This Weekend

Saturday 19th April

  • 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 – Bad Knees Blues Band – four-piece promising ‘kicking’ Blues and R&B – The Bay Horse Inn, 64 North Street, Ashburton, TQ13 7QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Go Tell Alice – covers and original material from guitar/sax duo – South Brent Conservative Club, Stockbridge Lane, South Brent, TQ10 9AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Swamp Hogs – blues rock power trio – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – slytherin – self-proclaimed good time party band claiming to cover all types of music – The Bullers Arms, 4 The Strand, Brixham, TQ5 8EH, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Switch – female fronted four-piece performing rock and pop from past to present – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 900pm, Free
  • Music – Rage – playing covers locally for nearly 20 years – The Spinning Wheel Inn, Paignton Seafront, Paignton, TQ4 6ED, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Meatloaf & Cher Tribute Show – believe you could turn back time, be strong enough and, like a bat out of hell, be gone, gone, gone nowhere fast, leaving not a dry eye in the house, then what you see is what you get, and two out of three ain’t bad – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:00pm, £3
  • Music – The Locked Box Project – Dawlish trio playing a mix of folk, blues and rock covers – Paignton Rugby Club, Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Vanity – Exeter-based rock, pop and indie covers band – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Mighty Sasquatch – loud guitars, pumping bass, crashing drums and massive vocals cover rock and grunge from the last two decades – Apple & Parrot, 17 The Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 10:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Stone Angels – covers and originals from youthful Torquay classic rock band – The Printer’s Elbow, 268 Union Street, Torquay, TQ2 5QU, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Upton Social Club, 46-48 Upton Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – CoverFire – classic rock covers – 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 – Rockaholics Band – Exeter four-piece playing rock covers – The Jolly Abbot, 16 East Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1AG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Wolfangel – trio plus drum machine playing a variety of rock, pop and metal covers – Drakes Drum, 19 Radford Park Road, Plymstock, PL9 9DN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Street Talk – duo allegedly offering a combination of pop and rock – The Boringdon Arms, Boringdon Terrace, Turnchapel, Plymstock, PL9 9TQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Old Dogs Blues Band – traditional and modern blues covers band – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockfest for St Lukes Hospice – fundraiser featuring 24 live bands over two days including today the likes of ReZonance, Jurassic Punk and Eat The Rich – Voodoo Lounge, 1 The Money Centre, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL1 1QH, noon till midnight, £10
  • Music – St George’s Day 2014 – music and performance from such as the Saggy Bottom Boys, dubclass, Decibelle, Vicious Kitten, Music of the Night Foundation, Acoustic Academy, Devonport Dance Den, Poppy Mills and more, along with fancy dress, food stalls, some freebies, wine and ale – The Piazza, Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 2AA, 10:00am till 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock of all ages – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Jack – Tavistock combo playing classic rock – Kitty O’Hanlon’s, 5 St Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AH, 9:00pm, Free Cancelled
  • 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 rock/pop electric/acoustic covers – The Minerva, 31 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – A Total Stranger – pop/rock solo act – Raffles, 5 Ermington Terrace, Mutley Plain, PL4 6QG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Bounty Hunter – another covers band – 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 – Revolvin Door – 5-piece band replicating an eclectic mix of covers from the ‘60’s to the present day – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 9:45pm, 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 Albermarle, Whitleigh Green, Plymouth, PL5 4DD, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The LineUp – Cornish four-piece playing classic covers from across the years – The Queen’s Arms, Seven Stars Lane, Tamerton Foliot, PL5 4NN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Dance – Record Store Day After Party – live music from the likes of The Computers and DJ sets from Matthew Board and the staff of the very excellent Drift Record Shop – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 7:30pm till 1:00am, £8
  • 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, joined here this evening by Bonebookbang from the Over Easy DJ crew – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £10
  • Theatre – She Stoops To Conquer – first performed in London in 1773, Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy gets another outing here, directed by Maggie Campbell – Little Theatre, St Marks Road, Torquay, TQ1 2EL, 7:30pm, £12
  • Theatre – See How They Run – billed as a comedy of small proportions presented by Warwick Davis and his Reduced Height Theatre Company – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 2:30pm & 7:30pm, £11-£24.50
  • Easter – Easter Egg Trails – supported by Cadbury, with the “egg-citing activities” an additional £3 on top of the admission price – Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, TQ6 0EQ, 10:30am till 4:00pm, Adult £9.40, Child £5.20
  • Easter – Easter Egg-Stravaganza – also supported by Cadbury, with the “egg-citing activities” again an additional £3 on top of the admission price – Greenway Visitor Reception, Greenway Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0ES,10:30am till 4:00pm, Adult £9.40, Child £5.20
  • Paignton Rugby Saxons Beer Festival – ale and rugby Festival with onsite food and evening live music – Paignton Rugby Club, Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT, noon till midnight, £10
  • Fun Fair – Anderton & Rowlands – have been in business for 160 years and today can boast such rides as the Freak Out pendulum and the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster – Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 2:00pm till late
  • Racing – Horse Racing – The Racecourse, Newton Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 3AF, first race 1:05pm, £12-£18
  • Racing – Point to Point – Dartmoor meet on this hilly, demanding course with reasonable viewing – Flete House, Flete, Ivybridge, PL21 9NZ, 2:00pm

