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Illustrations by Bot Name: Bot Lives: St Ives Cornwall…maybe Website:

Your true identity remains anonymous, why? honest Well, I guess that’s a street art thing really. Also, you get more of an more perspective from people if they don’t know who the artist is. I suppose importantly, I remain anonymous because why would I want to associate myself with this s**t!? things When did you start drawing your lovable robots and how have progressed for you? my mind and It all started whilst wandering around Truro one day. The idea fell into I could of ever the rest is history really. Things since then have rocketed beyond what imagined. We hear Banksy is a fan of your work – tell us more. interest in my Yes, he is a fan. I’ve had a number of emails from him expressing an with. d associate he’s people with talks work. I am in regular Any more famous fans? Invader (He’s Yes, I’ve acquired a few along the way. The French street artist Space Drinks Smirnoff Hannah, Daryl actress Hollywood often), talk we & now a close friend Co., Neff Clothing, pro surfer Matt Archbold & of course, Banksy. What have you got going on at the moment? to either NY or I have an exhibition at London’s Brick Lane Gallery. After this I’m off I am hoping LA, then it’s on to Las Vegas for a meeting with some influential people. to get another exhibition here though before I jet off. What are your long-term goals and plans? be great, spread That much I haven’t decided on yet. To continue with my art would the word of Bot. Oh, and I’d like a new surfboard.





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Editors Letter: With festival season in full swing and the sun even having put in an appearance, there is a lot to be excited about this month! Top of our list is Boardmasters and we’re honoured to have headliner DJ Fresh on the cover this month – read our interview with the mighty Drum n Bass legend on page 8. We’ve also got interviews with folk favourite, Frank Turner, page 10 and Singer-songwriter Luke Ritchie, page 12. As well of all of our regular sections, including music reviews, food and fashion, we’re kicking off a new section this month, called ‘Look of the month’ – what do you think?

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Editor: Rachael D’Cruze Design: Neil Hendy & Mike Lisowski Advertising: Grant Harrison & Susie Walker at Zara Media & Design / 01392 201227 Nigel Muntz at 247 Magazine Front cover: DJ Fresh Contributing writers: Laura Williams, Arash Torabi, John Barker, Backbone, Alan Butler, UK Rocka, Louk, Aldo Vanucci, Hannah Giles, Charlotte Turner, Sophie Prescott Contributing Photographers: Emily Whelan, Eleanor Edwards, Hannah Giles Stockists: Want to stock 247 Magazine in your shop or venue? Call 01752 294130 Deadline For SEPT Issue: 18th August SEPT Issue Released: 1st Sept Contributions: Article and photo contributions are welcome. Work is sent at the owner’s risk and although every care is taken, Out of Hand Ltd. accepts no responsibility for loss or damage. Please email text & photos to 247@ or post them to the above address. Legal Bit: Copyright © 2012 Out of Hand Ltd. All rights reserved. Nothing in this magazine may be reproduced in whole or part without the express written permission from Out of Hand Ltd. Information on events, products, reviews and anything else does not necessarily imply recommendations by Out of Hand Ltd. We have done our utmost to make sure all the content in this magazine is correct and accurate, but would emphasise that we, Out of Hand Ltd, accept no responsibility for any mistakes or omissions. All opinions expressed in this magazine are that of the individual contributor and are not necessarily shared by Out of Hand Ltd. ISSN 1750-9017 Find us on: Search 247 Magazine

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Going Vertical is one of the most epic documentary films to date; questioning one of surfing’s greatest mysteries of who started the Shortboard revolution in the 60s. Going Vertical is the search to unravel surfing’s great mystery… who started the Shortboard Revolution? The age long question of Californians or Hawaains? Or maybe the Australian legend and board designer that is Bob McTavish. The debate still rages across the Pacific - who really lit the fuse of this surfing revolution during the tumultuous 1967 ‘summer of love’ that turned the sport, literally, upside down. The newly-released DVD features extraordinary archive footage of surf legends from the past four decades as well as the hottest surfers today; it has been said ‘Going Vertical, is not your usual surfing film. Going vertical doesn’t just impress with visuals; with music from Pearl Jam, Powderfinger, Manfred Man, and Thunderclap Newman this beauty of a DVD will shape views of the Shortboard revolution for surfers. The film will be released on DVD on the August 27 – win your copy over at - we’ve got two to give away! See

The legendary Boardmasters is almost upon us… so if you haven’t got tickets you better get a move on! The tickets are at a bargain price of only £96 (booking fee included) and not only will you get to see epic surfing and skating skills but the music line-up for this year is colossal! The likes of Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal and DJ Fresh are amongst loads of others and will be sure to kick you into proper summer style. 247 magazine will be in our usual spot at Boardmasters, by the main stage, where we’ll be hanging out with the artists in our uber cool signing tent - come along and meet the headlining acts and get their signature - we’ll supply paper or use your own forehead ...See

REEF AND DRY THE RIVER AT CORNWALL’S FESTIVAL OF SPORT Reef have been announced as the headliners for the three day long Human Race Festival of Sport, alongside a stellar line-up of music acts in front of St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall on 14 & 15 September. English Folk Rock band, Dry the River, have also been confirmed to perform at the event, as well as Ruarri Joseph, Kezia, Moonlet & The Love Monks, Patrick James Pearson Band, Brother & Bones, The Struts , Karima Francis & Steve Smyth. The festival, which takes place on 14 – 16 September 2012, will welcome sporting competitors of all abilities and music revellers to Marazion. The event will feature a combination of triathlon, sportive cycling (long distance cycling road race), Open Water Swimming and a Beach Run throughout the day times. Highlights will entertainment, locally sourced food by Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts, a beer tent and bar by Cornwall’s award-winning independent family brewers, St Austell Brewery, and a Sporting Expo. See for details.

FLOATING ARTIC ISLAND COMES TO THE SOUTH WEST Nowhereisland is an island from the Arctic on a journey to South West England. As it made this epic journey, it travelled through international waters, whereupon it became the world’s newest nation with citizenship open to all called Nowhereisland! The first port of call for the floating land mass was Weymouth on July 25 for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games, from here the Island is now moving around the ports of the South West, eventually ending in Bristol on the September 9. This innovative and slightly crazy plan formed by Artist Alex Hartley has caught the imagination of thousands of people across the world. Over 6400 people around the world have already signed up to be citizens, contributing to the online constitution and responding to the year-long Resident Thinkers programme. Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. Be sure not to miss this crazy, intriguing and beautiful piece of art. See

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PARTY IN THE PARK Party in the Park in Penzance is back, and bigger than before. With three stages of excellent back to back entertainment from midday to midnight, this is a music marvel not to miss, with the impressive line-up including Electric Punk Boy Band and Ipony. Expect bigger and better things at the event this year, with added extras thrown in. All music can be seen on stages under large marquees, so the copious amounts of rain we have had won’t affect your day! Party in the Park is proving to be the perfect addition to the Bank Holiday Weekend and looks set to establish itself as a firm fixture on Cornwall’s music calendar. The event runs on the 26th of August 2012 and open for all ages- tickets are £10. A free bus service runs from Greenmarket in the centre of Penzance, direct to the party site. More info and tickets at 07968 818664.

B-SIDE: MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL B-side is a multimedia arts festival of sound, installation, visual and live art happening in Weymouth and Portland over the time of the Olympics and Paralympics. Featuring band Eyebrow from Bristol, who, using only a drum kit, a trumpet and a gaggle of stomp boxes create music of ‘cinematic grandeur’.This alternative take on a festival will allow people to show their creative side and enjoy the festival vibe all at once. The event will run until August 12 in Weymouth and August 29- September 9 in Portland. More info at

With Sophie Prescott Nass may be over, but another Relentless festival remains with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Fresh and Maverick Sabre - this year’s Boardmasters is unmissable! This Cornwall-based travelling tea-party is a great quirky alternative for parties and special occasions - or just the perfect excuse for an adorable vintage cream tea!

www.thevintagestorestives. com From ‘Vintage Cream’ to ‘The Vintage Stores’... looking to add some truly unique touches to your home? Take a visit to The Vintage Store in St Ives Lastly, we have kooky vintage afficionado, Paloma Faith who has been announced to be returning to Plymouth Pavilions in February 2013 - get your tickets quick!

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SOULJAM SOULJAM is a new monthly soiree of deep, soulful house music and will land in Plymouth this month. The events promise to deliver only the finest DJ’s and live artists from around the globe. On every last Friday of the month at DBS Live (formerly the Hippo). For more information visit or www.facebook. com/souljam


DANCE ACADEMY OWNER VOWS TO REOPEN VENUE Plymouth’s Dance Academy owner, Manoucehr Bahmanzadeh, was freed from jail at the end of last month, after serving nearly half of a nine year sentence for allowing his Union Street nightclub to be used to sell drugs and says he wants to bring the club back to life as soon as possible. The large Grade II listed building on Union St has been closed since police raided it in May 2006 and it has been deteriorating ever since, but it hasn’t worsened to the condition it was in when Manoucehr originally brought it when it had no roof. In it’s clubbing heyday the Dance Academy was crowned ‘Club of the Year’, for the West region, by Mixmag (2004). It boasted room for 1,300 clubbers, seven bars, two rooms, three balconies and welcomed the likes of Carl Cox, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes, Roni Size, Grandmaster Flash and Sasha to popular nights such as Eyecon and Legends of the Dark Black. Fingers crossed it comes back to life soon.

The event which is to be held in Plymouth, will feature a huge variation of events, including Author and Publisher meet and greets, workshops and alternative talks on subjects such as Illustration. The festival will run from the Sept 15-23 but with a special event on 23rd Sept which includes Film scores and songs from The Ten Tors Orchestra, who will be joined on stage by special guest & star of Broadway, Ruthie Henshall. Tickets for this special day event are £25.

WATCHET MUSIC FESTIVAL Watchet LIVE returns for its Sixth year as West Somerset’s largest outdoor music event from the 26th-28th of August. This year we will see acts such as Babyhead, Blockhead and The Wurzels! The famous Croissant Neuf solar powered venue will have pride of place, along with other stages for over 50 live acts to perform on. A lovely family festival complete with onsite camping. Tickets are £45 and more info can be found at

OVER THE HILL Looking for a festival to see the summer out in style with? Over The Hill is just the ticket taking place on August 31 - September 2 at Perran Quay Touring Park in Newquay with a bunch of top acts including Rude Tiger, Hold the Sun, Action for the Promise Club and loads more, for just £12. yep, that’s £12 for a weekend camping ticket, which includes free camping for campervan and motorhomes! Thankfully there will be canopied stages in case the dreaded rain returns, as well as beer tents, surfing & bronco simulators. A wide range of food and drink outlets will be on site also. Get your ticket at and see you there! News compiled with the help of Charlotte Turner

HARDCORE WEEKENDER HTID SUMMER GATHERING RETURNS TO NEWQUAY Not for the faint hearted, the HTID Summer Gathering features a huge array of hardcore and hard style DJ’s, including Re-Con, Hixxy and DJ Sy as they take over Trevelugue Holiday Park in Newquay. This year we see the Zone Bar, a place to meet drink and socialise, as well as a hardcore beach party on Fistral Beach. Tickets start from £85 - for your own lodge too! The event runs from 21-24 September, with more information and tickets from www.


