**Postponed due to unforseen circumstances. The show is rescheduled for Friday 8th February 2019. Please contact the box office for a refund**
Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly both grew up in the same part of Texas. They recorded their earlier work in the Norman Petty Studios in Clovis, New Mexico, even at one point recording the same songs ‘An empty cup’ (and a broken date) as well as ‘You’ve Got Love’ both written by Roy Orbison.
The two Artists brought a unique Texas influence into their music and through their creative writing for both an individual sound was born!
Roy Orbison went on to write so many songs including ‘Only the Lonely’ & ‘Crying’. Buddy Holly in his short Career showed his writing talents, which earned him a place (13th) in ‘The Rolling Stone’ ‘100 Greatest Artist of all Time’!
Darren Page teams up with Marc Robinson who both have careers dedicated to Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, performing all over Great Britain and around the world, they have come together to bring you a two hour uplifting show, that will entertain you with pure nostalgia with all their hits, and few earlier ones too!
Will Rock n Roll ever Die? That’ll be the Day!
One of the UK's top tribute bands.
The Darkside of Pink Floyd are a touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd LIVE performances, ranging from the critically acclaimed Pulse Tour (1993) to awesome individual tracks such as ‘Echoes’ taken from David Gilmour’s 2006 “On an Island” tour and ‘Mother’ from Roger Waters “The Wall” tour of 2010/2011.
They are a regular feature at major National music venues, festivals and theatres. Coupled with an amazing and atmospheric light and video show, be prepared for an unforgettable, emotional 2½ hour rollercoaster ride!
“... took you to planet Floyd and kept you there ... “ Lemonrock
“… the best tribute of all for one of the world’s greatest groups … “ The North Devon Journal
“… music and visuals brought a lump to the throat …” This is South Devon (Kents Cavern Gig)
Tickets: £16.50 in advance, £18 On the door (seated)
Accessible seating available from the box office
The John Walker band making their Beehive debut in aid of Honiton Community Theatre Company. Join us for a night of rocking, rolling and rollicking. Dance til sunset and raise money for a good cause.
The John Walker Band (JW3) comprise the smooth vocal tones of John Walker, Tony Woollard on guitar and vocals and Andy Bearne on guitar and vocals. The band have been together for twelve years and are based in Wellington, Somerset.
The Band cover favourite songs by artists such as Simon and Garfunkel, the Bee Gees, the Beatles, the Eagles, Bryan Adams, Dire Straits, Elvis, America, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Steve Harley, The Everly Brothers, The Rolling Stones and many more.
Special guest for this show will be David White who will join them on keyboards. The show will also feature guest vocalists from Honiton Community Theatre Company.
Doors open 7pm. Cabaret Seating with space for dancing.
Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans is a sensational and exciting Live Music production featuring over 40 Smash Hits of the fabulous '50s & '60s.
This dynamic show stars the amazing impressions of Kytsun Wolfe, featuring Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Adam Faith, Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Hollies, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Bee Gees and many many more. Plus the fabulous all girl group The Pony Tails and the hottest band in town, The Pennies, some of the most celebrated and talented musicians and performers in the world of professional entertainment, who, with incredible accuracy, recreate the most popular time in music.
This electrifying show lights up the stage for over two magical hours with Hit after Hit after Hit, bringing back all those unforgettable and wonderful memories that every......Bobby Socks Girl & Blue Jeans Boy........... cherish and never want to forget.
This is ' THE SHOW OF SHOWS ' that brings audiences to their feet and inspires them to want to sing, dance and be young again forever!!!!
A MUST SEE MUSIC EXPERIENCE! '
Tickets £20 in advance, £23 on the door (seated)
Accessible seating available from the box office.
Includes a 30p booking fee.
"Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).
Ferocious Dog's 3rd studio album, The Red Album, was released in November 2017 to rave reviews. The Enemy Within tour will feature tunes from this album as well as old favourites from previous releases.
2016 was a defining year for Ferocious Dog. From playing Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury in front of a massive crowd, to sharing the stage with The Levellers on their sold out European and UK tour in November and December and many sold out shows in-between. Ferocious Dog left the audience under no doubt that they had witnessed a band that has the talent and passion to go on to dominate the folk/punk music scene.
With European and UK tours completed, and slots at some of the UK’s and European favourite festivals, 2017 was another exciting year so far in the ascent of this exceptional band.
Ferocious Dog offer a full-on six-piece sound that encompasses folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions. The songs are deeply personal and their fans can really identify with the words. Dan Booth, on fiddle, and John Leonard, playing just about everything with strings, bring a huge amount of intricacy to the breakneck pace of their songs. Les Carter (ex Carter USM) on guitar and the rhythm section of Alex Smith and John Alexander hold things together brilliantly, and with Ken Bonsall’s lyrics and sheer likeability, you have a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Ferocious Dog are well known and popular for their high octane live performances.
Tickets: £16.50 in advance, £18 on the door (standing)
Always engaging and far from predictable these 'Two musicians at the top of their game' (Music Riot) seek to push the boundaries of blues, folk and American roots music. Original compositions on Slide guitar, double bass, harmony vocals and good humoured banter are cornerstones of their live shows.
Between them they are very much on the world stage and have performed at Glastonbury, The Royal Albert hall, the Ryman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, MerleFest, Bottle Rock,The Edmonton Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Blue Note Tokyo, Cognac Blues festival, Cayamo and many more. Most recently Daniel toured the US with the Transatlantic Sessions.
