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A guide for Customers

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.

Therefore to avoid disappointment we recommend that you check these listing prior to setting out for your show especially if you are travelling any distance.


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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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If you spot any errors please send an email to derek at indiecentral.co.uk.

Coming to The Musician in April 2021

PLEASE NOTE

Revised Opening Hours

7pm to 10pm

Unless otherwise advertised

Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Fri 2nd Apr 2021
Marisa and the Moths
£10.00adv £12.00door
feat: Marisa and the Moths, Finding Kate and Izzy Thomas
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
‘Cute band name’, you say? Trust us: there’s nothing moth-like about these guys. Featuring soaring vocals from Marisa Rodriguez and satisfying (yet sparingly deployed) lead flashiness from virtuosic six-stringer Sophie Lloyd, occasionally grunge, it's also the sort of sharp, chunky modern hard rock that makes you think of Halestorm, Foo Fighters, Audioslave, alongside touches of various rock heavyweights.
Marisa And The Moths are a new band on the scene, and yet they've already rapidly gathered a following which continues to grow at pace. They were recently played as a featured artist on Kerrang! radio and written up as a featured artist in Classic Rock magazine, where their debut single 'Skin' was included on the front cover CD. Their debut self-titled album (released 15th November 2019) has been met with an incredibly positive response from the public. The album charted in the UK album downloads chart to number 66. They were also awarded Album Of The Year 2019 by Female fronted rock and metal revolution.
The band have a relentless release and touring schedule planned for 2021 with more music releases to come.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 3rd Apr 2021
Man Machine - Kraftwerk Tribute
£10.00adv £12.00door
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
Tickets
Thu 8th Apr 2021
Sam Carter
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Paul Handyside
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.
Described as "the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation" by Jon Boden (Remnant Kings, ex-Bellowhead), Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included Sweet Liberties, an EFDSS and Folk By The Oak joint-funded project which saw Sam, Nancy Kerr, Maz O’Connor and Martyn Joseph delving into the archives of Parliament in search of inspiration for songs about the pursuit and development of democracy. Sweet Liberties toured major UK venues, spawned an album of the same name and featured on BBC Radio 3’s World On 3 in late 2016.
Sam’s third solo album How The City Sings was released in April 2016 and captured this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving, with The Guardian calling it a "bittersweet electric-folk concept album" in their glowing 4-star review .
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 9th Apr 2021
Whitesnake UK
£10.00adv £12.00door
WhitesnakeUK play tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's multi platinum selling band, Whitesnake. From the early classic Moody /Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation, faithfully reproducing timeless classics such as 'Fool For Your Loving' 'Is This Love' & 'Here I Go Again'.
With a line up comprising professional recording artists, members from some of the world's most respected tribute bands, extensive worldwide touring, syndicated TV appearances and a combined musical experience of over 120 years, Whitesnake UK can proudly boast to having some of the most accomplished personnel in any tribute band. WhitesnakeUK concentrate purely on reproducing the classic sound of Whitesnake without the need for artificial backing tracks, gimmicks or wigs. For a 100% live experience that will leave you shouting for more, WhitesnakeUK are sure to deliver!
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 10th Apr 2021
Sons of Liberty
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Trident Waters
The UKs hardest working, most authentic, popular and experienced original Southern Rock band....the band are currently touring their second independent release ‘Aged In Oak’. following hot on the heels of their highly acclaimed debut EP '...Shinola'. The band are currently promoting their homespun original material on ‘The Whiskey Run” ......Hell Yeah!
Tickets
Fri 23rd Apr 2021
The Unravelling Wilburys - Tribute to The Traveling Wilburys
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Wake up promotions present
THE UNRAVELLING WILBURYS
This top tribute show is more than just a tribute - they are the complete package! Their great combination of brilliant musicianship and tongue in cheek humour has had rave reviews throughout the UK. Playing the country-rock songs of the Traveling Wilburys, the band also steal some choice numbers from its five iconic members; Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne. The fabulous Unravelling Wilburys are made up of Sticky Willy, Walter, Thumper, Blind Melon and Honky Tonk Wilbury, the “real” Wilbury brothers, who grew up in an Appalachian shack and first presented their songs in Nashville back in 1987. The show tells the story of how their songs were (allegedly) stolen by Messrs Orbison & Co. at Nashville’s Tootsies Bar and the hard road they had to tread to get ‘em back. With a set list comprising of songs including ‘Handle With Care’ Tweeter And The Monkey Man’, ‘The Devil’s Been Busy’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Here Comes The Sun’, ‘Mr Blue Sky’, ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ and ‘American Girl’, this is a show not to be missed!
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 24th Apr 2021
Dark Side Of The Wall
£10.00adv £12.00door
The ever-popular award winning ‘Dark Side Of The Wall’ return once again to present an evening of classic Pink Floyd music. Though originally from Coventry, the annual shows at The Musician have become the band’s ‘hometown’ gig now that there are three Leicester-based band members in the line-up.

One of those is the band’s long-serving bass player Steve Chilton says, “I always think that one of our great selling points is the fact that we love what we do. Live gigs should always be about that band and audience interaction. Admittedly, Pink Floyd’s music and persona is often perceived as quite serious but whilst we perform their music with the love and respect it deserves, we always bring our own personalities to the stage. This is definitely no ‘look-a-like’ tribute band and we’re proud of that. Who’d want to look like Pink Floyd anyway?”

In well over 2 hours of reverent tribute to their heroes DSOTW perform music from all Pink Floyd’s classic albums and feature tracks such as Comfortably Numb, Money, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Another Brick In The Wall to name just a few. If you’ve seen Dark Side Of The Wall in concert before then you’ll know it’s a gig not to be missed as they bring their theatre show into the more intimate setting of the Musician.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sun 25th Apr 2021
Matt Long & The Revenant Ones
£10.00adv £12.00door
Matt Long and the Revenant Ones,led by award winning guitarist and vocalist Matt Long are starting to make waves on the rock circuit.

25 year old Matt has carved himself a reputation as the stellar front man of award-winning British Blues band Catfish and is now also on the road with his own band playing new riff-influenced rock material. They have played at venues across the UK this year and confirmation has recently come through of their first European tour - they will be heading to Spain in January 2020.

With Catfish, Matt was awarded Blues Act of the Year in England with both of their albums reaching no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts. During the past year, Catfish has already completed successful tours of Europe and the UK, with a very busy touring schedule during 2019 including major European and UK festivals.

Matt can now flex his songwriting muscles with a new project focused on rockier riffs and showcasing his impeccable guitar wizardry. The band consists of Catfish band-mate Adam Pyke on bass and critically acclaimed ex-RavenEye drummer Kev Hickman on drums who is no stranger to the world stage. Kev has performed regularly across three continents and supported acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani and The Darkness.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 30th Apr 2021
Guns 2 Roses
£10.00adv £12.00door
Guns 2 Roses the UK's longest running Guns N Roses tribute have existed since late 2002 and in 11 years have become biggest GNR tribute in history. Some tributes tried but not one has or will come close to the authenticity, charisma and huge reputation Guns 2 Roses have become known for over the years. Guns 2 Roses are the biggest name in GNR land and they have played to thousands throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA!

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