This year’s Brisfest sees De la soul and Beardyman as the headlining acts! And if that’s not enough to get you excited acts such as Babyhead, Roni size and Dynamite MC will be tickling your eardrums too over the weekend. The bands will play over 11 stages along with comedy acts, with everything you expect from a music festival. This year the event will be held in a GRASSY area- no more hard concrete venue! Brisfest will run on September 22 - 23 with tickets at £31 – win yours at



NASS @RelentlessNASS So that’s NASS! Parks being dismantled, athletes off home. You lot get dry and have a rest, you deserve it. Love to all, you made NASS 2012 Looks like NASS was a great success this year, despite it being a total mudbath! example @example Cornwall has no idea what 3G is. No offence. Just stating facts. Eden Project was lively last night. Thanks to all who came down Example was one of the first acts playing for Eden Sessions this year - seemingly without mobile internet, though. Eden Sessions @ TheEdenSessions @chaseandstatus are killing it! PnqZhHHH Also on the lineup were drum & bass duo Chase and Status, who never fail to raise the roof live. Labrinth @ Labrinthda1st #EdenSessions wicked show lets do this again sometime Labrinth returned to the South West again, this time warming up for Chase and Status. Kingsurf Surf School @ KingsurfNewquay The weather and waves are looking good in #mawganporth today :-) A rare spot of good weather in the UK this Summer...? Head on down to Newquay if you fancy learning how to surf with Kingsurf Surf School! Tom Daley @ TomDaley1994 Going to pick up my Olympic kit today :D @adidasUK can’t wait!!! This kit is definitely making me excited to #takethestage :) The Olympics are closer than ever - but will home-grown talent Tom Daley be able to win gold for Team GB? Can’t wait!

LOOE MUSIC FESTIVAL A real classic of a festival, with headliners the Levellers and The Stranglers, amongst many more awesome acts. This little nonprofit festival is a real goodun, and seeing as the festival has only been running for one year its fast becoming the most sought out festival. With over 60 bands and music on the beach, what’s not to love? The festival runs from September 21 - 23. Tickets are a steal at £40, and more info can be found at

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APHEX TWIN TO HEADLINE BANGFACE WEEKENDER Bagface will feature three music areas along with the pub having a great outdoor terrace overlooking the valley. As well as this an onsite outdoor heated pool will appear, but the big extra activity is now the Bangface secret Beach Party. Headlining act is Cornwall’s finest: Aphex Twin who are set to blow minds, along with an impressive line up with acts such as Venetian Snares, Die Antwood and DJ Yoda. This one is set to literally make your face bang. Tickets are £150 for camping. More info and tickets at

Plymouth Pavilions @ PlymPavilions Just been checking out the line up from Radio 1’s Hackney weekend, we’ve had 11 headliners here, with 3 still to come! events/e9wmxj/performances Forget Hackney, Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Rizzle Kicks will all be performing in our very own Plymouth by the end of 2012! leopallooza @ LEOPALLOOZA listening to @ FENECHSOLER as we work out whether seeing them on the ‘pallooza stage will be awesome or superawesome? Hmm, I’m betting on them being superawesome!

DJ FRESH The Drum n Bass legend talks to 247 Editor, Rachael D’Cruze about writing for Rita Ora, pushing boundaries, collaborating with Dizzee Rascal and performing with a full band, ahead of his set at Boardmasters this month You can’t go anywhere without hearing your track ‘Hot Right now’ featuring Rita Ora – it’s a real summer anthem – did you write it with Ora in mind? Yes! Rita has this incredible energy and she’s obviously a fantastic singer. I wanted to work with someone different – not the usual run of vocalists, and for me it was all about the voice – and Rita delivered an amazing vocal. She’s exactly the kind of artist that a producer wants to work with and we had great fun in the studio. ‘Hot Right now’ is comparably more pop that drum n bass – it’s gone down a storm with the hardcore too though – is this something you were apprehensive about and can we expect more tunes in this slightly more mainstream genre? I’ve always wanted to push things forward, and for me it’s just something different in terms of direction. What I wanted was something that had a strong, British feel to it, something that represents the musical mix that we’re lucky enough to have in the UK. Is pushing boundaries in music something you have always been about? Yes, definitely. I’ve never wanted to stand still. I’m really excited about making music and I feel like I’m no longer holding back. Nextlevelism has the kind of mix that represents where my head’s at right now – drum n bass, hip hop, rock, pop – all filtered through my sound. How did the collaboration with Dizzee Rascal come about for the latest single? He was someone I really wanted to work with so we approached him with the instrumental to see if he’d want to rap on it. He came back straight away and said yes. Delivered a great vocal and that was that. One of the most down to earth guys I’ve worked with and one of the hardest grafters. We’re working on something else at the moment… Your third studio album, ‘Nextlevelism’, is out in two months time and your guests on the album read like the who’s who of the music industry with Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green and The Fray, Rizzle Kicks, Ms Dynamite, Juliette Lewis, Adam F & Michael Warren, Liam Bailey, Ayah Marar, Sian Evans, Fleur and of course Rita Ora all making an appearance – is there anyone you



haven’t worked with yet that you’re keen to get in the studio with? We managed to get most of them for this one! I’d love to do something with Jay Z, Coldplay or Calvin Harris. They’re each leaders in their field.

different to when you DJ now – where was it and what was it like? Blimey, can’t remember! Think it was a mate’s house party. I guess the main difference is that these days you end up being pretty removed from the crowd.

As well as the first No.1 singles in both drum & bass and dubstep, you’ve been awarded ‘Best Producer’ at the Drum & Bass Awards and ‘Best Dance Act’ at this year’s Urban Music Awards – do you have to pinch yourself sometimes? Haha, I don’t much time to stand still and think about it. But that’s a good thing. Never rest on your laurels and always focus on the future.

How do you prepare and get yourself revved up for your live shows and how do you find? I love performing with the band and it’s an honour to share the stage with them. Touring together means you get a real sense of camaraderie that you don’t have when you’re djing solo. We haven’t perfected a group huddle or pre-show ritual yet, but we’re working on it. Messy is usually the one who hypes us up before we walk on stage.

Do you still keep in touch with your bad company mates that you originally started out with in the drum n bass scene? And how do they view your success? Yes, I still speak to everyone – even if it’s just tweeting each other while on tour. Not sure how they feel, I haven’t asked directly! We bet the first gig you ever played was mighty

What can people expect from your Boardmasters show? There is a strong and committed drum n bass crowd in the SW! I’ve always loved playing in the South West, definitely a lot of love for the scene there - always has been. We’ll be dropping a lot of the new album and generally trying to tear it up as much as possible. Lastly, how does DJ Fresh keep fresh in every sense? I keep listening to new music and always look out for something that’s interesting – it could be anything really - a new track, a new sound, a bit of software, artist, whatever. My motto is stay hungry!

The Feeling’ is released late September and ‘Nextlevelism’ is out early October. See DJ Fresh at Relentless Boardmasters, August 10 – 11, in Newquay. See for more info and tickets and check out

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Festival folk favourite Frank Turner tells 247’s Laura Williams why he loves playing the South West, as he prepares to play TWO festivals in one day – Beautiful Days and Strummer of Love. He also muses over why his repertoire goes down so well at festivals... You’re in the South West a fair bit this summer – what is it about the region that attracts you? I have family links with the area on my mum’s side, and I spent a fair amount of my summer holidays in Cornwall, Exeter, Somerset and the like. For some reason it’s an area that I personally think of being very English, for whatever that’s worth. It’s a beautiful, peaceful land. I could get lost down there for a long time. As amazing as your headline gigs are, there’s something about a festival setting which brings your music to life – what do you think it is? I think (if I can get away with saying this myself) that my music, and especially my live shows, are characterized by a sense of community, or togetherness, or whatever the hell you want to call it. Festivals trade off that idea in and of themselves anyway, there’s an escapism about being on that side of the fence. Put the two together and I guess you have something special.

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You’re quite heavily involved with Strummerville (we saw you at their London festival, which was fab), tell us about that... The Strummerville crew are friends of mine anyway, all good peoples. Aside from the social angle, they’re also involved in a great cause which is worthy of support. I’m really looking forward to the festival this summer (Strummer of Love), the line-up is nothing short of incredible. There are a lot of acts out there with a similar style to you these days (Bristol’s Oxygen Thief, Chris T-T etc), what do you think about that? I think it’s cool. Chris has been making acoustic records longer than me and I’d count him as an influence as well as a friend. Barry (Oxygen Thief) is a great guy, known him for a long time. I think it’s great when people express themselves and make good music. Your lyrics are pretty spot on a lot of the time, do you find it easy? How do you approach writing lyrics? Any advice? I’m useless at advice on this score because it’s not like I have a method or have ever been taught or anything. I just push syllables around my brain a lot, like all day in fact, it’s a mental tic almost. I’ve been doing it for a long time as well. I appreciate the compliment, incidentally - I am my own harshest critic and spend a lot of time worrying that I’m no good.

What’s the lyric you’re most proud of writing? And your favourite lyric(s) penned by another? Of my own released song, I suppose the words to the song “Redemption” are probably among my proudest; boringly enough, I have a massive pile of new songs right now, some of which I think are pretty good. As for words by another, well, we’ll be here all day if I get stuck in properly, but I suppose I can say that pretty much anything John K Samson (The Weakerthans) has written is nigh on perfect. I mean, come on... “As I stand in front of an unresponsive automatic door, it’s just another door that won’t open for me anymore”. Yikes. You’re a fan of covers, we’ve seen plenty of examples on YouTube, any more in the pipeline for the summer gigs? Maybe. It’s something that I like to let happen organically, just let them creep out of me when the moment is right, rather than sitting around plotting. I’m doing a Noel Coward cover for a split release with my good friend Franz Nicolay (The Hold Steady) later this year. That man (Coward) could write for sure. Wembley was obviously a big moment for does it feel playing there one minute and somewhere like Frome Cheese and Grain another? Wembley was great, but it was pretty out of my comfort zone, I’ve not done a show like that before, or indeed since. Ha. Shows like Frome seem like more fun to me on some levels as there’s less pressure - it’s just about showing up and having a good time. Finally, will you ever grow up? And what does staying young mean to you? I guess the two terms have more to do with optimism to me than anything else. I firmly believe in self-made individuals, people who seize life and bend it to what they want it to be. I associate that sense of possibility with youth. No surrender, basically.

See Frank Turner play live at Frome Cheese & Grain, Somerset, on August 16, at Beautiful Days Festival in Devon and Strummer of Love in Somerset on August 17, before he heads off on a US tour. Tickets are also now on sale for his gig at Hall for Cornwall, Truro, on November 30, 2012. More info at

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“I keep daydreaming about putting a really heavy brass band together, so perhaps I could get Colin Stetson to help me write some rock songs? Then Led Zeppelin could reform and we’d support them on their world tour.”

