This Weekend

Saturday 25th April

  • Music – Benjamin Folke Thomas – Swedish singer-songwriter who purveys his own brand of Americana – Kingskerswell Parish Church, Church End Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DS, 7:00pm, £10
  • Music – Rockology – heavy rock covers duo from Torbay beginning to develop some original material – Market House Inn, 3 Market Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2RJ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – CoverFire – Torbay five-piece playing classic rock covers – The Bell Inn, 29 Fore Street, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Raspberry Fish – five-piece covering everything from rock to punk, disco to funk – The Globe Inn, 123 Plymouth Road, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0DA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Nawtey Beys – Plymouth-based three-piece playing an eclectic mix of covers from the 60's to the present day – The Mill Club, 1 Western Backway, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1QB, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Rockafella – Plymouth four-piece promising storming rock tunes from the 90s through to the present day – 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 Globe Inn, Frogmore, Kingsbridge, TQ7 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Malborough Monster Mash – held in memory of Dave Sharp and this year featuring Ben Carr, The Part Time People, Quad Damage, Bulletproof Futre, The Summertides, Arizona Law and Red Lizard, all helping to raise money for local charities – Malborough Village Hall, Salcombe Road, Malborough, TQ7 3BX, 1:00pm till late, £5
  • Music – Clare Teal – Yorkshire-born jazz and swing singer and Radio 2 presenter plays homage to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland and Doris Day – The Flavel Arts Centre, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, TQ6 9ND, 8:00pm, £17.50
  • Music – The Furious Pussies – Honiton-based party three-piece playing classic covers fron the 50s, 60s and 70s – The Dolphin Inn, 5 Market Street, Dartmouth, TQ6 9QE, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr & The Hot Rats – the funky rockin’ blues band, herein all its glory – Queens Arms, 31 Station Hill, Brixham, TQ5 8BN, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Guns v Roses – you’re going to have to use your illusion to believe this tribute band can really take you to paradise city – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, £3
  • Music – Solid Gold – South Devon glam rock covers band – Murphy’s Road House, 18 The Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BD, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Sean Hodder – Torquay vocalist citing country singer Charlie Landsborough and Elton John for inspiration, whose repertoire including songs by the likes of Michael Buble, Lionel Richie, Robbie Williams, Paolo Nutini, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley  – Paignton Conservative Club, 34 Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HB, 7:30pm, 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 – DT’s, 73 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Johnny's Original Cougars – Exeter four-piece playing 60’s rock ‘n roll with a touch of rockabilly – Farmhouse Tavern, 130 Newton Road, Torquay, TQ2 7AD, 7:30pm, 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 – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Babbacombe, TQ1 3PT, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Retrospect – four-piece covers band from Plymouth – The Staddy, 144 Staddiscombe Road, Plymstock, PL9 9LT, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Risky Business – eight-piece Southwest function band, specialising in both weddings and corporate events and performing a mix of pop, funk and R&B – The Lord Louis, Glen Road, Plympton, PL7 2DE, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Michael Semora – Texas troubadour performing Americana for over 30 years – Brook Inn, 33 Longbrook Street, Plympton, PL7 1NJ, 8:00pm, Free
  • Music – Take@That – yet another tribute act who want you back for good or bad, better or worse, for a million love songs, even if love ain’t here anymore – The Matchroom Suite, 12 Newnham Road, Colebrook, Plympton, PL7 4AW, 8:00pm, £12
  • Music – Java – Plymouth-based rock/pop/soul duo of Amanda Hutchings and Nick Jones perform covers with the help of backing tracks – Plympton Conservative Club, 109 Ridgeway, Plympton, PL7 2AA, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – The Wendellas – 1960s three-piece rock ‘n’ roll band based in South Devon – Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plympton, PL7 4AA, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – The Berries – Swindon-based four piece sixties harmony band – Agaton Social Club, Agaton Fort Road, Higher St Budeaux, Plymouth, PL5 2QZ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Stage2 – Tavistock-based covers duo of Dave Rich and Gemma Cox who target “30- to 60-year olds who like to party” – Brookside Social Club, Farm Lane, Plymouth, PL5 3PQ, 9:45pm, Free
