Rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, comedy and spoons...

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide 25/1/12 to 31/1/12

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco.

PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

THURSDAY

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

PORTOBELLO INN, BID: Open Mic.

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

THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Plugged Open Mic with Harvey Hudson & band, 8.45pm.

COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT CROSS: The venue near Ilfracombe is bracing itself for the return of the popular Cook Island Open Mic Night, featuring The Average Blues Band. From 8pm.

KELLY’S, BPLE: 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 “local” American comic Bill Wahl, Bobby Mair as support/MC plus headliner Rob Deering. Doors 8pm, show 8.45 approx. Tickets from the venue or check out “Comedy Club Barnstaple” on Facebook.

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

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

FRIDAY

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Alternative blues, jazz and rock with Rhi Write Rebellion plus music from The Gloworms. �3 entry.

PORTOBELLO INN, BID: Karaoke.

SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends.

KELLY’S, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Local singer Sarah Devonshire performing from 5.30-7.30pm, then from 9pm well-liked local band Drenched bring their alt indie-rock-pop to bear.

BUDDY’S BAR, ILFRACOMBE: Join the lively iFunk at the venue for a blend of musical fusion smoothies from 10pm.

THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Comedy Night -

Lewis Schaffer is Free Until Famous, featuring the celebrated award-winning New York comic, still tragically hostage in an ex-council flat in Nunhead, England, tickets/info from (01805) 624624.

SATURDAY

THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Live music with The Roughnecks.

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Four bands tonight, including Foreign Legion plus Dirty Colours.

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: DJs.

KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Carnival party time as Zamba bring their reggae and ska inspired sound to the Kingsley from 9.15pm, free entry.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music with local guests artists playing each week from 8.30pm.

KELLY’S BAR, BPLE: Disco/karaoke.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Ska and reggae big time with The Communicators at 9pm.

CEDARS INN, BARNSTAPLE: Barnstaple Rock ‘n’ Roll Club presents its free Seventh Birthday Special featuring very welcome visitors The Rat Pack (original and authentic rock ‘n’ roll) plus DJs Midnight Shift, Cruise & Geronimo Joe. 8pm until late. Absolutely everybody welcome. Info 07899 701498.

CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Join Plamen – the rock fella, for a night of classic you-guessed-it from 9-11pm.

CREALOCK ARMS, LITTLEHAM: The venue near Bideford presents popular rock covers band Ten Feet tall from 9pm.

THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: American blues maestro Kent Duchaine returns to the Plough with his famous 1934 steel guitar Leadbessie. Known for his ferocious wild style Kent continues to astound audiences. tickets/info from (01805) 624624.

THE SANDPIPER INN, ILFRACOMBE: Get ready for a strong rock vibe with Psylum, with a repertoire of tracks old and new from 8.30pm.

THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: An eagerly awaited Shammick Acoustic Concert Night featuring Pat Smith & Ned Clamp, the former an accomplished performer whose enthusiasm for Welsh traditional culture has taken her all round the world Although born an Englishman, guitarist Ned has been adopted by Wales, and has been involved in the folk scene there for over twenty-five years. Together, they perform fascinating songs and tunes, old and new. Pat is running a spoons playing workshop during the afternoon and the gig is at 8pm approx. Find out more at www.shammickacoustic.org.uk.

SUNDAY

HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing.

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

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: Join the Steve Tucker All star Jazz Band plus special guest award winning clarinet and sax player Jeremy Huggett (who also plays with Hawkwind,) for a spot of lunchtime jazz from 1-3.45pm. Why not catch the train from Barnstaple at 11.26am?

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

THE WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Singer songwriter Amy Open Mic Night from 8pm. Get there early to grab a seat. All musicians welcome to go along and join in.

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

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: A third night of music this weekend, with local covers band The Alchemists from 6pm.

INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. Info 07792 343294.

MONDAY

BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: “Formidable” pianist John Law returns to the venue, with fellow world class musicians Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis and Russian bass player Yuri Goloubev. The performance is at 8.30pm and admission is free, although a collection will be taken for the band.

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

REFORM, PILTON: Open Mic, 9pm.

TUESDAY

CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic Night with local musician Brendan Taylor from 8.30pm.

WREY ARMS, BPLE: Open Mic.

OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Barnstaple Jazz Society presents live New Orleans and Dixieland jazz from 7.30pm, adm free, all welcome.

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: Acoustic folk/blues jamming session with Dogleg, from 8.30pm.

THE PIER HOUSE, WESTWARD HO: Oceanview Country Music Club’s regular weekly Tuesday spot at the venue, with live music from Dave Whitmore. 8.30*11.15pm, all welcome. Info (01805) 601495.

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