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Coming to The Musician in October 2024

Wake Up Promotions
Fri 4th Oct 2024
The Small Fakers
Doors 8:00pm
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.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
Sat 5th Oct 2024
Five Guys NOT Bruce 2
...this time it's personal!
feat: Tom Brooksby, Rico Richardson, Kevin Jamieson, Darren Driver and Jerry Brennan
Doors 7:30pm
In association with DreamCatcher Productions:

Last year's event was such a great night, we had to go and do it again! An evening of acoustic Springsteen music played by five of the top 'Bruce' performers in the UK. We are delighted to welcome back Kevin Jamieson (The Bootleg Boss), Darren Driver (The Boss & The Beeston St Band), Rico Richardson (The NE Street Band), Tom Brooksby (Glory Days) and making his debut this year, Jerry Brennan (Spirit of Springsteen).

Demand is expected to be even greater this time around, so if you're a fan of the boss and appreciate great musicianship, don't miss this trove of Springsteen hits, alongside some of his lesser known gems.
Sun 6th Oct 2024
The Blackheart Orchestra
£18.00adv £22.00door
plus Olga Dikajee
Doors 8:00pm
The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Plkington. They comprise a two person ‘orchestra’ playing up to 13 instruments in their unique live show. They have been described as a modern day Pink Floyd with influences from as far afield as Kate Bush, Portishead and Cocteau Twins to modern composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Their last two albums both achieved Top 20 positions with latest album Hotel Utopia charting at #13 in the UK and winning Best British Album, Best Song and best Female Vocalist in the USA Progressive Rock Awards. The Blackheart Orchestra currently sits on six Best Albums of the year lists in the UK.

“Epic” Uncut

“Ethereal” Daily Express

“Simply one of the most beautiful and powerful artists I have ever seen live” Lee Graham: The Rock Show

“A life-enhancing listening experience”
Louder Than War

“Reaches areas of your head and heart you never knew existed”
Metal Planet

The support on The Blackheart Orchestra Bloodlines Tour will be Dikajee.
Olga Dikajee is a Russian singer-songwriter from near Lake Ladoga in northwest Russia. Her music combines weavings of folk, neo-baroque, neoclassical, progressive rock and more with her new album Forget-Me-Nots.
Doktor Dyper
Wed 9th Oct 2024
Coma Rossi
£10.00adv £13.00door
feat: Final Coil and The River
Doors 7:30pm
COMA ROSSI - Driven by a constant yearning to stay true to its heart and words that look inward, Coma Rossi strives to achieve that contemplative silence and a familiar melancholy wrapped under the atmospheric, saturated guitars, reeking textures from imperfect synthesizers and explosive drum sounds, like when gearing up for a storm out at the sea. Their second album 'Void' (releasing 18th July 2024) meanders through the ebb and flow of egress and ingress. It takes one through the debilitating pain of detaching the self to caress the thick needles of loss. It saddles one with the discomforting grief that hits in waves. It catapults one into a gorge of charred distressing memories. ‘Void' brings in a new sonic atmosphere in the Coma Rossi chapter and impales the listener on the pyre of ruffled emotions.
Their debut eponymous album was released at the end of 2018 to substantial acclaim, and they are now visiting the UK for the first time.
“The most honest way to describe the album is one of the best prog rock albums ever produced… I’m not just saying the best of this year, I’m saying the best ever.” - Heavy Mag (Australia)
“Coma Rossi debut with tremendous melodic sensibility.“ - The Prog Mind (UK)
“Sophisticated, well-thought out, and with every note in the right place” Metal Temple (USA)
“One of my favourite albums of 2018” – The Progressive Aspect (UK)
Supports come from local Leicester based Final Coil who recently appeared in Prog magazine and from London The River,
Forty Tenth promotions
Thu 10th Oct 2024
Steve Tilston
£15.00adv £18.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Steve Tilston, the hugely talented award-winning performer presents an intimate evening of music, featuring unique arrangements of popular folksongs alongside his own critically acclaimed material.Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic “folk baroque” of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a stylethat is typicallyTilston.“
...great stuff...great fun, wonderful playing and top songs, what more do you want from an evening.” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“A great narrator on top form.” **** The Observer “
...a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer and a remarkable guitarist.” **** the guardian
“...songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache.” **** The Scotsman
Fri 11th Oct 2024
Gaz Brookfield
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Following the success of his tour in early this year, Gaz Brookfield takes to the road once more.

Celebrating 15 years of belligerently refusing to give in!

