Monday, October 31, 2005

October 31st Halloween

Grim Halloween
We saw this on Yahoo.
The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging in a tree in the US went ignored for hours because neighbours thought it was a Halloween decoration.

The 42-year-old woman's body was suspended 15 feet from the ground at the side of a busy road in Delaware from Tuesday night, police said.

Locals noticed the body early on Wednesday morning but dismissed it as a Halloween prank.

(Didn't they check their diary? Ed.)

Sweet little Children
No doubt hordes of sweet young children will come to your door demanding their treat or they play a trick on you. As these children grow up they become the spotty faced proto-thugs that demand money and run a key down your car if you don't cough up.

Sounds a lot like blackmail to me and we encourage it??

Events on Monday Night
As far as we can tell the only live music event tonight in the area is the open mic night at the Westgate in Taunton. We do know that many pubs will be running Halloween themed evenings though.

Have fun spooky evening

The Editor

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Saturday stuff!

Lots of events on for you to enjoy today.

If you would like to comment on any of our posts then use the comment feature at the bottom of each post or email us at

Live events on Saturday in the West Dorset & South Somerset areas
Live Music TBC @ Hardy's, Bridport
Farfisa @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Simon Gee @ Lord Nelson, Norton-s-Hamdon
Little Dixie @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Rhythm Junkies @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Memphis 56 @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Rusty Razor @ Bottle Inn, Marshwood
X-Teller @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Real World @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
The Riverbrew @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Live Music TBC @ Westminster
Unforgiven Kingdom @ Royal Oak, Ilminster
Roadhouse @ Ropemakers, Bridport
Seth Lakeman Trio @ David Hall Arts Centre, S.Petherton

Live events in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Yanagai! Yanagai! @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Loza Fitzgibbon @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Rosie Shaw @ Flying Horse, Taunton
Farfisa @ Green Dragon Combe St Nicholas
Jim Reynolds @ Vintage, Wellington
Cold Shot @ Wellington Football Club
Live Music @ The Westgate, Taunton
Flaggon @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Excellos @ Old Market, Bridgwater
That'll Do @ Volunteer, Honiton
Silverback @ Hutton Village Hall
Dave Gale @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Les Martin @ Princess Royal, Taunton

Have a great weekend!

The Editor

Friday, October 28, 2005

Freaky Friday, Blair & music

Print edition of magazine out now
The South Somerset & West Dorset edition of the magazine is making its way out to you right now. If you don't yet have your copy it will be with you soon!

Blair is the scariest!
A latex Halloween mask of Tony Blair is more popular than every other ghoulish design, a fancy dress company has said.

The Prime Minister's image has out-sold former gruesome favourites Dead Eye the Pirate and Charlie the Skull. A mask of US President George Bush is the sixth best-selling design, with a scary Margaret Thatcher mask trailing in ninth place, Angels Fancy Dress said.

Just over two-thirds of the 750 online orders for Tony Blair masks were placed by people living in the north of England and Scotland.

What's happening today?

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset on Friday
Howard’s Alias, Sonic Boom Six, Buzz Kill & Andy Fiction. @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil
Storm @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Ironic @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
BJ McCabe @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
The Lost Boys @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Tom Toomey @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Smith 'n' Moore @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas on Friday
Llangoed ~ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Love Letters @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Live Music @ Malt Shovel Bridgwater
Whisky Position @ The Westgate, Taunton
That'll Do @ Market House, Cullompton
Barracuda @ George Inn, Uffculme
Turnette Doone @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Elton John Tribute @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Linda Gail Lewis @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton
Poppa J @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Heart Beats @ Bridgwater Sports & Social Club

A quick reminder that the next edition of Suited and Booted will be the combined December and January monster. To make sure you are in the magazine please send us all your gig information by 17th November!!!

You can email us at

The Editor

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Thursday, Games & Music

You thought that those childish games of Rock, Scissor Paper were a waste of time?
A Canadian has been crowned World Rock Paper Scissors champion.

Andrew Bergel, 29, a Toronto lawyer, thrilled his hometown crowd with a winning throw of paper to take the gold medal and the £5,000 first prize. Bergel defeated California student Stan Long, who received £1,000 for his second-place finish.

About 500 competitors took part from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, as well as 26 US states and five provinces.

Those of you who are wondering about a Spoof championship need wonder no more. The current world Champion is famed Chef Marco Pierre White.

What about the music?

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Krays @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil

The Krays pictured here at the Half Moon in Stoke sub Hamdon

Live Music TBC @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Ian Kenna (the man behind Rob E Williams) @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Dodgy Jammers @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Lazy River @ The Cross Keys, Norton Fitzwarren
Heather Christian @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Jive Inn @ Chesnut Tree Club
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Burnham On Sea
Louis & The Iguanas @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Have a great day!

The Editor

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

November gigs now downloadable

You can now download the November gig list for West Dorset and South Somerset as a PDF file by pointing your browser to

Yes it is a bit of an eye chart, but we figure that you deserve as much information as we can give. Perhaps we ought to start selling magnifying glasses!

This seems at the moment to work better with Internet Explorer than Mozilla as a browser, if you have any ideas why we would be pleased to hear them!

The Arts pages will follow soon as will the pages for the Taunton & Bridgwater areas.

