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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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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.

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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.

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 2020

Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 6th Jun 2020
U2 Tribe
THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO 12/6/21
£10.00adv £12.00door
U2 Tribe are a U2 tribute band whose members are all passionate U2 fans. The four members of U2 Tribe are committed to capturing an authentic sound and performing with energy and passion in a similar way to the original band. With a repertoire of songs ranging from the early U2 years such as 'I Will Follow' to the recent 'Every Breaking Wave', U2 Tribe have an ever changing set list.
U2 Tribe will take you on a journey that is the history of U2's music, playing some of the cult classics like 'Electric Co' and 'Out of Control', to the passion of songs like 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and stadium staples like 'Where the Streets have no Name' and 'Beautiful Day' whilst also featuring newer material from the past few years such as 'Vertigo' and 'The Miracle of Joey Ramone' plus many more.
Doktor Dyper
Tickets
Sun 7th Jun 2020
David Cross Band
Cancelled, new date announced soon
feat: Howard Sinclair
Doors 7:30pm - 11:00pm
David Cross (born 23 April 1949 in Turnchapel near Plymouth, England) is an English electric violinist, best known for playing with progressive rock band King Crimson during the 1970s[1] (particularly on Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Starless and Bible Black). He also plays keyboards.[2]
After King Crimson, Cross formed a jazzy improvising band called They Came from Plymouth.[3] With Keith Tippett (piano), Dan Maurer (drums) and Jim Juhn (guitar, bass, percussion), he formed a short-lived project in 1987 called Low Flying Aircraft. In 1998, he was invited by Geoff Serle to join Radius. Besides Cross and Serle (keyboards, electronics, samples), Radius included Sheila Malony (on keyboards), Maxine Braham and Carlo Lucius Asciutti (vocals).
Since the mid-1980s, he has also led his own band, the earlier incarnations of which featured American drummer Dan Maurer, English keyboard player Sheila Maloney and the Liverpool bassist/vocalist John Dillon (Johnny Quadrio). Former and current King Crimson members John Wetton, Robert Fripp, and Peter Sinfield, as well as guest lyricist Richard Palmer-James, have all guested on his solo projects.
Cross has also worked in theatre both musically and as an actor. In 1999, he formed Noisy Records, his own record label. David Cross established the David Cross Band with Arch Stanton (vocals), Lloyd (drums), Mick Paul (bass), Paul Clark (guitar) and himself (violin). In 2006, Joe Crabtree joined on drums, and Alex Hall on keyboards. In 2008, Jinian Wilde joined as the new lead singer and Craig Blundell joined as the new drummer. The band has released many albums to date. Joining David in his band features Steve Roberts (Magenta, The Tangent, Godsticks) a well respected drummer who also played with Keith Emerson.

Support comes from singer songwriter Howard Sinclair who has frequented The Musician before on a few occasions.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Thu 11th Jun 2020
Luke Doherty
THIS GIG IS CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
£10.00adv £12.00door
Award winning Blues / Classic Rock Band From Newport, South Wales. playing original material

Luke Doherty – Was born on 29th March 1994, in Newport, Gwent. He had an interest in music at a very young age. Although no one in his family play an instrument, he was determined to learn to play something, and at the age of 5 he started playing piano, but didn’t like it. He then asked to play the drums but was told by a drum teacher he was way too young and to wait a couple of years. He then settled on a 1/2 size acoustic guitar which he had to give up after 3 months due to medical reasons. At 71/2 he was nagging his parents again to learn guitar, so they bought him a second hand 1/2 size electric guitar and a second hand amp and he has never looked back. He instantly became hooked on blues, intently watching any blues musicians he could find on TV or DVD.
Luke met Eric Clapton when he was 9yrs old at the John Mayell 7Oth Birthday concert in Liverpool. Also aged 9 he asked his parents if he could take Rock School exams which he sailed through to grade 8 by the age of 11, as well as a extra performance grade 8. He was then interviewed on BBC Radio Wales because he was the youngest person to have passed grade 5, 6 and 8. Also when he was 10 years old he recorded Parisian Walkways, of which Gary Moore has a copy.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Fri 12th Jun 2020
The Hot Rods
THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO 5TH MARCH 2021
£12.00adv £15.00door
plus Department S
Eddie & The HotRods are playing a special memorial tour for their singer Barrie Masters who sadly passed away in Oct 2019. Performing as The Hot Rods as a mark of respect, the band will play all the songs that the fans expect plus a few surprises.
Guests on the tour are Department S, who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their hit single Is Vic There? Fronted by original member Eddie Roxy Department S have made a name for themselves as one of the best live bands around.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 13th Jun 2020
Straighten Out
THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO 30/1/21
£10.00adv £12.00door
Straighten Out are the premier Stranglers tribute band out there, with an extensive set-list that spans two solid hours as they re-create the 'early years' sound of The Stranglers, complete with a keyboard rig that is the same model as the original used by Dave Greenfield himself in the 1970s.

