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Coming to The Musician in March 2022

Cheeseweasel Promotions
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Tue 1st Mar 2022
Eddie & The Wolves + Alexa De Strange
£8.00adv £10.00door
Doors 7:30pm
For more than 15 years Eddie had been visiting his local rock festival, harvesting inspiration and acquiring a particular proclivity for the distorted sound waves of rock. Unbeknownst to him, his future wife and band founder Char would be attending Download Festival every year he had.

Together since 2018, Derby-based Eddie & The Wolves' debut album was released on June 25th 2021. They've since seen success in a very small amount of time, playing packed out gigs up and down the country and supporting the likes of Razorlight, Reef, Slade and Arielle. Playing to huge crowds at festivals including Y-Not, The Eyes Have It Fest, September Fest, Music In the Park and many more, they've also found a solid audience playing at race tracks to bikers and car lovers up and down the country.

The brainchild of classically trained Royal schools protégé, Francesca Santamaria and self-taught songwriter/multi instrumentalist Shannon Lee, Alexa De Strange shamelessly morph opera into shock rock, effortlessly illiciting reactions of familiarity within their audience.

They've toured the UK on several occasions supporting Adam Ant, Toyah, Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake/Thin Lizzy), also earning accolades from the Foo Fighters and Thunder along the way. With their single 'I Am Monster' being playlisted for several weeks on Planet Rock, Alexa De Strange have gained an enviable reputation of being more than just a rock band by dragging rock and roll theatre, kicking and screaming into the 21st century.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Thu 3rd Mar 2022
Over the Moon
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Canadian roots/swing duo Over The Moon's Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are award winniing multi-instrumentalists/vocalists that met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.

Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, it's inevitable there will be a strong sense of place and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life, lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard, rugged and beautiful.

Some might call it country music Some might call it bluegrass, or western music, but we know that with its accomplished songwriting, fantastic harmonies and great arrangements, it’s just darned good music. The live stage performances of Over The Moon are charming and engaging. You can’t get more real than these guys, with their story songs and their way of telling wholly engaging tales that bookend the songs. Theirs is a gentle, beautiful approach to harmonies, but they have a wonderfully fun and playful side as well.

“Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! ”— Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales

“Together their voices have a timeless quality that suits this earthy music perfectly." — Paul Jackson, FATEA Magazine U.K.

“The very essence of traditional vountry-folk at its finest. Soothing for the soul and a glimpse into the ethereal.”— Editor, Maverick Magazine, UK

“This husband-and-wife duo have created an album that's almost as charming as their Alberta's foothills home. It's no wonder you can virtually feel the love.”— Mike Sadava, Penguin Eggs Magazine

“There's so much to enjoy here. ”— Spencer Leigh, COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE Magazine, U.K.

“Moondancer, their debut album just oozes with integrity and charm. The interplay is simply glorious!”— Marc Higgins, Northern Sky Magazine U.K.

“Their voices blend as if they were born to sing together.”— Mike Morrison, American Roots U.K.
Xander Promotions
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Fri 4th Mar 2022
Band Of Friends
£15.00adv £17.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Not just the notes – but the sound, energy and feel of Rory Gallagher, delivered by people who helped define it…

When the Irish guitarist-vocalist passed away in 1995 he left behind an eleven-album catalogue of inspired albums, and the memory of unforgettably energetic concerts. Bassist Gerry McAvoy [Nine Below Zero, Champion Jack Dupree, Deep Joy] appeared on every one of those albums. Also featuring Brendan O'Neill on drums with Paul Rose & Jim Kirkpatrick.
Xander Promotions
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Tickets
Sat 5th Mar 2022
The Della Grants
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
The DG’s are, above anything else, a group of close friends. Max Manning and Tom Best front the band on stage; sharing out the vocal, guitar, and harmonica duties. The band’s rhythm section (now in its twenty-first year) consists of Andy Boulton on bass & Tom Walker on drums. When it comes to song writing and arrangement (something the band prides itself on) all members are included throughout the process – although having said that, more often than not it’s Manning who proves to be the catalyst.

