This Weekend

Saturday 4th April

  • Music – Rockfest for St Lukes – today and tomorrow no fewer than 22 bands, including today The Carl Morris Trio, Joker, Eat the Rich, the Cleaners, Stone Vulture, Secrets and Lies and The Paisley Strays, will be playing to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice – Voodoo Lounge, 1 The Money Centre, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL1 1QH, midday till late, £10
  • Music – Bounty Hunter – Plymouth duo of vocalist and guitarist perform rock covers – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, 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 – 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
  • Music – Phil Lewis – solo playing rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Hot Candy – billed as a funky pop rock five-piece with sassy female vocals – The Bluebird, 164 Eggbuckland Road, Plymouth, PL3 5JU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Papa Lima – Plymouth combo featuring Tim True allegedly playing “original swinging blues from the Tamar Delta – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Hottentot Figs – four-member Plymouth combo fronted by Hannah Leach, and playing a mix of blues, folk and jazz – The London Inn, 8 Church Road, Plympton St Maurice, Plymouth, PL7 1NJ, 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 – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – The Plymstock Inn, 88 Church Road, Plymouth, PL9 9BD, 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, but here hosting an open mic night – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Orangutan Wheelbarrow – Tavistock-based rock four-piece trying to cater for everyone’s needs – The Rock Inn, Westella Road, Yelverton, PL20 6DS, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Open Mic Evening – free beer and meal vouchers for all singers on the third day of the beer festival – The Who'd Have Thought It, High Street, Milton Combe, PL20 6HP, 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – The LineUp – Cornish four-piece playing classic covers from across the years – The Burrator Inn, Princetown Road, Dousland, PL20 6NP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockology – heavy rock covers duo from Torbay beginning to develop some original material – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The FB Pocket Orchestra – taking you back to the hot jazz,
  • blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920’s and 30s and before – Hazlewood House, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4EB, 8:00pm, £15
  • Music – out of isca – female-fronted south-west four-piece blending guitars, drums, and basslines with twists of electronica – The Quay, 1-3 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PG, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Jim Worton – the one-time lead singer and guitarist with Fever, sometimes playing acoustic country, other times accompanying himself with backing tracks – Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, TQ9 6JD, 8:00pm, £6
  • Music – Urban Tourist – didgeridoo, guitar and cajon combo – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Rock Against The Machine – solo act performing acoustic and electric sets of rock favourites – The Albert Inn, 32 Bridgetown, Totnes, TQ9 5AD, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – slytherin – self-proclaimed good time party band claiming to cover all types of music – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – fronted by vocalist Charli, the Brixham-based four-piece have been playing covers locally for more than 20 years – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bon Giovi – more than a decade of not only trying to sound like but also look like those keeping the faith and giving love a bad name – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £3
  • Music – The Humanitarians – alternative rock originals mixed up with covers of The Clash, Al Wilson, Pulp, Dexys and Kraftwerk – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – The Snooty Fox, 89/91 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4PZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave covers combo from Torquay – Molloy’s, 20 Fore Street, St Marychurch, TQ1 4LY, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Steve Parr – solo vocal entertainer based in Torbay with a repertoire ranging from songs from the shows to soul, Motown, rock and pop – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Maximum 1D – One Direction tribute act – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, Adult £8.50, Child £7.50
