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Mercury Prize Devonshire nominee Seth Lakeman on touring

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EDITORS LETTER: After avoiding the premature Christmas histeria last month, we’re full of festive joy at 247 towers this month – we’ve brought the office dog a Santa hat…So, how are you going to celebrate this year? Giving? Check out our gift ideas on page 14, although anything from this month’s fashion shoot would do too! Going out? Head straight to our listings guide, page 29 – with over 500 gigs and club nights listed you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy! We’ve packed the magazine with as much content as possible this month – all your monthly favourites, plus interviews with Seth Lakeman, Kate McGill, Mr.Scuff, The Unthanks, new talent; Mark Nichols and Plymouth’s Olympic Snowboarder; Dan Wakeham. Enjoy!

Contents illustration by Cosmic The artwork you see here is the work of Cosmic, a freelance artist from St Agnes, Cornwall, who is lucky enough to be sponsored by Quiksilver and Pentel. When we spoke to Cosmic, he’d recently finished painting Bored Skate Shop (St Austell) and had done a great job too! While he was tight-lipped about the projects he’s currently working on, he did tell us he’s excited about the new “Drawing on Things LIVE!” events he has planned. Interested? See www. / Facebook: Cosmic Images


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 Northern folk sisters head to Cornwall

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Accoustic goodness
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It’s all about tea and touring with our favourite DJ, Mr. Scruff

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New Gallery Love art? If you’re in Plymouth be sure to check out the Relegacy Gallery on the Barbican. Opened by ex-Plymouth university student Rachel Edwards, she offers local, affordable and contemporary art and gifts. Head down and see what she has to offer! Lambing Live The Olde House in Chapel Amble, North Cornwall, are offering families the chance to witness live lambing! The Olde House is one of the earliest farms to lamb, due to their milder climate. The farm has self-catering accommodation with lambing offers at under £10 per person per night. The first season runs right up to the week before Christmas, with 300 sheep giving birth. When the lambs are sleeping there are plenty of activities on the farm to do such as; a farm trail, pet’s corner, indoor play barn, tennis courts, and an indoor leisure centre with a heated swimming pool sauna and whirlpool. For more info go to www.theoldehouse. Unusual Events New entertainments company ‘<Q’, based in Falmouth, have just had their first event ‘The Dark Room’ which was a party in complete darkness until 100 disposable cameras were distributed with the documentation available to view after. Their aims are to blur the boundaries between art and party and bring interesting, quirky, and unusual party events to the South West. ‘Like’ them on Facebook (type in ‘<Q’) for more info. Drum Theatre Wins National Award The Drum Theatre Plymouth and touring theatre company, Paines Plough (in association with The Drum Theatre Plymouth), were amongst the winners at this year’s Theatre Awards UK. Mike Bartlett’s play Love, Love, Love, commissioned and co-produced by the Drum Theatre and Paines Plough, picked up the award for Best New Play. The Theatre Royal Plymouth has also helped other award




Occupy protests grow

‘Anti-greed’ protesters continue to protest this month against inequality, corporate greed and to call for tighter financial guidelines and action over the gap between the rich and poor. Protests are being held across the world and the South West is holding its own. Plymouth protestors, who are camping on Jigsaw Garden, in the city centre, are willing to stay beyond Christmas to highlight the nation’s growing dissatisfaction with the financial situation. Nearly 20 tents have now been pitched and they are 25 protestors staying full time, with a further 15 camping between family and work commitments. The activists range from the homeless and unemployed to solicitors and businessmen. They are not there to cause trouble, as they have daily visits from the police and a self-enforced ban on drugs and daytime drinking. They have even set aside money to re-seed the area after they leave, as the intent isn’t to disrupt the area, just the corporations. For more info or to get involved go to http:// Meanwhile, in Exeter, supporters have set up camp on Exeter Cathedral Green and the church have even gone as far as to invite them to stay in the grounds, saying that they believe that it is a human right for people to peacefully protest.





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DJ of the Year Competition Opens Every year thousands of votes are cast to find the region’s top DJ and this competition serves to recognise the best DJ who over the last twelve months has been pleasing packed dance floors throughout the South West of England. With various venues opening and closing all over the South West and specialist independent nights finding it harder to survive, it has been a mixed year for the late night industry. This year, we have teamed up with to host the competition and make it even more open and competitive than ever before. Vote for a DJ that you feel deserves some recognition for consistently delivering to the regions dance floors. The DJ of the Year 2011 competition is open to any active DJ working within the South West and will open for public voting on December 1 and closes at midday on December 31. The winner will be announced on Monday January 9, 2012. Vote online at or

Give Jeans a Chance

With a fifth of the UK population living below the poverty line, Volcom stores are participating in a charitable event called ‘Give Jeans a Chance’. The event encourages shoppers to donate an old, wearable pair of jeans to either the Falmouth or London stores, which Volcom will then give to the Whitechapel Homeless Mission for redistribution. Drop an old pair of wearable denim jeans, or jacket, into your local Volcom Store until December 15th and they’ll give you a FREE Volcom Cap, DVD or CD. To find out more visit www.

Hed Kandi Head to Penzance Record label, radio show and international club sensation Hed Kandi is heading to Penzance for the first time for a full club takeover in Sound Nightclub on Thursday December 22. The event is sure to be big with full club decor, a confetti cannon, saxophonist, dancers plus CD giveaways - the full Hed Kandi experience. Headlining the event will be Hed Kandi’s very own resident DJ, Marie Claire. Marie combines her love of music and fashion and has played at some of the most legendary parties around including London Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren, and private parties for Jay-Z, Rhianna, Kanye West and Leonardo DiCaprio. Her set ranges from classic soul, rock, hip-hop to pop and she bindes it all together with house music - this is one not to be missed! We have a pair of tickets up for grabs for this event including priority entrance and a bottle of champagne. For more info and to enter head to

Live and Unsigned 2012 – Open for entries NOW!

Live and Unsigned is the As the UK’s biggest unsigned live music competition is open for entries now and there is £100,000 in prizes up for grabs - a must for any act or band with big dreams! The first regional heats kick off in January and finishes in a final at London’s O2 next summer, where finalists will share the stage with acts from Live Fest; London’s biggest indoor music festival. MusicRadar, Future Publishing’s leading website for musicians, is on board as media partner for the competition this year. The competition has £100,000 in prizes up for grabs including music equipment, a record deal, studio time, master classes and invaluable publicity across Future’s high profile music magazines and websites. The competition also boasts some fantastic festival slots too ranging from Italy’s Tour Fest, Supernova in Canada and Latvia’s massive Summer Sound Festival to UK festivals such as Beach Break Live, Bearded Theory, Cock Rock, Norfolk Spectacular, OsFest and IVYLIVE. Live and Unsigned is open to all genres from rappers to metal and every act is auditioned live, with those who make it through to the later stages performing in front of industry judges at some of the UK’s most famous venues. For more info and to enter head to

The Art Of Flight’ Soundtrack Now Available On iTunes 

Red Bull Media House presents “The Art of FLIGHT,” a Curt Morgan film. Two years in the making, this film gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. For the first time, viewers are engrossed in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains in remote corners of the world. After huge success of the film there has been huge demand for the soundtrack. With musical genres featuring a variety of music from still unknown acts to this year’s breakout performers, from pulsepounding beats to melodic instrumentals, it is available to download now in the iTunes store or at WIN: We have three copies of this DVD to giveaway, to enter, go to We follow them, so you don’t have too. However you can follow us at onedirection One Direction we have a name for the tour! the tour will be called, UP ALL NIGHT,we start rehearsals next week for it and we are soo excited. We can’t wait to see it when you come to Plymouth on January 5 next year!

BAS7Plymouth BAS7 Plymouth SOoo much going on tomorrow... where to start?! Keith Wilson talk... creative workshops... Ending early this month don’t miss out on having a look at some of today’s finest artwork... always something going on!

AFTPC Auction for the Promise Club Hey! Got a new vid out, really hope you like it? We do! Check out Cornish Rockers AFTPC’s new vid ‘Under China’ on youtube!

FifteenCornwall Fifteen Cornwall What festive food will tickle your fancy this Christmas? We’ll have whatever you’ve got!

SurfingCornwall Sideways Cornwall Amazing surf this evening here in Cornwall- well overhead and pretty clean- hoping for the same again in the Morning ... Grab all the updates for Cornwall Surfing right here... let’s hope it stays good! edenproject Eden Project Festive flowers with a twist you can cook with them: Cooking with flowers? We’ll be looking out for more quirky festive tips...

EventsFalmouth Princess Pavilion Mince pie, mulled wine and ghoulish storytelling on 22nd Dec. Scary Little Girls presents Shiver Smiths. £5 p/p, 6:30pm Follow to find out latest event info, even if it’s something a bit different on offer! Thefaunsband The Fauns Video: Lovestruck YouTube video - A healthy 50,000 views. Thanks to Chris Lucas for directing this snowy... Local band, from Bristol, The Fauns are ones to watch - check out their latest video.

Web Watch With UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders fixtures at home every month in the Plymouth Pavilions, why not grab some tickets with your mates and catch a match. Support a local team and soak up the atmosphere. This little gift and home accessories shop is located in the heart of North Devon, in Barnstaple. Check out their new website - great for buying quirky presents online. With Cranch’s sweet shop located in Totnes and Salcombe running since 1869, they have all the old fashioned and retro sweets we all love and you can buy on line. Flying saucer, anyone? American rock band ‘Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ bring their tour to the southwest this month in the White Rabbit, Plymouth with support from Hawthorne Heights on Tuesday December 13.

winners – the Best Touring Production Award went to Propeller for their all-male versions of ‘Richard III’ and ‘The Comedy of Errors’, brought to the stage with the help of The Touring Partnership. See www. Unique Boutique Art Market The Unique Boutique Art Market will be hosted by Exeter Phoenix. This ‘pop up’ event will take place on two late night shopping evenings, Thursday 8 and 15 December (5 – 9pm) and Saturday December 10 (11am - 4pm). The Boutique Market offers shoppers an alternative to the high street, with jewellery made from bottle tops and seeds; hand-crafted animal ears and paws, knitted hats and decorations, all made by local artists and crafts people. Great for unusual gifts. For more info visit Global Energy Drum & Bass Weekender 2012 Drum & Bass Weekender 2012 announces a brand new location for this year’s festival – Golden Coast Holiday Village, Woolacoome, Devon. Running from Friday 16– Monday 19 March, these are three days and nights of madness not to be missed! Full line up announced soon. See www. Five years of Covert operations Plymouth Drum and Bass night, Covert celebratre five years of hosting some of the biggest bass and dubstep nights in Plymouth in January. The night has seen guests include Roni Size, Nero and Chase and Status pass through it’s doors, and it’s birthday party is looking big. The team take over the UPSU on Thurs 19 January and welcome Ms Dynamite, Modestep (whose tune Sunlight is still doing the rounds on the radio), Friction, Shy FX, Brookes Brothers, Drumsound and Bassline Smith. Get your tickets from We have a pair of VIP tickets which include a free drinks tab on the night to give away to this event, enter at

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Seth Lakemam

Seth Lakeman’s trademark blend of traditional folk, pop and rock has propelled his name far beyond his native Devon. With a top ten album and a Mercury Prize nomination under his belt, he is now free from the restraints of a major record deal and able to create music his own way. He chats to 247’s Arash Torabi about his new album, Tales From The Barrel House and his tour. Seth Lakeman has released six albums in under ten years, which is quite remarkable in the current music climate. He explains that living on Dartmoor, which suits his style of working, allows him to kep it real. “My motivation has always been having music as my hobby”, says Seth. “I enjoy songwriting, so I haven’t been doing this for money. And living on Dartmoor has kept my sound away from the things that could have diluted it.” As well as writing the entire album himself, Seth also played every instrument on the record - the only outside input being from a studio engineer. And for that extra unconventional touch, he recorded it in a barrelhouse in Devon’s heritage centre; Morwellham Quay. “I guess it’s a reaction to leaving a major record label and regaining control - not that I’m a control freak! I wanted to find a space to record, which suited the subject matter of the songs: the old artisan and the craftsman. Morwellham drew more out of the songs, unlike a conventional studio which can be very sterile.”

“The Barrel House is all about the narrative, and how you can explore songs. It’s also about the people in the past and how they took such pride in what they were doing. It’s very lyric-led, with these quirky sounds that draw you in, and the one ambient microphone to really bring it to life.” 6|


So what are the pros and cons of recording an album in a well-preserved 19th century mining port? “There were challenges, because I recorded it in two weeks during June, when it was open to the public. But the instruments connected to the space in such a lively way. The room was almost the star, it played its own part. We only used one surround-sound microphone to record it, and it was interesting to see how the songs developed. As we pieced it together, we started using the tools around us.” By “tools”, Seth means it literally: the album features the clanging of ironmongers’ tools, used as percussion. “It wasn’t planned at all - at first I just thought the place would suit the songs, but then I started to use everything! There’s a

tool-sharpener, which I used as a shaker, and an axe which is like a snare - there’s allsorts. It’s quite cool actually, because there’s a certain element of freedom that comes with that. You wouldn’t normally do that on a record,” says Seth. While we agree, it certainly works with Seth’s new album - when they songs have storytelling quality, it makes sense. “The Barrel House is all about the narrative, and how you can explore songs. It’s also about the people in the past and how they took such pride in what they were doing. It’s very lyricled, with these quirky sounds that draw you in, and the one ambient microphone to really bring it to life” Artists through the ages have spoken about the benefits of recording on independent labels, and the maintaining of artistic integrity. Seth Lakeman’s new album is on his own new label, Honour Oak Records, and only available from his website. “I think the last record I did was misread and misinterpreted, in terms of what I was trying to achieve as an artist. I enjoyed making it, but it wasn’t wholesome - not like the new album. I think that was part and parcel of working with a corporate company: you have to make all sorts of sacrifices. But now I’m free to steer my own boat, and I’m not worried about the pressures of marketing.” On tour, Seth will be joined by a full band, showcasing his new material, as well as playing older songs. “I’m working with some incredible musicians, and we’re going to try and recreate some of the songs from Barrel House on the road. It’ll be a rootsy return to the stage. We’ll take a few of the authentic tools on the road, but we can’t take an anvil on tour! But I will take the barrel that I used on one of the songs, a wheel and also some props for the stage.”

