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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 paul 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 March



Tue 2

Greenbird Promotions presents…
Spiers & Boden
£10adv £12door
plus The Kittiwakes
Described by The Guardian as “the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene” and twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, John Spiers and Jon Boden have made the genre of spontaneous, punky English folk very much their own stomping ground. Loud, proud, and with just a few acoustic instruments, they create a multitude of textures upon which they present traditional stories and dance music which are as much at home on the main stage of Cambridge Folk Festival as they are in a lock-in at the local pub.

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Wed 3
Magic Teapot presents…
Richmond Fontaine
plus Peter Bruntnell
From the great Pacific Northwest - Portland, Oregon to be exact - come Richmond Fontaine. Dark, bleak portrayals of characters and the lives they lead, the lyrics often reflect a deeply sad and hidden side of a person's thoughts. Backing up the lyrics, and adding an even darker tone to the setting, the music's cross of country moods and rock 'n roll blood is all Richmond Fontaine need to have you feeling empathy for the characters they paint. Gather around a drink while you listen to them because you'll need the comfort. Easily slipping from one sad story to the next, Richmond Fontaine have no problems telling the sad tales of life with heart and style.

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Thu 4
Black Carrot and Echolocation
plus Dead Cowboy Culture

'Black Carrot, Echolocation and Dead Cowboy Culture: this mighty triptych of art rock return to the Musician to give you a night 3 of the very best. These guys transcend the label alternative. Echolocation's new album 'Revenge of the Yes Men' out soon on Haunted By Fame. Black Carrot's 'Milking Scarabs for Dough' on Tin Angel Records out in April.


Fri 5
Forthesakeofthesong presents…
The Outlaw Extravaganza
feat. The Travelling Band, Vandeville Falls and Cindy Archer
£5 adv £7 door
A night flavoured by Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Gene Clark and other outlaws. The Travelling Band (Manchester) - “Brilliant!” (Marc Riley). Cindy Archer - Sublime Canadian singer with stunning hillbilly angel voice! And All You Cowboys/Girls: Best Dressed Outlaw Win Cd & Vinyl Collection!


Sat 6
Xander Promotions presents...
£10adv £12door

Egypt are a UK blues rock trio formed in 1987 by three former members of legendary progressive blues outfit The Groundhogs; Eric Chipulina (guitar/vocals), Alan Fish (bass/vocals) and Peter Correa (drums). Alan’s credentials also include playing with members of Welsh heavy rock pioneers Budgie in the band Tredegar, two albums for ex-Bo Diddley harp player Billy Boy Arnold and a European tour for Chuck Berry.

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Sun 7

A Lovely Coincidence presents…
'And then we danced'
£2adv £3door
plus Bluestave, Chris Harper, Lucie and Robin Chapman
Dreamy and atmospheric melodies that would make perfect movie soundtracks forming the mood of the song and providing the platform for Bourne’s unique vocals. Like a female Nick Cave, her voice oozes beauty and pain in equal measure, grabbing the listener from the first note, it’s a voice that is impossible to ignore or forget. They have played at venues that include: The Union Chapel, The Luminaire, 12 bar club in London and at festivals across the UK.


Tue 9
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Heaven’s Basement / Dear Superstar
plus The Crave and Bad Appetite

"Heaven's Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name - bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word. They shoot their songs out like desperate, last gasp bullets and leave this tiny stage to a deservedly disproportionate ovation" - Kerrang

Hailing from the industrial wastelands of Manchester,gutter rock n' rollers Dear Superstar combine their passion for 80’s hard rock with the power and bile of modern metal. Riding their unscrupulous and depraved rollercoaster into sold out venues across the UK and Europe, Dear Superstar have destroyed stages supporting Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Bullet For My Valentine, Hanoi Rocks and Wednesday13 – helping to build their foundations as the UK’s brightest hope for lecherous rock ‘n’ roll.

