Autumnal music explosion with the North Devon Gig Guide 07/09/11 to 13/9

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

● THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

● COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

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

● PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.

● THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Chris Millington playing live in a new regular spot on the first Wednesday of each month.

● GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: The Artisans.

A new band which brings together musicians from backgrounds inc folk, world & mediaeval music. www.georgehotelsouthmolton.co.uk.

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: Bill Whaley & Dave Fletcher in concert at Folk Club. 8pm. A variety of ancient and modern folk in a traditional style and 30 years of experience behind them.

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

● COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT, ILFRACOMBE: The pain of cold turkey is over as Open Mike Night hosted by The Average Blues Band returns for a new season from 8pm.

● 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.

● CLAYTON’S, BARNSTAPLE: Jax & Trudi host Acoustic Open Mic Night from 9pm, all welcome.

● THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.

● LILICO’S, BARNSTAPLE: Milli Taylor.

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

FRIDAY

● THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Wendy May’s Boom Boom Room, plenty of dance tunes.

● PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

● FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

● QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke in Fat Freddies bar from 9pm-1am.

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

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

● EX-SERVICEMEN’S CLUB, BARNSTAPLE: St George’s Road venue presents a 60s & 70s charity night for the ND Chemo Appeal. Tickets (01271) 377890.

● KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

● LILICO’S, BARNSTAPLE: Live music with iFunk, charity gig for CRY, tickets at door.

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

● MARINERS ARMS, BRAUNTON: The Average Blues Band.

● RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: The Liquidators AKA.

● THE HUNTERS INN, HEDDON VALLEY: Heddon Valley Music & Beerfest 2011. Live music from Friday through to Sunday, plus ales and ciders! Tonight’s line-up: HV Stumblers (jazz); Red Kite/ Sam Chalkley (rock); The Garden Club (indie rock) + The Padawans (indie.) Check out thehuntersinn.net for full details.

● THE SHIP & PILOT, ILFRACOMBE: Country Roads, live country duo from 9-11pm.

● THE VILLAGE INN, WESTWARD HO: The Alan Lewis All Stars jazz band from 8.30pm.

● KINGS ARMS, HARTLAND: Brock ‘a’ Billy.

SATURDAY

● THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: The Average Blues Band.

● PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Folk artist Rev Hammer, playing a charity gig for Women’s Aid at the venue, supported by well known local performer Chloe Bix. 8pm start, tickets from the club on (01237) 478860. See page 27.

● THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

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

● PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

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

● COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Out of the Blue.

● THE ROYAL HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Natalie Symons.

● SAND CATS, WESTWARD HO: Elvis and eat night as Brock ‘a’ Billy entertains and the wine is all shook up. Call (01237) 425371 for more information.

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

● ZENA’S RESTAURANT, BPLE: Songbirds, 12-3pm.

● OLIVE BRANCH, BARNSTAPLE: Plamen - the Rock Fella, rock and blues from 9pm.

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

● THE WAVERLEY, ILFRACOMBE: Live music with Us.

● STOWFORD MEADOWS, BERRY DOWN: Milli Taylor playing acoustic at the venue near Combe Martin. 9-11pm.

● PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic Open Night, featuring singer & guitarist Jon Harvison plus performances from regulars & visitoprs.

● THE HUNTERS INN, HEDDON VALLEY: Heddon Valley Music & Beerfest 2011. Live music until Sunday. Today’s line-up: Chris Millington (folk); Parracombe’s Got talent with Parracombe School; Louise Parker (jazz) + Moon Saloon (indie); Chilly Breeze (blues) + The Yum Yums (alt surf rock!) Check out thehuntersinn.net for details.

● PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Southern Tenant Folk Union, one of the most highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass bands in the UK today, live at the Plough from 8pm. Tickets from (01805) 624624.

SUNDAY

● HEAVITREE ARMS, BID: Sod ’em & Sing

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

● TAPELEY PARK, INSTOW: Charity gig with Chloe Bix plus a variety of artists from 4-8pm. Raising money for Barnstaple’s Bethany Project.

● 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.

● THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Open mic.

● WOOLACOMBE BAY PARK: Maybe Naked, 7-9pm.

● 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. For info call Mike on 07792 343294.

● FREMINGTON QUAY CAFE: Live jazz with piano trio Quiketo from 2-4pm. Free admission.

● THE HUNTERS INN, HEDDON VALLEY: Heddon Valley Music & Beerfest 2011. Today’s line-up: Mary Leay (folk); Amy Newton plus Sophie & Katie Kerslake; The Chris Stuckey Band; + Moon Saloon (indie); Chilly Breeze (blues) Zamba (party carnival band); Damnation Game (rock) + Basil’s Blues Band. Check out thehuntersinn.net for full details.

MONDAY

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

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

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

● THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: North Devon Jazz Club presents the Nigel Price Organ Trio from 8.30pm.

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.

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

● LANGTREE CHURCH: The church near Torrington has the popular Johnny Cowling sings Elvis tonight from 7 for 7.30pm. Tickets only from (01805) 601235/601485.

● THE OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Barnstaple Jazz Society, 7.30pm.

● THE JOINERS ARMS, BID: New Tuesday Acoustic Jam Night. 8.30pm, all varieties of music welcome.