Local Gig Guide
Costa Blanca News' weekly round up of live music taking place in the area. Before making a journey it is recommended that people confirm with the venue that the listed act is performing.
Friday, November 10 LA MARINA: Cole’s Country, Posh Club 13.00-15.30 LA ROMANA: David John (Rod Stewart tribute), Lukeys Bar ORIHUELA COSTA: Mr Shifty, Sunrise Beach Club, C.C. La Mosca, Playa Flamenca 15.00 Ayla & Mike, Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca The Cages, Paddy’s Point, La Zenia Saxy Johan, De Bassus Kolted, Bushwacka, Cabo Roig The Dougie Munro Show, Y.O.L.O., Cabo Roig Bella Luna, The Local, La Florida Abba Elite, Eduardo’s, Villamartin Plaza Chloe Leigh, The Avenue, Lomas de Cabo Roig Elvis tribute, Stray Sod, La Fuente QUESADA: Dave the Hat, The Park Inn Dee, The Arches Bar SAN JAVIER: The Starbeats (Beatles tribute), Time Out Sports Bar SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS: Paul Christie, The New Tavern TORREVIEJA: The Friday Jam, Café Bar El Paso
Saturday, November 11 ORIHUELA COSTA: Blue Waves, Sunrise Beach Club, C.C. La Mosca, Playa Flamenca 15.00 Kolted, Stray Sod, La Fuente Richie Alexander, The Local, La Florida Talk of Alien, Bushwacka, Cabo Roig The Dougie Munro Show, Y.O.L.O, Cabo Roig Diamond Jack, Driver’s Bar, Villamartin PINAR DE CAMPOVERDE: The Soundz, Maggie O’Brien’s QUESADA: Wardi, The Arches Abba Elite, Quesada Country Club David John (Rod Stewart tribute), La Marquesa Golf SANTA POLA: Flashback, Leprechaun Bar & Restaurant TORREVIEJA: Rodeo Rose, Monroe’s Music Pub PDQ, Bar Carlos Chloe Leigh, Camping Florantilles
Sunday, November 12 ORIHUELA COSTA: Kolted, Chiringuitos del Sol Beach Bar, Cabo Roig 13.30 Abba Elite, Bushwacka, Cabo Roig Danny, Stray Sod, La Fuente Rain O’Connor ‘Keep ‘er Lit’, The Auld Dubliner, Lomas de Cabo Roig 17.00 QUESADA: Johnny Fox, MJ’s Bar 15.00 concert season. Here is the programme: December 3: Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the soloists Stanislav Tchak and TORREVIEJA: All That Jazz, Bar Carlos 13.30 Jam Session, Reflections Bar, San Luis 14.30-17.30 The Big Jam, Meson Villa Salada, San Luis 15.00-19.00 The Covers Brothers open mic, The Ship Inn, Marina International Jacuzzi, Doolan’s, Via Park 3, Los Altos
Monday, November 13 LA MARINA: Open stage jam session, Posh Club 13.00-16.00 ORIHUELA COSTA: Richie Alexander, Tradewinds, La Fuente The Cages, Stray Sod, La Fuente Ali & Che (Kolted acoustic), Paddy’s Point, La Zenia Josh Watts, Bushwacka, Cabo Roig David John (Rod Stewart tribute), The Local, La Florida TORREVIEJA: Keyboard Kev, The Boz Bar, El Chaparral C.C.
