Music at the Bandstand
If you are a music fan there will be lots of great bands for you to enjoy in the Bandstand in Royal Avenue Gardens throughout the week of Regatta.Every year we aim to bring you some of the best local musicians in the area and we have built a reputation over years of providing a terrific and eclectic mix of styles. This year’s line-up will be just as exciting.
Our objective is make sure you have a really good time and the Royal Avenue Gardens is the perfect place to relax with the music in the afternoon and or to have a listen to some great music in the evening or to let your hair down and have a good old dance. The Dartmouth Regatta Committee really hopes that you enjoy our week-long festival of excellent music. We don’t charge for any of our events in the Bandstand but they cost money to put on along with the rest of the Regatta. If you see someone approach with a collecting tin please give generously. Coins are great but notes would be even better. That way we can bring you another great programme of music next year. Enjoy the music!
Bandstand Live Music Programme
Monday 22nd August
2:30pm Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects are a busy, accomplished covers band playing rock, pop and soul hits. The talented Megan on lead vocals brings buckets full of stage presence.
8:30pm The Weekend
Torquay based guitar based, three-piece cover combo formed in the Spring of 2011, inspired by the sounds of the mid 70s.
Tuesday 23rd August
South Devon Band playing Country Music to Classic Rock and Roll, some current stuff and a few of their own songs thrown in.
Wednesday 24th August
2:30pm Never Can Tell
Never Can Tell is a talented and experienced 4 piece band, specialising in classic blues, 50s/60s R&B and swing music. Influences range from BB King and Muddy Waters to Eric Clapton and Chuck Berry.
8:30pm Just Misbehavin
Just Misbehavin’ play a lively mixture of swing, jazz and dance music. You'll hear plenty of favourites plus some unexpected numbers all given their irresistible swing treatment.
Thursday 25th August
2:30pm Whisky Falls
Whisky Falls are a 3 piece Indie/Rock band from Saltash and can play full on rock, indie or even mellow acoustic.
8:30pm Buicks 56
Buicks 56 are a five piece Rock & Roll and Jive Band with many years of live gigging experience. Their aim is to bring back the legends, Elvis, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Burnette to name but a few.
Friday 26th August
Devon's brightest party band Tweaks play the best floor fillers and other great party songs from then-till- now
An evening with Eventine consists of classic rock working up to disco, funk and finishing with some of the best dance and pop songs in the charts at the moment.
Saturday 27th August
12:30pm Go Tell Alice
Go tell Alice have a smooth combination of saxophone, guitar and vocals, delivering a lively and exciting mix of original material and well-chosen covers, with a funky blues, jazz twist.
TBA Blue Ash Fly
The Flies are a 5 piece band based in the southwest of the UK, with an excellent repertoire of popular songs from many genres including classics by Queen, Pink Floyd and AC/DC, Stereophonics, Skunk Anansie, Alanis Morrisette, and The Killers amongst others.
The greatest music from the greatest artists from the greatest era in pop, rock, motown and soul 60s, 70s & 80s - a load of great songs you know plus a load of great songs you had forgotten you know. FAB play music as it is meant to be played, with energy and musicality.
The band formed 10 years ago from a close group of friends that happened to share a passion for music. After hours and hours of rehearsals, Eventine grew to find a truly great sound. To date, they have performed countless live shows in a variety of venues; at both public venues and private functions. Their sets consist of a mixture of some of the greatest material released over the last 5 decades; ranging from classic rock and pop, to funk , soul and dance. Over the years Eventine have acquired a reputation for being perhaps one of the only bands around capable of pulling off such a musically diverse range of tracks. No Genre is left untouched, just to make sure no one goes home disappointed.