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Coming to The Musician in June 2021

Wake Up Promotions
Fri 4th Jun 2021
Steve Faulkner
plus Charlie Jones, Rhett Barrow and Mark Ryman
Doors 7:30pm
Wake up presents
A superb line up of contemporary singer songwriters

Socially distanced all seated gig
Cheeseweasel Promotions
Sun 6th Jun 2021
An Audience with Spike
Doors 8:00pm
An intimate evening of tunes and stories from across the Quireboys frontman's colourful life in rock 'n' roll!

Since 1982, Spike has rocked all over the world bringing his deep boozy bluesy vocals to all manner of parties. Best known as the lead singer with the Quireboys, he tells stories of a life of rock 'n' roll highs and lows. Along with some of your Quireboys favourites, Spike will regale you with the tunes and tales that influenced his colourful career.
Mon 7th Jun 2021
Martyn Joseph
Doors 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other.
He has been called "The Welsh Springsteen", but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be – but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn’s work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn’s music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn’t need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn’s music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman.

"Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut." - MOJO

"One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today... tough and passionate" - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Xander Promotions
Thu 10th Jun 2021
This gig has been moved to 9/9/21
£13.50adv £15.00door
Man first started off at the end of the sixties, called it a day towards the end of the seventies, then in the early eighties realised they could do nothing better than get together again. They have been through more lineups than you can shake a stick at, with various members coming and going at a rate which gives legendary rock historian Pete Frame nightmares (Pete loved Deke's books, by the way). Micky, Martin and Deke have pretty much been the core of the Manband, though a while back Terry Williams had another spell after John (Pugwash) Weathers had kept the drum stool warm for a few years; and Phil Ryan returned for a brief period after a 20 year hiatus.
Wake Up Promotions
Sat 12th Jun 2021
John Lennon Tribute UK
Wake Up Promotions presents


1st Show- 5.30pm to - 8pm
2nd Show -8.30pm to 10.30pm
Limited Capacity - Table service

John Lennon Tribute UK's show 'Lennon Retrospective' aims to take the audience on a journey through JohnLennon's best loved songs starting with his solo work and culminating in the early Beatles classics.Covering Lennons best known solo work as well as classic Lennon-penned Beatles songs. Lennon look-and-sound-alike Gaz Keenan appeared on ITV's 'The Big Audition' in October 2018 winning through the auditions as the best John Lennon to secure a job with one of the UK's top Beatle Tribute Bands.
Sun 13th Jun 2021
Max Bianco and The Bluehearts
Wimisical, romantic bluesy folk rock with Dylanesque vibes
£10.00adv www.facebook.com/CasbahmmpEvents
feat: Sam Hinds
Doors 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Limited to 30 tickets - all seated table service. To avoid the use of cash there will be no tickets on the door. Check the facebook event for updates.
Casbah Sunday Chill Out with Max Bianco and The Bluehearts + Sam Hinds.
Covid restrictions will be in place with reduced numbers and social distancing. Please do not attend if you have symptoms or have tested positive for Coronavirus. In these circumstances please refer to CasbahmmpEvents for a full refund.
Doors 1pm Acts from 1.30pm Finish 4.30-5pm
Please refer to the facebook event or contact CasbahmmmpEvents direct for further information.

This is going to be a cracking gig with lots of fun - don't miss it.You can thank me later.
Max Bianco & The Bluehearts
Max Bianco has collaborated with The Jar Family and The Murder of Crows in addition to his extensive solo work (and work as an artist - see the cover of the Harlot Moon album).
Folk roots but with a bluesy feel. Echoes of Bob Dylan and others from that era. The album Harlot Moon and the new single "She Was Mine" bring Max Bianco together with the equally talented musicians in The Bluehearts. The release of Harlot Moon was another casualty of the 2020 pandemic however we are hopeful that we will hear the full album in the second set at this gig. In the meantime hit spotify and press repeat, it's addictive and very commercial.
Short album review here: https://narcmagazine.com/album-review-max-bianco-the-blue-hearts-harlot-moon/
Links: https://www.facebook.com/maxbiancomusic

Sam Hinds
Local to Leicester Sam is an extremely talented singer/songwriter whose ep Rolling Stone received critical acclaim on release in the pandemic year of 2020.Check it out here:
Having spent several years gigging on a variety of stages around the UK as a solo performer, collaborating with other artists, songwriters and producers and carefully developing and refining his song craft along the way, Sam Hinds is proud to finally be stepping out of the studio and into the light with his debut EP.

