What’s On at SpeakeasyTorquay


SpeakeasyTorquay for the best live music in Torbay. Come and see superb live jazz, blues and world music from the very best national, international and local bands and artists.

Performances are held at The Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5JS (opposite the Riviera Conference Centre)

Tickets can be purchased online, with no booking or other charges, by following the links below for each performance.

Tickets are available to buy in person from:

Pimlico, 36, Palace Avenue, Paignton

Fables Bookshop, St Marychurch

The Torbay Riviera Co. Shop,Torquay Harbour

On the door on the night. We accept cash or cards when you buy on the door.

Doors 8.00pm    Music 8.30pm



Wednesday 21 February 2018

Contemporary jazz with a unique mix of cinematic jazz entangled with Jewish folklore, from this London based 5-piece outfit.

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Pete Canter & Sky Ensemble

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Blending strong melodies and Latin grooves with distinct folk and classical influences, saxophonist Pete Canter presents his “dreamy and joyful” original music for saxophone, flute, strings and rhythm section.

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Neil Burns Trio

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Jazz guitatrist with a wide range of influences from  Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Barney Kessel, Emily Remler, John Coltrane, Pat Martino, Larry Goldings trio (featuring guitarist Peter Bernstein) Charlie Parker, Jim Mullen, John Scofield, Bobby Wellins , John Richards, Jimmy Rainy, and a whole lot more.

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Matthew Read Trio

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motian and many more, The Matthew Read Trio brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

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Sam Massey Ensemble

with special guest Tom Green on trombone

Wednesday 25 April 2018

A new jazz-funk septet showcasing the original compositions and arrangements of a number of talented British Jazz artists, including Kenny Wheeler, Steve Waterman, Laurence Cottle, Lewis Riley and Sam Massey.


Westbrook & Company – Paintbox Jane. Raoul Dufy Paints A Portrait

Wednesday 9 May 2018

with Tim Goodwin as Raoul Dufy. Kate Westbrook, Martine Waltier, Billy Bottle – voices. Alan Wakeman on saxophones, Marcus Vergette on bass, Mike Westbrook on piano.


Andy Nowak Trio

Wednesday 23 May 2018

The combination of truly original compositions and striking reworkings of well known material is fast becoming a hallmark of this highly empathic and musically adventurous trio.


Samuel Eagles’ Spirit

Wednesday 6 June 2018

London based alto saxophonist inspired by he spiritual jazz of John Coltrane and mentored by US jazz saxophone giant Jean Toussaint.


Freddie Gavita Quartet

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Freddie has won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter of 2017. His music has global appeal with scintillating grooves, heartfelt ballads and some serious swing.  A collective of mature and virtuosic improvisers, each selflessly supporting the others to create a unique band dynamic.


Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona

Wednesday 27 June 2018

Two accomplished guitarists Maciek Pysz (Poland) and Gianluca Corona (Italy), both instrumentalists sharing a passion for acoustic world rhythms and bringing together their rich musical backgrounds.