This Weekend

Saturday 6th September

  • Music – Kent DuChaine – Minnesota-born American blues singer and guitarist currently resident in Fort Gaines, Georgia – The Blue Walnut Café, 14 Walnut Road, Chelston, Torquay, TQ2 6HS, 7:30pm, £12
  • Music – The Unconditionals – five piece 50's and 60's rock n roll band from Kent playing everything from Vince Taylor to Elvis, Johnny Cash to Eddie Cochran, here with DJ Jivin’ Johnnie – Forde Hall Social Club, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4AG, 8:00pm, £9
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave cover combo from Torquay – The John Bull, 68-70 Chatto Road, Torquay, TQ1 4HU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jukebox Fury – we are, they say, a high energy, hard rocking, classic rock covers band who like to put our own spin on classic songs – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Just Steve – traditional Irish music with a little bit of rock ‘n roll sometimes thrown in by the guitarist and vocalist from Shamrock – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Tweaks – Newton Abbot combo covering a variety of music from the 60's through to the present day – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Old Dogs Blues Band – traditional and modern blues covers band – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 7:30pm, Free
  • Music – Thick As Thieves – promising pop and rock anthems from the 60's to the present day – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Evolution – Newton Abbot four-piece covering the likes of Queen, The Eagles, Thin Lizzy, The Who, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Wings, U2, Foo Fighters, Guns n' Roses and ZZ Top – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Solid Gold – South Devon glam rock covers band – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Toyah – singer and actress reminisces and performs with her band – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm, £18/£22
  • Music – Blue Horizon – country trio Chris, Dave and Mark play music ranging from standards to ballads, along with swing and line dance favorites – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 8:00pm, £6
  • Music – Eat The Rich – Kylie and Britney sung by a mustachioed and tattooed fiddle playing front man – The Malsters Arms, Tuckenhay, TQ9 7EH, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hogwash – local four-piece folk band – The Durant Arms, Ashprington, TQ9 7UP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Diptford World Famous Proms – local musicians along with a traditional last night of the proms finale, admission includes hot dog or burger – Avon Rise, Diptford, TQ9 7NZ, 4:00pm till 9:30pm, £7.50
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Avon Inn, Avonwick, South Brent, TQ10 9NB, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Dave Rich – pianist and guitarist performs covers – Duke of Cornwall Inn, 3 Keaton Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9DH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Twilight Zone – classic songs from the sixties and seventies from bands such as the Sex Pistols, Shadows, Small Faces, Stones and the Spencer Davis – Buckfastleigh Rangers Football Club, Duckspond Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – Kings Arms Hotel, 15 Fore Street, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0BT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Extractor – 3-piece rock/blues band from Exmouth, formerly known as Snatchtractor, playing covers of songs by bands such as AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Stereophonics and Free, plus a few of their own – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – deciBelle – five-piece from Plymouth covering the likes of Aretha, Otis and Dusty as well as more recent material from the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars, Plan B and the Kings of Leon – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blue Arse Fly – Exmouth five-piece covering everybody from Queen, Radiohead, Pink Floyd and Stereophonics to Skunk Anansie, Alanis Morrisette, Paloma Faith and The Levellers – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – Southern Comfort – guitarist Jim Low combines with Kathie Johnston on bass to perform an eclectic mix of acoustic covers of the likes of Clapton, The Eagles and The Kinks – The Golden Lion, 65 New Road, Brixham, TQ5 8NL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – The Blue Anchor, 83 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Vibes – five-piece high energy indie anthems band – The Brass Monkey, 12-14 Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1DS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bounty Hunter – another covers band – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9::30pm, Free
  • Music – Russell Sinclair – Plymouth singer, songwriter, R&B guitarist, and frontman for The Smokin’ Locos, here as an acoustic solo – The Blues Bar, 8 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Lengths – promise a fusion of funk, pop, rock, with a dash of reggae and a hint of the blues – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Aftershock – 6-piece covers from the 60’s to the present day – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Escape Committee – four not-so youngsters cover the likes of Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Midnight Blues Train – blues/rock four-piece covers band purportedly playing the likes of ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin and Gary Moore – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – out of isca – female-fronted south-west four-piece blending guitars, drums, and basslines with twists of electronica – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Your New Favourite Band – five-piece group playing a diverse range of musical covers, from the likes of Foo Fighters and Arctic Monkeys through to Black Eyed Peas and Take That – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Two Smooth – piano and voice duo of David Pepper and Jamie Lister covering the likes of Adele, Robbie Williams, Billy Joel, Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Eric Clapton and Tom Waits – The Ships Tavern, Arcadia Road, Elburton, Plymouth, PL9 8EG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – The Plymstock Inn, 88 Church Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – Drakes Drum, 19 Radford Park Road, Plymstock, PL9 9DN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Dartington Morris Men – who first performed at Cornworthy on 4 December 1968 and can now be found strutting their funky stuff at a multiplicity of venues around the county this summer – The Durant Arms, Ashprington, TQ9 7UP, 2:30pm, Free
  • Dance –  Proud2Be Totnes Pride – live music from GoldDust, Yourgardenday and Hummingbirds along with DJ Madame Souza – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £10
  • Dance – Mad About Swing’s ‘Sugar Foot Stomp’ – social on the first Saturday of every month, bring your own drinks, glasses provided – Upper Hall, St Matthias Church Hall, North Hill Road, Plymouth, PL4 8HN, 8:00pm, £7
  • Theatre – SmallWar – featuring Valentijn Dhaenens as a nurse, maintaining a watchful vigil with her patients, who discovers, confronts and observes – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, Adult £14, Student £10
  • Variety – Now That's What I Call A Show – headlined by comedian Steve Laister with vocalists Lindsey Collard and Tom Riley, this summer season show boasts a 13 strong cast, including a four-piece live band and six dancers – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 8:00pm, Adult £16, Child £8
  • Market – Arts & Crafts – 20 harbour side stalls offering locally handmade jewellery, original art work, photography, handmade greeting cards, fused glass, hand dyed silk products, handmade children’s clothes and more – The Old Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW, 9:00am till 4:30pm, Free
  • Kingsbridge Show – celebrates its 133rd year with over 100 Trade Stands, 70 Craft stands, 20 local food and drinks stands, Kingsbridge children's youth market, children's pets corner, donkey rides, vintage and modern tractors, live folk music, a licensed bar and a range of main ring attractions, including laconry and camel racing – Borough Farm, Stumpy Post Cross, East Allington, TQ9 7QP, 9:00am till 5:00pm, Adult £8, Child £3
  • Family Fun Day – organised by construction and project management company EaseManage, promising a “bouncy castle, food and drink available to buy, tennis and football for the kids, three-legged race and party games for all ages”; and, no doubt, the opportunity to be told why you should make use of the firm’s services – The Pavilion, Moorhaven, Bittaford, PL21 0TZ, 1:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Bingo – Prize Bingo – prizes and refreshments, caller Melvyn Treeby – Moreleigh Village Hall, Moreleigh Cross, Moreleigh, TQ9 7LE, 7:30pm
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor pitch fee £7 – Countryman’s Choice Farm Shop, Cadleigh Park, Ivybridge, PL21 9JL, 10:00am till 2:00pm, Free