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Luke Ritchie 247’s Hannah Giles checks in with singer-songwriter Luke Ritchie ahead of his first ever gigs in Cornwall to talk the good, the bad, and supporting Led Zeppelin on their world tour. Luke Ritchie is a man of great taste: “There are a lot of things I love about the South West. It’s usually warmer, more chilled out, and I love the coast, all the way from South Devon up to the Western Welsh coast. I love Cornwall, and have never played that far southwest, so it’ll be a pleasure… you never know, it may even be sunny.” London-living Luke Ritchie is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, probably in that order. “I got into playing because I loved music, and decided to teach myself how to play my Dad’s guitar when I was around 13. I only really discovered I could sing quite a bit later, with the help of some tequila.” July 23 saw Luke release his debut album ‘The Water’s Edge’. What can you expect from it? “Most often, I’m inspired by personal relationships, occasionally the political, or the mundane. Hangovers are useful too. I enjoy writing, even though the process can be agonising sometimes,” he says. So how did Luke go from tequila to debut album? “It became more than a hobby when I finally decided to throw everything into it, and gave up the day job. I think a friend described it well when she said that music is a compulsion.” Given the choice to write about heartbreak or falling in love, what would he choose? “Heartbreak is easier to write about, even if it’s more painful at the time. It’s harder to write a song about love that doesn’t make people want to throw up.” “I’m just recovering from seeing Paul Simon at Hyde Park,” gushes Luke, when asked who inspires him the most. “He’s probably my favourite songwriter. The gig was fantastic, and the sight of someone still playing with such a great body of work behind him can’t help but be inspiring.” Who else is he rating right now? “I’ve been listening to Big Star’s first two albums a lot recently, as they’re a band I’d always meant to visit, but had never got around to. I’m struck by how fresh they sound for a band recording in the early 70s.”

As well as his solo music, Luke is part of The Golden Retrievers, a band he’s been a part of for a year or two, “I love collaborating with other musicians, as you learn so much. I keep daydreaming about putting a really heavy brass band together, so perhaps I could get Colin Stetson to help me write some rock songs? Then Led Zeppelin could reform and we’d support them on their world tour.” Apart from on stage with Led Zeppelin, where are his favourite places to play? ‘I love small, quirky venues, as well as big festival stages. One of my favourite pub venues is the Lion Inn on Blakey Ridge on the North Yorkshire Moors. It’s 14 miles from the nearest building, and above the snow line, so you can have some pretty special lock-ins.’ Luke has played some other pretty special gigs too; “Memorable lows include playing an inflatable yellow stage to some terrified toddlers, and one of the deadest gigs I ever played was with Ed Sheeran a couple of years ago. There were about three people in the crowd. He was crashing on the promoter’s sofa that night, working his way around the country. He made it the hard way!” With less than six months left before the world ends (apparently), how is Luke going to make it count? “We have a lot lined up over the rest of the year as we release the album, and I’m really looking forward to playing all the songs live. These gigs are really just the start, and we hope to have a larger tour coming up later in the year. I’ve started playing around with some ideas for the second album, as it’s just fun to be playing with the band. I’ve also been spending some time in Steve Winwood’s studio with The Golden Retrievers. We hope to have an album finished soon, so I’m really excited about that.”

Catch Luke playing The Taphouse in St Agnes on August 2 and B-Side at Bunters in Truro on August 3. Luke’s album ‘The Water’s Edge’ is out now, available on iTunes and Amazon and a host of other stores all listed on his website -

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Lloyd wears Bang Out Slub Polo, £37 by Volcom (just seen) and Swisher Jacket, £70 by Volcom.

Lizzie wears Thelmas top, £40 by 55DSL, Foster Gal 2’ Board Shorts, £34 by Volcom, Authentic Classics, £45 by Vans and holds Spicoli sunglasses, £15 by Vans.

Lloyd wears 7 Chip tee, £2 by Rhythm and Ounce by Trunks, £55 Rhythm.

Chloe wears Pink Foster Ga l 2’ Board Shorts , £3 Willow tee, £2 4 by Volcom, 5 by O’Neil, Ba to Basic Win ck dbreaker, £6 2 by Volcom and and Authentic Classics, £45 by Vans.

Gina wears Rainbow Hi-lo Halter Maxi and Arabella wears Chained Gyal Jumpsuit, by Kuccia

Chloe wears V.Co Lives Tank, £32 by Volcom, Bellflower Knit cardi, £60 by O’Neil and Frochikie shorts, £42 by Volcom.

Chloe wears V.Co lives vest top, £30 top Volcom and Echo Beats jeans, £70 by Quicksilver and bag from a selection at Volcom.

Lizzie wears Back to Basic Windbreaker, £62 by Volcom, Thelmas top, £40 by 55DSL and Spicoli sunglasses, £15 by Vans.

Lizzie wears Sweet Nothing Tank, £30 by Volcom, Bouyance jacket, £85 by Supremebeing, Prenzy Pantaloni Sweats, £59.99 by 55DSL and Authentic Classics, £45 by Vans.

Chloe wears Echo Beats jeans, £70 by Quicksilver, Forcus vest top, £30 by Roxy and Bellflower Knit, £60 by O’Neil.

Chloe wears V.Co lives vest top, £30 top Volcom, Bouyance jacket, £85 by Supremebeing and sunglasses from a selection at Betsey Johnson.

Lloyd wears Rendre Visible tee, £25 by RVCA with model’s own jeans.

Photography: Emily Whelan Direction: Rachael D’Cruze Models: Chloe Ama, Lizzie Gard & Lloyd Moore Hair & Make-Up: Jo & Jess at Arena Hair Salon Arena Hair Salon, 52 Ebrington Street, Charles Cross, Plymouth 01752 250025 Thanks to: Carly Truss at Cano e Inc

Lloyd wears Vista tee, £29 by Rhythm, Jaunty Yellow Jacket, £45 by Bench, Remer jeans, £62 by Analog, Superbreak Hedge Green Frontier Plaid rucksack (just seen), £29.99 by Jansport.

Stockists: Sessions: 26 church street Falmouth Cornwall TR11 3EG / 01326 211159 / www. Volcolm - www.volcomeurop Vans - Supremebeing Bench - 55DSL - Jansport - www.jansport. Quicksilver - www.quiksilvecom O’Neil – k Roxy – Rhythm - Analog - www.analogclothing m .com RVCA -

Sean White, 28 Top, Shorts and Flipflops: Ion

Chloe Drew, 16 Skirt: Topshop, shoes: Vans, top and jacket: Urban Outfitters

Jade Jose, 19 Dress: Topshop and sunglasses: Secrets (Falmouth)

Rhys Bonney, 25 T-shirt: Independent, shorts: DC and watch: Nixon Time Teller P

Izzy Finch, 20 Dress: bought in India, headscarf: Accessorize, sunglasses: Ray Bans (from Turkey) and earrings: Susan Crozier

Bethany Young, 16 Top: Urban Outfitters, skirt: American Apparel and shoes: Vans

Dr. Paul, 29 T-shirt: Billabong (South Africa), shorts: Quicksilver and flip-flops: Havannahs

Martyn Hudson, 24 Shorts: borrowed from a friend, t-shirt: Todd Francis for Element Organic and shoes: Nike

Matthew Stewart, Age 26 Shorts and T-shirt: Primark

Christie Sharrock,16 Top and shorts: New Look

Michael Broughton, 35 Hat: Osprey, t-shirt: French Connection, shorts: Farrah and sunglasses: Ray Ban

Katie Smith, 19 Hoody: Rivington delux, top: River Island, shirt: New Look (boys section), bikini: River Island and shorts: Topshop


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Music Arash Torabi


One Day I’m Going to Soar (BMG) A long time in the making, Dexys #4 finds Kevin Rowland in fine vocal form, with a fresh sound that picks up where ‘Don’t Stand Me Down’ left. His new band includes Paul Weller’s former sidekick, Mick Talbot (The Style Council) plus two of his former Dexys buddies. Rowland’s self-revealing and autobiographical lyrics have a sense of fun about them, and he shows his playful side in following ‘I’m Always Going to Love You’ with ‘Incapable of Love’. Only he can get away with singing as soulfully as Marvin Gaye one minute, and saying “Take your Irish stereotype and shove it up your arse” the next. A true masterpiece and a welcome return.


Canines (Fortuna POP!) Their label-mates include The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Allo Darlin’, but if there’s one thing makes these London-Brighton art-rockers stand out is a real sense of adventure. Unlike some of their peers, they’re not human samplers, and not content with regurgitating. On ‘Canines’, their latest album, you will find a high quality of songwriting, fused with thoughtful arrangements. Helen King’s sugary voice seems to contradict her unusual and often complex lyrics, and they constantly change the pace and the mood, so they never sound stale. Again, songwriting skills make this happen. Their boy-girl choruses are reminiscent of Los Campesinos, but Shrag have better songs. And ‘Tendons in the Night’ is the best thing The Fall never wrote.

Toots and the Maytals Unplugged on Strawberry Hill/ Reggae Got Soul (Metropolis)

Anyone with even the remotest interest in reggae will know how important Toots is: he literally invented the word, by being the first to say it on record (Do the Reggae). ‘Reggae Got Soul’ really sums him up! With a voice like his, classics like ‘Pressure Drop’ or ‘Sweet and Dandy’ have enough soul-power to knock you out, despite the stripped-down versions here. But a whole album of acoustic versions? They work better visually, on the DVD that comes with this. The rest of the DVD has a brilliant documentary (featuring Keith Richards!) on the great man, plus vintage live footage. Worth getting for the DVD: the album seems to serve as a side dish.

Stevie Jackson

I Cant Say No (Banchory) Stevie is The Man, quite clearly. An excellent guitarist, a member of the well-loved Belle & Sebastian and on loan to the Cobain-favoured Vaselines, it’s now time to show the world that he’s more than capable of taking the helm. ‘I Can’t Get No...’ proves that, and more besides. Packed with melody-driven songs and multilayered harmonies, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d just stumbled upon a classic album from the ‘60s, one which you’d never heard of before. Too many highlights to mention - and he displays many different styles. The Byrds-like ‘Richie Now’ is my favourite.

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James Yorkston

I was a Cat from a Book (Domino) Scottish blokes linked with the Fence Collective make some of the most beautiful music in the world – fact. I’m talking King Creosote, The Pictish Trail, and of course, founding father, James Yorkston. The songs are clearly borne of their surroundings (recorded in North Wales) and are brought to life by tender, yet heartfelt vocals – a la Belle & Sebastian. A long time coming (last album was released in 2008), this here album not only has one of the greatest titles of the year, but also takes you on a lush journey through a slow, poignant Sufjan Stevens style (This Line Says) to more upbeat Eliza Carthy-esque numbers (Border Song) and impeccable duet with Sparrow and the Workshop’s Jill O’Sullivan

The Fades

Ragnarok (Genepool Records) This one aint actually out until the Autumn – but we’re giving you a heads up here. If you like your indie with a bit more bite then The Fades are here to save you from nu-folk overload. Sitting somewhere between The Cribs, Symposium and The Hives on the genre scale, they employ solid drums, catchy guitars and sing-along choruses – harnessing an undeniable energy, which in places touches upon Biffy Clyro style vibes and even Clash sounds (‘I Love Punk Rock’). The vocals are at times deep like The Bravery and then are much more fun like The Futureheads, so much so that it’s pretty easy to pinpoint those influences which informed this album.

Chilli Gonzales Solo Piano II (EMI)

And now for something completely different, an album of beautiful, heart-wrenching piano music from the larger-than-life Chilly Gonzales. The comparisons to Yann Tiersen and ? almost make themselves. In places (Kenaston), it sounds like a soundtrack to some American series of the OC or Dawsons Creek ilk – and you’re waiting for the over sincere lyrics to kick in, but they don’t. As you listen to Chilly tinkling the ivories, you can almost see him playing in a dimly lit bar – it conjures up a very specific atmosphere and has the power to take you away on a wave of wonderful sounds. The only thing is, it’s quite difficult to remember specific pieces straight away.

