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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.

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Coming to The Musician in July 2024

Mon 1st Jul 2024
CLOSED
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Tue 2nd Jul 2024
Fieldwork
£7.00adv £9.00door
plus Looma
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
A rare opportunity to see and mark the 40th year reunion with founder members of radical folk band FIELDWORK, described as one of the most innovative folk bands of the 80/90s.
Fieldwork formed in 1984 with guitarist Dave Walker Patrick Gray fiddle, singer Tim Garland and percussionist William Johnson and began to explore the then vibrant and political Nottingham folk scene.

They developed a sound that spanned different cultures and backgrounds before the world/roots tag became fashionable. Whilst some of their material was self-penned, a good deal was drawn from traditional sources and adapted to suit Fieldwork’s contemporary sound and approach. Alongside guitar, fiddle, cittern and harmonium, they featured a battery of percussion lending an exotic touch to their fusion of English, Eastern European and African influences. Their live performances were ingenious and energetic, and won the band a cult status around the folk / roots scene of the late 80/90s.
Doktor Dyper
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Wed 3rd Jul 2024
Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear
£15.00adv £20.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist and instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad) and instrumental tracks, the set will feature jigs, reels, slow airs, evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell!

Dave and Sally first toured together as a duo in July 2015. Such were the incredibly positive reactions to the tour that they have continued work together whenever their busy schedules allow, bringing their magic to audiences far and wide. Their first release together ‘Live in the Studio’ received amazing reviews and audience reactions.

Dave is best known co-founder of pioneering Celtic folk/rock/progressive/ambient band IONA and more recently Lifesigns, Celestial Fire, DBA (with Geoff Downes of Yes), and Strawbs, and has worked with Jack Bruce, Troy Donockley, Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan,
‘Snake’ Davis, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs, Damian Wilson amongst many others.

Sally is the daughter of multi-instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of influential 70s prog band Gentle Giant and has been steeped in music throughout her life. She had a minor hit with the song “For You” aged just 18 before forming the acoustic duo ‘Creatures of Habit’ as a
vehicle for her own songs. Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatley’s hugely successful dance spectacular ‘Lord of the Dance’ and is also lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist in Dave’s band Celestial Fire as well as backing vocalist for Pendragon.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Thu 4th Jul 2024
Liz Simmons & Flynn Cohen
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Liz Simmons and Flynn Cohen (of Vermont, USA) are the founding couple of the award-winning American Roots & Folk band Low Lily. Between them they sing and play guitars and mandolin, creating a close duo vocal harmony and warm, cohesive instrumental blend cultivated from years of musical collaboration. From introspective original and traditional folk songs to impeccably plucked instrumentals on mandolin and guitar, Liz and Flynn put on a dynamic show of folk and roots music, influenced by the traditions of bluegrass, Americana, and Irish and English folk music.

Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz Simmons spent her early childhood traveling through the wilds of North America in a sky blue VW bus. Her parents were itinerant musicians, moving from California to Oregon to Alaska, and finally settling in New England. Inspired by her beginnings and after a brief foray into classical music, Liz found her way back to folk and roots music, founding the bands Annalivia and Low Lily with husband Flynn Cohen, as well as performing in a duo with Hannah Sanders, and as a backing vocalist for Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Melanie, and others.

2021 saw the release of “Poets" (her first solo album in fifteen years) which has been lauded as "an ageless album" (Irish Music Magazine), “more than the sum of its considerable parts” (RNR Magazine) and "pure poetry indeed" (Goldmine Magazine). Cambridgeshire’s Ben Savage was at the mixing helm of “Poets”, and musical guests on the album include dobro phenom Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters), pedal steel legend Pete Grant (The Grateful Dead), and cellist Natalie Haas, among many others.

Hailed as a “A versatile string virtuoso” (Dirty Linen Magazine), Ohio Native Flynn Cohen was drawn to the guitar after an injury left him unable to continue to pursue his passion for sports. When he was in his mid-teens, his aunt and uncle turned him onto the likes of Fairport Convention, Michael Hedges, Pentangle and the Bothy Band. Then the opportunity arose to study with John Renbourn at the Dartington College of Arts in Devon. Flynn spent three years at Dartington studying with Renbourn, as well as DADGAD pioneer Davy Graham. Flynn is also a traditional bluegrass picker on guitar and mandolin, having studied with flatpicking legend Scott Nygaard.

