Jazz, dancing and whatnot... Gig Guide: Wednesday, July 28th to Tuesday, August 3rd

Joseph Bulmer

JAZZ, dancing and more jazz is on offer at the Landmark Pavilion in Ilfracombe on Friday night with the Steve tucker All Stars – and it s all free. The band hosts the free gig from 7.30pm and dancers are especially welcome. It s also a chance for Steve Tu

JAZZ, dancing and more jazz is on offer at the Landmark Pavilion in Ilfracombe on Friday night with the Steve tucker All Stars - and it's all free.

The band hosts the free gig from 7.30pm and dancers are especially welcome. It's also a chance for Steve Tucker All Stars fans to grab a sneak preview of the band's Bude Jazz Festival show.

The Roadhouse Band will be heading out Combe Martin way tomorrow (Thursday) as they play in The Old Barn at Stowford Farm Meadows from 8.30pm.

Also tomorrow, Maybe Naked will be revealing all in their musical repertoire, with modern rock, classic rock... it's loud, lively and always a good gig for rock fans.

There is more rousing rock - with a touch of blues perhaps - as the Chris Stuckey Band return to the White Lion in Braunton on Saturday for a repeat of last week's gig, by popular demand, you might say.

On Sunday the Lion has more live music with Amy Newton's Open Mic Night - arrive early if you want a seat.

In Barnstaple tomorrow Clayton's in Cross Street hosts an acoustic set with Katie B from 9pm.

Also tomorrow, there's karaoke with Planit X over at the Barnstaple Inn too.

Rock band Stratagem will be playing at Monkey Island in Castle Street (opposite Castle Quay) on Friday from 9pm. This is another versatile four piece rock band and the guys have a packed bag of rock goodies which is divided 50/50 between classic covers from then to now plus their own material.

The Chris Stuckey Band is also back in action this Saturday in Barnstaple, with a 12 noon lunchtime sesh at Zena's Restaurant.

On Sunday afternoon Wild 2 return to Marshall's in Barnstaple with plenty of covers from the 60s to 90s, from 3.30-6pm and the gig is free.

The Barnstaple Jazz Society is back with more free music at the Wrey Arms in Sticklepath on Tuesday (August 3) from 7.30pm. Join the Society Orchestra plus singer Irene for plenty of New Orleans and Dixieland jazz.

Revolvin' Door will be turning out the rock covers this Saturday at the Kingsley Inn, Northam, from 9pm and the gig is free.

Tomorrow (Thursday) The champ in Appledore will be holding its weekly Open Mic session, with all welcome. On Saturday The Champ has live music with Some Old Bloke & His Son doing their thing.

Also in the village on Saturday, acoustic duo Jax will be playing at the Seagate Hotel from 9pm. Don't forget Jam Night at the venue tonight (Wednesday) and there should be live music on Friday with Ian Hudson & friends.

On Tuesday next, the Oceanview Country Music Club has more music and all things country at The Elizabethan in Westward Ho! with the live sounds provided by Hombre.

In Bideford tonight unleash the fury of the mic as Sod 'em & Sing Karaoke returns to Qube from 9pm until late. Join him for more of the same tomorrow at Quigley's. Have the last croak on the weekend at The Heavitree Arms on Sunday. Check out some of the nights with SSK via www.sodemandsing.co.uk.

On Friday Planit X Karaoke will be in his regular spot at the Portobello from 8pm.

From 8.30pm on Friday Sing Zone Karaoke will be in action over at The Swan Inn too. On Saturday join Sing Zone for the monthly blow out at the Pollyfield Centre in East-the-Water from 8.30pm.

will be in action over at The Swan Inn too. On Saturday join Sing Zone for the monthly blow out at the Pollyfield Centre in East-the-Water from 8.30pm.

The Swan also has live music on Saturday this week with AJ & the Underdogs bringing you their selection of pop and rock covers from the classic to the modern. Lead vocalist AJ is ably supported in her spotlight role by experienced musicians Mike, Steve and Steve.

On Friday night at Lacey's Ale & Cider House, join Some Old Bloke, His Son and Another Fella for live music and shenanigans from 9.30pm. Expect a lively folk subplot on Saturday as Fifers Ruse play at the venue from 9.30.

Ed Ten Pole Tudor (a la the Crystal Maze host) survived four rehearsals with the Sex Pistols before going it alone with his own band Tenpole Tudor. Some may remember his Crystal Maze days...

The story continues on Friday at The Palladium Club as Ed and the band belt out a classic live show of punk, rock, country and more besides, blending new material with classic punk anthems form the 80s. And he has a new album out. Ed is support by top rockabilly band The Big 3 and the show starts at 8pm.

Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the club on (01237) 478860, wwww.northdevontheatres.org or (01271) 324242.

On Saturday there's more from the Palladium with Maybe Naked too.

Elvis will echo - indeed there will be Echoes of Elvis on Saturday at the First In, Last Out as Brockabilly brings his popular show to town from 9pm.

Busier than busy people from Busyland, Basil's Blues Band are back in the saddle at the Joiners Arms on Saturday this week. If it's blues you want, blues you got and with a bit more for good measure. Not sure what I'm on about but suffice it to say they're a vastly experienced band with a great repertoire!

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