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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.


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Coming to The Musician in March



Tue 1

Neil Young Songbook Night
feat. EastWest, Rust for Glory and guests



Wed 2

The Acoustic Sessions
feat. Michael Butler, Elizabeth Cornish,
Adam Dunmore and Sally Hossack


Thu 3

Folk It presents…
plus Micky Cornflake, Rhett Barrow, Dan White


Fri 4

The ZZ Tops

plus Mid Live 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.


Sat 5

OBS (heat 2)
Son of Eagle
Formal Warning

Silent Signals
£5 with flyer


Sun 6

Father Hen

plus support
£3adv £4door
Father Hen are a band steeped in a rich musical history. The band draw influence from the primal rock of the Velvet Underground to the delicate songwriting and americana of Neil Young and Will Oldham, and emerge with something timeless yet rooted in the 21st century; from the paranoid, confessional lyrics of 'Come Back to Me' and 'Codeine and Wine', to the ethereal, almost whispered love song 'Feels So Right', Father Hen create music both sinister and beautiful.


Tue 8

Malcolm Holcombe
plus The Hi & Lo

Gritty folk bluesman Malcolm Holcombe doesn’t just do things differently—he does them inside out and backwards—which is, no doubt, one reason why he’s such a compelling singer-songwriter. Holcombe’s done some of his best work since he moved back to North Carolina and got sober. He’ll twist the stories and sounds in his songs around, and sideswipe listeners in the process. And another thing about his singing: with his wolvish, gravelly delivery, he can make hunger sound like satisfaction—and vice versa.


Wed 9

Magic Teapot presents…
The Phantom Band
plus support
"Shamefully, this Glasgow six-piece's 2009 debut passed under the radar despite displaying the alchemical, art-rock ambition of a Caledonian TV on the Radio. Gratifyingly, they've only come back stronger. Opener "A Glamour" sets out their mesmeric stall, unfurling from sawing percussion and ominous wind noises into an epic glam stomp. Elsewhere, they veer between swirling mysticism (the new wave-inflected, incantation-filled "O") and folksy simplicity (glistening ballad "Come Away in the Dark"), without ever losing their melodic footing. And though individual tracks enthral, it's best experienced as one long phantasmagoria." - The Guardian

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Thu 10

Seven Little Sisters
plus Harry Bird & The Rubber Wellies

Seven Little Sisters are a band based in Nottingham, UK who have returned after a while in hibernation. The loss of all their equipment at the turn of the millennium brought an untimely end to a band who were destined for big things. Having toured all around Europe for a number of years and with the US beckoning they were forced to call it a day. 2010 has broght them all back together with a new album in the making and tours already coming in for the end of the year. They are set to play their own blend of Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish and in-yer-face Punk to whoever will listen (and to those who are forced to!)


Fri 11

Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
New Generation Superstars
plus Dead Sensation, The Breakdowns, 69 Shots

New Generation Superstars first blazed onto the scene in 2005 with their no frills, no fuss rock music. Too punk for the rock crowd, and too rock for the punk crowd, NGS forged a sound that appealed to all. Speeding up the tempo and turning up the amps, it wasn’t long before NGS had attracted a local following with growing momentum that spread across the nation with both fans and music press alike.

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Sat 12

Teapot Wright presents…
plus Produkty and Soundtrack
Dodgy are an English powerpop rock trio that rose to prominence during the Britpop era of the 1990s, who are best known for their hits "Staying Out For The Summer", "If You're Thinking Of Me", and "Good Enough". The last was their biggest hit reaching #4 in the UK Singles Chart.

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Sun 13

Joe Harris and Stone Foundation
£10adv £12door
plus Sugar Mama
Do not miss one of only two UK's dates for ' 60's Detroit soul legend Joe Harris. Joe made his name as the voice of 'The Fabulous Peps' (Detroit's biggest band until the Temptations came along)  and then later formed the Grammy award winning soul band 'The Undisputed Truth' who had hits withhaving hits with ' Ball of Confusion' and 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' before Motown gave the songs to the Temptations to record. Check out the 'Undisputed Truth' on YouTube for some fantastic Soul Train footage of another of their hits  'Smiling Faces Sometimes'. Backed by top UK soul band 'Stone Foundation,'  Joe will be performing many songs from his illustrious career.




Tue 15

Greenbird Promotions presents…
Steve Ashley with James Findlay
Steve Ashley established himself as a major player on the folk scene with his debut album Stroll On, released in 1974. Since then he has released a further eight albums with the latest, Time and Tide, being described as "a modern day masterpiece" by fRoots and as "well worth the wait" by Robin Denselow in The Guardian. He has worked with Fairport Convention, the Albion Band, string arranger Robert Kirby (famed for his work with Nick Drake) and is one of the few people to whom the tag "legend" can be legitimately attached.

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Wed 16

Michael Chapman

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.