Flynn has toured the world with such luminaries as accordion champion John Whelan, Cathie Ryan, Ruth Moody, and many others, as well as Annalivia and Low Lily. Flynn has recorded five solo albums and has been featured on many others.
Xander Promotions
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Fri 5th Jul 2024
Ultimate Coldplay
THIS GIG IS NOW SOLD OUT
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Ultimate Coldplay are the UK's finest live tribute to Coldplay, featuring an uncanny Chris Martin look and soundalike in David Jenkins.

Winners at the UK National Tribute Awards, the band perform all the hits and classics you would expect to hear at any Coldplay concert, delivered by way of fantastic vocals and first class musicianship.

Authentic instruments, costumes and lighting to match, David the band's vocalist is the perfect front man to take on the role of Chris Martin - you won’t believe your eyes and ears...

"OMG! How good are these guys? I have been very lucky to have seen Coldplay live and these guys do Coldplay proud, an amazing tribute band. We had an awesome night, the place was packed out and everyone was have a great time. Thanks for a fantastic night, would definitely see again - 10/10 X" - fan review

This gig is at The International Garden St Leicester
Sat 6th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Doktor Dyper
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Sat 6th Jul 2024
Total REX
Gig cancelled, refunds from points of purchase
Doors 8:00pm
Formed in late 2021 and made up of professional musicians, Total REX have quickly established themselves as one of the UKs favourite T Rex Tribute bands regularly gigging across the UK.

Total-REX T-REX Tribute is a sensational show capturing the rock sound of Marc Bolan and T Rex. A must see for all Bolan, Glam Rock and 70s music fans alike, the show features all the T Rex big hits from 1970s along with firm album track favourites - and much much more! The band are T Rex fanatics and know their stuff!!

Featuring Yorkshires Paul Mother on lead vocals and guitar, Pauls 1995 Bolan Tribute CD Bolanesque is still a firm favourite amongst T Rex fan groups today. The Total Rex frontman has featured in bands for many years and toured all over the UK and Europe. Paul recorded his first band album at the legendary Abbey Road studios back in the late 80s.
Forty Tenth promotions
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Sun 7th Jul 2024
The Weeping Willows
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes and Riley Catherall
Doors 8:00pm
3 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’, 2 x Australian Folk Music and Music Victoria Award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.

2017-2023 has seen The Weeping Willows nominated for 14 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 7 x Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs), 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, 2 x National Live Music Awards (NLMAs), performing an Official Showcase at AmericanaFest (USA) and appearing at Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Out On The Weekend and the Australian Americana Music Honours. In recent years they have supported Lukas Nelson & POTR (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Willie Watson (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Cory Branan (USA) and Kevin Welch (USA) and completed national and international tours in support of their three LPs, including sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.

“…a mature, courageous and beguiling experience.” – No Depression (USA)

“…on the way to making some serious waves in Americana.” – AmericanaUK (UK)

“…stunning acoustic guitar work, heavenly harmonies, and a haunting melody rooted in American Gothic.” – Pop Matters (USA)
Mon 8th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Tue 9th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Wed 10th Jul 2024
Chris Conway is now palying tomorrow due to England playing footy tonight
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Thu 11th Jul 2024
Chris Conway - 35 Years In Showbusiness!
£6.00adv £8.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
"Christo" became a pro musician on July 1st 1989. Since then he's released 180 albums, toured with The Monkees Peter Tork, played at Cropredy twice with Vikki Clayton, and released over 200 of his songs. He's opened for Richie Havens, Bob Geldof, Jefferson Starship, Country Joe, Arthur Brown, & Roy Wood. He's also been in the popular Celtic band Govannen for nearly 30 of those 35 years.
This year he released a live songs album "Live Songs Now". His songs of love & peace & outer space can be magical, emotional, or very silly indeed. US West Coast, with touches of Celtic, jazz, bossa, & humour. Expect a chilled out night of old & new songs, and tales of the road. An alien jellyfish, a 3 headed girl, and a fish, may also put in an appearance...
Xander Promotions
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Fri 12th Jul 2024
Gypsy Pistoleros
£12.00adv £14.00door
The Gypsy Pistoleros defy the rules, born roaming somewhere between Zaragoza and Worcester, brought into the world to a soundtrack of stack-heeled anthems of sleazy '70s Glam. The songs span madly in the best rock 'n' roll tradition with big hooks, attitude, and sleaze. Yet those flamenco breaks got into your head and refused to leave - this hybrid rocks.
Doktor Dyper
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Sat 13th Jul 2024
Billion Dollar Alice
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Counterfeit Kiss
Doors 7:30pm
Welcome to their nightmare, Billion Dollar Alice formed late 2019 in South Yorkshire as a homage to the greatest living rock legend in the world today - Alice Cooper. .

