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Tony Law, Marcel Lucont and Andrew O'Neill head to The George

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 28, 2013

  • ABSURD: Comedian Tony Law.

  • AMERICANA: Woody Pines.

  • SHOW OFF: Andrew O'Neill.

  • The Henry Girls.

  • GALLIC WIT: Marcel Lucont.

  • RHYTHMS: Spikedrivers. Picture: Tim Calloway

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The George Hotel has a new brochure due out and it's bursting with quality music and a cool comedy line-up. Rosanna Rothery takes a look.

Comedy:

IF you like your comedy gloriously absurd, loud and ridiculous then you will be delighted to know Tony Law is heading to the venue with his show, Maximum Nonsense. You might know Tony from Russell Howard's Good News or 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

If, though, you're after razor sharp one-liners, you might want to turn out for Gary Delaney, widely regarded as being the most quotable comic on the circuit. Expect brilliantly-crafted gags from the guy who writes for tons of TV comedy shows and plenty of top comedians.

Marcel Lucont, meanwhile, is the epitomy of Gallic wit, style and wine-slurping prejudice. Expect no mercy when it comes to examination of our British character and attitudes. After all, this is the man who wrote You British – And Where You Are Going Wrong.

Luisa Omeilan also heads to the venue with her show, What Would Beyonce Do? Apparently this funny female is aggrieved that while the American diva has it all, she has wound up, somehow, with next to nothing.

Last but not least, Andrew O'Neill, a self-confessed comedian, transvestite, metal-head, amateur occultist and all-round show off also brings his sense of the absurd and general silliness to the venue.

Music:

IF you like blues and roots music you'll want to turn out for Spikedrivers who combine African and Native American rhythms, gospel harmonies, Sixties blues and rock guitar.

There are also evenings with The Steve Tucker All Star Jazz Band and Americana favourites, Woody Pines.

Multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer puts in an appearance as does traditional acoustic mountain music outfit Hillfolk Noir.

Three sisters, The Henry Girls, will be blending traditional Irish music with a hint of Americana and a nod to bluegrass.

There are also visits from the talented French singer Flossie Malavialle, veteran folk singer Julie Felix, slide-guitar supremo John Emil and top Latin guitarist Eduardo Niebla. It's then down to Nick Pynn and Daisy Grant to entertain on an array of toy, folk and home-made instruments in their Double Whammy Tour.

The venue also hosts a charity concert for North Devon Hospice with Ian Hudson and friends.

For details on any of the above gigs phone The George Hotel on 01769 572514 or visit www.wegottickets.com

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