Dirty Projectors Swing Low

Magellan (Domino)

If you thought you knew Dirty Projectors, think again; here we have an air of Mansun and Starsailor, with some subtle Americana in the vein of Jason Molina and Bright Eyes. However, it’s not all good. ‘The Socialites’ employs an irritating Nintendocore style ditty and rely on the vocals of Amber Coffman, who sounds a bit like a poor man’s Jenny Lewis. Things pick up straight away though, with Unto Caesar – a Teenage Fanclubby sporadic number, which wouldn’t be out of place in a US indie flick, starring Jason Gordon Levitt, then Coffman’s Kimya Dawson mimicked vocals come to cross that line between twee and irritating – except for during ‘Just From Chevron’, where they add a harmonious depth.

Aldo Vanucci

Freefall Collective Sounds Out Of Time (Supafrequency Records)

Freefall Collective have been banging away at this music genre called dance for a while now (I have either heard them play live or met one of them before, but I can’t for the life of me remember which one it is). They’ve done all the usual festivals and received props from a decent line-up of industry people, so up until now all the right boxes have been ticked. Right now I really need a coffee fix, but these reviews need doing and thankfully, this album has quelled my thirst as it bumps and bounces and gives off all the right energy. If you like the Dub Pistols and Dreadzone, then this album is for you.

Dope Demand

Red Fox (Jon Kennedy Federation Records) Every genre has its day (just look at how everyone is turning on dubstep now), but for people who loved it, their genre’s golden days last forever and now and then quality tunes come out which make you revisit older ones. While digitising my old vinyl, I’ve re-discovered some absolute quality downbeat, such as Massive Attack’s B sides and Doctor L’s early tunes, where hip hop met turntablism (and they brought in a vocalist too). This album is taking me back to those days, without sounding dated. If you like how hip hop used to be, you want to drift away or re enjoy a sunset (naturally in another country, as we lost the sun months ago) then this is an album for you!

Sleepin Giantz

Sleepin Giantz (Tru Thoughts Records) This album deserves to be absolutely massive. Produced by Zed Bias, legendary garage and dubstep producer, with vocals from original UK don dada Rodney P and always good to hear Fallacy, plus the odd guest like Jenna G, how could this not bang like a barn door? I’m not sure whether to class this as hip hop or grime or something else, but suffice to say the productions would bang in a club or at home; and if there is any justice nowadays this will be all over everyone’s iPods, computers, hi-fis and gramophones this year. If you like garage, hip-hop, dubstep, or just dark and dingy clubs then you should check out this album.

Greeen LInez Thingz That Fade (Disktopia)

There is something uniquely british about Riz Mc, equally there is a very british part of me that wants to hate on him for being so darn successful at so many things, that’s what we do, when someone is struggling we love them, the moment they seem to break through we tell people their earlier work was better or we preferred them when they played to 6 people in the back of a pub. Some of you might know him better for lead role in Four Lions and the new Plan b film but Riz Mc first got on my radar due to his music, a cheeky song called 9/11 blues. This album shows a more grown up and no less incisive mc that deserves a bigger audience.

Music Backbone

The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten (Mercury)

It’s business as usual chez Gaslight, as Brian Fallon pens ‘The 59 Sound’ Part Two while we all swoon over his nostalgia-heavy throwbacks and Springsteen stylistics. Indeed, it’s the same earnest grasping, the same figurative touchstones, the same arms-aloft choruses, the same lachrymal hooks, the same Jersey Shore tics. If anything, ‘Handwritten’ is the album that cements the band’s conceptual limitations. You may think that ‘Here Comes My Man’ is a departure but then you remember ‘The Queen Of Lower Chelsea’. At least ‘Keepsake’ finds our protagonist sounding more like Eddie Vedder than The Boss, ‘Too Much Blood’ packs a meaty sonic punch, and ‘National Anthem’ lays emotions bare. For a major label debut it’s a lot bolder than expected. Credit where it’s due.

The Fresh and Onlys Long Slow Dance (Souterrain Transmissions)

Psych-rock may not be thin on the ground in San Francisco but The Fresh and Onlys have taken it right out to the edge, drenching their fourth LP in more loving fuzz, shimmering jangle and country wooziness than this soggy British summer can handle. At times, a perfect example of what Gram Parsons coined Cosmic American Music, the shaggy foursome are equally at home with acid-garage bluster (‘Yes Or No’, ‘Foolish Person’) as they are with Coral-esque soft shanty (‘Executioner’s Song’) and ‘80s synth-pop introspection (‘Fire Alarm’). Few bands possess the wherewithal to genre-hop at will but The Fresh and Onlys not only succeed, they do so without ever leaving any tracks. Seamlessly bold and brilliant.

Call The Doctor Hands Will Shake (Glasstone)

They may revel in the dubious cool factor of being compared to the likes of PJ Harvey and The Kills but the reality is that Bristol’s Call The Doctor often sound more like ‘80s new wave also-rans, The Photos. Which, in my eyes, makes them far cooler. Led by New Zealand born Patti Aberhart, the band certainly comes up with the spirited goods: all needle-sharp guitars, inventive bridges and learned melodies. ‘For Your Leisure’ doffs its cap to their Riot Grrrl heroes, Sleater Kinney, ‘Take It Out’ is pure melancholy pop, while ‘The Otherside’ is indebted to Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ jerky strut. But CTD are more than just the sum of their parts; there’s a fair sized dollop of uniqueness here that shields them from any accusations of mimicry.


Ctzns (self-release)

Glasgow progcore trio, Citizens (not to be confused with the crappy London hipster ensemble of the same name), deliver a debut album with musical ideas spilling out into all kinds of artful, askew and arbitrary territories. But the vocals are strait-jacketed by that same old angsty manful wallop that you hear on every aggressive punk rock record made by people under 30. Sometimes it works perfectly (‘Try Harder’, ‘New Punks’), but for the most part it undermines the band’s fierce intelligence (‘Habitual Smoker Blues’, ‘Distance Blues’). Citizens are clearly blessed with a sonic expertise that manages to combine Fugazi, Shellac and Gallows into a head-scratching and head-banging whole. All they need now is to take the same chances with their voices.


Empty Pools Bristol art-rockers, Empty Pools, are the point where Sleater-Kinney make a grab for the coasting indie sensibilities of Pavement only to land upon something altogether quite unique and special. Indeed, the quartet may mine a rich seam of Stateside-centric, off-kilter pop music but they do it so well as to not invite any accusations of pastiche. ‘Exploded View’ is sublime - an unfussy yet clever arrangement, a dash of Karate-esque dissonance and oodles of melody; while ‘Vanderbilt Cup’ is a deceptively pretty paean, but you have to know how to look at it to fully appreciate the beauty. There’s no reason why a band of this calibre won’t attain the giddy heights of their Sub Pop peers. Here’s hoping.

Sophie Flynn Somewhere in the no-woman’s-land between Kate Nash and Regina Spektor you’ll find Cornish songstress, Sophie Flynn. But do we really need a whimsical nonchalance and off-beam melody combo? Not when it’s done with this kind of self-conscious flakiness, where the whimsy turns to flimsy at the drop of an Edie Brickell refrain, and where singing is reduced to a series of hiccups and folksiness that grate within seconds. ‘USI’ takes Spektor’s inflection to saccharine sweet depths; ‘Paper Shredder’ is more twee than Jon Pertwee’s tweezers - Flynn trying her hardest to deliver true life snippets with a studied detachment; while ‘Cliches’ is a lamentable trudge through Brokenheartsville that should be confined to the bed from which it whimpered.

Burning Bandits burningbandits If you’re fed up with soft-sacs strumming acoustic guitars and warbling any old earnest-sounding shite over the top then you’re gonna hate Burning Bandits. The Bristol duo’s EP, ‘The Mirror Can’t Look Me In The Eyes’, is rife with the sort of thing that terminally oversensitive emo-niks play around campfires just when you’re about to get lucky. No inventiveness, no drive, no guts, no glory; it’s the aural equivalent of a tepid shower. If there was a campfire in this room I’d toss this wretched artifact on top. In the meantime, songs like ‘St Etienne’ will serve to remind us of how bad things can get when you allow people to use the word ‘troubadour’ at will.

One Eyed Jacks Hey, One Eyed Jacks, if you’re going to mention The Dismemberment Plan then at least have the decency to be nothing less than fucking great. Alas, the Bristol quartet have little vestige of such post-punk brilliance on their debut EP, ‘Welcome Aboard The Argo’. But it’s certainly not all bad. ‘The Kid Can’t Keep Time’ boasts a celestial middle eight and ‘Cora’s Nova Scotia’ has some smart rhythmic flourishes that hint at the gentle melancholy of TDP. Whether Lee Everson’s overcooked vocal style will ever settle into the developed music is another matter. I’d suggest that the band go back and remind themselves of their influences and realise that Chris De Burgh isn’t one of them.

Jam + Spoon - Follow Me (Remixes) (Wall Music) The original of this shouldn’t need an introduction to most of you, as Jam + Spoon catapulted their way into the UK Charts with release after release of prime time, yet commercially edged productions (as well as some killer B-Sides.... ‘Keep On Movin’ anyone?!). ‘Follow Me’ started life that way back in 1993, and although this reviewer is too young to remember the success it had, many leading names of the genre are still playing ‘Follow Me’ out to date. Wall Music in Germany have wisely decided to release some new remixes, with remixer of choice being Perc, who takes the track and gives it a darker, techno reworking, with that haunting melody from the original still in place.

Wragg - Awoken (Atmosphere)

Taunton’s Atmosphere continue their reign as one of the most in demand hard trance labels in Europe with this, the first of many releases to come from them over the summer (or lack of, judging by the amazing weather we are having (!) season). This time it’s the debut solo production from label boss Wragg since him and Log:One decided to sadly part ways earlier in the year. ‘Awoken’ certainly proves the naysayers wrong and demonstrates that Wragg is more than capable of making a tune by himself, and with dark haunting synths, twisted vocals and a deep resounding kick and bass, this has worked wonders when played out and is definitely the start of many great things to come. Paul

Trainer – Outbound

(Discover White Label)

To be fair when I first saw ‘Outbound’ waiting to be checked out, there was an initial haste, as Discover’s output has the ability to sometimes do something radically different, or just pale into insignificance and sound exactly like the majority of generic ‘here today gone tomorrow’ trance releases out there. Thankfully ‘Outbound’ surmises what is wrong with most of the trance being released today, and firmly sticks two fingers up in that direction. Where myself and peers miss trance releases with edgy percussion, gorgeous melodies and an unrelenting drive, whilst being left feeling empty when playing a good 85% of releases out there, this one has it spot on and has been championed in every set since hearing.

DJ Audy - Taiko Mission (Diablik Mix) (Tech Fu) Canada’s DJ Audy has had an awesome year, releasing material that manages to fuse techno and hard trance nicely. The original of ‘Taiko Mission’ caused quite a stir when released, and now Ukrainan export ‘Diablik’ has given it a new lease of life with a glitchy techno reworking that simply has to be heard. OK, it’s not perfect, and a boost in the bass department when mastering would have given this an additional sparkle that made it stand out even more, but for something to kick start your sets and leave people wondering ‘what on earth was that?’, this is definitely the track. Check out the trance-tastic remix of Agami Mosh from local wonder Nick The Kid as well.

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Live Weds 01 Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Our

fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all

performers, turn up and play!

Thurs 02 Exeter LEMURIA Cavern, Queen St, 8pm1am, £6 Support from Muncie Girls

& Bangers

LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Hannah

Partridge, Tea Horse, Ollie Bowern & Rosie Eade. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by

local heroes Roger styles & Richard James.

THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free.

kick than a shot of Tequilla for breakfast!

acoustic scene with Matt Pocock & friends.

seven-piece party band with raunchy female vocals, a full brass section, funky bass, jazz guitar and more percussion than you can shake a stick at

welcome, no need to book

Plymouth LOST IN SPACE B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8pm, £3 A stomping

THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm St Austell BACK BEAT SOUND SYSTEM Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £7/£5 in adv. Local legends

back Beat Sound system need no introduction and are sure to once again pack the house and raise the roof.

Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night

with bands and DJ’s.

OFFICIAL LIVE MUSIC WITH SKINLESS FINGER The Office, 9pm-late, £3. With support from


Hosted by the amazing Sam Green

Sat 04

every week.

Bideford WENDY MAYS BOOM BOOM ROOM Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Soul/ska/reggae

Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing

Liskeard DEVILS CREEK Barley Sheaf, £free Stonkin old skool R&B outfit. Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts

each week.

OPEN MIC View Two, Vauxhall St, 8pm, £free. Hosted by Chris Davies

& Cy Brand

OTIS GIBBS B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 8pm, £8 Some people

refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been stripsearched by dirty cops in Detroit and has an FBI file.

Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing

dj night

Bude J ROBOT Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Funk,

Rob C, Josh Sargeant and Frankie and Debs

FREE CUBA PARTY AND IN THE FLESH B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails

with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more

WHITE RABBIT ALL DAYER White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 4.30pm-late, £7 With bands playing

including SNFU and Our Time Down Here. St Austell MAD HATTER 2.0 The Band Club

BLUE ORCHID Island St Bar and Grill, 10pm, £tbc

Fri 03

Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT The Oddfellows, 7pm-12am, £free OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free

Camborne MAD HATTER 2.0 The Clipper Bar Exeter CABARET VOLTAIRE The Bike Shed Theatre, £1, music from 10pm. Padstow SANDFIRE SIREN The Harlyn Inn. £free Dance rock with more

Mon 06

Tue 07 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Exeter LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, 9pm, £free. The Balding

Beanstalk of Soul brings you the créme de la créme of Exeter’s

LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing

some of the best local musicians, see for more details.

Fri 10 Bideford SONS OF GODS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Alternative

rock covers


musicians wanted, turn up and play. CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy Wed 08 funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, Exeter D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. FEL FIASCO Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Newquay BOARDMASTERS BEACH SESSIONS Fistral Beach, 8pm, £15 Opening night with Reel Big

Fish, supported by The Skints and Magnus Puto

Exeter SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting

some of the best up-&-coming & already well established bands in the South West. Expect a lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/Blues/ Acoustic in fact anything goes.

Plymouth CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican Nr Liskeard KNEE DEEP FESTIVAL, at a secret £free, 9pm. Fortnightly showcase of location, near Liskeard (location unplugged talent, hosted by Jessie is sent to you when you buy a Mullen. ticket) Tickets £25. Running on 10 Redruth & 11 August, the line-up features OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights a wide range of upcoming talent, Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all

performers, turn up and play!

Salcombe RYAN KEEN Island St Bar and Grill, 9pm, £5. Support from Chaz


Plymouth Thurs 09 THE ACOUSTIC CAFE Freedom Café, Freedom Fields Park, 7.30pm- Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 11pm, £1 (Bring your own drink!). Queen Street, £free. Hosted by With guests Jimmy Buddha Om,

Woolecombe IFUNK The Wave, Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park, 8pm, £free.

funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep.

Plymouth OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night,

reggae and hip hop

some of the best local musicians, Sun 05 see for more Salcombe details.

Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy

Liskeard ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free All players

local heroes Roger styles & Richard James.

including Willy Mason, Theme Park, Tall Ships, Islet, Stealing Sheep, Bear’s Den, Swim Deep, Peter & Kerry, Brontide and some up and coming local acts like Matthew & Me, Harriet Jones, Broken Boat and lots more. More info from www.

Plymouth AFFINITEE B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. Comprised of

top class musicians who share a passion for French music.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. The Labatinis, Jade

THE CREEPSHOW White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8.30pmlate, £10 With support from Dragster

THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free.

THIRST 4 LIVE Thirst, Vauxhall St, 9pm, £2 from 11pm. St Austell NED EVETT Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £6/£4 in adv. Ned

McKenzie, Jess Brown & Cross Border.

Hosted by the amazing Sam Green

Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing

every week.

Liskeard BLUE ON BLACK Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free The band

behind our guitars4life charity bash.

Newquay BOARDMASTERS BEACH SESSIONS Fistral Beach, 8pm, £15

Second night with Xavier Rudd, supported by Aruba Red and Sam Beeton. Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts

each week.

Salcombe ALBENAZA Island St Bar and Grill, 10pm, £tbc Saltash MAD HATTER 2.0 Livewire Youth Project Truro

& Graveyard Johnnys.

never fails to wow audiences with his unique fretless guitar playing, surely one to catch.

Torquay MAD HATTER 2.0 The Jolly Judge Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of

the best local musicians, see www. for more details.

Sat 11 Bideford THE BREAKS COLLECTIVE Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Funky rap hip hop jazz fusion Bude THE ADVENTURES OF Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Funk, reggae and

hip hop

Praa Sands Raft Race Pirate’s Party, Sandbar, 9pm-3am, £10 Pirate fancy dress

night at the Sandbar, Praa Sands. A warm up for the annual Pirate Raft Race. Expect funky house DJs with Coxswain Colin and Barnacle Bill, wild Pirates and much more! magazine | 27

Live Sun 12 Falmouth THE WURZELS Events Square, 8pm. Part of Falmouth Week, tickets from Newquay BOARDMASTERS BEACH SESSIONS Fistral Beach, 8pm, £15

Closing beach session with Black Seeds, supported by Yes Sir Boss & DJ Ollie Stratton. Praa PRAA SANDS SHELTER BOX RAFT RACE, Praa Beach, 12pm12am, £free Bit of everything

happening here, join in with your own raft or watch with amusement. Pirate fancy dress essential, Food and Craft stalls, Bouncy Castle, Volley ball, Live Music from Ocean Fever, Praa Sands boy band, Bugga, and many more, plus DJs as well as a bar on the beach throughout the day, finishing with a beach party dancing and spectacular bonfire late into the evening. Fundraising for Shelter Box charity. Salcombe LAND OF THE GIANTS Island St Bar and Grill, 10pm, £tbc St Austell BUSK OR BUST Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £free All donations direct to Tickled Pink to raise money for breast cancer research. The café is hosting some

of the finest musicians in the area for a busking extravaganza, open doors and all artists accepting donations in their guitar cases to go directly to Tickled Pink and featuring local musicians such as Ira Griffiths, Steven Havenhand, Kaj Skervick and many more.

Mon 13 Exeter ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free BIOMETRIX EP PREVIEW PARTY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £3 Support from Phrixus, 4Tune

Empire, Simon Says, Crypticz, Vital & more.

Falmouth SOUL SURVIVORS Events Square, 8pm. Part of Falmouth Week, tickets from Plymouth NIGHT VERSES White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 4.30pmlate, £7 With support from Flood

Barbican, 9pm, £free. Fortnightly

showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.

Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all

performers, turn up and play!

Thurs 16 Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS WITH THE WISHBONES Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Exeter FRANZ NICOLAY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £5 From New York City. One of the greatest performers

Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing

every week.

Gunwalloe LUCY ROSE The Barefoot Amphitheatre, TR12 7QD 6.30pm, £12 in adv from www. Liskeard SOUTHERN JELLY Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free. Second visit Plymouth ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts

each week.

Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing

Bideford GANG OF THIEVES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Rock covers. Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy

funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep.

Exeter OF THE GIANTS The musicians wanted, turn up and play. LAND Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free.

Liskeard Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free. Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The

Saltash THE WIRELESS Union Inn, 9pm11pm, £free St Austell OCTOBER Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £5/£4 A crowd

Sat 18

Bideford DUDES CLASSIC 80’s DISCO Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Bude HIP ROUTE Bar 35, 9pm, £free. 3 piece acoustic band Falmouth LEGEND Events Square, 8pm. Part of Falmouth Week, tickets from Bob Marley

9.30pm-12am, £free St Agnes AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB The Aggie hotel, 8pm, £free.

Sun 19

Afterwards, Summer Cellar joint with the Cellar Door

SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting

some of the best up-&-coming & already well established bands


Falmouth MARK LANEGAN BAND Princess Pavilion, 7.30pm, £15. Grunge

survivor Mark Lanegan has sung with Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, The Twilight Singers, The Gutter Twins, Soulsavers and Isobel Campbell and is the purveyor of a series of stunning solo albums. Blues Funeral is the new Mark Lanegan Band record, the first since 2004’s Bubblegum and already considered by many as a standout album of 2012.

Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night,

musicians wanted, turn up and play.

Wed 22 Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 8.30pm, £free. Fortnightly

showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen. THIS IS HELL White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8.30pmlate, £5 Redruth OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all

performers, turn up and play!

Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night

with bands and DJ’s.

Thurs 23 Bude ACOUSTIC SOFA SESSIONS WITH JIM KEIR Bar 35, 9pm, £free. Exeter LISTENER Cavern, Queen St, 8pm1am, £6 From Atlanta, Georgia.

Almost impossible to describe; somewhere between mewithoutyou, william e whitmore, hip-hop and some brilliant industrial band that never happened! LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Jules, A Cat

Called Elvis & John Matthew.

Salcombe BLACK FRIDAY Island St Bar and Grill, 10pm, £tbc

THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free.

VANADIUM Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £3 Supported by Mad

backline supplied. Please email pub for a slot.

some of the best local musicians, see for more Mon 20 details. Exeter

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launch, with his easy charm, roadworn voice and modern folk sound, the future is looking very bright indeed for this humble but most impressive British musical talent.

Tribute night to the Barley. Great covers with Bob Plymouth THE WIRELESS Black Jacks, South on Guitar.

Fri 17

Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night,

Plymouth ALBERT JONES B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £3. ‘Needs Must’ EP

favourite and her solid fan, you’ll ever see! Franz has been part October… It is true what they say, of and performed with The Hold October really rocks! Steady, World Inferno Friendship Stogumber (nr Taunton) Society and Against Me, but his GUMBEER FESTIVAL, Stogumber Cricket Ground Friday night £8, solo stuff has seen him travel the Saturday night £12 and a weekend world. pass is £15, Camping available, with LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, breakfast being served till 11... 8.30pm, £free. Guests Matt Stead, Expect loads of ales, and live music Simon Bish, Leo Collett, The inc Blue Orchid playing on the Morrisons & A Fine Day for Sailing. Saturday. See http://www.facebook. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 com/groups/74100532153/ for Queen Street, £free. Hosted by more info. local heroes Roger styles & Richard Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle James. St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night THE REVELRY JAM NIGHT The Reverly, The Quayside, 9pm, £free. with bands and DJ’s. Hosted by the amazing Sam Green

of Red.

OPEN MIC NIGHT The Junction, Mutley Plain, 9pm

in the South West. Expect a lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/Blues/ Acoustic in fact anything goes.

Hatter 2.0 and Death By Ki

Tue 21 Exeter CHICK RIDES ARTIST Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £4 Supported

by Honour is Dead and more tbc.

FOREIGN OFFICE Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £10 Psychedelic

acoustica from this modern day successor to the likes of Syd Barret and Mark Bolan. King Charles has toured with the likes of Noah & The Whale and Mumford and Sons and played frazzled electric folk which will appeal to fans of Devendra

Hosted by the amazing Sam Green

Liskeard JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free. All players welcome. P.A. & Plymouth EDD LANE B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. An accomplished singer/

songwriter with an arsenal of self penned modern folk tunes, this event marks the start of ‘The Sailors Escape’ UK tour, to promote the release of Edd’s Debut EP ‘The Sailors Escape’.

