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Coming to The Musician in October 2022

Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 1st Oct 2022
Duran UK
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Now in their second decade since forming, DURAN are the UK’s leading tribute to Duran Duran. Performing to audiences throughout the UK and Europe, winning new friends along the way, DURAN continues to authentically recreate the sounds and energy of Duran Duran’s live shows, paying noteworthy and respectful homage to the Wild Boys of pop.

This popular, award winning, tribute act delivers a cocktail of timeless hits and fan favourites from Duran Duran’s 40 year career, satisfying both the hungriest of Duranies and music lovers alike!

So for the ultimate live tribute show to Duran Duran look no further! DURAN will soon be landing at a venue or festival near to you, right here on Planet Earth!
Forty Tenth promotions
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Tue 4th Oct 2022
The Often Herd
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Bluegrass band The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of the genre. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England.

This unique approach won them the title of “Best European Bluegrass Band 2018” at the prestigious La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.

Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin), write songs steeped in personal experience whilst drawing from a wide pool of influences ranging from old-time to psychedelia. American-born fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana add fiery instrumental skills to the mix, launching the band’s arrangements into the stratosphere.

Together, their sound is both boldly contemporary and soothingly familiar, taking time-honoured traditions to new places with a fresh perspective. Flock to the herd, you won’t be disappointed.
“Traditional, inventive, tight and sharp… for those who think they don’t like bluegrass this could be the point they change their minds.” Tom Franks, FolkWords

“A study in virtuosity from a supremely talented group of musicians.” Claire Dupree, NARC

“It’s fabulous, really exciting to listen to. Tight, virtuosic and the kind of thing you just know would be even better live!” Sam Sweeney – Bellowhead/Leveret
Xander Promotions
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Wed 5th Oct 2022
Kossoff - The Band Plays On
£20.00adv £25.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Renowned vocalist Terry Slesser has put together an ensemble of high-calibre musicians to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Paul Kossoff. This is not a covers band or 'tribute' act as Terry performed alongside Kossoff in post-Free outfit Back Street Crawler. Their show features rarely-played highlights from Back Street Crawler’s catalogue (and of course some choice Free tracks).

Frontman Slesser knows how to captivate an audience. Aside from his amazing vocal ability, he's got some seriously entertaining anecdotes in his armoury which are all delivered with style and panache. This is a revealing insight into Terry’s shared experiences of working, touring and living with Koss.

Guitarist John Buckton has the Kossoff sound down to an absolute tee and that's no huge surprise when you consider that Free drummer Simon Kirke has said: "If Free were to reform, John would be my first choice as guitarist." Also included in the line-up is powerhouse drummer Clive Edwards formerly of UFO, Wild Horses, Uli Jon Roth Band and the Pat Travers Band. Dave Chapman (keyboards) and Rhino Edwards (bass) complete the line-up.

Paul Kossoff was revered by music fans and musicians alike and his personality shone through his performances. All of this is brought to life in a show of sheer quality which pays homage to the highly talented and much missed guitarist.
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Thu 6th Oct 2022
The Jackie Oates Trio
£14.00adv £17.00door
Doors 8:00pm
September 2022 sees the launch of ‘Gracious Wings’, the 8th solo studio album by Jackie Oates. Jackie has once again been working with producer and sound engineer Richard Evans in Bath, to produce an 11 piece album of traditional English folk songs, self-penned material and the odd unexpected cover version!

The album features collaborations with John Spiers, Mike Cosgrave, Jon Wilks, Megan Henwood and John Parker, with cover artwork by the wonderful puppet maker and illustrator, Jo Elizabeth May.

In September/October 2022, The Jackie Oates Trio, featuring Mike Cosgrave (piano, accordion, guitar) and John Parker (double bass) will commence a UK tour in which they perform material from the new album.

The title ‘Gracious Wings’ refers to a chance conversation that Jackie had with a friend, about the nature of music and songs and songwriting. Through the telling of a true story, the teller may gain access to another world in which they are unburdened by their past.

Jackie Oates is an English Folk Musician, Singer, Performer and Educator. Jackie lives in Oxfordshire with her young family. After 17 years and seven solo albums Jackie Oates is a central figure in the accomplished, informed and stylistically individual English traditional music scene that began in the early 2000s and continues to thrive.