As of 2017 the band have been frequently joined on stage by highly accomplished musician & good friend Tony Robinson; who provides organ, piano, & trumpet. Over the years Tony has worked with a number of popular artists including: The Beautiful South, The Specials, & Manic Street Preachers.

Their latest album ‘On The Other Side’ (2021) cleverly bridges the gaps between blues, rock, & Americana, and features some of the band’s greatest material to date.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Mon 7th Mar 2022
Gong
£18.00adv
Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm
The ever-metamorphosing entity that is GONG launches, as ever, into unknown – and unknowing – territory with a new tour for 2022 destined to be talked about,discussed, and argued over, up and down the land.

From its beginnings in a French commune in 1967, through the Virgin Records years, mismanagement, court cases, break-ups and re-joining’s, deaths and rebirths – there has
always been a continuous thread of beautiful, dangerous and extraordinary music.

The current holders of the flame have come together over the last eight years; sinuous bass
player Dave Sturt joined just as the album 2032 was shown to the world; Ian East (Sax, Flute)
was the next to blow in through the portal; Fabio Golfetti brought his guitars from Brazil
(after working with Daevid Allen for many years); Kavus Torabi (lead vox and guitars)
appeared to Daevid in a vision; Cheb Nettles (drums) just sort of turned up.

In 2015, Daevid Allen passed away. His influence and legacy were honoured on the band’s
subsequent album, Rejoice! I’m Dead! (2016). Over the past year GONG has performed with Steve Hillage Band (himself a former member of the 1970s GONG line-up) and released the
critically acclaimed album The Universe Also Collapses (2019).
Gong’s musically diverse world includes shades of psychedelia, space rock, jazz, avant-garde,
krautrock and surreal soundscapes.

We promised the transformation of utilitarian rooms across the country into
shimmering psychedelic temples, bursting with radiance one and all, only to find ourselves
all blindsided by an unprecedented metamorphosis.

Gong has no time for the old normal, so as we look towards 2022, let us unleash THE NEW
ABNORMAL!
There's a revolution coming and, by the gods, it's going to need a soundtrack. Let us
congregate, sing praises to the moon and love, love, love.”
Doktor Dyper
Tickets
Tue 8th Mar 2022
Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad
£8.50adv £10.00door (NUS £5adv £7door)
Doors 7:30pm
His first album 'Oddity' was full of promise for the start of an epic journey but it is on stage where Franck Carducci starts to carve his signature – costumes, make-up, psychedelic atmospheres, humour and sensuality. Yes, you think of Genesis, of Alice Cooper and David Bowie, of Led Zeppelin and Pink-Floyd too. But eventually, you will no longer think of anybody else.

Following the release of the highly anticipated 'Torn Apart' featuring special guest Steve Hackett (Genesis), the « Tearing the Tour Apart » hit the road in Europe and Franck reinforced his show as one of the most irresistible in the rock scene. 2017 saw the release of a live DVD/BluRay of the tour, which, after about 100 dates, ended with a standing ovation on stage of the Loreley 'Night of the Prog' festival in front of 6000 people.

Carducci, as Master of Ceremonies, leads his Rock ‘n Roll Circus where each of his players embodies a side of his music. Who can explain how a 12 string guitar extra neck would be added to a bass guitar, how a powerful guitar riff would go with a hot belly dance, or a Mellotron solo would end up in a duel with a didgeridoo?
Who can also explain how Achilles, guitar and sword in hand, would kidnap a sensual Alice from her Wonderland?

However, let them pick you up and take you in the palm of their hands – you won’t want to leave until the very last note of the concert. Your senses will not be given a second of rest while these characters take you to a place where dreams are kings, emotions are queens and musical genres are crossed with no borders.

September 2017 was the start of 'On The Road to Nowhere' where the band won the 'Best Overseas Band' award from UK magazine 'Classic-Rock Society'.

