A packed North Devon Gig Guide this week, from 25/4/12—01/5/12

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

SHINTORI, BARNSTAPLE: New Open Mic Night hosted by well-known local singers Trudi and Jax from 9pm, all welcome.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

THURSDAY

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

PORTOBELLO INN, BID: Open Mic.

JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Bideford Folk Club, 8pm.

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

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

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Fiery, energy-fuelled array of acoustic music styles with highly rated duo Wingin’ It. Bluegrass, gypsy jazz, folk and pop. 8pm. For info/tickets call 01805 624624.

THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Lil’ debs Jam Night, 8pm.

OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Open Mic Night with a folky vibe, 8pm.

LILICO’S, BARNSTAPLE: iFunk from 9pm.

THE AGGI, BRAUNTON: Mark Emmins, former lead vocalist with UK rockers Blackreign is back with a solo career and creating an impression wherever he goes on his Growing Old Disgracefully UK tour. First of three North Devon appearances this week.

KING ARMS, GEORGEHAM: Join singer songwriter Chris Millington from 8.30pm.

COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT CROSS: Open Mic Night – all welcome to sing or play. With The Average Blues Band. 8pm.

KELLY’S, BPLE: Disco 8pm-late.

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

THE CEDARS, BARNSTAPLE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, with DJ Midnight Shift, 7.30pm-late. 07899 701498.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: DJ tunes all night.

FRIDAY

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Rock pop covers with Maybe Naked, doors 8pm.

PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

POLLYFIELD CENTRE, BIDEFORD: Live music with London-based band The Stingrays, a Barnstaple Rock ‘n’ Roll Club event, plus DJ Midnight Shift. 8pm-late. Tickets at door or call 07899 701498.

FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

THE SEAGATE, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends.

MERRY HARRIERS, WOOLSERY: Italian Night featuring live music from Tamsin Ball plus Jaden Cornelious as Classy Cool. 7pm onwards, booking from 01237 431611.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Electric folk with Company of Fools, 9pm.

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Mercury Music Prize nominees The Unthanks sees sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank forging links between folk worlds old, new and other with their haunting and original music. 8pm. For info/tickets call 01805 624624.

BOSTON TEA PARTY, BARNSTAPLE: Join a dozen different acts for a fund raising Oxjam gig on behalf of Oxfam, from 8-11pm. There is a jazz and blues theme, with local artists including Jim Crawford, 3’s Company, famous travelling one man band Ross Duval, Roholio, Angela Luxton, John Purser, Trudy Brown, Linda Mack, Jenny Tandy, and more! Admission £3, plus raffle and art and caricatures sale.

WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Mark Emmins.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: DJ tunes all night.

SHERRY’S, BARNSTAPLE: (Formerly Kelly’s, was Sherry’s!) Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke, 10pm-2am.

REFORM INN, PILTON: Party time at the Reform with reggae carnival band Zamba from 9pm.

LONDON INN, BRAUNTON: Rhythm & blues with The Roadhouse Band from 9.30pm.

RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Well known North Devon singer songwriter Peter Bruntnell plus a friend or two.

THE PIER TAVERN, ILFRACOMBE: Open Mic Night from 8-11pm.

SATURDAY

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Battle of the Bands Night with local purveyors of music Black Hole Promotions, doors 8pm.

JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Hide your sombreros as Basil’s Blues Band ride into town. 9.30pm.

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: DJs.

THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke.

FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Plamen – the Rock Fella, from 9-11pm.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live harmonies of with

Mary Dalton & Richard Malfait.

SEAGATE, APPLEDORE: The Average Blues Band, 8.30pm.

APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: Rock with Ten Feet Tall, 9pm.

WATERFRONT INN, WESTWARD HO: Indie rock with The Garden Club, 9pm.

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Internationally renowned jazz vocalist Elaine Delmar presents an evening of beautiful songs by George Gershwin and Cole Porter. A long established singer of the highest calibre, with a voice and personality that have captivated audiences the world over. 8pm. For info/tickets call 01805 624624.

GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Italian Night featuring live music from Tamsin Ball plus Jaden Cornelious as Classy Cool for the ultimate “classical cross over” duo. 7pm onwards, booking from 01769 572514.

TAWSTOCK VILLAGE HALL: Nationally known English ceilidh band The Bursledon Village Band playing a barn dance at the venue from 8pm. Call 01237 476632 for more info.

OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Coast to Coast Disco.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/karaoke.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: DJ tunes all night.

THE BOATHOUSE, ILFRACOMBE: Mark Emmins.

THE CHILL BAR, ILFRACOMBE: No Closure plus support from Harvey.

THE LAMB, ILFRACOMBE: Rhythm & blues with The Roadhouse Band from 9pm.

PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic presents its monthly Concert Night with Northern folk artists Richard Grainger and Chris Parkinson. Join singer songwriter Richard and free reed maestro Chris for what should be a very entertaining evening from 8pm. Visit www.shammickacoustic.org.uk to find out more.

BEGGARS ROOST, BARBROOK: Acoustic covers with Such & Vincent, 9pm.

SUNDAY

HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

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

CAFE DU PARC, BIDEFORD: Lunchtime bossas, ballads and blues with Rob (piano) and Steve (sax) from 12.30-2.30pm. Booking 01237 429317.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

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

FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band 1-3.45pm.

MARSHALLS, BARNSTAPLE: Ten Feet Tall, 3.30pm.

THE WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Amy Newton’s Open Mic Night from 8pm.

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

MONDAY

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

THE SEAGATE, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends from 8pm.

SHERRY’S, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke, 9pm-1am.

TUESDAY

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

WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic.

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

CRAVINGS GASTRO BAR, ILFRACOMBE: Acoustic Open Mic.

CARLTON HOTEL, ILFRACOMBE: Live music & song with Terry Charles, every week 8.30pm, open to non residents.

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, with live music from Mac Bailey & Desperado. 8.15-11.15pm, all welcome. Sorry, no line dancing. Info (01805) 601495.

KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Martin King’s Music Bingo, 8.30pm.