Sunday 7th September

  • Music – Open Night – both singers and audience welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm £1
  • Music – The Maggie Reeday Quartet – jazz vocalist who once performed at the London Palladium in front of the Queen Mother and who also enjoyed an eight week residency on Westcountry TV show ‘Langsford Late’ with presenter Ruth Langsford, here performing the Great American Songbook and more – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:30pm, £9
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 4:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blu Soule – five piece jazz/blues/soul band – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 6:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Tom Unwin – jazz pianist accompanies the eating of brunch; booking essential 01548 821232 – Hazlewood House, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4EB, 12:00pm till 2:00pm
  • Music – After Eight Jazz Club – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – “Sunday Sessions” – live music and open for tapas & sangria – Bayards Cove Inn, 27 Lower Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9AN, 6:30pm till 9:30pm
  • Music – Southern Comfort – guitarist Jim Low combines with Kathie Johnston on bass to perform an eclectic mix of acoustic covers of the likes of Clapton, The Eagles and The Kinks – Ernie Lister Bar, Quayside Hotel, King Street, Brixham, TQ5 9TJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr – frontman for the funky rockin’ blues band, here as a duo with Sy – The Boathouse Bar and Grill, Marine Drive, Preston Sands, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ, 3:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Go Tell Alice – covers and original material from guitar/sax duo, here hosting an open mic night – The Dartmouth Inn, 63 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JP, 6:30pm till 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Society Rocks – five-piece high energy, high impact pop/rock covers band from Torbay – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 4:00pm till 7:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Comedy – The Laugh Lab – regular monthly comedy club featuring comedy circuit acts – The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RB, 8:00pm, £6
  • Comedy – Ken Dodd – iconic octogenarian Knotty Ash comedian and occasional vocalist, perhaps best remembered for his tickling stick, his Diddy Men, and times spent in conversation with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:00pm, £24.85-£26.85
  • Cinema – The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15) – another opportunity to dig out the fishnets and do the timewarp all over again – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:00pm, Free
  • Cinema – Hermitage Revealed (U) – Margy Kinmonth’s film brings to life the human stories behind one of the world's greatest art collections in this, its 250th anniversary year – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 7:30pm, £10
  • Quiz – Speed Quizzing – allegedly the best pub quiz ever, where you use your own smartphone or tablet, or one borrowed from the pub, to register your answers – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 7:45pm £1
  • Frogmore & Sherford Hoticultural Show – classes for flower arranging, baking, jams, preserves and alcoholic fruit beverages, photography, crafts and more – Sherford Village Hall, Sherford, TQ7 2AX, 2:00ppm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Devonport Community Festival – craft and food market, sports and swimming activities, face painting, bouncy castles, storytelling and live music from the likes of I Love Amp and Peter Crawford – Mutton Cove, James Street, Devonport, PL1 4LB, 1:00pm, Free
  • Art Boot Sale – 30 local artists sell their creations – Sportshall, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ, 10:00am till 2:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – not in a field but on tarmac, vendor cars £6 – Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – in aid of the Torbay 10th Sea Scout Group, vendor cars £5 – Sainsbury's, The Willows, Nicholson Road, Torquay, TQ2 7HT, 4:00pm till 6:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6 – Brixham Road, Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0HP, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £5, hot food and drinks available – Springfield Farm Shop & Kitchen, East Charleton, TQ7 2AR, 9:30am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7 – Countryman’s Choice Farm Shop, Cadleigh Park, Ivybridge, PL21 9JL, 10:00am till 2:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vendor vans £10, refreshments – Plymouth Argyle Football Club Car Park, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 10:15am, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vans £10; refreshments and toilets – George Park & Ride, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6 7HB, 8:15am till 12:30pm, Free

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