Coming to The Musician in November
Sat 1
plus The Boll Weeviles and The Smokestacks

Sun 2
The Agonal Trace
plus Shapeshifter, The Kevin Hewick Band and Tony Jones
Early start! Doors open at 19.00.
Mon 3
Tue 4
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
with Bob Hall
£8adv £10door
Wed 5
Access To Music
Student social night
Thu 6
Beatles, Blues & The Blue Violin
featuring Phil Bates & Mik Kaminski (ELO)
Former ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Pt11 members and current members of The Orchestra Phil Bates and Mik Kaminski, plus Tina McBain from The Eleanor Rigby Experience. The Beatles, Blues and Blue Violin tour will do what it says on the tin plus explore some new arrangements of Beatles songs, especially where the Beatles and the Blues meet. Mik and Phil will recreate past ideas and sessions plus some great blues material from Phil's solo repertoire and of course ELO and Violinski material.
Fri 7


Ska Trek
Sat 8
Simon Honeyboy Hickling
A world-class musician Simon ‘Honey Boy’ Hicklin’ is a blues harmonica ace with a hard earned and well-deserved international reputation. His subtle and fabulously expressive playing is grounded firmly in the ‘50s and ‘60s heyday of the Chicago and Gulf Coast styles of playing. With a tremendously experienced band backing him, Simon never fails to deliver anything less than a first-rate evenings entertainment and never lets good taste and soulfulness stifle a rockin’ night out.
Sun 9
Gregg Wright Band
One of America's most sought after guitarists and session men, Greg Wright has recorded and toured with the likes of Mick Fleetwood, Michael Jackson, The Gap Band, Spencer Davis and many more. This virtuoso musician is a master of the Fender Stratocaster, who strings his guitar in normal right-handed fashion, but plays left-handed, upside down, awesomely! His band plays with style and precision, whilst Gregg whips up a six-string tour de force.
Mon 10
Tue 11

Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart
£10adv £12door
plus Dave Hawkins
The sister of alt-country legend Steve Earle, Stacey Earle has recorded five studio albums to date, three with her husband, Mark Stuart. As a songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mark has toured extensively all over the USA, Canada and Europe. Few aspects of Americana are left out of their performances which touch upon blues, rock, folk, country and more. Amongst others Stacey and Mark have opened for Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Ralph Stanley, Richard Thompson, Gregg Brown and Iris Dement.
Wed 12
£8adv £10door
Remember the last time a song really reached you? Straight in, deep inside, talking directly to you, about what you feel - just as if this song was written especially for you, about you? Well this is what the music of Ezio is about, deep, honest, emotional songs that hit a raw nerve. Featuring lead guitarists, Ezio Lunedei and Mark "Booga" Fowell, Ezio serve up breathtaking live performances, which you will have you addicted after the very first song.
Thu 13
Dick Gaughan
plus Steve Parker
There are no half measures with Dick Gaughan. What you see is what you get and what you get is one of the cornerstones of modern traditional music. Dick Gaughan has never been easy. The songs he delivers ask questions that some listeners may have thought never existed - so they may not know the answers. When the answers duly come, delivered in a voice that throbs with a unique kind of controlled, vibrating passion, he can shake the most complacent mindset out of its skull.
Fri 14
Martin 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”!
Sat 15
The Hamsters
The guitar, bass and drums trio The Hamsters have long been established as our premier blues-rock attraction, having performed 4,000 concerts in 21 years. They've a mailing list exceeding 20,000 and a website which receives 1,000 visitors a day, and although primarily playing their own brand of rootsy Rock, Blues and Americana, they're also widely regarded as the UK's leading interpreters of the music of Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top.
Sun 16
Charlie Musselwhite
£10 adv 12door
plus Dave Peabody
& Marcus Bonfanti
It's Charlie's Musselwhite’s mix of wild country abandon seasoned by years of playing urban electric blues that spurs the likes of Ben Harper, Tom Waits and Gov't Mule to welcome him onto their stages and records. That same, blues/rock rebel vibe was Dan Aykroyd's inspiration for Elwood Blues, and it  has won Musselwhite a pile of awards and earn’t the respect of his own heroes: Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. John Lee was even the best man at Charlie's wedding.
Mon 17
Tue 18
Magic Teapot presents...
Dengue Fever
plus support
Dengue Fever is Cambodian songstress Chhom Nimol, Zac Holtzman (guitar/vocals), Ethan Holtzman (Farfisa), Senon Williams (bass), Paul Smith (drums) and David Ralicke (sax). The band’s music has been featured in a number of film and television shows including City of Ghosts, Must Love Dogs, Broken Flowers and twice on Showtime’s hit series, Weeds. They have released three albums: Dengue Fever, Escape From Dragon House and Venus On Earth. They are based in Los Angeles, California.