After the release of his 3rd opus 'The Answer' in November 2019, Franck will hit the road again in 2022 for 'The Answer Tour'.

Immerse yourself into the spectacle and let yourself go as you embark on a journey into a colourful, flamboyant and fun musical universe, which is open and accessible to all.

Tonight Franck brings his fantastic squad to The Musician in what will be a memorable evening. Support TBA to fall in line with the special student price. Student pass needed to gain entry.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Wed 9th Mar 2022
Wille & The Bandits
£15.00adv £18.00door
plus Troy Redfern
Doors 8:00pm
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock band much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.

They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.

The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band’s musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues.

It’s rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band’s sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!.
Leicester Jazz House presents
Tickets
Thu 10th Mar 2022
Brandon Allen Quartet
£12.00 £5 NUS
Doors 7:30pm
Brandon Allen is a saxophonist and composer, originally from Perth, Western Australia and having relocated to London in 2000.

Since arriving in the UK, he has worked with many well established artists (Eric Clapton, Paloma Faith, Jools Holland, Neil Diamond among many, many more) and groups/ensembles as a saxophonist of considerable renown, busy as a session musician working in a variety of musical settings.

He is an accomplished jazz composer and arranger, writing for other artists and for his various jazz groups including tonight's quartet. His compositions have been used for film, TV and production music and his distinctive saxophone sound has been featured on film soundtracks including "Alfie"(2004) and "The Look of Love" (2013).
Tickets
Fri 11th Mar 2022
Dizzy Lizzy
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm
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
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Sat 12th Mar 2022
Man Machine - Kraftwerk Tribute
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
The UK and Europe’s Ultimate Kraftwerk tribute band. Animating the audience with live music and a laser performance of Kraftwerks' electronic dance tunes, this stunning tribute band is dedicated to the German pioneers of synthesizer music who influenced the British scene of the 70’s and 80’s which along with German techno was coming full circle to dance music in the 90’s.

What Kraftwerk have said and produced over three decades of music-making has inspired many of the key players in today’s popular music. This tribute act is a Van-w concept of stage media art and includes popular Kraftwerk tracks such as The Model, Pocket Calculation, The Robots, Autobahn, Tour de France and Trans Europe Express, all demonstrating that songs about very simple subjects can leave an immensely powerful and striking impression.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Sun 13th Mar 2022
annA rydeR
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 1:00pm - 5:00pm
annA rydeR is a multi-instrumentalist dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter with a style that spans an array of genres. Her songs are thought-provoking, poignant and humorous with a poetic and intimate lyricism, communicating her unique take on the world around her. Her captivating stage presence is combined with a playful approach to performing which reaches out to the audience. A performer who paints great songs and puts the soul of the people into her music.

A musician’s musician, annA has played with different artists including Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan (All about Eve). annA’s songs ‘Bring Me Back My Feathers’, ‘The Crowd’ and ‘Sailing Boat’ have been recorded, covered and toured by Fairport. In 2019 annA became part of Fairport in the 11-piece ‘Fairport Extension’ at Cropredy, where she has appeared solo several times. Also a member of IOTA with Sally Barker and Marion Fleetwood and in the 6-piece Sandy Denny Project as well as other projects, annA is quite the busy musician.

“Where have you been all our lives! We enjoyed the show so much! Your songs are so original, personal, yet for everyone.” - audience quote