Performing to audiences throughout the UK and winning new fans along the way Billion Dollar Alice authentically deliver the sounds and energy of the Master of Shock Rock , complete with guillotine, monsters , psychotic nurses and more

Billion Dollar Alice delivers classics hits and fan favourites that Celebrate Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
Support comes from Counterfeit Kiss, a duo performing the classic hits from Kiss.
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Sun 14th Jul 2024
Dave Everitt & Kevin Hewick
£7.00adv £8.00door
Doors 1:00pm - 5:00pm
This afternoon will be an informal chance to see two near-mythical maverick local performers play stretched out long sets that explore sound and meaning and emotion in unique ways.

Dave Everitt is a Melton based long time songwriter/singer who have spent some years ‘offstage’ but is now back in action! He was formerly of Leicester's Storm Thieves and the Derbyshire-based festival band Loscoe State Opera, and He's continually inspired by a huge range of influences stretching from the late 60s to the current era. He works with varied guitar tunings and profound, poetic lyrics. He's also an artist working with computer programming, and a published writer of short stories. His two daughters Meri and Jessica are also accomplished musicians.

Kevin Hewick has been a perennial and radical fixture on the Leicester music scene for over 40 years, ever experimenting and creating and with 11 albums of intensely original material to his credit. He is perhaps most known for his times in the 80s on Factory Records and Cherry Red but feels his work in the last 15 years is by far his strongest and most worthy of attention.
Mon 15th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Tue 16th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Forty Tenth promotions
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Wed 17th Jul 2024
Tomorrow Bird
£10.00adv £12.00door
plus Lynz Crichton
Doors 8:00pm
Tomorrow Bird, is a multi-award-winning Americana-Folk duo, forged by the combined talents of Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll.

Inspired by a rich tapestry of timeless Folk and Americana music influences (including The Civil Wars, Fleetwood Mac, and The Milk Carton Kids) this spell-binding duo have left audiences transfixed, and are making their mark on the world wide folk scene.

Their captivating shows are a heartfelt celebration of exquisitely crafted songs, infused with stunning harmonies, to provoke thought, and inspire hope.

Tomorrow Bird recently won the prestigious Radio Wigwam Best Folk Act Award, and were voted number 1 for the GSMC Audience Award. Their critically acclaimed album, 'What Comes Next,' soared to the top of the Amazon Folk Charts, and also brought home the GSMC Best Album Award for 2023.

"The highly polished sound of Tomorrow Bird... First class." - BBC Wales

"'What Comes Next' is an album of superb music and thought-provoking themes from a supremely gifted pair." - Fatea Music Magazine

"A lovely duo with stunning songs and beautiful voices." - ReadiFolk Radio

"Tomorrow Bird is definitely an act to watch out for with great songs and amazing harmonies...they went out a storm each time they performed for us!" - Graham Steel Music Company
Thu 18th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Magic Teapot
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Fri 19th Jul 2024
Chief Springs
£8.00adv £10.00door
plus Sof_Signal and Nour
Doors 7:30pm
Reigning from Leicester, Chief Springs are an alternative rock band with folk and post-rock sensibilities. They released the EP ‘Time to Take Time’ in 2023 and have new music on the way in 2024.

Sof_Signal are a dynamic 4-piece, post-indie band formed in Barcelona at the end of 2022. They have since recorded their first EP ‘Exits’ and developed a reputation for delivering engaging, energetic live shows.

