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THE BICTON INN
FREE HOUSE
 
Thursday 30th November 9pm
Ladies Night
Following the much applauded evening at the Exmouth Festival, we are repeating this event which showcases some of East Devon’s highly talented female artists. The amazing divas will be performing everything from gentle folk to striving rock, from classic covers to original songs.


DECEMBER AT THE BICTON INN, EXMOUTH

Friday 1st December 9pm
Bicton Street Blues
Enjoy an evening of rock and blues greats with The Bicton Street Blues. BSB is fronted by Exmouth bluesman Dave Gwilliam accompanied by talented multi-instrumentalist Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats and Olly has played in numerous bands including the Junkyard Angels.

Saturday 2nd December 5pm
Devonbird
You are going to love this lively session featuring original songs together with rousing traditional jigs and reels. Through their songs Devonbird will tell you the tales of Devonshire witches, highwaymen, shipwrecks, murder and love. Nominated for the Southwest Folk awards in 2016, Devonbird has performed to massive acclaim at numerous prestigious folk festivals throughout the UK and their music has featured on radio stations throughout the world.

Sunday 3rd December 5pm
Martin Weller
Singer/songwriter Martin Weller needs little introduction. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the UK and abroad and has a number of successful albums to his name.  Today he will be performing a selection of rock and pop classics together with some of his own amazing songs.

Thursday 7th December 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 8th December 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 9th December 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.

Saturday 9th December 9pm
The Shelly Beach Boys
They’re outrageous, noisy and completely out of control! That’s why everyone loves Exmouth’s favourite fun-time band The Shelly Beach Boys. Join them at the Bicton tonight for another musical meltdown when they perform their exuberant renditions of pop and rock classics; guaranteed to get you singing along and tapping your feet.

Sunday 10th December 5pm
Fire Exit
If you enjoy chilled, trad jazz you are going to love Fire Exit. Talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols, Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw, Paul Barnham will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards- perfect for a Sunday afternoon.

Saturday 14th December 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 so far included a wide range of musical genres from classical to pop and performances from solo singers to instrumental ensembles. So if you have a musical talent to share please come along and join in.

Saturday 16th December 4.30pm
Ruby May Spencer
Exmouth’s very own Ruby May Spencer is a talented young singer/songwriter who’s already on her way to stardom. She has featured on BBC Introducing and this year recorded 2 original tracks for the Radio One Big Weekend Academy. Her repertoire includes an eclectic blend of soul, blues and jazz with a hint of folk. 

Sunday 17th December 5pm
Laurie and 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.

Sunday 17th December 7.30pm
Carols at The Bicton Inn
Enjoy an evening of participatory fun to get you into the Christmas spirit with Carols and Christmas songs. The piano is tuned, the brass section is polished, and the mince pies are hot. All that’s needed now is your singing. Word sheets provided.
This event is very popular so please come early if you want to sit down.

Thursday 21st December 8.30
Becky’s Christmas 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 23rd December 5pm
Daniela
Charismatic and talented German singer/songwriter Daniela Ruettinger is a truly international artist who has performed at festivals and venues around the world. Her beautiful singing is complimented by her competent guitar playing when she performs a selection of folk, rock and indie covers and some of her own soulful songs.

Thursday December 28th 8.30pm
Bicton Christmas Folk Night
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him and friends for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform. If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Saturday 30th December 5pm
Joe Whibely & Jacob Hillman
Enjoy an afternoon in the company of virtuoso rock guitarist Joe Whibley and dynamic piano player, singer songwriter Jacob Hillman when the duo bring you their unique interpretations of popular rock classics and songs from artists as diverse as the Scissor Sisters, System of a Down, Alt-J, and David Bowie, together with some brilliant originals.

Sunday 31st December 10pm
New Year’s Eve with Martin Weller
Who better to bring in the New Year on a high note? Featuring some of Martin’s latest songs and a selection of favourite rock and pop classics, you can be sure of a great night in the hands of this charismatic musician.