Xander Promotions
Thu 5th Sep 2019
Slim Chance
£12.00adv £15.00door
When Ronnie Lane embarked on the last stage of his career - which had already included the Small Faces and The Faces - he wrote some of his strongest songs and recorded several remarkable albums with his own band, Slim Chance.

Slim Chance is still very much in action, and boasts a great line-up consisting of three original members, Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson, joined by three top class musicians: Brendan O’Neill on drums, Billy Nicholls (ex Who) acoustic guitar and vocals, and Bob Dylan’s favourite, the renowned Geraint Watkins on keys and vocals.

40 years on from when Ronnie was at the height of his creative powers, the band is enjoying playing together in the spirit that Ronnie championed so magnificently. As well as fine versions of songs such as ‘How Come’, ‘The Poacher’, ‘Ooh la la’ and ‘Debris’, the band is now performing songs from its latest album, ‘New Cross Road’, which is now available on the band’s own label, Fishpool Records.

All in all the band delivers a barnstorming show that ‘digs deep into the roots of rock ‘n’ roll’’, appeals to all ages, and has aptly been described as ‘balm for the soul and music from the heart’! Catch it while you can!
Xander Promotions
Fri 6th Sep 2019
John Verity Band
£12.00adv £14.00door
John Verity has had a varied and amazing career, supporting rock luminaries such as JIMI HENDRIX, JANIS JOPLIN, THE WHO, JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS and MOUNTAIN and recording with RINGO STARR, KEITH EMERSON, GREG LAKE, TIM ROSE, ZOMBIES, COLIN BLUNSTONE, PHOENIX, CHARLIE and ARGENT to name but a few.

John is also an established producer of numerous artists including Saxon, Charlie, Motorhead and Phoenix plus his own extensive album catalogue but a priority has always been ‘live work’. John’s extensive touring schedule in 2016/17 has seen him scaling new heights which are set to continue in 2018 with even more new venues and festivals.

With his unmistakable and distinctive soulful blues edge to both singing and playing John is pleasing old friends and winning over many new fans.
Doktor Dyper
Sat 7th Sep 2019
This is a double header show with This Winter Machine. Karibow onstage first.
£15.00adv £17.00door
feat: This Winter Machine
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Tonight's billing of German band Karibow and one of the UK's finest acts This Winter Machine promises to be a wonderful evening of prog.
Oliver Rüsing first formed KariBow as a six-piece band somewhere near the end of 1996, but as other obligations pressed upon the lives of each member the band dissolved. Oliver himself went on to be an art professor and word is that he was also a drum teacher. But Oliver has a gift for writing songs and composing and playing music. KariBow became a personal project for which, if I have this correctly, he wrote, composed, played all instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums), recorded, and produced all on his own. A steady succession of albums followed over the years, released in small numbers and not for a broader market beyond friends and a small interested fan base.

That began to change in 2011 with the release of "Man of Rust". His very wise and perceptive wife told him to stop making albums for the shelves and to get his music out there. Oliver submitted the album to the German Rock & Pop Musicians' Association (DRMV) and it was chosen for the award of best arrangement. Three years later, he released "Addicted" and it too won the same award, this time for best progressive band. That led to Oliver's most ambitious project yet, the phenomenal "Holophinium", a full album of progressive melodic rock with a band and a cast of stellar guests including Sean Timmins, Colin Tench, and Michael Saddler of Saga. A second disc featuring the multipart 37-minute track "Letters from the White Room" was part of the package. KariBow toured with Saga and have since played some festivals in Germany as well. With KariBow's fan base suddenly growing, an interest developed in earlier albums (at the time of the release of "Holophinium", only "Addicted" was also available on CD and "Man of Rust" was a download only). Oliver, fresh of the tour with Saga, took a brief holiday and then jumped back into the studio. The result is a re-release of "Man of Rust", remixed and remastered, with three extra studio tracks not included on the original version. New album Monumento features many guests in the prog world and has many fantastic reviews.
This Winter Machine formed in mid 2016 after a series of ads led to jams that quickly turned into writing sessions. 
Members have shared a stage with artists as diverse as Marillion and Uriah Heep, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, Magnum and Uli Jon Roth. 
The debut album 'The Man Who Never Was' was released in Jan 2017 to widespread critical acclaim and a great response from the public. 
They were nominated in the Best Newcomers category at the Classic Rock Society annual awards, which they won in 2018 and have also been included in many 'Names To Watch' lists for 2017/18. Their second album A Tower Of Clocks is selling in great numbers and is always riding high in the prog charts.
Forty Tenth promotions
Sun 8th Sep 2019
The Lasses
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Sophie Janna and Margot Merah from Amsterdam sing together like sisters. Songs from the Celtic and American traditions and strong original songs are brought with clear voices, heavenly harmonies and full hearts. The Lasses specialize in stories that speak to audiences now as much as when the songs were first written. With honest, effective arrangements on bodhrán and guitar, the beautiful blend of the women’s voices takes the centre stage.