  • Music – Robbie Williams v Michael Bublé – tribute acts Scott Borley and Marc Dillon as Robbie and Michael respectively – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, 8:00pm, Adult £16.50, Child £15.50
  • Music – Viva Las Vegas 2015 – Elvis weekender running through till Monday organised by the Bristol Jive Club and featuring such tribute acts as Ricky Aron, Elvis 56, Darren Graceland Jones – The Babbacombe Hotel, Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3LH, £15
  • 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 – Market House Inn, 3 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Out Of The Box – long-standing local duo Stuart Hellier and Roger Wood bring themselves and their backing tracks to cover rock and pop, blues and soul – The Royal British Legion, Marsh Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AP, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Craig Ayres – singer and guitarist – The Railway Inn, 197 Queen Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2BS, 9:00pm, 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 – Death by Chocolate – enjoy a three-course meal and delve with Moonstone Theatre in to the death of an inncocent young woman – The Royal Seven Stars Hotel, The Plains, Totnes, TQ9 9DD, 7:00pm, £32.95
  • Opera – Hansel & Gretel – Richard Jones directs the Welsh National opera with Ailish Tynan as Gretel and Jurgita Adamonyté as Hansel – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:15pm, £11.70-£50.70
  • 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
  • Tour – Start Point Lighthouse – tours of the lighthouse, situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, last approximately 45 minutes – Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point, TQ7 2ET, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £4, Child £2.50
  • Tour – Kaskelot – explore the historical wooden decks and extensive cargo hold of this three-mastered barque, considered amongst the finest wooden hulled tall ships still sailing our oceans –  Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0DW, 9:00am till 6:00pm, Adult £3.50, Child £2
  • Bingo – Prize Bingo – with caller Melvyn Treeby, in aid of Totnes YFC; refreshments and raffle – Moreleigh Village Hall, Moreleigh Cross, Moreleigh, TQ9 7LE, 7:30pm
  • Exhibition – Torbay Motor Show – first time out promising dealers, traders, car clubs and special vehicles such as custom, modified and hot rods, veteran and kit cars, VW’s, classic cars including retro cars from the 80’s, along with a selection of race and rally cars – Paignton Green, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6ED
  • Market – Savoir Fayre Continental Market – vendor offer a range of French and continental produce including French charcuterie, Dutch and French cheeses, Spanish paella, Italian confectionery and a wide variety of fresh and dried garlic, seasonal vegetables and fruit – Princess Gardens, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EY, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • Market – Vintage & Retro Fair – stalls, models wearing vintage and retro clothing, DJ Eddie Falcone plus dancers, as well as a tea room selling sandwiches, cakes and Devon Cream Teas – Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR, 10:00am, Adult £1, Child Free
  • Market – Easter Fayre – stalls, refreshments and prizes to be won, all to help the Royal British Legion’s Women’s Section – Stoke Fleming Village Hall, Dartmouth Road, Stoke Fleming, TQ6 0QT, 10:00am till 11:30am, Free
  • Attraction – English Riviera Wheel – go round in circles to a height of almost 60 metres and, during your 12 minute ride, enjoy the views across the Bay – Princess Gardens, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EY, 10:00am till 8:00pm, Adult £5, Child £3
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowlands – all the fun of the fair is to be found here – Paignton Green, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BW, 2:00pm till late
  • Racing – Horse Racing – over the sticks! – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, 1:15pm, £12/£18

