Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
* Where applicable ticket price already includes booking fee. Concessions may be available, see website or ring for details.
Budapest Café Orchestra with Christian Garrick
Thu 3 Feb 2022, 7.30pm
A small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO plays a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia; Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings. The Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans with their immense skill, profound musicianship and hugely entertaining shows.
Evoking vivid images of fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – a gig by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!
£19.50* (£5 U25)
The Bon Jovi Experience
Fri 4 Feb, 8pm
The only tribute to have been on Bon Jovi’s official website & the only tribute to have performed live on stage with Jon Bon Jovi himself!
£18.50* standing / £21* seated
Sun 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Postponed from Sat 22 Jan
The world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T.Rex, and the only band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex.
“They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing” – Bill Legend, original T.Rex drummer.
Academy of Ancient Music
Wed 9 Feb, 7.30pm
Suonare è danzare: music by Bach, Telemann, Handel & Muffat
The Academy of Ancient Music return to the Apex with their new director, Laurence Cummings, with a programme of beloved baroque hits, including two of Bach’s orchestral suites that the orchestra recorded at The Apex in 2013.
JS Bach Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV1068
Muffat Sonata in G major from Armonico Tributo
Telemann Concerto Polonoise in B-flat major
Handel Sonata in G major, Op.5 No.4
JS Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV1067
Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood
Sat 12 Feb, 12noon-3.30pm
For beginners & intermediates: learn or improve new blues rhythms, cool country wails, pitch bends and jam along with well-known solos.
The Roy Orbison Story
Sat 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to celebrate Orbison’s 85th birthday.
Enjoy classic hits alongside original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison, hits originally performed by Roy Orbison’s friends and a homage to the original supergroup ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’
Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 13 Feb, 8pm
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Tue 15 Feb, 7.30pm
An evening of praise and worship with Britain’s premier Christian singer/songwriter and his band of talented musicians.
Johnny Cash Roadshow
Wed 16 Feb, 7.30pm
From The Ashes: This year, award-winning Clive John pays homage to the ‘Man in Black’, with a brand new updated show, featuring the legendary ‘June Carter’ (Meghan Thomas), the Roadshow Horns, and (on selected shows) the ‘Carter Sisters’. Along with favourites such as ‘Walk the Line’, ‘Ring of Fire’, and ‘A Boy Named Sue’, the show bring songs from his acclaimed ‘American Recordings’ (‘The Man Comes Around’ and ‘Hurt‘) and other rarities and surprises.
Fri 18 Feb, 8pm
The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and the only Mac tribute to authentically replicate the classic ‘Rumours’ line-up.
The Searchers & Hollies Experience
Sun 20 Feb, 1.30pm
The magical hits of two of the biggest bands from the 1960s, including ‘Sweets for My Sweet’, ‘Sugar and Spice’, ‘Needles and Pins’, ‘Stay’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, and many more.
Performed by the FOD Band, who backed Tony Jackson, the original lead singer of The Searchers, on his `Tony Jackson sings The Searchers’ shows.
Roy G Hemmings’ Motown & Philadelphia On Tour
Sun 20 Feb, 7.30pm
Come and join Roy G Hemmings, a great showman and long-serving member of The Drifters, for an electrifying show featuring classic hits from the likes of The O’Jays, The Tramps, Billy Paul, Candi Staton, MFSB, The Stylistics, The 4 Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Boys 2 Men, The Drifters and much more.
Freedom to Roam: The Rhythms of Migration
Tue 22 Feb, 7.30pm
“A cinematic soundtrack to the major issue of the decade” Irish Music Magazine
World music fuses folk with classical, African, Celtic and Indian influences, crossing illusory borders and challenging us to see the world with fresh, and more hopeful, eyes.
Leader of the Freedom To Roam project, flautist Eliza Marshall is joined by album co-writers Catrin Finch, Jackie Shave and Dónal Rogers, plus special guests Kuljit Bhamra MBE and Robert Irvine.
They will play the entire Freedom To Roam album after a screening of the accompanying documentary by multi-award-winning director Nicholas Jones (A Greenlander, You Are Here).
Championed by Virginia Mckenna, the project was inspired by a desire for universal compassion and respect for nature.
“An important and thought-provoking journey with some of the world’s top musicians”
Thu 24 Feb, 7.30pm
An exciting feature on the UK Country scene, Nathan has outsold One Direction, Pharrell Williams and Michael Buble in Ireland, reaching number one in the Irish charts.
He once again tops the Irish charts with his fifth album ‘Where I Wanna Be’ which features his unique blend of Celtic, country and pop.
Genesis Visible Touch
Sat 26 Feb, 8pm
Phil Collins-era Genesis show bring their ‘Greatest Hits and Fan Favourites’ tour. From ‘Follow You Follow Me’ and ‘Invisible Touch’, to ‘In The Cage’ and other old fan favourites and live classics, this a show for all Genesis fans.
“The best exponents of Collins-fronted Genesis I’ve seen” – Nick Davis, Genesis’ producer.
Sun 27 Feb 2022, 7.30pm
Fairport Convention have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. This year’s winter tour will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new, including their latest album, Shuffle and Go.
The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.
Rush – A Joyous Jamaican Journey
Mon 28 Feb, 7.30pm
Hugely entertaining show telling the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation and how this music took the world by storm.
Narrated by comedian John Simmit and featuring ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and Reggae, the JA Reggae Band will play music by Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and many more.
“This is a fantastic show, informative, hugely entertaining & the music – WOW!!! …….. the two vocalists were outstanding.”
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