The Editor

Wednesday: music, cookies & motion 'on the job'

Has the world gone mad part 437 - Toy car, cookie prompt bomb scare at S.Diego
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A toy car and a cookie prompted a bomb scare at San Diego airport on Tuesday when they were mistaken for possible bomb-making parts in a passenger's luggage.

Officials closed the commuter terminal at San Diego International Airport and evacuated passengers for about an hour after baggage screeners using X-ray equipment raised a red flag.
"Both of those items together on the screen gave the appearance of an ... improvised explosive device," Transport Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Peppin said.

Bloody dangerous those chocolate chip cookies....they put inches on your waistline.

What's happening today?

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Tom Toomey @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Talent @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Caution: motion on the job can make you sick!
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Early nerve damage caused by repetitive motion on the job (we can't quite believe Reuters wrote that phrase!) can cause "sick worker" syndrome, a fatigue or depression that can be mistaken for poor work performance, according to a study published in this month's Journal of Neuroimmunology.

The study done on rats found that nerve injuries caused by low-force, highly repetitive movement -- common to typists, pianists and meatpackers, among other professions -- can be blamed on increased production of proteins known as cytokines.

Blimey and all this time we had assumed that Government Ministers who didn't seem to do much were just lazy bastards. It turns out that they are just avoiding on the job repetitive motion and so saving us taxpayers from having to pay sick pay!

This will soon no doubt become a slackers charter, "sorry boss, couldn't come to work today, cytokines was gettin' me down."

The Editor

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tuesday Music & video pods

Well good news! The November edition of Suited and Booted is now at the printers to have their magic weaved over it. A simple computer file is turned into around 185Kg or 406lbs weight of printed paper.

The new Apple video iPod has already been turned into the pornPod! 'Adult' content providers are rushing to supply downloadable content suitable for the new device. But, call us old fashioned if you like but won't a 40 incg double D cup breast look something less than it best on a 2.5 inch screen?

Live music in West Dorset & South Somerset on Tuesday
Luke Daniels & Jonathan Preiss @ St Michael's Church, Axmouth
Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon Combe St Nicholas
Aquabats, Never Heard Of It, Sonic Boom Six & Not Your Heroe @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas on Tuesday
Forever in blue jeans @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (till 26th)
Acoustic Jam Night @ Green Dragon Combe St Nicholas

More stuff later!

The Editor

Monday, October 24, 2005

Homer makes men of the decade list!

From Homer Simpson to Bob Geldof, 10 famous males have been named the Men of the Decade.
TV chef Jamie Oliver, England manager Sven Goran Eriksson and cyclist Lance Armstrong are included on the list, as are writer Ian McEwan and Blur singer Damon Albarn.
The Top 10 was compiled by a panel of experts for magazine Men's Health to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Each man represents a different area of expertise, including sport, music and design.
Designer Sir Paul Smith, iPod creator Jonathan Ive and geneticist Craig Venter complete the list.

"These are people of real substance and solid achievement rather than temporary fame," said Men's Health editor Morgan Rees.

"The people on our list have used their talents to change the world around them, rather than just to draw attention to themselves.

"We were particularly pleased to see Homer Simpson on the list.
"He has taught a whole generation how to take on the challenge of modern fatherhood and win - although not always with honour."

Top 10 Men of the Decade: Philosopher: Homer Simpson; Sportsman: Lance Armstrong; Visionary: Jonathan Ive; Designer: Sir Paul Smith; Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson; Activist: Bob Geldof; Writer: Ian McEwan; Musician: Damon Albarn; Chef: Jamie Oliver; Scientist: Craig Venter.


The Editor

Apple sued over iPOD Nano

If you have recently purchased an iPod Nano than this may be of interest.

Apparently the plastic of the case scratchs very easily and one of the one million iPod customers has launched a class action against Apple.

Follow the link in the headline above for more details.

The Editor


New exercise routine if you're over 50. You might want to take it easy
at first, then do it faster as you become more proficient.

It may be too strenuous for some.
Always consult your doctor before starting any exercise program!


That's enough for the first day. Great job.
Have a wine!!!

The Editor

Saturday, October 22, 2005


There are a fanstastic number of gigs tonight so there ought to be something for just about everyone!

Did you hear on the news that a parrot had died of avian flu?
Not one mention of Monty Python! Not a single reference to a Norwegian Blue!
"It's not dead it's resting"

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset today
Racey @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Live Music TBC @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Mark S. @ Railway Hotel, Yeovil
Design @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Bakers Arms, Martock
Alias @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Stranglers with Chapter Xiii @ Westland Leisure Complex, Yeovil
Back Street Blues @ Barrington Oak, Barrington
Clams @ Hardy's, Bridport
The Relics @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
Gothic Chicken (Ladyboys!) @ Ropemakers, Bridport
John Renbourn @ St Michael's Church, Axmouth

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Hood @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Jason Toft @ Flying Horse, Taunton
Ann Clancey @ Princesss Royal, Taunton
Cover Up @ Vintage, Wellington
Remedy @ The Westgate, Taunton
Snappa @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Brenny @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Voodoo Moon @ Rockers Live, Taunton

Voodoo Moon forget to set the flash on their new digital camera

Killing Time @ Old Market, Bridgwater
Thunder Bridge Boys @ Wellington Arts Centre

Have a fun day

The Editor

Thursday, October 20, 2005

David Hall Arts Centre to close?