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.
Sat 12th Oct 2024
Rust For Glory - A Tribute to Neil Young
Doors 7:30pm
A show not to be missed by Neil Young fans when Rust For Glory play Harvest Live in full plus a bonus set of classics & Favourites.

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'.
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 13th Oct 2024
Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are an Anglo-German internationally touring duo based in Staffordshire and the merger of the Stuttgart and Stoke-on-Trent cultures clearly feeds like a red thread through their show of music, banter and fun. Paul and Karen are offering innovative acoustic folk & beyond, harmony singing accompanied by guitar and woodwind instrumentation, in short: enchanting, entertaining, uplifting, different.

Their show Auf Wiedersehen, Me Duck was presented with great success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the feedback, also to the accompanying album, was wonderful:

"Eclectic, performed with passion and with excellent musicianship" Folk Honey

"Charming, varied and fun" Irish Music Magazine

"An album of class, of enchantment and belief" Liverpool Sound & Vision
Xander Promotions
Tue 15th Oct 2024
Ben Poole
£14.00adv £16.00door
Ben Poole is an award winning blues, rock and soul guitarist, singer and songwriter hailing from the United Kingdom. Nominated as one of the best blues guitarists in the world just prior to the 2 year pandemic hiatus 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, Ben 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, Philip Sayce and many more. 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 a few years ago by the biggest selling guitar magazine in Europe (Total Guitar Magazine/
Music Radar).

“Truly astonishing” – Classic Rock Magazine

“F***ing amazing!” – Jeff Beck

“Killer!” – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

“Exudes class & prowess” – Guitar Techniques Magazine
Fri 18th Oct 2024
The Bo' Weevil Brothers
£6.00adv £8.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
"The boys are back, Nick, Al and Jimmy return with their unique brand of stompin' North Mississippi Blues, Country and Hillbilly.

"Tonight the lads will be playing 3 sets. An acoustic set to start the evening will be followed by 2 electric sets. Each set will feature a special guest guitarist joining the lads onstage."

Stompin' Mississippi music from the Soar Delta!

Helpings of Blues, Country, Hillbilly and a large dollop of North Mississippi hill country blues have all combined to fuel this unique toe tappin' sound.

Plus Special Guests
Xander Promotions
Sat 19th Oct 2024
Wizards of Oz
£12.00adv £14.00door
Looking for a night of classic rock and heavy metal nostalgia? Look no further than the UK's longest running Ozzy Osbourne tribute band!
For over 20 years, this group of talented musicians has been bringing the music of the Prince of Darkness to audiences across the country. With a setlist that spans Ozzy's entire career - from his early days with Black Sabbath to his solo hits - this tribute band is guaranteed to take you on a trip down memory lane.

So if you're a fan of classic rock and heavy metal, don't miss your chance to see this legendary tribute band live. With their incredible musicianship, high-energy performances and authentic Ozzy vocals, you'll feel like you're front row at a real Ozzy Osbourne concert.

Perfect for those who grew up with Ozzy's music, this tribute band is a must-see for anyone who wants to relive the glory days of classic rock. So gather your friends, dust off your leather jackets, and get ready to rock out to the music of one of the greatest icons in rock history.
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 20th Oct 2024
Sorrel Nation
'Lost en Route' Tour
£12.00adv £15.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Kent born songstress Sorrel Nation brings a soulful mix of folk rock, with powerful
vocals and haunting melodies. She engages audiences with emotive lyrics, 70’s inspired style and is known for impressive covers of Gillian Welch, Fleetwood Mac, Portishead. Sorrel has performed at well-known music venues across London and the South East, supporting folk legends such as Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy,Madison Violet, Gemma Hayes and rock legend Tom Hingley.

She has performed at Glastonbury Festival, Black Deer Festival and tours the festival circuit over summer with The Magic Teapot music venue.

2024 sees new music released by Sorrel, a single featuring Steve Balsamo (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Storys) in May, a live EP in July and a studio album in October supported by a trio/band tour with many more festival appearances too including Cambridge Folk Festival.

and yes… Sorrel Nation is her real name.
Wed 23rd Oct 2024
Martha Tilston
Doors 7:30pm
Martha has constantly experimented with her writing and musical parameters. Her songs flow with the journey of her life and creativity. Most inspired by our interconnectedness with nature and with each other, her open-hearted questioning shines through the songs. From folk songs she has known since childhood to piano ballads and the odd cheeky bit of trip-hop, to see Martha live is to connect with longed-for parts of ourselves...