Truro LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing

some of the best local musicians, see for more details.

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Live Bay Holiday Park, 8pm, £free.

Fri 24 Bideford MAYBE NAKED Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock


Bude CARPETFACE’s DJ residency Bar 35, 9pm-1am, £free. With b-boy


Penzance PARTY IN THE PARK, Trereife Park,12pm-12am, tickets £10 in advance from Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466, Hairforce1 01736 366000, In 2011 Party

in the Park attracted an impressive 1500 revellers in only it’s 3rd year! With two stages of excellent funk, classic party hiphop, jungle, back to back entertainment from D&b, breaks, electro and dubstep. midday to midnight, Party in the Exeter Park generated rave reviews from GADJO Exeter Phoenix 8pm, both the press and it’s audience. £9.50. Gadjo is comprised of seven musicians bound by their Gadjistani 16 of the best bands of Cornwall’s live music scene, with acts such as culture, a rich and festive culture with bewitching rhythms and funny Hanterhir Gary and the Minefield and electro punk boy band Ipony dances, exuberant, theatrical with be playing, supported by melodies and a mish-mash of Small Town Doggers, Moonlet & the languages. Gadjo have toured extensively through Europe, sowing Lovemonks, Fuzion, Honey, Captain Skalet, Capulets, Punch Judy and their musical mayhem as they go, from gypsy-cumbia, balkanic-ska to Hilton White Line - check the event website for the full line up. There is reggae-swing and surf tango. NEIL & I The Reverly, The Quayside, a free shuttle bus service running every 20 minutes from Penzance 9.30pm, £free. railway station to and from the Plymouth THE WIRELESS Thistle Park venue and this events looks set to Brewhouse, 9.30pm-12am, £free establish itself as a firm fixture on OUT TO GRASS B-Bar, Castle Cornwall’s music calendar. St, Barbican, 9pm, £5. Bluegrass Salcombe MUNTFINGER Island St Bar and boys mean bad-ass business as Grill, 9pm, £free/£3 after 9pm they apply their amazing ability to well-known tunes. Like Plymouth’s Westward Ho! IFUNK The Waterfront, 3pm, £free. Hayseed Dixie. But better! St Austell WE ARE NOT AN EARTHQUAKE Eden Café, Whiteriver Shopping Centre, £4/£3 A brand new type of

night in St Austell, a collaborative night of music, art and words featuring Aaron Kent, Jack Wallen and others including live graffiti painting, which will be for sale at the end of the night and local artists t-shirts as well.

Teignmouth SANDFIRE SIREN Cellars Bar, Den Promonade Truro B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 8pm, £free. Weekly indie night

with bands and DJ’s.

Sat 25 Bideford GUNS TO ROSES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £10. UK’s No 1

tribute act

Bude SUMMER REGGAE PARTY Bar 35, 9pm, £free. With Bluejuice and Dave Stone playing the tunes. Harlyn SANDFIRE SIREN Harlyn Inn St Agnes SANDFIRE SIREN The Harlyn Inn. £free

Sun 26 Barnstaple IFUNK Claytons, 9pm, £free. Bideford SPECIAL SECRET SHOW Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £3. Special guests tbc Liskeard GOOD TIME JAZZ Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free. Plus BBQ in

the garden for this bank holiday

Mon 27 Plymouth OPEN MIC NIGHT The Junction, Mutley Plain, 9pm

Tue 28 Bideford JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £free. Liskeard ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, Church St, 9pm, £free. Open Mic.

No need to book, all welcome.

Plymouth OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Totnes BUSK FOR BOOZE Castle Inn, 9pm, £free. Open mic night,

musicians wanted, turn up and play.

Wed 29 Liskeard FOLK NIGHT WITH CORNCROW Barley Sheaf, Church St 8pm, £free.

Mike Harding “likes their stuff” – say no more!

Plymouth STOCKWOOD B-Bar, Castle St, Barbican, 9pm, £free. Ever since the

highly successful re-issue last year of his 1969 solo album ‚’Magician’ Plymouth-based musician Andy Leigh (ex-Spooky Tooth and Matthews Southern Comfort) has been developing this, his new band, with a surprising and individual collection of folk, blues, jazz and latin material together with some of his own songs.


‘Striking no bargains and making no promises

London anarcho-diehards, INNER TERRESTRIALS, are a band whose simple ska-punk-folk fodder is ready-made for the new age travellers, old age revellers and stoneage Levellers who gathered to spill scrumpy, hug merrily and wobble the night away (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 14th June). Thankfully, their ideological purity still carries some relevance in an increasingly cynical age. Representing their hometown, FJT proffered a similarly anticapitalist skankalong, proving that, even with the advances of sonic science, there’s always an audience for this kind of old school rabble-rousing. Next up, a workable combination of the mellifluous and the melancholy (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 15th June). Plymouth trio, WOAHNOWS, impressed with their early Tubelord meets early Razorlight powerpop rumble. Indie-folk quartet, THIS CALAMITY’s debut show ably showcased Martyn Crocker’s pitch-perfect croon and the band’s understated cadence. THE PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND were electrifying. If their keyboard-frenzied sex-pop isn’t being lauded over by all the BBC4 talking heads within the next five years I’m going to set myself on fire. The perennially solemn HEAD OF PROGRAMMES brought us back to earth with a contemplative bang, but it was no anti-climax. James Macgregor’s baritone burr carried the band’s REM-on-downers thrum to its desperately delightful conclusion. Freedom Fields festival was free fun for all the family, especially the dysfunctional family who live down your street and who seem to survive on a diet of premium strength lager and blazing drunken rows (Plymouth, 23rd June). The rain failed to put the dampeners on DAMERELS and their impossibly solid, and very interactive, garage punk grumble. Spiky trio, GIANT JOHNSON, bathed in the glow of a packed marquee; WEEK NIGHT THIEVES’ metallic groove evoked a healthy gaggle of dancing kids and kidults; and regional hip-hop crew, SCRIBES, laid down a sprightly threepronged vocal souffle. Meanwhile, over in the titchy acoustic tent, DR THUD’S REMEDY were dropping some trad Irish tunes with a tea-chest bass giving them a thick air of authenticity. Same night, at the White Rabbit, COSMO JARVIS was working his askew pop magic to the healthy throng who had braved the downpour. Reduced to a trio, Cosmo’s solid grasp of craft and creativity was no less impressive. Sunday afternoon, it’s back to Freedom Fields. And with clear skies above (true story) the hangover blues were quickly neutralised by DEVIL’S DUO’s amiable folk dalliance and the endearing, quintessentially English folk-pop of THE MAN WHO LOVES YOU. Which left HILLHEAD to finish things off with a mild-mannered bang amongst a veritable sea of acoustic guitars. The festival season’s love affair with rain continued apace with 2000 Trees (Cheltenham, 13th July). Punk’n’roll oiks, THE COMPUTERS, took it in their stride: frontman, Al Kershaw, succumbing to the mud to the point where his Daz-white shirt and jet-black quiff were reduced to the kind of thing you see at a Six Nations final. Before you could say ‘shitty wellies’, we were off again, bound for the Czech Republic and Mighty Sounds fest (14-15th July) where the music wavered gloriously between rock steady and rockabilly, Britpunk and hardcore, and FRANK TURNER’s folk-lite positivity. DISCHARGE, however, were a big disappointment. I adored them in the ‘80s and now here they were, messy and mushy, racing through gems like ‘Decontrol’ with the lamentable Rat on vocals, adding an extra layer of cringe. Thankfully, THE PEACOCKS were on hand to deliver a masterclass in punkabilly; while THE SKINTS put on a stunning display of LDN reggae that put all other contenders to shame. Elsewhere, ANTI-VIGILANTE’s ska-metal, BUSTER SHUFFLE’s music hall skank, SET YOUR GOALS’ fratboy hardcore, TURBO ACS’ nonchalant garage punk and SONIC BOOM SIX’s squeaky hip-hop kept things ticking over very nicely until the inevitable pass-out and plane call. See-ya bye. Backbone (

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It’s catered for the masses and become one of the South-West’s best night spots on a Saturday – but The Office Nightclub in Truro is now re-writing the rule book by launching as a live music venue on a Friday night. OFFICIAL live music plays out every other Friday night and caters for over 16s at every night! Owner Darren Hoare says “We just wanted to show off how much amazing talent the SouthWest has to offer with our headline acts and in turn give other groups a chance to play to a few hundred people by playing as support acts. So far this year they have already seen some amazing nights with BackBeat Sound System, These Reigning Days and an amazing beatbox group called DUKE. Other acts already confirmed for the rest of the year are the likes of Sandfire Siren, Rudetiger, Tom James, The Matt Collinge Trio, The Boston Plan, Everything Burns, Blue Horyzon and Black Friday, with another huge gig lined up for DUKE in October. The night is £3 a ticket or just £5 on the door with drinks promos and just generally a great vibe. For more information, check out or

The Office Nightclub, 1 Riverwalk, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AB. 01872 223163 info@theofficenightclub Tickets for all shows available from Zafiros or Frixon sports shop in Truro


9pm – late // £5 / £3 Over 16’s (ID required)

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9pm – late // £5 / £3 Over 16’s (ID required)

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24th FEEL GOOD FRIDAY with DJ Simon James

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9pm – late // £5 / £3 Over 16’s (ID required)

EVERY SATURDAY Cornwall’s Best Saturday

10pm – 2.30am // £5 (discount if you get a pub2club from Zafiros) Chart and all the best music, over 21’s only

SUNDAYS 26th Bank Holiday Super Sunday 10pm – 230am // £1, over 18’s night

in adv.



MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm2.30am. £4.50/£2adv available from reps and the student guild. Exeters biggest and best student night, every week is themed, check out the weekly themes on our facebook group - Monday Madness at Arena MONDAYS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1am. £free. Cheesy pop mash up! 6th August RAINBOW MONDAYS. Mama Stones, 9pm1am. £3. Pop, dance and disco with Ollie B & Iain McKenzie. LGBT friendly night too.


STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £2 drink deals! STUDENT NIGHT. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. Monkey T of Simian Sound playing guilty pleasures on the decks.


BOMB MONDAY. Belushi’s. 9.30pm-late. £free The finest in House music with DJ Justin Harris and all Bombs only £2 all night long makes this the place to be on a Monday night MISBEHAVIOUR. The Beach, 10pmlate, from £4,. Party tunes at Newquay’s naughtiest nght... SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm-4am, £4/£2. DJ’s Robin Parris & Proof playing hip hop, funk, party, breaks, indie, rock, dance, grime, R’n’B, reggae, D’n’B, gypsy swing kinda thing & cheap booze for locals! SUMMER SESSIONS. Level 3. 45. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Luke Gledhill & Tim Nice & Friends, Playing Funk, Disco, House, Electronica & DnB. FULL MOON BEACH PARTY. Berties. 10pm-late, £4 in adv. Party tunes, free glowsticks and good drink deals.


DROP THE BOMB. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £free all night. Featuring DJ Wonkey Ben bringing a totally new night of House and Electro. Bombs from £2! FUZZY LOGIC. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £tbc. Student night, big tunes, cheap drinks and loads of fellow studnets - what’s not to like about this?! WONKEYLEGS. Bang Bang. 2 Sherwell Arcade. 10pm– 4am. £tbc. The 10 year old club night rocks on every Monday with DJ Aldo Vanucci playing the biggest and best drum n bass and dubstep.

