This Weekend

Saturday 6th February

  • Music – Joe Brown – found fame with The Bruvvers in the early sixties with hits such as A Picture Of You, It Only Took A Minute and That’s What Love Will Do, and has been giving great performances ever since – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £31-£33
  • Music – Audius Maximus – four-piece rock covers band playing AC/DC, Muse, Queen, Journey, Foreigner, etc – The Union Inn, 6 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Alice Gullick – Plymouth teenager and former Plymstock School pupil who plays guitar and sings the blues – The Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JB, 7:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Walking Blues – local musicians come together to help raise funds for the UNICEF campaign for Syrian children – Rattery Village Hall, Rattery, TQ10 9LD, 7:00pm, £10
  • Music – Jeff Gallant Band – Norfolk five-piece playing “good, hardcore, country music” – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 7:00pm, £6
  • Music – Secondnature – Totnes-based rock/pop covers four-piece – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Pitchbend – female-fronted four-piece promising a high energy mix of rhythm and blues, soul and rock – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Bail Jumpers – rock and blues covers band with an unfortunate predilection for alcohol and fart gags – The Cork & Bottle, 5 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 3DU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – fronted by vocalist Charli, the Brixham-based four-piece have been playing covers locally for more than 20 years – The Sporty’s, 80 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Lee Randall – professional for more than two decades now operating as a Robbie Williams tribute act – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Sean Taylor – singer, songwriter and guitarist, sometimes compared to John Martyn – The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – Joseph Russell – Plymouth-based indie pop/rock singer-songwriter taking influence from John Mayer, Bon Iver and The Black Keys, here to be seen with his band The Breaks – The Imperial, 28 Western Road, Ivybridge, PL21 9AN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – One 4 The Road – 6-piece covers band doing their thing to such songs as Heart of Glass, Knock On Wood and Great Balls of Fire – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 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, here hosting an open mic night – The Ships Tavern, Arcadia Road, Elburton, Plymouth, PL9 8EG, 8:30pm till 10:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 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, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Broken Men – not knowing the number still standing, or just how bad it’s got, some acoustic covers and originals nevertheless remain a possibility – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 9:00pm, 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, 9:30pm, £?
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – The Bluebird, 164 Eggbuckland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5JU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Beacon Park Social Club, 149 Beacon Park Road, Plymouth, PL2 2QP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Java – Plymouth-based rock/pop/soul duo of Amanda Hutchings and Nick Jones perform covers with the help of backing tracks – Pennycross Sports & Social Club, Harn Drive, Pennycross, Plymouth, PL2 3NG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The LineUp – Cornish four-piece playing classic covers from across the years – Weston Mill Oak Villa Sports & Social Club, Ferndale Road, Plymouth, PL2 2EL, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Phoenix – female-fronted Plymouth five-piece primarily performing rock covers – The Newmarket Tavern, 2 Market Way, Plymouth, PL1 1PB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Eat The Rich – four-piece covers band playing music to dance to, now fronted by violinist Tim Trewin and featuring Brazilian guitarist Hector Mazzotti – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Songs Through Time – Plymouth solo artist Stuart performing covers from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s – Number 10 Club, 197 North Road West, Plymouth, PL1 5DG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – One Dumb Blonde – Plymouth vocalist promising some Motown and soul with a bit of 70s cheese, supposedly guaranteed to get you dancing round your handbags – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – sister sister – supposedly Plymouth’s premier all girl group singing contemporary and nostalgic classics all night long – The Navy Inn, 34 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • 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, 7:50pm till 11:00pm, £12
  • Theatre – Mrs Brown’s Boys – Kingsbridge Young Farmers give a charity performance; refreshments available – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 8:00pm, £3
  • Theatre – Monster Raving Loony – written by James Graham and taking a journey through the life and political exploits of Screaming Lord Sutch – Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:45pm, £12.70
  • Musical – Les Misérables – performed entirely by students of King Edward VI Community College – Ariel Centre, Ashburton Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JX, 2:30pm & 7:00pm, £8/£10
  • Variety – Feline Network Variety Show – compered by James Scott, supported by South Devon Film and Theatre Company, and featuring Peter 'mac' Dell, Jo Evans, Whiterock Primary School, Dream J'Adore, Max Coulson, Nikki & Lizzie and more – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 7:00pm, £5
  • Comedy – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – the antidote to panel games featuring Barry Cryer, Miles Jupp, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy, pianist Colin Sell and host Jack Dee comes to town – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 7:30pm, £27.50
  • Poetry – Poetry for Pleasure – for anyone who enjoys reading, writing or listening to poetry – Paignton Library, Great Western Road, opposite Paignton Bus Station, Great Western Road, Paignton, TQ4 5AG, 10:00am till noon, Free
  • Panto – Cinderella – The Ugborough Players trying to find out whether the skipper fits – Ugborough Village Hall, The Square, Ugborough, PL21 0NT, 7:30pm, £?
  • Panto – The Adventures of Mother Goose – promising cross-dressing, jokes and some freshly-minted songs – The Reading Room, Kingston, TQ7 4QE, 7:00pm, £5
  • Children – Gogmagog: Plymouth’s Lost Legend – story based on the Plymouth legend of the giant Gogmagog told through two foolish gardeners and involving giants, Trojans, puppets, dressing up and humorous songs – The Soapbox Children’s Theatre, inside Devonport Park, corner of Milne Place and Exmouth Road, Plymouth, PL1 4RD, 6:00pm, £5-£7
  • Market – Antiques & Collectables Fair – search the stalls and a bargain you may yet find, stallholders £35 inside, £18 outside, gates open for the trade at 7:00am – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 9:00am till 2:30pm, Free
  • Running – Plymvalley Parkrun – 5km National Trust event through the Plymbridge Woods at whatever pace you choose, every week, starting from the car park; details – Plymbridge Woods & Plym Valley, Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, PL7 4SR, 9:00am, Free
  • Running – Stover 5km Charity Run – helping to raise funds for Riding for the Disabled, with various shorter fun runs for children aged 6 to 13 along with the 5k – Stover School, Stover, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6QG, 9:30am, Registration Adult £10, Child £5

