All aboard the North Devon Gig Guide

Joseph Bulmer

All your North Devon gigs: 23/03/11 to 29/03

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Karaoke.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Folk.

? The Portobello Inn, Bideford: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? 3 Pigeons, Bishops Tawton: Open acoustic.

THURSDAY

? Quigley’s, Bideford: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? The Portobello Inn, Bideford: Open Mic with Paul Lewis.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Weekly Bideford Folk Club featuring Martin and Shan Graebe. English traditional songs from across Devon and Cornwall are the mainstay of this duo, who sing unaccompanied and in harmony. 8pm.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Tony Finney (of Firewater) & Steve Ruffe (of the Dambuskers) entertain from 8.30pm.

? @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Well attended weekly Open Mic, 8.30pm.

? THE Pier Tavern, Ilfracombe: Open Mic.

? CLAYTON’S, bARNSTAPLE: Fortnightly Open Mic Night with talented local performers Jax (Jackie Gibbins) and Trudi Brown from 9-11pm.

FRIDAY

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

? Night Owls, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? First In, Last Out, BidEFORD: Karaoke mayhem from 8pm.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Gang of Thieves — this popular local rock covers band know how to make it a night!

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Ian Hudson & Friends get together for music and a lively start to the weekend.

? THE GOLDEN LION, NORTHAM:

? BOSTON TEA PARTY, BARNSTAPLE: The Comedy Club presents Elis James (“Rex” from Rhod Gilbert’s radio show) plus Adrian Ahmed, from 8pm. Email barnstaplecomedyclub@hotmail.co.uk for tickets and info.

? WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night with Paul Gates. 8pm.

? THE OLD BUS STATION, BARNSTAPLE: Old and new rock covers from 9pm with your hosts Drenched.

? KINGS ARMS, GEORGEHAM: Woolacombe-based singer songwriter Jenna Witts brings her quality acoustic surf rock/folk based set to the Kings.

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Join local band Frequency for a lively night to remember! The band have a big stash of new material, plus two new original tracks Wear Your Soul and Guns. Free entry.

? PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON:

SATURDAY

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: More live music with Kick the Habit.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Basil’s Blues Band. Never a dull moment with these talented blues musicians and their many aside narratives. Watch out for the sombreros!

? The Anchor Inn, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

? The PORTABELLO INN, BIDEFORD: A solo set from Della, well known North Devon singer of Zamba and Baqua fame. Expect some great vocals.

? SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Country music with popular local singer Roger Colome, whose set list is inspired by the likes of Don Williams, Roger Whittaker and Elvis. Country & rock ‘n’ roll from the 50s to 90s.

? KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: The Spaced Invaders bring their full on 80s classic set to town from 9pm.

? PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Sally Barker

— the Joni Mitchell Project. Sally delivers a poignant performance of the songs of Canadian Joni Mitchell. She is joined by Glenn Hughes on piano and dulcimer. From 8pm, tickets (01805) 624624.

? THE ANCHOR INN, HARTLAND: The Maybe Naked crew are back in action with their wide repertoire of rock and pop tracks. 9pm start, free entry.

? THE OLD BUS STATION, BARNSTAPLE: Indie, funk, rock and punk with North Devon band Frequency + friends plus DJ Wendy May. Free entry from 9pm.

? THE WINDSOR ARMS, BRADDIFORD: Full on blues rock guitar with the highly experienced George Nix, who in his time has played with The Hollies and Susie Quattro. From 8.30pm.

? THE OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Brock ‘a’ Billy brings you Echoes of Elvis in homage to the King of rock ‘n’ roll and rockabilly. 9pm.

? White Lion, Braunton: “Infamous” and legendary Croyde reggae funk band The Universe Inspectors play a live charity gig Upstairs @ TWL. Back in the saddle again, the boys have plenty of their own material and a big local following. 
The gig is raising money for The Princess Alice Hospice and also disaster victims in Japan. Tickets are �5 at the door — please show your support.

? PETROCKSTOWE VILLAGE HALL: The Atlantics — classic rock ‘n’ roll band straight out of the 50s but with their own material and a great hit with audiences. From 7-11.30pm. Tickets & info (01805) 603201.

? PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic presents American singer Judy Cook, who has a passion for the traditional songs of her native country and the British Isles. Check out page 23!

SUNDAY

? THE heavitree ARMS, BidEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? THE Joiners Arms, BidEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, folks, blues and jamming fun from 3-6pm.

? THE Clinton Arms, Frithelstock: Jam session, 8pm.

? Coach & Horses, appledore: Tony Finney & Friends play blues, bluegrass, folk and contemporary stuff to while away the afternoon. From 4-7pm.

? White Lion, Braunton: Amy Newton’s Open Mic. Join singer songwriter Amy for a night of jamming and music from 8pm.

? Thatched Barn, Croyde: Open mic.

? PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON:

? THE FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: The Steve Tucker All Stars catch the jazz train out to Eggesford for jazz accompanied Sunday lunch from 1-4pm. The train leaves Barnstaple at 11.10am and 1.19pm.

? MARSHALL’S, BARNSTAPLE: The Backstreet Band play an afternoon set from 3pm.

MONDAY

? THE Seagate HOTEL, Appledore: Acoustic jam with local favourite Ian Hudson.

? THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: North Devon Jazz Club presents

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing.

? Reform Inn, Pilton: Open Mic Night from 9pm.

TUESDAY

? Owl Cafe, BARNSTAPLE: Mike Rigby, classical guitar, 12 noon.

? OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Barnstaple Jazz Society. Fortnightly free New Orleans and Dixieland jazz fun with the Society Orchestra and guest singers from 7.30pm.

? Castle Inn, Landkey: Join local singer songwriter Brendan Taylor for this highly regarded Open Mic.

? THE CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: Busy Dambusker Steve Ruffe hosts an acoustic night at the venue every week from 8.30pm.

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