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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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A guide for Artists and Promoters

The quickest way to get yourself included in our listings is to send an email to rideout at stayfree.co.uk 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 June 2019

Xander Promotions
Sat 1st Jun 2019
The Feelgood Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the energy and the unmistakeable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood. Take a step back in time and hear the distinctive vocal styling/harmonica playing of Mr Brilleaux and the unique sound and style of the "Wilko" guitar. The focus is on entertaining, with all the wonderful songs and signature moves! The band clearly enjoy themselves; their enthusiasm and passion for Dr Feelgood oozes out of every choppy chord and riff and this infects the audience more and more with every song. What more can be said. "They do it right".......if anybody should know, The Big Figure or Wilko's brother should know....right?
"Well done boys" John Martin The Big Figure
"Top job guys, takes me back!" Malcolm Wilkinson - Wilko's brother.
Xander Promotions
Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Rick Shea
£10.00adv £12.00door
Longtime Southern California singer-songwriter Rick Shea got his early musical education in the bars and honky-tonks of San Bernardino. While you may often see him live with his worn old Telecaster, backing up the likes of Dave Alvin and Wanda Jackson or burning through a set of his own songs and a few honky-tonk standards, he's also built a solid career for himself as a solo artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter. With nine critically acclaimed albums, he’s performed all over Southern California, the West Coast and across the country and in Europe.

Shea's songs reflect the folk, country, rock and Mexican influences he grew up with. "Songs tell our stories and our history and songs were how those stories were shared in the past, I'd like to continue that tradition."
"An incredible and intelligent musician and songwriter with an angelic voice that I'd kill for" - Dave Alvin
Forty Tenth promotions
Thu 6th Jun 2019
Daria Kulesh & Edwina Hayes
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
An exciting double bill of Daria Kulesh and Edwina Hayes. The wonderful piano of Marina Osman will add an extra sparkle to the evening.

Last year Daria and Marina played one of the best sets I have ever seen and I've already seen Edwina this year and she was brilliant. So you will be in for a real treat.

With her extraordinary voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her 2017 album Long Lost Home has enjoyed national radio play, rave reviews and multiple awards including Laurel Canyon's Music Album of the Year.

Mike Harding praised the The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last ten years" and described Daria as one of his "favourite singer-songwriters".

A hardworking and in-demand live performer, Daria offers her audiences a thoroughly engaging, entertaining and enchanting experience.

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.
Xander Promotions
Fri 7th Jun 2019
The Machine Rages On
£10.00adv £12.00door
“The Machine Rages On” the UK's No.1 Rage Against The Machine Tribute.

Setlist includes all the classic RATM songs from their 4 studio albums. Not only do the band sound like the real thing but also pride themselves in looking the part as well.
Xander Promotions
Sat 8th Jun 2019
Killaz UK
£10.00adv £12.00door
Bringing together years of experience in tribute and original bands, The Killaz UK aim to bring something completely new to the table, aiming to be authentic to the live shows of The Killers.

This means no backing tracks - everything is played live, enabling the band to interact with the audience in a completely organic way, just like The Killers.
Xander Promotions
Thu 13th Jun 2019
Melvin Hancox Band
£8.00adv £10.00door
plus Piranha Brothers
The word genius is often over used but what else could the man whose show stopping performance at Abertillary Blues Festival on his ’57 custom three pick-upped black beauty Les Paul be coined, “Flights and notations of mystery and imagination crashed to Earth like space shrapnel” and a more to the point quote “Why isn’t this man a star?”. Just a few of the many positive media quotations Melvin Hancox has experienced of late.

Born to song writer and playwright Stephen and artist Lynette of late Melvin has had material played on the BBC, Rick Wakeman’s Planet Rock Show and live interviews and sessions on mainstream national radio along with writing and television work.

