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Ultimately, they sound like the Eagles

By Herald Express  |  Posted: May 23, 2013

  • Brixfest date: The Stone Angels Kyrea-May Photography

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ON STAGE at the Palace Theatre in Paignton tonight are the Ultimate Eagles, offering the closest thing to the West Coast sound of the original band you could ask for.

KIERAN Halpin (pictured right) is in concert at the Blue Walnut in Chelston, Torquay, tomorrow night.

Halpin is a prolific songwriter, having recorded 18 albums and publishing 100 songs. Many of his songs have been covered by other artists and are performed in clubs and concert halls throughout the world.

Tickets are available on the door.

CADENCE Recordings have their 15th birthday celebrations at the Attic in Torquay tomorrow night. Expect house beats and drum n bass from the likes of Aural Imbalance, Orange n Blue, Bass Flo, Tidal, Default Disruptor, Subverside and Deep Space Organisms.

THE Texas Tornados play for Rebel Country at the Courtenay Centre in Newton Abbot tomorrow night at 8pm.

YOU can catch the Brixham Town Band in action on Saturday at 11am, playing the opening ceremony for the 2013 BrixFest.

AND on that subject, Brixfest features a programme of live music which includes Colin Bache and others playing before headliners the Stone Angels ahead of Saturday night's 9.50pm fireworks display, which is to the music of Muse.

The Stone Angels will be on stage at 9pm, lining up with Oliver Atkins (vocals), Dan Hughes (lead guitar), Kenny Kenyon (drums) and new bass player Jamie Kennedy.

Southern Comfort also play at the Queen's Arms on Saturday night.

On Sunday there is live lunchtime jazz at the Berry Head Hotel, live music at Millie and Me, and Southern Comfort at the Ernie Lister.

St Marys Marching Brass will be in Fore Street on Monday lunchtime and at the Old Fish Market at 5pm, while Colin Bache returns at Breakwater Beach at 3pm.

TORQUAY rock band Strange Red Earth celebrate the launch of their new album Broken Hill with a hometown gig on Saturday night.

Catch them at Pub Alibi in Plainmoor with the promise of 'dark mayhem and banging tunes'.

SINGER/SONGWRITER Sarah McQuaid will be playing songs from her album The Plum Tree and The Rose during her gig at South Pool Village Hall near Kingsbridge on Saturday night.

THE clock is ticking down to the Simmertones' big album (above) release gig at the Rainbow International in Torquay on May 31. Full details next week.

SIMPLE Sounds Kingsbridge is a brand new music festival taking place across the town on Sunday.

There will be more than 25 acts descending on venues across the town, kicking off at 2pm at the Kings Arms. Other venues include Coast Nightclub and the Seven Stars. Bands include the festival headliners Yes Sir Boss, Great Cynics, The Dead Formats, The Cut Ups, The Amy Wallace Band and other popular local bands.

The Blazing Saddles Country and Western Club at Forde Hall Social Club in Newton Abbot welcomes Travis Logan on stage for a live set on Tuesday from 7.45pm.

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