THE James Street Vaults certainly punches above its weight with live music courtesy of promoter Mark Tam.
This week looks especially brilliant with the Freshers' Festival.
Starting the ball rolling tomorrow night at the Uni campus pub will be Secrets for September.
The new Devon prog/folk/rock band feature vocalist Ellie Taylor, with Matt North on guitar and synths, John-Paul Stevenson on bass and Mike Soundy on drums.
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Their debut single Upside Down hit number two in the Amazon rock chart and won a nomination for a South West music award.
They've had a busy summer with shows at the 02 Academy in Islington and support slots for Curved Air, The Groundhogs and Balaam and the Angel.
On Sunday, fresh from his solo appearance at the Jazz and Blues festival last month, there'll be a rare chance to see Thomas Ford raising a Delta Blues storm with his amazing band the Dirty Harmonies, performing tracks from highly acclaimed self-penned album Separation Street.
On Monday electro/dub/ska band Magnus Puto, who put on a great show at Volksfest, will be coming all the way from Bristol to strut their stuff, alongside the fabulous Josie Ghost – former keys player with The King Blues and up-and-comers Moriaty, the drum/guitar duo who have been causing quite a stir.
Tuesday sees the arrival of Devon-based indie pop trio These Reigning Days, fronted by Dan Steer, former lead singer/songwriter of the Quails.
Their epic debut single, Changes, garnered glowing reviews and national airplay and their album is currently under construction under guidance from top producer Yoad Nevo (Girls Aloud, Pet Shop Boys, Goldfrapp).
Wednesday night is Open Mic night, hosted by Mark, with plenty of performances from the floor and a special guest slot by Poppy Raid, then on Thursday, you'll have to bag your floor space early when city folk/rock heroes Mad Dog McRea return for a hedonistic hoedown.
Expect all the rousing favourites from Happy Bus to Are You Drinking Enough.
On Friday night it's the turn of Infinite Collective, led by Ben Siminski, to squeeze their ensemble into the venue for a raucous romp on a plethora of instrumentation and support from singer/songwriter Nic Watson.
Then dispensing some of the finest in jump jive, veteran virtuosos The Roosters will open the show next Saturday night with a rousing finale from young rockers Six Shooter.
And on Sunday next week, it's going to be another tight squeeze to accommodate the crowd to see Land of the Giants deliver their highly popular brand of rock'n'reggae.
As a bonus on Thursday Vaults presents its first stand-up comedy night hosted by Nick Ludlam.
This will be run as an open mic, with comedians of all abilities welcome to come along.
Mark says: "We understand that money is tighter than ever so as always there will be no door charge."