Jackie Oates continues to bring elements of the English folk tradition to new people and places; in turn bringing a much-needed calm and joy to those who hear it.
Wake Up Promotions
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Fri 7th Oct 2022
The Small Fakers
£12.00adv
Doors 7:30pm
The Small Faces are without any shadow of doubt, one of the most sensational British bands of the 1960s, and are as much a part of the soundtrack to the fabbest decade ever as The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Who, or anyone else for that matter!

Hitting the charts as teenage mods with their very first disc, 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It', the four diminutive Cockneys went on to release numerous timeless classics including, ‘Sha-La-La-La-Lee’, ‘Here Come The Nice’, ‘Itchycoo Park’ and ‘Lazy Sunday’.

The Small Fakers were officially launched on a chilly night in February 2007 at a central London shindig attended by fans and associates of the East End's very own fab four, the seminal, sensational Small Faces. The buzz in the audience that night was intense. Could the SMALL FAKERS even hope to come close to replicating the sound, and the look, of the Small Faces
Xander Promotions
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Sat 8th Oct 2022
Specials Ltd
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 8:00pm
When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unrivalled by a single band since. Aside from combining musical and racial cultures their clothing, musical movement and their own 2-Tone record label (which started the musical careers of the likes of Madness and The Selecter) created a legacy which has lived on for over 40 years. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and new fans all around the world. 10 years later they are still going strong, now celebrating 40 years of 2-Tone and The Specials.
The Specials LIMITED recreate the passion and enthusiasm of the original Specials line up, bringing back memories for those who were there first time around and showing younger fans what they missed. Featuring members of 2 Rude, the long-established band widely known as one of the best ska tribute acts in the UK, The Specials LIMITED are a 9-piece band full of energy, excitement and accuracy, performing Specials tracks from the golden era of 1979-1981… ‘Too Much Too Young’, ‘Gangsters’, ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Rat Race’ and many more.
They quickly began to wow audiences with their performances and their sold out shows to date include their debut at London’s iconic 100 Club in December 2018.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Tue 11th Oct 2022
The Finn Collinson Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
The Finn Collinson Band seamlessly blend old and new music, creating a refreshingly innovative take on contemporary folk. Their dynamic live show is meticulously crafted yet endearingly spontaneous,respectfully traditional yet strikingly modern, and reassuringly familiar yet spellbindingly imaginative.

Finn is widely regarded as a ground-breaking recorder player on the English folk scene, as well as a distinguished guitarist, vocalist, tunesmith and educator. Shortlisted for the BBC Young Folk Award in 2018, he has toured extensively with various ensembles, making appearances at many of the UK’s major folk festivals including The Sidmouth Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and FolkEast.

Finn’s virtuosic band features Emma Beach (oboes, vocals), Archie Churchill-Moss (accordion, guitar) and Evan Carson (bodhran, percussion). Combining their wealth of experience and creativity with a distinctive instrumentation, this small ensemble produces a pioneering and powerful sound.

The band’s repertoire is wonderfully varied, with tunes spanning an incredible 400 years of musical history, along with Finn’s own compositions. Their 2022 shows will feature favourites from 2019’s debut album Call To Mind (described by FATEA as “a work of true quality”) along
with plenty of brand new music. From groove-infused instrumental tunes to heartfelt stories of inspiring people and places, the band’s set will appeal to wide audiences.

With music that will inspire you to dance in the aisles and pause for reflection, a performance from The Finn Collinson Band is sure to enthral with its musical chemistry and dynamic energy.

“Finn Collinson is a stunningly talented young multi-instrumentalist with seemingly endless talents and a host of successes to his name” Artree

“Prepare to jettison all preconceptions about the recorder” The Living Tradition

“A deeply rewarding display of musical storytelling. With such talented and resourceful young musicians stepping forwards, folk music surely has a robust future”

English Dance & Song
“Unique and captivating ... highly recommended”
The Recorder Magazine
Forty Tenth promotions
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Wed 12th Oct 2022
Emily Mae Winters
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Described as having a voice that “stops you in your tracks” and “arresting, enthralling, tantalising” by Americana UK, Emily combines straight-to-the-heart bittersweetness with her own unique passion and drama in performance. Winters released her much awaited second album ‘High Romance’ in July 2019 which sits between the stormy seas of folk and country.