You can catch Seth Lakeman live this month at Exeter Lemon Grove on Monday 12, and Falmouth Princess Pavilion on Sun 18. His brand new album, Tales From the Barrel House is now available exclusively from Seth’s website:

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You’ve had 24 million hits on YouTube, how did that come about? I started putting videos up on YouTube in 2007, and literally from there it grew and grew. I don’t know why or how – I’m just a very lucky girl! At what point did the YouTube recognition turn into something bigger? When did the industry start to notice you? I started putting up YouTube videos around November 2007 and it was summer 2008 when I first met my manager. He emailed me three times – I was only 18, so I didn’t know what was going on! Eventually he came down to Plymouth, I met with him and that was the moment I thought I could really make something of it, so I quit University.

In the latest Press Pack Sessions, Joe Biddle talks to Plymouth based singersongwriter, Kate McGill, about going from a YouTube sensation to a full time artist. Watch the full video online at

Kate McGill

Press Pack Sessions

Tell us about the competition 1Click2Fame I won the quarter-final which was a £25,000 deal and then the annual final, which was £100,000. It was a sponsorship deal that came with a lot of complications so my manager and I decided it wasn’t for me. They have helped me with the album release though; I’m still working with them now. Where did you make the album, and who with? I made it in a little place outside Bristol: Thornbury. My manager put me in contact with this guy called Daniel Gowdy, who was producing his pilot, and we worked really well together. It went from there really and we made an album! Did you work with any other artists whilst making your album? I worked with two other guys in L.A, one guy called Ted Bruner who’s written for artists such as Selena Gomez and Katy Perry, some really intimidating acts! Also another guy called Curt Schneider, who’s written with Lissie, they were so cool. Did it take you long to make your track with those guys? We started working in March and we had only around 3-4 weeks to do it so we worked hard to get it done, but it was a lot of fun. How was the video? It was great fun; we shot it in London in two days. The guys were really fun to work with. I knew that with the storyline I wanted it to be really sad, and the guy that I did the album with came up with this genius idea and I knew that was the one, I knew that I wanted to go with that. It’s so sad that it really sticks out in your mind – watch it! To date, what is your biggest high? My first ever show in Dublin, on the tour, at the Academy 2. It was amazing. Everyone was singing my songs; it was all the cliché things that you find amazing. I was so overwhelmed and nearly started crying in the middle of the show! I’ve had really good gigs before but nothing like that. I don’t know what it was about Dublin but it really sticks out in my mind. And your biggest low? Probably just the times when it dips and there’s not much to do and I’m just bumming round in Plymouth just thinking what’s next? The industry is very up and down though and I think I like having weeks on and weeks off and going full pelt into really busy days. And finally, tell us about you tour in March It’s a full band tour; I’m still trying to get over the first band gig let alone a tour of it! We’ve been rehearsing though and it sounds so good, I was so nervous about it but everyone knows what they’re doing and it sounds like the actual record. I wrote these songs in my room and now we’re playing them in a full on band – It’s amazing.

Kate’s album ‘Replaced’ is available on iTunes to download and also in Cafe Nero. Become a fan on Facebook and Twitter (type in Kate McGill). Visit

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Northern sisters Becky and Rachel Unthanks have had quite a year: their tour made The Independent’s Gigs of the Year list and they released a live album too . 247’s Amy Berry caught up with Becky Unthanks, ahead of their gig at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth. How did the Unthanks come together? Me and my sister Rachel have been singing together since we were kids. Our parents have always listened to Folk music and took us to festivals. It started out as fun, but then we met Adrian McNally and he wanted to become our manager. It all went from there really, he kindly managed us for free, and we got a group of musicians together and made an album!


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Who are your main influences? As we grew up around the folk scene, our first inspirations were the people we used to watch at festivals and in local pubs with our parents. My dad and his mates were also a huge inspiration for us as they love playing folk music and we loved listening to them. And of course Antony & The Johnsons and Robert Wyatt as we just love their music. What has been your highlight as a band since you’ve been together? Touring is definitely a massive highlight for us. We’ve been all over the UK; we’ve also been to America and Australia which was incredible. It’s amazing to see so many different places and we find it an honour to perform, we still can’t believe that this is our proper job. We’ve read in an interview with The Guardian that you said ‘we’re miserable buggers and not afraid of it’. Would you descibe your music as miserable? Well we like many different folk songs but I guess we are drawn to songs that touch us the most, and these tend to be sad songs. We love to sing songs that people can relate to and again, these tend to be the more ‘miserable’ songs, but also the most touching songs. If we are touched by the songs, we will perform them.

What do you think of the current folk scene in the UK? I don’t think there is one folk scene, there are loads of different ones going on all over the UK and I think it’s brilliant. There are many festivals that we love, including the Green Man Festival, which is great. I see it as ‘the more the merrier’. Tell us about your most recent album – Last We recorded this album at the end of last year. It features a lot of traditional songs such as the Gallowgate Lad, and there is also Starlist, which isn’t necessarily folk, more Punk Rock! Even though it’s not normally the kind of song we would play, we just loved the song and had to record it. You’ve been booked to play Princess Pavilions in Falmouth next month, what can people expect from your show? We won’t be performing songs from the album; we will be performing songs that we love by Antony & The Johnsons and Robert Wyatt, just like the gigs that we played in London last year. We love to play their music as they are such big inspirations to us. It was the scariest thing that we’ve ever done and we didn’t know how well it was going to go, but it turned out brilliant and we are so excited to be performing our favourite songs again. Coming from up country, are you looking forward to playing a show in the South West? Definitely! We haven’t spent a lot of time in the South West and we have never been to Falmouth but we are excited to see what it has to offer and what it is like, we’ve heard it’s very beautiful.

Find the duo online at, where you can grab yourself their CD, which is available on iTunes, Amazon, HMV and See The Unthanks play live at Princess Pavilions, Falmouth, on Saturday December 10.

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Mark Nichols Introducing

DJ, music producer and tea drinker Mr Scruff has been around since the 90’s and is still going strong: gigging all over the UK and coming to Plymouth soon. 247’s Amy Berry catches up with him and discovers that all important secret to making a good brew...

Up and coming acoustic artist, Mark Nichols, talks to Jessica Bridgeman about his exciting new single, life on tour and what new listeners can expect to hear.

Mark Nichols has made quite the impact on the UK music circuit with numerous radio appearances and an endorsement deal with Tanglewood Guitars already under his belt. Now, with a new release and tour in sight, this young musician is certainly one to watch. Asked to describe his own music in three words, Mark says, “Atmospheric, percussive and folk.” Fresh from recording his new winter single, Mark tells us how he enjoyed his stint in the studio, “A couple of my friends came down at different times throughout the day and it was a really nice vibe in the studio. We were also playing around with cameras shooting a little bit of video footage too.” Studio life is nothing compared to performing live for Mark however: ‘Working the energy of an audience to hone my live show is an adrenaline rush that can’t be replicated in the studio.’ Mark is now getting set to hit the road this December for what will be his second full UK tour. “I loved being on the road last time so I can’t wait to get out again,” he says. Like any developing artist though, Mark admits he’s feeling the strains of trying to crack the industry, “It’s an expensive business. I do all my travelling on trains in an attempt to stay green but it takes its toll on my wallet and sometimes on my patience sometimes.” Having spent some time travelling across South Africa, Morocco

and parts of Europe outside of his music, this ambitious performer isn’t one to be phased by tour life.This summer saw Mark undertake his first UK tour, a combination of notable headline dates and support slots. Comparing it to his upcoming 12-date tour, he said: “This tour consists of more headline shows, less festivals and new cities! I also have a clear selling point - to promote the new single which is out in January.” Despite recording in Sheffield’s own G2 Studios, Mark has recently relocated to Newquay, in search of lyrical inspiration and some waves. “I’m meeting new people and being exposed to new audiences. Living by the ocean is having an impact on my writing and lyrics for sure too,” he explained. Despite drawing his lyrical references from his passion for sea and surfing, through to politics, like many similar artists, Mark notes love as his biggest muse. “I’d like to think that the people who listen to my lyrics understand the deliberately subtle message of love that I try and portray,” he said. As well as the release of his new single in January, Mark has big plans for 2012. “I aim to record a brand new EP in the spring and tour as much as I can. I think Europe might be calling in the summer, too.” When asked who he’d love to duet with, Mark says: “It would be awesome to jam with Bon Iver someday!” New listeners should lend their ear to ‘Guardian’, the title track from Mark’s Debut EP.

Mark Nichols’ winter single is due for release in January. Catch him at CCN Lecture Theatre, Newquay on December 1 and Mama Stones, Exeter on December 14. See 12 |


Why do you call yourself Mr Scruff? I originally didn’t have a name and had to come up with one very suddenly! After recording my first song in 1994, the engineer asked me what I wanted to call myself and up until then I didn’t know, but I thought for a second and then came up with ‘Mr Scruff’!

been producing and having fun with a lot of material like that recently.

I hear you’re a big tea fanatic – what’s the secret go making a good cup of tea? A lot of people get this wrong! It’s hard to get right, but the secret is, tickle the teabags rather than battle them, and tease the flavour out gently.

Are you looking forward to your return to the South West? Of course! I never take gigs in places I don’t enjoy visting. In fact, Plymouth has my favourite record store ‘Really Good Records’, I’ve picked up loads of great music from there in the past. I love the South West, not only Plymouth, but there are some amazing places, the Eden Project for example, I love it there. The people of the South West really know how to party too!

What has been the highlight of your career so far? It has to be being signed to Ninja Tune in 1998. I loved their label at the time and was a massive fan of theirs, and I think that being signed to your favourite label is always a great thing and definitely a highlight! Still to this day I look back and think that was the greatest point in my career.

What can the people of Plymouth expect from your show? A five-hour set, with a lot of people. There’s going to be a good mixture of music, a good sound system, and no lights on with a visual show on the stage, and even a tea shop! It’s gonna be a great night.

Who have been your biggest influences in music? It’s always been DJ’s rather than bands and artists as such. From a young age I had a great interest in mixing after a friend of mine played me some of his uncle’s electro records. It’s gone from there really and I would say that the biggest influences on my music would be John Peel and Afrika Bambaataa, both great DJ’s.

What advice would you give aspiring musicians in the South West? The first thing I’d say is learn about the music you’re into – and where it comes from. You can learn a lot by researching the origins of your favourite music – trace back your musical tree. Do as many gigs as possible, wherever and whenever - as it is all great experience and you can really learn from it. If it’s mixing that you’re into, the play the music that you’re nervous about playing, don’t worry about how it will go down, no crowdpleasers, it’s the risky stuff that tends to be the best music! Don’t be afraid to make a mistake – play from the heart.

Tell us about your new single ‘Feel It’ It’s basically the sound of me having fun in the studio! It’s like a lot of stuff I have been doing at the moment, very bass heavy with a lot of chopped vocals thrown in. A slow house style. I’ve

Become a fan on Facebook – type in ‘Mr. Scruff. To hear some of the stuff he’s making at the moment head to www.soundcloud. com/mr-scruff and to find out more and get his music. See Mr. Scruff play live in Plymouth Student Union on Sunday January 29.

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iPad 2 Browse the web, share photos, watch videos, listen to music, read a book or play a game: the iPad 2 has it all and it’s beautiful to boot. It also features a camera on the front and on the back, great for FaceTime calls… From £399 from Call Of Duty 3 Modern Warfare The third version of this chart topper won’t disappoint: Modern Warfare 3 is built for online multiplayer carnage, so join the fight online in fan favourite modes such as Search and Destroy or Team Deathmatch. £42.90 from

Gig Posters Book 2 Love music? Love art? Then you’ll love Gig Posters Book 2. The book shows over 700 gig posters, lots of which are perforated for easy removal, to be used as ready-to-frame posters! From all good book stores including, RRP £27.50

Casio Collection A168WG-9EF Casio’s classic retro watch is now available in gold, features include 1/100 Sec Stopwatch, Daily Alarm, Auto Calendar and Water Resistant. RRP £34.99 Xmas Boxers Who can resist a guy in funky festive boxers by Pull-In? The maroon snowflake print (£25) and snow globe style (£30) are a great way to get into the festive spirit. Available from

We’ve got five copies of Gig Posters 2 up for grabs! Head to for more info.

Toasty Toes We love these cute faux-fur slipper boots from Bedroom Athletics. They are almost too cool to give - get yourself a pair and from, £24.99

Sanuk Outlaw sandals They’ve taken there cool sandals put a winter coat on it!. It’s a hybrid shoe/sandal combination featuring a shoe upper on a sandal bottom which will keep your feet warm, regardless of how cold it gets this winter. £32 Available from

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Sex Panther Cologne According to Anchorman’s Brian Fantana, Sex Panther Cologne is illegal in nine countries, and 60% of the time, it works every time. Who are we to argue? We dig the retro bottle design and the smell of desire. £29.99 from www.

Hand Pants That’s right, pants for your hands. Ludicrous but brilliant, Handerpants are stretchy fingerless gloves with the look and feel of men’s briefs. These cosy, palm-protecting undercrackers absorb sweat and prevent chafing. £12.99 from

Christmas Cheer Put on one of these Christmas funnies if you fancy a laugh! We really like Sarah Millican - Chatterbox Live (£11.99), Micky Flanagan - The Out Out Tour (£11.99), Alan Carr - Spexy Beast (£12.93), Russell Howard Live - Right Here, Right Now (£11.99) and Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights (£11.99) all available from We’ve got five stand up comedian DVD’s to give away! Either Sarah Millican, Micky Flanagan, Alan Carr, Russell Howard or Frankie Boyle! Head to www.247magazine. for more info.

