The King’s Arms has a strong music heritage, with our aim being to showcase the myriad of local talent that North Devon and the South West has to offer. Variety is the spice of life, and we run a broad programme throughout the year that represents all musical genres! From Indie, Roots & Ska, Blues, reggae and everything in between. Read on to find out whats in store…..
OPEN MIC – The First Sunday of every month….
We invite all to join us on this wonderful journey of Music & Merriment that is, Open Mic Night!
The only thing you can be sure of is that no two nights will be the same, so come along, and be amazed and entertained.
All talents and all abilities welcome, so if you play then we’d love you to join us in making the magic!
Friday 16th February – 9pm
We are thrilled to be welcoming the amazing Small Town Jones back to The King’s Arms!
Having already provoked a four-star review in Q magazine for Freight Ships on At The Helm Records available nationwide, the album is now making big waves for this compelling West country artist, most recently appearing on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio 2 Saturday show.
“Jim has a voice that frames the world for a moment. He’s a steady hand in a rattling, rolling, shifting sea of music. Hear Small Town Jones.”
– Iain Archer Singer/Songwriter (Tired Pony/Snow Patrol) Ivor Novello winner
“Waves, has a cracked drawl reminiscent of Dinosaur JR’s J.Masics and the almost whispered beauty of tracks such as Oxygen or Red are not a million miles away from Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s Something In The Way.” Review in Fatea July 2012
“…Giving his songs a wider scope, but carrying the same intense intimacy, as he again attempts to make sense of hope and confusion.” **** Review in Q magazine by Andy Fyfe, March 2012
“Emotive confessionals and keening ballads” – Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK.
Friday 23rd February – 9pm
Tirelessly touring and songwriting for the last three years, The Syndicate have recently been recording in London in preparation for release their second EP. The new material maintains a keen eye on songwriting craft boosted by a melodic pop rock sensibility akin to Bears Den and the Hunna.
The Syndicate have tapped into a sound with wide appeal tied to their Devon roots; anthemic tunes that depicted intimate and reflective moments. There are new boys on the beach.