Monday 25 June 2012

Coming up at The Musician: June 25th - 30th...

The Musician Venue & Bar
Clyde Street
Tel: 0116 251 0080

Tuesday 26th June
Doug MacLeod

Doug MacLeod is a singer-songwriter in the American tradition. He is a traveling artist that writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward a valuable tradition. MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.

Wednesday 27th June
Leicester Rocks

This event in the LEICESTER ROCKS programme will showcase many of the bands that have been in this and the Weekend Warrior scheme giving many the opportunity to perform along with all the other musicians that have been involved.

So expect a wide variety of styles and talent and for those of you who don't already know, LEICESTER ROCKS has been organised by Dan Britton and Simon Gilroy and is designed to target those musicians who have allowed time and their instruments to slip into the background as life, work and families have taken priority.
LEICESTER ROCKS is there to help with getting back into the music scene - it is a regular mentored rehearsal course aimed at creating and supporting new bands and is held at Quad studios.

Thursday 28th June
The Hillmans feat. Dick Taylor (Rolling Stones/Pretty Things)

Playing a mix of jazz blues, Chicago blues, delta blues, rock & roll and carefully selected popular songs, The Hillmans are now firmly established as a leading band on the Isle Of Wight. This is hardly surprising as they feature the legendary Dick Taylor, guitarist with the Pretty Things and an original member of the Rolling Stones. The band also features Tony Minx's solid rhythm guitar, powerful vocals and howling harmonica, and Mike Huddart's lyrical, driving bass, which combine to provide the ideal platform for Dick to showcase his amazing fretboard technique, particularly with a bottleneck.

Friday 29th June
The Groundhogs

Tony McPhee may be the godfather of grunge, ask Nirvana producer Jack Endino, he may have been playing with blues legends (Hooker, Dupree, Wolf)  in the British Blues boom check out BBC4's 'Blues Britania' and 'Blues in Britain' footage. He's still featuring in Classic Rock, Mojo and Music Maker magazines, you will have to buy those… and yet he remains one of the businesses more enigmatic guitar legends, choosing to just get on and play rather than jump on the biz bandwagon.

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Saturday 30th June
£6adv £7door
plus The Ark (feat. DJ Trevor Rockers)

Kingsize play foot-stompin’, house rocking Kingsized arrangements of the finest original Jamaican ska sounds. Their style draws heavily on the classic Studio One song catalogue and traditional big band sounds of ‘60s ska.

The Musician Venue & Bar
Clyde Street
Tel: 0116 251 0080

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