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Coming to The Musician in March 2020

Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 1st Mar 2020
Ida Wenøe & Samantha Whates
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Double Headliner gig

Ida Wenøe is revelling in the critical success of her latest album, the beautifully put-together "The Things We Don't Know Yet".

With airplay still flooding in from national and regional BBC stations, particularly for her brand new single 'Change Me A Little' (video link below), she is building her UK audience quite nicely and with good reason, as she blends her Nordic Noir heritage with hints of Americana and English folk. To list artists she sounds like would be to miss the point entirely - as anyone who has witnessed a live show can attest, Ida Wenøe is very definitely Ida Wenøe.

“Ida Wenøe is equal parts mysterious, brooding & beguiling” - R2 Magazine

“Her voice - weary but cute, with the power to cut through - is perfect” – The Guardian

“Wenøe’s signature style pairs ethereal vocals with delicately finger-picked guitar” – Line of Best Fit

“In keeping with her Nordic DNA there’s a glacial air to both the music and the imagery” – Folk Radio

Samantha Whates is London-based and has been there since her teens, but her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition yet uniquely her own.

A regular live performer, Samantha has played throughout the UK from small town pubs to large festivals and major London venues (Union Chapel, Cecil Sharp House, Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, Roundhouse). Her debut album, ‘Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days’ & EP ‘Trees & Gold’, enjoyed both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, Radio 2, KCRW, Resonance FM).

“The most beautiful album...”
Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

"Just gorgeous"
Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

"Her songs are hauntingly beautiful”
Kathryn Williams
Magic Teapot
Mon 2nd Mar 2020
Bird In The Belly
Xander Promotions
Fri 6th Mar 2020
Fred Zeppelin
£10.00adv £12.00door
The four members of Fred Zeppelin are real fans of the originals, and formed ‘The Fredz’ out of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin’s music. As their name suggests, the band do not take themselves too seriously - they know the praise belongs to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul Jones, and Bonzo, but they aim to do justice to the music and they certainly achieve that.
Xander Promotions
Sat 7th Mar 2020
The Della Grants
£10.00adv £12.00door
The Della Grants material cleverly bridges the gaps between several genres and if you've seen them live then you'll know just how diverse their music really is. Expertly written songs all linked by a bluesy feel and delivered on stage, in an unapologetic, old fashioned rock and roll manner. So far The DGs have opened for some of the biggest names on the circuit including: Canned Heat, Nine Below Zero and Dr Feelgood. In January 2016 they graduated from the previous years Introducing Stage at the Skegness Rock and Blues Festival to play to a packed out Centre Stage; and they didn’t disappoint. Introduced by legendary Dr Feelgood guitarist Steve Walwyn the band played a storming set of original material and closed the set with their new hit Red Mist which on the night featured Walwyn himself on guitar. Without an obvious stand-out musician The DGs are perhaps a little different to many of the genre's mainstays, but like many famous bands of the past the quality of their music more than eclipses that. When it all comes together, the look, the attitude, and the great self-penned tracks, it really works.
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 8th Mar 2020
Josienne Clarke
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
When Josienne Clarke signed to the illustrious independent music champions Rough Trade Records, its founder Geoff Travis told The Guardian that she writes, ‘songs that rearrange your internal emotional landscape… reinventing the popular song structure’.

With a rare gift for poetic melancholy, Josienne’s songs have also been described as ‘extraordinary’ (Mojo), ‘gently exquisite’ (The Observer) and ‘full of depth’ (The Telegraph). While the world music bible Songlines said, ’Clarke’s dark, complex imagery in the lyrics pushes the songs into rich metaphorical territory, one of the heart and of self-enquiry’. American Songwriter magazine named Josienne one of the best songwriters of 2016.

With several new records and theatrical productions to look forward to, Josienne Clarke remains one of the most impressive, accomplished and downright heart-breaking singers, lyricists and composers we’ve got.
Forty Tenth promotions
Tue 10th Mar 2020
Robbie Cavanagh and His Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Demi Marriner
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Manchester’s Robbie Cavanagh writes unscrubbed, heartfelt Americana.

Cavanagh’s second record saw him showcase at AmericanaFest in London and across the pond in Nashville, as well as performing alongside the likes of Jarrod Dickenson, Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Wandering Hearts, Robert Vincent, Mary Gauthier and Ferris Sylvester to name a few.

Robbie is working on material for a third record, which he’ll be performing live with his band for the first time on this tour.
Thu 12th Mar 2020
Ann Duggan
£6.00adv £8.00door
The Brilliant Annie Duggan and her amazing guitarist Rob Hines return to The Musician as part of their 2020 tour.

Annie Duggan and Rob Hines are well known for their charismatic performances of both their own original songs and those of musicians they admire and that have influenced their own work. They have received high acclaim in reviews of a number of high profile music magazines, Blues Matters, Maverick, Rock and Reel and Classic Rock to name but a few that highlights their diversity spanning across all genres of music which has allowed them to travel extensively around the country and as far as touring in the USA.

Expect a lively night as they mix influences from Folk, Blues, Country Americana, Rock and Jazz to create wonderful arrangements of both original and classic covers.

