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Coming to The Musician in July 2019

Mon 1st Jul 2019
CLOSED
Tue 2nd Jul 2019
CLOSED
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Wed 3rd Jul 2019
Man About A Horse
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus The Ruby Doos
Doors 7:45pm - 10:45pm
“High energy is an understatement – a debut album that requires dancing or foot-tapping…it is hard to describe, other than to say it’s good music. The group throws together elements of bluegrass, folk, and a progressive mean streak that distinguishes their sound as original…all ten cuts are a pleasure” – Bluegrass Unlimited

Hailing from Philadelphia PA, Man About a Horse perform an entertaining blend of “newgrass” and Americana with a hint of rock and blues.

Performing with classic bluegrass instrumentation (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and double bass) and top notch harmony vocals, Man About A Horse combine virtuosic musicianship with a fun, engaging stage presence.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Thu 4th Jul 2019
Hopsons Kaffee
£6.00adv £8.00door
Hopson's Kaffee present a special "Guitar Legends" show featuring songs from five of the UK's & Ireland's most loved and respected guitarists - Eric Clapton, Paul Kossoff, Peter Green, Jeff Back & Gary Moore.
Tickets
Fri 5th Jul 2019
Gimme Gimme Gimmes
£6.00adv £8.00door
plus Better Off Dead
"We play songs made famous by Scottish musicians and writers in a classic punk rock style..."

Band Members
George Paul Gogo Gus Tigger Ringo McCartney Matlock Jones Cook Rotten


Home Town
Livingston/ Bathgate
Tickets
Sat 6th Jul 2019
Sinnerboy -a Tribute To Rory Gallagher
£8.00adv £10.00door
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!
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Sun 7th Jul 2019
Gwenifer Raymond
£7.00adv £8.00door
plus Anna My Charlotte
Doors 7:45pm - 10:45pm
***** ‘Gwenifer Raymond is a profound talent’ The Guardian

**** ‘an immersive debut’ The Observer

‘…stunningly confident, in full possession of its art’ Uncut

‘…raw, virtuosic…’ Mojo

Gwenifer Raymond is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, originally from Cardiff but now residing in Brighton, England. Gwenifer began playing guitar at the age of eight shortly after having been first exposed to punk and grunge. After years of playing around the Welsh valleys in various punk outfits she began listening more to pre-war blues musicians as well as Appalachian folk players, eventually leading into the guitar players of the American Primitive genre. She has since been playing her own moody and often-times manic original American Primitive styled compositions on guitar and banjo around the UK and the US.

Sparse American primitive instrumentals drawn from the roots music of Mississippi and Appalachia. Influenced by the likes of Skip James, John Fahey, Roscoe Holcomb and John Hurt.
Mon 8th Jul 2019
CLOSED
Tue 9th Jul 2019
CLOSED
YouTube
Tickets
Wed 10th Jul 2019
Nell Bryden
£18.00adv £20.00door
plus Hannah Nicholson
Doors 7:45pm
There are artists who are independent in the music industry sense, and artists who are independent in mind, spirit and the sheer bloody-mindedness with which they’ve made something of themselves. Nell Bryden fits both descriptions, and has the stories to prove it.
The funny ones, about thinking she was the next Maria Callas for a minute, or sleeping on a promoter’s couch that still bore the outline of the previous itinerant musician. The gritty ones, about 14-hour bus journeys to the next gig. The poignant ones, like witnessing 9/11, sacrificing her romantic life for years to pursue her artistic dream, and watching her hair fall out along the way. And, now, the triumphant ones, like establishing herself as a singer-songwriter of real distinction and finding true love in the process.
The journey from Nell Bryden’s birthplace in Brooklyn to a career-redefining fifth album ‘Wayfarer,’ and a virtual residency on the BBC Radio 2 playlist has been long, rarely without incident, and often rather strange. The key thing, though, is that she made it, like a good wayfarer always does, and her songs are all the richer for it.
Born as punk was sinking its teeth into the British zeitgeist, and just before Elvis left the building, Nell’s childhood was never less than challenging. “My mum was a classical soprano,” she says. “At eight and a half months, she was singing in Carnegie Hall with me in utero. Then a month after I was born, she was out touring again, taking me with her.
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Thu 11th Jul 2019
Molly's Kiss
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
I am pleased to welcome French duo Molly's Kiss to the Musician on their first UK tour. They played one gig in the UK last year at the Great British Folk Festival and they were very good.



