June at The Apex 2022
Events at the Apex Theatre
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000
An Evening with Jimmy Webb
Wed 1 Jun, 7.30pm
An evening of music and storytelling with America’s greatest songwriter. Jimmy has written songs that transcend generations and genres –think ‘Wichita Lineman’, ‘MacArthur Park’, ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’ and ‘Didn’t We’. Audiences will hear this multi-Grammy Award winner’s songs and experience his insightful and often humorous stories about his work with Glen Campbell, Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, Kanye West and more.
HUNTAR: Home For A Minute
Fri 3 Jun, 8pm
HUNTAR is the performance alias of independent musician Lewis Mokler. The Newmarket born artist swept to BurySOUND victory in 2011 which set him on a path to international acclaim. From signing a publishing deal with Good Soldier songs to being praised from outlets including BBC Radio 1; his music featured on the FIFA 2016 soundtrack and on Billboard’s emerging artist’s chart. His debut album ‘The Ride’ was released in 2018 with a highly anticipated follow up set for 2022.
This will be the first headline show in his home county for 10 years!
Support from power-pop band Reno & Rome.
Sat 4 Jun, 7.30pm
Goodbye to Love: featuring the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, and Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story band playing all the hits of pop’s most famous brother and sister duo.
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita
Tue 7 Jun, 7.30pm
The multi award-winning duo, Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora maestro Seckou Keita have built a formidable global reputation since their partnership began in 2013.
The High Kings
Wed 8 Jun, 8pm
Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member Paul O’ Brien play 13 instruments between them, re-energising great Irish ballads. The Best Folk Act at Ireland’s Music Awards, The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful.
Thu 9 Jun, 7.30pm
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat, Op. 70 (from memory)
Ukrainian virtuoso Valeriy Sokolov joins Aurora for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Then, following an introduction from Tom Service (BBC Radio 3) and the conductor, Nicholas Collon, the orchestra will play Shostakovich’s Symphony No.9 by memory.
£34.50* / £27.50* (£6.50* U25s)
Toyah, Lene Lovich & Saffron of Republica
Sat 11 Jun, 2022, 7.30pm
Electric Ladies – in support of Hazel O’Connor.
Toyah is one of the most recognisable faces in UK pop culture, clocking up an impressive 10 hit singles and 8 hit albums. An acclaimed actress, Toyah has performed the world over, including a role in Quadrophenia.
She will be joined by New-Wave pioneer Lene Lovich and 90s indie rock chick Saffron from Republica.
Performing alongside their full band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some unique collaborations.
This hit packed retro fest will include such classics as ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, ‘Lucky Number’, ‘Ready To Go’, ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’.
Hello Again….The Story of Neil Diamond
Mon 13 Jun, 7.30pm
Brooklyn Creed and his band bring all the hits, including ‘Sweet Caroline’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’, ‘Song Sung Blue’, ‘Love on the Rocks’ and many more.
Sat 18 Jun, 7.30pm
Summer concert of classical favourites conducted by Rupert Bond: The Thieving Magpie by Rossini, followed by Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens, complete with rattling bones on the xylophone. and Hall of the Mountain King by Peer Gynt.
The concert concludes with a performance of Dvorak Symphony No 8, considered one of the finest symphonies of the time.
Rossini – The Thieving Magpie Overture
Saint-Saens – Dance Macabre
Biddington – Brekky Piece
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Dvorak – Symphony No. 8
Twisting the Night Away
Sun 19 Jun, 7.30pm
Prepare to party when the Vintage King Si Cranstoun and his band make a welcome return with their blend of Doo Wop, Rock n Roll, Ska and rocking Rhythm & Blues.
This highly charged, toe-tapping show is driven by retro dance rhythms and spearheaded by Si Cranstoun’s dynamic stage presence and a voice which echo’s that of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke and the great black American singers of old.
Mon 20 Jun, 8pm
Walter Trout’s 50-year-long backstory includes early stints as gunslinger in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat,and the solo career playing earth shattering blues rock music.
Spiers & Boden
Tue 21 Jun, 7.30pm
Described by The Guardian as “the finest instrumental duo on the traditional scene”, Spiers & Boden first rocketed onto the music scene in 2001, quickly winning a clutch of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going on to form and front the extraordinarily successful folk big band Bellowhead.
The duo reformed in 2021 after a seven-year hiatus, arriving with a new album ‘Fallow Ground’ which went on to reach number 3 in September 2021’s Official Folk Albums Chart and was a Mojo top 10 folk album of 2021.
Wed 22 Jun, 11.30pm
The award-winning lunchtime comedy show for parents… and you can Bring Your Own Baby! These shows feature the funniest comedians form TV and the circuit telling their grown-up jokes in a totally baby-friendly environment.
Thu 23 Jun, 7.30pm
Featuring stars from the global smash-hit musical Jersey Boys, Frankie’s Guys perform all of the Four Seasons’ iconic hits including ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Oh What A Night!’ and many more.
A Country Night in Nashville
Sat 25 Jun, 7.30pm
Dominic Halpin and the Hurricanes capture the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music.
Hear hits by Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson & more, including ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘Crazy’, ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’, ‘9-5’, and ‘The Gambler’.
Thu 30 Jun, 8pm
Brother Strut return to the stage, with the addition of Jamiroquai’s guitarist Rob Harris.
Known for their barnstorming sets, Brother Strut’s passion for live music has endeared them to Jazz Funk fans everywhere.
“You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this” – Blues and Soul Magazine, 10/10.
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