"‘Rolling Stone’ boasts four fully produced tracks, perfectly capturing Sam’s poignant lyrics, passionate vocals and dynamic guitar playing. Rooted firmly in the folk and southern rock territory, with a nod to country and blues; this record draws influence from artists such as Chris Stapleton, John Mayer, Ariel Posen, The Bros. Landreth, Whiskey Myers and more.
Sam is set to become an exciting and authentic addition to the flourishing UK folk/rock scene."
Tue 15th Jun 2021
£8.00adv £10.00door
plus The Levy Circus
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Based in rural Cambridgeshire, Collars is made up of Dan and Kane. Together they play their own brand of indie, driven by vocals, guitar and pared-back drums. Dan sings, writes and hammers a bit of synth, while Kane plays guitar and beats at the same time thanks to some self-modded drums he negotiates with his feet. The results? Wholesome indie like your mama used to make! If your mama was Florence Welch and your grandparents were the White Stripes.
Forty Tenth promotions
Thu 17th Jun 2021
Rainy Day Woman
£8.00adv £10.00door
plus Matt Steady
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Drawing from alt-country, bluegrass and the folk canon of an 'old, weird America', Rainy Day Woman play sparse, unhurried folk music. Releasing their second EP ‘Home’ in January 2020, the young duo have been playing their unique songs - complete with desire, betrayal, pub lore and feminist rage - to audiences in the UK and Australia.

Rainy Day Woman have been gigging around the UK since 2016, with notable past shows including London Folkroom, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Coventry’s Big Comfy Bookshop and Sofar Sounds shows in London, Bristol and Birmingham. Autumn 2019 saw their first Australian tour, including dates at Sydney’s Humph Hall and Canberra’s Smith’s Alternative.
Sat 19th Jun 2021
Mysterious Blues plays Hendrix
Doors 7:00pm - 11:55am
Rescheduled gig ( tickets valid)

Celebrating Jimi Hendrix 78th birthday.
Playing all the classic tracks Hey Joe, Foxy Lady, Red House and more.
Cheeseweasel Promotions
Thu 24th Jun 2021
James Maddock
plus Jersey Budd
Doors 8:00pm
The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. His 2009 album Sunrise On Avenue C won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while the follow-up Wake Up And Dream ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV's (NYC) Listener Poll. With the release of Another Life (2013) and The Green (2015) Maddock continued to demonstrate why many consider him to be one of the best singer/songwriters working today.

His status as a fixture on the Folk and Americana scene is confirmed with every listen of any song in his prodigious catalog. Relix Magazine put it this way: “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately, he doesn't need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery."

A New York resident since 2003, James grew up in Countesthorpe, Leicester and ranks up there with the best of our musical exports. His latest full-length studio album 'No Time To Cry' was released in 2020.
Xander Promotions
Fri 25th Jun 2021
Albany Down
£10.00adv £12.00door
Contemporary UK blues-rock band, Albany Down, came together with some classic rock and Brit blues-rock influences, but with their 2011 debut album, ‘South of the City, they found their own sound. Albany Down is founder member Paul Turley on vocals and guitars, drummer and backing vocals Pete Hancock and bassist and backing vocals Ben Atkins. The band has recorded 3 Studio albums with producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, INME, Super Furry Animals). "These guys are really going somewhere; make sure they take you with them!" - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 Blues Rock Review offered a fair assessment of both the band and their debut album: “South of the City” is a solid debut album from Albany Down and they will be an interesting band to watch develop in the coming years”. In 2013 the band stepped up to the plate with 12 original well-crafted songs on their formidable album “Not Over Yet”. Traditionally a band’s second album is regarded as being problematical but Albany Down have turned that notion on its head, taking all that was good on “South of the City”, honing their song writing craft and revelling in Greg Haver’s powerful production. In 2016 the band released their much-anticipated 3rdAlbum “The Outer Reach” which built upon the previous albums with strong melodic rock songs and powerful emotional ballads. The band’s big Zeppelin-influenced sound draws from the same British blues-rock well, that gave Zeppelin a head start all those years ago and later was rediscovered by Joe Bonamassa. But it’s the resonant substance of the band’s own songs and their exuberant style that gives the music its edge. Albany Down are a band that runs on pure adrenalin, unrelenting energy and raw emotion. Rock blogger Neil Mach probably got it right, when he described the band; "As hot as volcanic ash and yet as cool as snow slippers."
Xander Promotions
Sat 26th Jun 2021
£10.00adv £12.00door
Moretallica are a hard hitting, exciting Metallica tribute band with a fast growing reputation. They have a commitment to playing the music of Metallica to the highest standards, capturing the raw energy of their early career and sustaining that high intensity on the newer material, resulting in a breathtaking show. Formed in mid 2012, Moretallica are now winning over audiences in venues across the UK.
Sun 27th Jun 2021
The Cinelli Brothers
Hot, blues n soul n rocknroll
£13.00adv www.facebook.com/CasbahMMPEvents
feat: Greg Brice
Doors 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Limited to 30 tickets - all seated table service. To avoid the use of cash there will be no tickets on the door. Ticket availability may be reviewed near the time.
Check the facebook event for updates.
Casbah Chill Out Sunday The Cinelli Brothers and support from Greg Brice.
Covid restrictions will be in place with reduced numbers and social distancing. Please do not attend if you have symptoms or have tested positive for Coronavirus. In these curcumstances please refer to CasbahmmpEvents for a full refund.
Doors 1pm Acts from 1.30pm Finish 4.30-5pm
Please refer to the facebook event or contact CasbahmmpEvents direct for further information.