  • Music – Kayo Dot –avant-garde American rockers fronted by Toby Driver mixing metal with classical leanings and boasting an ever-changing line-up, supported here by Botanist – The Junction, 6 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6LA, 8:00pm, £10
  • Music – xlr – Plymouth-based five-piece covering rock from all ages – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 9:30pm, Free
  • Music – Joker – indie covers outfit – Boomerang Sports Bar, 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL4 6JG, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Leeanne – sings covers from the 50’s to the present day, taking in the likes of The Searchers, Tina Turner and Lady Gaga – GWRSA Social Club, Mullet Road, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6AW, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Ashes to Ashes – supposedly covering great music from the likes of Madness, Queen, Duran Duran and Tears for Fears with more dodgy hairdos than you can shake an eye liner pencil at – The Golden Hind, 260 Mannamead Road, Crabtree, PL3 5RJ, 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 – Aftershock – 6-piece covers from the 60’s to the present day – Keyham Barton Conservative Club, 44 Station Road, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 1NQ, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Vicious Kitten – four-piece high energy pop/rock covers band – The Live Lounge, 11 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL, 10:00pm, 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, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Sonny King – Plymouth purveyor of soul and Motown covers – The Walrus, Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, PL1 2RH, 9:30pm, 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 – The Mount Pleasant Hotel, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 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
  • Music – Sehyogue Aulakh & John Gibson – the marimba player and organist with a varied programme of music both ancient and modern from Bach to Evelyn Glennie – St Werburgh’s Church, Church Road, Wembury, PL9 0HR, 7:30pm, £10
  • 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 Cott Inn, Cott Lane, Dartington, TQ9 6HE, 3:oopm, Free
  • Dance – Safe – new production by the ZoeLogic Dance Theatre and their choreographer and artistic director Zoie Golding is set against the backdrop of the Empire State Building where five construction workers pit masculinity against fragility – The House, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 7:30pm, £12
  • Dance – Proud2Be Fundraiser – disco open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans LGBT people and their friends and family and supporters – Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5PB, 8:00pm, £7
  • Dance – Supernova Club Night – featuring Ministry of Sound DJ BadJa with some serious beats, mash-ups and mixes – South Devon Arts Centre, Scope Complex, 23/24 The Stables, Ford Road, Totnes, TQ9 5LE, 8:00pm, £5
  • Theatre – It Runs in the Family – Bijou Theatre Productions present the Ray Cooney farce set in a London hospital common room, directed by Ian Cooper, and featuring amongst others Andy Killen, Julie Smith, Richard Bearne and Rachel Saturley – Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton, TQ3 3HF, 7:30pm, £11
  • Opera – Cavalleria Rusticana + Pagliacci – Marcelo Álvarez features in Sir David McVicar’s double bill from the Metropolitan Opera, with support from Eva-Maria Westbroek and Patricia Racette and conductor Fabio Luisi – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 5:30pm, £20
  • Comedy – Seann Walsh – stand-up comedian, actor, Queens Park Rangers supporter and team captain on the E4 panel show Virtually Famous – The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge, PL21 0SZ, 8:00pm, £14
  • Performance – Derren Brown – variously described as an illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer and sceptic, here playing with the minds of the easily manipulated in his new show, co-written with Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor, and modestly entitled ‘Miracle’ – The Lyric, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR, 7:30pm, £19.70-£38.20