We had this information come in this evening about the David Hall Arts Centre in South Petherton.


Over 380 letters of petition asking South Somerset District Council to re-think its decision to cut all funding to The David Hall Arts Centre in South Petherton are being handed over tonight (Thursday, 20th October) to a full meeting of the Council.

Supporters of The David Hall have also sent letters directly to SSDC and all will be considered at a future meeting. The District Council's annual contribution of £10,477 per annum is the Hall's only source of public funding and represents almost half of its essential running costs. The grant will be withdrawn after April 2006 and this loss of income means that the future of The David Hall's is in peril. Cliff Keating, Chairman of Petherton Arts Trust (PAT), which owns and runs the Grade II listed building in the centre of South Petherton, said that the Trustees, staff and volunteers were all delighted with the support they are receiving to encourage the SSDC to change its mind. "Our hope is that the Council will now rethink its stance and continue to fund us as before. At worst, we hope for a reduction in revenue, rather than no grant at all," he explained.

The organisation put out an appeal for help in petitioning the Council as soon as news of the cut was announced in June. This was followed by an Open Day and Public Meeting at the Hall in July, when numerous individuals came forward with offers of assistance - including fundraising ideas and practical help. Some of the Hall's best known performers - including Phil Beer of Show of Hands fame, and acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap - also offered support via fundraising gigs."If the SSDC withdraws all its funding we shall have to find another £10,500 each year on top of the £250,000-plus we need to find to refurbish the building. This would add a considerable burden to our abilities to raise funds - and not having the support of our District Council could be detrimental to our bids for contributions from other funding organisations," Mr Keating said. "It is our plan to become self-sufficient over the next few years but if the SSDC withdraws its full annual grant next April, it may well mean that the Hall will have to close."

PAT has also provided relevant officers at SSDC with copies of its Business Plan. This details the Trust's vision for the future of The David Hall, and its plan of action to raise the money needed to refurbish the building. Meanwhile, with the current season's events underway, PAT is busy putting together a new programme, to run from January to the end of April 2006. "Although The David Hall is particularly well known for its folk/roots/world-music events - which are the envy of many larger venues - we are scheduling a varied and extensive spring programme, offering something for everyone interested in the performing arts," said Mr Keating.

Event details can be obtained by phoning 01460 240 340 or by visiting

The Editor

Thursday music & Astrologer Lives after predicting death!

Do you believe in astrology? Then check this out.

Indian astrologer lives after predicting own death

BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people flocked to a village in central India on Thursday to see if an astrologer who forecast his own death would indeed die as predicted.
But the 75-year-old man survived the day.

Kunjilal Malviya, who lives south of the Madhya Pradesh state capital Bhopal, had been meditating in his house after announcing he would die on Thursday between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m (10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. British time).

A police official confirmed the astrologer was fine and quoted his family members as saying the prediction failed because many of those gathered had prayed for him to live.

For the full story go here.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
Snakes @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Crazy 88 @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Breeze @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Howling at the Moon @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Jam Session @ George Inn, Uffculme
Jazz Jam Session @ Bar27, Bridgwater
Jive Inn @ Chesnut Tree Club
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Burnham on Sea

If there is anyone out there who has not sent in their gig information then please do it now! The magazine is being put together for November even as this is being typed!

The Editor

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Pythons & music

There's a Python in my...
This piece from the Press Assosciation caught our eye. A 10ft snake thought to have been living in sewage pipes in a block of flats for three months has been caught.

The 10ft boa constrictor, named Keith, is thought to have been abandoned after its owner was evicted after owing £5,500 in rent to his landlord. The huge snake has been slithering out of toilet bowls throughout a block of flats since August and could have been left in revenge following the eviction.

The creature has been spotted on several occasions, but no-one has had the courage to try and catch it. Terrified homeowners have been forced to put bricks on toilet seats in a bid to keep the beast from popping out of the pan.

Live events in South Somerset & West Dorset
On The Nod @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Infantasia @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Live events in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Barron Knights @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Asere @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Modern Jove @ Royal British Legion, Taunton

Look out for Pythons!

The Editor

Guitar for sale

FOR SALE:Tanglewood AJ850LE

12-string acoustic, left-hand guitar. Machine heads, 2-con pick-up. Pristine condition, unplayed, selling due to hand injury. Cost £229, absolute bargain at £90 [collected] or £100 [delivered]. Photos / further details available by email from '

The Editor

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tuesday; music & underwear!

Stinky underwear a thing of the past!
Stinky underwear could soon be consigned to the dustbin of history, thanks to the invention of what manufacturers claim are the first "pong-proof pants".

Tiny fragments of silver woven into the North Face briefs help stop bacteria multiplying, meaning they can be worn again and again without getting smelly.

Even the oldest trick in the book for those concerned about causing a stench - turning underwear inside outside (actually the thought is turning my stomach over Ed.) out before wearing it for a second day - is rendered unnecessary, the company says. The way the material is woven also helps resist malodorous microbes and mildew.