“Sublime harmonies” -fRoots
“A treat for the audience” -Irish Music Magazine
“Balsam for the soul” -Rootstime.be
“Enthralling” -Brussels Folk Club
Mon 9th Sep 2019
Mark Mulchay
£12.00adv £15.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Magic Teapot and Andy Wright present

**** RECORD COLLECTOR “A rare gift”

**** UNCUT Americana album of the month (June 2017) "Like most everything here, it’s a beautifully weighted moment.”

**** The Arts Desk “It’s musical theatre, but with the jazzhands cut off”

**** PASTE “Something memorable and unexpected lurking around every corner.”

*** MOJO “A rare and wise treat from an underrated songwriter.”

“Sublime.” - The New Yorker

Mark Mulcahy is the former singer of the well regarded and influential Miracle Legion. He also formed the band Polaris and wrote the music for the Nickelodeon show ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’.
Forty Tenth promotions
Thu 12th Sep 2019
Collateral and Piston
£10.00adv £12.00door
feat: Gallows High
Doors 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Brilliant double headline gig, plus local favourites.


Ripped jeans, cowboy boots, long hair and make-up, Collateral are a band that look and sound like a stadium rock band. When the band started out, they were known as the Angelo Tristan Band, with frontman Angelo and bass player Jack forming the nucleus of the band. Since then, almost 5 years ago, they have worked tirelessly to grow the act, the fanbase and the bands profile.
In true rock and roll style, the ride hasn't been easy for this four-piece, but their sheer grit and determination have seen them overcome obstacles and go from strength to strength. The past few years have been no exception, but, with the recent addition of new members Todd Winger (guitar) and Ben Atkinson (drums) and the release in May 2018 of their debut single 'Midnight Queen', this band have really stepped up their game and are now starting to attract the attention they deserve.


Piston have toured and played shows with The Temperance Movement, Sebastian Bach, Whitesnake/Def Leppard (Acoustic), The Quireboys, Toseland, The Treatment, Reckless Love, Wolfsbane, The Picturebooks, Tim Ripper Owens, The Union, Love/Hate and Voodoo Six.

Gallows High

Female Fronted Rock in the Midlands

Gallows High are a five piece female fronted rock band. They regularly gig in Leicester and have been travelling further afield in 2018. Fans have spotted them performing in Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield and more.
Xander Promotions
Fri 13th Sep 2019
Pearl Jamm
£10.00adv £12.00door
The UK's premier tribute to Seattle's finest, PEARL JAM.

Pearl Jamm were formed in London, England by 5 dedicated, hardworking and professional musicians, who were brought together with a love and passion for Pearl Jam.
The band puts on an exciting stage show that authentically recreates the sound, look and feel of the Seattle giants. They put their love for Pearl Jam at the heart of their performance and are guaranteed to please any fan of Pearl Jam.
Sat 14th Sep 2019
An Evening with David Wyatt & Band
£8.00adv £10.00door
plus support
An Evening with David David Wyatt and Band

It is difficult to categorise David and his music, so think somewhere between Jeff Buckley-esque soaring, beautiful, intimately crafted songs, happy feel-good numbers harping back to the jazz era of the 1920s and pounding epics that will stick in your head forever.