Molly's Kiss is a folk band, lost in the middle of France, composed of a guitar, an accordion, two voices and the will to give simple and catchy songs. Folk melodies, rock energy and generosity! Molly's Kiss doesn't like to beat around the bush and cuts to the chase � honest, genuine, human.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 12th Jul 2019
U2 Tribe
£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.
Sat 13th Jul 2019
Help The Homeless + Hope Against Cancer
Charity Night
Doors 6:45pm
A stella line up of talent will help raise money for both charities at The Musician on Sat 13 July. Compere throughout the event will be Kevin Hewick

Doors - 6:45pm
Kevin Hewick 7pm
Rude Angel and the Festival of Life and Death - 7:30pm
Mikey Kerslake - 8pm
Steve Parker - 8:30pm
Jesuscarfish - 9:10pm
Wealallsilent - 9:50pm
The Burnout - 10:30pm



Magic Teapot & The Musician present a night of great local artists raising awareness and funds for two brilliant local charities - Please join us.
Admission with donation ( Money or food bank collection)
Tickets
Sun 14th Jul 2019
7StoreySoul
£6.00adv £8.00door
Doors 7:30pm
7Storeysoul were first founded by soul fanatic and songwriter and guitarist Mark Poole in 2005 with the aim of providing something a little different from the average soul band. By fusing thoughtful soul/funk originals with the kind of laid back, smooth jazz covers often neglected by many gigging soul bands 7Storeysoul offer a mellow, jazz/funk/soul sound. Artists featured in the set include George Benson, Al Jarreau, Michael McDonald, Ambrosia, The Crusaders. Incognito as well as a few staple Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire classics of course! 7Storeysoul's sound is also distinctive in that rather than having one lead singer, they have four great singers sharing lead vocals and providing sweet, soulful harmonies between them. With a nine piece line up including a brass section enjoy a smooth summery soul sound with a fair share of feelgood funk thrown in!
Mon 15th Jul 2019
Happy Harmonies
£5.00
Doors 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Budgies Bev's Happy Harmonies

Singing together for Fun!

Friendly & relaxed group

Singing for health & happiness with interactive percussion & expression

Selection of feelgood popular songs

Led by professional singer Budgie Bev

To book contact Bev: Text or call 07759750557
Tue 16th Jul 2019
CLOSED
Tickets
Wed 17th Jul 2019
Eve Selis
£12.00adv £14.00door
plus Sunjay Braine
Eve is a deeply creative, caring artist who gives everything to her craft. As a live performer she is awesomely powerful, as a recording artist she is both sensitive and strong. I love her spirit and I love her music. She deserves to shine. One of the best shows I’ve ever seen in the U.K.” BBC Radio Legend Sir “Whispering Bob” Harris
“An emotion transducer who converts country, R&B, blues, folk, and rock ‘n roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanizes everyone in its path.” Taylor Guitars- Wood & Steel
Cheeseweasel Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Thu 18th Jul 2019
Luke Tuchscherer & The Penny Dreadfuls
£7.00
plus Sally Hossack's Dream Band
Doors 8:00pm
Luke Tuchscherer is an acclaimed singer/songwriter from Bedford, now living in New York City. His introduction to the UK Americana scene came via the highly regarded alt.country band The Whybirds, with whom Luke sang and played drums.

The band released three studio albums (The Whybirds, 2008; Cold Blue Sky, 2010; A Little Blood, 2013), a live album and an EP. Their records attracted strong reviews from the British and international music press, including notices in Uncut (ALB - 7/10), Classic Rock (CBS 7/10), R2: Rock N Reel (ALB 4/5, LRv1 - 4/5, CBS 4/5), Maverick Country (CBS - 4/5), Daily Express (ALB - 4/5), Powerplay (ALB - 7/10) and Songwriting Magazine (ALB - 5/5).

Luke's debut solo album 'You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense' garnered universal critical acclaim and was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (while Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple "Best of 2014" lists.

