MUSICAL types from singers to guitarists, drummers to sax players and beyond are invited to a new open mic session at the Ring O' Bells in Landkey on the first and third Wednesday of each month.It kicks off on Wednesday of next week (March 5) at 8pm - landlord Chris Wingham has asked for any musicians or bands that would like to take part to call him on (01271) 830364.Meanwhile, this weekend the venue is hosting karaoke from 8.30pm.Mama mia! Batten down the hatches Fernando as Abba Rival swings into town tonight (Wednesday) at Glitterball in Barnstaple. All your favourite Abba tracks from this well-known tribute act.Out at South Molton the George Hotel presents its monthly First Saturday Acoustic with Ian Hudson, Chris Ayliffe and friends for an evening of great music and vocals.The songwriter half of Show of Hands Steve Knightley will be at the Plough in Torrington on Sunday from 7.30pm, promoting solo album Cruel River. Steve is joined by talented 18-year-old singer Jenna Witts. Tickets: Box Office (01805) 624624.The Comedy Club at Holsworthy hosts its first show tonight (Wednesday) from 7.30pm. In the house will be your MC Paul B Edwards, Kitty Flanagan, originally of Oz and guitar wielding satirist Steve Gribbin from Liverpool. Details from www.omi-promotions.co.ukThe Kingsley Inn at Northam is now hosting jamming sessions every Tuesday - bring along your instrument and join in from 8.30pm.Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke will be raising the rafters again at Quigley's in Bideford tomorrow, then on Friday take yer tonsils over to the Heavitree for more!On Monday SSK is at Sherry's, Barnstaple.The Muddy River Band will be taking their excellent blues along to Quigley's on Friday, too.Barely Legal will be playing live at The Joiners Arms in Bideford on Saturday.The Swan Inn, Bideford, hosts fiery folk rockers The Dambuskers on Saturday night for a lively show.There's blues at the Palladium on Friday with 4 Parts Blue and since the audience can't get enough, on Saturday Kick the Habit are back.The Shack Rats will be playing at the White Lion in Braunton on Saturday for what should be a good show. On Sunday the venue hosts the excellent Amy Newton for Amy's Open Mic Night.The Elderly Brothers will be showing young whippersnappers a thing or two when the popular band returns to the Red Barn in Woolacombe on Friday.Tomorrow (Thursday) Cook Island at Mullacott brews up another heady batch of music with its Open Mic Night, hosted by the Average Blues band.Expect hardcore pop punk from Death by Decibels at the Marlboro in Ilfracombe on Friday - the band, signed to a US label and supporters of The Who last year, visit for the first time. They will have support from punk covers band Drain and Exeter punk rockers Jimmy Nation.