Courtney wears ‘Levur’ long sleeved tee, £42, from Billabong @ Surfdome and ‘Check’ gillet, £90, from Roxy @ Surfdome.

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Courtney wears ‘Levur’ long sleeved tee, £42, from Billabong @ Surfdome and ‘Check’ gillet, £90, from Roxy @ Surfdome.

Lara wears ‘Into The Wild Beanie’, £25, from Roxy @ Surfdome, ‘Stay Out’ tee, £23, from O’Neil @ Surfdome and washed effect bootcut jeans, £90, from Lee @ Surfdome.

Jordan wears ‘Space Girl’ tee, £23, by Alpinestars and ‘Peaks’ jacket with detachable hood, £150, from Protest @ Surfdome. Lara wears ‘Stay Out’ tee, £23, from O’Neil @ Surfdome and ‘Saramoon’ quilted jacket, £160, from Aigle @ Surfdome

Jordan wears ‘Vergo’ straight leg jeans, £75, from Volcom @ Surfdome, ‘Sky Rocket’ tee, £30, by Alpinestars and ‘ZieKie II Update’ padded waterproof jacket with fur-lined hood, £130, from Volcom @ Surfdome.

Jordan wears ‘Vergo’ straight leg jeans, £75, from Volcom @ Surfdome, ‘Molecule’ tee, £20, by Alpinestars and ‘Kutcher’ hoody, £70, by Alpinestars.

Courtney wears ‘Hawksbury’ jacket, £105, from Element @ Surfdome and ‘The Rhythm’ skinny fit trousers with zip at feet, £70, from Roxy @ Surfdome.

Lara wears ‘Woodstock’ Jacket, £115, from Insight @ Surfdome and washed effect bootcut jeans, £90, from Lee @ Surfdome.

Stockists: North Face, Roxy, Element, Gentle Fawn, Billabong, Lee, Insight, Quiksilver, O’Neil, Protest, Volcom, Aigle – All at Surfdome – Pull-In - Aplinestars - Cushe – Photography: Nigel Sweet Styling: Rachael D’Cruze Models: Lara Stephens, Courtney Rendle, Jordan Collins Special thanks to: Lauren at Coffin On Cake PR

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Shannon Frier, 16 Clarks shoes, topshop shorts, Cuba Sales vest, vintage acid wash shit, Topshop bag.

Amanda Buckfeild, 16 Topshop skirt, Topshop shoes, Mango jumper, Topshop bag.

Charlotte Smart, 16 Emu boots, H&M skirt, River Island vest, River Island shirt, Bershka Jacket, Newlook belt.

Nick Newlook shoes, Newlook Jeans, Topman hoodie, New era hat.

Style Hunter

Stylish guys and gals spotted out and about this month, enjoying our mild winter

Photos: Keyta Hawkins

Action Sports

Dan Wakeham

What’s new with the South West’s Olympic snowboarder and all round nice guy: Dan Wakeham? 247 finds out. Dan Wakeham, Britain’s first male Olympic snowboard competitor, stunned the industry three years ago when he retired from World Cup circuit. He was a potential medallist for following year’s Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, had sponsorship deals with Nike, TK Maxx and LG Mobile and got to travel the world. However the constant training was gruelling and left little time for a life outside of the sport. “Competition can kill fun. I have a great time on the competitive circuit for years and don’t regret a thing, but in the end it just got a bit old,” says Dan earnestly. It takes real strength of character to admit ‘the dream’ isn’t really your dream anymore. What do you do when you retire aged 27? Well, Dan certainly hasn’t got fat and lazy…Despite leaving school at 16, with little in the way of qualifications, through snowboarding and the good old University of Life, Dan has built a CV so strong Lord Sugar would weep with pride. Through his snowboarding career, Dan learnt to promote and market himself and deal with corporate brands. He’s now employed by Head Snowboards as their national Sales and Brand Manager – a great job, loads of time on the slopes and permission to have a life and drink beer – yes please. “It suits me as I have a genuine knowledge in snowboarding products and really put their gear to the test. If boards break, I break them,” says Dan. Dan, who is away for most of the winter enjoying the snow and is at home in Plymouth during the summer, is also O’Neil’s Snowboard Team Manager and runs One Snowboarding with co-owner Hamish McKnight – running snowboard camps for Olympic and X-Games hopefuls and the general public. “I’ve spent so much of my life in a coached environment that teaching others came naturally”, explains Dan who tells us the public camps are great fun, but best if you can already snowboard and want to progress, as well and hanging out with others with similar interests. If his job with Head Snowboards and coaching commitments weren’t enough, Dan has also launched his own brand, Sterling, with friend Nick Atkins, and they now have accounts with many different stockists across the country. “Sterling is about affordable sports socks,” explains Dan, who tells that the snowboard socks sold out last year and that they’ll be adding

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casual/skate socks to their range this year. Sterling sponsors a host of top UK snowboarders and is planning a new skate team too. Dan’s a busy guy. “I’m lucky that all my jobs blend in together and I can mange my time”, he assures us. Top level competitive sports are often reserved for people with very privileged backgrounds, due to costs involved, but Dan’s just a normal guy with a lot of talent and motivation – a real people’s hero, who’s flow the flag sky high for the South West. Dan learnt to board on Plymouth’s dry slope, when he was 15 and then went on to work a season in France, to get more time on the snow. “Doing a season basically costs the same as a holiday, by the time you’ve got your gear and lift pass. It’s easy to get jobs, you can live cheaply and it’s a good life,” says Dan, who recommends working a season to anyone looking to get into snowboarding.

Dan Wakeham: Vital Stats Years snowboarding: 15 Best trick: double crippler flip Favourite boarding location: Laax Favourite holiday destination: Morzine Biggest snowboarding achievement: Olympics 2006 Favorite saying: “Face everything and recover”, ‘I like to throw myself in to the deep end” Favourite food: Roast dinner Most watched film: The Business Massive fan of: Shameless the TV series. I went back and watched every episode of every series. That’s a lot of watching and now, when I’m drunk, I think I am Frank Gallagher…. Fancy some snowboard coaching from Dan? Check out the camps at Want to check out Head Snowboards? See Check out Sterling socks online at www.sterlingsocks.

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Food Truro

10 minutes with… Jeffrey (Jeff) Evans Baba Indian Restaurant

32 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2NR / 01872 262694

Baba restaurant is located in the middle of Truro’s beautiful Lemon Street. We were politely welcomed by the friendly staff and led downstairs to a cosy seating area with ambient music playing in the background.The menu here is extensive and generally mouth watering. My fellow diner and I decided to try Baba’s new ‘Winter Warmer’ menu where between Sunday and Thursday you can order any starter, main dish and rice or Nan bread for just £15 (excluding Thali and Sazzadur Specials). Considering that some of these fragrant and exquisitely cooked dishes such as the King Prawn Poori starter (yum!) or the Chicken Bhaza that engulfs the table with fire as it is dramatically flamed at your table would normally cost anything up to £10.50 and main dishes up to £17.95, this really is an amazing offer. For mains we had Lamb Korai and King Prawn Bhuna accompanied with Peshwari Nan and Lemon and Ginger Rice – quite a talking point for us with its delicate flavours and a great contrast to some of the spicier dishes. We topped off our meal with a delicious dessert – the Hazelnut Delight is exactly as the name suggests – full of ice cream and swimming in thick chocolate sauce. The only unfortunate point here is that Baba has no card/cheque facilities, but I promise its well worth a trip to the nearby cash point. Ellie Williams

Street Art

Looking at Exeter artist Jeff Evans’ work is like looking at a photograph, only it’s painted with spray cans! 247’s Jasmine Sevette had a chat with Jeff to find out more. Who has inspired you the most in your work? I love the work of Trans 1, The Mac and Belin but I get inspired to paint by the encouragement of the people around me. I’m heavily influenced by black and white photography and my aim is to produce something that people will think is a photograph. How long have you been doing Graffiti for? I’ve been painting for about 8 years but been into Graff since forever. What do you do when you’re not doing Graffiti? Work and sleep. If I’m not painting I’m drawing or I’m watching someone else paint online or I’m thinking about the next thing I’m going to do. I like to think that I’m quite a creative person so I always need to be doing something, I do occasionally do nongraffiti related stuff and I’m currently learning to play the guitar, which is great fun but hard work on my fingers! Have you painted at any conventions/special graffiti events? I’ve painted at a number of different events, Upfest in Bristol, The Freakshow Jam in Tamworth and a number of local events that I’ve organized myself too.



How important do you think it is to get your own individual style? Very. In the Graff world, if you copy someone else’s style you’re just a biter! Its fine to copy someone else’s style when your just starting out; all graffiti artists from my generation started by copying pieces from a book called “Subway Art”, but you do this on paper, not on walls. Gradually you start to develop your own style. You will get no respect in this game if you don’t know your history and you don’t have your own style.



Himalayan Spice


Situated right in the heart of Falmouth town, with views right across The Moor, the Gurkha restaurant is the place to go if you’ve got a hankering for delicious Indian (and Nepalese) cuisine. Rumoured to have been graced by Prince William in fact! If it’s good enough for royalty it’s good enough for 247! Bustling and welcoming was the atmosphere, the restaurant is light and spacious and doesn’t feel crowded, even on a busy Saturday night. Service is personal, and the waiters will happily help inform your decision-making. After the obligatory papadoms, we started with the Gurkha platter, a selection including onion bhajis, chicken tikka and sheek kebab. A tasty tempting to nibble on while you try and make up your mind about the main! I decided on the Kosheli chicken, the Gurkha’s most popular dish. Boneless chicken, slow cooked in a traditional mild sauce, tender and succulent and full of flavour. We chose to accompany this with Saag Aloo (Potato and Spinach), Nepalese special rice (with vegetables and eggs) and a Peshwari Naan. The food was incredibly tasty; the Kosheli Chicken is easily my new favourite dish. The presentation was colourful and creatively put together; a literal feast for all your senses. Hannah Giles

Tucked away on one of the Barbican’s quaint, cobbled side streets is Himalayan Spice, which serves both Nepalese and Indian food. The aroma filling the outside street will have you salivating before you even read the menu…The interior of the restaurant is a feast for the eyes – lots of gorgeous wood, quirky exposed walls and an abundance of Indian and Nepalese decorative pictures and mirrors – so much nicer than the minimalist approach. Himalayan Spice’s menu is extensive, traditional and reasonably priced. If you want a starter, but are not sure what to order go for the mix - lamb tikka, chicken tikka, sheekh kebab, samosa and onion bhaji, or try something more exciting like chicken chilli - cooked with green chilli, capsicum and onion: popular in Nepal. From biryani and balti to tandoori and chefs specialty dishes – there’s everything you’d expect on the menu and more. I opted for the lamb tikka masala (£7.95
) - marinated barbequed lamb in a creamy masala sauce. It was deliciously creamy and flavorsome, but not overpowering, and there was plenty of it too. My chapatti was perfectly light and the perfect accompaniment to my rich curry. Oh and the wine list is pretty good too – I can recommend the rosé. Rachael D’Cruze

Presentation and attention to detail feature heavily at this newly opened Indian restaurant, which also has a relaxing, stylish and modern feel. Pukka’s manager is the winner of the 2009 British Curry Awards, and Pukka is also in conjunction with Topsham’s popular Denley’s. So experience and good reputation are firmly in place, and this definitely comes across in the quality of the food, which is utterly mind-blowing. Pukka specialises in a range of Tava dishes, from the North West frontier of the Kashmir Valley, with its own unique taste and flavour. The Sabji Jalfrazi is a top choice for a vegetarian dish, with beautifully cooked vegetables in a curry sauce with a real kick. Look out for the whole chillies, for that extra boost. Bahari Morghi is also of the highest quality- this is a scrumptious chicken dish from Punjab, which is available in medium or hot. The curry sauce it comes in is the stuff of dreams! My curry, like many others, comes with rice and nann bread, so you don’t have to order separately. The portions are extremely generous, the food is top-notch and the prices are very affordable, what’s not to like? Arash Torabi

2A The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA / 01326 311483

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31 New Street, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA / 01752 252 211

80 South Street, Exeter, EX1 1EQ / 01392 498289

What is your best memory as a Graffiti artist? There’s a few…Raising £900 for a charity auction with a canvas I painted, Going to Amsterdam last year - visiting Henxs Graff shop and seeing loads of painted trains and walls. I also painted at Black Rock in Brighton last year and had the piece stay up all summer! Selling my first canvas for £75, then selling a canvas at a posh gallery in London 6 months later for £450!

ATTENTION ARTISTS: If you would like to see your pieces here, please email images to

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Music Arash Torabi


Dan Mangan Oh Fortune

(City Slang) Any music that resonates with a langorous, melancholic country glow tends to work its way into my veins on first listen. Vancouver starlet, Dan Mangan’s third offering is no exception. ‘Oh Fortune’ is a starkly beautiful, very sad and very uplifting record and everyone knows that all the best music is made this way. If ‘Daffodil’ fails to leave you pining for a lost loved one or rueing the days you made the wrong decisions, then you have a heart as hard and dry as sandstone. And if the Lucero-esque ‘Rows Of Houses’ doesn’t fire up your indignation with its overwhelming, ever-building refrain then you deserve to listen to nothing but Kasabian for the rest of your life.

Bad Ideas

Murder Of Gods (self release)

If Hot Water Music decided to throw ‘Caution’ to the wind and go for the pop dollar, they’d find themselves not a million miles away from Bad Ideas, aka Leeds roots-troubadour, Sam Cook. ‘Murder Of Gods’ is a great album of acousticdriven punk-pop with a strong undertow of emotional yearning and some drive-time guitar hooks straight out of the Wollard-Ragan canon. When the ‘band’ step off the gas the results are equally as rewarding. ‘Sing Or Sink’ allows for Sam’s Southern-hewn inflection to fill out the plaintive dreadnaught strums, while ‘Comfort Medicine’ is Counting Crows for the nu-country generation. It may not be designed to fire up your soul but it’ll certainly warm the cockles of your heart.

