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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 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 July 2021

PLEASE NOTE

Revised Opening Hours

7pm to 10pm

Unless otherwise advertised

Tickets
Thu 1st Jul 2021
Looma
Doors 7:00pm - 10:30pm
A very welcome back to Leicester's superb roots combo

Three parts English, one part Orkney, Looma play acoustic roots and folk music from the swamps of Louisiana to the Swedish midnight sun, and everywhere in between. Bringing together folk, blues, cajun, bluegrass and country traditions, as well as original songs, Looma mix driving energy with strong vocals and foot-tapping tunes.

Looma are:
Liz Logie Piano Accordion and percussion
Mark Theobald Harmonica, Ukelele, Vocals
Bob Gilmour-Evans Guitar, Vocals
Tim Garland Cittern Fiddle, Vocals

Liz is an Orcadian who has played the accordion since she was ten, being inspired to play by her father who was a well-known Orkney accordion player.

Mark was a National Harmonica League 'Player of the Year' in 2013 and 2014, playing Irish and blues music.

Bob has been performing and writing songs since he was a teenager. He has recorded his own album and guested on several others. Many artists have covered his songs.

Tim has been performing traditional and self penned material for over thirty years, both as a founder member of radical folk group FIELDWORK and with KASUTIMA Ceilidh band, playing nationally at clubs, festivals and on national and local radio. He has also performed regularly as a solo artist and in a duo with Indian percussionist Nitin Odedra. He has made five albums with FIELDWORK and two solo albums.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sat 3rd Jul 2021
Adam Norsworthy
£8.00adv £10.00door
Doors 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Adam has been hailed by many as one of the country’s finest and most-respected singer-songwriters. Best known as the lead singer of renowned british-blues rock band The Mustangs, Adam has also forged an impressive solo career.

Half English/American and the son of a folk-singing mother and journalist father, Adam’s passionate, moving lyrics and storytelling is matched only by his ear for melody. A multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer, he has been playing live since age 15, and been in a number of bands from Britpop boy/girl duo FRIDAY, to modern Blues Rock band The Mustangs. He is also the guitarist in the highly-regarded Milk Men, another regular band on the UK’s live music circuit.

Adam’s solo music and his work with his other bands is available from Amazon, iTunes and the band’s respective websites.

“An amazing lyricist, achingly beautiful..a major talent” Blues Matters Magazine.

“Adam Norsworthy is one of the UK’s best kept songwriting secrets” – R2 Magazine
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 3rd Jul 2021
John Otway
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Rock veteran Otway dubbed himself "rock'n'roll's greatest failure" after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That's) Really Free with Wild Willy Barrett.

However, a mere quarter century later, he was back on Top of The Pops with the wonderful disco pastiche, ‘Bunsen Burner’ and back in the charts as a birthday present from his adoring and patient fans.

And, more recently, his "Beware Of The Flowers Cause I'm Sure They're Going To Get You Yeah" voted the seventh greatest lyric of all time in a BBC poll.

John Otway and his hard hitting band attack his favourite set list with gusto, leaving plenty of room for anarchy, fun and acrobatics that are his trademark.

‘He's a cabaret act masquerading as a rock act. He is gleeful, anecdotal, funny and life-enhancing.’
Canterbury Fayre Review.
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Thu 8th Jul 2021
Novocaine
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus BorderLine
Doors 8:00pm - 11:45pm
Novocaine are an Original three piece Grunge band from Nottingham.

BorderLine is a hard rock band from Leicester formed in 2019.
Strong guitars, sharp bass and phenomenal vocal are what BorderLine is known about.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 9th Jul 2021
Guns 2 Roses
£10.00adv £12.00door
Guns 2 Roses the UK's longest running Guns N Roses tribute have existed since late 2002 and since then have become biggest GNR tribute in history. Some tributes tried but not one has or will come close to the authenticity, charisma and huge reputation Guns 2 Roses have become known for over the years. Guns 2 Roses are the biggest name in GNR land and they have played to thousands throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and USA!
Doktor Dyper
Tickets
Sat 10th Jul 2021
Fosfest
Tickets on sale 9am Monday August 3rd.
£15.00adv £20.00door
Doors 2:00pm - 11:30pm
All day Goth/Indie/Punk festival featuring The Faces Of Sarah, Sometime The Wolf,Gothzilla, The Glass House Museum, The Rain Children and The Comms. 6 bands with their unique styles of music for your entertainment. Food available all day. The first of hopefully a annual event.
Xander Promotions
Tickets
Sun 11th Jul 2021
Matt Long & The Revenant Ones
£10.00adv £12.00door
Matt Long and the Revenant Ones,led by award winning guitarist and vocalist Matt Long are starting to make waves on the rock circuit.

25 year old Matt has carved himself a reputation as the stellar front man of award-winning British Blues band Catfish and is now also on the road with his own band playing new riff-influenced rock material. They have played at venues across the UK this year and confirmation has recently come through of their first European tour - they will be heading to Spain in January 2020.

With Catfish, Matt was awarded Blues Act of the Year in England with both of their albums reaching no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts. During the past year, Catfish has already completed successful tours of Europe and the UK, with a very busy touring schedule during 2019 including major European and UK festivals.

Matt can now flex his songwriting muscles with a new project focused on rockier riffs and showcasing his impeccable guitar wizardry. The band consists of Catfish band-mate Adam Pyke on bass and critically acclaimed ex-RavenEye drummer Kev Hickman on drums who is no stranger to the world stage. Kev has performed regularly across three continents and supported acts such as Slash, Deep Purple, Joe Satriani and The Darkness.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Fri 16th Jul 2021
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.
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Thu 22nd Jul 2021
The Hiding Magpies
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
The Hiding Magpies are an Americana/Rock'N'Roll band. Their first album covers all aspects of love, loss, heartache and redemption. With a slight nod to groups such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Steve Earle, The Black Crowes and The Band, The Hiding Magpies are a band to see!
Forty Tenth promotions
Tickets
Fri 23rd Jul 2021
MuddiBrooke
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Siobhan Mazzei
Doors 8:00pm - 11:55pm
All-Female, Alt-Rock/Grunge trio based in Derby, UK.

Brooke (Harriet McDonnell) // Guitar and lead vocals
Anna Melidone // Bass and vocals
Mary Prince // Drums


Brooke, Anna and Mary are all in their 20s; and even though they haven't been playing long as 'MuddiBrooke', collectively they have 30 years experience of playing live in front of many large audiences and supported bands such as The Beautiful South, Scouting For Girls, Skunk Anansie, Dr and The Medics and more.

Since getting together in January 2020, they have released two singles which have already achieved airplay on Kerrang! Radio, made 'Track Of The Week' on BBC Introducing and even made it into the Top 10 of the Greek Rock Charts for four continuous weeks - as well as many other radio stations around the world such as Canada, United States, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and many more.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Thu 29th Jul 2021
Artur Menezes
£10.00adv £12.00door
2019 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival performer and Award for Best Guitarist by The Blues Foundation, Artur Menezes is an indie artist taking the Blues Rock Scene by storm! He's currently working on his 5th album, produced by Josh Smith and teaches guitar at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood.
Xander Promotions
YouTube
Tickets
Sat 31st Jul 2021
Straighten Out
£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!

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