The North Devon Gig Guide 21/09 to 27/09

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

● THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

● COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

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

● PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.

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, BID: Bideford Folk Club. 8pm.

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

● COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT, ILFRACOMBE: 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.

● THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.

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

● GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Singer songwriter Reg Meuross is joined by cellist Bethany Porter from 8.30pm. His songs are “jewels of storytelling perfectly presented in a soft, high tenor voice” - he has been compared by reviewers to an early Paul Simon. Bethany’s playing will provide the perfect counterpoint to his voice and guitar. Reg will also be running a master class for aspiring songwriters during the afternoon 3-5pm. Info (01769) 572514.

FRIDAY

● THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: North Devon bands The Dead Betas plus Jackdaws back from a UK tour and ready to let their hair down in their local manor.

● PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

● FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

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

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

● CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Country music with Steve Wilson from 9pm.

● KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

● THE WINDSOR ARMS, BRADIFORD: Experienced singer George Nix at the venue near Pilton from 8.30pm, with a mix of material from Queen to Quo plus up-to-date hits.

● THE AGGI, BRAUNTON: Live music with the Country Roads duo from 9pm.

● THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Acoustic folk with funk, drive, passion and power with NewRising, playing their last North Devon gig for a little while.

● RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Hip Route.

SATURDAY

● THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Peter Bruntnell & Dave Little are back at the Joiners for another night of great live music.

● PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Something a bit different with six-piece Brazilian band Dao & the Black Caravan on their first UK tour. A fresh sound influenced by Cuban rhythms, exciting and surprisingly quite retro with some heavy riffs. Eminently danceable...

● PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Live music as Della (of Zamba/Baqua) brings her solo set to town. 9.30pm.

● THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

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

● THE SAND CATS, WESTWARD HO: Live music with singer and pianist Sarah Devonshire plus introducing young guitarist Jack Croft. 7.30pm start, food served, BYO alcohol £1. Children and dog friendly!

● GOLDEN LION, NORTHAM: Karaoke with DJ Darren, 8pm.

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

● COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Solo acoustic set with Lagan Carter, who plays some great classic covers from the likes of Nirvana and Reef in his own highly original style plus some quirky rock twists on pop tracks and his own material.

● SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Rhythm & blues with The Roadhouse Band from 9-11pm.

● APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: Live music from 9.30pm with Wasteland.

● HARTLAND BRITISH LEGION: Basil’s Blues Band.

● ZENA’S RESTAURANT, BARNSTAPLE: Lunchtime music with Chris Stuckey from 12 noon-3pm.

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

● THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Live music with popular local band Gang of Thieves from 8.30pm.

● WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Boogie nights disco & 70s soul with DJ Pete, 9pm, free entry.

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

● THE WAVERLEY, ILFRACOMBE: Acoustic evening.

● PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: A special Concert Night as Shammick Acoustic presents the Carrivick Sisters, talented young twins from South Devon taking the folk and the bluegrass scenes by storm. Visit www.shammickacoustic.org.uk.

● TORRINGTON ARMS, TORRINGTON: Brock ‘a’ Billy, 9.30pm.

● THE CAVALIER INN, TORRINGTON: Rock covers with Ten Feet Tall, 9pm.

● THE ROYAL EXCHANGE, TORRINGTON: Soul Man Ped & the Souled Out Disco, classic northern soul & Motown from 8pm.

SUNDAY

● HEAVITREE ARMS, BID: Sod ’em & Sing

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

● CAFE DU PARC, BIDEFORD: Deja Blue, 1-3pm, lunch booking advised (01237) 429317.

● CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

● COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Karaoke disco.

● MARSHALL’S, BARNSTAPLE: Afternoon rhythm & blues tunes with The Roadhouse Band from 3.30pm.

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

● THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Open Mic Night, with regulars Ellis Beeton, Kate Kerslake, Glen Dawson Davey & Richard Newberry. 8.30pm start - musicians get there early to book your slot. Instruments & sound gear available.

● 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.

● FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: Sunday lunch jazz with The Steve Tucker All Stars from 12.30-3.45pm. Jump aboard the Tarka Line Jazz Train from Barnstaple. Call (01769) 580345.

MONDAY

* NOTE DATE CORRECTION: THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: Top Italian alto and soprano sax player, Tommaso Starace returns to North Devon Jazz Club to play a gig as a musical fringe event in the Appledore Book Festival. He is joined by a trio led by Exeter-based award-winning pianist Craig Milverton. Starts 8.30pm. Info (01237) 421065.

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

● 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.

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

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

● THE OLD BARN INN, bickington: Barnstaple Jazz Society, live Dixieland and New Orleans jazz from 7.30pm, free entry.