Thu 17
Melting Pot presents…
The Make it Nice Brothers
plus The Rassoodocks, Charlie & the Martyrs,
Tomorrows People

Cancer Research / Shelter fundraiser


Fri 18

The Men They Couldn’t Hang
plus support
£13.50adv £15door

Coming together in London in the early 80s, TMTCH had early success with a fantastic cover of Eric Bogle's 'Green Fields Of France' (1984), which soon became a big hit on the Indie charts. The albums that followed - Night Of A Thousand Candles, How Green Is The Valley, Waiting For Bonaparte and Silvertown all met with critical acclaim and the band were a force to be reckoned in concert halls across Europe. Disbanding after 1990's brilliant Domino Club, TMTCH eventually reunited in 1996, and continue to sell out venues across the land with their firebrand mix of punk passion, rousing guitars and folk roots.



Sat 19
Cheeseweasel Promotions presents…
Iron On Maiden + Sack Sabbath

Please be aware that Sack Sabbath will go on stage first and we recommend arrival by 8:45pm

Iron On Maiden
Iron On Maiden hail from Leeds and can justifiably claim to be Europe's Number 1 tribute to the mighty Iron Maiden. Not only do they boast a high energy and explosive show, their sound is so authentic you would not know the difference! Up the Iron-Ons....


Sack Sabbath
Sack Sabbath deliver a powerhouse set of all the greatest doom laden anthems from the masters of metal, performing only songs from the classic era of Sabbath 1970-1978. They will transport you back in time to the mid 70’s when Black Sabbath were at the peak of their game and ruled the rock world. The only way anyone can get to see this amazing legend in it’s full glory today is to see Sack Sabbath rock at the Musician.

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Sun 20 - Afternoon show

Bluebird Parade (album launch)
£4adv £5door

1pm till 5.30pm
Join us for the debut gig and album launch of a six-piece band that features an eclectic group of musicians from Leicester and beyond, including songwriter Jon Read (trumpeter for The Specials, Kingsize) and guitarist Mark Price (Feelabeelia, The Dreaming). Bluebird Parade plays original songs with thought-provoking lyrics and haunting vocals, mixing acoustic, electric, and brass instrumentation to take you in unexpected aural directions. "What does a Sunday afternoon say for your life?"


Sun 20

David Rotheray with Bella Hardy & Jim Causley
plus Eleanor McEvoy
Until now, David Rotheray has been best known for his role as guitarist with massively successful band The Beautiful South, and the co-writer (along with Paul Heaton) of a series of hits including 'You Keep It All In' and 'Don’t Marry Her'. When that band broke up three years ago, after a remarkable 19-year career, Rotheray went on to work with Homespun. Now he’s back with a very different project: The Life of Birds is a collaboration with ten different singers, including many of the current celebrities of the British folk scene.


Tue 22

Stevie Jones presents…
The Abrahams 
£4adv £5door
plus Cinque and Ross Clark


Wed 23

Amy Wadge with Pete Riley
plus Ferris

One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Wales, Amy has won many prestigious awards, great critical acclaim and a steadily growing, loyal fanbase. In recent times she has expanded her auidience by supporting such luminaries as Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Eric Bibb and Jeff Beck. In a departure from her two previous releases, her latest album 'Bump', is a return to the stripped back production style of her first album, the highly acclaimed, 'Famous Hour'.


Thu 24
Joel Owen & The Antoine Band
plus support


Fri 25

EQ Festival
feat. Multimorph, Whispers, Bubbles in the Power Cupboard, Jazz Cats, Tony Jones, Roused to Burning Houses 


Sat 26

Teapot Wright presents…
Erland and The Carnival

Erland and the Carnival are a British folk rock band, formed in London, by multi-instrumentalist Simon Tong (formerly of The Verve, Blur and The Good, the Bad & the Queen), Orcadian folk guitarist and singer Gawain Erland Cooper and Drummer/Engineer David Nock (The Orb, The Cult, The Fireman). Erland and the Carnival are best known for their contemporary arrangements of traditional Scottish and English folk songs, including "Tramps and Hawkers", "Was You Ever See" and "Love Is a Killing Thing", collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The band's debut album was recorded at Damon Albarn's Studio 13 and released in January 2010.


Sun 27
BBB (Bums, Breasts & Balls)
Challenge Fundraiser
Adm by donation
feat. The Buccaneers (David Wyatt & Carl Dawson), Kristy Gallacher , Chris Anson, Naseby Crossing, Tom Hall
A night of fantastic live music in support of the BBB Challenge ten day Lands End to John O'Groats cycle ride. Starting on 7th April vintage tractors verus cyclists will set off from Lizard point in Cornwall to Dunnet Head in Scotland travelling for 10 days to raise £30,000 for cancer reasearch.


Tue 29
Gemma Larkin
Laura Stephens

Heather Watson
Serna Alenadara
Winter by Morning
Hanna Faulker

£3 adv

Wed 30
Derrin Nauendorf
plus support

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.

Thu 31
Lay-z Boi Music presents…
Us Wolves
plus The Drawings

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