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A word about our listings

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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A guide for Artists and Promoters

The quickest way to get yourself included in our listings is to send an email to musicianlive2 at gmail.com once your gig is confirmed.

We also need you to do the following -

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

Attach a reasonable sized photograph. A 72dpi, jpeg, bigger than 200x200 pixels would be fine. Please don't email files over 1mb in size. If in doubt please drop us a line before sending. Let us have your web address so we can link to your site or Myspace page.

Send us some text. Whilst we are happy to tidy up spelling or grammar, we don't have the time to write or edit copy for you. Ideally we need a nice concise 'blurb' of between 75-100 words. Please don't send a three page biography, or else we are likely to bounce it back to you. If you have a selection of press quotes send what you have as we can usually easily compile something from them. There are plenty of examples of the sort of thing we need here on the site to help you out.

Please note - If you have played at The Musician before and we have text on file, we will continue to use use it for any subsequent listings unless you supply new copy.

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

Coming to The Musician in May 2024

Doktor Dyper
Sat 4th May 2024
Yes Please
£12.00adv £15.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Established as leading UK tribute, YES PLEASE painstakingly recreate the outstanding music of the Prog-Rock giants, receiving high praise from YES fans wherever they perform. Whether it's hit singles like Owner of a Lonely Heart or Wonderous Stories or an epic masterpiece such as Close to the Edge, YES PLEASE perform classic YES music with authentic sounds, instruments, full vocal harmonies and energy!
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 5th May 2024
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
£20.00adv £25.00door
Doors 7:30pm
It has been five years since the last offering from the popular husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman and their latest album proves a ‘tour de force’ of musical and lyrical surprises.

‘Almost A Sunset‘, their seventh album, is a collection of thoughtful, varied songs that range from re-worked traditional ballads to the off-piste storytelling style that has become their trademark.

Recorded at Devon-pace in their studio on Dartmoor over the course of a year, the couple explore favourite characters, childhood memories and deep emotion to pull together a collection of songs that demonstrate their musical versatility, a sharp interest in the world around them and their own unique perspective on the folk genre.

Duos come and duos go, and some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original and captivating. For over a quarter of a century Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman’s partnership has proved personal, permanent and pivotal.

From their early days in folk supergroup ‘Equation ‘ through to their new album this multi award-winning couple continue to exude timeless class with their exquisite brand of traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013
Fri 10th May 2024
Diesel Park West
£15.00adv £17.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Diesel Park West are for many people the most enigmatic band from the late eighties still performing today. Back in those Thatcherite days the psychedelic guitar ground they occupied was often dismissed as a mere throwback to the mid-sixties with only an enlightened minority realising its real musical significance. The beating heart of rock ‘n’ roll is now far more aware of the Diesels' sound and maybe that’s why any live performance by the band is considered an event worth seeing. Drawing upon eight albums worth of material and the hippest cover versions imaginable, Diesel Park West continue to prove beyond a doubt that they really are the torchbearers for an entire genre.
Doktor Dyper
Sat 11th May 2024
Sack Sabbath
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Sack Sabbath are the UK's finest, longest serving and most authentic tribute to the original masters of metal, Black Sabbath. Formed in 2002, Sack Sabbath have delighted audiences across the UK and Europe over the last decade with their stunning take on the classic era of Black Sabbath. Playing only the very blackest of Sabbath from the classic years 1970-78, they deliver a powerhouse performance with every song reproduced to perfection by some of the finest rock musicians in the UK and fronted by the best Ozzy impersonator in the business bar none. And lets face it-you don't get better recommendations than from the Black Sabbath road crew!

"I worked for the real Sabbath and they are like the real thing, you don't have to close your eyes, because they have got it off to a tee! I go to their shows because it reminds me of all the fun I had with the real thing" Les Martin, ex stage & production manager, Black Sabbath 1970-78
Forty Tenth promotions
Wed 15th May 2024
River Roots
£9.00adv £11.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Free spirited singer-songwriters River Roots are a good-vibe, acoustic folk-roots duo from the UK. A powerful symbiosis of soulful male/female harmonies that will take you out of your head and straight into your heart. River Roots have a playful uplifting vibe that will nourish your soul as they seamlessly weave between soothing melodies to funky upbeat feel-good songs. Their music is majorly influenced by a nomadic lifestyle and the profound experiences and connections made on their travels.

“Our mission is to spark inspiration and ignite passion in people to transform their reality. Music is powerful and true magic, we want to help spread it to the world.”
Xander Promotions
Fri 17th May 2024
Conflict Choir
£12.00adv £14.00door
Conflict Choir take you on a journey between ethereal sonic soundscapes, crushing heavy drops and poetic social commentary intertwined with emotive and powerful riffs.