The record was produced by award winning London based Americana producer Matt Ingram at Urchin Studios (Florence and the Machine, Lucy Rose, Laura Marling, The Staves) Winters has received support from the BBC Country Show with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday. The record reached No.3 in the iTunes Country Charts and was listed in Folk Radio UK’s Top Ten Albums of the Year leading to two sell out headline tours with her band and invitations to play a host of prestigious festivals. Recently, Winters supported award winning Nashville artist Molly Tuttle on her U.K. tour. In 2020 she became the recipient of the PRS Foundation Emerging Artist Award and the International Showcase Award to showcase at Folk Alliance International in the U.S.
Xander Promotions
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Thu 13th Oct 2022
Ben Poole
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Ben Poole is an internationally applauded, award winning blues, rock & soul guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from the United Kingdom. Nominated as one of the “Best Blues Guitarists in the world” in 2019 alongside names such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa and many more by the USA’s ‘Guitar World Magazine’ Ben Poole, is very much at the forefront of the talent rich blues/rock scene on a worldwide scale.

A now internationally recognised touring and recording artist since beginning his career playing on the local UK blues circuit at aged 16, Poole has also received critical acclaim from some of the most renowned blues and rock musicians in the world such as Jeff Beck, Gary Moore, John Mayall, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Walter Trout, Richie Kotzen and many more. Besides this he has graced the covers of, as well as receiving awards and accolades from some of the most respected publications and organisations, including being voted in the top 15 best blues guitar players in the world in 2018 by the biggest selling guitar magazine in Europe (Total Guitar Magazine/Music Radar).

“Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine

“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck
CasbahMMP
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Fri 14th Oct 2022
Connor Selby
£15.00adv £18.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Connor Selby (With Full Band)
Connor Selby is a rising British star in the traditions of Eric Clapton and Peter Green, who has already performed with his band at Wembley Stadium, at the age of 22, at the behest of The Who.
Recently voted the “Young Artist of the Year” in the UK Blues Awards for the second year running, the young bandleader-guitarist-vocalist draws on influences as diverse as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Free and Nick Drake, creating a soulful blend of hard-hitting blues and emotional, introspective song writing, which, at times, evokes a modern take on the best of the British blues boom of the 1960’s.
Connor has recently released a self-titled album at Masterlink studios, featuring 'Redtenbacher's Funkestra', a house band of world class musicians with a CV's to prove it (think Elton John, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Jack Bruce etc). This release should further cement Connor's reputation as one of our brightest young talents; a talent who has already garnered invitations to tour with not only with legendary Bluesman John Mayall but also a UK stadium tour with the aforementioned The Who.
Xander Promotions
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Sat 15th Oct 2022
The Liquid Engineers
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm
The Liquid Engineers are without doubt the premier and hardest working tribute to Gary Numan in the UK. They continually tour throughout the UK taking that unique and authentic ‘Numan’ sound to centre of the stage. Lead vocalist Pat Martin is joined on stage by 4 other talented musicians with all one goal, to ‘Deliver that Gary Numan Experience'. They do this time and time again. Numan fans will get to enjoy a range of material from his vast back catalogue of material taking you through over 40 years of his career. You won’t be disappointed.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Sun 16th Oct 2022
Faustus
£16.00adv £20.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Folk super group Faustus are Benji Kirkpatrick, Paul Sartin and Saul Rose.

‘So stunning live’ says Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music), Faustus are known for captivating audiences with their sheer room-shaking power, vocal precision and instrumental mastery. Put simply, the band has complete command on stage and in the studio. Their live act is recognised worldwide; 2020 will see the band performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand, as well as touring throughout the UK.

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.