Live events in West Dorset & South Somerset
Open Mic / Jam Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
The Case of the frightened Lady @ Octagon Theatre, Yeovil (unith 22nd)

Live events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Sakoba @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Napper & Bliss @ Racehorse, Taunton

Have fun!

The Editor

Monday, October 17, 2005

Pack Monday Fair, music & Marine Theatre meeting

Pack Monday Fair in Sherborne today
Pack Monday Fair is an annual event held on the first Monday after 10th October, old Michaelmas Day, this year to be held on 17th October (today!)

It is thought that the name is a corruption of the word "pact" as this was the time of the year that new agreements were made between farmers and labourers taken on for casual employment.

St John's Almhouse in Sherborne

It is no longer an agricultural fair, but the main streets still fill up with traders and food stalls, from 9am until late in the evening. A funfair is also held on the edge of town.

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
Lewis 'Sound of the Suburbs' @ Swan Inn, Sherborne

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton

Marine Theatre Lyme Regis public meeting
A public meeting to discuss the future of the Marine Theatre as part of the cultural quarter development is being held tonight. The theatre, which has had a variety of uses throughout its life, is in need of refurbishment and keeping the building in a good state of repair is an ongoing battle.

It is a fantastic arts and music venue, in an area that has few other local performance arts resources. Its importance to the community at large would be difficult to overstate as it also hosts a huge variety of functions throughout the year; from collecters fairs all the way to wedding receptions.

Event Date: 17/10/2005
Venue: Marine Theatre
Address details: Church Street LYME REGIS DT 7 3BS
Opening times: 7.00pm

We made a short video about the Marine Theatre a while ago and you can download it from here. The file is about 2 Megabytes in size.

Have a great Monday!

The Editor

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Music, Flu & Eric Clapton

A quick reminder of the November deadlines.
The South Somerset & West Dorset edition deadline is the 19th October whilst for the Taunton & Bridgwater edition it is midday on the 21st October.

Thank you to every one who has already sent in their information.
You can do the same by emailing: for South Somerset & West Dorset

or For the Taunton & Bridgwater areas

Live music this evening in South Somerset & West Dorset
Crack @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Vinyl Monkeys @ Three Compasses, Charminster
The Wildcards @ Bell Inn, Ash

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Flatland Boogie Band @ Old Market Bridgwater

Bollocks from the Government
Every now and again a Government or quasi Government spokesperson does their best to whip up some mass hysteria. Today it concerns Bird Flu; see below.

Birdflu could kill 50,000 Britons - gov't adviser LONDON (Reuters)
Britain is braced for a pandemic of birdflu which could result in at least 50,000 deaths throughout the country, the government's chief medical officer Liam Donaldson said on Sunday.

His comments followed laboratory test results on Saturday which showed the same deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu as that found in Turkey and Asia had infected ducks in Romania, confirming the virus had reached mainland Europe.

Woh Neddy; let's just stop there for a moment shall we?
In one of the worlds most populated countries with a population of approximately 1.3Billion people; China this strain of Flu killed...60 people.

Now, any death is of course a personal tragedy for those concerned and the UK has more than its fair share of Flu related deaths each year but this sounds like scare mongering. What's more, there is no vaccine for this avian Flu strain, all the Doctors can do is treat you with anti-virals if you get the infection.

Call us cynical if you like but we wonder who has something to gain by making lots of noise about the number of people who may die from this Flu strain.

Eric Clapton tell his life story
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Clapton will follow musicians Bob Dylan and Sting with a book about his life, telling of his 40 years as the top rock and blues guitarist of his age in which he went "to hell and back", publisher Doubleday said on Thursday.

Doubleday in the United States, and Century in Britain, both owned by Bertelsmann AG said they would jointly publish the book in spring 2007 and paid Clapton a "substantial advance."
ADVERTISEMENT Trade industry sources said the advance was between $4 million (2.3 million pounds) and $6 million.

Clapton will talk openly about his life, including the death of his child in a tragic fall from a New York apartment and his raucous years in the rock world, said Doubleday spokesman David Drake.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
The Editor

Friday, October 14, 2005

Video iPods, music & knickers

This week saw Apple launch their new video iPod player. You will be able to download video clips from the itunes store for $1.99 each to view on your new toy.

That sounds great; on the other hand the screen is only about 3 inches across so there is going to be a bit of sqinting involved if you want to watch sports games!

Steve Jobs CEO of Apple

Live music for Friday night!

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset areas
Diamondogz @ Grove Nightclub, Seaton

Those Glam Rockers Diamondogz ready for another night of party action in Seaton!

Rock 'n' Roll Charity Night for Air Ambulance @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Little Dixie @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Da Blues @ Hope & Anchor, Bridport
Aiden, Captain Everything, Farcue, Dead Glamour Girl & 'Mystery Act' @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil
Dave Green Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Mojo @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Mr Darcy @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
Looper @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Karma Train @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Crawfish support from Circle Blues Band @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill
Skinful @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Linda Marlow @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Julie Felix @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Dodgy Jammers @ Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
Karma Train @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Snakes @ The Westgate, Taunton
Thick As Thieves @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Wyvern Club Beer Festival, Taunton (until 23rd)
That'll Do @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
The Blues Band @ SCAT Atrium
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R 'n' R Club

Women say knickers to g-strings
LONDON (Reuters) - Women are deserting g-strings in favour of more substantial undergarments, while bra sales are busting all expectations as ladies grow larger.