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BIG STUDENT NIGHT. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £4/£2 NUS. DJ Dean playing the party classics. All drinks £1.50.


STUDENT NIGHT. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free B4 11pm/£3 after. DJ Matt Wing + Guests playing Chart, Commerical, Dance ,HipHop,

Dubstep and more. Special silent disco on 6th August.



CAFE SABROSO/WONKEY LEGS & T.O.T.T.Y. Timepiece, Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am, £free. Salsa, Samba and Merengue with DJ Ricardo in the bar, Wonkey Legs in the main room with dubstep and D’n’B from Aldo Vanucci and the balcony bar is hosted by Take Over Timepiece Tuesdays with chart, R’n’B and cheesey anthems. CHEESY TUESDAYS. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-2.30am. £4.50 A huge slice of cheese from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s sandwiched in between all the biggest student anthems.


OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.


SUMMER SIZZLER TUESDAYS Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £free before midnight if you collect a wristband from Bar One and £4 after DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!


SUMMER BEACH PARTY Oceana, Barbican Leisure Park, 7pm-11pm, £9/£7 in adv. Special under 18’s night with giveaways, surf simulator, giant beach balls and Bristain’s Got Talent finalists, The Mend performing live.


MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge 8pm2am. £free Night of mashed up musical mayhem.



RENAISSANCE. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm-2.30am, £3. Chart hits & club classics.


STUDENT NIGHT. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 7.30pm-1.30am. £free. In the main room they go bananas to all the student disco classics and current cheesey faves. In the Balcony Bar they get down to the very latest urban sounds with JSR. This is a night run by students for students and proceed go to support student societies. EXETER MIDWEEK MINCE. Club Roccoco. 8pm-late, £free. New weekly LGBT night starting on 8th June. LIVE MUSIC - OPEN MIC NIGHT. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 8pm-late, £free. Hosted by Billy Bottle. NO SLEEP. Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 9pm-2am, £free. Classic funk, soul and old skool hip hop beats, with some added D’n’B, dubstep, electro and breaks.


OPEN DECKS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-late. £free. Hosted by Selecta Demo. All aspiring DJs welcome. SOUL FUNK & JUNK. Five Degrees West, 7 Grove Place. 9pm-late. £free. As it says on the tin!


MASSIVE UV FOAM PARTY. Berties. 11pm-4am £free B4 1am with handbag and heels! Party tunes with added foam... STOCK XCHANGE. The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4,. Party tunes and drinks from £1.


BIG WEDNESDAY. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 9pm-2am. £2. Hook up, kick back, rock out. £1 drinks deals; this night is rammed every week! The ultimate antidote to mid week blues! BOOGIE NIGHTS C103, Union St, 9pm - late, £3 NUS. Plymouth’s long running and most successful WEds studnet night is back for it’s 9th year. Founded by the legendery Kenny St James (RIP), expect theme nights, party games, and full on, no holds barred entertainment! COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, chart popping classics, great student deals, all are welcome to join in the fun. DESIRE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £2 from 11pm. DJ Jonezy and guests. NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and Party tunes all night long with John C With £1.60 drinks all night.


MOST WANTED. The Green Ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm2am. £free. DJ Max every Wednesday night. £1.50 drinks deals from 6pm.



BASSOLOGY. Shiners, 19 Honey St. 8.30pm - 12am. £5. DJs Conscious D, Scruloose, Vincent Vega, J-Damm and Guests. MCs Demonic D and Stranger, bringing you some of the freshest sounds in DnB, Liquid, DubStep, Neuro Funk, Jungle and Urban Mash up.


REVERT. Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10pm - 2am. £5. Student/local night with all drinks £1.50 all night!


HELLZAPOPPIN! Cellar Door, 4 The Quay. 9pm-2am, £2/free B4 11pm. Funk, jazz and electro swing with DJ Dodgy Style. HOLD IT DOWN. Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 9pm-1am. £free. Funk, Soul, Jazz, Latin, Rare Groove and bits inbetween with Mr Onion Matt Anderson. FUZZY LOGIC. Arena Nightclub, Summerland St. 9.30pm-2.30am. £5.Without doubt the busiest student night in Exeter. Playing the biggest and best tunes, with some great drink deals!! SCANDALOUS. Timepiece. Little Castle St. 10pm-2am, £2 B4 11pm with flyer/£3. DJ JSR provides the upfront freshness and youthful vigour while Aldo Vanucci brings you the biggest and best joints around.


THURSDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-late. £free. The best local D.J’s & Live Bands. MANGLED THURSDAYS. Upstairs at Mango Tango. 15a Killigrew St. 9pm-2am. £1. Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ Bass, House, Techno, Electro & Breaks with DJ T3chnical, DJ Jezza and Green Renegade.


SHANGRI-LA Berties. 11pm-4am £tbc Shangri-la Cardiff, the biggest House Music Event in South Wales is coming to the coast of Newquay this summer. UV PAINT PARTY. The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4,. Party tunes and it’s gonna get messy, you’ve been warned!

Penzance 16th August A-LEVEL

RESULTS PARTY Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-3am. £5. DJs Boris, DS & CQ will be hosting the main room, smashing out party rock anthems, modern bangers, old school classics and dance favourites. This is the full Sound resident DJ line-up. All the big tunes from the hottest DJs in the area.  This event is open to everyone, not just A-Level Students!


COCKTAIL PERVERTS Thirst. Vauxhall St. 7pm-late. £free. ROCK SHOW. H20, The Barbican. 10pm-late. £2. New weekly rock night from Chris Wheelie and guests. Expect unk, rock, ska, reggae and more.


BLISS THURSDAYS. 43/45 East St. 10pm-3am. £5. DJs will be playing all the floor-filling tunes!


PUB STAR. Zafiro’s. River St. 7.30pm-late. £2 donation. Sing your heart out with some classic karaoke. WEEKEND WARM-UP. L2 Nightclub, Calenick St. 10pm2.30am. £free. Start the weekend early, special drink deals and resident DJ.



VENUE. The Venue. The Strand. 10pm-3am. £tbc. Party the weekend away with this commercial night of dance and chart tunes.


FUNKY FRIDAYS. Caesar’s Palace. King St. 11pm. £4. All the classics, a DJ and no rules whatsoever.


BACK TO THE CLASSICS Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm3am. £5/£3 B4 11pm. 80’s & 90’s night, over 25’s but mature over 18’s welcome.


Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. 10.30-3.30am. £5. North Cornwall’s leading night spot with a capacity of 350 people and resident DJs Steve O...Smiffy and Wayne playing wide range of music from chart to dubstep and hip hop to house.


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Clubs St. 7.30pm-2am. £3. Expect everything from Indie anthems, alt Rock, Punk to Electro.... BUNGALOWED. Timepiece Balcony Bar. Little Castle St. 10.30pm-2am. £3 B4 12pm. Student night. Hip Hop, House, Electro, Dub Step. FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3am. £free entry with sticker/wristband. Feel good party atmosphere, get down and party on the dancefloor with all your favourite music - the very best dance, chart, party and RnB - and all your shouts, birthdays and requests! ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 Queen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different guests playing each week, check with bar for details. 3rd August MAGIC HAT STAND Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5 in adv. The Magic Hatstand is a unique night full of fun and mischief with a fabulous Psychedelic Hatstand at its heart. 17th August Disco Sucks Cavern Club, 8pm-2.30am £4 in adv. Great party with DJs Screaming Al and Charlie Goodvibes from The Computers playing the best in Soul, Funk and Rock and Roll - all with a vintage fancy dress theme! 24th August THE DEEP END Cellar Door, 9pm-3am £5/£4 B4 10pm/£3 in adv. Dubstep, grime, juke and bass music featuring Lenkemz (Senseless Records) and support from Dutty Dan, Mystery and more tbc.


Dairy. 25 Bretonside. PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. all night. . REDEEMER. C103. 103 Union St. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main room, special 10pm-3.30am. £2/members £1. Rock, Indie and Punk with DJ K-Rad, Dy Synn, DJ guests in room 2. JJ and Aides over three rooms. 3rd August SNEAKY NUTS SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. 11pm-4am. £5. Sneaky Nuts Promotions 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s are back with another night of all things block quaking five hour soundclash of House and Techno this time at Sound Club dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted Penzance .As well as resident DJ’s guests basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a the Drop DJ’s Lee Ellis & Ryan R, two of the single bound! South Wests finest will be gracing the decks. 3rd August QUENCHED 17th August MY HEROS Thirst. Vuxhall St. 9pm-2.30am. £2 KILLED COWBOYS Sound from 11pm. DJ Aaron Cook, Oli Power, Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £7/£6 B4 12.30am. Roska [Rinse FM], Sir Sean Moyles with guests for this deep house and techy night. Vinyl, Timbo Symons, Louis J and Awkward 10th August SUBKULTURE As F*ck DJs. 31st August ANDY WHITBY PLYMOUTH FREE PARTY Voodoo / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm / special guests.


Lounge, The Moneycentre Precinct 10pm-4am. £free. Free party with guests Phat Chex, Ekkotar, Snook, Blotta, Lesley Anne, Jackart, Raggadee, Steppin Razor, Wolf and Dan G. More info at www.facebook. com/subkuktureplymouth 31st August THIRST 4 CLUBBING Thirst, Vauxhall St, Barbican. 9pm-late. £5. Big night, big name guests, brought to you by Aldo Plymouth Vanucci. CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside 31st August HARD FUNKIN Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An BASS Crash Manor, Union St. eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ 9.30pm-4am. £6. For those of you Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. that like it hard, guests headlining include DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pm-late. Scorpio, DJ Kurt and locals Mr.E, Conz.1, Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Just Jack, Kane, Lady K, Lady Cubbz, Newquay Travis, Burgess, Searly, Jack the Lad and Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. FRESH FRIDAYS. Berties 9.30pmmany more. late, £free. Fridays have a Fresh feel about DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 31st August SOUL JAM dBs them with amazing £2 drinks offers to start 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident Live (formerly the Hippo), Bath St the weekend. If you’re a member It’s free DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, 10pm-4am. £6/£4 B4 11pm. A new entry with a new loyalty card all night . R’n’B, Dance and Hard House. monthly night of deep and soulful house with HOT TUB PARTY The Beach, FRISKY. H20, The Barbican, 8pmspecial guests Grant Nelson, supported by Si 10pm-late, from £4. Party tunes and a 3am, £free R&B anthems and chart music Gordon, Matt Vinyl, Gaffer & Aloma. Expect hot tub in the club... added live percussion and sax too. I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm- with James Jordan. FRIDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley 4am, £free entry with a handbag! St Ives Plain from 8pm-late, £free Different Newquays busiest Friday night with the best ROLLER DISCO. St Ives Guilhall. DJ each week playing a range of Trance, old 8.30pm-10.30pm. £6/£4 Back to in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. skool, dubstep, house and urban. ITS A FRIDAY THING. Belushi’s the 80’s theme, over 18’s session, Dj’s FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. 9.30pm-late, £free. For up front House playing the Best 70s ,80s, soul, funk, disco Royal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky music and things connected with DJ Justin and club classic’s. Tickets and info at grooves. Harris. FRIDAYS. Annabel’s KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall Discos-in-Cornwall-2011-W10569.aspx 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All Torquay St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers all night. Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The

FRIDAY NIGHTS. Toast. 18 Church St. 6.30pm-2am. £free. Something different every week with Get Up To Get Down with DJ Boogaloo & The Reverend Al Bean from the Solo Collective on Fri 6th, Mongolian Disco Show with DJ Ollie Stratton ‘You gotta expect the expected and the unexpected!’ on the 13th. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure. 3rd August SIMIAN SOUNDS The Watermans, 10pm-2am £free. Expect beats, breaks, dub, tech, glitch and bass. DJ’s playing include Morphosis, Monkey, Digityl & Treazon.

Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5 DJs Boris, DS & CQ will be hosting the main room, smashing out party rock anthems, modern bangers, old school classics and dance favourites. All the big tunes from the hottest DJs in the area.   Room 2 will be hosted by hard house dj Andy Whitby, with support from local legends Ashley Thomas and Greg Ziziqule.

12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation. THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ Jake with all the latest chart and dance. 2 4 £10 cocktail pitchers. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies £free all night. The biggest night in the bay. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 790 888 for a set. 10th August HINDSIGHT & ARMAD PRESENT PRIME MOVER ALBUM TOUR & IBIZA HEAT REUNION 2012 Bohemia, Torwood St. 9pm-5am. ££11 in advance from inc a FREE MP3 download with each ticke. Big night of trance and progressive with 13 DJ’s including Alex M.O.R.P.H, Nick Sentience, Charlie Bradley, Nick the Kid, Digital Slef & Tek-Tonic, Luke & Joel Heaton, Just Party DJ’s, Dean Griffiths, Franetic & Nitrix. HINDSIGHT IBIZAN HEAT REUNION VIP AREA - Due to the huge success of this year’s Ibizan Heat week with over 600 people heading out to the magical island, tonight the promoters will be reserving the VIP area of the club for everyone to meet up back on UK soil. Simply email your name to nickthekidhindsight@ to reserve your place in this area. You will still need to buy a ticket but spaces are limited for this. There will also be giving away FREE champaigne to the Ibiza faithful!


FUNKY FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free all night. DJ Tom Wills playing all the best tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all shots £1.50. FEEL GOOD FRIDAY. The Office. 10pm-late. £3. Start the weekend as you mean to go on with DJ Simon James. 3rd August REMIX PRESENTS FRICTION L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £6 in adv.. D’n’B night with Radio 1’s Friction from Shogun Audio, supported by Mr Nice, Klimax, Palm, Premise, Devinyl and Benny MC.



Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and party tunes with guest DJ’s every week.


5th JACKEBEATS 1st BIRTHDAY. Newmarket Hotel,9m-late. £7/£6 in adv. Dubstep, D’n’B & Electro night with guests Distorted Minds, Biometrix, Maxxi P, Luka and more.


KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm – 1am, £free. A night of Chart, Dance (inc. House, Dubstep, D’n’B), Cheese, Party, R’n’B, Oldies & Motown.


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Clubs guests playing each week, check with bar for details. ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party and RnB. INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With live guests. SATURDAYS. The Monkey Suit. 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. Guest DJs dropping all things funky. WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum & Bass to House. 4th August THE BASS PAVILION Rougemont Gardens, 4pm-11pm £13 in adv. Presented by Coalition, they take their popular club night to the great outdoors, with a big party in the park with guests Skism and Genetix, supported by Resonance Audio, Biometrix, Stokka, Dubl K, Mekanic and many more. This is a special over 16’s event too. Don’t forget the after party in the Exeter Phoenix from 11pm-2am too, tickets £3 or free to the first 50 main event tickets holders that turn up on the door! 11th August REFORM RECORDS CLOSING PARTY The Cellar Door 7pm - 3am, £6. Open since 1996, Reform Records is finally closing it’s doors for good this month, sothey are throwing one big farewell party and are inviting everyone who has ever been involved with the shop to come out and celebrate. Guests include N3GUS, Callide, KG, Mr Nice & Maxxi P back 2 back, Ben and Lex, Renzo, First Aid, The Magnet, King Farmer, Salt-Uh, Ollie Freshold, Lewah & Duncan Disorderly and many more.


SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night@ Q with the DJs spinning the best music for you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites for line-ups!

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Sandsifter 9pm - 2am, £7. DJ Derek playing his blend of reggae and roots, supported by Blacc Jazz and DJ Chewy Check for tickets and more details


DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. 10pm till late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. Special guest Luke Glehill on 12th May. GORGEOUS. Berties. East St. 11pm-4am, £6/£4. Cornwall’s largest nightclub is back for the 2012 season with a brand new Saturday night. Fresh from residencies in some of the biggest clubs across the UK our main room Saturday night resident Video DJ Will.B is back for another season at Berties! Witness the future of DJing as DJ Will B mixes visuals, videos and your favourite music up together from a wide

variety of genres including dance , R’n’B ♫, chart, party & floorfillers. KUNG FUNKY. Level 3, 3-9 Beach Rd 9pm-3am, £free. House, tech house & electronica with Tim Nice, Evil Genius & Friends. This is not your average Newquay Stag & Hen night out. This is where the locals go to party, they are a music savvy crowd, there for the music. Special guest on the 11th, Stephanie Sugarshaker. PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & retro tunes to shake your booty with John London PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Party night, with selected guests, see Chy Koola Facebook page for more details. SUMMER SESSIONS The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. Party tuneson a Saturday night. 18th August PARTY BY THE SEA Waves, Trevelgue Holiday Park 4pm-2am, £15/£30 inc camping. Hard dance party to raise funds for Help for Hero’s. Guests include Tidy Boys, Scott Attrill, Cally and Juice, Brainbashers, Cally Gage, Klubfiller (Hardcore set), Vinylgroover, Energy Syndicate and many more. Full details and tickets at 1st Sept PARTY ON THE BEACH Pt 2 Fistral Beach Bar 6pm-2am, £8. Following up their event back in May, the team are back to round off the summer in styel with a special Uban vibe, featuring guest Dr Syntax and LDZ aka LondonZoo. Support comes from Proof, Samiad, Crem De La Crem, Bruno Rnkin, Deckpest and more.


SOUND SATURDAY. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5 (non special guest nights only). DJs Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers!


SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake and DJ Badness. DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pm-late. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. EB’S LOUNGE Ebrington St, 8pm1am, £free. Plymouth’s Mashup king, DJ Contort blending together 80’s / 90’s / R&B / Hip Hop / Electro / Dubstep FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy atmosphere and dancing until late. PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. SATURDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley Plain 9pm-late, £free. 60s/70s/80s/90s Rock and Pop with DJ Neil and loads of drinks deals. SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House

& classic anthems over two floors. SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 floors of entertainment with live cabaret and discotheque. SHAKE Thirst. Vauxhall St. 9pm2.30am. £3/£2 B4 11pm. Resident Djs Aldo Vanucci and Kenny Hectyc. NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE 90’S C103 Nightclub, Union St 10pm-4am, £tbc. Two rooms of tunes with chart, party and indie rock. 4th August PREMONITION C103, Union St 10.30pm-6am, £10£8 in adv. Another hard dance special night with Lisa Lashes (Exclusive Xtreme Set), supported by the faithful Premonition residents. of Pete Kingwell, Tommie Quick, Dan Kelly & Nokturnal. 11th August ON/OFF, H20, The Parade, The Barbican 9pm3am, £free B4 11pm Tech house, prog house and electro with Aaron Cook, Ctrl B, Tom Jennings and Jamie Jones. 11th August SOULED OUT Plymouth Guildhall, Royal Parade. 7pm-2am. £10. The third instalment of this great soul night with DJ’s Frankz Mac and Sister Leonie playing jazz, funk, soul, reggae, R&B, retro classic and Tamla Motown. 18th August CLUB LIBERTINE PRESENT DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station. 7pm-2am. £20. Fetish and alternative club night with live band Viva Le Pink playing sexy punk, supported by DJ’s Matt Evans and SYN playing magic tricks on the crowd! Also there is a photo booth from Dazza and a special Boudoir to relax in. More info at www. 25th August BANK HOLIDAY CLASSICS, H20, The Parade, The Barbican 9pm-3am, £2-£4 Classics night with the legend that is Steve Edwards (Monastery/Warehouse/Sound Factory), supported by Tom Costelloe, Tommie quick, Damien James, Louk, Guy alexander & Rich Wright.

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THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.


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SATURDAYS. Bliss. 43/45 East St. 9pm-3am. £free B4 10.30pm with guestlist/£5 after 10pm. It’s the original big night out, with the biggest mix of Party, Dance and R & B.


THE GREEN GINGER. The Green ginger, Winter Garden, Fleet Walk. 9pm-3am. £1. DJ playing chart, dance and funky tunes across the bay. KINDA FUNKY. Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm-4am, £4 B4 11pm/£6 after. Room 1 plays R&B, Hip Hop and smooth Grooves. Room 2 for uplifting House, Trance and Dance anthems. SATURDAYS. The Venue. 13 Torwood St. 10pm-3am. £free B4 12am for members/£2 B4 12am/£3.

Attic, 13 Torwood St, 9.30pm-3am, £7/£5 B4 10.30pm D’n’B in the bay with Jaydan & Liz E from Tru Playaz, supported by A.M.C, Mr Nice, Ollie Freshold, Ginge and King Farmer.


SATURDAY SOCIAL. L2 Nightclub. Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £5/free B4 11pm. DJ Matt Wing in Room 1 playing Chart & Commerical. DJ Jason M & Snatch the Wax in Room 2 playing House, Electro, Party Breaks. Special guests on the 3rd with Fenton Gee, Dane Bowers and friends. CORNWALLS BEST SATURDAY. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm2.30am. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s,.



WORLD BEATS. Timepiece. Little Castle St, 8pm-1.30am, £free. Latin, Salsa, Afro Beat, Reggae, Arabic & Spanish.


OPEN JAM. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 6pm-late. £free. Hosted by Perry followed at 10pm with Titan Sound finishing off your weekend with PRESSURE DROP RootsRockReggae/Digital Dancehall.


NEWQUAYS BIGGEST FOAM PARTY The Beach, 10pm-late, from £4. As it says on the tin, with party tunes.

12th August

BOARDMASTERS CLOSING PARTY, Fistral Beach Bar, Fistral Beach 9pm-2.30am, £tbc In case you were wondering ‘where next?’ once the sun sets on the festival, you won’t have to look far because the DeluxX after party will be at the exquisite Fistral beach venue overlooking the bay in Newquay. Join the DeluxX DJs Live Sax, Beat Medics and festival friends for a guaranteed road block event!


HED KANDI. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5. Londo’n gtop house inght comes to Penzance, with a full club takeover, DJ’s Ashley Thomas and Snatch the Wax DJ’s. LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s music. SUNDAY SESSIONS. Revolution, Derrys Cross. 10pm-2am. £free. In the Club, DJ Jonezy (a premier south west Urban and RnB DJ) brings you his legendary ‘Sunday Session.’

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LOVE RIOT. Secret location TBC. 9pm-3am. £12/£10/£8. Having finally recovered from the mental sell-out Mazey Day Love Riot in Penzance with house legend Riva Starr, Love Riot are now preparing to blow you away this August Bank Holiday with another massive party, featuring a stellar lineup of Dj’s and Bands at a hot new West Cornwall’ venue. For full details, and earlybird tickets keep an eye on for line up and venue.

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Snapped Falmouth, or Falifornia as it’s also known, always provides a great night out, despite it’s relatively slim choice of clubs. Club International is always busy and popular with the local crowd. Photos: ELEANOR EDWARDS

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247 Magazine - August issue, SW edition  
247 Magazine - August issue, SW edition  

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