THE George Hotel aims to get you chuckling through the colder months by providing some great comedy. The South Molton venue also keeps you cosy with soothing acoustic vibes and raises the temperature with rousing roots music.
A comedy cabaret group, which aims to make classical music wickedly entertaining, kicks off the new season. Graffiti Classics hope to burst any elitist boundaries associated with a traditional string quartet, by delivering an all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show performed on 16 strings, eight dancing feet and four voices.
Meanwhile, Charlie Baker, who originally hailed from Newton Abbot will be joined by Ivo Graham for a double bill of laughs.
The latter’s self-effacing style takes in public school, living with gran, tinned rice pudding, sex worries and computer games.
Natural charm and loveable cheekiness can be expected from up-and-coming comic Joe Lycett, who last year won the Fosters’ Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe. Listen to his camp storytelling style as he meanders through topics of sexuality, pizza and alter egos.
While fans of Jo Caulfield will appreciate another chance to catch her razor-sharp observations and scandalous one-liners in her Better The Devil You Know show.
VIDEO: Jo Caulfield:
For folky harmonies and bluesy riffs check out duo Rita Payne who combine the talents of Rhiannon Scott and Pete Sowerby. Or for unvarnished, tale-telling songs of misguided love, endless nights and long hauls through prairies, stop off for Canadian Cam Penner.
If you want to hear an exceptional guitar talent then don’t miss Clive Carroll – popular with the likes of Jean-Christophe Novelli and Madonna – or Gordon Giltrap – names like Jimmie Page and Mark Knopfler have paid tribute to his unique talent.
Plus there’s acoustic talent in the form of fabulous fiddler Tom McConville who is joined by All Scotland Accordion Champion, Leonard Brown.
VIDEO: Cam Penner performing Roam:
A new band, ThreeBridgesThree, featuring former members of the Thunderbridge Bluegrass boys, promises a blend of acoustic country, blues, roots, rockabilly and swing.
There’s plenty of entertainment and fun, too, from Wild Willy Barrett’s Sleeping Dogz who might loosely be described as “grunge folk” or “acoustic punk”. There’s also another visit from traditional Celtic favourites Craobh Rua mixing uillean pipes, fiddles, whistles, banjo and mandolin.
Bookings: 01769 572514 or visit www.wegottickets.com.