Martha and band have toured the globe, sharing their sparkling melodies, filmic movements, and earthy baselines. They opened Glastonbury festival acoustic stage, released 9 albums, and had an awful lot of magical adventures! Martha has also sung as a guest with artists including Zero 7 and has written/directed the award-winning feature film ‘The Tape’. She is currently working on her new album, writing the next feature film, and swimming in the Cornish Sea.

“It is an engrossing set.. (Martha) captures both the harshness and enchantment of life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable.” - The Guardian

“Sit down with a cup of chai tea and let her silky voice wash over you.” - The Independent

“She has probably the purest voice I have heard and at times it sent shivers up and down my spine” Lee Allen, BBC

This gig is at The International ( Home of The Musician 2) Garden Street Leicester LE1 3UA
Forty Tenth promotions
Thu 24th Oct 2024
Hands of the Heron
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Anna Anise
Doors 8:00pm
Hands of the Heron is a dreamfolk trio from Bristol, UK. Their instantly recognisable vocal harmonies are delivered by three frontwomen - Bec Garthwaite, Beth Roberts & Claire Vine - each of whom brings a signature writing style to the band's mercurial sound. They move effortlessly between sparse choral folk and spellbinding chamber pop, richly layered with an assortment of strings, drones and reeds. Their long-awaited second album 13 Moons was released in February 2021 on their own DIY label Cuculi Records, and has been praised as "a wondrous collection of curious story-songs, choral singing and carefully layered instrumentation" (Joyzine) with "songwriting mastery that perfectly delivers reverberating folk-pop" (Tap The Feed). Esteemed jazz critic Ted Gioia recommended 13 Moons as one of his top recordings for 2021.
Fri 25th Oct 2024
Marisa and the Moths
£17.00adv £20.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Marisa And The Moths are turning heads with their unique alternative rock sound and powerhouse female vocals. Marisa's lyrics delve into heavy topics such as mental health, toxic relationships, trauma and sexuality, resonating deeply with her fellow misfits and anyone that has ever dealt with similar hardships.

Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2019, the band has gone from strength to strength, culminating in their second album “What Doesn’t Kill You”, released May 2024, reaching No. 1 in the Official UK Rock and Metal Charts. Their latest album has been described by fans as a deep therapy session you want to singalong with at the top of your lungs.

Both albums have received rave reviews from press outlets like Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, and Kerrang!, and radio plays from mainstream shows such as BBC Introducing Rock on Radio 1, BBC Radio 2's Rock Show, Kerrang! Fresh Blood, Planet Rock, Total Rock, and Primordial Radio. They have also recently recorded a live session consisting of songs from both albums at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, which will be released later in 2024.

Marisa also features on Sophie Lloyd's new album, “Imposter Syndrome”. The album was nominated for best Breakthrough album by Heavy Music Awards, 2024. Their collaboration single "Won't You Come" dropped in November '23, alongside other singles by the likes of Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Matt Heafy (Trivium), and Michael Starr (Steel Panther).

With previous headline tours under their belt, support slots for artists like Kris Barras Band, Von Hertzen Brothers, Those Damn Crows, As December Falls, and Elvana, as well as appearances at festivals like 2000 Trees, Planet Rockstock, and Primordial Radio's General Mayhem, Marisa And The Moths are ready to take the rock world by storm and redefine the genre with their electrifying performances.

"Marisa Rodriguez is a superstar"- Metal Hammer UK, Issue 387"

If she sings like that, then I want to be just like her too" - Nels Hylton - BBC Radio 1

"Marisa Rodriguez has the power of Lzzy Hale, the pitch and clarity of Christina Aguilera and the range of Amy Lee. You can’t help but be mesmerised by just how good she is"- Devolution Magazine.

"Marisa Rodriguez is my new found voice of 2024" - Metal Planet Music

"Sharp, chunky modern hard rock that makes you think of Halestorm, Foo Fighters and In This Moment, alongside touches of various classic rock heavyweights “ - Classic Rock Magazine, UK Issue 269
Magic Teapot
Sat 26th Oct 2024
Jesca Hoop
Doors 7:30pm
A warm welcome return to Jesca Hoop. Last played in Leicester in 2018!


California-born but now based in Manchester, UK, Jesca Hoop is what you’d call a musician’s musician. Discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw her move to the UK.