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Wed 10
Jill Sobule
plus Abi Moore
Jill Sobule belongs to a rare breed of artists. Her work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic.  While her songs cover a huge amount of ground, they all have benefit greatly from Jill's subtle intelligence and skillful light-handedness. No sloganeering flag-and-fist waving here, but rather story songs about human beings, real and imagined, which allow us to step back from the issue, be it personal or social, and relate to it as we would a close friend.


Thu 11
Chris Wood
plus Andy Griffiths
"Chris Wood takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped... He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern." - Ian Anderson. “…claims that he is the greatest living English songwriter are not that far fetched. Chris Wood is one of our true living geniuses.” -


Fri 12
VJT Promotions presents…
Original band showcase
feat. Junior Fencing Club, Awaitting Approval, Fat Digester, This Fallen Empire, Produkty
£4adv £5door


Sat 13
Lazy Sunday presents…
The Joni Mitchell Project
£8adv £10 door
Sally Barker (a founder member of the all-women folk band ‘The Poozies’) presents a captivating evening of Joni Mitchell's poignant classic songs in a show dedicated to the cool Canadian from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sally is joined by Glenn Hughes on keyboards and dulcimer and from the Satie-esque setting of ‘Blue’ to the rockin’ rumpus of ‘Raised on Robbery’ these two take you on a dynamic journey through the heart and mind. "The audience was mesmerised by Sally's breath-taking performance. She magically brought Joni Mitchell's material back to life - not in a covers band style, but breathed in fresh life, love and passion"


Sun 14
Kieran Goss
£8adv £10door
Kieran Goss, long hailed as one of Ireland’s leading
songwriters, is also loved for his warm and witty performance. Goss is an accomplished songwriter crafting melodic masterpieces that can change direction when you least expect it. His beautifully melodic ballads underline why he is considered such a songwriting talent. “...he has a natural way with a melody and the enviable knack of crafting songs that never outstay their welcome and sound like they’ve been around forever.” - Jackie Hayden, Hot Press


Tue 16
Sean Taylor
plus Mark Wynn
“The raw beauty of the guitar and piano... fresh, cliché free and tugs at the soul' - Acoustic Magazine. “An absolutely spellbinding piece of work. One of the finest acoustic blues albums I have heard in years.”  - Blues Matters. “Slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking... Taylor is a find.” 8/10'  - Classic Rock. “Truly sublime … a sonic landscape overlaid by rich, smoky vocals.” – Blues In Britain. “A consummate artist … exquisitely moulded guitar work … original and supremely distinctive.” - Net Rhythms. “Dark and moody... thunderous... one to watch.”  - R2.


Wed 17
The Dan Collective

The Dan Collective presents the words and music of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (Steely Dan). Featuring the hub of the rhythm section of Birmingham’s The Danny Steel Orchestra – purveyors of all thing Steely since 1996 - : Chris Watts on Fender Rhodes and Vocals and Neil Thompson on Electric Bass. Chris and Neil are joined by ace jazz/rock drummer Ian Beestin and saxophonist and jazz luminary Ian Hill. On electric guitar is Leicester based jazz guitarist Andy Hagiioannu.


Thu 18
Lucy Wainwright Roche
plus Rebecca Pronsky
£7adv £9door
Roche is the daughter of Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright. Her maternal aunts are Maggie and Terre Roche, with whom Suzzy Roche formed the group The Roches. Her paternal half-siblings are the singer-songwriters, Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright. Lucy was a teacher in NYC for several years but went into music full-time in 2007, touring with her father Loudon Wainwright III, her half-brother Rufus Wainwright and many other musical acts. Also in 2007, Roche released an EP titled 8 Songs. In 2008 she released a follow-up EP called 8 More which featured a duet with actress Martha Plimpton.


Fri 19
One Night Only: Findley Webster
& The Findley Webster Band
£8 all proceeds to LOROS
plus Stevie Jones & Mark Gill
A one off reunion of Findley Webster & The Findley Webster Band in tribute to the late Ian Jones. The show is a charity fund raiser with all proceeds from the night will going to LOROS. The evening includes an auction of signed muzo memorabilia.


