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Coming to The Musician in January 2022

Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 8th Jan 2022
Sacrilege
£10.00adv £12.00door
Sacrilege were named as one of the bands of 82/83 in the Heavy Rock Genre and appearing on the David Jensen Show amongst others are now back touring with original band member singer and songwriter Bill Beadle.

With a Sabbath\Priest style metal Riffs and a Drummer from Hell the band are soon releasing their 7th album. Sacrilege have toured all over Europe and also made a huge impression at the Malta Metal Fest where they were voted best band.

This is a gig you don’t want to miss.
Wake Up Promotions
Tickets
Sat 22nd Jan 2022
Rust For Glory - A Tribute to Neil Young
£10.00adv £12.00door
Internationally acclaimed Neil Young Tribute band Rust For Glory's repertoire includes songs from almost every era of Young’s 50-year career, delving deep into the archive, serving up the sounds, feel and spirit of Neil Young’s work, both solo and with his various bands and collaborators; Buffalo Springfield, CSN&Y, The Stray Gators and Crazy Horse.

Performing both acoustic and electric selections, their set list often incorporates Young’s more esoteric numbers alongside celebrated performances of Live Rust era standards. Expect to hear songs such as 'Powderfinger, 'Heart Of Gold', Like a Hurricane and 'Cortez The Killer' to rarer gems from the ‘Ditch Trilogy’ such as 'Walk on', 'On The Beach' and 'Tonight's The Night' and of course, timeless earlier material such as 'Cinnamon Girl', 'Down By The River' and 'The Losing End'.
Tue 25th Jan 2022
Grant Lee Phillips
£17.50adv £20.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Part of the Independent Venues Week

It’s currently charting on 9 various Billboard album charts, including #9 on Americana/Folk Albums.

No Depression - "...a quietly remarkable album that meets life’s uncertainties head-on without resorting to easy answers."

American Songwriter gave the album a 4.5/5 out 5 review.

Classic Rock Germany proclaimed "These songs have everything that good music needs: good harmonies, clever lyrics, a passionate singer and overflowing creativity."

https://www.grantleephillips.com/

I'm drawing on the urgency of the moment,' reflects Grant-Lee Phillips. 'The things that eat away in the late hours...' That urgency inspired the headlong rush of Widdershins, in which Phillips invests the insight, nuance, and wit that has distinguished his songcraft over the past three decades in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape. With more than two decades' experience first as frontman of the acclaimed Grant Lee Buffalo then and accomplished solo artist, Phillips awakens comfort and hope by shining light into darker corners. 'I hope to express my faith in people, my faith in the good ideas we're capable of, and that regardless of what opposition we face, the fact that we can surmount these things,' he concludes.
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Thu 27th Jan 2022
Rachel Baiman
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Rainy Day Woman
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Rachel Baiman’s June 2017 label debut Shame was featured on NPR’s “Songs We Love”, called a “Rootsy Wake-up Call” by Folk Alley, and described by Vice’s “Noisey” as “flipping off authority one song at a time.” It was nominated for the Independent Music Awards Americana Album of the Year, and was the recipient of the Indie Acoustic Award’s Americana Album of the Year award.

Baiman’s Thanksgiving is an intriguing follow up to Shame, allowing her a chance to stretch out stylistically, moving effortlessly between bluegrass, to bolk, old-time and country. The 4 song
project features special guests Molly Tuttle (with whom she toured the UK with in 2018), and Josh Oliver (of Mandolin Orange). The bittersweet lyricism she’s become known for conveys the push and pull of hardship and hope we often feel during the holiday season.

Raised in Chicago by a radical economist and a social worker, Baiman was surrounded by social justice issues her entire life. “If I wanted to rebel against my parents I could have become a finance banker or a corporate lawyer” she says of her childhood. While her classmates went to church or temple on Sunday mornings, Baiman attended the Ethical Humanist Society of Greater Chicago, a non-religious community formed around discussions of morality and current events. “That was always a tough one to explain at school” she says with a laugh.

As a teenager, Baiman found music to be a welcome escape from worrying about global politics. “I often found the constant discussion of seemingly unsolvable problems to be intense and overwhelming, and when I moved to Nashville to pursue music it felt like something positive, beautiful and productive that I could put into the world. Now that I’ve had some years to devote to music, I find it hard to escape from the values that I grew up with, and I feel compelled to write politically, to speak out about things that I’ve experienced or seen. Songwriting is a unique opportunity to do that, because it avails a more emotional vehicle for discussion. I love the political tradition of folk music, from Woody Guthrie to Tupac, and my hope is that this record adds another voice to it.”

Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and dynamic musician. Rachel is a winner of the
Midwestern Fiddle Championships as well as a two time winner of the Illinois State fiddle Championship and a second place winner of the 2012 Nashville Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in the “Traditional Styles” category. Her love for folk and acoustic music inspired a move to Nashville in 2008, where she earned degrees in Music and Anthropology at Vanderbilt University.
Tickets
Sat 29th Jan 2022
Imagine the Beatles
£11.00adv
"For a fantastic night out where the hits just keep coming, enjoy the very best of 'The Beatles'. The top Beatles tribute band in the industry performing live for just one night only. Having been together for the last twelve years playing all over the UK and overseas these boys will take you back
to the great days of 'The Sixties". Just listen and watch the show ..... Could it really be them? From The early 'Cavern' days, through 'Beatlemania' then right up to 'Abbey Rd' and back calling at 'Penny Lane' on route this is one 'Magical Mystery Tour' you won't want to miss!

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