Hailing from the UK, and formed from the ashes of 2020’s lockdowns, Conflict Choir emerged with a self recorded commentary on the state of the modern world - their album “Strange Game”; which the band has self released in April of 2024 after amassing a loyal fanbase by releasing fragments of their completed work throughout 2023, earning them extensive radio play throughout the BBC network as well as Planet Rock Radio among others.

Recorded in Worcestershire, and captured by Thomas Atlas and mixed/mastered by Greg Chandler (Of extreme doom metal band Esoteric), Conflict Choir's sonic masterpiece tackles issues including societies ongoing wrestle with technology, the struggles of mental health and our current state of societal distrust - all while submerging you in waterfalls of dark sonic texture.

The band, now a duo (Ali Clinton - Guitar/Vocals and Jack Bowles - Drums and percussion) deliver a monstrous sound with a multiplicity of influence including but not limited to : Jeff Buckley, Uli Jon Roth, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Moses Sumney, Steven Wilson and Devin Townsend and many more.

"Sometimes you come across an outfit that just has everything sussed. Conflict Choir are exactly that band.” - BBC Introducing
Xander Promotions
Sat 18th May 2024
The Verity Bromham Band
£15.00adv £18.00door
Doors 8:00pm
With over a Century of recording and touring between them, JV & Del
have decided to come together to bring something a little different to the

The Verity Bromham Band features these two road warriors performing a broad selection of their favourite rock classics, carefully chosen to utilise their individual vocal and guitar-playing skills to the full.
There is no attempt to slavishly copy the originals – these are respectful interpretations of each song done in way that comes naturally to the
band – delivered with a smile!
Sat 25th May 2024
Stipe (R.E.M. Tribute)
Doors 8:00pm
R.E.M. are one of the world’s most enigmatic bands. With a string of peerless albums; one eye on the underground and one eye on the soaring chorus; we will never see their like again. From “The One I Love” through to “The End of the World” and more besides.
Stipe bring you all the top songs from these icons including “Losing My Religion”, and “Man on the Moon” and with all the atmosphere, attitude, emotion, and energy you’d expect. Stipe will provide the same cagey mix of attitude, poetry and idiosyncratic sound built around jangling guitars and hazy vocals of frontman Michael Stipe.
Whether it’s playing major festivals or appearing on the One Show, performing for Michael Stipe himself, Stipe are the definitive R.E.M. tribute – a complete band, and encyclopaedic knowledge of the back catalogue. They bring R.E.M. to life on stage – the contrasts and the magic; that direct connection to the music.
The boys from Athens’ legacy is in good hands.
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 26th May 2024
Jenny Colquitt
Full band show
£12.00adv £15.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Named as one of RnR Magazines Ones to watch for 2022, emerging artist Jenny Colquitt encompasses a unique combination of Americana, indie and folk rock and pop. Winner of the 2021/2022 FATEA Female artist of the Year award and the 2020/2021 GSMC Award for best female solo singer/songwriter, Jenny's music is described as fit for film and storytelling at its finest. A voice that uniquely combines the melodic undertones of artists such as Eva Cassidy and the rawness of Alanis Morissette. She writes with soul, lyrical vulnerability and style to accompany her musicality both through keys and guitar.

Jenny's debut album Something Beautiful was released in November 2021. Described as “very much recommended, for her strong and expressive voice, impactful lyrics and winning melodies” by BBC Radio 2's Paul Sexton.
Fri 31st May 2024
The Bluetones (Acoustic)
plus Enjoyable Listens
Doors 7:30pm
The Bluetones frontman Mark Morriss and his partner in crime Adam Devlin are taking their ‘Bluetones Acoustic’ show back out on the road in spring 24 and will be making a ‘Slight Return’ to The Musician, Leicester on Friday 31st May.

The band, formed in 1993, had an impressive run of hit singles throughout the late 90’s/early 00’s, including ’Bluetonic’, ‘Slight Return’, ‘Marblehead Johnson’, ‘Solomon Bites The Worm’, ‘If’ and ‘Keep the Fires Burning’. They scored thirteen Top 40 singles and three Top 10 albums in the UK charts before a hiatus in 2010. Returning in 2015 with a run sell out shows the band continue to tour to packed houses up and down the UK. This is a unique chance to hear the classics stripped back with shows at more intimate venues the band don’t usually play.

Special guest support comes from Enjoyable Listens.

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