Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
Here’s a list of some of the delights in store at the Apex
Feast of Fiddles
Mon 1 Apr, 7.30pm
Silver Jubilee Tour. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne), Brian McNeill, Ian Cutler and Garry Blakeley add their large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion –held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks.
“Britain’s fiddling supergroup” (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2).
National Youth Jazz Orchestra
Fri 5 Apr, 7.30pm
Three Nations Under One Groove: The UK’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra join forces with its German and Dutch counterparts (BuJazzO and NJJO) for an evening of exceptional music making from Europe’s finest emerging jazz talent.
Upbeat Contemporary Choir
Sat 6 Apr, 7pm
Raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust with a selection of songs ranging from folk to pop to show songs, sung by the whole choir, soloists and small groups.
Sun 7 Apr, 7.30pm
Fully endorsed by the famous club, the band return with a Magical History Tour through the excitement and energy of Beatlemania, the psychedelic era of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and the creative masterpieces of ‘The White Album’ and ‘Abbey Road’.
The Amazing Bubble Man
Mon 8 Apr, 11.30am & 2pm
Louis Pearl explores the breathtaking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized.
From square bubbles to rocket bubbles, tornado bubbles to flying saucer bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages.
£13.50* (£11 U14 / £41 Family)
Tue 9 Apr, 7.30pm
The highly acclaimed elephant conservationist and TV presenter of This Wild Life and Big Cat Diaries brings exciting animal stories and behind the scenes tales of life in Kenya with her young family.
Includes Q+A and post show signing.
Wed 10 Apr, 8pm
Accomplished soul diva with a rich distinguished voice. As part of M People, Heather achieved massive worldwide success and became one of the seminal British voices of the 1990s, with hits ‘Moving On Up’, ‘One Night In Heaven’and ‘Search For The Hero’. Heather has since had great successes with two solo albums – the title track of her ‘Proud’ album has gone on to become the soundtrack to a whole host of very special events.
Lollypops & Moptops
Sun 14 Apr, 1.45pm
The Dreamers with Alan Mosca: formerly ‘Freddie and The Dreamers’ with hits such as ‘You Were Made for Me’ & ‘I’m Telling You Now’. The Temple Brothers were award winners in The National Tribute Awards 2017 with their Everly Brothers and friends show. Buddy Walker is one of the leading Buddy Holly tributes in the UK.
Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 14 Apr, 8pm
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Sooty’s Magic Show
Thu 18 Apr, 11am & 2.30pm
Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty is back in a brand-new show with Sweep, Soo and Richard Cadell.
Sooty has a magic wand for every occasion – but with Sweep as his magical assistant the tricks are a disaster. Will Soo and Richard find the right magic wand before the theatre manager stops the show?
Expect fabulous magic, music and mayhem with buckets full of audience participation. A spectacular treat for Sooty fans old and new – plus a chance to meet Sooty and Richard after the show.
£13* (£11 child / £42 Family)
Brand New Heavies
Sat 20 April, 8pm
This pioneering jazz collective helped create the sound of acid jazz, fusing funk, soul and hip hop production to create their unique sound.
Early hits ‘Never Stop’ and ‘Dream Come True’ were original chunks of organic funk that earned the band a reputation as a formidable live act and their reinterpretations of popular standards, such as ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, Carole King’s ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and the Stevie Wonder classic ‘I Don’t Know Why (I Love You)’, brought major global chart success.
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans
Mon 22 Apr, 7.30pm
American songwriting legend whose music has come to define the American folk sound. In 2005, he was honoured with a BBC Folk Awards for a Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting.
Tue 23 Apr, 8pm
Strings Attached: Gretchen Peters with her band & The Southern Fried String Quartet. One of Nashville’s most beloved and respected artists, Gretchen won two AMA Awards for 2015 album ‘Blackbirds’. Her 2018 album ‘Dancing With the Beast’ blends shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern gothic with Peters’ smoky honeyed voice.
Reprising her headlining set at the 2019 Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Gretchen will be joined by her band, led by long-time musical partner Barry Walsh, and the Southern Fried String Quartet.
£29.50* / £25.50*
Some Kinda Wonderful: The Music of Stevie Wonder
Thu 25 April, 7.30pm
Vocalist Noel McCalla, saxophonist Derek Nash and a band of world-class musicians play the greatest hits from the incredible Stevie Wonder.
For more than 19 years, Noel McCalla’s searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann’s Earth Band and his long association with the Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as “one of Britain’s best Soul Singers” (Blues and Soul Magazine).
Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra and the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards and performed with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many more.
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