“A multi-talented ball of energy” Julianne Regan
Magic Teapot
YouTube
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Sun 13th Mar 2022
David Ford
£14.00adv £17.00door
plus Annie Dressner
Doors 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Award-winning songwriter David Ford returns to the road with an album of songs documenting the tumultuous year that was 2020. May You Live in Interesting Times is Ford’s sixth studio album and one that charts the rise of Covid alongside the decline of Trump. Recorded at home during the various stages of lockdown, the album captures the moment with Ford’s trademark blend of emotional eloquence and dark irony.
After the imposed hiatus, this new incarnation of Ford’s innovative and ever-changing live show, described by The Times as, “One of Britain’s best”, promises to demonstrate just what happens when you shut a creative force in a room for two years.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Mon 14th Mar 2022
Edgelarks
£14.00adv £17.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Born from the work of the duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, Edgelarks combine exquisite folk with influences as diverse as the blues and Indian classical slide guitar, to create a sound that is “Subtle, atmospheric andbravely original” (The Guardian).The BBC Folk Award winners take their strong roots sound, mixing original song writingwith stomping beatbox harmonica, soaring fiddle and vocal harmonies, running wilder with each repeat play. A busy collaborative periodhas included work as part of the Gigspanner Big Band (featuring members of Bellowhead and Steeleye Span); and performing at BBC Radio Two’s Festival In A Day to a Hyde Park crowd of 50,000 –supporting Kylie Minogue! Now they are back on the road with their formidable live show, making much more noise than only two people should be able to, taking audiences on a story telling journey around a new musical landscape.

“Extraordinary...I was blown away by them!” –Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Tue 15th Mar 2022
Hector Gannet
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:00pm - 10:00pm
A massive welcome back to the canny lads of Hector!

Tipped by Louder Than War as one of its ’25 bands that might change your life in 2020?, I'll keep this as 2022, North-East local heroes Hector Gannet finally launch their hugely anticipated debut album, Big Harcar, in the wake of a string of classic singles.

With fellow North Shields songwriter Sam Fender having topped the official album chart with his debut album Hypersonic Missiles, Big Harcar looks set to propel Hector Gannet from local cult status in North East England to the wider audience the band fully deserves. Album of the Year? Undoubtedly
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Wed 16th Mar 2022
Lady Bird
£11.50adv
Doors 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Raucous punks who don't know the meaning of the word 'subtle', Lady Bird are a whirling dervish of frantic, wonderful, togetherness with an undeniable collective creativity and spark, heralding a celebration of survival and life, and the emotions induced throughout the journey.

Practising buddhists and brothers, to know Lady Bird is to love Lady Bird. the album embodies the collective creativity and spark of the band, heralding a celebration of survival and life, and the emotions induced during a tumultuous album recording process that strengthened their brotherhood and friendship to no end.
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Thu 17th Mar 2022
Thunderor
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Andro Coulton's Witchfynde and Medusa Touch
Doors 8:00pm
THUNDEROR is an 80’s-infused heavy metal band formed in 2020. Featuring a lead-singing drummer and an all-star lineup, the Canadian power trio deliver hook-driven stadium caliber songs with an untamed spirit.

If you’ve ever felt a longing for escape, a thirst for adventure, wrapped in romance and danger, well what are you waiting for? Get after it and let THUNDEROR be your soundtrack!
Tickets
Sat 19th Mar 2022
Marcus Malone Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Hailing from Detroit Michigan Marcus initially was coveted by Motown records - working on demos with some of the biggest names in the business -before being moved to LA by Ike Turner’s management team and signing with United Artists Records. The result was the all star hard-rock 'Marcus' album, which is still on the catalogue today and re released by Rock Candy Records in December 2016.

Growing up in Detroit meant he was always open to musical diversity. He hung out with the MC5, opened for Bog Seger and Iggy Pop, but it was his passion for rocking blues that led him to Europe.

He quickly made an impact by opening for BB King at the Albert Hall and he hit the Euro festival circuit in support of a brace of British label rock/blues solo albums. Ironically for an exiled American musician, it led to one of his songs ‘One More Time’ appearing on the celebrated 'Blueprint - Best of British Blues' album.

His 2005 'Blue Radio' album led to comparisons with Paul Rogers, while the following 'Hurricane' opened up the German and French markets for him. Better still, his fifth album, the soulful 'Let The Sun Shine In' was his first to receive full European distribution in recognition of his increasing profile.