Sunday 7th February

  • Music – Brooks Williams – talented singer/songwriter walking the line between Americana and the blues – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £10
  • 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, here hosting an open mic night – The Ships Tavern, Arcadia Road, Elburton, Plymouth, PL9 8EG, 8:30pm till 10:30pm, Free
  • Music – Maggie Reeday – jazz vocalist who once performed at the London Palladium in front of the Queen Mother and who also enjoyed an eight week residency on West-country TV show ‘Langsford Late’ with presenter Ruth Langsford, here backed by the Craig Milverton Trio – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:00pm, £9
  • Music – Cattle & Cane – Thornaby-on-Tees based pop-folk-rock quintet led by singer-songwriter Joseph Hammill, together with his sister Helen on vocals, his brothers guitarist Fran and Vin on bass, and whose numbers are made up by drummer Tom Chapman – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 7:30pm, £6
  • Music – The Dappers – Plymouth-based acoustic duo of Ed Tresloggett and Kevin Romaine playing covers of the likes of Robert Johnson, Bob Marley and the Beatles along with some original material – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rosa Rebecka – “being a performer is an art in and of itself,” declares this daughter of a Swedish mother and American father, “it’s in meeting with an audience that the songs come to life” – The Royal Oak, 5 East Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7AD, 2:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Go Tell Alice – the guitar/sax duo host their monthly open mic night, promising a free drink for every performer – The Dartmouth Inn, 63 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2JP, 7:00pm till 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – Jazz Ninjas – trio consisting of Adam Moran on vocals, Neil Maya on sax and Matt Carter on keys – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:00pm, 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, 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
  • Dance – Brendan Cole – New Zealand-born former builder and roof-layer now best known as a Strictly Come Dancing choreographer and performer – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £33.90-£47.90
  • Quiz – Sunday Quiz – music and general knowledge – The Manor Inn, 2 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0NL, 9:00pm till 10:30pm
  • Car Boot Sale – indoors, vendor tables £8, vendor set-up 11:00am – Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, £0.20
  • Car Boot Sale – for those both looking to buy (free) and sell (cars £8, car & trailer £12, vans £12), but no traders! – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 7:00am till noon, Free

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