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Music at The Exeter Inn

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goldenlad
goldenlad
27 Jun 2011 01:16

As well as great food,ales,lagers and wines visit the Exeter Inn for live music.

Every Friday evening acoustic guitarists and singer ADRIAN between 21.00pm - 23.00pm.

Every Sunday Brian Steffans/ Andy Jones/ Chris and Johnny plus guests (open mic').

goldenlad
goldenlad
27 Jun 2011 01:31

Adrian can be checked out by visiting his bands web site:

www.blagardsandcowboys.com

boot strap bill
boot strap bill
30 Jun 2011 02:20

what a shame this pub has resorted to live music,its one of the last old fashioned pubs left where you could sit and chat without shouting over the music.I feel sorry for the residents who live there!

goldenlad
goldenlad
30 Jun 2011 02:45

Brian Steffans and co play between 5pm and 7pm Sunday and therefore are not a problem to residents. In fact from the Street one has to be very close to actually hear the music that is being played.

Many people in on a Friday evening have eaten and relax when Adrian performs and really enjoy his musical talent and style.

He doesn't belt out songs as he plays acoustic guitar and sings varied ballads etc. he could though but respects the fact the time he is performing and that the customers that frequent pub are sensible mature individuals,couples or groups. Feed back from customers has only been of positive nature.

I believe customers can talk to each other quite easily whilst he plays and the doors are closed so as the music is confined to the pub and not an annoyance or disturbance to residents.

wondering
wondering
30 Jun 2011 03:13

Its good there is no football there and it always looks a welcoming pub. You have to remember Golden you are up against a negative town ..I really cant work out why this is...it does not happen in other towns. I'm sure people on holiday who like Dawlish will enjoy the special evenings.

goldenlad
goldenlad
30 Jun 2011 03:58

Yes they do "wondering", many are from Holland, South Africa, France, Australia and Canada. They enjoy the ambiance of the pub, good food and the entertainment. Public Houses are in demise these days what with the smoking ban, increased rent and ties to breweries who supply beer at very un competetive prices. Landlords have to keep their fingers on the pulse 24-7 and anything that can be offered that enhances the business and the customer experience must be explored. There is no intention to compete say with the Lansdowne for example in the type of performers and music. If I wish to hear a loud rock band or kareoke then I will go to the Lansdowne where I know I will mix with various age groups. However if I want to sit and enjoy a great meal in a great Devon pub and be entertained afterwards by a quality guitarist-singer who interacts with his audience however great or small that may be? then it's The Exeter Inn. Dawlish needs new initiatives and business! I love the town and the people here after moving here from Exeter 3 years ago. The great thing about this town is that each pub has it's own characteristics and characters and they are all in competition with one another but do it in a very friendly and amicable manner.......variety is the "spice of life they say" and I belive it is. Holidaymakers or locals can taste the delights of Dawlish within a short distance from one another. The Swan to the Marine in twenty minutes, calling in on the Teignmouth , Brunswick, The White Heart and the Lansdowne.

It's a great pity the Old Brewery went because that was a different experience, best of luck to Dave & Jackie who have taken over the Laffin Pig, I believe they are going to change the name back as well and lovely to see Ralph back behind the bar last night when I popped in.

Carer
Carer
06 Jul 2011 23:54

Thanks for the heads up Goldenlad.

A good excuse NOT to go on a Sunday night.

Ok, Mr Steffens is a talented chap, but once you have heard his set, thats it. Same old tired songs.

He plays for himself and not the audience.

Sorry, but I have been avoiding such establishments when he has been playing.

goldenlad
goldenlad
08 Jul 2011 01:48

You can't please everybody all of the time, however we hope we can please most some of the time.

I'm sure visitors who have not been to Dawlish or not having heard Brian & Andy & Co play before will enjoy the experience. Only yesterday evening a visiting musician Arthur & his wife visited the Exeter after performing in Torbay at a Care Home . They were dressed in WAC and GI Uniforms and immediately created interest from others in the pub from Bristol on a day visit. Quickly we were all singing songs to their guitars. A group of people from Manchester heard the music, came in and joined in including one who could also play very proficiently and he played Oasis. This group were of various ages, thouroughly enjoyed their experience, brought business into our establishment and commented that it was "Brilliant! and they thought Dawlish is a great place and they don't get this it home!

wondering
wondering
08 Jul 2011 05:38

Golden ..ive decided you cant please 'anyone' in Dawlish ..they get more excited on no events, closed pubs and shops! ...why not offer the music to Teignmouth pubs wouldnt you do better?.