He has currently formed a band in his own image after many years of bringing his talent to others outfits. Playing his first gig at 12 yrs., getting his first record deal at 16 yrs. and touring Europe and gaining experience in both radio and television, forming “Vincent Flatts Final Drive” and scoring his second deal at 18 yrs. whilst also touring Costa Rica and The States and guesting on others sessions along the way, through various permutations he has worked with Ray Phillips: Budgie, Man, Tony McPhee, Tom Farnell: Savoy Brown, Canned Heat, Paul Hancox [no relation] ex-legendary Chicken Shack drummer with whom Melvin occasionally performs as “Imagination Lady”, Kex Gorin: Magnum Mick Bonham [yes related] and Ace Kefford, whilst going on to write, produce and release six highly original albums fronting his own trio as well a solo offerings.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
Fri 14th Jun 2019
Stacie Collins
£14.00adv £16.00door
plus The Midnight Dogs
Sporting a slam-bang rock 'n' roll band and a hard-core honky- tonk wail, Stacie Collins pushes the boundaries of rock, blues and country. A singer-songwriter and a bad-ass harmonica player in the style of Chicago Blues greats Little Walter and James Cotton, Collins has garnered a reputation for her high energy shows, diverse songwriting and unlike most chick-singers, they are not all about love and heartbreak.

Based in Nashville, TN, Stacie is a road warrior having performed countless shows in the USA and Europe over the past few years and has even spawned a Japanese �Stacie Collins� tribute band. In addition to touring, Collins, along with her writing partner, husband, band mate Al Collins (Jason & The Scorchers) have written, recorded and released five records on her own label.

Had her records been released twenty or thirty years ago, they would have sounded as natural on �70s FM radio alongside ZZ Top and The Rolling Stones as they do next to contemporary rockers like the Drive-By Truckers or Blackberry Smoke.

"Proof of a lady excelling in a man's world" - Classic Rock Magazine
Xander Promotions
Sat 15th Jun 2019
The Smiths UTD
£10.00adv £12.00door
Lincoln UK based Smiths tribute band. The classic 4 piece Smiths lineup is paid homage to by 4 Smiths-mad lads based in the flatlands!
Thu 20th Jun 2019
plus Code Switch Theory and Steve Cartwright
Celebrating the 'Summer Solstice'. Join Multimorph and special guests for a night of psych folk, Jazz rock and beyond.
Xander Promotions
Fri 21st Jun 2019
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Imogen Bebb
Manoeuvres are the premier tribute to OMD - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - one of the most influential and original bands to emerge from the early days of synth pop in the lates 1970's. Their energetic and authentic stage show perfectly captures the atmosphere and excitement of an OMD concert and by playing all of their hit songs such as 'Enola Gay' 'Messages' and 'Souvenir' to name but a few, MANOEUVRES will leave you with lasting memories of a captivating and unique show that you will want to see again and again!
Xander Promotions
Sat 22nd Jun 2019
A Kick Up The 80's
£10.00adv £12.00door
Kick up the 80's celebrates its 20 year anniversary in 2019! The UK's original "80s" tribute have done major events up and down the UK and are very honoured to make their debut at The Musician. Previous shows include appearances with 80's icons, ABC, Go West and Limahl (Kajagoogoo). The band is all about the party atmosphere, with the best 80’s soundtrack you can imagine, drawing on the musical highlights of the decade their set includes new romantic, rock, pop and ska classics and features some tongue in cheek "guest” appearances. Bring your dancing shoes and join the party, 80’s style!
Doktor Dyper
Sun 23rd Jun 2019
£10.00adv £12.00door
feat: Last Flight To Pluto + 25 yard Screamer
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Godsticks are a four-piece progressive heavy rock band from South Wales, formed in 2008. Having toured extensively throughout Europe with The Aristocrats and Mike Keneally, most recently they can be found showcasing their newer, heavier material supporting bands such as Textures and Dorje. Drummer Tom Price and guitarist Gavin Bushell bring an accomplished and aggressive playing style to back up Darran Charles’ unique vocal sound and Dan Nelson’s driving bass. Their fourth full length studio album ‘Faced With Rage’ was released to critical acclaim via Kscope on 13th October 2017 and was described by Prog Magazine as “A winning blend of channelled aggression and emotional depth, combining lyrical intelligence and instrumental fireworks”