A supreme vocal stylist who is equally at home singing blues/rock as he is soulfully phrasing heartfelt lyrics, Marcus’ 'Stand Or Fall' CD brought him well deserved critical recognition, as he was justifiably nominated for Best Recorded Session 2014 by European Blues Awards.
Tickets
Sun 20th Mar 2022
Multimorph
£5.00adv
Doors 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Join Multimorph and special guests for a night of psych folk, Jazz, rock and beyond.

Special Equinox Gig
Magic Teapot
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Sun 20th Mar 2022
Blair Dunlop
£12.00adv £15.00door
plus Ellie Gowers
Doors 7:00pm - 10:00pm
“An adept guitarist whose epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO

“Blair Dunlop’s fourth album finds him fully ensconced as a singer-songwriter of maturity and sophistication” RnR Magazine 2018

“Notes From An Island really ought to give Blair Dunlop the wider exposure he deserves” RnR Magazine 2018

“On his fourth full length LP, Notes From An Island, he develops a more mature sociopolitical undertone to his music.” Guitar Magazine 2018

“Blair Dunlop could help bring the genre back to the forefront of the UK music scene.” Guitar Magazine 2018

“The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction” THE INDEPENDENT – Live review 2016

Blair Dunlop, award-winning British singer-songwriter and guitarist, has now released 4 albums 2 ep’s and toured around the globe. All of this in a short 5-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’). Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents.. 2018 Blair saw the release of his 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’ on his own label to rave reviews.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
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Mon 21st Mar 2022
Simon McBride Trio
£10.00adv £12.50door
Doors 7:30pm
The Irishman they are calling the rightful heir to Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore is set to make waves across Europe. After a European Tour with Ian Gillan Sings Deep Purple and major credits as guitarist and co-writer on Don Airey's latest album, Simon recently signed to Europe's leading rock label, Ear Music, home of Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Marillion, Thunder and many more.

With his band of fellow Irishmen Martin McCloskey (drums) and Dave Marks (bass), Simon delivers his own distinctive songs ("Hugely accomplished" - MOJO) along with crowd-pleasers from the likes of Hendrix and Free. His guitar skills ("Among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world" - GUITARIST) have made him a go-to guitarist on the British Blues-Rock scene, admired among professionals, followed by enthusiasts, and endorsed by some of the biggest brands on the scene.
Tickets
Tue 22nd Mar 2022
The Bo' weevil Brothers
£5.00
Doors 7:30am
Bo' weevil Brothers - Debut Gig

Stompin' Mississippi music from the Soar Delta.
Nick and Al from "Blueswamp Southern" have joined forces with younger brother, and multi instrumentalist Jimmy to form this lively electric trio.
Bits of Blues, Country, Hillbilly and a large dollop of North Mississippi style, have all combined to fuel this unique toe tappin' sound.

This is a debut gig before the band embark on a summer of Bike Rally and Festival dates.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Wed 23rd Mar 2022
Flats & Sharps
£14.00adv £17.00door
plus True Foxes
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Flats & Sharps are a four-piece bluegrass outfit from Penzance, Cornwall. Delivering energetic, enthusiastic, and spirited Bluegrass to audiences all around the world, Flats & Sharps have been performing their unique take on this music for over ten years.

Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs, with beautiful moments everywhere in between. Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, their incredible stage presence and energy create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.

Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK.Festival appearances at Nashville Meets London, Cambridge Folk, Isle of Wight, Larmer Tree – to name just a few.

A new album year for the band in 2022 – a truly wonderful collection of virtuosic songs that are sure to only increase popularity as a highly skilled Bluegrass outfit.

I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund. Mark Ellen, R2 Magazine

The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire. Fred Deller, Mojo

Budleigh-Salterton bluegrass jam and bourbon drinking session kicked ass. @FlatsSharps @LauraRCantrell Mark Spencer, Laura Cantrell’s Guitarist

One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands. Folkandroutes.co.uk
Magic Teapot
YouTube
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Thu 24th Mar 2022
Morganway
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Andrea Kenny
Doors 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Striking six-part harmonies, energetic rhythms, catchy songs and a fiercely formidable live act – Morganway have made quite the impression on the UK’s rising Americana scene. Part country, part rock, with sprinklings of folk and something else entirely, it’s not easy categorising the band’s “delightfully unconventional sound” (Desperately Lost City).