Los Campesinos! Hello Sadness (Wichita)

There’s not much that’s new under the indie sun but Los Campesinos! are doing their level best to keep the flame alive. ‘Hello Sadness’ still retains an element of the maniacally intelligent guitar pop that first put them on the radar (to wit: ‘Songs About Your Girlfriend’) but, four albums in, the band have discovered a new, world-weary way of communicating, with Gareth Campesinos! laying his heart, true to form, on a cold morgue table for all to inspect. Opener ‘By Your Hand’ is a more youthful version of something that Les Savy Fav might have stumbled upon while the stunning ‘To Tundra’ resonates with the same emotional grandeur as The Clash circa-’Straight To Hell’. Reinvention suits them well..

Dan Sartain

Too Tough To Live

(One Little Indian) Not only is that title a blatant nod to The Ramones, the new direction that Southern sleaze-meister, Dan Sartain, has fashioned is pure East Coast proto-punk that could have landed on any of Joey and Co’s first three albums. Eschewing the reverb-soaked surf motif of old, ‘Rona’ and ‘Swap Meet’ are nothing if not passable pastiche, while ‘Boo Hoo Hoo’ takes its cue from Richard Hell: all menacing, rudimentary mid-’70s guitar chords and nihilist spittle. So, it’s a trip down a geographically specific memory lane; one strewn with puke, used needles and faded anti-glamour; and Sartain just about gets away with it due to his subterranean credentials. Lesser men would be laughed out of town.

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Laura Malarkey

Meg Baird



(Bleeding Heart Recordings)

Seasons on Earth Faultless second solo album from Philadelphiabased lead singer of Espers. There are echoes of Nico’s classic Chelsea Girl, in the acoustic guitar-picking style, and her voice is very similar to Sandy Denny‘s. Instrumentally, the bulk of the record consists mainly of a lone guitar, accompanied by a delicate and dreamy pedal steel. Her cover of The House of Love’s Beatles and The Stones is a strange choice, but it works remarkably well. What is incredible is that despite staying in the same low tempo all the way, the album never becomes monotonous. It’s as if it’s one long piece from start to finish. Painfully beautiful, and absolutely fucking wonderful. Psychedelic folk at its finest.


Faced With Splendour

(Lo Bit Landscapes) New Yorkers, Nihiti take a break from their usual brand of screaming synthesizers and metallic drums, to offer a mini album/EP’s worth of acoustic-driven melodies. And it suits them well, particularly on the opener, The Kind Ropes, which sounds like it could have been recorded in 1967. All seven songs are upbeat, so it’s quite natural to assume that they’d work well ampedup. The use of a cello gives the songs colour, and it works well against the solid strumming of the acoustic guitars. Next year’s album will see them return to their electronic set up, but it would be good to have another set like this from them in the future.

Tom Waits Bad As Me

(Anti) The gravel-voiced one is back, with his first new album in seven years, featuring long-term co-writer and producer, Kathleen Brennan, and guest musicians Keith Richards and Flea. The album maintains a consistency in its eerie qualities, and there is diversity in styles, ranging from the chuggy title track to the spooky late-night piano balladry of Kiss Me. On the gospel-tinged Satisfied, he spits every last lyric with venom and sheer grit. The deluxe edition is nicely packaged with three bonus songs. Creatively speaking, Bad As Me may not set the world alight, but it’ll keep the fans satisfied, and it makes for great late night listening.

David Lynch

Crazy Clown Time (Sunday Best)

OK, we know what he’s famous for, but can he also cut it in music? Only slightly. Pinky’s Dream, featuring Karen O on lead vocals is reminiscent of Siouxsie and the Banshees: darkly psychedelic and sexy. A good thing. But Good Day Today is a mediocre house tune with vocoder vocals: a bad thing. So Glad and Noah’s Ark are like early Tricky, but without the charm. If he didn’t talk over the music, some of this album could work as a film soundtrack. Some good studio techniques and spine-chilling effects, but his pretentious drivel really doesn’t help. Strange and Unproductive Thinking is pure verbal diarrhoea. It’s worth downloading Pinky’s Dream, but that‘s about it.

The Crooked Mile

So despite making and releasing music since 2005, The Crooked Mile is the debut album of Dorset musician Birdengine (known to his mum as Lawry Joseph Tilbury) . We first caught him at Green Man festival a couple of years back and were instantly drawn to his swooning, ethereal folk (though don’t tell him I said that, he hates that tag). With sniffs of the grandeur of Revere, he manages to build these epic soaring songs which create that involuntary head nodding gurn. There’s a definite experimental air to his music with the obscure sound of a telephone or the top end of a xylophone appearing to make sporadic appearances in the record. With harmonies, Bon Iver would be proud of and some of the dark brooding beauty of Beirut this is one for Green Man/End of the Road festival fans for sure.


BBC Radio 1 Peel Sessions 1977-1979 (EMI) He’s been gone for seven years now but his influence remains and this John Peel compilation is set to prove popular among diehard fans. Showcasing some of the iconic material from the late 70s, this two-disc compilation includes the regular old punk greats from The Jam to Buzzcocks and The Stranglers to Stiff Little Fingers. It’s also got some more obscure additions, such as Aswad, The Psychadelic Furs and The Ruts. If ever a compilation CD was a trip down memory lane, this is it. Not only will it remind you of the golden age of radio, but if you listen to it correctly – on your stereo in your room it has the power to actually take you back there. None of this pristince iPod shit please.

Matt Cardle Letters (SyCo)

Um, yeah, so curiosity got the better of me and I decided to review soppy X Factor winner Matt Cardle’s debut album. And now I can’t unlisten dammit. What’s more, I know it’s gonna provide the soundtrack to a million shit TV shows about helping sick kids, reuniting families and wedding shows. Ugh. To be fair the album starts off OK with that mainstream soaring stadium esque soft rock – think Bon Jovi meets Snow Patrol – then it just turns into generic boring man dirge. From the black and white image on the cover of the former decorator trying to look thoughtful to the compulsory pictures generated in your head of Cardle doing his foot stamping, lip quivering faux emotional thang this is truly cringeworthy.

Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A Area 52

(Rubyworks Records) Anyone who has ever seen Rodrigo Y Gabriela playing live woulda probably taken the second half of the set trying to pick their jaw up off the floor. The Mexican duo are among the most accomplished guitar players in the world. It’s the kinda thing which wither inspires you to practice more or makes you think ‘fuck it, I ain’t ever gonna be that good’ and give up. Here we have a beautifully diverse album with a Cuban orchestra (C.U.B.A). Combine the immense geetar skills of Rodrigo Y Gabriela with the musical richness of some fine Cuban musicians and you have an undeniably excellent record.

Aldo Vanucci

Kidz In The Hall Occasion

(Duck Down Records) When Kidz in The Hall came out they were the bright new hopes of the newly relaunched Rawkus, who failed to live up to their previous steez, and that can no way be placed at the feet of the Kidz as they were on it from the start. Few albums in and how are they doing, the soul sampling isn’t as prominent but the word play and flow more than makes up for that. They played at the Respect Festival in Exeter a while back and kept the crowd bouncing when Wiley didn’t show. This album isn’t gonna change the game but if you like a current snapshot of where uk hip hop is right now this is as good a place as any. More than a few tracks tip thier hat to Bangladesh who produced Lollipop and 6 foot 7 foot for Lil Wayne.

Pusha T

Fear of God part II

(Decon Records) Lawdamercy! This is like the rap version of the Avengers, one half of the Clipse brings in a who who of the game right now, Tyler the creator, Diddy, Yeezy, Rick Ross, all laying down some heavy heavy flows but none that outshine Pusha T, except maybe Tyler who I’m slowly being won over by. If it weren’t for his recent Pixie Lott collabo I would say Pusha T could no wrong. This though is a top notch album and is sorely needed in a world where so much urban music is sounding like a night in Ibiza. No word on who’s produced these but the stars are the mc’s not the producers.


Dubbledge vs the Boondocks

(Hidden Agenda) A UK rapper who, if talent was a sure sign of success, would easily be as big as Talib Kweli, but like Jay Z said: “I dumbed down for my audience and doubled my dollars, they criticized me for it yet they all yell ‘holla’”. Dubbledge clearly has skills and brains too, coupled with some more than tasty beats from the like of Chase and Status, Metabeats and DJ IQ and this is up there as one of the most accomplished things I’ve heard of late. Saying that though, Professor Green was a terror on the battle scene but was mostly ignored til he did that Inxs sampling tune. If Dubbledge can find a UK version of Diddy, this guy will smash it, if I was younger, had more time and didn’t have to dance badly like Diddy I would jump at the chance.


Break of Dawn

(Decon Records) I love this girl. Always have. Voice and face of an angel, first came out when this kind of thing was called Neo Soul, ask your parents, actually just Google it. She almost broke through with some killer funky house tracks and some heavy major label albums. Even a stint down with Yeezy’s Good imprint didn’t make this amazing talent blow. This is another killer album, leftfield soul, think what a lost Stax or Hi record would sound like if made today, in no way mainstream like Amy or Duffy but this is proper modern soul made for people who love quality vocals and who have heard the odd hip hop album. Turn off X factor, turn the lights down low and drift away with this, you’ll be better for it.


Scot Project presents Supermusique!

Stop This Feelin! (Druck) Scot Project maintains his reputation of a producer that delivers quality over quantity with this latest offering on Druck. Whilst admittedly, this isn’t the pace of the tracks I normally play in my DJ sets, a good track is a good track and I have been caining the hell out of it both at home (and on the work stereo) and it definitely has pride of place as a wicked set opener. Cleverly fusing trance and electro, with quality vocal work, warm synths and pristine production, this one is set to smash the place over the coming months, and rightly so I say


In My Mind (Praxxiz) Sweden have always had a knack for exporting a higher class of techno (check Adam Beyer and Cari Lekebusch for examples!), and Hertz has been an artist have championed over the years. Here he delivers a release on Dr Motte’s Praxxiz imprint. Cleverly sampling an old vocal (which Antiloop and others have also used, I think the origins of which are from a 1989 house track), and throwing it over a delightful groove that builds and builds with gentle layers until all hell breaks loose, this has been rocking the world of many a key player and also features an acapella which works well over pretty much everything!


Groove Mover (Digitally Infected) This was a nice surprise from Looe’s Digitally Infected! Normally concentrating on harder trance, this three-tracker from CH1 is full of some serious techno. On the morning of a recent trip to Amsterdam Dance Event (and before a subsequent Ukraine gig the same weekend), label boss Busho hit me up saying that these would blow my mind and sure enough they did exactly that. ‘Groove Mover’ is the stand out track for me, being a relentless techno assault but with some quirky stabs in place, with a kick so devastating and that big room sound ever present that it caused havoc when dropped in Kiev.

Jake Nicholls

Grooveline ((Joyride) This label I have been raving about Uprising resident Jake for quite a few years now, and we had the pleasure of playing back to back at Nature One Festival in Germany earlier this year for Global Hard Trance. What I like about his sets are that he plays a mixture of old and new tracks with no pretension at all fusing trance and techno influences with the results always being very dance floor friendly. That’s exactly what is here on ‘Grooveline’, a simple groove, with a Germanic bassline, tribalistic percussion and Samba vocals. It sounds like a nightmare on paper but works oh so well at the clubs and festivals.

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This Calamity Plymouth resident, Martyn Crocker, has been around the musical block a few times, most recently with Less Than Me, but This Calamity is his first venture onto solo terrain. And debut release, the ‘Animals’ EP, ain’t too shabby at all. Eschewing the upbeat funk-tinged rock of his past incarnation, TC is a soul-searching exercise that draws chiefly upon an acoustic motif with echoes of Circa Survive and co at their most intimate. Pianos, cellos and all manner of percussion help to push these three songs into the professional domain while Crocker’s enunciated voice drifts purposefully throughout. There’s a lot of mileage to be gained here so it’ll be interesting to see where Crocker can take it.

Luke Scott Dumper lukescottdumper

It takes a lot of getting used to, does Luke Scott Dumper’s piercing soprano squawk. Like Cedric Blixler of The Mars Volta without the discipline, songs like ‘Bottom Of The Bottle’ and ‘Lists’ are reflective and hurting yet plagued with some decidedly overwrought expressivity from the Plymouth-based troubadour. But these stripped down vignettes are worth the effort in the long run. ‘Pick Me Up’ is the best song by a margin. It kicks off sounding sad and soulful, like Bon Iver, with soft falsetto layers (more preferable to LSD’s forced falsetto) and swathes of keyboard amongst the melancholic strums, until the vocal drops, unpredictably, to its natural pitch – arguably, one that he would benefit from by using more often.

Von Bartha Bristol quartet, Von Bartha, have concocted a fantasy history of their band’s development akin to The Ramones but with a dark cabaret slant. It is said (by them) that they are all half-siblings mothered by Comtesse Martha Von Bartha, a psychotic libertine who disowned all of her offspring within hours of childbirth. But we don’t care about concept conceits, we just want to know what they sound like. Thankfully not too bad. The music is a blend of driving new wave and grumbling jazz-punk while vocalist, Emma, lends the band a ‘90s post-punk feel reminiscent of bands like Inside Out and Sidi Bou Said (ask your post-feminist aunt). They don’t quite live up to their macabre mythmaking but it is early days.

Bright Lights, Big Zombie

brightlightsbigzombie Released through Exeter’s Pastime imprint, Bright Lights, Big Zombie’s debut album is true to the label ethos, keeping things unassuming, slightly under-rehearsed and decidedly lo-fi. With a deft nod to the C86/Sarah Records coterie, the likes of ‘Sad Dreams, Early Mornings’ and ‘Hold Tight’ are the antithesis of Cro-Magnon rock with delicate vocal flutters, slightly cracked rhythms, wobbly bass lines and a wistful melancholy that, on occasion, may make you want to grab them by the lapels and shake some grit into their gloom. But, fair play, there’s room for everyone in Popworld and there will always be boys and girls who warm to the simple, understated pleasures offered herein. magazine | 27


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Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1 Annabel’s Cabaret, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, 01752 276131, 9.15, £8 - £6 Bi-monthly sell out burlesque showcase. Expect comedic mayhem, Elves, Christmas cheer, toys, gifts, Santa, grinch, fairies, wonderful stocking fillers and a whole lotta fun! The Hostess with the mostess Lily Belle will be sharing the festive sparkle.