"Together they deliver a a roller coaster of a show that takes you on a journey that is entertaining, engaging, musicianship at it's best, this is a duo not to be missed" MAVERICK MAGAZINE
Fri 13th Mar 2020
Keep It Cash
The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash.
The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey
from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. 
Doktor Dyper
Sun 15th Mar 2020
Red Bazar
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Red Bazar formed in 2007 as an instrumental trio featuring Andy Wilson on guitar, Paul Comerie on drums and Mick Wilson on bass and keyboards. The line-up released two albums, ‘Connections’ and ‘Differential Being’, and a three track EP, ‘Beyond The Ice Storm’. The releases were well received by audiences and critics alike and the band developed a reputation for their live performances. To expand on the sound, the band recruited keyboard player Gary Marsh and soon after teamed up with singer and multi instrumentalist Peter Jones.

This line up released the first Red Bazar vocal album, ‘Tales From The Bookcase’. The album was voted runner up in the Classic Rock Society album of the year awards 2016 and appeared in a number of top 10 album listings including magazines, radio stations and internet sites.

Progressive Aspect reported
‘Red Bazar may just have released one of the Prog albums of the year’

The band played a large number of gigs throughout 2016 and 2017 and featured on a number of festivals and continued to develop their live performance and shows.
Red Bazar is undertaking a series of live performances in 2019 to promote their new album
‘Things As They Appear’ which will be released on 26th January 2019.
The live line-up features Andy Wilson guitars, Paul Comerie drums,
Peter Jones vocals and keyboards and Mick Wilson bass and vocals.
Fri 20th Mar 2020
Dizzy Lizzy
£8.00adv £10.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Dizzy Lizzy are the most dynamic rock n roll concept, experience in their field on the circuit today. Able to recite 70s Irish Rocker hero's 'Thin Lizzy' brilliance with an uncanny ease. Having played as far a field as Los Angeles to Dubai. Providing themselves with a genuine insight into their toppermost Worldwide status in terms of overall presentation, performance and delivery.

"These guys are the closest to playing my son's music" - Phillomena Lynott
Xander Promotions
Sat 21st Mar 2020
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Reyt Against' Machine
Moretallica are a hard hitting, exciting Metallica tribute band with a fast growing reputation. They have a commitment to playing the music of Metallica to the highest standards, capturing the raw energy of their early career and sustaining that high intensity on the newer material, resulting in a breathtaking show. Formed in mid 2012, Moretallica are now winning over audiences in venues across the UK.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
Fri 27th Mar 2020
Scarlet Rebels & Revival Black
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Melodic hard rock band Scarlet Rebels were formed from the foundations of Welsh rock band V0iD. In 2018, singer-songwriter Wayne Doyle, energetic and powerhouse drummer Gary Doyle and harmonic, rhythmic bassist Wayne ‘Pricey’ Esmonde were joined by blistering lead guitarist Chris Jones and on second guitar/keyboards, Josh Townshend, who has rock royalty flowing through his veins, being the son of The Who guitarist Simon Townshend and the nephew of rock icon Pete Townshend.

Their debut album 'Show Your Colours' is has real sonic weight and is a stunning record from start to finish, never losing the focus that the song is always served best. 14 songs of soaring melodies, anthemic choruses, blistering guitars and heavy-duty drums with which Scarlet Rebels prove that good songwriting won’t ever go out of fashion.

Revival Black (previously known as ‘Black Cat Bones’) are a classic sounding hard rock band, striking out of the cultural heartland that is Liverpool, England. Signed to management agency TMR, they plan a sonic incursion on the public with their forthcoming 10-song debut album 'Step in Line' - released on Friday 11th October 2019.

With their own brand of honest rock n roll, drawing upon the classic sound of the 70’s with a strong foothold in the modern day, Revival Black have firmly planted themselves within `The New Wave of Classic Rock`. They recently closed the HRH Road Trip festival in Ibiza, opened up the inaugural Call Of The Wild Festival were Top 3 finalists in the Virgin Music ‘Manchester to LA’ competition and now TNT Wrestling have adopted 'Hold Me Down' as their official event anthem.
Wake Up Promotions
Sat 28th Mar 2020
Imagine the Beatles
£11.00adv £13.00door
"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!
Magic Teapot
Sun 29th Mar 2020
Rozi Plain
£11.00adv £13.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The music of Rozi Plain has always felt like a freeze-frame. A colourful and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and then gently toyed with, like stepping out of the linear world as we know it. Wide awake in dreaming. There have been three records over the past decade, each one just like this, alluring and beguiling in the delicate nature through which they exist, as if one wrong move could lead the whole thing to collapse in on itself, sending you tumbling back to the real world at any given moment.

Her brand new album, ‘What A Boost’, carries the same sense of exquisite elegance but is an altogether different, and distinctive, journey. One, in fact, that was inspired and informed by just that: of travel and passage, of the unique inspiration found in different and differing people and places. Of movement and motion. Of journeying.

Tweaked and refined during a year spent touring the world playing bass in This Is The Kit, ‘What A Boost’ nurtures its homely roots and then blooms into a record that isn’t strictly about life on road but is undoubtedly, and beautifully, shaped by it. Textural, repetitive, propulsive, the whole piece plays out like a soundtrack to the world flying past the window; all of the shapes, colours, sights and sounds, flickering fast as we try to take as much of it in as we can

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