This Weekend

Saturday 23rd August

  • Music – Michael Semora – Texas troubadour performing Americana for over 30 years – The Old Smithy, 45 Fore Street, Ivybridge, PL21 9AE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Clearwater – Nottinghamshire duo Wendy and David Gibson performing all kinds of country music from the time of Hank Williams to the present day – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 8:00pm, £5
  • Music – The Hot House Four – who play early American roots music, blending Western swing, early jazz, blues, swing and rag time with twin guitars, accordion, lap steel, harmonica, mandolin and upright bass – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Penguins – local four-piece together since 2006 offering a changing selection of well-known rock and blues covers together with a few originals – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – CoverFire – classic rock covers – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Just Got Paid – three-piece hard rock and blues band from Tavistock, formed by Paul White, Matt Dingle and Jess Austen from the ashes of Black Cat Bone – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm Free
  • Music – Glass Curtain – female-fronted five-piece acoustic covers band – Drakes Drum, 19 Radford Park Road, Plymstock, PL9 9DN, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals plays her second gig of the day (see below) – The Mount Batten Centre, 70 Lawrence Road, Plymouth, PL9 9SJ, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 9:15pm, Free
  • Music – The Buzz – four piece classic rock covers band from Barnstaple, playing the likes of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Cream – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – BarraCoodas – classic and contemporary rock and punk covers from the late 60’s through to the present day – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Raw Urge – Plymouth-based four-piece rock band fronted by vocalist Ieva Pangonyte playing covers and originals – James Street Vaults, 24 James Street, Plymouth, PL4 6EQ, 10:30pm, Free
  • Music – Sons Of Dirty Lil – four-piece covers band with music dating from The Jam up to The Killers – The Golden Hind, 260 Mannamead Road, Crabtree, PL3 5RJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Memphis Beat – five-piece 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, country, blues and rockabilly band – The Railway Inn, 122 Albert Road, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 1AQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – Beacon Park Social Club, 149 Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, PL2 2QP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – Black Jacks, 8-9 Quay Road, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JZ, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Escape Committee – four not-so youngsters cover the likes of Steely Dan, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Stephanie Underwood – female vocalist sings covers – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Phil Lewis – solo rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – The Notte Inn, 60 Notte Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AG, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blue Angel – Plymouth-based 5-piece blues/rock band – The Cock ‘N’ Bull, 2 Adelaide Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth, PL1 3JD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – Devon Tors, Tavistock Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Strange Affair – Newton Abbot-based duo of Gary on guitar and Linz on vocals covering a wide range of music from U2 to The Cranberries – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockaholics Band – Exeter four-piece playing rock covers – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Third Stone – three-piece playing covers from Radiohead to Santana including indie, blues, classic rock and rock n’ roll – The Union Inn, 6 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – StOp SToP! – cosmopolitan hard rock trio now domiciled in Taunton – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Slice – four-piece claiming a wide variety of musical influences, with a set containing such well-loved standards as Money for Nothing, Wish You Were Here and Sweet Home Alabama, along with numbers first performed by Radiohead and the Foo Fighters – Old Skools, 18 Market Street, Torquay, TQ1 3AQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr & The Hot Rats – funky rockin’ blues band, here for the Walnut Road Community Street Party, which starts earlier in the day at 2:30pm, helping to raise funds for Rowcroft Hospice and Children’s Hospice South West – Walnut Road, Chelston, TQ2 6HS, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals is joined here by Sye Pilgrim on cajon – The Cary Arms, Beach Road, Babbacombe, Torquay, TQ1 3LX, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Tweaks – Newton Abbot combo covering a variety of music from the 60's through to the present day – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3PT, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Demons Of Old Metal – horrors themed covers band playing rock/metal from the last 40 years – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Skool Daze – uniformed five-piece pop/rock band mixing material ranging from Donna Summer to Adele via The Killers – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Kirkham Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – 4 Rock’s Sake – Torquay four-piece deliver a wide variety of well-known rock covers from an A to Z of top bands – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Douglas Hollick – the organist and harpsichord player performs music by Bach, Couperin and Buxtehude in memory of Buckfastleigh organ builder William Drake – St John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes, TQ9 5AE, 7:30pm, Free
  • Music – Tribute To The Musicals – Christopher Howard performs hits from shows such as Cats, Evita, Chess and Les Mis to raise funds for Nathan Bradley and the Dame Hannah Rogers Trust – The Great Hall, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – Last Night of the Proms – bring your own Union Jack to the unofficial start of the Dartmouth Regatta, featuring soprano Sophie Marie King and Spectrum Music – The Bandstand, Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, TQ6 9YY, 7:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Jelly Jazz – are founder and resident DJ Pete Isaac, offering a diet of soul, funk, latin, hip hop and break-beat, and all with a jazz twist – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £10
  • Theatre – Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic performed outdoors by the London Contemporary Theatre – Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, TQ6 0EQ, 6:30pm till 8:30pm, Adult £13, Child £10
  • Theatre – Epiphany – Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company with a play written especially, as 15 lives play out on a global stage, each waiting for their moment of epiphany: the choice that will define their future – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, Adult £9, Student £5
  • Musical – Cats – the long-running Lloyd-Webber phenomenon inspired by TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £21.90-£47.40
  • 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
  • Cinema – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12A) – more monkey business to be seen here in the open air – Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 8:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £5
  • Circus – The Moscow State Circus – returning with its new show set in Gorky Park – Paignton Green,  Esplanade Road, Paignton,  TQ4 6BW, 3:00pm & 6:00pm, £7-£35
  • 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
  • Fete – Regatta Fete – browse the stalls, try your hand at ‘Splat the Rat’, enter the dog show, enjoy Punch & Judy, Elfic the Jester, refreshments, barbeque, bouncy castle, roundabout, and concert by the Tootnes Town Band – Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, TQ6 9YY, 11:30am till 4:30pm, Free
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowlands Fun Fair – the full fair with rides for all the family – Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 2:00pm till late
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowland Wild Mouse Roller Coaster – or enjoy some of the fun of the fair here – Paignton North Green,  Esplanade Road, Paignton,  TQ4 6AG