  • Quiz – Hollywood Quiz Night – an interactive quiz night with actors from Moonstone Theatre posing the questions by re-enacting well-known movie scenes; maximum team size of six; food available – The Yellow Rooms, Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6NQ, 7:30pm, £5
  • Tour – A Layered Journey – historian John Ridson takes you on a journey starting from Brixham, first by sea, then walking overland to catch a boat along the Dart to Kingswear before dusk and finally a bus back to Brixham, with a focus on food and farming along the way; booking essential – Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW, 9:00am, £4
  • Market – All Things Vintage & Lovely – more than 65 stalls featuring fashion, crockery, antiques, kitchenalia, jewellery and more; live music; jive dancing; tearoom – Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 1HA, 10:30am till 4:30pm, £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
  • Fireworks – Bonfire & Grand Fireworks – two hour display sponsored by Jigsaw Fireworks, who will be filming the event for their website and a DVD – Forehill Field, Mill Lane, Diptford, TQ9 7PJ, 8:00pm, Free
  • Sport – White Collar Boxing – 24 contestants and compare David Fitzgerald, helping to raise money for local children’s charity Jeremiah’s Journey – Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LF, 8:00pm, £25

Sunday 26th April

  • Music – Jim Mullen – Glasgow-born jazz guitarist once part of Morrissey-Mullen with Dick Morrissey, who has also played with Kokomo and the Average White Band – Bay Horse Inn, 8 Cistern Street, Totnes, TQ9 5SP, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Open Night – at which both audience and performers are equally welcome – Folk on the Moor, Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE, 7:45pm, £1
  • Music – Benny Guitar Carr & The Hot Rats – the funky rockin’ blues band – Thistle Park Tavern, 32 Commercial Road, Plymouth, PL4 0LE, 3:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – Opium – self-proclaimed hi-energy covers duo incorporating rock and pop from the late 70's to the present day – The Herbert, 1 Herbert Street, Keyham, Plymouth, PL2 1RX, 3:00pm till 5:00pm, Free
  • Music – K2 – modestly billing themselves as “Devon’s Premier Classic Rock Covers Band” – The Bishop Lacy, 53 Fore Street, Chudleigh, TQ13 0HY, 4:00pm, Free
  • Music – Trade Winds – long-running monthly come-all-ye for singers, poets, musicians and storytellers run by Simon Williams and Susan Taylor – The Tradesmans Arms, Scoriton, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0JB, 7:30pm, 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
  • Music – Shovelhead – follicly-challenged five-piece playing classic rock and ass-kicking blues – Embassy Tavern, 3 Colin Road, Paignton, TQ3 2NR, 9:00pm, Free
  • Music – Simon Gee – solo covering the likes of Metallica, Eagles, Killers and Bon Jovi – Regina Hotel, Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BE, 8:30pm, Free
  • Music – Saxophone and Piano Recital – saxophonist Katherine Williams and composer and pianist Ignacio Brasa talk and play – Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, 2:00pm, £6
  • Theatre – Dick Tracy – Le Navet Bete’s physical comedy incorporating fooling, original live music, audience interaction and quick character changes – South Brent Village Hall, Station Approach, South Brent, TQ10 9AQ, 7:30pm, £?
  • Theatre – The Hard Problem – repeat showing of the National Theatre Live broadcast of the latest play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Nicholas Hytner – Barn Cinema, Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6EL, 2:00pm, £15
  • Quiz – Sunday Quiz – music and general knowledge – The Manor Inn, 2 Stoke Gabriel Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0NL, 9:00pm till 10:30pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Market – Festival of Music, Flowers and Food – local food stalls, live music and a variety of activities – Devonport Park Bandstand, Park Avenue, Devonport, PL1 4BT, Noon till 5:00pm, Free
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vendor set-up 11:00am; no dogs allowed – Exeter Racecourse, Haldon Hill, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7XS, 1:00pm till 4:00pm, £1
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £7, vans £10, set-up 6:15am; up to 350 vendors! – Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton, EX2 8FD, 6:45am till 12:45pm, Free
  • 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
  • Car Boot Sale – vendor cars £6, vans £10, vendor set-up 8:00am – Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Home Park, Plymouth, PL2 3DQ , 9:00am, 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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