His shows are always unique, especially when it comes to audience-band banter, but you are also served a visual treat,with a likeness somewhere between a Victorian gentleman and Captain Jack Sparrow.

It’s always wise when going to a David Wyatt gig to expect the unexpected, the only constant is high-quality entertainment and a memorable evening.
Tue 17th Sep 2019
The John Martyn Project
£15.00adv £17.00door
The John Martyn Project

This is a special project where four artists come together to celebrate the music of John Martyn. Each brings their own story and connection to John’s music which adds to the fabric of the overall experience of the project.

In the wake of a special sold out show at the Jazz café in London to celebrate the music of John Martyn, “I cant bare the thought of not experiencing that again” said Sam Brookes singer songwriter, everyone in the 6 piece band agreed and so the John Martyn project was born.

Blythe Pepino
Pepino’s roots as a leftfield genre-bending songwriter, Mesadorm draws influence from contemporary electronic passions like Caribou, Grizzly Bear and Sylvan Esso, as well as from great female songwriters Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. Their writing sits somewhere between the domestic observation of Suzanne Vega and the powerful, elemental other-worldliness of Bjork.

Kit Hawes
Kit has fond himself working alongside artists including Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound system, Yola Carter, Mad Dog Mcrea, Sheelanagig and Roni Size to name a few but what unites them is a passion for folk music.

Pete Josef
Pete Josef has always been a soul boy at heart, but his Multi-instrumental skill’s have led him into some interesting situations. He has for years been recording and playing live with with D&B legend Roni Size and Reprazent, and fronts and co-produces the lo-fi house duo White Lamp with Darren Emerson (underworld). He spent the summer season of 2014 on tour as bass player and guitarist in Kelis’ live band, gracing the stages of UK’s Glastonbury festival and Jools Holland, Splendour in the Grass in Oz, and Fuji Rock in Japan. Whilst in this time also working on his debut album, Pete has been busy collaborating on some exciting dance productions. He co-writes and sings on Alex Barcks summer sizzler, Spinning Around, Sascha Braemers club smash For You, and more recently on Comixxx’ deep masterpiece, Broken Connection. The dance features keep coming in, and inform a sprinkling of electronic sounds in his originals. As album two is already bubbling in his mind, his focus now will be his new live trio, which fuses all his soul, world, dance and jazz influences into an exciting mix for stage.

Sam Brookes
In 2011 his eponymous debut Album saw him named as Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’ and his independently released follow up Kairos was picked as one of the best albums of 2014 by The Independent. Considerable streaming success and support slots for the likes of Willy mason, Scott Matthews and Joan Armatrading have earned Sam a dedicated following and growing anticipation for his third album.

“With his keening tenor vibrato sailing effortlessly into the upper register, there’s something of Tim Buckley about Sam Brookes” - Andy Gill - The Independent

John Blakeley & Jon Short
A rhythm section that have played alongside each other over the years in variations incarnations such as Sheelanagig, Yola Carter and No Go Stop.

Video: https://youtu.be/DgQ1oIsoJLE
Fri 20th Sep 2019
The Robert J Hunter Band
Down n dirty blues, rock n roll
£10.00adv https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-robert-j-hunter-band-the-musician-tickets/9255835?fbclid=IwAR2K0SC_pegv6fsiGnSOxLVBK9
feat: The Jupiter Blues + Chambers
Doors 7:30pm - 11:30pm
The Robert J Hunter Band
Band Links:

Island born Robert J. Hunter combines his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar.
His powerful debut album, ’Songs for the Weary’, received blues chart success and critical acclaim and the single release, ‘Demons’, reached number one in the UK iTunes Blues Chart.
‘Before the Dawn’ followed late 2015 showing that Robert had matured and developed as a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Robert then released a solo acoustic album, ‘Where I’m From’ on independent label, Spiritual Records.