Tuesday, November 14 ORIHUELA COSTA: English Folk Music Club open mic night hosted by Ian Smith, Madhouse, Edificio Tiro de Pinchon, Pueblo Príncipe David John (Rod Stewart tribute), Y.O.L.O., Cabo Roig The Cages, Paddy’s Point, La Zenia Nikki G, Boo Radley’s Sports Bar, La Zenia Paul Cullen, Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca Bella Luna, The Stray Sod, La Fuente Flashback, The Local, La Florida TORREVIEJA: All That Jazz, Marina Bar, Torreta 2 13.00
Wednesday, November 15 DOÑA PEPA: Juanjo, Leaf ’s 16.00 ENTRE NARANJOS: Big Jam Session, Bamboo Lounge 17.30 María Dolores Cases, and Mozart’s 41st symphony (Jupiter Symphony) January 6-7: Traditional New Year and Three Kings offering concerts February 17: Violin Concerto in D major and Fifth Symphony by Beethoven April 14: Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra featuring the soloists Sania Cheong on violin and Stefan Kropfitsch on cello; Valsa triste by Sibelius; and Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony (eighth) May 12: Selection of opera and zarzuela (Spanish operetta) compositions. Tickets for all concerts range from €7- €20, except the January 6-7 performances which are €10-€25. Season tickets covering all performances cost from €65€85. Tickets are available from the OST office at Calle Vicente Blasco Ibanez 23, every Monday from 10.00-13.00; the municipal GRAN ALACANT: Chloe Leigh, The Pub Masa Square 19.00 ORIHUELA COSTA: Brinck Johnsen Quartet Live Jazz, Y.O.L.O., Cabo Roig 14.00 Jimmy the Hat acoustic jam followed by Victor, Georgiou’s, Blue Lagoon 16.00 Richie Alexander, The Local, La Florida 19.00 Susana & Oscar (Colt 45), Clarke's Bar, Playa Flamenca 19.30 Lucid, Oscar’s, Playa Flamenca Ali & Che (Kolted acoustic), The Stray Sod, La Fuente Dan Davy, La Sahara, La Fuente Matt Blackwood, Waldemar’s, La Florida 20.00 PINAR DE CAMPOVERDE: Brian Bennett, Maggie O’Brien’s 17.00-19.30 SAN MIGUEL DE SALINAS: Woody, The New Tavern TORREVIEJA: Poolside Jam with Coast2Coast, Camping Florantilles 14.30-17.30 Open mic night with PDQ, Bar Carlos Dee, Princess Bar, C.C. Punta Marina
Thursday, November 16 ORIHUELA COSTA: Jacuzzi, Sunrise Beach Club, C.C. La Mosca, Playa Flamenca 15.00 Rick Hadley, The Depot, Cabo Roig 17.00 The Cages, Stray Sod, La Fuente Richie Alexander, Y.O.L.O., Cabo Roig Miguel Alarza, Bar Argento, Cabo Roig Paul Cullen, Paddy’s Point, La Zenia Saxy Johan, Alejandros, La Zenia 19.30 Kolted, Celtic Drop, Playa Flamenca The Dougie Munro Show, The Local, La Florida TORREVIEJA: Acoustic folk and country jam session, Reflections Bar, San Luis 15.00-17.00 Jam session, Camping Florantilles Corrections and additions to email@example.com theatre box office every Monday from 17.0019.00; and the venue box office two hours prior to the performance
Until June 17, 2018: Free guided eco-tours in La MataTorrevieja natural park have made a welcome return. The new series runs until June next year and consists of a total of 16 tours spread between three themed routes. The tours are in English and Spanish and will be hosted by a specialised environmental guide. Here is the schedule: The Great Secret of the Lagoon: aimed at all the family runs on February 4, March 3, April 8, May 13 and June 2 The Birds of the Natural Reserve: ornithological tour runs on November 19, March 25, April 20 and May 26 La Mata, Vineyards of Water and Salt: featuring a tasting of wines made from grapes grown in the park’s vineyards runs on February 17 and June 17 Each tour takes around 3.5-4 hours and leaves from the La Mata-Torrevieja natural park interpretation centre at 10.00. It is recommended that participants wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the time of year, a hat, walking or sports shoes, lunch or a snack and water. Optional equipment includes binoculars and a camera. Reservations are essential and can be made from one month in advance at the Torrevieja tourism website at bit.ly/2dLK1Cd
Brace yourselves... the ridiculously popular Big Jam at Meson Villa Salada in San Luis urb, Torrevieja returned after an enforced break last Sunday with a Halloween party. The jam take places every Sunday afternoon from 15.00-19.00