My name is Nour, i am a singer-songwriter based in Leicester, originally from France, with a Tunisian background. I would best describe my genre as soft indie, taking influence from artists such as Billie Marten, Maggie Rogers and Alice Phoebe Lou. I’ve been playing live music for two years, bringing my guitar with me as I’m learning my way around the instrument. See less
Sat 20th Jul 2024
CLOSED
Sun 21st Jul 2024
CLOSED
Mon 22nd Jul 2024
CLOSED
Tue 23rd Jul 2024
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Wed 24th Jul 2024
Alan Fletcher
£17.00adv
plus Riely Catherall
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Alan Fletcher is a household name in the UK because of his portrayal of Dr Karl Kennedy in
the popular Australian drama Neighbours. Thousands of people also well remember Alan’s
touring band The Waiting Room that performed their unique rock n roll throughout the UK
for ten years.
Since 2019 Alan has focussed on mericana/Alt-Country music, working with Australian producers Lachlan Bryan and Damian Cafarella to write and record an EP and Album of
alternatively poignant and very funny songs about life, love, loss and beer! His album has
attracted widespread praise.
Engaging, delightful, wistful and original, The Point is classically crafted whilst contemporarily composed. It’s an album that covers a wide spectrum of emotions, that shakes and stirs with infectious honesty. – The Manc Review (mancreview.com)
It is as a live performer that Alan has made his mark highlighted by his two-week tour of the
UK in 2023.

Overall Alan Fletcher delivered a show that surprised in the best possible way. He had a fantastic vocal quality throughout as well as some solid guitar playing, but what elevated the evening for
me was the balance he struck between thoughtfulness and fun and the strength of his
connection with the crowd. It’s safe to say he’s going to appeal to music fans way beyond just those who know him from ‘Neighbours’, and personally I’m very intrigued to see where he’s going to take his music next. - Entertainment-focus.com – Laura Cooney
Forty Tenth promotions
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Thu 25th Jul 2024
Chris Murphy
The Red Road’ UK album tour 2024
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm
Enjoy an evening with critically acclaimed violinist/singer-songwriter/composer Chris Murphy. He will take you on a musical journey around the world on the wings of his violin as he performs his original and magical repertoire that displays his multi-genre talents of Jazz, Blues, Celtic, Gypsy, Folk, Ambient and World music enhanced with his sensual, and moody violin instrumentals. A modern-day troubadour, his performances are unique, engaging, and have a strong element of spontaneity. With more than 20 albums to his credit and 30 years experience, he is highly regarded as a musical force with a unique muse. Known for his ability to play in every genre, which results in charismatic performances that are guaranteed to entertain. Come experience why James Rotondi of Future Music Magazine says Chris Murphy is "…a fire breathing virtuoso of the violin, Chris Murphy crams more musical mileage into a short set than most players do in an entire tour." If you enjoy memorable performances, you will want to attend his!

“Both a wily, charismatic performer and a fire-breathing virtuoso of the violin, Chris Murphy crams more musical mileage into a short set than most players do in an entire tour. Whether is’s through noir-ish atmospheres, joyfully bent traditional folk tunes, or belly-up-to-the-bar Blues, Murphy does the devil’s handiwork on four strings with a winning presence and a gypsy’s knack for crossing all musical terrains.”
- James Rotundi, Editor-in-Chief, FUTURE MUSIC MAGAZINE
Fri 26th Jul 2024
CLOSED
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Sat 27th Jul 2024
Rushed
£12.00adv £14.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Following a fantastic debut gig in 2023, Rushed pay a return visit to the venue. Rushed deliver a monster three hour show with authentic sound and an ever expanding list of gear. Whilst their set is rich and varied with an offering from all 4 decades of the vast Rush catalogue, they pride themselves on performing a large amount of early material replicating the raw energy that Rush always delivered consistently back in the 70’s.

Join Rushed for an epic evening celebrating the music of Rush, it’s a night not to be missed by any Rush fan.
Sun 28th Jul 2024
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Mon 29th Jul 2024
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Tue 30th Jul 2024
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Wed 31st Jul 2024
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