North Devon’s live music explosion before Christmas

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide has a whole heap o’ tunes for you from 14/12/11—20/12/11.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

REFORM INN, PILTON: New Orleans jazz from 7.30pm.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.

PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.

THURSDAY

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Open Mic.

ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: The Wild Hatters, weekly acoustic folk & blues from 8.30pm.

COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT, ILFRACOMBE: Open Mike Night with The Average Blues Band from 8pm.

THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Plugged Open Mic hosted by Harvey Hudson and band from 8.45pm.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm-late.

THE CEDARS, BARNSTAPLE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, with DJ Midnight Shift, 7.30pm-late. 07899 701498.

BOSTON TEA PARTY, BARNSTAPLE: Barnstaple Comedy Club presents Duncan Oakley and his infectious mix of musical comedy and stand up, aided by his trusty guitars. Plus support from Dan Smith. 7pm. Tickets �7 from the venue on (01271) 329070.

THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Open Mic Night with singer songwriter Sam Dowden. 8.30pm.

CREALOCK ARMS, LITTLEHAM: Open Mic Night hosted by Shirley from 8pm.

FRIDAY

PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Young rock bands Detached + Two Sick Monkeys make their venue debut.

ROBIN’S NEST, BIDEFORD FC: Rockin’ Shoes Rock ‘n’ Roll Club with resident DJ and a friendly atmosphere, all welcome.

CREALOCK ARMS, LITTLEHAM: Live music with Out of the Blue from 9pm.

THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends get together for music.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Live music with The Bandits from 9pm.

THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Ten Feet Tall, classic rock from 9pm.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke is back in the saddle again.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: A night of live music, kicking off with local singer Sarah Devonshire from 5.30-7.30pm, then at 9 Bristol based country blues band The White Tripes take to the stage.

CHRIST CHURCH, BEAR ST, BARNSTAPLE: Up-and-coming folk trio There and Back Again bring their fresh interpretation of traditional melodies to a Christmas celebration from 7pm. Proceeds to Dartington Trust Young Musicians Support.

THE SHIP AGROUND, MORTEHOE: Don’t miss the final Open Mic for 2011 at the Ship 8.30pm, with all singers, musicians and audience members very welcome.

THE CROWN HOTEL, LYNTON: They may get snowed in or attacked by penguins, but The Average Blues Band are heading out to the “wilds of Exmoor” this week, in the hope they don’t freeze their plectrums off…

SATURDAY

THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Live music as Jeff the Horse gallops back into the venue this Saturday.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: A real Celtic folk, nu folk and roots mixture as The Jigantics bring a blend of great songs, harmonies and musicianship to the stage. They are joined by well known local artists the Chloe Bix Trio plus Trudi Brown.

ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: DJs at Fat Freddy’s.

BIDEFORD CONSERVATIVE CLUB: Italian Cabaret Night featuring well known local performers Tamsin Ball plus Jaden Cornelious from 7.30pm. Tickets �13. Info (01237) 472439.

APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: Grand Birthday Bash by local musicians (who all have December b’days) to raise money for the Chemo Appeal. Featuring Tony Finney and Firewater, Jim Crawford, the Steve Ruffe Band and more. Free entry, 8-11.30pm.

KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Christmas draw followed by popular rock covers band Revolvin’ Door. 7.30-late plus free buffet.

THE PIER HOUSE, WESTWARD HO: Top rock and indie covers with The Garden Club, from Oasis through to Aerosmith and quite a bit before and after too. 9-11pm, free entry.

CAVALIER INN, TORRINGTON: Pop rock fun with Maybe Naked from 9pm, admission free.

THE JACK RUSSELL, SWIMBRIDGE: One man folk band Wilderland brings his engaging and lively interpretation of traditional folk tunes to bear from 9-11pm.

KELLY’S BAR, BPLE: Disco/karaoke.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Lady gaga as portrayed by Sarah Devonshire, from 8.30pm approx.

CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Join Plamen - the rock fella for a night of classic rock covers from 9pm, with free entry.

WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Prepare for “an audio onslaught” as locally based rock/psychedelic punk band Anti-Macassar unveil their no holds barred lyrics from 9pm.

CASTLE INN, COMBE MARTIN: Sample some original material form newly formed local band Dropstatic, a five piece band of experienced musicians who have been writing for six months and are ready to unleash their catchy rock guitar, feet twitching tunes…

THE BUNCH OF GRAPES, ILFRACOMBE: Join local punksters Falling Apart in “A Nightmare Before Christmas” from 9.30pm.

SUNDAY

HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing. (Also appearing at the venue on Christmas Day...)

THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, variety of music & jamming from 3-6pm.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: The venue’s 4th Singer Songwriter Festival takes place tonight and tomorrow with free entry from 8pm onwards and plenty of original acoustic performers to enjoy.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Tony Finney plus guests with a mixed bag from 4-6.30pm.

VILLAGE INN, WESTWARD HO: Mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas songs with the Alan Lewis Saxophone Quartet from 12 noon-2pm. Info (01237) 477331.

FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: Join the Steve Tucker All star Jazz Band for the Tarka Line Christmas special and Sunday lunch jazz from 1-3.45pm. Catch the train from Barnstaple at 11.26am. Fund raising for the Devon Air Ambulance Appeal.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Della and James of Baqua and Zamba fame with a free acoustic set from 6-8pm.

CEDARS INN, BICKINGTON: Cedars Big Band Christmas concert special, 8pm, free entry.

WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Amy Newton’s Open Mic. Join Amy for a night of jamming.

THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Open Mic Night, with regulars Ellis Beeton, Kate Kerslake, Glen Dawson Davey & Richard Newberry. 8.30pm start.

YE OLDE GLOBE, BERRYNARBOR: Open Mic Night with The KnowleBerrys from 9pm. All musicians, singers and audience members welcome.

THE GEORGE & DRAGON, COMBE MARTIN: Midwinter Carols hosted by Shammick Acoustic from 7.30pm. Everyone welcome for a singsong of traditional and some not-so-traditional carols. Words and music are available, so musicians and singers are all welcome.

INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. For info call Mike on 07792 343294.

MONDAY

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Singer Songwriter Festival. Free entry from 8pm

THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Acoustic jam with local favourite Ian Hudson.

THE ROYAL HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Regular Monday Acoustic Night with Steve “Dambusker” Ruffe plus Tony Finney from 8.30-11pm.

REFORM INN, PILTON: Open Mic from 9pm.

TUESDAY

CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic.

WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.

THE OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Join Barnstaple Jazz Society for their annual Christmas Party bash heavily flavoured with New Orleans and Dixieland jazz, with the Society Orchestra, singers Irene and Ed plus guests. Musicians and performers also welcome to come along and sing or play. Please dress up in something festive if you possibly can! 7.30pm start.

THE CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: Steve Ruffe’s acoustic night, 8.30pm.

THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Acoustic Open Mic Night from 8.45pm.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Open Mic Jam Night.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Weekly acoustic folk/blues jamming session with Dogleg, from 8.30pm.

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