Driving rhythms on bouzouki and guitar are reinforced by the melodeon, fiddle, oboe and cor anglais, creating arrangements that are intriguing and subtle, boisterous or punchy. ‘Faustus somehow manage to make folk sound traditional and cutting edge at the same time. It’s a good trick to pull off and a thrilling show for the spectator.’ (English Dance and Song)

Setting the band apart are the distinctive individual voices of Kirkpatrick, Sartin and Rose. Their close harmonies are faultless and well-crafted and all three members trade lead vocals to great effect. Not content to cover the same ground twice, song after song surprises and entertains. ‘We do work hard on crafting arrangements to make them musically interesting, and also stitching together texts to make music that is not just ephemeral, but has some sort of lasting quality.’
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Mon 17th Oct 2022
Daoirí Farrell
£15.00adv £18.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Six months after releasing the album ‘True Born Irishman’ Daoirí won two prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 for Best Newcomer and Best Traditional Track, and performed live at the awards ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Since then he has toured the UK, and played at festivals in Australia, Canada, the UK, Belgium, Denmark and more. In February 2018 he toured with the all-star
Transatlantic Sessions in major venues across the UK. Daoirí released his new album ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’, produced by Dónal Lunny, in February 2019. In
autumn 2019 he was also nominated for three RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards 2019 for best singer, best traditional track and best album for ‘A Lifetime Of Happiness’.

From March 2020 he attracted up to 85,000 viewers for his run of twenty-five weekly
livestreamed concerts every Sunday night at 10pm, which led to him performing on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and co-hosting the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. Daoirí is currently recording a new album with Trevor Hutchinson from Lúnasa/The Waterboys with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland.
‘His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul

Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo
Cheeseweasel Promotions
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Tue 18th Oct 2022
Warner E. Hodges Band + Ryan Hamilton
£15.00adv £18.00door
Doors 7:30pm
It’s an undisputed fact that Warner E. Hodges is one of the most instantly recognisable guitarists playing today. Steve Earle reckons he’s “world class”, according to Raul Malo of the Mavericks “there is no finer example of what rock ’n’ roll is” and Ginger Wildheart says “let no one tell you that anyone else does it better”.

From his early days guitar slinging in Jason & the Scorchers to more than a decade with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin and a parallel solo career that has produced five ace albums so far, Warner E. Hodges is a man who knows how to rock and his live shows are famous for their excitement, intensity and power. With Ben Marsden (guitar), Jason Knight (bass) and John Powney (drums), Warner has a band capable of running Black Sabbath into Merle Haggard and back out into AC/DC.

Signed to Steven van Zandt’s Wicked Cool label, Ryan Hamilton makes records “for any fan of classic rock ’n’ roll and power-pop” (The Indy Review) that are “a thoroughly enjoyable listen” (Americana UK). For Adam Duritz of Counting Crows it’s simpler, he’s “just fantastic” and his latest album ‘1221’, a mix of classic covers and originals recorded during the pandemic, was a Top Ten Independent Album on the UK charts. Making music that’s melodic and hooky with a power-pop sensibility while never losing sight of his country roots Hamilton will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Tonight Ryan will be backed by Warner’s superb band.

Don’t miss one heck of a special evening!
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Wed 19th Oct 2022
Jesse Terry + Emma Stevens
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 8:00pm
"It is easy to compare Terry’s heritage and storytelling to that of Jackson Browne, James Taylor or Bruce Springsteen.. A symphonic delight for the heart and soul." ~ Americana UK 9/10

Whatever magic potion the troubadours in Laurel Canyon were sipping on in 1971, Jesse Terry has managed to track it down and take a deep gulp. Now on his seventh album, When We Wander, Terry performs his beautifully crafted songs to around 150 audiences a year from Bonnaroo to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the 30A Song-writers Festival to Americana Fest. Recorded live, When We Wander prioritises emotion and raw performances over perfection. 'In Spite of You' recalls his stay in a residential facility for behavior modification that traumatized him as a young teenager: "The sermons that you sold me all were fakes."Yet he emerged to earn a degree from Berklee College of Music, net a five-year staff writer gigon Nashville's Music Row penning material for major TV networks, and win prestigious songwriting awards.. And then to become the singer-songwriter his countless fans know today, who (in the words of Music News Nashville)"bring[s] to mind iconic artist/poets like Paul Simon and Jackson Browne.... [with] a performance that touches the heart like only a whisper can."