Founded by twin brothers Callum and Kieran Morgan, the shared lead vocals of Callum and SJ Mortimer, along with the band’s love of ‘70s west coast rock, has drawn comparisons to Fleetwood Mac. SJ’s powerhouse voice is at the centre, part-angel, part-banshee, while Nicole Terry’s stomping fiddle creates darker, folkier undercurrents coupled with Kieran’s distinctive guitar sound. Matt Brocklehurst (keys) and ‘Steady’ Eddy (drums) complete the lineup.

They released their self-titled debut album in August 2019 to widespread acclaim. With a summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Black Deer and Millport Country festival, sell-out shows in London, a national tour with CC Smugglers and a British Country Music Award Nomination for UK Band of the Year; Morganway have caught the attention of Whispering Bob, and were described by Maverick Magazine as “One of the best and most exciting prospects to emerge in a long time.”

The unforeseeable Coronavirus pandemic saw the band take a step away from the live scene to focus on writing. Now with new music and shows on the horizon, 2021 promises to be the next exciting chapter for Morganway.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
YouTube
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Fri 25th Mar 2022
Warner E. Hodges Band
£15.00adv
plus The Midnight Dogs
Doors 7:30pm
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 four ace albums so far with a new one due in April, Warner E. Hodges is a man who knows how to rock and his live shows are famous for their excitement, intensity and power. He was a wild child who fused rock ’n’ roll aggression with country roots and getting on for forty years later he still is and he’s doing it as well as ever. As he says himself, Americana on a stool it ain’t, but some of the best rock ’n’ roll you’ll see it surely is. 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.
Tickets
Sun 27th Mar 2022
The Reynard Collective
£8.00adv
Doors 1:00pm - 4:30pm
"Reynard Collective" are a group of singer/songwriters from the Leicestershire Area. We will be performing our work solo and in various combinations, as well as a whole group.

"Reynard Collective" consists of well-known local performers Chris Chambers, Phil Riley, Kenny Wilson, Mick Mangan and Dave Taylor.
Admission charge is £8 and all profits will be donated to our favourite charity LOROS. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the show starts at 2.30 p.m.

Phil Riley: https://www.philriley.org.uk/
Mick Mangan: https://www.mickmangan.com/
Dave Taylor: https://davetaylor1.bandcamp.com
Chris Chambers: http://www.chrischambers.org
Kenny Wilson: https://kennywilson.website/
Forty Tenth promotions
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Sun 27th Mar 2022
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Since emerging in 2016, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage have been defying all conventions of style, genre and compartmentalisation. A touch of ‘Americana’, yet quintessentially English. Traditional, yet contemporary, with their individual writing style. Playful and instinctive, they constantly do the unexpected; yet they do it with such panache and natural chemistry it makes perfect sense.

Hannah Sanders has an alluring mystique and a voice of disarming purity that massages your senses. Ben Savage is a bubbling ferment of energy and infectious enthusiasm, seemingly able to play any instrument you put in front of him with grace and favour.

They have recorded two studio albums to date, Before the Sun (2016) and Awake (2018) and have captivated audiences at shows and on festival stages alongside Americana and folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz, Martin Simpson, Seth Lakeman and Oh Susanna.

They are true originals, that’s all there is to it. Distinctive. Innovative. Ground-breaking. Unique.
Hannah & Ben release a new album "Ink of the Rosy Morning" on Topic Records in early 2022.

