosa Leigh


Winners of the 2014 Original Bands Showcase, Tapestry are a trio from Leicester consisting of Elliot Buchanan, Taylor Burton and Alex Ulyett. They play hip hop influenced electronic music that they write and produce themselves. Their musical influences include artists such as James Blake and BadBadNotGood to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. The result is a balanced between soul inspired melodies and electronic productions.


Thu 19
Chris Conway: 25 Years

Chris Conway celebrates a quarter century as a professional musician. 25 years, 3500+ gigs, 106 albums released, played with members of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention and toured with Peter Tork (Monkees). He's opened for Richie Havens, Bob Geldof and Jefferson Starship, and Brazilian jazz diva Ithamara Koorax and UK folk singer Vikki Clayton have both recorded his songs. Tonight is the culmination of a series of events to mark the occasion and will mostly focus on his songs of love and peace and outer space, some chat and joined by a few chums no doubt.


Fri 20



plus Super73 and Casino Empire‎

Furies are a band of 4 angry men from Leicester. Now approaching their 4th year, they are a band that plays angry, emotive, and original music mixing their love of indie, rock, metal, grunge and punk. Their debut CD 'Death Valley' has been described as a ''tightly executed set of highly passionate songs that has got it all: exhilarating guitar riffs, a mountain of feverish drumming and commanding vocals."


''...menacing and organic ...pulverising and propulsive ...enough compelling gear changes to keep listeners guessing'' - The Monograph


"It's all about the high octane rock sounds that the Furies master so well'' - Arts In Leicestershire


Sat 21
Sinnerboy (Rory Gallagher Tribute)

£7adv £8door

Playing live is what Sinnerboy do best. Anyone who has seen them will tell you, it's all about energy and passion, strong songs played with verve. But how else could you approach playing Rory's music?


Their repertoire numbers over forty songs (and rising), with material from every stage of Rory's career including his early days with Taste. Bullfrog Blues, Walk On Hot Coals, Tattooed Lady, Shadow Play, Moonchild and many more are the essential ingredients of every Sinnerboy set.


For Sinnerboy, keeping the music of Rory Gallagher alive for people who love to hear it, is all that matters, but don't look for three guys on stage poncing about in wigs trying to look like three other guys, what you get with this band is all out passionate Rory Gallagher music!


Sun 22

The Kokomo Kings

£8adv £10door

Take a big bucket of unpolished Mississippi juke joint boogie and blend it with another bucket of laid back down home blues. Add a teacup of swamp pop, a tablespoon of hillbilly and a pound of profane, ecstatic gospel and you'll have the Kokomo Kings. This is rock 'n' roll before rock 'n' roll was born. Nothing but primitive, groovy Saturday-night music made for dancing.


The band is a collaboration of some of Sweden and Denmark's absolute top players. After years of backing a long list of international blues artists like James Harman, Mud Morganfield, Big Jack Johnson, Lazy Lester and many more, and playing with a number of Scandinavian bands like The Instigators, The Domestic Bumblebees, Paul & The Blue Delivery and Peter Nande Band, they decided to start a new band and do their own thing.


Mon 23
The City Acoustic Club
Free open mic night


For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!


Tue 24
Hannah Aldridge

£7adv £8door

plus Kenneth J Nash

Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty.

With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence untapped.


"Hannah Aldridge's songs are all deep, intelligent, inciteful and very, very powerful" - No Depression


"Her country-based songwriting has a rough edge to it, feisty and filled with attitude" - Mayer Danzig - Twangville


Wed 25

Muddy Roots I
GoldWater + The Bobcats + Natalie Squance


Made up of a selection of some of Leicester's more established Musicians including Grant Decker (The Dirty Backbeats/DJ Decker), Carl Dawson (The Moonlights/The Buccaneers), J Junior Kenna (Ego Armalade/Superevolver) and John Kenna (The Platforms), Goldwater are a new band set to hit the stages of Leicester and beyond in 2014.


Having been working together for a year 'Goldwater' have been busy writing and recording songs. They bring together a fresh approach to some old styles of music, taking influences from blues, 60s psychedelia, gypsy music and rock. Be prepared for a big live sound with a theatrical approach to songwriting, reflected in a great live performance. Prepare yourself, Goldwater are here! Get down for an unforgettable night of proper live music!


Thu 26
San Francisco Nights: U.S. Legends of the Psychedelic 60's
£10adv £12door

feat. Sam Andrew (Big Brother & The Holding Company), David Bennett Cohen & Bruce Barthol (Country Joe & The Fish), Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band/Hot Tuna), Roy Blumenfeld (The Blues Project/Sea Train) and Bex Marshall as the voice of Janis Joplin

plus support from John Butler (Diesel Park West)

The San Francisco Nights" 2014 UK tour coincides with the 47th Anniversary of the 1967 Monterey International Pop Music Festival in California - the first ever widely promoted and heavily attended rock festival. This show features members of no less than four bands who appeared there who will be performing an exciting back catalogue of their classic songs.... and more!


**Please note that doors will open at 7:45pm and John Butler will be on stage at 8:10pm.**


Fri 27

Bootleg Boss

£8adv £10door

The Bootleg Boss is the real deal. A Springsteen fan for 25 years, he has lived and breathed the spirit of the New Jersey landscape and developed an amazing way of delivering the classic hits of the Boss.

From the early days of Greetings at Asbury Park, through Born to Run, The River, Born in the USA and later albums, The Bootleg Boss gives 100% commitment in a three hour show with his own East Street Band of seasoned musicians, creating an authentic sound and live experience.


Sat 28

Guns 2 Roses


plus Voodoo Vegas and Radio Nasties

The most notorious Guns N' Roses tribute in history, established 2002. The only G N' R tribute to play live with 4 different members of Guns N' Roses! Beware of other G N' R tributes trying to use our accolades as their own. Not one G N' R tribute comes close to the level of accomplishments G2R have! We play all the top venues and festivals in the UK, Europe, Dubai, India & the USA. Guns 2 Roses are the longest running, closest looking, most internationally recognised and still the toungest age combined G N' R tribute in the world!


Sun 29
Trembling Bells

£8adv £10door

plus You Are Wolf and Collossloth

Trembling Bells are 21st century troubadours who know their history, joyously attempting to synthesise traditional folk forms with the bathetic romanticism of country music, the deceptive complexity of medieval music and the swagger of classic Rock. Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are the guiding lights in a music that embraces British folk-rock, American roots and electric psychedelia. They are on a quest to connect with the core tradition of song and live deep within its mysteries… a rhapsodic celebration of the power of song.

In Spring 2012 the Trembling Bells played, sang and duelled with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, performing a new collection of songs written by the Trembling Bells some of which appear on the collaborative album ‘The Marble Downs’, out on Honest Jon’s..


"There’s folk, there’s rock, there’s psychedelia, there’s beauty, there’s noise, there’s sex, there’s gloom, there’s humour, there’s fun. It’s often over-the-top but sometimes perfectly restrained. It’s totally, gloriously, f***ing nuts" - Sounds XP


Mon 30
The City Acoustic Club
Free open mic night


For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!



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