The Blockheads are back!

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide 31/08 to 06/09

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

? THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.

? PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.

? OLD MILL, WOOLACOMBE: Milli Taylor, 8-10pm.

THURSDAY

? 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.

? RIVERBANK BISTRO, BIDEFORD: Solo saxophonist Graham Clarke, 7pm.

? THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Plugged Open Mic with US The 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.

? THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.

? OLD BUS STATION, BARNSTAPLE: NewRising, an alternative roots/funk/folk band who are a bit different and highly rated by all who hear them. Check out www.myspace.com/newrisinguk

FRIDAY

? THE WAVERLEY, ILFRACOMBE: Brock ‘a’ Billy is back with Echoes of Elvis.

? LANDMARK PAVILION, ILFRACOMBE: Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival. Variety of music at venues around the town from Fri-Sun. Starts tonight with Maritime Ceilidh with the Bloatertown Band. 7.30pm. More info www.seailfracombe.co.uk

? THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Demented blues fun with Basil’s Balls Up Band, need to be seen to be believed!

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

? FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

? BLAZEY’S, BIDEFORD: (Mill Street.) Solo saxophonist Graham Clarke, 5-8pm.

? ROBIN’S NEST, BIDEFORD FC: Don’t Knock the Rock, rock ‘n’ roll night with DJ PJ.

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

? THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live acoustic with various local musicians. 8.30pm.

? APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll, top DJs, dance tuition, 8pm-late, free entry. Info 07866 555760.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

? THREE PIGEONS, BISHOPS TAWTON: Open Mic Night with Ange & Mike from 9pm-late, all welcome. Call (01271) 343326 for more info.

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: NewRising.

SATURDAY

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Multi instrumentalist Jeff the Horse of Backdoor Men fame live at the Joiners!

? THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Clash covers band Charlie Don’t Surf is in town.

? THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

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

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Rock with Slack Alice.

? FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Fund Raising Day with darts marathon and family fun day from 12 noon.

From 8pm Stars in their Eyes plus well known local singer Jaden Cornelious. More info (01237) 474863.

? THE KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Plamen — the Rock Fella, 9pm. Variety of rock tunes.

? THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Brock ‘a’ Billy, Echoes of Elvis. 9pm.

? APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: Live music with popular local band Ten Feet Tall from 9pm, free entry.

? THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, TORRINGTON: Solo set with great vocals from Della, 9.45pm.

? HATHERLEIGH COMMUNITY CENTRE: The Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band Party Dance, for swing, lindy hop, rock ‘n’ roll, jive and ballroom. Dress to impress!” raising money for Exeter Leukaemia Fund. 7pm. Tickets from (01392) 493344, the Community Centre on (01837) 810239 or Hatherleigh Post Office.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/karaoke.

? LONDON INN, BRAUNTON: Rock with Vanity, 10pm.

? THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Music & Dance Night with resident DJ Mista Greensill.

? THE WAVERLEY, ILFRACOMBE: Karaoke.

? THE BUNCH OF GRAPES, ILFRACOMBE: Psylum, local rock band, 9pm.

? THE HUNTERS INN, HEDDON VALLEY: The picturesque venue near Parracombe hosts lively folk with attitude in the form of Wilderland from 9pm to late.

SUNDAY

? HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, folks, blues and jamming fun from 3-6pm.

? CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Karaoke disco.

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

? ILFRACOMBE: Sea Ilfracombe Maritime Festival. 11am-2pm harbour area: Maritime Songs, Shanties & Music; 2-4pm Ilfracombe Lifeboat House, concert with Tom & Barbara Brown, Chris Millington, Paul Sirman & Monkey’s Fist; 8pm Emmanuel Church, Songs of Praise of the Sea. Info www.seailfracombe.co.uk

? THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Open mic.

? WOOLACOMBE BAY HOLIDAY PARK: Maybe Naked, 3-5pm.

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

? INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. Venue fully equipped — bring your instrument! For info call Mike on 07792 343294.

MONDAY

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

? THE CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: The Clinton Arms Beer & Music Festival — Alan Lewis Allstars, 4pm.

? CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing — a new venue for the karaoke-meister.

? REFORM INN, PILTON: Open Mic from 9pm.

TUESDAY

? CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic.

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

? CARLTON HOTEL, ILFRACOMBE: Terry Charles.

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

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

? THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: A welcome return to the Plough for legendary band The Blockheads. 
Minus the great Ian Dury, with hits such as Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, Reasons To Be Cheerful and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, plus new material from their newest album. 8pm, tickets from (01805) 624624.

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