Consumer research group Mintel said on Wednesday that spending on thongs has fallen 14 percent since 2003, meaning that the minimalist undies on show above waistbands everywhere now account for fewer than one in four of women's undergarments sold on the 388 million-pound UK knickers market.

Instead, women are opting for boy shorts, maxi pants or French knickers, Mintel suggested, adding that the "control bottom" sector was also in good shape.

We blame Bridgit Jones and her extremely large knickers!

The Editor

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Chard hosts Trafalgar 200 celebrations


An invitation to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and everyone is welcome!

On Sunday 23rd October 2005 the Beacon at Crowshute Chard will be ceremoniously lit at 6.30 pm to mark this momentous occasion whilst London celebrates in Trafalgar Square.

With the Beacon ablaze and after a short address the festivities will continue in the Guildhall Chard from 7.30 pm.

The Guildhall will be host to a free community event, a reverie of entertainment with a nautical theme of songs, playlets, readings and music. Chard Concert Brass will lead the Finale with traditional music, singing and flag waving.

Refreshments will be available and there will be a bar on board too! Entrance is free however donations will be accepted and all proceeds go to the RNLI.

So, as Councillor Martin Wale, the Chairman of the Guildhall and Tourism Committee, so aptly quotes "Don't miss the boat" and everyone is invited to what we hope will be a most enjoyable and edifying evening

For more details please contact:
Chard Town Council
Holyrood Lace Mill,
Holyrood Street
Chard, TA20 2YA
Contact: Sally Bing
Telephone: 01460 260378
FAX: 01460260372

The Editor

November reminder, Christmas! & live music

November deadline approaching
Those of you out there you are either in a band or are running a venue should be getting your November listings to us. A big thank you to those who have already done so! The deadline is 19th October...just a few days away!

Christmas is coming

Sorry but there is no getting away from the fact that the Christmas 'Season' will soon be with us. The crackers and Christmas pies are in the supermarkets next to the reduced in price bags of bar-b-q charcoal. We even saw a Christmas tree in the entrance to Chicago Rock Cafe!

So this is to remind everyone that as ever, the Christmas edition of Suited and Booted will cover both December & January. There is no separate January edition; which means that we will need to know about your January events by mid November latest!

What's happening today?

Live music today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Crazy 88 @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
The Party Band @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Crooked Furrow @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Zoe Schwarz & Rob Koral @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Ironic @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Live music today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Cabbage Alley @ Thurloxton Village Hall
James Chadwick Trio @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Captain Everything @ The Palace, Bridgwater
Jive Inn @ Chesnut Tree Club
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Burnham on Sea

Fancy A Roller? Mercury's 'Roller' goes up for sale
Freddie Mercury's silver Rolls-Royce is being auctioned on eBay by the late Queen star's sister.
Bids for the Silver Shadow luxury motor have already hit £7,900.

Unusually, the car comes with a Kleenex Mansize Tissues box containing the rock legend's unused tissues. As the flamboyant singer always kept a box in the car, his sister Kash could not bring herself to remove them when she was given the Rolls-Royce.

The 1974 model has a grey leather interior with wood trim. The British car also contains a car phone and a radio cassette player.

The car's last public appearance was in May 2002, at the London premiere of the Queen musical We Will Rock You - when it transported Mercury's family to the Dominion Theatre in London's West End. It has been in occasional use since the lead singer and main songwriter of Queen died in 1991, at the age of 45.

A have a rockin' and rollin' day!

The Editor

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Harmonica event & Wednesday music

I don't know how many harmonica fans there out there, but if you love all things harmonica then there is a fantastic weekend coming up in Bristol. Each year the National Harmonica League runs a weekend event that includes concerts, tuition, workshops and the opportunity to mix with other 'harp' minded souls. The message below comes from one of the organisers Gary Ezard.

Harmonica 2005, 28th/29th/30th October

A final reminder that bookings for the Festival are running ahead of last year.The concert is usually sold out and has been bursting at the seams for the last few years, so don't get turned away, book now.

If you wish to enter the contests the same thing applies, late entries on the day can only accepted if there is room.We know that Jurys hotel is going to be packed out mainly because we've packed it, the details for everything are in the magazineand on the website, together with optional places to stay.

There's a great line up of stars and players of all types, workshops on everything we can think of, and a dream concert line up.Look forward to a great weekend.
Best wishes to allGerry Ezard

For more details visit the NHL web site

Live music in South Somerset & West Dorset
Cryin' Out Loud @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
The Crack @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil
Stipe (REM tribute) @ Square & Compass, Windmill Hill, Ashill

Live music in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Bill Bryson @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Cabbage Alley @ Halse Village Hall
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion, Taunton

Have a fantastic Wednesday!

The Editor

Take Art show preview and Open Mic Night!

A quiet Tuesday today, but we thought you might want to know about an upcoming Take Art show; scroll down for the details.

