THE Nightporters — fresh from a gruelling but thoroughly enjoyable European tour — will have the Spinning Wheel at Paignton jumping tonight.
Band spokesman Ian Roberts said: "We had great audiences — 4,000-plus during our headline spot at The Gavarinwinkel Festival in Belgium and a complete sell-out show at the legendary Paradiso in Amsterdam."
Tonight's show will be the last before double bass player Chris Robbins-Davey flies back to Australia after his summer back with the band.
The Nightporters will also be promoting their exhilarating new CD the Very Best of The Nightporters which has been selling in Europe by the bucketload.
You can buy a copy at the gig tonight.
BOWS are being rosined, flutes polished and guitars tuned as the Folk Orchestra of Torbay is readying itself for a new start after the summer break this evening at the Palace Theatre in Paignton.
The Folk Orchestra of Torbay, boasting around 30 members, is one of four orchestras run by Devon-based music charity Wren Music.
The Folk Orchestra always welcomes new members. There are no auditions, and music is learnt by ear with music scores available.
The music enjoyed by the group ranges from toe tapping polkas from Torquay, jigs from up on old Dartmoor, step dance tunes from Newfoundland to old time reels from the Rocky Mountains.
Orchestra leader David Faulkner said: "It's great fun. You don't have to read music or be an expert to join in, we're pretty inclusive. It's like a big musical family, and we do lots of gigs."
To become part of a Wren orchestra or learn more about them, contact David on 01837 53754 or email email@example.com.
AFTER a summer break, the regular monthly rockabilly nights at Boots and Laces in Torquay are relaunching on Saturday night.
The Ricardos, described as a trio on a misson to play 'the wildest, most primitive, savage rock 'n 'roll ever' will be on stage, along with DJs Brian and Dave with a selection of outstanding rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, hillbilly and rhythm and blues.
PROG pioneer Dave Sinclair from Caravan is at the Barnfield Theatre in Exeter on Sunday evening.
Sinclair will be supported by Billy Bottle and The Multiple plus Magic Bus (Acoustic).
The evening will include renditions of Dave's Caravan classics like For Richard and the wistful O Caroline (co-authored with Robert Wyatt).
Dave is here on a rare trip from Japan where he currently resides. His career has included stints with bands such as Matching Mole, Hatfield and the North and Camel plus various solo projects.
Locally-based Billy Bottle and The Multiple are soon to launch their new album Unrecorded Beam.
THE Blazing Saddles Country and Western Club meet on Tuesday night at the Forde Hall Social Club in Newton Abbot with music from Billy Curtis. The music starts at 7.45pm.
THE Annie Keating Trio are at the Yellow Room at Hannahs at Seale Hayne on Sunday night.
The New-York based singer/songwriter has just released her fifth album For Keeps, in which she navigates the Americana style also inhabited by Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams.
Support comes from highly-rated Torbay singer Cydney Brown.