Film Comedy

01752 267222,, 7.30pm, £12 - £24 Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back, featuring a new all star cast including the brilliant Mel Giedroyc, presnter of The Great British Bake Off, Zaarah Abrahams (Waterloo Road, Dancing on Ice), and the sensational Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, Celebrity Masterchef finalist). This hilariously witty and moving collection of stories is an unmissable show for every generation -bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls night out… trust us!


Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 276131,,uk 7.30, £8 - £10 Award winning choreographer Ben Wright’s latest dance piece about the universal need to belong and to love. The lessening of difference marks an exciting new collaboration with the author David Charles Manners.

21 December 12 December LE THEATRE DE DECADENCE

2 - 4 December Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 276131,,uk 7.30, £5 - £7 In the Flesh is designed to encourage experimentation with the live-ness of performance, uniquely it deliberately incorporates scratch ideas, work in process, large and small experiments as well as finished pieces of performance. The Barbican Theatre are inviting applications from regional, national and internationally based artists and people at all levels of development. In the Flesh creates deliberate collisions between community and professional artists and artistic disciplines – it provides a melting pot for ideas, innovation and creativity. They hope that, in collaboration with you, they can push the perceptions of audiences and artists new and old.


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Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.30pm, £12 - £25 It’s panto time again . . . oh yes it is!! This one promised to have it’s own particular spin however as it stars Julian Clary. The Lord of the Mince is joined by guest stars Keith Harris, Orville and Cuddles. With an abundance of comedy, stunning sets, fabulous costumes and unmissable pantomime magic, Cinderella is ideal entertainment for all ages.

Cube3 Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth, 01752 667080, 10am – 5pm Greg Lucas is a photo-artist. His frenetic monologues explore and exploit how everyday events can be connected by photographic facts. The photographs that document the topsy-turvy blog, that is Greg Lucas Connects , act like a series of full stops; his photographs mark the end of a story - or in some cases the start of a new yet somehow strangely related adventure.

Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.30pm, £12 - £24 In 2011, Rambert Dance Company celebrates 85 years at the heart of British dance, and returns to the Theatre Royal Plymouth with a thrilling new programme. Don’t miss Artistic Director Mark Baldwin’s magical and playful Seven for a secret, never to be told, inspired by the music of Ravel; plus the breathtakingly athletic Monolith (choreographed by Tim Rushton) and the sensational, samba-inspired A Linha Curva, (choreographed by Itzik Galili), wowing audiences wherever it is performed.






The Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, 01752 267222,, 7.45pm, £9 - £13 Barbershop’s funniest quartet are back following last year’s hugely successful Christmas run in the Drum. In this festive offering, Barbershopera bring you more sublime singing, visual gags and plenty of silliness. God summons four dastardly horsemen to unleash total destruction, but unfortunately Beth turns up instead of Death. Cue mistaken identity, four-part harmony and at least one hobby horse.


Hall for Cornwall, Black Quay, TR1

Exeter Northcott, Stocker Road, Exeter, 01392 493493, 7.30, £15.50 This naughty and nostalgic show mixes bizarre circus skills, freakishly fun sideshow acts and a generous serving of burlesque to create a night of sensual and sensational entertainment. Perfect for enjoying with a partner, a group of friends or perhaps even with colleagues as part of your office Christmas party celebrations.

13 – 23 December THE GREATEST STORY . . . NEVER TOLD Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, 01752 276131,,uk 7.30, £8 - £10 You wanted a hilarious nativity spectacular for all the family? You got it! 173 characters in an hour, including all of the old favourites (Mary, Joseph, Herod) and some you never even knew were there (Engelbert Humperdink, some extra sheep). Featuring special guest appearances from Jesus himself, in his busiest period of the year.

Released: 2 December Dir: Martin Scorsese Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sacha Baron Cohen 2011/US/TBC Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and his inventions. Last month we had Steven Spielberg try his hand in 3D with Tintin, now Martin Scorsese gives it a go in the third dimension. Early word has been nothing short of staggering, with the godfather of stereoscopic 3D, James Cameron, proclaiming it as the best 3D film ever. But don’t let the visuals convince you this is just optical feast, as the emotional core of this film has lead to mention of Oscars for Marty.

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Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Exeter, 01392 667080, 7.45pm, Free Welcome fellow wordsmiths to Taking the Mic – Exeter Phoenix’s monthly ‘have-a-go’ open mic show. From September, Taking the Mic has two brand new hosts, Tim King and Morwenna Griffiths, who are are full of ideas to take Taking the Mic to new levels of creative expression and to enhance Exeter’s already excellent spoken word reputation.


The Plough, 9 – 11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, 01805 624624, 8pm, £8 - £6 Celebrate the festive season with a very merry Christmas Party! Expect an eclectic mix of music with Bristol based ska/hip hop band The Sage and Starr Experiment, acoustic singer songwriters Rosie Jones and Samir Arslanagic and much more to be confirmed! Come and celebrate the holidays with bands, DJ’s, festive decor and drinks and maybe even a Christmas jingle or two!



The Best of the Rest.... THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (TBC) Released: 26 December Dir: David Fincher Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright 2011/US/TBC Yep, the supermarkets started stocking for Xmas early this year, and the cinemas are following suit… Arthur Christmas (Santa’s son) uses his father’s ultra-hightech operation, hidden beneath the North Pole, to complete a secret mission before Christmas Day. This festive animated adventure will provide plenty of familyfriendly fun and in 3D too.

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL (TBC) Released: 26 December Dir: Brad Bird Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Paula Patton 2011/US/TBC Sounding more like a video game than a blockbuster sequel, this adventure sees the spy-tastic Tom Cruise going rogue in another terrorist-busting mind-melding plot. He is rejoined in his capers by ever-reliable Simon Pegg and newcomer Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) after the Impossible Missions Force (IMF) is implicated in a bombing of the Kremlin. Expect explosions, gun play, and Tom Cruise overacting his heart out in some tense scene involving him being strapped to a chair…

NEW YEAR’S EVE (TBC) Released: 9 December Dir: Garry Marshall Starring: Robert De Niro, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry 2011/US/TBC The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year’s Eve. This film features a cast list longer than the New Year’s Honours list with the highlights including Zac Efron and Jon Bon Jovi (wow!). The plot is a pretty uninspiring romance that sees everybody under-the-sun getting together as the clock strikes 12 midnight. A British version may have been more interesting with the cast getting drunk and then stumbling onto the streets, before vomiting and fighting into the early hours.

PUSS IN BOOTS 3D (U) Released: 9 December Director: Chris Miller Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis 2011/US/90 min This spin-off from the Shrek franchise sees the every popular Puss in Boots get his own adventure. Set before the oh-socute cat met Shrek this should provide an interesting back-story to one of the series most well loved characters. This time Puss goes up against his old friend Humpty Dumpty (who fell off a wall) who betrays him in order to get a goose to lay a Golden Egg!! There should be laughs

aplenty, and the eye-popping 3D and should be Shrek-cellant!

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (TBC) Released: 16 December Dir: Guy Ritchie Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris 2011/US/TBC Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. This time they are joined by a knife-wielding gypsy temptress Sim in this bigger, blockbusting, sequel. Guy Ritchie returns to the director’s chair in an adventure that promises to build on the average, but entertaining first film.

THE THING (15) Released: 2 December Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton 2011/US/103 min John Carpenter’s spooky arctic thriller gets remade for the 21st century. The premise is simplicity itself with a scientific research team discovering an alien spacecraft in the ice, only to find that its alien inhabitant can change its shape to look like any member of the crew. It this is anything like the original expect bucket loads of paranoia, gore, and the best special effects money can buy, but lets just hope they don’t ruin memories of one of the best horror films of the 1980’s.

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Live Thurs 1 Exeter OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local heroes Roger styles & Richard James. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Superpunk Muffin, Andy Social, Jas Walker & Jess Brown.


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


DEVILS CREEK Barley Sheaf, £free Stonkin old skool R&B outfit. Guy Rosewall on guitar and totally solid drums and bass. A most excellent 3 piece.


ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. BECCA LANGSFORD and VINCE LEE B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Blues vocalist Becca, alongside Plymouth’s top bluesman and bassman Martin Vowles, play a session of country blues, jump blues, swing, gospel and southern soul from the 1920’s to the present day. RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/ Dub/Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Guests The Wishbones & Jouis

St Austell

BRAZZ JAW St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, Trevarthian Road, 8pm, £10/£5 students. Contemporary Band of the Year at the 2011 Scottish Jazz Awards.

with bands and DJ’s, guests are Futures, supported by I Divide & Call for Backup

Sat 3 Cullompton

Liskeard ACOUSTIC JAM Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free All musicians welcome


DIRE TRAITS Kentisbeare Village OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Hall, nr Cullompton, 8pm-11pm, £8. Place, 9pm, £free. UK’s foremost Dire Straits tribute band. Tickets available from Kentisbeare Post Wed 7 Office 01884 266225



BOBKATZ Exmouth Arms 21 Exeter Road, 8.30pm–10.30pm, £free. Pop punk


EVEN NINE Copperhouse, 9pm, £free



ROMI MAYES Miss Peapods, 8pm, £8/£7 cons If Keith Richards, Joan Jett and Ray Charles could somehow spawn a love child, it’s be Romi Mayes, nuff said!


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 THE WIRELESS Black Jacks, The Barbican, 9.30pm-12am, £free.

St Austell

HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND Millbrook Inn, 9.30pm, £free


CORNWALL MUSIC FORUM Eden Café, White River Place, 8pm-12am, £5 Showcase Night with six new and emerging bands/artists Andrew Bate and the Lost, Roco, Shade of Red, Tom Nicholas, Garry & the Minefield & Bone Yard Winning band gets a Record Contract!

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RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/ Dub/Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Guests King Porter Stomp LUKE SCOTT DUMPER EP RELEASE SHOW White Rabbit, 8pm, £2. Support from Thom Weeks and Gorgeous Bully. Free vodka shots and copies of EP for early attendees!!!!! Liskeard BLUE ON BLACK Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free Signature Brand of Guitar driven, Weapons Grade, Blues/Rock. Played alongside many legends of Rock and Blues, including Joe Bonamassa, Deep Purple, Walter Trout and Peter Frampton & The Band

Wednesday 7th LOOK MEXICO Cavern, Queen St, 8pm, £4. A band already on the brink of something big with their sophomore album To Bed To Battle. That talent, hinted at on their previous releases, is now balanced with ease on that true line between rock and pop and moving straight into two-to-five minute audio heaven. A new and widened range of instrumentation was uded, including electric piano, organ, pedal steels, and bells. The result is a set of ten focusedn, cohesive, yet musically and stylistically diverse songs from a discernibly matured band.

Liskeard ROSS COUPER & TOM OAKES Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £7 Folk night, contact pub for tickets.

LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, see for more details. Guests tonight are High Voltage

Fri 9 Bideford S.E.X & LUNACRY Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock metal


NOT THE BEATLES Tyacks Hotel, 9pm-12am, £free.

Great Torrington

MARTIN HARLEY The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore St 8pm


ADAM & OLLIE B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £3. Acoustic guitar and vocal duo playing high energy modern soul,funk and pop. HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND Millbrook Inn, 9pm, £free


LIVE SOUND XMAS PARTY White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican 9pm-11.30pm. Bands playing include ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN Ride Kernuyk, Athura, Elithia & Statues. £free, 9pm. Fortnightly showcase of Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. talent, hosted by Jessie Mullen. Teignmouth Live acoustic acts, deals on house wines, unplugged Guests include Rob C. MARTIN WELLERS Jolly Sailor, free cheese and crackers! Redruth 46 Northumberland Place, 9pm–11pm, £free. Acoustic pop OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Mon 5 Fri 2 Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, Truro Plymouth Bideford turn up and play! B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle PRISM White Rabbit, Bretonside ROUGHNECKS, Palladium Club, St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some Thurs 8 Bus Station, 9pm-11.30pm. Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock covers of the best local musicians, see www. band for more details. Guests Exeter Tue 6 Camborne tonight are The Surgeons & Mister LEATHERFACE Cavern, Queen St, Postman (Garage punk special) TUNK Tyacks Hotel, 9pm-12am, Bideford 8pm, £5. One of the UK’s most exciting £free. JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower punk bands. Formed in Sunderland in the Sat 10 Launceston 90’s their seminal album Cherry Knowle Gunstone, £free. is a masterpiece which recalls bands OPIUM Storm Venue, Pennygilliam, Exeter Barnstaple like the Ruts and Dagnasty. ie hardcore 9pm, £5. Rock duo, band on stage BLACK HOLE PRESENTS LAID with melody. from 9.30pm, tickets inc entry into club BLAK The Factory / Petroc OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 afterwards too. Brannams, 7.30pm-11.30pm, £5 Plymouth Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local on the door, tickets also available in Beats heroes Roger styles & Richard James. HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING Workin’, Barnstaple Also playing are LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE BAND Woodside Pub, St Judes, Gypsy Unit (DJ Set) and Dick Narnia HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 9.30pm, £free Falmouth 8.30pm, £free. IN THE FLESH - MIDNIGHT MAE THE UNTHANKS Princess Pavilion, Guests Young Tom, Dave Wood, The & THE FAIRGROUND B-Bar, The 7.30pm. Tickets from www. Akibas and Tim Bland. Barbican, 9pm, £tbc. Proper old Support from Robert Falmouth songs, inspired by black nights, twinkling Wyatt & Antony and the Johnstons. GREAT WESTERN JAZZ lights, the beasts and them humans, too. Loddiswell COMPANY Five Degrees West When the carnival of day collides with MATTHEW & ME Chapel Gallery, Tuesday 6th the masquerade of nights waltz, sing, 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing Hazelwood House, 8pm, £12/£10 sing, sing. every week. THE SAW DOCTORS Lemon in adv. Five piece band from Dartington. RISING TIDE White Rabbit, Plymouth Grove, Exeter University, Innovative acoustic and electric style Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm. ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar 7.30pm, £22 from 01392 667080. music with haunting choral vocals. Truro Cult Irish barnstormers come to Exeter, Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain Stunning sounds from young and local B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle supported by Keith Mullins Band talent. 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night each week. Plymouth


LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, see for more details. Guests tonight are Bucket Boys



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I know it’s rude to point and stare but TUBELORD frontman, Jo Prendergast, is surely losing the plot with that haircut and those halfmast cords (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 18th Oct). More worryingly, the music is suffering alongside the sartorial abstractions. Where once they were a spasmodic fluster of post-punk airs and graces, now they seem to be a fading shadow. But, thankfully, they do still know how to bully a decent math-pop melody into submission with a few well aimed licks and pinches. Tonight, however, belonged to THE PATRICK JAMES PEARSON BAND. The trio, fresh from supporting Hard-Fi, were on fire, churning out effervescent, timeless nuggets with more melody-rich vim than any other piano-pop ensemble you care to mention. Before them, the ever-annihilating DAMERELS pummelled their way through garagepunk beauties like ‘Puppet Strings’ with an artful venom that couldn’t fail to impress. After the show, we all took a stroll over to see VINCE LEE & THE BIG COMBO at the Blues Bar & Grill, wherein all our self-perpetuated beliefs that we are substantial musicians came crashing down in a hail of jaw-dropping swing-blues and rockabilly guitar wizardry. Vince on Later... With Jools Holland? Only a matter of time. They were the ska-core top dogs but when CAPDOWN split in 2007 it seemed that everyone sobbed into their checkered hankies and formed a million shitty little copycat bands in their honour (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 22nd Oct). But, hold your horses there, fella, they’re back! Which means that all the hyper-skankin’ chancers will be exposed for the pale facsimiles they truly are. Further still, Capdown were on fire; powering through with all the grit and grandeur of bands half their age. DIRTY REVOLUTION failed to impress with lacklustre punk rock-steady mores, although their flirtation with 2 Tone threw up some tolerable moments. You may be too young to know or care but Hawkwind are legends of the underground. Resurrected side-project, HAWKLORDS, on the other hand, were a damp squib (White Rabbit, Plymouth, 25th Oct). Vocalist, Ron Tree, was a major annoyance, waving a small animal bone around and spouting pseudo-pagan gibberish along with other members who should know better. It’s as if Spinal Tap never happened. Still, Nik Turner and Harvey Bainbridge were on hand to lend the band some space-rock authenticity, although Turner’s solo sax encore was a monumental anticlimax. Roll on the 2012 Ozric Tentacles reunion. Now that morally bankrupt red-top of social ruin, The Sun, have dedicated column inches to SONIC BOOM SIX are we to expect the band to roll over and accept their place in the rebel-pop mainstream (Underworld, London, 30th Oct)? Not on the strength of this celebratory performance. The band’s melting pot of street sounds – hip-hop, punk, ragga, you know the drill – hasn’t changed much over the years but their astute song-craft and sonic cohesion were in abundance. Kent rabble rousers, ELECTRIC RIVER, are clearly aiming high. Their combination of Clash sneer and Big Audio Dynamite groove was as immediate as it was vintage-sounding. Hopefully, they have the stamina to see it through. So, here we are, mid-tour in Europe, with AGAINST ME!, and it just needs to be said that, on the strength of these shows, they are one of the greatest rock’n’roll bands on the planet. The US quartet have attracted a lot of detractors over the past couple years but in the sweltering heat of a German clubhouse there are few bands who can muster this much energy, affection and emotion for a blissful 90 minutes. Relentless and sharply focussed, Tom Gabel and Co’s unbridled punk rock positivity is something that will resonate with me for a long time. Fuck the haters. See-ya bye.

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FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £3. Acoustic guitar and vocal duo playing high energy modern soul,funk and pop. HAMER & ISAACS GYPSY SWING BAND Cider Press, 12.30pm, £free THE WIRELESS Thistle Park Brewhouse, 9.30pm-12am, £free.

Sun 11 Plymouth ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Live acoustic acts, deals on house wines, free cheese and crackers!

Mon 12

ALEX & THE UNDERGROUND B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, 9pm, £2. Alex and the underground are a duet which incorporates several string instruments with a loop station and harmonies to create a full and vibrate sound. Their songs are folk in style with a few blue songs thrown into the mix. The performance is interwoven with popular covers interpreted in their own original style. RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place, 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/ Dub/Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Guests Adam Isaac.


ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT The Sorry Head, 9pm-11.30pm, £free

LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, see for more details. Guests tonight are Three minute Warning

SID HARRIS The Red Lion, 9pm11pm, £free


Exeter Newquay

Fri 16


BLACK HOLE PROMOTIONS Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Three young bands tbc.



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JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower Camborne Gunstone, £free. THREE MINUTE WARNING Tyacks Exeter Hotel, 9pm-12am, £free. THE DIRTY YOUTH Cavern, Queen Exeter St, 8pm-1am, £5. Hitting Exeter as SOUTH WEST LIVE, Angel Bar, 32 part of their tour, in support of their debut Queen Street, 9pm, £free. Boasting album “Red Light Fix”. Since it’s release, some of the best up-&-coming & already their debut single “Fight” has received well established bands in the South West. heavy rotation on Scuzz and Kerrang TV. Expect a lively atmosphere Funk/Ska/ Supported by Cry Havoc. Blues/Acoustic in fact anything goes. OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free.

Wed 14 Plymouth CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.


OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, turn up and play!

Thurs 15 Exeter LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests Mozura, Toby Norman, Feeling Acoustic & Karl Zumar. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local heroes Roger styles & Richard James. YES SIR BOSS AND MELOSA Mama Stones, 1, Mary Arches Street, 9pm-late, £4. Supported by guest DJ Mojo.


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


Friday 16th STORM 1st BIRTHDAY Storm Venue, Pennygilliam, 9pm-2am, £6. Come and join the party with The New Jersey Boys Present Shoewaddywaddy who are a multi tribute to artists such as Freddie Mercury, Elton John, The Beach Boys & Frankie Vallie

Lympstone BOBKATZ Swan Inn, 9pm– 11.30pm, £free. Pop punk


METAL FATIGUE Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free Part of the furniture at the Barley. Always a great gig from this mature rock ban.

TWANGTASTIC B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, 9pm, £3. Rick Worthy and Tim Renwick turn out for Christmas for a show featuring country swing, muddy blues and lots of great music.

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week.

B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s, guests are The Hit Up’s, supported by Sandfire Siren and DJ Kevin G.


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Live Sat 17 Barnstaple BLACK HOLE PRESENTS LAID BLAK The Wrey Arms, 8pm-11pm, £4 on the door. Also playing are 2 Sick Monkeys & Room 4 One More


THE JIGANTICS/CHLOE BIX/ TRUDI BROWN Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Celtic folk rock.


THE WIRELESS The Watering Hole, 9.30pm-12am, £free.


FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, The Barbican, 10pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more. KABARET KAOS Barbican Theatre, 8pm, £15/£10 The finest in edgy cabaret and burlesque, hosted by resident musical floozy Mama Tokus. Featuring:Electrical entertainer The Great Voltini Iona the ContortionistPaco Erhard the German comedianGerman Ga-Ga and the Global Yodel ClubDress code: Trashy Glamour prize for the best dressed.


MAYBE NAKED The Cavalier Inn, 9pm, £free. Rock Covers.


KITTY & THE LOST BOYS The Whitchurch Inn, Nr Tavistock, 8.30pm, £free. Gets crowded so get there early.

Sun 18 Falmouth SETH LAKEMAN Princess Pavilions, 7.30pm, £21/£18 in adv. Widely regarded as the UK’s foremost folk singer songwriter, he will be playing tracks from his previous studio albums plus some brand new songs from his next album scheduled for release in the autumn. Expect a captivating, energetic and undeniably compelling live show.


ACOUSTIC WINE DOWN Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free. Live acoustic acts, deals on house wines, free cheese and crackers! NAZGUL PROMOTIONS PRESENT White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 8pm-11.55pm. Bands playing include VoodooGLowSkulls, Anti Vigilante & Tyrannasurus Alan.

Mon 19 Exeter THESAURUS – XMAS PARTY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm-1am, £3 A night of the best in alternative rock with Fire Thesaurus, The Deering , Lungs & more.

Tue 20

CLUB Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Top indie rock band


2TONIC B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. A highly entertaining and unique duo who appeal to young and old alike, providing a unique sonic experience that will get your foot tapping from the start. Audience participation is actively encouraged! With a stomping bass drum, crashing hi-hat cymbals and acoustic guitar provided by Andy Boddington and twanging jaws harp, mind blowing mouthbow, soulful blues harp and baritone vocal provided by Mark Richardson. CAFÉ ACOUSTICA B-Bar, Barbican £free, 9pm. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by Jessie Mullen.


OPEN MIC / JAM NIGHT Gaslights Bar, £free, 9pm Open to all performers, turn up and play!


B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s, guests are Auction for the Promise Club plus support and DJ Kevin G

Thurs 22 Exeter FREAKSCENE CHRISTMAS PARTY Cavern, Queen St, 8pm2am, £free. Every family have their festive traditions - this year’s line-up is The Computers, The Cut Ups, The Winter Olympics & the Muncie Girls. LIVE MUSIC AT THE PICTURE HOUSE Exeter Picturehouse, 8.30pm, £free. Guests The Morrisons, National Pastime & Rosie Eade. OPEN MIC NIGHT, Angel Bar, 32 Queen Street, £free. Hosted by local heroes Roger styles & Richard James.


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

Great Torrington

RUBY DARNELL & THE LAZY RANCHEROS The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore St 8pm


SKIN TIGHT FUNK Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free Does what it says on the tin. Most excellent band.

OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free.


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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.

Great Torrington

PLANET OF SOUND The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore St 7pm


OUT TO GRASS B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £5. Our favourite bluegrass boys mean bad-ass business as they apply their amazing ability to wellknown tunes. Like Plymouth’s Hayseed Dixie. But better! WHITE RABBIT CHRISTMAS PARTY White Rabbit, 7pm-10pm, £3 (16+ event) Annual Xmas party with bands The Deering, Lungs, Seize the Day, Bear Fight & Fire Thesaurus. Crisis club night afterwards from 12am.


THE WIRELESS The Tavistock Inn, 9.30pm-12am, £free.

Sat 24 Plymouth FREE CUBA PARTY B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, 9pm, £free. Latin tunes and cocktails with our resident DJ playing the best in salsa, merengue, bachata, son and more.


THE WIRELESS The Union Inn, 9pm-11.30pm, £free.

Sun 25 Liskeard SWIFTY Barley Sheaf, 12pm, £free Watch out, the Landlord is gonna sing at you!! Midday to 2pm. Come and join us for a wee dram and a mince pie before your Christmas dinner.

Mon 26


OPEN MIC NIGHT The Junction, Mutley Plain, 9pm

Tue 27 Plymouth

ACOUSTIC CAFÉ The Cellar Bar, The Fortesque, Mutley Plain 8.30pm-12am, £1. Four live acts each week. RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/ Dub/Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Guests Dakhla.



Fri 23 Bideford MAYBE NAKED Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock covers.


RUDI’S MESSAGE Tyacks Hotel,

RIDE LIVE, Ride Café, 45-46 Tavistock Place 9pm–12am, £2. A selection of the most exciting live Rock/ Dub/Ska/Hip Hop/Roots & Reggae acts. Guests Freshly Squeezed. THOMAS FORD B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Electrifying blues talent in the form of this harp-playing, hard blues singing solo performer. THE WIRELESS The Millbridge, 9pm-11pm, £free.


THE BLUES BANDITS Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free The Bandits have been together for 25 years!! Classic R&B covers. Swifty the Landlord on drums


LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing some of the best local musicians, see for more details. Guests tonight are The Elevators

Fri 30 Bideford GANG OF THIEVES Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Rock covers.


WHEL’ ROCK Tyacks Hotel, 9pm12am, £free.


MAMA TOKUS B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £2. Mama Tokus hosts a night of solo soul and blues.


B-SIDE Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Weekly indie night with bands and DJ’s, guests are Hedluv & Passman and DJ Kevin G and other guests tba

Sat 31 Exmouth MARTIN WELLERS Bicton Inn, Bicton St, 10pm–12.30am, £free. Acoustic pop


Exmouth NEW YEARS EE 70’S V’S 80’S BOBKATZ First and Last 10 Church PARTY Five Degrees West 9.30pmSt, 6pm–8pm, £free. Pop punk late. £free Live music from The Elevators, prizes for best fancy dress.


LIVE BANDS Bunters Bar, Little Castle St, 9pm, £free. Showcasing Bideford some of the best local musicians, see JAM NIGHT, Palladium Club, Lower for more details. Gunstone, £free. Guests tonight are Devils Creek


9pm-12am, £free.

OPEN MIC Ride Café, Tavistock Place, 9pm, £free.

Wed 28 JAM NIGHT XMAS PARTY Palladium Club, Lower Gunstone, £tbc. Free for all jam night


CAFE ACOUSTICA B-Bar, The Barbican, 9pm, £free. Fortnightly showcase of unplugged talent, hosted by singer-songwriter Jessie Mullen.

Thu 29 Falmouth GREAT WESTERN JAZZ COMPANY Five Degrees West 8.45pm. £free Live Jazz and Swing every week.


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KITTY & THE LOST BOYS The Halfway House, Grenofen, Nr Tavistock, 8.30pm, £free.


SERGEANT FLINT Barley Sheaf, 9pm, £free Hold on to your hats. This covers band will rock your socks off. Fancy dress night with £50 beer voucher for the best dressed.