Sunday 20th April

  • Music – The Pedigree Jazz Band – six-piece led by clarinettist Chris Walker and trombonist Roger Marks playing tribute to the likes of Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Chris Barber – The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth PL6 5DH, 7:30pm, £9
  • Music – Rockfest for St Lukes Hospice – fundraiser featuring 24 live bands over two days including today the likes of Daddy Long Legs, High Voltage and State of Contradiction – Voodoo Lounge, 1 The Money Centre, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL1 1QH, noon till midnight, £10
  • Music – Morley Music – monthly open acoustic music session, all welcome – The Morley Arms, Billacombe Road, Plymouth, PL9 7HP, 3:00pm till 6:00pm, 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 – After Eight Jazz Club – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm
  • Music – Hogwash – local four-piece folk band – The Fortescue Inn, Union Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8BZ, noon, Free
  • Music – Sam Fearon – Totnes singer/songwriter – Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1JZ, 5:00pm till 7:00pm, 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 – Benny Guitar Carr & The Hot Rats – the funky rockin’ blues band, here in all its glory – The Coach House, Church Street, Paignton, TQ3 3AH, 4:00pm till 6:00pm, Free
  • Music – 5ive – English ‘boyband’ whose popularity peaked towards the end of the last century – Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ, 7:00pm, £33
  • 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 – Celine Dos Santos – the acoustic solo who plays both covers and originals is here as a duo with Jay Tamkin – Pier Point, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HA, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Mammoth – Exeter-based six-piece covers band playing pop, funk and r&b – Café Mambo, 7 Strand, Torquay, TQ1 2AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – We’ve Only Just Begun – Toni Lee from Stars In Their Eyes pays tribute to Karen Carpenter – Babbacombe Theatre, Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LU, 8:00pm, £19.50
  • 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 – Blackbird – acoustic covers duo from Plymouth boasting a repertoire of more than 50 songs – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Aftershock – 6-piece covers from the 60’s to the present day – Cherry Tree, 291 Ham Drive, Plymouth, PL2 3NH, 7:30pm, Free
  • Music – Showtime – Plymouth keyboard and vocals duo performing synth pop and rock anthems from the 80’s – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Mercedes – original rock three-piece – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Blu Soule – five piece jazz/blues/soul band – Millbridge Inn, 23 Molesworth Road, Plymouth, PL1 5LZ, 6:00pm till 9:00pm, Free
  • Easter – Easter Egg Trails – supported by Cadbury, with the “egg-citing activities” an additional £3 on top of the admission price – Coleton Fishacre, Brownstone Road, Kingswear, TQ6 0EQ, 10:30am till 4:00pm, Adult £9.40, Child £5.20
  • Easter – Easter Egg-Stravaganza – also supported by Cadbury, with the “egg-citing activities” again an additional £3 on top of the admission price – Greenway Visitor Reception, Greenway Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0ES,10:30am till 4:00pm, Adult £9.40, Child £5.20
  • Easter – Easter Egg Hunt – explore the Garden while hunting for clues to win a Cadbury Easter Egg at a cost of £3 per child in addition to the normal admission cost, with free face painting, trails and quizzes for all ages – Overbeck’s, Sharpitor, Salcombe, TQ8 8LW, 11:00am till 5:00pm, Adult £7.80, Child £4
  • 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
  • Market – Totnes Good Food Sunday – now in its fifth year, its the biggest food and drink market in Devon with more than 50 fine food traders – Market Square, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SQ, 10:00am till 3:00pm
  • 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 – vendor cars £6 – Brixham Road, Churston Ferrers, TQ5 0HP, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, Free
  • Paignton Rugby Saxons Beer Festival – ale and rugby Festival with onsite food and evening live music – Paignton Rugby Club, Queens Park, Queens Road, Paignton, TQ4 6AT, noon till 11:00pm, £10
  • Fun Fair – Anderton & Rowlands – have been in business for 160 years and today can boast such rides as the Freak Out pendulum and the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster – Torre Abbey Meadows, The Kings Drive, Torquay, TQ2 5JE, 2:00pm till late
  • Sport – Plymouth Raiders v Sheffield Sharks – basketball – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 3:45pm, Adult £16, child £10

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