Quick return to Hope Cove

LAND of The Giants frontman Andy Quick is sure to get The Cove bouncing when he arrives for a special gig on Friday, March 17.

A firm favourite now in Hope Cove, he makes his return complete with band as part of an extensive Spring tour.

During a break from the Giants, he’s gone electric and cranked up the volume with a fresh collection of bangers.

Accompanied by a pumping rhythm section featuring Jackal Hebb (drums), Josie Boucharde (bass) and Martin Jenkins (keys), they recorded debut album ‘The Way Things Are’ – an eclectic and fiery collection that has been turning heads over the past few months.

Obsessed with his craft, Andy has big ideas and is a writer of catchy anthems that stick with you long after the show is over. With an engaging presence on stage, he tells unique tales with his songs; from the hedonism of life on the road through to the everyday responsibility of fatherhood and everything and anything in between.

As a performer, he has real fire in his belly and in recent years has become a regular act at the UK’s major festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival and Isle of Wight to name just a few.

Live at around 9pm, admission is free.

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One for the real musos

EXPECT a tug on the heart strings when introspective indie-pop purveyors Peacock Affect make their Cove debut on Saturday, March 11.

Without a doubt, this is one for the real musos out there fully willing to embrace a state of moody melancholia in the tranquil setting of Hope Cove.

Influenced by the likes of Morrissey and Elliot Smith, Exeter-based George Holman starting writing his own music after deciding his old band didn’t play enough sad, emotional songs.

And a lot of people believe in this dude.

Last year saw regular airplay on Radio 1 thanks to Huw Stephens and a deal struck with Universal Japan.

With tracks like ‘Who Cares if You Exist’ and ‘It Just Isn’t The Same Anymore’ – you know what you’re getting.

“My songs aren’t ones to dance to,” says Holman.

“They are all about my experiences and feelings, It’s emotional guitar music for the heavy hearted.”

This guy could go all the way.

Live from 9pm, admission is free.