NEW YEARS EVE B-Bar, The Barbican, 8pm-late, £25. Three rooms of High Class entertainment.Room 1:Global dance tunes to rock your world. Room 2:A double-bill of high-kicking entertainment withLand of the Giants - a brass-fuelled funky fun tunes. All killer, no filler. Supported byOut To Grass, playing familiar tunes in a bluegrass style to make you smile.Room 3:Champagne and cocktail loungeplusfree Bubbly on entryand a tasty Thai buffet. WHITE RABBIT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY White Rabbit, Bretonside Bus Station, 6pm-6am. Bands playing include Cosmo Jarvis, Crazy Arm, The Jack Cham All-Stars and loads more tbc..

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SUPER CHY MONDAYS. The Chy & Koola. 12 Beach Road. 10pm3.30am, £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. THAI BEACH PARTY. Berties. 10pm-late, £4 in adv. Party tunes, free glowsticks, UV paint, retro shades and drink deals.

Penzance 26th BOXING DAY PARTY Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street 11pm-3am. £tbc. The big one, you won’t be disappointed


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. 26th PREMONITON. C103, Union St. 10pm– 6am. £12/£10 in adv. The annual boxing Day classics night with Mark EG, M-Zone, Kidd Kaos and support from Louk, Pete Kingwell, Loki, Simon Pitt, Hakka & Arron Jones.

St Austell

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


SHINDIG. Torwood St, 10.30pmlate. £6/£4 B4 12am. Resident DJ’s


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.


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.


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. 25th Jan SPIRAL SCRATCH Cavern Club, 8pm-2am £3/free B4 9pm. Student Indie Night with DJs playing the likes of Bloc Party/The Strokes/Bombay Bicyle Club/The Smiths/Kasabian/The Libertines/Metronomy/The Clash /Mystery Jets/Vampire Weekend/The Maccabees/ The Kinks/ Arctic Monkeys and much more. Special guests FOE.


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!


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 Falmouth TUESDAYS. Remedies. The Moor. antidote to mid week blues! CHEDDARS C103, Union St, 9pm 10pm-2am, £free. Indie music with - late, £3 NUS. Plymouth’s long running competitive drinks prices. and most successful WEds studnet night Newquay is back for it’s 9th year. Founded by the HOT TUB BEACH PARTY. Sailors. 10.30pm-late. £free in Boardies or legendery Kenny St James (RIP), expect Bikini. Party night, win surf weekends, theme nights, party games, and full on, no free surf lessons and beachwear. DJ John holds barred entertainment! COWPOW. The Dairy, 25 London gets the party going. Bretonside. 6pm-late. Student night, Penzance chart popping classics, great student deals, £2 TUESDAY Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market Jew Street all are welcome to join in the fun. 11pm-3am. £2 B4 12am/£4 after. DJs NON-STOP MUSIC. Zero’s. 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-1am. £free. Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers! Big WKD Snow Party on 20th Dec. VIBE. Oceana. Barbican Leisure Park, 9pm-3am, £free with flyer B4 27th PYJAMA PARTY Sound 11pm/£3. All your urban favourites from Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market old-skool to new-skool, courtesy of your Jew Street 11pm-3am. £2 B4 resident, DJ Jonezy Disco - Cheese and midnight. Free entry in Pyjama’s, Party tunes all night long with John C With Plymouth DUBSTEP TUESDAY White Rabbit, £1.60 drinks all night. Bretonside Bus Station 11pm-4am. 7th TOP BILLIN PRESENT LIVE HIP HOP White Rabbit, Bretonside £2 Night of dubstep with residents Big Moff, Deano G, Antix, Masterstatus, Ramos, Bus Station, 10pm-late £4. Special guests Cyrus Malachi, supported by Top Blotta, Nakes and many more. MASH HITS Voodoo Lounge Billin Family inc Jman, Bonez, Gramz & 8pm-2am. £free Night of mashed up D.Archetypes. musical mayhem. OFFICE PARTY. Fahrenheit, The Parade. 10pm-2.30am, £2/free B4 11pm. Commercial night.


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.


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.


DJ DENO. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am, £free. Chart music R&B Hip-Hop. 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. STUDENT NIGHT. Toast. 18 Church St. until 1am. £free. Monday night is student night at toast with lots of £2 drink deals!

Penzance 22nd HED KANDI TOUR, Sound,

Bramwells Mill, 10pm-3am. £7/£5 in adv. Massive night with the legendary Hed Kandi house night making a one off stop in Cornwall. Full club decor, confetti cannon, saxophonist, dancers, glitter, CD giveaways...the full Hed Kandi experience.


BANG TIDY! K2, 103 Mayflower St, 10pm-3am. £3/£2.50 in adv. Weekly student night with different themes each week and special drinks deals. BATTLE STATIONS. Voodoo Lounge. 1 The Money Centre. 9pm-2am. £2. 2nd Thursday of Every Month. Plymouth’s only night of TRUE hip-hop battles, representing all the elements in one massive session. Bboying, Graffiti, Turntablism, Beatboxing, MC-ing all under one roof, with bragging rights on the line. DAPPA THURSDAYS UPSU, Drake Circus, 10pm-3am. £4/£3 B4 11pm Weekly bass night of UK funky, bassline, dubstep, R’n’B, Dancehall, D’n’B, hip hop and grime hosted by Darko and Jonezy with special guests tba. 19th Jan COVERT 5th BIRTHDAY, UPSU, Drake Circus, 9pm-4am. £tbc Massive mid-week night to celebrate this regualr Plymouth bass night, with guests Ms Dynamite, Modestep, Friction & MC Dynamite, Shy Fx & Stamina MC, Brookes Brothers, Drumsound & Bassline Smith.


PHAZE D3B Xmas and PRE NYE PARTY, Carinas Nightclub, 10.30pm-2am, £free Bass heavy party with Hospital records newest signing, Fred V and residents RiZen, Infliction & Artisan.


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,

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FRIDAYS Barnstaple

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.


COLLISION. Timepiece. Little Castle 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. 2nd MAGIC HATSTAND Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5. A night hat tomfoolery and glittery lushness, with magical music from residents Tim, Jimi, Emma, Alex Ross and Tom. Music is primarily good chunky underground house. 9th COALITION PRESENT SKISM Exeter Phoenix, 8pm-2am £10in adv. Dubstep and bass withSkism live, supported by Cookie Monsta, Zomboy and locals inc Ranja, Dubl K, Biometrix, Houlden, Westman, Subindex, Zenon and more. 9th CABARET VOLTAIRE PRSENT DUB MAFIA Cavern Club, 9pm-2am £5 in adv. Live seven-piece band from Bristol blending dub, breaks, drum and bass and bashment + DJ’s. 16th QUIRKY XMAS PARTY FROM THE MAGIC HATSTAND Cavern Club, 9pm-3am £5. Once again the night of sheer randomness that is QUIRK returns to the Cavern. Expect an evening of unbridled quality music as we embark upon a genre hopping journey through the more interesting areas of our

music collections. As always there will be the Hatstand, all the hats, moustaches and glitter galore! 16th SANTAS GHETTO Exeter Phoenix, 9pm-3am £8/£6 in adv from www.southwestunderground. net. Annual SWU Xmas party with four rooms, four different sounds on four rigs. Deep end and Subheavy host the Dubstep, UK funky and bass room, Late NightRollers host the D’n’B and jungle room, Jam the Channel host the House and Techno room, whilst Irie bingo & Retox provide the reggae and hip hop in thefourth room. 16th 16th HINDSIGHT EX4 Fore St 8.30pm-2.30am, £10 on the door. net. Special Xmas party, limited to only 180 people, free Hindsight - The History Double CD for everyone on entry! Guests Mark EG, & M-zone, supported by Nick the Kid, TekTonic, Jonez, Mark Hashimi & Rob Manley.


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 2nd, Mongolian Disco Show with DJ Ollie Stratton ‘You gotta expect the expected and the unexpected!’ on the 9th, Dante Gabriel on 16th and a live music gig with Lost Dawn on Fri 30th. WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts of different music from R&B to Cheese and Chart. FRIDAYS. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew St. 8pm-2am. Only the best DJs from the area playing for your aural pleasure.


SOUND FRIDAYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm4am. £5. DJ Boris & CQ take over the main room, special guests in room 2. 9th DYNAMITE HIP HOP Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm4am. £5. Special guest Jeru The Damaja, Support from FKR (Financial Kollapse Records), Dj Louis J (FYP), Dj Tex (El Segundo). Main room is usual commercial tunes with DJ Boris & DS. 16th MY HEROS KILLED COWBOYS. Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11.02pm-3.58am. £6/£5 in adv. Always a good night, this night returns to a new venue to celebrate their third birthday with special guest Sinden, supported by Mad Decent, Grizzly, Deadly People, Timbo Symons and Louis J. 23rd BANG BANG CLUB The Ritz Petite, Queen St, 10pm-2am. £6. New club night with Ry Spenceley, Johnny Hodges & Barons Of Funk. 23rd SOUND URBAN CHRISTMAS Sound Nightclub. Branwell Mill. 11pm-4am. £5. Smooth tunes to get your groove onto.

Haines and Sean Moyle. 9th ROLL THE DRUMS. The Drake Drum from 8pm-late, £free Classic trance with: Sean Patrick, Dave Rose, Karl Dyer, Carl Austin DJ DriffT & DJ Raze and Kev Hoskin. 9th THIRST 4 CLUBBING PRESENT NORMAN JAY Thirst, Vauxhall St, Barbican. 9pm-late. £6. Launch of a very secial night, all in aid of the promoters wife! Norman Jay konws how to rock a party or two, founder of the Good Times Sound System that is present at all the Notting Hill Carnival’s, so for a one off occassion you can experience Carnival vibes in the heart of Plymouth’s historic Barbican! Support comes from Re:Set and aldo Vanucci.

St Ives

ROLLER DISCO. St Ives Guighall. 8.30pm-10.30pm. £6/£4 Back to the 80’s theme, over 18’s session, Dj’s playing the Best 70s ,80s, soul, funk, disco and club classic’s. Tickets and info at


FRIDAYS. Bohemia Nightclub. 41 Torwood St. 11pm-3am. £4 B4 12pm/£5 after. DJs on rotation including CRISIS. White Rabbit. Bretonside DJ Hype, Coalition, MC Daddy Earl, Jordan Bus Station. £1. 12am-5am. An eclectic hot mix of Indie/Punk/Rock/Hip-Hop/ Suckle, Lee Haslam, DJ Gammer, DJ Supreme, Ben Mcgowan and Jimmy P. Funk/80’s. Served to you by JC & OZ. LADIES NIGHT. The Venue. 13 DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. Torwood St. 9pm-1am. £3/ladies £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pm£free all night. The biggest night in late. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club the bay. classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. OPEN DECKS NIGHT. Blue Cargo / DOLLY MIXTURES. Zero’s, 24 Lockyer St. 10.30pm-4am, £free B4 Club 7 Braddons Hill. 8.30pm-1am. 11pm/£4 after. Gay night with resident DJs Stev-E & Juzzy B play Cheese, Chart, Launceston R’n’B, Dance and Hard House. 23rd Mixed Up Productions FRIDAYS. Mutley Crown, Mutley Storm Nightclub, Pennygillim 9pm Plain from 8pm-late, £free Different ‘til late Live DJs Dubstep , reverse bass, DJ each week playing a range of Trance, old hip hop & drum’n’bass. skool, dubstep, house and urban. Newquay FUNKY FRIDAYS. The Treasury. FRIDAYS Fistral Beach Bar. 8pmRoyal Parade. 9pm-3am, £tbc. Funky late, £free. A night of soulful music and grooves. good vibes with EatBeatz and Adski! Watch 23rd A WHITE XMAS PARTY FUNKY FRIDAYS. Annabel’s Venue & The Attic, Torwood St, the sunset over Fistral Beach and boogie late Cabaret and Discotheque, Vauxhall 9pm-3am, £6/£15 VIP from the into the night. St. 8.30pm-3pm. £tbc. Funky grooves club and usual outlets I CANDY. Sailors. Fore St. 10.30pm- all night. A Theatrical Circus Extravaganza with 4am, £free entry with a handbag! FUNKY FRESIAN FRIDAYS. The three rooms, six live acts, 15 DJs, Huge Newquays busiest Friday night with the best Dairy. 25 Bretonside. Production & Visual Experience, Snow in Chart, RnB, Dance and Party. PUNK ROCK DISCO. Jack Chams. OMG! FOAM PARTY! Berties Machine, Santa’s Grotto, Confession 50 Ebrington St. £1.50 vodka and mixer Nightclub. East St. 10.30pm-4am. Box, Mistletoe Manor, Sexy elves and all night. £2 B4 12.30pm. In the main room our RIGGED Karma Nightclub. 103 a True kick ass Christmas Party in full resident DJ Will.B mashes up the best Chart, Mayflower St. 10.30pm–4am. £3 No swing! Acts playing live include Baby Dance, RnB, Indie and Party. Speical guest cheese on a Friday night with guest DJ’s. Snakes, The Simmertones, Steve Joey from the only way is Essex on 9th Dec REDEEMER. C103. 103 Union St. Cradock, The Kedellas & AJ & Elliot. KOOLA ROCKS. The Koola. 10pm-3.30am. £2/members £1. Support DJ’s playing dub and D’n’B 9pm-3am, £free with VIP cards. All Rock, Indie and Punk with DJ K-Rad, Dy include Mr Nice, Maxxi P, Ollie Freshold, 3 rooms open / live music & DJ’s / Indie Synn, DJ JJ and Aides over three rooms. Big Merv, Fooman & Pazlow. Finally, the Electro mash-ups / Latin spirit / live dancers SUPER DUPER SOUND CLASH. lounge plays host to soul, funk, disco Ride Cafe. 45 Tavistock Place. / cocktail lounge / happy hour 6pm - 11pm and house with Chalky, Leon Toone, 9pm-2am. Featuring: Super Duper Dan’s / special guests. Pedro, Purffkt & Alexander George – the block quaking five hour soundclash of 9th MR CORNWALL. Sailors. promoters reckon it’s possibly the dance floor mashups, megamixes & twisted Fore St. 7pm-late, £5 Are you male biggest show-down to hit the Bay since basement noise. Leaping over dullness in a and over 18? Are you a fit fanatic? Do you Bowie did the Town Hall, they might be single bound! play for a team? Are a passionate about a right! More info at www.mountthecurb. 2nd QUENCHED Thirst, Vauxhall good work out? Do you have a lot of love for St, Barbican. 9pm-late. £tbc. Tech Cornwall? Then this competition is for you! See for more details. house and trance with Oli Power, Steve


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Clubs £free. All styles welcome. With resident DJs DJ R and Corzeneffect. Call Dave on 07990 790 888 for a set. 23rd TWISTED DESTINY XMAS HARDCORE Bohemia, Torwood St, 10pm - 4am, £8/£7 in adv Hardcore special, with Gammer, Klubfiller, MC Whizzkid and Enemy.