Sunday 24th August

  • Music – Abbey Vale Jazzmen – of whom little is known, although they do feature clarinettist, saxophonist and vocalist Zoe Lambeth – Orchard Millennium Green, Station Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0BU, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – James Harris’ Beatbelt – Dartmouth saxophonist Harris plus Paul Harris on keyboards, Mike Isaacs on bass and drummer Mark Hayward playing some funk, jazz and nu-jazz – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Hot House Four – who play early American roots music, blending Western swing, early jazz, blues, swing and rag time with twin guitars, accordion, lap steel, harmonica, mandolin and upright bass – The Albert Inn, 32 Bridgetown, Totnes, TQ9 5AD, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Fab – Newton Abbot three-piece featuring Ged Scott covering songs first released between 1963 and 1967 – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 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 – Ernie Lister Bar, Quayside Hotel, King Street, Brixham, TQ5 9TJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Celine Dos Santos – acoustic solo playing both covers and originals, here accompanied by Jay Tamkin – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Wired – allegedly energetic and popular Exmouth-based covers band led by Paul G Robinson – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Paddy’s Whiskers – Devon-based four-piece promising footstomping Irish, Celtic and American music – The Boathouse Bar and Grill, Marine Drive, Preston Sands, Paignton, TQ3 2NJ, 2:00pm, Free
  • Music – Aftershock – 6-piece covers from the 60’s to the present day – Devon Tors, Tavistock Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DW, 9:00pm, 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 every Sunday
  • Music – Against The Elements – four-piece fronted by both male and female singers performing rock and pop covers – The Odd Wheel, Knighton Road, Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0JD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Vicious Kitten – four-piece high energy pop/rock covers band – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Plymstock Inn, 88 Church Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BD, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jessica & The Rabbits – South-West function seven-piece playing songs by the likes of Aretha, Tina, Dusty and Otis – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, £Donation
  • Music – The Penguins – local four-piece together since 2006 offering a changing selection of well-known rock and blues covers together with a few originals – The George Inn, 191 The Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2HJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 4:00pm till 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Diamond Geezers – six-piece Plymouth combo featuring vocalist Andy Whitfield whose set list covers numbers from such as the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan to The Cult and the Manic Street Preachers – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Memphis Beat – five-piece 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, country, blues and rockabilly band – The Marina Bar, Vauxhall Quay, Sutton Harbour, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL4 0DN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – ReZonance ­– female fronted indie rock band – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Music – Mercedes – original rock three-piece – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – FutFuzi – classic and glam rock covers from Plymouth-based four-piece – Bristol Castle, 6 Duncan Street, Devonport, PL1 4EP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – The Three Crowns, 12 The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • Music – Skool Daze – uniformed five-piece pop/rock band mixing material ranging from Donna Summer to Adele via The Killers – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – Babbacombe Cricket Club, Walls Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LZ, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Slice – four-piece claiming a wide variety of musical influences, with a set containing such well-loved standards as Money for Nothing, Wish You Were Here and Sweet Home Alabama, along with numbers first performed by Radiohead and the Foo Fighters – The Country House, 62 Ellacombe Road, Ellacombe, Babbacombe, TQ1 3AT, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – The Green Room, 23 Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Spiny Norman – classic five-piece rock band around now for more than a quarter of a century – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Mighty Sasquatch – loud guitars, pumping bass, crashing drums and massive vocals cover rock and grunge from the last two decades – The Jolly Farmer, 8 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RB, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Kick Like A Mule – trio of Sam Elliot, Jamie Baker and Peter Evans playing upbeat acoustic covers – The Star Inn, Old Liverton Road, Liverton, TQ12 6EZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Musical – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – join Dorothy and her friends along the yellow brick road – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 6:00pm, Adult £10, Child £6
  • Cinema – Grease Sing-A-Long (PG) – join in with some summer lovin’ on a summer night in the open air – Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 8:30pm, Adult £7.50, Child £5
  • Circus – The Moscow State Circus – returning with its new show set in Gorky Park – Paignton Green,  Esplanade Road, Paignton,  TQ4 6BW, 2:00pm & 5:00pm, £7-£35
  • 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
  • Tour – Rockpool Ramble – guided exploration of the rockpools at Wembury beach, children must be accompanied by an adult – Wembury Marine Centre, Church Road, Wembury, Plymouth, PL9 0HP, 11:00am, Adult £3, Child £2
  • South West Charity Sheep Shear – watch some of the fastest sheep shearers in action and help raise funds for the Tavistock Stoke Club and Children Hospice South West; bar, pig roast, bbq, live band and raffle – Lake Farm, Dousland, Yelverton, PL20 6LZ, 5:00pm
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowland Wild Mouse Roller Coaster – enjoy some of the fun of the fair here – Paignton North Green,  Esplanade Road, Paignton,  TQ4 6AG
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowlands Fun Fair – or find the full fair with rides for all the family here – Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 2:00pm till late
  • 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 £5, vans £8, refreshments available; if wet, tables will be available in the hall – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 10:00am till noon, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – run by the Kingsbridge Information Centre, vendor cars £5 – Kingsbridge Quay Car Park, Embankment, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN, 9:00am till noon, 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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