Exeter Cavern Club 1997-03 (gig)

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Promotional poster
Muse show
Venue Cavern Club[1][2]
Date 31st March 1997[1]
Location Exeter[1]
Country United Kingdom
Songs Unknown
Support Dicks Room Mate, Clinch[1]
Start (UTC) Unknown
Capacity Unknown
Price (GBP) 1.20[1]
Sold out? Unknown


This gig acted as a show-case for Taste Media co-owner Safta Jaffery, arranged by fellow co-owner Dennis Smith.[2] Jaffery encouraged Smith to give Muse free recording time in Sawmills recording studio, from which came multiple demos. Jaffery thought each of these progressively better.[2] The band was then signed to Taste Media, releasing its first UK release, the Muse EP,[3] the following March through Dangerous Records.[2]

A poster from this gig surfaced on eBay on the 30th of January 2009.

This was not the gig where Dennis Smith made his offer. Jaffery would not hear Muse until after the Muse EP had been recorded. The gig happened some time in June of 1997 where Dennis offered Muse free studio time at Sawmills.


  1. a b c d e (1997). [Promotional poster]. Retrieved 2009-01-30. [verify]
  2. a b c d Denny Hilton. (2008-04-21). Interview with Safta Jaffery. Hit Quarters. Retrieved 2008-04-22 from board.muse.mu[dead link]. [verify]
  3. Mark Beaumont. (2008). Out of this World - The Story of MUSE. Omnibus Press, 36.

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