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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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Put the name of the artist or band name along with the date of your show in the email subject line.

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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!
Wake Up Promotions
Tickets
Thu 6th Oct 2022
Chris Helme
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Chris Helme
“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.
Chris Helme Contact: Leila Cooper at Strada Music
Tickets
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
Tickets
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.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
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” last year (2019) alongside names such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Joe Bonamassa & 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, Ben 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

“A REALLY good player” – Gary Moore

“So amazing!” – Beth Hart

“Killer!” – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“Unbelievable!” – Richie Kotzen

“Exudes class & prowess” – Guitar Techniques Magazine

“Ben Poole is the full package” – Maverick Magazine

“Definitely one to watch” – Guitarist Magazine

“A really fresh sound and style” – Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2)

“This is a young man to look out for as he is no doubt a rising talent” – Blues Matters Magazine
CasbahMMP
Tickets
Fri 14th Oct 2022
Connor Selby
£15.00adv
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
YouTube
Tickets
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
Tickets
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
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Thu 27th Oct 2022
Fred's House
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Fred’s House are an award-winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now.
This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lissie and Janice Joplin.

“Isn’t that lovely stuff. They have a whole new sound and one that I really love!”
Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2 / Country Hits Radio)

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