The two musicians met through a mutual friend Sam Lewis at Hippie Jack's music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal, they took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later they were cutting a record at Zac Brown’s iconic Southern Ground. Martin plays a 100 year Weissenborn (Hawaiian acoustic lap guitar), Daniel plucks beats, scratches and bows his upright bass to create and unexpected array of sounds.
"Quite simply a great live act" –Time Out London
Tickets: £15 in advance, £17 on the door (seated)
AND HIS BAND
Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.
After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest and finest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.
Albert is a Grammy award-winning musician whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.
“The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton
“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris
Tickets £24 (seated). Accessible seating available from the box office.
Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Renowned for the electric atmosphere of their live shows, Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days and many more. As their last album Monkey Suit, released in late 2014, continues to clock up over a million streams and sales, the band have been touring relentlessly, with over 80 shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe each year.
"A powerful masterpiece… weaves together humour and shrewd political commentary to create a catchy, fun and renegade modern protest album that could not be more relevant" On The Beat (review of Truth & Fiction)
"The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music" ClunkMag Review
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Standing. (Tickets includes a booking charge of 30p)
Take some good-time revolutionary spirit, add a pinch of psychedelic flavour, simmer it down with some Indie Soul and you are somewhere close to the cosmic vibe of The Hot Sprockets, five blood brothers from Dublin City, drawn together by their mutual love of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Performing live the Sprockets’ take-no-prisoners, white hot, bone-breaking approach has lit a fire in men and women of all tastes and flavours, captivating audiences with numerous successful tours across the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe and at festivals such as Camping Be Cider Seaside, Chagstock, Glastonbury, Latitude and countless others around the globe.
With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Honeyskippin’, and Brother Nature – the second of which shot straight into the top 10 of the National Irish Charts – the Sprockets released their third album “Dream Mover”, on April 6th 2018.
Produced and recorded by Dave “Skip” Christophers, and mixed by Charlie Russell (Jamiroquai, Kasabian, The Strypes), listeners can expect to hear an earthier soulful psychedelic side to the Sprockets. Sonically, this album marks a huge leap forward for these independent rockers!
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door (standing)
with Clare Hirst ~ Sax (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie)
Sarah Fisher ~ Keyboards (Eurythmics)
“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.” Daily Telegraph
A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times.
Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel's stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat! Unmissable, book early!
Accessible seats are available by calling the box office 01404 384050
Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album “And Don’t Spare The Horses” on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging bands from Ireland.
Last year saw them play over 40 festivals in 5 countries, tour Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as being invited to the influential new music festival Eurosonic Festival. Other notable festival performances included Glastonbury Main Stage Avalon, Main Stage Cambridge and Bestival. They have just finished a tour of Australia which took them to Port Fairy Festival who invited them half way around the planet before they had released a single song!
“A Melting Pot of sounds that screams ‘get up and dance!'” – RnR Magazine
Support: Black Water County
Smashing their way into the UK folk punk scene since 2013, Black Water County bring an energetic live show of stout quaffing, banjo breaking and tin whistle mangling original music, along with trads and shanties that have been given a good kick up the arse and a slap around the face.
Doors Open 8pm
Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (standing)
Note: this is a standing gig with some seating around the edge
Tankus the Henge is the London based, five wheeled, funk fuelled, open top, custom paint job, rock‘n’roll jalopy that comes careering round the corner on a tranquil summer’s day. Ruining the silence and disturbing the bats.
With their charismatic frontman, Jaz Delorean, looking like a lost character from a Terry Gilliam film, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed, leaving audiences breathless.
Since the release of their first album in 2013 the band has toured extensively across Europe and also become veterans of the festival circuit (Glastonbury, WOMAD, Boomtown, Secret Garden Party).
“Reminds me of a mixture of early Kinks, Squeeze and a bit of Blur mashed in … I love it” Dave Davies, The Kinks
"....a virtual carnival of sound that’s high on energy and deep on soul. With copious helpings of R&B blues, funk, disco, Django, a dose of Dexy’s, a drop of Ray Davies and a pinch of Madness emerging throughout the eleven tracks – it’s an exciting mélange of sound." Simon Wells, The Guardian
"A Tankus the Henge live experience is something to behold. Combining wild showmanship and musical dexterity their sound incorporates rock, funk, blues, ska, roots and gypsy rhythms and their songs tell stories of wonder and woe. High on energy, and deep on soul, Tankus the Henge launch into their live show like a band possessed." Looe Music
+ Support: Jess McAllister
The music of Jess McAllister is wholesome, passionate and free-spirited. Developed naturally from the touchstones of modern folk, her songwriting has grown into an enchanting blend of sound, informed in equal measure by the spontaneity of live performance and an imaginative outlook on life.
Tickets £11 in advance / £14 on the door (standing)
Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album For All Our Sins which was released in 2017 to wide praise including from R2 Magazine who called it a “stunning debut collection”. For All Our Sins is out now on DMF Records on CD, Vinyl and Digital.
Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction. They have played a number of shows & festivals over the last few years garnering fans in the UK and Europe as well as supporting Rick Astley and Kiefer Sutherland on their UK tours.
2018 will see them play a number of shows and giving fans a taste of new material as they plan towards releasing a new album in 2019.
Support act: Samantics
"Multi-instrumental, nerdy hip-hop" Samantics is a next generation one man band. Using a loop-station and a sh*t load of instruments he creates live, multi-instrumental spoken word. He's not a stereotypical rapper, he's not into maiming and murking Gs but he does like gaming a slurping tea. http://www.samantics.co.uk
Tickets: £11 (seated)
doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start