'Passion, precision and unbridled intimacy…An exquisite soundscape’ ????? RnR

‘Spellbinding… Hannah & Ben were born to play & sing together’ fRoots

‘Flawless’ Folk Picks of the Month The Guardian

‘Beautiful songs…Haunting dreamlike folk music’ Songlines

‘Awesome… a supremely divine album’ Americana UK

‘This is folk music for everyone – a master-class in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic’ ????? Spiral Earth

'Dreamy reveries, softly warm vocals, stirring guitar arrangements –
Sanders & Savage wield an elusive sort of magic' MOJO

‘Beautiful- just magical , dreamy and gorgeous’ Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 InTune

‘Sanders has a voice of such sparkling clarity that soars above and dips around Savage’s dobro and their harmonies are exquisite.’ No Depression

‘Their performance is perfectly honed, faultlessly presented and demonstrates that they are clearly a match made in musical heaven. The songs are filled with messages of hope and promise, all delivered in a stripped down sound, which takes you on a journey into the minds of this duo… The dynamic between the duo is electric and their eclectic mix of music is refreshing, we were treated to new tracks from their album as well as their own favourites.’ The Atkinson, Southport
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Mon 28th Mar 2022
Blue Rose Code
£16.00adv
Doors 8:00pm
"They’re surely one of the greatest live acts around right now so if you get a chance to see them in any of their many guises do yourself a favour and go." Americana UK

A nomad, both geographically and musically, songwriter Ross Wilson aka Blue Rose Code writes straight from – and to - the heart. His songs address universal themes of love, loss, travel, home, accepting the past and embracing the future in a deeply personal way. They are variously painted with the vibrant colours of folk, Americana, jazz, country, soul, pop and, increasingly, celtic traditions; an eclecticism that has seen him compared to John Martyn, Van Morrison and Tom Waits amongst others.

His latest, and long-awaited, album With Healings Of The Deepest Kind was released in July 2020. Self-produced for the first time, and taking his emotional honesty to new levels, it’s the most fully realised rendition of his singular vision to date. Reaction and reviews for the record have been overwhelmingly positive:

"Healings is ravishingly beautiful, a burnished blaze of Caledonian Soul, muted jazz and poetic recitation…A bruised peach of a record." Uncut 8/10

"This album should be on everybody’s end-of-year list without fail." Folk Radio

"Ross' songwriting and expressive performance are simply breathtaking. With Healings Of The Deepest Kind is an album classic.” Louder Than War

"An album touched with genius, toiled with experience and, ultimately, suffused with healing." Blabber’n’Smoke
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Yvonne Lyon + Arcelia
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Doors 7:30pm
Yvonne Lyon is among the UK’s brightest and best singer-songwriters. With her ability to deliver engaging original material with fresh imagination, Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her emotive performances and has shared the stage with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Eddi Reader among others. Recognised for her poignant lyrical sensibility and soaring melodies, Yvonne’s voice can be both fragile and intense.

New album Growing Wild further establishes Yvonne as one of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters and is enhanced by a range of collaborators, most noticeably the guest performance of Eddi Reader on Compass Hill. With this release, Yvonne continues to demonstrate her strength as an evolving artist, unafraid to paint with a broad and eclectic musical palette.

“Just stunning music” - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Arcelia are a soulful folk trio from the valleys of Kent with an exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon and Squeeze. They regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford and Yvonne Lyon and have been in demand as a support act for the likes of Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Maddy Prior and many more.

Following their 2014 debut ‘Wrap Your Bones’, albums ‘Building on the Land’ and ‘Pick Up the Pieces’ reveal Arcelia continue to evolve into an exceptional songwriting and performing unit, further exploring everyday life and loves.

"Wonderfully warm harmonies..." – Mojo Magazine
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Wed 30th Mar 2022
Gilmore & Roberts
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Doors 8:00pm
Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008.

Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK’s biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. Gilmore & Roberts released their fifth studio album, A Problem Of Our Kind, in October 2018.

'Capable of making you dance, cry and think...a masterclass in songwriting and a lesson in how to present songs' - FOLK RADIO UK

‘Hot property’ – fRoots

‘Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama’ – Q Magazine

‘Head and shoulders above their contemporaries’ – Rockin’ Magpie

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