James Robinson at the Barrel House in Totnes with eclectic mix of heavy soul and upbeat pop
BRIGHTON-based singer/songwriter James Robinson (pictured) plays the Barrel House, Totnes on Saturday night.
Local music fans will recall him as the frontman of the band Two Spot Gobi, and his style has been favourably compared to vocalists such as Coldplay's Chris Martin and Jamie Cullum.
James has duetted with Jason Mraz, and the band opened for the likes of Bruno Mars, Ben Howard and Newton Faulkner.
His new live show features an energetic four-piece band bringing together an eclectic mix of heavy soul and upbeat pop.
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TORBAY'S Big Noise Chorus have a suitable selection of songs for their spring concert on Tuesday night at St Matthias Church in Torquay.
The Bay's largest local community choir, comprising 130 members, will unveil a new wide-ranging programme 'Feeling Good', which includes some sassy jazz numbers, some of most iconic and stirring songs from the world's longest running musical, Les Miserables, and other well-loved upbeat numbers.
The proceeds from this concert will be donated to Torbay Hospital League of Friends.
On the night, BNC will be joined by Stagecoach Theatre Company, and by 10-year-old Terri-Kate Leigh.
Tickets will be available on the door.
THE Neil Maya Quartet, one of the south west's most established and finest jazz outfits, is returning to the venue where it held its very first gig about 10 years ago.
Just before it went on to do play the Teignmouth Jazz festival that year the band, then called Lush Life, played a warm-up gig at the Kingsbridge Inn, Leechwell Street, Totnes.
The band are returning to the very same venue after a 10-year break, a change of name for the band and also a number of changes of owners plus a complete refit at the Kingsbridge Inn especially for the old back room were the band will play.
The current owners Rob and Alex Young are both keen musicians themselves and showing their commitment to live music have installed a fantastic real piano which the band's pianist, Tom Unwin, will be using with his usual flair and dynamism at the gig tomorrow night.
The music starts at 8pm.
SINGERS are coming to the rescue of a flood-hit West Country sanctuary for sick and injured monkeys.
The Lost Sound chorus will perform a concert of contemporary music at St John's Church, Totnes, on Saturday at 7.30pm to raise money for the leading primate welfare charity, Wild Futures.
Their flagship project, the Monkey Sanctuary near Looe in Cornwall, was badly hit during last November's flooding.
Lost Sound director, singing teacher Sandra Smith, said: "We were moved by the Monkey Sanctuary's plight and keen to do our bit to help."
Proceeds from ticket sales and a raffle at the concert will be given to Wild Futures.
The South Devon-based Lost Sound give a modern twist to traditional melodies.
Tickets can be purchased at Harlequin Books in Totnes or by calling 0844 272 1271