CHEESE The Barrel House, 59a High St, 8pm, £free. All aboard the disco train for a magical musical tour of our favourite disco, boogie, funk, soul and R&B tracks. Plus party games, dance routines and glitter beards

50/60s/70s fancy dress theme! DJs Screamin Al and Charlie Goodvibes from the Computers playing Soul, funk, garage, rock and roll. 31st THE NEW YEARS PARTY 2011-12 Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy St, 8pm-4am, £16 in adv. The best value NYE party in the SW returns for it’s 11th year, and this time it hosts the official winners party for the recent SW D’n’B Awards too, so expect an extra special party. Four rooms, hosted by Rinseout, The Dub Lounge & Beatz and Bobz, with all their resdients headlinging, along special guest Dillinja. Pver 20 other DJ’s playing, covering D’n’B, dubstep, UK funky, bass, jungle, breaks, beats and more. New outdoor Silent Disco and secret garden areas too. More info at www.

Boris & DS playing chart and commercial bangers! Special Guest in Room 2 (check out facebook for more info). 31st SIR VINYL PRESENT NEW YEAR EVE. The Ritz, Queen Street 10pm-4am. £12/£10 in adv. The Cornish house crew present their Winter Carnival party with Catrina D Olive, Will West, Dave Spenceley, Urban Gusset, Queen of Pressure, Louis J, Paul Weschke and Boogaloo Dee. Don’t forget the dress code which is Voodoo Tropical Bling.


SATURDAY FORUM. Jack Chams. 50 Ebrington St. Live show and DJ sets. FRESH CITY. Crash Manor. Union St. 10pm-4am. £4 B4 midnight with Truro flyer. R&B, Hip Hop, Bashment and UK FUNKY FRIDAYS. L2 Nightclub. Funky with residents DJ Jonezy, DJ Snake Calenick St. 10pm-2.30am. £free and DJ Badness. all night. DJ Tom Wills playing all the DJ APACHE. View 2. Vauxhall St. Falmouth best tunes. Lots of drink promotions inc. all £5/£4/£3/free B4 10.30pm, 9pmTOAST. Toast. 10.30pm - 2am. shots £1.50. late. Playing RnB, Funk, House and Club HEDOFFICE . The Office. 10.30pm- £free. Sir Something different every week classics. Downstairs DJ Ryan Platts. SATURDAY. Q Bar. 15a Killigrew late. £free. Start the weekend as you FREE CUBA PARTY. The B-bar. St. 8pm-2am. Always a massive night@ Barbican Theatre, Castle St. 8pm. mean to go on. Special 999 fancy dree Q with the DJs spinning the best music for £free. Cocktails, Latin music, a steamy party on 4th, £3 entry or £5 inc bus from you to dance and drink to. See weekly invites atmosphere and dancing until late. Falmouth Tremough Campus. for line-ups! PARTY NIGHT. Walkabout. Derrys WEEKEND WARM-UP. Remedies. SATURDAYS Cross. 10pm-2am, £free. Latest chart The Moor. 10pm-2am. £3. 3 Bars, & dance hits with DJ Darren Watts. Bodmin 2 Floors, 3 different DJs playing all sorts SATURDAYS. Mutley Crown, Eclipse Nightclub. Victoria Square Mutley Plain 9pm-late, £free. of different music from R&B to Cheese 10pm-late. £7/£5 B4 11pm. Chart and 60s/70s/80s/90s Rock and Pop with DJ Neil and Chart. party tunes with guest DJ’s every week. and loads of drinks deals. Newquay Bude SATURDAYS. Revolution. Derrys DJ EDGE. Belushi’s. Fore St. Till Rogue Nightclub. 38 The Strand. late. £free. A live DJ night with a selection Cross. 8pm-2am, £free B4 11pm. A 10.30-3.30am. £5. North Cornwall’s collection of party grooves, funky tunes, soul of Hip Hop (mainly old school) , Funk, leading night spot with a capacity of 350 & old skool beats, RnB, Funky house, House Electro, Soul, 80’s/90’s Pop. people and resident DJs Steve O...Smiffy & classic anthems over two floors. 2 GOOD 2 MISS SATURDAYS. and Wayne playing wide range of SATURDAYS. Annabel’s Cabaret Berties. East St. Ladies £free B4 music from chart to dubstep and hip hop and Discotheque. 8pm-3am. £tbc. 2 1am with flyer/£2. DJ Will.B mixing the to house. Special guests Firin Squad on Sat floors of entertainment with live cabaret and best chart/RnB/Dance/Party/Indie and Old 29th Oct, tickets £7 in adv, more on the door. Skool. DJ proof keeps it Urban in Club 2. discotheque. THE BIG DEAL C103 Nightclub, Camborne Guests Lauren from The Only Way is Essex KRIS NEBROSO, The Clipper, 9pm on 30th July, Funda & Agne from Made in Union St 10pm-4am, £5. The big deal – 1am, £free. A night of Cheese + Chart Chelsea on 6th August, and the legendary - £5 entry and get five drinks free - crazy Party, Dance, R’n’B, Oldies and Motown deal! Two rooms of tunes with chart, party Judge Jules on 13th August. tunes. and indie rock. KUNG FUNKY. Level 3, 3-9 Beach Exeter 10th FILTHY ANIMAL Voodoo Rd 9pm-3am, £free. “House, Tech ANGEL PRESENTS... Angel Bar. 32 House & Electronica with Tim Nice, Evil Lounge, Money Centre, 8.30pmQueen St. 10pm-2am. £free. Different Genius & Friends. This is not your average 3am, £4/£3 NUS. Monthly night of guests playing each week, check with bar minimal, tech house, electro, breakbeat, Newquay Stag & Hen night out. This is for details. dubstep and D’n’B with Freerange DJ’s, Tom where the locals go to party, they are a ESSENTIAL SATURDAY. Arena. Costellow, Tommie Quick, Aiden Howard, music savvy crowd, there for the music. Summerland St. 10pm-3.30am. Sean Patrick, Ash Aberthenie, Carleto, Special guest on the 11th, Stephanie £6.50otd. Best in Dance, Chart, Party Nokturnal, Da Funk & Krafty Sounds. Sugarshaker. and RnB. PASSION. Sailors. Fore St. 31st WONDERLUST, INDIE CLUB. Cavern Club, 83-84 DESTINATION, PREMONITION 10.30pm-4am. £tbc. Chart, dance & Queen St. 8pm-2.30am. £free B4 & K405 C103, 103 Union St, 9pm9pm. The best in Indie/Alternative & Electro retro tunes to shake your booty with John 5am, £10/£8 in adv. All these brands London Sounds from DJS Jake and Paddy. With come together....for one special night only, PARTY NIGHT. Koola, 12 Beach live guests. as one for NYE. Pimps and Hoes fancy Party night, Rd10.30pm-4am. £tbc. SATURDAYS. The Amber Rooms. dress theme with prizes for the best dressed, with selected guests, see Chy Koola 161 Sidwell St. 9pm-3am. £free. over 50 acts TBC, 3 arenas, and 10hrs. Facebook page for more details. Guest DJs dropping all things funky. Check details on Facebook as the venue WOBBLE. Timepiece. 7.30pm-2am, SATURDAYS. Red Square. Gover Lane. 10pm-4am. £free. An upfront may change. £3 B4 11pm with flyer. Mr. Onions lets rip, dropping everything anything from R’n’B mix of everything from Chart to Club, R&B Porthtowan DELUXX - THE SECRET GARDEN, to Indie, Jazz to Pop, Funk to Rock, Drum & to Dub... we have everything you’re looking for to make that ultimate Saturday night out Blue Bar 8pm-2am. £17.50. A huge Bass to House. in Newquay. cast of hot DJs, Percussion, dancers and 31st CAVERN NEW YEAR’S EVE plenty of glitter! Penzance PARTY Cavern Club, 8pm-4am SOUND SATURDAY. Sound £5. Great party tonight with a head to St Austell Nightclub. Branwell Mill, Market THE BIG ONE. The Club. 14 High head between two of out best club nights: Jew Street. 11pm-4am. £5. DJs Cross St. 10pm-2am. £6. Massive Indie Club and Disco Sucks - all with a

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party night with DJ Stevie G playing RnB, Dance, Hip Hop and DnB.


Drfitwood Spas, 10pm-late, £5 on the door. Funk and jazz all night long with Pete Isaac.

Seaton 31st ATMOSPHERE The Grove,

9pm-3am, £10 on the door. The final end of year hard trance and hard style night with Ben Eye, Iain Cross, Wragg, Log:One, Major Tom, Tek-Tonic, Louk and many more. Full one hard style night which is always a good laugh.


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.


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. 17th KINDA FUNKY XMAS SPECIAL WITH TREVOR NELSON Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm4am, £5 B4 12am/£8 after. 31st NEW YEAR EVE PARTY Bohemia. 41 Torwood St. 10.30pm4am, £5 B4 12am/£8 after. See in the new year with a bang at torquay’s No 1 nightclub with DJ’s Mike Mcgowan, Paul Bowden, Tom Ellyatt & Lawrence Purdy.


The Barrel House, High St. 8pm12pm, £6 on the door. Special guest Bonebookbang alongside resident Pete Isaac.


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. THE BIG NIGHT OUT. The Office. 1 River Walk. 10pm-late. £5. Weekend party for over 21’s, or over 18’s if in a big group.


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.


LEGENDAIRY. The Dairy. 25 Bretonside. 6pm-late. 80’s & 90’s

With so many events, here are our top ideas for the biggest party night of the year


Eat your way through NYE! Try something different and head to Gylly Beach Café. This year’s theme is ‘The Olympics’, there’ll be a DJ all night as well as legendary local band Small Wonder. The £30 ticket price includes a hot and cold homemade buffet. There will also be prizes for best Get down and dirty at an allnighter! Top ones dressed and fireworks at midnight. Call 01326 312884 this year are Sir Vinyl of the Phattest Winter to book. Over in Padstow, and a little more high brow (!), Carnival at the Ritz in Penzance - for a bit of Jelly Jazz will be providing the soundtrack for diners at quality house; or down by the beach, SWAT Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant, £160 a head, see www. take over the Sandsifter for their annual for more info. Audio Tek party with techno star Roland the Bastard headlining, alongside a host of Cornish talent Fancy getting out of the SW and traveling further covering house, techno, breaks and D’n’B. See afield, consider these three ideas. IN:MOTION or www.southwestaudiotek. at Motion, Bristol - always big, presented by for tickets to each party. The Blast, Just Jack and Team Love, this is a mega underground warehouse party by the Celebrating 11 years of non-stop NYE river. Guests this year include High Contrast, Visionquest, action, and voted ‘The best value NYE party Tensnake, Shy FX, Redlight, Funtcase, The Dance Off in the South West’ by Radio One, Exeter’s Crew and many more. Tickets only £25 from www. The! New Years Party is still going strong. / 9pm-6am. Along the coast, Taking over the Exeter Phoenix, inside and HARDCORE HEAVEN takes over the O2 Academy in out, Dillinja headlines, supported by a whole host of Bournemouth and is strictly for hardcore fans. Two arenas local D’n’B, Dubstep, jungle, house, funk and electro, with guests Sy & Unknown, Tommyknocker & Hellsystem breaks DJ’s from across Devon and Cornwall. The from Italy, Cally & Juice, Squad-E, Joey Riot, Klubfiller, Marc event also serves as the winners’ party for the recent Smith, Brisk and Gammer playing the midnight set with SW D’n’B Awards too. Tickets and more info at MC Whizzkid. Tickets £25 from / 8pm-5am. Finally, in the capital, Ferry Corsten headlines his very own 4,500 capacity trance and hard style event Dress up in Fancy dress and go crazy in the heart of London for his biggest show to date in the with thousands of others. Best places to capital. FULL ON FERRY takes over the O2 Academy, go include Exmouth, St Ives, Newquay, Brixton, London. He is supported by Dash Berlin, Judge Bideford and Falmouth for great vibes, silly Jules, Richard Durand, Marcel Woods, Sied Van Riel and antics and an all night street party with like- the SW very own Nick the Kid is playing too! If you’re in the minded and dressed souls. Best of all - it’s free... capital the following day, don’t forget the massive free New until you hit the bars and clubs. Years Day Carnival parade too! Tickets £40 from www.




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Unleashed and Dappa Me delivered big time as Dubstep legend Rusko (who is now based in LA) finally made his long awaited appearance in at the UPSU in Plymouth and it went OFF big time. Supported by the Newham Generals, the place was rammed and all in all was an epic night – check out the Dappa Me weekly Thursday sessions at the UPSU every week in term time. Images:Jess Board

Rinseout 8th Birthday

A roadblock, sold out night at the Exeter Phoenix in early November marked eight years in the game for Rinseout, officially the South West’s best D’n’B night, as voted at the Drum and Bass Awards earlier this year. . Images: Paul Campbell

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247 Mag - December/January 2012 - South West edition  
247 Mag - December/January 2012 - South West edition  

247 Mag - December/January 2012 - South West edition