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JANUARY AT THE BICTON INN, EXMOUTH

Thursday 4th January 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Session
An evening of impromptu acoustic music performed by some of East Devon’s amazing folk musicians. The session usually includes lots of jolly jigs, polkas, waltzes, reels and airs performed on a variety of acoustic instruments. If you sing or play come along and join in.

Friday 5th January 9pm
Laurie Ward & Friends
Musician singer/songwriter Laurie is a talented young artist who has been writing and performing music since he was 7 years old. His music has featured on various radio stations, including Radio 1, and various festivals including the Glastonbury Festival with his band Barefoot Bandit. Today Laurie together with friends will be performing an eclectic mix of music from reggae to folk, raunchy rock to gentle ballads and of course some of Laurie’s own brilliant songs.

Saturday 6th January 5pm
Reefs of Moonshine.
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Sunday 7th January 5pm
Nigel Challis
Nigel is a highly accomplished and popular musician/singer and a master of country/folk finger style guitar. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be playing some very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.

Thursday 11th January 9pm
Open Mic Night
Enjoy an evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has included a wide range of musical genres from classical to pop and performances from solo singers, instrumental ensembles and poets. So if you have a musical talent to share please come along and join in.

Saturday 13th January 5pm
Guy Somefield
Popular singer/songwriter Guy will again be performing his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring his charismatic vocal, 12 string guitar and harmonica. Guy will be playing a mixture of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Sunday 14th January 5pm
Tim Royce & Steve Songi
Craftsman guitar playing complemented by smoky vocals, Tim and Steve stamp their original sound onto a huge repertoire of music ranging from 60s & 70s rock and pop, 50’s rock 'n' roll, country, and jukebox favourites through to stompin' 20s & 30s jazz, jive and blues classics.

Thursday 18th January 8.30pm
Becky’s Open Music Night
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.

Saturday 20th January 5pm
Luke Blaber
Talented Exmouth singer/songwriter Luke Blaber performs his own take on a variety of rock, indie and folk covers from the 90's and 00's. His husky voice and energetic guitar playing creates a unique sound to both classic and off the wall tunes.

Sunday 21st January 5pm
Reefs of Moonshine.
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Thursday 25th January 8.30pm
Burns Night
The Bicton will be hosting its annual Burns Night celebration when Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him for performances of Scottish music and poetry.

The evening celebrating the life and works of the great Scottish Bard, who was born 459 years ago today, (25th January)  will kick-off with a march of bagpipers and drummer in traditional Scottish dress playing some rousing highland airs. The haggis will be addressed and you will get the chance to sample a small portion.

Various musicians including The Balcony band will lead a selection of traditional Scottish tunes and there will be  some short recitals of Burns’ work, including some of his more amusing creations.

Saturday 27th January 5pm
Telstar
This amazing must see young band from Exmouth, comprises 17 year old Harry Whatmore guitar/vocals, his sister 15 year old Leah Whatmore vocals/bass and Joe Gorfin drums/percussion. Telstar has so far had rapturous receptions wherever they’ve appeared.  Their vibrant set includes a range of numbers from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Green Day, Blink 182, Muse and The Who.


Sunday 28th January 5pm
Fallen Cedars
Fallen Cedars are: Nuala - lead vocals, Mike - lead guitar, Mark - rhythm guitar, Adie - bass and Jacky - Percussion. The band is from the edge of Dartmoor and were created from a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes. They play original songs and a few obscure covers. Their music is uplifting, languid, lilting and melodic; a sound of indie folk mixed with lounge; acoustic and electric. Fallen Cedars influences include bands such as The Waifs, The Staves and First Aid Kit.