Robert’s new album and fourth studio release, ‘The Robert J Hunter Band’ was released February 2018 and features the iTunes number one singles, ‘Wait Your Turn’ and ‘Suzy’. This self-titled LP captures The Robert J Hunter Band in their most organic and raw form. Recorded live, this is an honest record, not hidden behind the makeup of over production. Listen here: http://smarturl.it/RJHB
In 2017 Robert was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) with his powerful ballad, ‘Preacher’ which was chosen from 16,000 entries.

Following his set at The Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival, The Robert J Hunter Band were chosen as the fifth and final act to compete in the UK Blues Challenge at Liverpool‘s legendary, Cavern Club.

This is a road worn, dirty blues band that’s been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.

Robert J Hunter / Guitar and vocals
Greg Sheffield / Drums
James Le Huray / Bass

The Jupiter Blues
The Jupiter Blues are an electrifying four-piece committed to bringing audiences the very best in blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. In just one year, the band has developed a formidable reputation as one of the liveliest acts in the North West.
For lovers of The Temperance Movement/The Rolling Stones et al.

Gnarly, gravely, bluesy rock explosion. Great potential.
Xander Promotions
Sat 21st Sep 2019
Punch the Sky
£8.00adv £10.00door
Punch The Sky are a World-Rock Band based in Birmingham who have made it their mission to get audiences jumping, singing and dancing across the UK. ?Their unique, loud and thrillingly energetic live shows take the audience through an infectiously fun rollercoaster ride of sexy sax lines, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, thrill-seeking solos and virtuosic versatility.

Punch the Sky have rocked the festival stages at Isle of Wight, Shambala, Blissfields, Bearded Theory, Mello Festival, Swingamajig, CocoMad, Codfest and more!

2019 will see them release a brand new studio album, bringing with it an even bigger and madder sound as well as an absolutely wild stage show!
Sun 22nd Sep 2019
Rodney Branigan
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm
Ever seen someone play 2 guitars at once? Rodney Branigan can play two better than most can play one! US born Rodney Branigan relocated to the UK after learning his craft across the pond and has since been stunning audiences around the world with his jaw dropping guitar skills and delightful song writing ability. 

Having toured the world several times, including support slots for respected performers such as Jack Johnson, Billy Bragg, G-Love and Show of Hands Branigan proves that he's top of his craft and never fails to please an audience with his passionate performance
Xander Promotions
Fri 27th Sep 2019
The Jam'd
£10.00adv £12.00door
Widely regarded now as the Uk’s most authentic and leading tribute to The Jam, The Jam’d are totally committed to giving an unforgettable, authentic performance with all the energy, passion and style of the Woking 3.

As full time touring professional musicians, and massive Jam fans themselves, the band don’t “try to be” or “pretend to be” The Jam, but rather put on a performance from the heart and soul, drawing on all their memories, experiences and love of what was the country’s biggest band in their day.

Gigging up and down the UK at outdoor festivals, scooter rallies and some of the UK’s top tribute venues & events! The show also includes the only replica of Rick Bucklers ‘Great White’ drum kit & features their own brass section!……You won’t be disappointed!

Every effort is placed into reproducing the sound, arrangements and energy of a Jam gig. Those who saw The Jam live will remember the electricity, aggression, passion, and even fashion on stage, something not always prevalent in today’s world, but to The Jam’d, it is a passion, a mission, and an honour to play for fans of “the best band in the f#@*ing world!”
Sat 28th Sep 2019
Private Party
Magic Teapot
Mon 30th Sep 2019
Murray A Lightburn (The Dears)
£10.00adv £12.00door
Doors 7:30pm - 10:30pm
MURRAY A. LIGHTBURN is a composer, musician, performer and music producer.

He is best known as the lead singer and principal songwriter of internationally-known Montreal chamber rock band, The Dears.