Carer
Carer
09 Jul 2011 17:59

@wondering

Maybe you should read my comment again, instead of jumping in feet first with you usual negative comment because someone doesnt agree with what you say.

When you go to see some entertainment, no matter what it is, if it is the same thing everytime, do you, or do you not get tired of it?

Well, after hearing it so many times, I am giving it a break as I would like to hear something new for a change.

I am allowed an opinion, and this forum is not just for people who only agree with what you have to say.

wondering
wondering
10 Jul 2011 03:09

Carer .. I dont see anything nice about your comment>>>>>>>>>>>

A good excuse NOT to go on a Sunday night.

Ok, Mr Steffens is a talented chap, but once you have heard his set, thats it. Same old tired songs.

He plays for himself and not the audience.

karateka
karateka
18 Jul 2011 04:39

I popped into this establishement to check out the scene and was surprised to see it packed.Maybe a result of the "live music" although I would like to see more variety and musicians besides the"Old and tired blues"being played to death over and over again!

Carer
Carer
21 Jul 2011 23:17

@wondering.

May I suggest that next time you are listening to him, make a request and then see what the answer is!!!!

@karateka.

My point exactly, but you are now labeled as being 'Negative' by saying such a thing.

We are supposed to put up with it and not allowed to say anything different, according to some of the BOF's on here.

J.Warrener
J.Warrener
22 Jul 2011 02:29

If the pub was packed carer then what is your problem. Would you rather different music was played and the pub was empty.

What request would you like. Would you ask Take That or Adele to sing something different.

If the pub is full then obviously people are enjoying what they hear , otherwise they would leave. If you like the pub visit when someone new is on, if not then watch someone else in a different venue.

If you want a different kind of music then ask the landlord to try something else but be prepared to back it up with numerous friends to fill his pub.Afterall if other types of music were appreciated in dawlish im sure other pubs would be trying it out , yet up to now its not succeeded.

Oh and by the way , i hate blues but if it fills his pub , then good luck to him.

Carer
Carer
22 Jul 2011 07:44

@J.Warrener

Does that mean that we are all supposed to listen to the same thing over and over again, and NOT allowed to complain?

It certainly seems like it. Wake up ffs, we are in the 21st centuary where people ARE ALLOWED to think for themselves, have their own opinion, and dont want to put up with the same thing all the time.

I dont have a problem with the pub being packed.

I was just giving MY OPINION, which I am allowed to.

J.Warrener
J.Warrener
22 Jul 2011 12:08

But you dont have to listen to the same thing. Try another pub

wondering
wondering
22 Jul 2011 14:17

To put 'ffs' ..just about says it all. Put the words in full so people understand you more!

For the record I dont go in the pub, I do not have a problem with the music being a success and not bothered whatever they do, to me it's just good its not another 'braindead' football pub. People vote with their feet, do accept many in Dawlish just hate change and anything new.

goldenlad
goldenlad
24 Jul 2011 15:45

I only put this posting on for general information. Take -it -or leave it! it was not an opportunity to take a swipe at anything new anyone wishes to try io Dawlish. End of thread please.

karateka
karateka
01 Aug 2011 03:20

Went to this pub yesterday to listen to the jam session, and there was this new lead guitarist sitting in on the regulars who was incredible and leagues above the regular musicians who attend here each week.His style was definately country rock and made a refreshing change to the "blues sound" so common in these sessions! And then,in the middle of the jam session he fired off "Apache"by the Shadows and then went into"sultans of swing"by Dire Straits.Then Parisiane walkways and started "sweet child of mine"before quietly sitting back and produced an acoustic guitar from another bag and then just layed back accompanying the other musicians.Totally Professional attitude for sure!.Totally refreshing to hear this man! Lets hope he comes back again and maybe attract other high calibre musicians to the venue! Thanks to the landlord of the "Exeter" for offering this layed back session on a Sunday for his customers to enjoy !

goldenlad
goldenlad
01 Aug 2011 05:39

Karateka that's just the sort of reponse we like to hear! It's not all about Brian & Andy and they encourage other talented musicians "out there" to get involved which provides a great friendly atmosphere. I can comment that visitors enjoy their experience and buy the lads drinks to encourage them to keep the experience going which they all do without little persuation. Visitors think it's great and a great deal of local people turn up every week to hear the lads as they do with Adrian Connery, so we are obviously filling a void in Dawlish with respect to live music!

The result of our succesful Friday night and Sunday afternoon sessions are that other pubs in Dawlish are offering free music events (The White Heart) over the next few weeks.

J.Warrener
J.Warrener
01 Aug 2011 13:10

Good to hear and great for dawlish.

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