His second album, Always Be True, was released through Clubhouse Records in 2017. The album again received universal critical acclaim, and reached #15 in the UK's Official Country Chart and #25 in the Americana Chart.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 19th Jul 2019
Fred Zeppelin
£10.00adv £12.00door
The four members of Fred Zeppelin are real fans of the originals, and formed ‘The Fredz’ out of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin’s music. As their name suggests, the band do not take themselves too seriously - they know the praise belongs to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul Jones, and Bonzo, but they aim to do justice to the music and they certainly achieve that.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 20th Jul 2019
Electric Circus UK
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Counterfeit Kiss
Electric Circus UK are the only UK based W.A.S.P tribute band. Formed in late 2015, with a deep passion for the mighty American outfit, it was decided a tribute act was needed that truly emulated this great Los Angeles band.
You will see on stage, a custom made "Blackie Lawless" microphone stand with illuminated skull, an outfit with actual steel saw blades, and period correct guitars also customised, even an American guitarist to add to the authenticity.

The first three albums are the preferred era and favourites like, Animal, Love Machine, Wild Child, On Your Knees, Blind In Texas, are included in the set list.
Sun 21st Jul 2019
CLOSED
Mon 22nd Jul 2019
Happy Harmonies
£5.00
Doors 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Budgies Bev's Happy Harmonies

Singing together for Fun!

Friendly & relaxed group

Singing for health & happiness with interactive percussion & expression

Selection of feelgood popular songs

Led by professional singer Budgie Bev

To book contact Bev: Text or call 07759750557
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Mon 22nd Jul 2019
Jesse Dayton
£13.00adv £15.00door
plus Drugstore Cowboys
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
"Like the Possum (George Jones) Dayton is the possessor of a tear-stained voice, a lost soul sensibility and probably a high degree of familiarity with the kinds of places mama warned you about." -- The Austin American Statesman
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Tue 23rd Jul 2019
Blackwater Conspiracy
DOORS OPEN 7.30 - MUSIC FROM 7.45
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus The Plott Hounds and Mike West
Doors 7:30pm
Ask anyone Irish and they’ll tell you music is in their blood, and so it is with Blackwater Conspiracy from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Their debut album “Shootin’ The Breeze” was released June 2017 in the UK to wholesale critical acclaim. Festival slots at Download and Ramblin’ Man Fair followed and then a high octane tour supporting Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown closed the year out on a high. With more touring in the pipeline Blackwater Conspiracy will hit the ground running in 2018 and continue spreading their heady musical cocktail for more to discover. The story of the band is the story of 5 guys from Northern Ireland who have played music all their lives. Having crossed paths frequently over the years they came together as Blackwater Conspiracy in the Summer of 2015, formed from the ashes of two of the country’s most popular local bands, Million Dollar Reload and Swanee River.

Their intention from the outset was no more following of trends, no more conforming to what was expected – they are 5 individuals wanting to fully express themselves whilst playing in a band. Sounds simple, but consider a classically trained pianist taking inspiration from Jon Lord and Jerry Lee Lewis, a bass player influenced by Iron Maiden and Thin Lizzy, a drummer driven by everyone from Buddy Rich to Danny Carey and two guitar players oozing The Stones, The Faces and The Black Crowes – you’re going to create a pretty unique musical melting pot.

Songwriters Phil Conalane and Brian Mallon take a refreshingly free-form approach to their songs, thus allowing all this individual expression to take place. The result is a breathtaking panorama of material – from rich bluesy slide guitar rock to achingly delicate confessional country; from galloping radio friendly rock ‘n’ roll to late night dark corner whiskey blues. The band play with a confidence and effortless ease, the arrangements are epic and it’s all woven together with one of the most naturally expressive classic rock voices in the world today.

Like the River Blackwater, the geographical link that ties each member together, and from where they take their name, there is an unstoppable flow, a natural power and order of things present here – this is the essence of Blackwater Conspiracy.
Magic Teapot
Tickets
Wed 24th Jul 2019
Bird In The Belly
£5.00adv £6.00door
plus Courtney Askey and Weikie
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Magic Teapot are delighted in helping to bring this bill together.