Sat 20
Lay-z Boi Music presents…
The Deap People
plus support
Led by Happy Mondays bass player Mikey Shine, Deap People play original music that is impossible to classify into a genre. They create a unique sound, which when fused with their passion and love of performance, gives them a majestic but electrifying presence on stage. It was obvious when these soulful fragments came together that something special had been created, as they are simply a group of friends who have a love of sound in common.

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Sun 21
Mike Sanchez  
£10adv £12door
plus The Drugstore Cowboys
Singer, pianist and guitarist Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today. His indelible image as a frenetic front man, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano in a soaking suit, has won him fans from all over the world. Mike spent four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings and in December 2007 was invited to appear as a guest vocalist with the Rhythm Kings at Led Zeppelin’s final reunion show at the London O2 Arena.


Tue 23
Stevie Jones presents…

Ann Scott
plus Grace and The Magic Roots, Kristy Gallacher,
Markus Reeves

Dublin songwriter Ann Scott has an instantly identifiable voice with a musical armoury consisting of arrange of left-field guitars, newfangled synths, detuned mandolas and some quirky ideas on how to go about playing them .Her debut album 'Poor Horse' was voted into the Hotpress musicians' poll of Ireland 's top 100 albums ever. She has guested on records for Kila, David Kitt and Mark Geary and received praise in the UK on XFM, BBC1 and BBC 6. This will be an intimate acoustic show not to be missed from one of Ireland's most spellbinding and original new talents.


Wed 24
Martyn Joseph

Few singer songwriters have the hammer blow “once seen, never forgotten” effect of this colossally talented and charismatic Welshman – one of acoustic music’s brightest stars. Shades of Springsteen, Knopfler and Dave Matthews there may be - but Joseph is a performer like no other. A mean guitar player with a powerful voice, his songs range from rock to blues, jazz and even, according to one critic, “funk folk”!


Thu 25
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
The Quireboys (acoustic)
plus The Whybirds
If you were to get the Stones, The Faces, Humble Pie, Aerosmith, Mott The Hoople, Slade, AC/DC and other great rock 'n' roll bands of their era - mix them together, add some great stage presence, 6 great personalities and some top songs - then invite them and all your best mates to your house for the best party ever - you would probably get something close to a Quireboys gig. Tonight the boys will be playing songs from their new acoustic / Americana album 'Halfpenny Dancer'.

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Fri 26
Purple Rain (Prince tribute)
"The inflection in the voice, the funky rhythms and bluesy riffs, and the scorching solos of Prince's guitar style have been studied and mastered and flow effortlessly. They showed their ability not just to recreate the styles and sounds of the originals but to bring them kicking and grooving into the live arena!" - East Anglian Daily Times


Sat 27
VJT Promotions presents…
Original band showcase
feat. BKTB, Tall Orders, Sunflower, Skinny Bones, James Lewis Band
£4adv £5door


Sun 28
Outsider Promotions presents…
Andy McKee
£12.50 adv

This phenomenally adept fingerstylist from Kansas has gone from underground player to Youtube sensation.  Meet your new favourite acoustic guitarist. If you haven't already been sent the links by a chastened guitar playing friend, type Andy's name in, watch and weep.  McKee's technical ability - he slaps the guitar body, picks fluidly, taps the fretboard, and uses unique tunings and chord voicings - is jaw-dropping, but is matched by an originality and attention to texture, melody, and dynamics that takes him way beyond the merely technical realm.


Tue 30
Lay-z Boi Music presents..
Natalie Squance
plus Jay Leighton and Joel Owen & The Antoine Band

Natalie is an effortlessly charming performer who is fast making a name for herself with regular gigs in both her hometown of Leicester as well as London plus appearances at Leicester's Summer Sundae festival. Blessed with a beautifully fragile voice and a natural grasp of melody Natalie's songs exude a maturity that belies her years.

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Wed 31
Pete Morton

Previewing songs from his forthcoming album Economy.



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