Little Barrie

Little Barrie

Ten years to the day from when I last tried to see Little Barrie and they played in Torquay. Yes, Torquay, of all places, in the rather recently opened Attic, opposite the sad sight of the closed and boarded up Trents. Perhaps best known for the theme tune to Better Call Saul, Little Barrie are …

Le Chat Noir

Trents

After their gig in Ryan’s Bar, I was expecting not to see Le Chat Noir play in Torquay again. Fortunately for those who live locally (such as myself), they chose to play at least one more, at Trents last night. Although, due to the restaurant next door, no live music was played before 10:30pm. Le …

Le Chat Noir

Ryan’s Bar

Ryan’s Bar is a strange place. An Irish pub (of sorts), with snooker/pool downstairs in the more ‘traditionally’ styled pub, with a Polynesian ‘bridge’ over the stairs and that unusual ‘we’re a music venue, so we’ll buy some guitars and fix them to a wall’ decoration. I came in about half way through Le Chat …

Le Chat Noir

Rude

Rude is a club below Raffles, inside the former Queen’s Hotel in Torquay. A club with a low ceiling and disco lighting, unsurprisingly also had a strong vomit/sweat/spilt drinks odor, before anyone had even pulled a pint behind the bar. The DJ span some “indie” tunes, for which you should read “mostly really bad electro …

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I didn’t bet a curly wurly and a can of coke

I didn’t! It was a long time ago and I’ve forgotten the exact quote, but Eileen had said something about how she just using muscle memory. At the time, I guffawed, as I’d read something about people playing Guitar Hero saying the same thing. It was last night in R&Bs in Torquay, that somehow it …

Le Chat Noir

All back to Trent’s

Two nights ago, Le Chat Noir played Trent’s in Torquay. I’m not going to say any more, as the new song they played hasn’t a name and there wasn’t any gig bingo, so I’m not sure what else I can tell you. Le Chat Noir

Teddy of Le Chat Noir

R&B’s

Le Chat Noir and Spies played R&B’s in Torquay on the 10th, as part of Le Chat Noir‘s two-day tour of Torquay. Rather well attended, with members of the Navy enjoying a night out before shipping off. Le Chat Noir Spies

Le Chat Noir

Gig Bingo @ Trents

Gig bingo is a game that all the family can play. Assuming the family are allowed into the venue in the first place. Beforehand, the players must write down what they believe will happen during that night. These options can be good or bad, but if you’re more inclined to look towards Spinal Tap for …

Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir / Supenik

It’s been so long since I posted, that I’ve almost forgotten what to do. Bands: Le Chat Noir and Supenik Venue: Trents, TorquayDate: 23rd May 2008 Le Chat Noir last played here in April, before their tour of Belgium and Italy. Er… yeah. Um… what comes next? Oh yeah! The photos! Le Chat Noir Supenik

The Rowmance

Ryan’s Bar

The Rowmance, Le Chat Noir and Start Me Up last shared a bill together at The Rock, two months ago – that was, until last night, when all three played Ryan’s Bar. It was the last of four Torquay gigs for Le Chat Noir, before they head off to Belgium. Teddy opened a wound he …