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THE BICTON INN
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OCTOBER AT THE BICTON INN

Sunday 1st October 5pm
Fire Exit featuring Martin Nichols
If you enjoy some chilled, traditional jazz you are going to love this afternoon’s session. Talented jazz stalwarts Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw, Paul Barnham and guest Martin Nichols will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Thursday 5th October 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.

Saturday 7th October 5pm
Sunday 3rd September 5pm
Dave Ward and Malcolm Horton
Enjoy this impressive double bill featuring two of Exmouth's most popular musicians. Singer/ songwriter Malcolm Horton will perform some of his own inspirational songs, together with popular pop classics. No one performs anthemic rock songs quite as well as singer/guitarist Dave Ward. You'll find yourself tapping your feet and joining in when he performs some favourites from the 80s, 90s and 00s.

Saturday 7th October 9pm
Laurie Ward 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 8th October 5pm
Nigel Challis
Nigel is a highly 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.
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Thursday 12th October 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 14th October 5pm
Joe Wibley and Jacob Hillman
Enjoy an afternoon in the company of virtuoso rock guitarist Joe Wibley 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 15th October 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 19th October 8.30pm
Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks
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 21st October 5pm
SEA SONGS & SHANTIES FOR TRAFALGAR DAY
in aid of RNLI
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks presents an evening of evocative sea songs and shanties to commemorate Trafalgar Day. It was on this day in 1805 that the the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson,  won the battle against the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar, which prevented the invasion of Britain.

The evening will feature Various Shanty Groups including the brilliant Chantry Bouys from Colyton
Singer and multi-instrumentalist Becky Brooks
Derek Brooks and a host of other performers.

If you would like to sing a song of the sea, you will be welcome to do so
ollections during the event will be donated to th Royal National Lifeboat Institute

Sunday 22nd October 5pm
Navigator
This brilliant folk/rock band will be putting their special twist on an eclectic mix of music from American blues to English folk including popular pieces by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Gershwin, Little Feat and James Brown

Thursday 26th October to Sunday 29th October
Halloween Beer Festival
Come and try something different at this spine-chilling four day Beer Festival featuring 20 real ales, craft beers and live music

Thursday 26th October 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Night
Petrifying 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.

Halloween Beer Festival
Friday 27th October 9pm
Bicton Street Blues
Enjoy an evening of hair-raising rock and blues. Bicton Street Blues 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 a variety of folk, and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

Halloween Beer Festival
Saturday 28th October 5pm
Halloween Musical Spectacular
Enjoy an evening featuring an eclectic mix of music from some of Exmouth’s top musical talent.

Halloween Beer Festival
Sunday 29th October 5pm
Daniela
Frighteningly 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.