Sunday 5th April

  • Music – Craig/Willoughby – the transatlantic combination of singer and guitarist Cathryn Craig from Norfolk, Virginia, and former Strawb Brian Willoughby “catch a mood that could produce goosebumps on sheet metal”, according to The Glasgow Herald – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £10
  • Music – BarraCoodas – classic and contemporary rock and punk covers from the late 60’s through to the present day – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Silverback – Cornish covers band who for more than a decade, in one guise or another, have been playing songs from the past fifty years – The Post Office Inn, 39 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Slide by Slide – trombonists Kevin Grenfell and Richard Leach combine with Graham Smith, John Fellows and Roger Heeley to provide an unusual take on traditional jazz – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:00pm, £9
  • Music – Supersonic – Oasis tribute band from Plymouth don’t look back in anger attempting to ascend their wonderwall – The Kings Arms, Tamerton Foliot Road, Plymouth, PL5 4NH, 6:00pm till 8:00pm, 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 – Joker – indie covers outfit – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockfest for St Lukes – another 11 bands, including today Rockafella, The Jack, Daddy Long Legs, The Sugar Thieves, Empire of Fools and Blacktop Deluxe, will be playing to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice – Voodoo Lounge, 1 The Money Centre, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL1 1QH, midday till late, £10
  • Music – Memphis Beat – five-piece 50’s/60’s rock ‘n roll, country, blues and rockabilly band – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 4:00pm till 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – Eat The Rich – Kylie and Britney sung by a mustachioed and tattooed fiddle playing front man on and off throughout the day – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 3:30pm till 10:30pm, Free
  • Music – Mercedes – original rock three-piece – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Filthy Gorgeous – seven-piece party band from South Devon – Creeks End Inn, Squares’ Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HN – 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
  • 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 – Andrew Riverstone – singer, songwriter and guitarist whose influences include classic Americana from the 60's and 70's, southern blues/rock bands, songwriters such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan, as well as the West Coast sounds of the Byrds and Eagles – The Sandygate Inn, Sandygate Mill, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3PU, 3:00pm, 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 – 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 – Hot Club of Stonehouse – gypsy swing band featuring guitarists Julian Isaacs and Dave Jones, violinist Mel Scullion and vocalist Becky Brine – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Blu Funk Allstars – seven piece funk, soul and pop covers band boasting their own brass section – Offshore Bar and Restaurant, 13/14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 7:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Weekend – guitar based post punk, New Wave covers combo from Torquay – The Cider Press, Fleet Street, Torquay, TQ1 1BG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Country Superstars – Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust with their versions of songs by Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, 8:00pm, £16.50
  • Music – Let’s Hang On – tribute act work their way through the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons song book – Princess Theatre, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EZ, 7:30pm, £27.75/£28.75
  • Music – Chique – female vocal duo comprising Lisa Walker and Eloise Cole who cover all different genres of music from 60′s to current chart music – The Babbacombe Inn, 59 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Viva Las Vegas 2015 – last night of the Elvis weekender being organised by the Bristol Jive Club and featuring such tribute acts as Ricky Aron, Elvis 56, Darren Graceland Jones – The Babbacombe Hotel, Babbacombe Downs Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3LH, £10
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Regina Hotel, Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE, 8:30pm, Free
  • Tour – Start Point Lighthouse – tours of the lighthouse, situated on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the south side of Start Bay between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth, last approximately 45 minutes – Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point, TQ7 2ET, 11:00am till 4:00pm, Adult £4, Child £2.50
  • Tour – Kaskelot – explore the historical wooden decks and extensive cargo hold of this three-mastered barque, considered amongst the finest wooden hulled tall ships still sailing our oceans –  Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0DW, 9:00am till 6:00pm, Adult £3.50, Child £2
  • Attraction – English Riviera Wheel – go round in circles to a height of almost 60 metres and, during your 12 minute ride, enjoy the views across the Bay – Princess Gardens, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EY, 10:00am till 8:00pm, Adult £5, Child £3
  • Funfair – Anderton & Rowlands – all the fun of the fair is to be found here – Paignton Green, Esplanade Road, Paignton, TQ4 6BW, 2:00pm till late
  • Market – Good Food Market – showcasing local food and drink with over 30 stall holders from Devon and Cornwall in attendance, including River Cottage, the Red Earth Kitchen and Cornish Orchards – The Green, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3PA, 10:00am till 3:00pm, Free
  • Market – Savoir Fayre Continental Market – vendor offer a range of French and continental produce including French charcuterie, Dutch and French cheeses, Spanish paella, Italian confectionery and a wide variety of fresh and dried garlic, seasonal vegetables and fruit – Princess Gardens, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5EY, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – organised by Lee Mill Community Association to raise money for Lee Mill Bridge Village, vendor cars £4, vans £5 – Tesco Lee Mill Extra, Lee Mill Industrial Estate, Central Avenue, Lee Mill, PL21 9PE, 8:00am till Noon, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7, vendor vans £10, refreshments and toilets, dogs welcome on a lead, helping to raise funds for the Colebrook Community Association – Peacock Meadow, Newnham Road, Colebrook, Plympton, PL7 4AN, 8:30am till noon, Free

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