"Hypnotically original compositions" - fRoots Magazine (summer 2018)

"A musically diverse, fresh and compelling set of songs [...] a fascinating debut from a distinctive new group" - Songlines Magazine (June 2018)

"Folk album of the year so far." *** Martin Townsend - Editor, Sunday Express (25 March 2018)

"Strong folk a-cappella singing - distinctively contemporary and earthy vocalising - haunting fiddle playing - timeless acoustic guitar picking - and classic rocking rhythms" 4/5 - Colin Bailey, R2 Magazine (print)

"A fabulous band" - Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire

"Bird in the Belly come to shake up folk music - and succeed." 8/10 - Jonathan Aird, Americana UK

"Superb album, finely balanced voices and instruments create an effortlessly beautiful sound that just carries you away" - Marc Higgins, Northern Sky Magazine

"Occasionally stark and raw both musicially and lyrically, they boldly go where few artists dare to tread." - Mike Ainscoe, Louder than War

Bird in the Belly is a collective made up of solo artist Jinnwoo, folk duo Hickory Signals and instrumentalist Tom Pryor. Together they have spent the last 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon.

Bird in the Belly’s 2018 gig highlights include Manchester Folk Festival (English Folk Expo showcase), Leigh Folk Festival, Tooting Folk Club and Ropetackle Arts Centre. They opened for BBC R2 Folk Award winner, Ewan McClennan, at the Toy Museum Folk Club in Brighton.

Alongside this, the group has been working on a feature length documentary to support the album, interviewing the likes of June Tabor, Frankie Armstrong, Stick in the Wheel, Fellside Record, Rootbeat Records, Ian Anderson (fRoots Editor), Lisa Knapp, Gerry Diver, Naomi Bedford and The Rails about the contemporary folk scene.

Ably supported by both Weikie AND then bringing the sublime Courtney Askey on to the bill too.
Tickets
Thu 25th Jul 2019
Rosalie Cunningham Band
£10.00adv £12.00door
Since her celebrated band Purson played its final gig in December 2016, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosalie Cunningham has been quietly reinventing her career and is emerging from her self-imposed “musical hibernation” as the visionary solo artist she always was.

Rosalie’s eponymous début album will be released by Esoteric Recordings on 5th July 2019. Her and her 4 piece band will then embark on a UK tour and perform live for a BBC 6 Music session with Marc Riley. The self-produced album is the result of an extended period of reflection and will contain her strongest and most daring songwriting to date, ranging from a three minute Blackbird-esque nod to her creative hero Sir Paul McCartney, to an epic prog rock saga that will take the listener on the mother of all sonic journeys.

"Rosalie's solo début transports you to a luscious (but pleasingly dark) fairground-come-cabret world, with tasty Beatles vibes aplenty." Polly Glass, Classic Rock Magazine

“Rosalie Cunningham is a rock star… she exudes an effortless charisma and quiet confidence. The music she makes is meticulously but lovingly designed to blow minds.” Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer

"Cunningham’s vision is a golden ticket through the canyons of imagination, a peephole through the doors of perception, a celebration of surrender...” Mojo
Tickets
Fri 26th Jul 2019
Keep It Cash
£10.00adv £12.00door
The most accurate sounding tribute show to Johnny CASH on the planet ... That is what they say about Keep it Cash.
The band is a labour of love and a product of many years of hard work and dedication. Expect a note perfect musical journey
from the humble gospel beginnings of the Tennessee two, right through to the final and emotional American Recordings. 
 
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 27th Jul 2019
Sacrilege
CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS - REFUNDS FROM POINT OF SALE
£10.00adv £12.00door
Sacrilege were named as one of the bands of 82/83 in the Heavy Rock Genre and appearing on the David Jensen Show amongst others are now back touring with original band member singer and songwriter Bill Beadle.

With a Sabbath\Priest style metal Riffs and a Drummer from Hell the band are soon releasing their 7th album. Sacrilege have toured all over Europe and also made a huge impression at the Malta Metal Fest where they were voted best band.

This is a gig you don’t want to miss.
Sun 28th Jul 2019
CLOSED
Mon 29th Jul 2019
The City Acoistic Club
Monthly open Mic
Free
For up to date info and news please join The City Acoustic Club Facebook group!
Tue 30th Jul 2019
CLOSED
Tickets
Wed 31st Jul 2019
Spear of Destiny
£15.00adv £18.00door
Andy Wright Presents
Vocalist/guitarist with Theatre Of Hate, Kirk Brandon formed the first S.O.D line up in 1983. Throughout the 80s, their albums went top 20 and led to them supporting U2.

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