ONE of the country's most exciting young rock and blues musicians is set to play in Exeter this weekend.
Chantel McGregor became the youngest person to pass a rock school exam at the age of eight. She has since stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances prove this is rock blues for the new age.
Recently at the Great British R&B Festival in Colne, she was presented with two awards, Guitarist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, topping past successes when voted Female Vocalist of the Year in 2012 and Young Artist of the Year in 2011. You can see her at Exeter Corn Exchange on Sunday, September 8, from 7.30pm. Tickets £12.50. Call 01392 665938 or visit www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
NEW ensemble Gli Amici (The Friends), formed by well-known violinist Margaret Faultless, co-leader of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, has chosen Lympstone for its first performance.
They will play Baroque Concert at Lympstone Parish Church, on Saturday, September 7. The programme, which starts at 7.45pm, includes music by Handel and Vivaldi, and the 17th century English composers John Dowland and Matthew Locke, who came from Exeter, and became Court composer to Charles II.
Tickets cost £10 and are available from Shear's Café, Lympstone, or call 01395 271915, or email email@example.com
GLAM rock comes to the city on Friday when a top tribute band take to the stage at the Barnfield Theatre.
T-Rextasy are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan's Catalogue Management and are regarded as the world's number one group dedicated to T-Rex. You can ride that wild swan on Friday, September 6, from 8pm. Tickets £18. Call 01392 270891 or visit www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk
FILL up your senses with an evening of John Denver nostalgia in the seaside town of Teignmouth.
Seasons Of The Heart, a tribute to the top country star, is at the Carlton Theatre, on Sunday, September 8.
Ivor George looks, sounds and acts like Denver. With him is Richard Spong, a strings specialist and Denver advocate. Together they present, with humour, anecdotes and pictures, nearly 30 of Denver's best-known songs, including the romantic Annie's Song, Take Me Home Country Roads, and Leaving On A Jet Plane. Tickets £12. Call 01626 778991.
MUSIC and theatre will play all over Exeter, this month when the city's newest festival is launched.
The Unexpected Festival starts on Sunday, September 15, and plays at various venues for a week. The first day offers a free day of sports, music and street theatre from noon to 8pm, on Exeter Quay and Piazza Terracina, culminating in pyrotechnics on the river. For a full list of events throughout the week visit www.unexpectedexeter.co.uk