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Wed 19
Tom Pacheco
plus Joy Brown
A frequent visitior to these shores and troubadour in the truest sense, Tom Patcheco's frequently brilliant songs, have been covered by countless folk and country artists. He has also recorded scores of albums in a career spanning over thirty years. Arguably his finest is 1997's, Woodstock Winter, produced by Band guitarist Jim Weider. The album was tracked at Levon Helm's studio and featured guest shots by several members of The Band, including Helm and Rick Danko. Although critically acclaimed, Woodstock Winter failed to find the large audience it deserved and although Tom has remained successful in Europe, he is virtually unknown in America, which is highly ironic, because Pacheco's voice and vision are as timelessly American (and at times as political) as Woody Guthrie.
Thu 20
Matt Schofield Trio
£8adv £10door
plus support
Guitar & Bass magazine named Matt Schofield as one of the Top 10 British Blues Players of All Time. While Guitarist magazine has described his guitar playing as "dynamite", picking him as the only non-American in their review of the future of Blues guitar. In 2006, just two years after his debut CD, Schofield gained the distinction of being one of only two living British artists to be given a four star (excellent) rating in the Penguin Book of Blues Recordings.
Fri 21
Sinner Boy (Rory Gallagher tribute)
plus Badlands
Sat 22
My Generation (Who /classic rock tribute)
plus Purple & The Rains
My Generation are widely recognised as the UK’s top tribute to the music of The Who. Their brilliant show includes classics from Tommy, Quadraphenia, Who’s Next & The Who Live At Leeds including: Pinball Wizard, Young Man Blues, The Real Me, 5:15, Who Are You and Won’t Get Fooled Again and hits from the ‘60s such as; My Generation, Pictures of Lily, Substitute, I Can’t Explain and The Kids Are Alright. In the second half of the show will perform classics from the likes of: Free, Cream, Bad Company, The Rolling Stones, Joe Cocker and Humble Pie culminating in a fabulous Led Zeppelin medley!
Sun 23
Hank Wangford and Reg Meuross
Mon 24
Tue 25
Wes McGee & The Border Guitars
plus Refuge and Steve Morgan
If you judge a man by the company he keeps, you have to take Wes McGhee seriously indeed. Ask around Austin, and they’ll tell you he’s the real thing - a great songwriter, musician and entertainer whose talents are undisputed, whether as band leader, guitarist or performer. Given that they know a bit about music in Texas, that marks Wes as special. Over the years Wes has worked with Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kimmie Rhodes, Richard Dobson, Heather Myles, Billy Swan and Sid Griffin.
Wed 26
Magic Teapot presents...
Imelda May
Dublin-born Imelda May has the rare kind of raw talent and timeless glamour that truly illuminates the stage. Whether it's her infectiously unique fusion of rockabilly, blues and jazz, her extensive self-penned repertoire, her sassy burlesque-inspired performances or her distinctive interpretation of classic standards, her appeal is both seductive and undeniable. Imelda May has shared the stage with an impressive array of musical talent - Alison Moyet, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Bryan Ferry, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Scissor Sisters, Elvis Costello and Elton John.

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Thu 27
Joe O’Donnells Shkayla
plus Shelia & Pete
Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla brings together the spirit of Celtic tradition and the dynamic grooves of modern rock and jazz. Electric fiddle-player Joe O’Donnell’s career has included work with former Steeleye Span members, Terry and Gay Woods, fiddle-driven rock band East Of Eden and the late Irish bluesman Rory Gallagher. Singing songs in English and Gaelic and playing soaring fiddle melodies and improvisations, Joe is accompanied by a team of first-class musicians who do justice to the dynamic spirit of both Celtic and rock music.
Fri 28
plus XXX Band
Bloodstock favorites Beholder perform all time greats by bands such as Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Alice In Chains. And this powerful five piece don't stop with old school metal classics either, they also storm through modern day, riff heavy tunes by the likes of Black Label Society Rammstein, Pantera and Drowning Pool. These guys work a crowd brilliantly and effortlessly tear through a set perfect for fans of classic metal.
Sat 29
John Coghlan’s Quo
£8adv £10door
For many years, John Coghlan was the bedrock of the British Rock group Status Quo. Playing on drums from the beginning through to 1981. Literally touring and rocking all over the world. He started working with his own band, John Coghlan's Quo, during the late 1990s. The band has since toured Europe and the UK successfully for several years, performing all the Status Quo hits and favourites from the Coghlan years: 1962 - 1982.
Sun 30
Dr Feelgood
£12adv £15door
From 1971 to lead vocalist Lee Brilleaux's untimely death in 1994, Dr. Feelgood never left the road, playing hundreds of gigs every year. Throughout their career, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving Stonesy rock & roll behind. Their devotion to the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base and their sweaty live shows are legendary. Whilst the group's stripped-down, energetic sound paved the way for English punk rock in the late '70s, their back-to-basics style was ultimately overshadowed by the dominance of punk and new wave in the '80s. Since Brilleaux's death the remaining members of the last Feelgood's line-up have continued to tour regularly and maintain the legacy of their legendary former front man.

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