The Apex Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex

1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD

Tel: 01284 758000


Sun 1 Nov, 8pm

Hugh Cornwell

Having enjoyed massive success as guitarist, singer and main songwriter in The Stranglers, Hugh’s songwriting talents come to the fore in his solo shows.

He sounds more engaged and intense than he has in years” Classic Rock.

£20adv /£22doors


Tue 3 Nov, 7.30pm

Goodman–Miller Tribute Orchestra

Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller at Carnegie Hall 1939; both bands were out to impress, and the result was one of the hardest hitting nights in swing history. Directed by Pete Long this cracking band brings a great programme that includes In The Mood, T’Aint What You Do, & Little Brown Jug.

£20 (£5 U25s)


Wed 4 Nov, 7.30pm

Eddi Reader

Reader was brought into the limelight with Fairground Attraction and the single ‘Perfect’. However, it was her subsequent albums which signalled her increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings joyous life to all forms of song.



Thu 5 Nov, 7.30pm

Jonathan Dimbleby

Jonathan Dimbleby’s next book The Battle of the Atlantic will tell the story of the longest campaign of the Second World War. In this illustrated talk Jonathan interweaves fascinating contemporary diaries and letters with a thrilling narrative that tells the epic story of the men and women who contributed to the final victory.

£18 (£16conc)

Fri 6 Nov, 7.30pm

Festival of Remembrance

Featuring the RAF Honington Voluntary Band; in aid of The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


Sun 8 Nov, 8pm

Fat Cat Comedy Club

See for line-up.



Mon 9 Nov, 7.30pm

Leroy Jones

A rare opportunity to see legendary New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones joined by Ian Shaw (“Our finest jazz singer” – Time Out) & Joe Stilgoe (star of High Society at the Old Vic in 2015, “truly remarkable” Sir Michael Parkinson), for a night of British greats & New Orleans swing.



Wed 11 Nov, 7.30pm

Cara Dillon

The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers.

£20 (£18conc)

One Night of Elvis

Fri 13 Nov, 7.30pm

One Night of Elvis

Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, Lee Memphis King presents the ultimate tribute to The King – celebrating the entire career of the musical legend, accompanied by his world class band, backing singers. Featuring large screen projection, this spectacular show begins with an authentic recreation of the legendary ’68 Comeback Special, progressing through to a rousing expo of Elvis’s years performing in Vegas.


Sun 15 Nov, 7.30pm


Building from delicate filigree patterns of intertwining strings to dazzling displays of furious fingerwork, Söndörgö (say: shoen-doer-goe) bring a vigorous virtuosity to their fresh interpretations of Hungarian folk music.

“their music sparkles with virtuosity and foot-tapping joie de vivre”  – Evening Standard.

£12.50 / £5 U25s


Wed 18 Nov, 7.30pm

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

Acoustic show with The Wonder Stuff singer & songwriter, Miles Hunt, and Erica Nockalls; includes tracks from their own albums in addition to Wonder Stuff material and the occasional cover version, all interspersed with Miles’ trademark inter-song banter.


Thu 19 Nov, 7.30pm

Nancy Kerr

BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2015 Nancy Kerr embarks on her third eagerly anticipated solo tour. The influential singer-violinist will be accompanied by her Sweet Visitor Band: Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeard’s Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery) and (two time folk award winner) Greg Russell.


Sat 21 Nov, 7.30pm

Suffolk Sinfonia Concert

Stories of sadness underlie the lively music of the Suffolk Sinfonia’s Autumn outing. No need to bring a handkerchief though; the stories are sad, the music is uplifting.

Beethoven- Egmont Overture

Schumann- Piano Concerto

Schubert- Symphony No. 4 “Tragic”

£12 (£10/£4 conc)

Sun 22 Nov, 11.30am

Songbook Sundays

Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio and special guest singers from the world of jazz. Food & drink will be available to purchase.

The ultra-cool vocals of Zoe Francis and swinging guitar of Jim Mullen with ‘Salute To Duke’, featuring enduring Ellington classics such as ‘I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good’, ‘Don’t Get Around Much Any More’, ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing If If It Ain’t Got That Swing’ among many others.


Sun 22 Nov, 2.15pm

The Bachelors

An afternoon of musical memories, stories, anecdotes, sing-a-longs with a hint of Irish blarney and more!


chas and dave

Sun 22 Nov, 7.30pm

Chas & Dave

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary with their first original album in 27 years which is a mixture of vintage rock & roll songs and new renditions of their own rockney classics.


Tue 24 Nov, 7.30pm

The Stylistics

Greatest hits tour, including: You Make Me Feel Brand New, Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, I’m Stone In Love With You, Break Up To Make Up plus many more.

£38.50 seated / £36.50 standing


Mon 30 Nov

Roy Ayers and his Band

This superb vibraphonist crafted a winning mix of soul, world music and jazz that rode high on the jazz and R&B charts throughout the ‘70s and ’80s, gradually becoming an uptown pop staple of disco-era black America. He is now considered a pioneer of Britain’s acid jazz movement & his work is widely sampled by American hip-hop producers.


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