Hoop’s 6 studio albums including her most recent album Order of Romance, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), all received huge acclaim from critics and fans alike, and it’s easy to see why: Jesca Hoop is one of our most captivating singers.
Her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas, expertly crafted lyrics and melodies that spring from a deeply curious imagination.
Doktor Dyper
Sat 26th Oct 2024
La Villa Strangiato
£12.00adv £15.00door
Doors 8:00pm
La Villa Strangiato is a originally Italian project born as a tribute to Rush, mainly to revive their music from the 70s and 80s, formed by Gabriele Ferrari in 2010. With the help of musician friends, they performed their first show in Rome in March 2011, dedicated to the album ‘Exit Stage Left’. After going from strength to strength playing around Europe and headlining Rush EuCon (the European Fan Convention) in the UK in 2014, and with Rush’s 40th anniversary being recorded in 2015, they toured Europe, the production titled “Rush 40”. LVS toured “Signals Under Pressure” and were invited to play at Rushest in Scotland, with original Rush producer Terry Brown in the audience. In 2017 the tour was a tribute to “2112” and at Rush EuCon they played with Terry Brown once again. 2018 was the “Stranger Spheres” (Hemispheres) tour and 2019 was “A Show Of Hands”. For 2020 they had prepared “Permanent Changes” but after only a few shows the tour was postponed due to the pandemic………..resuming from mid-2021 until the end of 2022.
During that season the band will make a big change in the Line Up and in addition to the founding member Gabriele, will be made up of top musicians from the United Kingdom. The band will subsequently return on the road in 2023 with the DIFFERENT Men on STAGES tour where they will enjoy a great success around all Europe…..and expect the unexpected with a fantastic collection of Rush material from the new 2024 Tour Crush Under Pressure!!
Doktor Dyper
Sun 27th Oct 2024
Marquee Square Heroes
£11.00adv £13.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Marquee Square Heroes perform the music of Fish era Marillion; including the song that starts with a G. Headed by legendary Neo prog rockers Mark Colton (Credo) and Andy Faulkner (Twelfth Night and Jump), as well as an additional crew of seasoned session musicians, who have performed on Billboard top ten records and US festivals. Marquee Square Heroes will revive the memories of grease paint masks and stilettos in the snow, with an additional homage to Marquee club in Wardour Street London.
Forty Tenth promotions
Mon 28th Oct 2024
Naomi Bedford and The Ramshackle Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Naomi Bedford’s unique voice has long gathered support from all corners of the musical fraternity. Her emotive hybrid of plaintive British folk and high lonesome Americana has gained plaudits from such diverse artists as Peter Buck, Shirley Collins, Chris Difford, Linda Thompson, Iggy Pop and many others.

In a series of albums with musical partner Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn't Hang), Naomi has forged a clear modern identity as both an interpreter and creator of folk song. Her last album Singing It All Back Home was a Guardian Folk Album of the Month and she is a previous BBC Folk Award nominee in Best Original Song category.

Her latest project, The Ramshackle Band, brings all her influences into a larger ensemble setting; a mix of Transatlantic Session and Country Fair revue. In the Ramshackle style, a rolling cast of musicians come together to create a vibrant celebration of both Bedford’s voice and the folk and country styles that she inhabits so authentically.

"Amazing, Naomi pulls no punches" Iggy Pop

"Naomi is the best singer of Appalachian ballads that i know" Shirley Collins

Folk Album of the month - The Guardian June 2019
Stragling Vinyl Promotions
Thu 31st Oct 2024
plus Klen
Doors 7:30pm
Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, The Wedding Present and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright groovy.

CUD are indie rock gods for the unpretentious pleasure seeker, boasting as they do the rich deep-lunged voice of Carl Puttnam, edgy guitars of Mike Dunphy and tight, funky rhythm section of William Potter (bass) and Gogs Byrn (drums).

CUD were initially lauded for their quirky Peel session cover of ‘You Sexy Thing’ in 1987. They soon built up a huge live following and buffed up their repertoire with a string of unstraight pop beauties, best exemplified by the 1990 album ‘Leggy Mambo’. This led to a major-label deal with A&M in 1991, front-page NME coverage, massive sellout gigs and proper Top 30 hits, ‘Rich and Strange’ and ‘Purple Love Balloon’.

Misunderstood by record companies and press, CUD packed away their guitars and sticks in 1995 but, bolstered by a greatest hits anthology (‘Rich and Strange’) in 2006, they agreed to tread the boards again, with a further reunion following in 2012 (now with original guitarist and key songwriter Mike Dunphy) and continue to find an army of ‘Space CUDets’ still eager to sing along, dance like fruitcakes and invade their stage.

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