“Bringing a refreshing glimmer of hope and an abundance of heart and positivity,British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emma Stevens first picked up a guitar at the age of two and has since learnt cello, piano, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and bass. Emma achieved four consecutive play-listed singles on BBC Radio 2, extensive international radio play in the UK, Europe and Australia, an iTunes single of the week with her song "Riptide", sold out headline shows and supported The Feeling, Take That, Wet Wet Wet, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Train, Albert Lee and Simply Red to name a few! Emma's catchy pop melodies and folky instrumentation has been used on many TV shows on BBC, ITV, Sky and Channel 4, and even featured on a TV show in China which was broadcast to 75 million people, receiving a whopping 500 million streams in China after! Since losing her Mum to cancer in 2012, Emma has dedicated her life to her music, writing messages of positivity, hope and love. Her music breathes life and honesty, and is re-establishing a lyrical connection with her audience, something seemingly so absent from an overcrowded marketplace.
"Just Magical" Terry Wogan
"A Very Talented Muti Instrumentalist" The Telegraph”
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Thu 20th Oct 2022
Chris Helme
£12.00adv £14.00door
plus Factory Girls and Tom Iliffe
Doors 7:30pm
“With the Seahorses over his shoulder, Helme continues to create glorious music in his own name.”

Chris Helme first rose to prominence as the front man of John Squire’s post-Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’ which saw him touring extensively and sharing the stage with The Rolling Stones, U2 and Oasis in numerous support slots. Now solo- he is still rightfully remembered for Britpop classics ‘Love Is The Law’ and ‘Blinded By The Sun’ – songs that evoked everything the 90’s stood for, the excitement, the culture and the bands that provided a voice in a period of political and social imbalance.
Chris’ enviable back catalogue, is bolstered further by his acclaimed works with The Yards, but it’s his last solo album ‘The Rookery’ that portrays him at his very best. The album combines melody with imaginative, intricate, three-way guitar interplay that brings each track to a lush, blossoming climax. Add to this Chris’ keen ear for arranging, plus some brooding string passages and it becomes the perfect platform for his wonderful songs. Melodies rooted in traditional folk are reimagined on an album of rich variation, testament to his most powerful weapon – his voice.
Doktor Dyper
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Fri 21st Oct 2022
The Enid
£18.00adv £23.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Enid began recording at about the same time as punk rock burst upon the music scene. Godfrey has said that he always regarded The Enid's ironic takes on classical music as being just as anarchic as anything by the Sex Pistols, but this did not translate into either musical or commercial recognition, despite their work being played frequently by Tommy Vance on BBC Radio One's Friday Rock Show. However, unique among progressive rock bands, the Enid secured a fan base which significantly overlapped with the punk rock fan base. Thanks largely to their quirky appearance and stage act, they built a sizable campus following even while under the shadow of the punk movement.

Early albums were entirely instrumental due to the suicide of founding vocalist Peter Roberts on New Year's Day 1975, shortly before rehearsals for the band's debut album In the Region of the Summer Stars; the band considered Roberts to be irreplaceable.

The band's record label, Pye Records, folded on the eve of releasing a double compilation album, Rhapsody in Rock, leaving the Enid with substantial bills and no income to cover them. Only continued touring kept the band afloat. In 1981, the Enid were Kim Wilde's backing band on her self-titled debut album. However, according to Godfrey, because the album was recorded in the Enid's studio, they were paid only "a pittance" for their work on it. During this period founding member Francis Lickerish was ousted from the Enid following a failed attempt to take leadership of the group from Godfrey.

The band's fifth album, Something Wicked This Way Comes, released in 1983, was the first Enid album to feature lyrics, which were written by then-drummer Chris North and sung in a mock-operatic style by Godfrey. The release was a concept album dealing with the threat of nuclear warfare and the various ways in which people respond to it.

The Enid released no full-length albums between 1997 and 2010, when Journey's End was released, although 2009's Arise and Shine featured newly remixed and partly re-recorded tracks from previous albums plus one preview of a Journey's End track.

In December 2012, the band's thirteenth album Invicta was voted 9th in The Guardian's "Readers' albums of 2012" poll, with "The One and the Many" placed 6th in the "Readers' tracks of 2012" category.