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset
Open Mic Night @ Antelope, Crewkerne
Keith James with Rick Foot @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Leon McCawley @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton

Take Art event next week
Take Art Live presents:Quondam in "Black Diamonds”

Yeovil College
Thu 20 Oct 2:00pm
For more information on this show call 01460 240340

Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Sat 22 Oct 7:30pm
For more information on this show call 01963 220333

Although about a darker period in British history, this is a really uplifting and positive story. Between 1760 - 1820 the British enslaved about 1.5 million African men, women and children. But amidst all that there were some quite extraordinary stories of people who eventually obtained their freedom.'Black Diamonds' is one such story.

It's the tale of a slave voyage from Whitehaven in Cumbria, and tells the story from the perspective of 3 men - the ship's captain, a common sailor, and Bartholomew the son of an African king. After many adventures Bartholomew absorbs white English culture and obtains his freedom, but uses that freedom to return home.

Julia Darling, who sadly died in April this year, was an award-winning writer from Newcastle upon Tyne. She won the 2003 Northern Rock Foundation's Writers Award. Her first novel Crocodile Soup was a best seller, and her second, Taxi Driver's Daughter, was long-listed for the Booker prize. Her writing is brave, engaging, and often very funny. Fine Time Fontayne will direct for the company again. With his theatrical sense and Julia’s writing, a high quality and enjoyable evening is guaranteed to all through Take Art.

The Editor

Monday, October 10, 2005

Gig in Glastonbury in aid of John Peel Day

Just a note to let you know that rock band, "Cable Co" are playing a free gig on Thursday night this week (that's the 13th October) , in aid of John Peel Day.

The gig is happening at:
Glastonbury Backpackers, Market Place, Glastonbury.

If you're in the area, drop by and see them. Onstage from 9pm.

It's a free gig, with the band donating their gig fee to a local charity.

For more info on the band, go to

The Editor

Madonna, George Bush & Open Mic Night!

How was your weekend? Things were pretty quiet at Suited and Booted towers apart from being able to listen to a new CD from local boys, Dr Stomp & Professor Oz called Blues, Beats & Stomping Feet. It's pretty darn good and we will add a full review later in the week.

Live music today

No live music listed in the West Dorset & South Somerset areas today but you could try out at the Open Mic Night at The Westgate in Taunton.

In the news today:
Jewish mystics to Madonna: Lay off our sage!
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Word that Madonna's upcoming album includes a paean to a 16th-century Jewish mystic has prompted the rabbis who guard his legacy to accuse the pop idol of sacrilege and hint at divine punishment.

The "Confessions on a Dance Floor" collection includes a song titled "Isaac" -- in reference, entertainment media say, to Rabbi Isaac Luria, founder of the Kabbalah school of mysticism which counts Madonna, 47, as one of its devotees.

American Geography
If you have ever wondered about how America could elect a President like George Bush, than watching this video will help make things clear. Take a map, change the country names around and then see if the average American can find those 'axis of evil' countries; sad and funny at the same time.

Have a great day

The Editor

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Sunday garage band fun and a message to the Yanks

This message alleges to be from John Cleese (of Monty Python fame) and is addressed to the people of the United States of America.

To the citizens of the United States of America: In light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (excepting Kansas, which she does not fancy).

Your new prime minister, Tony Blair, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect: (You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.)
1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and 'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without skipping half the letters, and the suffix ize will be replaced by the suffix ise. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels. (look up vocabulary).

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication. There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize. You will relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British sense of humour.

9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as Lager. American brands will be referred to as Near-Frozen Gnat's Urine, so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to play English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a cheese grater.

13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies).

14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable.

15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due (backdated to 1776).

17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in season.

God save the Queen!

Live music today in South Somerset & West Dorset
JP & The Wise Guys (3pm) @ Hardy's, Bridport
Orange County @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Dr Stomp & Professor Oz @ Kings Arms, Stockland
Sky Saxon & The Seeds @ BellInn, Ash

A Sky Saxon Poster; Garage band psychedelia rules!

Live music today in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Polar Bear @ Bar 27, Bridgwater

Have a fun Sunday

The Editor

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Gigs in the Taunton & Bridgwater area Saturday

Rolling Stones show doesn't go a bomb
The Rolling Stones stopped their show early Thursday night at UVA's Scott Stadium. Sixty minutes into the show Thursday night, Mick Jagger made an unexpected announcement. He stepped to the microphone and announced to the 55,000 fans on hand that the band was taking an intermission at the request of stadium security. Jagger said the Stones would be back in around ten minutes.

Shortly thereafter, the stadium lights came back on and bomb sniffing dogs were brought onto the stage. According to witnesses, the band was escorted out of the stadium. The band was seen getting into vans and being driven away from the stadium under police escort.

Security cleared out those sitting on the stage, those sitting in the first thirty rows on the field and those in the first ten rows in the stadium sections closest to the stage. Dogs were seen sniffing on the stage, in those aforementioned areas of seats and backstage.

In an official press release, Carol Wood, Assistant Vice President for University Relations states, “a bomb threat was phoned in at 8:56 p.m. to 911. The threat was specific to the stage area in Scott Stadium. Every action was taken to ensure the safety of those in attendance. The crowd of approximately 50,000 was cooperative and worked with the police and concert staff throughout the sweep, which lasted for about 45 minutes. Once the police declared the area safe, the concert resumed. The band said it would not cut the concert short, and completed the entire repertoire. The show finally concluded without further incident at about 12:15 a.m”.