The growling bass sound and the quirky guitar riffs are all there to be heard as is the dual vocal 'attack' from the two frontmen a la Burnel-Cornwell as they rip through all the classics: 'Peaches', 'Hanging Around', 'No More Heroes', '5 Minutes', 'The Raven', 'Walk On By', 'Straighten Out', 'Down In The Sewer' and many more.

Straighten Out will take you on a nostalgia trip that transports you back to those raw, powerful, exhilarating times when The Stranglers emerged through the quagmire of mediocrity to produce some of the finest tunes ever written!
Sun 14th Jun 2020
Luke Jackson
new date tba
Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016.
Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz .
As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe.
His debut album ‘More Than Boys’, produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up ‘Fumes and Faith’ in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, ‘This Family Tree’, which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as ”Two words. Bloody brilliant” and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer
November 2016 saw the release of Luke’s 3rd full studio album, “Tall Tales and Rumours” to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as “a brilliant, thoughtful album – Jackson shows talent beyond his years”. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted “Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words”
Fri 19th Jun 2020
Sinnerboy
new date tba
Playing live is what Sinnerboy do best. Anyone who has seen them will tell you, it's all about energy and passion, strong songs played with verve. But how else could you approach playing Rory's music?

Their repertoire numbers over forty songs (and rising), with material from every stage of Rory's career including his early days with Taste. Bullfrog Blues, Walk On Hot Coals, Tattooed Lady, Shadow Play, Moonchild and many more are the essential ingredients of every Sinnerboy set.

For Sinnerboy, keeping the music of Rory Gallagher alive for people who love to hear it, is all that matters, but don't look for three guys on stage poncing about in wigs trying to look like three other guys, what you get with this band is all out passionate Rory Gallagher music!
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 20th Jun 2020
Creedence Clearwater Review
THIS GIG HAS MOVED TO 12/2/21
£12.00adv £14.00door
Creedence Clearwater Review are the UK’s premier tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, one of America’s greatest bands who, despite their relatively short career, left an enduring legacy of classic songs written and sung by lead guitarist, singer and songwriter John Fogerty. Capturing the feel, sound and atmosphere of the original songs, Creedence Clearwater Review pack all the hits and more into two hours plus of rootsy, swampy, bluesy and sometimes country flavoured rock and roll. Creedences’ biggest songs, Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Fortunate Son and Who’ll Stop The Rain all get the treatment as well as their covers of classics like I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Midnight Special and Susie Q.
There’s audience involvement, singalongs and plenty of rousing choruses to join in on the Review’s authentic and power packed tribute to the Creedence legacy. There’s also a nod to John Fogerty’s solo career in the show, with songs like Almost Saturday Night, Hot Rod Heart and of course Rockin’ All Over The World. Dale Taylor takes up the role of John Fogerty on guitar and vocals, which is no easy task considering Fogerty’s power and range. However he fulfils the lead spot, delivering the same rawness and energy of the original performances, backed up by a solid and experienced band who stick as closely to the album tracks as possible.
Performing a range of CCR material consisting of all their biggest, classic hits, album tracks and wonderful obscurities, Creedence Clearwater Review will take you on a nostalgia trip you won’t want to miss. Creedence Clearwater Review, the definitive UK tribute.
Sun 21st Jun 2020
Multimorph
new date tba
Summer Solstice Event

Join Multimorph and special guests for a night of psych folk, Jazz rock and beyond.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 26th Jun 2020
The Liquid Engineers
THIS GIG HAS BEEN MOVED TO SATURDAY 9TH JANUARY 2021
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus ULTRA:foxx:
The Liquid Engineers are without doubt the premier and hardest working tribute to Gary Numan in the UK. They continually tour throughout the UK taking that unique and authentic ‘Numan’ sound to centre of the stage. Lead vocalist Pat Martin is joined on stage by 4 other talented musicians with all one goal, to ‘Deliver that Gary Numan Experience'. They do this time and time again. Numan fans will get to enjoy a range of material from his vast back catalogue of material taking you through over 40 years of his career. You won’t be disappointed.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 27th Jun 2020
Fallen
THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED
£10.00adv £12.00door
Right from the dramatic intro of their set, Fallen recreate the epic, dark and lush sound of Evanescence, combining heavenly, soaring vocals and hard-hitting guitars with orchestral, choral and electronic elements.

Fallen are currently the only Evanescence tribute act in the UK and the band members all have many years gigging experience behind them. The person filling the Amy Lee slot, Kyle Newman, is a classically-trained professional vocalist and the keyboard player, Rob Lindop, is also a professional musician.

Formed in November 2013, the band has subsequently gone from strength to strength and is now playing at some of the biggest and best music venues in the UK.

Playing songs from all three of the most well-known albums, Fallen accurately reproduce the sound of this innovative, unique and genre-setting band.

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