Rock, pop, new faces, old faces & festivals

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide 20/07/01 to 26/07


? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Folk jam.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.

? Portobello, Bideford: Karaoke by demand.

? INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. Venue fully equipped — just bring your instrument!

? THE CHILL BAR @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Talented singer songwriter Chris Millington.


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

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Open Mic with Archie from Basil’s Blues Band or Stuart Lawrence.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Folk Club. 8pm.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? THE CHILL BAR @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Plugged Open Mic & local musicians from 8.30pm.

? COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT: Boo hoo hoo... The last Open Mike Night at the venue until the autumn — is determined to go out with a bang, so if you want to play, please get there early-ish. It starts at 8pm, with The Average Blues Band as hosts.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm-late.

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


? THE KINGS ARMS, GEORGEHAM: A very good band in the form of Newrising is playing at North Devon venues this week. Described as “acoustic folk with funk, drive, passion and power” this original band seems to win rave reviews everywhere.

? THE GEORGE HOTEL, HATHERLEIGH: Acoustic set with Josie Lloyd from 8.15pm.


? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Beta Fest: Three day celebration of North Devon’s indie rock scene, organised by Black Hole Promotions. Tonight doors open 6pm and Gang of Thieves headline. Plus No Half Measures; Conflict Against; Lunacry; Thekidisfireworks; Flee Mt Fuji; Severn; & King Tut’s Revenge. See

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? First In, Last Out, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? FAT FREDDY’S, Quigley’s, Bideford: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke. 10pm-1am.

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Ian Hudson & Friends get together for music.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic with various local musicians. 8.30pm.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

? OLIVE BRANCH, BARNSTAPLE: Newrising (see above) roll into town tonight.

? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Ska mania with The Liquidators aka playing live from 10pm.

? REFORM INN, PILTON: Original Barnstaple indie rock band The Midnight Toys plus Restoross will be playing live from 9pm. The Toys will also be handing out more free copies of their acoustic EP!

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: The Kryptonite Junkies.

? THE FO’C’S’LE INN, COMBE MARTIN: It’s real live rock ‘n’ roll fun as the Music Festival enters its final weekend. Four piece band The Elderly Brothers will be doing the honours.

? THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Combe Martin Music Festival.


? COMBE MARTIN FOOTBALL CLUB: The Music Festival presents a packed night of music at Hollands Park from 5pm with exciting live bands The Padawans, Psylum and The Drop. Entry �2. U16s free but must be accompanied by an adult.

? THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic Concert night with Ben Campbell. With traditional songs from Scotland and his native North East, as well as those of his own making, he had no trouble keeping his audience spellbound on his last visit. With his quiet, yet compelling stage presence, strong guitar playing and earthy voice, he deserves to be much more widely known. Visit for more info.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: “So tight you couldn’t slip a Rizla between any of the beats...” (Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music) Newrising plays the Joiners.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Beta Fest continues. Doors 5pm and headliners are The Dead Betas. Plus Bi-Polar; With Love From Humans; Letch; Acoustic Dispute; Chapters of Eden; Cry Raphael; Room 4 1 More; 2 Sick Monkeys & Fighting Fiction.

? The Anchor Inn, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

? Quigley’s, Bideford: Guest DJs at Fat Freddy’s.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Irish folk, bluegrass and roots with popular local band Firewater.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Roadkill head in from the highway to play...

? APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: The Roadhouse Band, 9pm.

? TORRINGTON ARMS, TORRINGTON: Brock ‘a’ Billy is back in town with Echoes of Elvis. 9pm.

? THE ROYAL, APPLEDORE: A mixed repertoire of very blue songs with The Average Blues Band (ie electric blues, R&B... what else did you think?)

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/karaoke.

? ZENA’S RESTAURANT, BARNSTAPLE: Live lunchtime music with Gadjo Guitares, 12 noon-3pm.

? White Lion, Braunton: Skool’s Out — for the summer, with good old fashioned dance tunes from 9pm to late. Fancy dress — school uniform a must! (Over 18s.)

? THE PIER TAVERN, ILFRACOMBE: Join local band Wasteland for live music from 9.30pm.

? GAZPACHO, ILFRACOMBE: Free gig with Falling Apart bringing you punk classics, unique covers of well known songs plus some originals. 9.15pm, adm free.

? THE GOLDEN LION, NORTHAM: 60s & 70s Music Night, plenty of great tunes from the decades.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? ASSEMBLY ROOMS, SOUTH MOLTON: Cosmic Raygun, local pop rock trio and one of North Devon youngest bands, play from 11am as part of the town’s Seven Summer Saturdays entertainment.


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

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

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Beta Fest’s final fling. Doors 5pm and headliners are The Jackdaws. Plus Rated PG; Ricky & the Pigeons; The Aurora Skies; The Beacons; Off Beat; Detached; Bombers; The Julies & Scholars.

? BIDEFORD QUAY: Opening ceremony of Atlantic Watersports Games. 10am-10pm, with live music from 6.30pm with Newrising followed by (7.30pm) Jaded Angel. Visit and click on the Games link.

? Clinton Arms, Frithelstock: Jam session.

? Coach & Horses, appledore: Karaoke & disco.

? White Lion, Braunton: Amy Newton’s Open Mic. Join Amy for a night of jamming.

? Thatched Barn, Croyde: Open mic.

? THE OLD MILL, WOOLACOMBE: Acoustic set with young local singer songwriter Milli Taylor from 8-10pm.

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

? THE ROYAL MARINE, COMBE MARTIN: Reggae carnivale band Zamba bring the curtain down on the month long Combe Martin Music Festival. See out the last weekend of July in style!

? THE AGGI, BRAUNTON: School’s Out for the Summer youth music night, from 7pm. A full line up of up-and-coming young local bands, including Cosmic Raygun.


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

? CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing — a new venue for the karaoke-meister, so why not hoist a jar and join in?!

? BIDEFORD QUAY: More Atlantic Watersports activities on the Quay, with music from 7pm approx including 9.15-10pm Country Roads.

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


? Castle Inn, Landkey: Open Mic.

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


? ALVERDISCOTT HALL: Oceanview Country Music Club, 8.30-11.15pm, live music with Rosie Horne.

? BIDEFORD QUAY: More Atlantic Watersports activities on the Quay, with music from 7pm approx including 7.40-8.25pm Harry Fricker; 8.40-9.25 Sam Green; 9.25-10 Harry Houseago.

? THE CHILL BAR @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Acoustic Open Mic Night from 8.30pm.

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