Local Stuff!

Live music in the Taunton & Bridgwater areas today
Mandy Jay @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
The Edge @ Vintage, Wellington
Mojo @ The Westgate, Taunton
Live Music @ The Pen & Quill, Taunton
Chris Rainbow @ Green Dragon Wellington
Steve Summers @ Princess Royal, Taunton
Dirty Money @ White Hart, Taunton

Fancy a wax Beatle?
Three wax heads of The Beatles, made for Madame Tussauds and used on the cover of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, are to be auctioned.

Auctioneers Cooper Owen expect the busts of John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison to fetch up to £80,000 when they are sold later this month.

Also included in the sale is a waxwork head of Sir Paul McCartney that was not used in the album cover photo shoot.

Have a great day

The Editor

Saturday live music in South Som & West Dorset

Early morning power cuts have managed to screw up our previous post, so we'll try again!

Live music today in West Dorset & South Somerset areas
Nine Plus Productions live music night @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Sneakers @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Rooster @ Hardy's, Bridport
Becky Brine @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Crazy 88 @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Mojo @ Tanners, Bridport
Chicken Shack @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
Roadhouse Revisited @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Tom Toomey @ Lord Nelson, Norton-s-Hamdon
Iain Ballamy with Anorak @ Jazz Club at Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Steve's Bike Shop @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne (Yes the Plume has two gigs tonight!)
Mid Life Crisis @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Laurence @ Barrington Oak, Barrington
JP & The Wise Guys @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
X-Teller @ Royal Oak, Ilminster
Cryin' Out Loud @ Ropemakers, Bridport

The Editor

Firefox browser compatibility

Having recently loaded the Firefox browser on the Suited and Booted PC we are now aware that the blog layout in this browser is less than brilliant!

We will be sorting this over the next few days (hopefully)

The Editor

Friday, October 07, 2005

Kangaroo and live music!

Kangaroo warning sign maker collides with - a roo!
We found this Reuters story on Yahoo.

Roo & Joey all together now...aaaaah

"I was riding my motorbike with my mate when the kangaroo jumped straight into it," Australia's Herald Sun newspaper on Friday quoted John Fleming as saying.

"Of course I've got a bit of flak from my mates calling me Skippy, and the guys from work sent me a get well card that's a warning sign for a kangaroo."

Skippy was the kangaroo star of an Australian television series.

Australia's population of kangaroos is conservatively estimated at more than 57 million and pose the biggest animal risk to motorists, accounting for more than 70 percent of animal related accidents in 2004.

What about the music?

Events today in West Dorset & South Somerset
Paul Gough @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Back Street Blues @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Bleedin Hartz @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Crooked Furrow @ Hardy's, Bridport
As I Lay Dying, Heaven Shall Burn, Evergreen Terrace, Agents Of Man, End Of Days & Neara @ Flicks Bar, Yeovil
Julie Dunn & Matt Hodgins @ Cyrano's at The Granary Club, Welshback, Bristol
Live Music TBC @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Martha's Vineyard @ Swan Hotel, Crewkerne
Hoppy Horton & The Saggy Bottom Boys @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Puppetry Of The Penis @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 8th)
Dabce Movement @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Sticky Wicket @ Malt Shovel, Bridgwater
That'll Do @ The Merrymead, Samford Peverell
Hoppy Horton & The Saggy Bottom Boys @ Green Dragon, Combe St Nicholas
Milverton Music Club @ The Victoria Rooms
Vinyl Monkleys @ The Westgate, Taunton
Bleedin Hartz @ Greylake Inn
Flaggon @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Jeremy Hugget's Band of Gold @ George Inn, Uffculme

Those Band Of Gold Boys about to play some modern jazz

High Impact @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Jive/Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club
Western Rendezvous @ Royal British Legion, Taunton

Have a great day!

The Editor

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Dance on Friday 7th at Bridport Arts Centre

Trans-Mission presented by State of Emergency UK Limited

Trans-Mission draws upon a fusion of dance styles and influences, mixing contemporary dance with African, Jazz, hip-hop and physical theatre.

The choreography of the five dancers covers humour and poignancy in the tales of women’s relationships, a man’s journey from the city streets of Zimbabwe to London, and the nature of family in all its guises.

“What is out of the ordinary is that (choreographer) Bawren Tavaziva aims for emotional directness, openness of spirit and human warmth – not qualities often seen, or indeed aspired to in today’s contemporary dance.” Sanjoy Roy, Dance Now Magazine 07 October 05 - 8:00 PM Tickets: £9, £8 members, concessions £5 students, u’16s.

The Editor

Music & Gay Wizards!

Harry Potter Gay?
A cleric turned top-selling author of supernatural children's novels was thrown out of a school where he was delivering a talk after he told pupils that Harry Potter was "gay".

Reverend Graham Taylor, who penned the novel "Shadowmancer" which, like the tales of the famous boy wizard created by J.K. Rowling, centres on witchcraft and battling evil, got his marching orders after teachers accused him of homophobia.

"As for Harry Potter, well, he's not the only gay in the village," the former Anglican priest told children at Penair School in Truro, referring to a catchphrase from the popular comedy TV show "Little Britain".
He also described the villains in Rowling's blockbuster series as "wimps" and called TV "crap" compared to books.