Having already been hailed by the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine as “one of the UK's most idiosyncratic rock bands”, with their last album Godsticks delivered on their promise to be just as heavy as their self-released 2015 album ‘Emergence’ but this time with a darker feel and more industrial sound.
Led by Alice Freya, Last Flight To Pluto are a modern progressive rock band. They have a fresh approach to progressive music, whilst maintaining an old school vibe, thanks to an eclectic list of influences amongst the band members.
The big news for the band in 2019 is the upcoming release of their second album 'A Drop In The Ocean'. Featuring some excellent and visually striking artwork, this album follows on from the 2015 album 'See You At The End', which has gathered some rave reviews since its release and also landed the band a Limelight Feature in PROG magazine.
25 Yard Screamer are a Welsh trio with influences such as Rush and muse spring to mind. The band return after a storming Danfest8 appearance last year.
Mon 24th Jun 2019
The City Acoustic Club
Monthy Open mic Night
For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!
Xander Promotions
Thu 27th Jun 2019
Frankie Miller's Full House
£18.00adv £20.00door
Frankie Miller had an unbelievable voice and stage presence; but could he write incredible songs? I suppose you'd have to ask Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Etta James, Cher, The Everly Brothers and Ray Charles; just some of the incredible musicians who have covered his songs.

Led by Ray Minhinnett on guitar, a founding member of the original Fullhouse with Frankie, touring extensively with the great man and playing on all of his classic tracks such as 'Be Good To Yourself', 'Fool In Love', Jealous Guy', 'Ain't Got No Money'and many more. Ray is joined by Steve Simpson on guitar formerly of The Miller Band who featured on the smash single 'Darlin', Terry 'Tex'Comer provides the essentially cool grooves on bass guitar also formally of the Miller Band, Ace, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver and Mickey Jupp. Andy Golden, played on Miller’s Double Take album and was formerly of The Pirates and Eric Bell's Thin Lizzy adding the perfect touch to a remarkable rhythm section. Gregor MacGregor, a fellow Glaswegian, has got the vocals covered in spades. Discovered by an old mate of Ray's who found him singing in a bar in Glasgow and had to send Ray a video. All agreed this is as close a vocal delivery as you are going to get to Frankie’s.

So if you fancy a great night of top rockin' funky blues music penned by one of the legends of the UK music scene and delivered by one of the best live bands around, then what are you waiting for.

The band are finishing off a brand new album due out in the early 2019 and includes 2 unreleased tracks with Frankie's vocals from previous studio takes.
Xander Promotions
Fri 28th Jun 2019
Ultimate Coldplay
£10.00adv £12.00door
Ultimate Coldplay are the UK's finest live tribute to Coldplay featuring an amazing Chris Martin look and sound a like performing all the Coldplay hits and more.
Sat 29th Jun 2019
El Pussycat Ska
£10.00adv £12.00door
With skanking rhythm’s, big bass and soulful horns, El pussycat are a 6/7 piece, authentic, ska, swing, blue beat & reggae outfit in the famous Jamaican dance hall style of the 50's/60's.
Formed in 2001 by founder member Drew Stansall, El pussycat have 3 album recordings and have played 1000’s of live shows and festivals in the UK, Ireland Europe and The USA.
Individual members have a rich history of this genre having performed with some of the most iconic and pioneering artists in the history of ska & reggae including Prince Buster, The Specials, Laurel Aitken, Symarip & Alton Ellis.
Band members Drew Stansall (saxophone) Daryl Kirkland (vocals/guitar) Dave Anderson (Drums) James Lyndsay (trombone) Nick Whitfield (Bass) Andrew Price (keyboard) Tom Bull (guitar)
Sun 30th Jun 2019
Parisian Swing Band
£5.00adv £7.00door
Doors 7:30pm
"Parisian Swing are a band that play music in the French style. Expect “Le Jazz Hot” and “style et ambiance Française”. Featuring accordion, vocals, guitar, drums and violin, and popular songs and jazz classics of the 1930s to the 1960s"

Jenny Carter (Violin), Graham Summers (Drums), Paula Taylor (Guitar), Kenny Wilson (Accordion/Vocals)

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