In June 2013, it was revealed that the band's sole remaining founding member Robert John Godfrey had been diagnosed with early Alzheimer's disease, and that as a result he was retiring from the band. The band opted to continue, with Godfrey's consent, following his departure.

In April 2018 Godfrey announced his return to the band. A brain scan intended to determine the progress of his Alzheimer's disease showed no presence of Alzheimer's at all.[16] In January 2020, The Enid consisted of two members, Godfrey and Ducker, and they were working on the new album U, which earlier was intended to be released as a Godfrey solo album called Homily.
Expect a fine show featuring Enid classics from their albums.
Xander Promotions
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Sat 22nd Oct 2022
Sack Sabbath
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Sack Sabbath are the UK's finest, longest serving and most authentic tribute to the original masters of metal, Black Sabbath. Formed in 2002, Sack Sabbath have delighted audiences across the UK and Europe over the last decade with their stunning take on the classic era of Black Sabbath. Playing only the very blackest of Sabbath from the classic years 1970-78, they deliver a powerhouse performance with every song reproduced to perfection by some of the finest rock musicians in the UK and fronted by the best Ozzy impersonator in the business bar none. And lets face it-you don't get better recommendations than from the Black Sabbath road crew!

"I worked for the real Sabbath and they are like the real thing, you don't have to close your eyes, because they have got it off to a tee! I go to their shows because it reminds me of all the fun I had with the real thing" Les Martin, ex stage & production manager, Black Sabbath 1970-78
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Sun 23rd Oct 2022
Five Points Gang
A Welshman, a Frenchman, and Brazilian walk in to a bar.and blow the place apart
£10.00adv £12.00door
feat: Five Points Gang
Doors 1:00pm - 5:00pm
2022 UK Blues Federation “Best Emerging Artist” nominees Five Points Gang is a London based blues trio. They blend brand new original material with smokin’ hot classic blues. The band has hugely diverse influences, which breathes new life into the blues genre. Their debut album, WANTED, released on Lunaria Records in October 2021, has received enormous critical acclaim (Blues From The Ouse “Album Of The Year”) due to great songwriting, exceptional musicianship and its fresh perspective on blues. The Gang are best known for their dynamic live performances, leaving audiences exhausted and somehow screaming for more. Five Points Gang is a truly international band - in the words of one reviewer, “A Welshman, a Frenchman, and Brazilian walk in to a bar... and blow the place apart!”
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Mon 24th Oct 2022
Suthering
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Suthering, the musical alias of Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall, have taken the folk scene by storm with their unusual and fresh approach to folk music. Their harmony-rich songs tell tales of struggle and triumph against all odds; of heroes from both their own lives and from stories they have found. Inspired by strong female characters in history, mythology, and personal experience, and with an unusual mix of cascading, dramatic piano; intricate, fingerstyle guitar; flute, whistles and harmonium, Suthering bring an exciting take on folk storytelling with their evocative and distinctive sound.

Alongside their captivating original music, the duo seek out traditional songs with female characters at the fore, upholding and unearthing the female heroines of folk. And where the story ends with heart-break or death for these forgotten women, Julu and Heg have re-written the endings allowing the poor heart-broken maids to rise into triumphant heroes.

Having gained individual recognition across the folk and popular music scenes including BBC Introducing, Cambridge, Sidmouth, Glastonbury and other major festivals, Suthering combine a wonderful chemistry and charisma on stage, with their powerful song-writing and crisp vocal harmonies to create a beautiful, pure sound.

“Joyful, life-affirming and even a bit kick-ass feminist” - The Blackbird Collective

“Excellent musicians, beautiful harmonies and a fresh approach to traditional music” - FATEA Magazine

“a delightful take on folk music… fully backed up with skilled and touching performances” - The Progressive Aspect
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Tue 25th Oct 2022
Jana Varga
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Jana Varga is a Slovak-born singer songwriter now based in London, having trained and worked musically in France, the United States and elsewhere. Her well crafted songs are at home in the broad Americana genre but their roots run much deeper. Jana’s natural musicianship is founded in her classical music training, and further influenced by classic singer-songwriters such as Janis Ian and James Taylor together with a deep love and appreciation of roots music, not least gospel and blues. Her most recent work 'Canvas' was recorded with 4 times Grammy nominated producer James McMillan, alongside working with the Masterlink House band whose credits include David Bowie, Elton John, Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox and many more.
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Wed 26th Oct 2022
Gaz Brookfield
£10.00adv £13.00door
plus Lonely Tourist and Chris Webb
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Following the success of his tour in early this year, Gaz Brookfield takes to the road once more. Playing songs from his top ten album, ‘Idiomatic’, plus plenty of old favourites.

Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date.

Gaz remains the only unsigned solo artist to sell out The Fleece, Bristol. A feat he as now achieved 5 times. The last three times selling out over 6 months in advance.

Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz's relentless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. The last few years have seen Brookfield play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite.
CasbahMMP
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Fri 28th Oct 2022
Laurence Jones
“HE’S LIKE A YOUNG ERIC CLAPTON, DAMN RIGHT HE GOT THE BLUES” BUDDY GUY
£17.00adv £20.00door www.facebook.com?CasbahMMPEvents
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
“Laurence Jones has been Voted in the TOP 10 best blues guitar players in the world today” - Music Radar. Laurence  has developed a virtuoso as one of the UK’s hottest guitar players. He’s got several accolades and awards to his name winning “Young Artist Of The Year” in the British Blues Awards 3 years in a row which inducted him into the British Blues Hall Of Fame. Laurence & his band have supported / toured with the likes of Sir Van Morrison, Sir Ringo Starr, Joe Bonamassa, Status Quo, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter & Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  Laurence Jones reached number 5 in the top 20 hardest working bands in the UK along with Chris Farlowe, Bay City Rollers, Chas & Dave & more... Don’t miss your chance to see “the future of the blues” live on tour - Classic Rock Magazine. 

“Exciting guitar playing & full of energy” - BBC Radio 2

“A mature and classy release that should prove to be his breakthrough into the blues mainstream that Joe Bonamassa has trailblazed” - The Daily Express 

National Dutch treasure Johan Derksen is a fan of LJ and has invited him to appear on his TV show “Veronica Inside” 5 times. The official music video for “I’m Waiting” has over 1 million views on YouTube since his TV show appearances. “He’s like a young Eric Clapton” - Johan Derksen 

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Xander Promotions
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Sat 29th Oct 2022
The Bon Jovi Experience
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Bon Jovi, the greatest stadium rock band of all time is now re-created by the sensational Bon Jovi Experience.

Lead singer Tony Pearce takes on the noteworthy task of emulating the legendary namesake of the band Jon Bon Jovi and he does so with ease and panache. The only tribute band in the world to have shared the stage with the real McCoy.

This show includes all the hits: Livin’ On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Keep The Faith, Bed Of Roses, Always, Bad Medicine, It’s My Life and many, many more.

"The best tribute I have ever seen" - Jon Bon Jovi
Forty Tenth promotions
YouTube
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Mon 31st Oct 2022
Banter
£15.00adv
Doors 8:00pm
Banter are: Simon Care on melodeon, Nina Zella on keyboards and vocals and Tim Walker on drums, percussion, and brass. They are rooted in English traditional music but incorporate influences of pop, jazz, soul and big band sounds. Although just three people, they create a huge sound and have been described as the world’s smallest big band.

Firstly a few words from Show of Hand’s very own Phil Beer:

Banter. They play for you, they play with you. The most versatile and interesting band on the scene at the moment. Great rocking ceilidhs, Concert sets with a tinge of soul and jazz in the mix. Three superb
musos who are at the top of their game. This is a great new album which pulls together everything that their debut recording hinted at. There’s nothing like eighteen months of constant gigging to get a band focused and on the ball. Highly recommended.

“Banter are a continuing problem for me. As they grow stronger in their unique voice, I still don’t know which I prefer: the effortless, irresistible danciness of it all, the lightest touch disguising the strongest pulse; or the strange beauty of the songs - all quirkiness and silk. Both these elements are reinforced on the (extremely well-recorded) new waxing - so you can share my dilemma yourselves.”
Simon Nicol – Fairport Convention

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