The Cinelli Brothers
The Cinelli Brothers is a project born out of a common passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from the 60s and 70s, when brothers Marco (guitarist and lead singer) and Alessandro (drummer) decided to form an explosive team showcasing original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.
Joining the two brothers on stage, Enzo Strano on bass and Tom Julian-Jones on harmonica and guitar.
Their debut album Babe Please Set Your Alarm was recorded at the Soup Studio in London and the full live and analog recording was released in May 2018 on vinyl and digital format.
The record went number 2 in the IBBA (Independent Blues Broadcasters' Association) in June 2018.
The band is been featured in Blues in Britain, Blues Matters, Classic Rock and other magazines.
This album comprises nine tasty original compositions and three finely crafted covers. ‘Chain of Fools’ by Don Covay (an Aretha hit), ‘Back Door Man’ – which stays true to Willie Dixon’s number - and Prince’s ‘Kiss’, in a remarkable shuffle rhythm.
Music Republic Magazine nominated Marco Cinelli as Best Guitar Player of 2018.
Legendary radio and broadcaster David ‘Kid’ Jensen has played a different track from their album on six consecutive weeks of his United Djs radio show, naming them as his favourite blues outfit, and his favourite blues album in many years.
In January this year the band has been nominated for the UK Blues Awards as “Blues Band Of the Year”.
The Cinelli Brothers champion a new generation of passionate musicians sharing in the love of Blues, Soul, R&B and the true authentic sounds that have made the blues a cornerstone of music history.

Greg Brice
Greg is a Jazz, Blues and Roots musician and guitar teacher based in the Cotswolds, UK.
Tue 29th Jun 2021
Marco Mendoza
£15.00adv £18.00door
plus Alexa de Strange
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
In the world of bass guitar there is not much Marco can’t do or hasn’t done. He has recorded and toured with some of the biggest names in the rock and music such as Blue Murder, John Sykes, David Coverdale, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Neal Schon, Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, and The Dead Daisies. The list literally goes on and on! Marco is a dynamic live performer who is equally at home at a huge stadium as a small club. He can cover just about any musical style from jazz, fusion, world music, Latin groove to all out hard rock.

In addition he is an accomplished vocalist who has written and recorded the highly acclaimed solo albums, ‘Live for Tomorrow’ and ‘Casa Mendoza’. He just recently released his third solo album ‘Viva La Rock’ which has received rave reviews the world over. If all that wasn’t enough Marco is a true ambassador of music who always takes time to meet fans, do clinics, and give great interviews where he is always open and honest about where he has been and where he is going. With the The Dead Daisies, he has recorded three studio albums (‘Revolución’ ,‘Make Some Noise’ and ‘Burn It Down’) and a live album ‘Live & Louder’. They also released a rockin’ album of cover, ‘Locked and Loaded’. They rocked stages from Cuba to Australia and everywhere in between.

Now Marco is back on his own and ready to take on the world! Make sure to catch Marco when you can, you won’t regret it!

Support comes from Alexa de Strange a top British Symphonic Metal band.
Forty Tenth promotions
Wed 30th Jun 2021
Autumn Dawn Leader
Album Launch Party
£5.00adv £7.00door
plus Mick Mangan and Paddy McCullough
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
We are delighted to hold the launch party for local star Autumn's new album "I Autumnus". You can expect delicious chord changes, vocal sorcery & lyrical hammer blows.

There will be some great support acts to make sure you have a wonderful evening, crowned off by the songs from her great new album.

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