Teachers brought Taylor's talk to the 12-year-olds on Tuesday to a premature end, saying the youngsters had become "excitable", and asked him to leave.

What's on today?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Dodgy Jammers @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Jingo Santana @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Pleasure Seekers @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Jam Night @ The Antelope, Crewkerne
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster
Jam Session @ George Inn, Uffculme
Jazz Jam @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Seth Lakeman @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Jive Inn @ Chesnut Tree Club
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Burnham on Sea

The Editor

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Jazz and Wednesday happenings

Ronnie Barker

It was sad to hear about the death of comedian Ronnie Barker. For those of a 'certain generation' he was always around on a Saturday night to make us laugh. Gone but not forgotten.

The Taunton Jazz season continues next week with Des Bacon’s Red Hot Syncopators at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre on Wednesday 12th October. Led by Des on clarinet and sax, be transported back to the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and the wonderful music of Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington and King Oliver.

The rest of the season includes the Craig Milverton Quartet on 9th November and the ever popular Charlie Hearnshaw Quartet on Wednesday 14th December.

The shows all take place at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre in Taunton and this season the venue will be experimenting with a series of new settings to create a more intimate atmosphere.

Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01823 414141 or from the Tourist Information Centre at the library.

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Smith 'n' Moore @ Harry's Bar
Makerfield @ Chicago Rock Café

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Folk Club @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Modern Jive @ Royal British Legion Club, Taunton

Bogus work excuses on the rise: 'God didn't wake me'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Off-the-wall reasons for calling off sick are on the rise as U.S. workers are increasingly willing to blame everything from wet cement and snakes to ghosts and a higher power to get a day off from work, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

This year, 43 percent of U.S. workers called in sick when they felt fine, up from 35 percent that did so last year, the survey of 2,450 employees from showed.

Reasons not to show up for work ranged from: "I was too drunk to drive to work" to "I forgot I was getting married today." One employee who did not believe in alarm clocks told the boss that "God didn't wake me."

The survey, which also polled 875 hiring managers, showed the most popular day to make up an excuse was Wednesday, while hiring managers said they were more suspicious of workers who called off sick on Mondays and Fridays.

Still, no matter how good the excuse, it won't always work. Nearly one-quarter of hiring managers surveyed said they had fired an employee for missing work without a legitimate reason.

Have a great day!

The Editor

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Tuesday 4th October

Change of event
Tonight should have been the Lazy Lester gig at The Wyndham Arms but the events in New Orleans meant that Lazy Lester stayed behind to look after his family. In his place, Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders bring you some acoustic blues and more!

Only one day to go to get your entry in for the Porter Blacks battle of the bands contest. See our previous post below for more details.

Events in West Dorset & South Somerset
Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders (replacement gig) @ Wyndham Arms, Kingsbury Episcopi

In the listing we have Tuesdays as Jam night at the Antelope in Crewkerne; we believe this has changed to a Thursday but we will check it out for you.

Events in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Love In The Title @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton (until 5th)
Open Mic Night @ The Westgate, Taunton

Have a great day

The Editor

Monday, October 03, 2005

Monday.....Battle of the Bands

Are you in a band?

Would you like to get yourself some exposure and an opportunity to win £1000?

Then the Porter Blacks (Yeovil) battle of the Bands contest might be just what you are looking for. But you had better hurry because all entries must be in by 5th October. Porter Blacks phone number is 01935 429753.

You know what Mondays can be like; the post weekend recovery phase for some of us!
So to make sure that you get the maximum rest and recupertion there is nothing on tonight. No music in South Somerset, West Dorset, Taunton or Bridgwater areas.

A nice hot bath, a relaxing drink and early to bed. Go on you know your body deserves it!

The Editor

Saturday, October 01, 2005

1st of the month! Saturday events!

Here's what's on for Saturday 1st October.

Virtually everywhere now has their copies of Suited and Booted, make sure you pick up your copy today!

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Martha's Vineyard @ Half Moon, Stoke-s-Hamdon
Bedrock @ Labour Club, Yeovil
Rusty Razor @ Hardy's, Bridport
Da Blues @ Nags Head, Lyme Regis
The Bowie Experience @ Old Barn Club, Yeovil
Skinful @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Storm @ Bakers Arms, Martock
Triple Rock @ Bottle Inn, Marshwood
Julie Dunn Jazz Duo @ Jazz Café Fleur, Canford Cliffs, Poole
Vinyl Monkeys @ Fox & Hounds, Cattistock
Mid Life Crisis @ Swan Inn, Sherborne
Fish (tbc) @ Cheese & Grain, Frome
Live music TBC @ Woods Wine Bar
Tom Toomey @ Royal Oak, Ilminster

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Die Fledermaus @ Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton
Steve Day @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Angelica @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Hamsters + @ Honiton, Motel
John Kirkpatrick @ Acorn Folk Club
Stuff Stan Likes @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
That'll Do @ Luppitt Village Hall
Home Brew @ Green Dragon, Wellington
Secret 7 @ Vintage, Wellington
Snappa @ The Westgate, Taunton
Alison Jayne @ Pribcess Royal, Taunton

The Editor