Le Chat Noir

All the Fun of the Fair…

3 years and 1 day ago, Le Chat Noir played what I thought would be their last gig in Paignton, to an empty room (except for the other bands). The same story repeated itself last night, right down to the fair on the green, as part of carnival week. Like before, there are stories to …

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Winston’s

Winston’s of Paignton. The kind of pub that litters towns and cities across the country (as with most of Torbay, the clientele were also from all over the country) and is popular with working class lager drinkers, who do not care that their surroundings are a mixture of ITV, a cheap chain hotel lobby and …

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The Lighthouse Music Hub

Last night was the opening of The Lighthouse Music Hub in Paignton. A project that has been going since the demise of The Bit on the Side. Obviously, I was there (otherwise I wouldn’t be typing this, would I?) and it was bitterly cold inside. The last time I’d been inside the building, it was …

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Le Chat Noir / Leon Fazy / Katyusha Rockets

Le Chat Noir, Leon Fazy and Katyusha Rockets played the Bit on the side in Paignton yesterday. Le Chat Noir were a last minute addition to the bill (who were asked the night before if they wished to play). A friday 13th gig… what could go wrong? A few little things like moving bass drums …

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Le Chat Noir / Supenik

I went down to the Bit on the side in Paignton last night. It was my first gig in Paignton, unless you include the Radio 1 roadshow on Paignton Green in 1990 (featuring as a special guest, the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles), which I don’t. Who were the bands playing? Supenik, Le Chat Noir and …