YOUR FULL GUIDE TO WHAT’S ON
OCTOBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022
THE APEX 1 CHARTER SQUARE BURY ST EDMUNDS IP33 3FD
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WELCOME It will come as no surprise that we are all delighted to be producing this brochure for autumn at The Apex. So many shows have been rescued from the various lockdowns that the diary is absolutely packed, promising some great evenings over the coming months.
The Fat Cat Comedy Club makes a welcome return and Jason Manford joins us for four shows. We’re really looking forward to gigs from Wet Wet Wet, Mica Paris, Scouting for Girls and Newton Faulkner and Ry Cooder’s son, Joachim.
The wonderful orchestra, La Serenissima will be performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. They were one of the first orchestras to play at The Apex when we first opened and so it seems fitting to welcome them back as we reopen this Autumn. Other classical music sees the return of Evelyn Glennie, Bury Bach Choir, Suffolk Sinfonia and Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra.
Prior to the pandemic, photographer Geoff Price spent a year documenting everyday life at The Apex. The resulting exhibition beautifully captures every aspect of our much-loved venue and the major role it plays in the community. The exhibition runs from 19 October to 21 November and I highly recommend taking a look when you’re next in the building (entry is free).
As ever, there is some great folk music, while the jazz and world music programme sees visits by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Stacey Kent, Courtney Pine and Seckou Keita with Omar Sosa.
There is so much more, so please dive in and explore this brochure and we will welcome you to The Apex with a great deal of joy. NICK WELLS • APEX PROGRAMMER
* Ticket price includes booking fees where applicable. Concessions may be available, categories change according to event. Event details correct at time of print, but could change, see website or ring for up-to-date information. 3
WORLD DOCTORS ORCHESTRA WITH DAME EVELYN GLENNIE SUN 3 OCT 6pm £26.50* The virtuoso solo percussionist joins the World Doctors Orchestra – physicians from all over the world, to perform a benefit concert for Pathway UK. ARNOLD
A Grand, Grand Festival Overture
Dreamachine, for solo percussion and orchestra
BAX Tintagel ELGAR
VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS – LA SERENISSIMA MON 4 OCT 7.30pm £28*, £23* (£6 U25s) “La Serenissima have a glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project” – Gramophone Magazine
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo in E, RV 281
Concerto for cello, strings & continuo in B, RV 424
Overture-Suite for strings & continuo in D
Le Quattro Stagioni / The Four Seasons (Manchester version)
SUFFOLK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA SAT 9 OCT 7.30pm £39.50*, £34.50*, £28.50*, £22.50* ‘Welcome back’ concert, with a programme of joyful Mozart: the wellloved 40th Symphony; the exhilarating soprano motet Exsultate Jubilate; the familiar sounds of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; and the golden sounds of Mozart’s Fourth Horn Concerto.
FAT CAT COMEDY CLUB
WED 6 OCT 7.30pm £21*
SUN 10 OCT, 14 NOV, 12 DEC 8pm £13.50*
Back by popular demand, Paul Zerdin and his ‘friends’ Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox have all survived lock down…. well nearly. They can’t wait to see you, so get ready to be involved.
Regular monthly comedy club featuring three (or sometimes four) comedians from the national circuit. For line up, see www.fatcatcomedyclub.com 7
BARBARA DICKSON WITH NICK HOLLAND TUE 12 OCT 7.30pm £24.50*
Barbara and pianist Nick Holland let the words and melodies take ‘centre stage’ as they perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits, such as ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, ‘Caravan’ and the million-selling single, ‘I Know Him So Well’.
DERVISH WED 13 OCT 7.30pm £25* Long established as one of the biggest names in Irish music internationally, Dervish are renowned for their live performances, matching dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional tunes. “Dervish are simply brilliant… they carry Irish history with them” – The Guardian
KARINE POLWART SUN 17 OCT 7.30pm £23.50* Seven-times winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Karine draws from folk music’s long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times. Her unique, enduring melodies and the range and dynamism of her arrangements come together in songs of powerful contemporary relevance. 8
WED 20 OCT 7.30pm £28*
SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA
McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories. His spellbinding songs and wry anecdotes take the audience from his busker days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets of London.
MON 18 OCT 7.30pm £24.50* (£6 U25s) The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ is back with a stunning performance packed with your Big Band favourites. Directed by Chris Dean, their new show dazzles with dynamic and thrilling energy, and a hearty helping of nostalgia.
THU 21 OCT 8pm £26* Often quoted as being one of the most formidable acts to emerge from the ‘60s progressive rock scene, Caravan formed in Canterbury in 1968, producing their own brand of “superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work” (NME). Over the years they have managed to achieve cult status and have maintained a passionate and die-hard following. 9
THE UNDERTONES FRI 22 OCT 8pm £26* standing (£28.50* seated) The Undertones present a glorious set of guitar pop hits and anthems taken from some of the best punk albums of all time, including ‘Get Over You’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’, ‘My Perfect Cousin’, ‘You’ve Got My Number’, and of course, ‘Teenage Kicks’.
COURTNEY PINE AND ZOE RAHMAN THE SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN SAT 23 OCT 7.30pm £25.50* Whether you were ‘Born to Run’ or ‘Born in The USA’, you can enjoy ‘Dancing in the Dark’! Each member of this 8-piece band has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
TUE 26 OCT 7.30pm £23.50* (£6.50* U25s)
SONG (THE BALLAD BOOK) For this gig Courtney has stripped everything right back and takes to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied only by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning Pianist, Zoe Rahman. “Spellbinding, shimmers serenely with a breath-taking beauty” – Mojo “This is beautiful, impressive work by two of our finest players” – The Observer 11
GARY STEWART’S GRACELAND THU 28 OCT 7.30pm £18.50* Gary opens the show with a set of Paul Simon songs. He is then joined by his 6-piece band to recreate Paul Simon’s landmark album, ‘Graceland’, with its magical songs, captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms.
BRIAN BLESSED WED 27 OCT 7.30pm £27*
Known for his hearty portrayals on film and television, Brian will combine anecdotes from his illustrious acting career and tales of his climbing and adventuring, with eloquent wit and a booming, operatic voice! 12
ELO EXPERIENCE FRI 29 & SAT 30 OCT 7.30pm £26* The world’s foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra.
LONDON BALLET COMPANY SUN 31 OCT 3pm £19.50* A double bill which includes the premiere performance of their new show, ‘A Little Princess’ and the story of a family in 1914, ‘Poppy’. Based on the children’s novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, ‘A Little Princess’ is an inspiring tale of resilience and courage in adversity and changing circumstances. Given the proximity of Armistice Day, the company will also perform their muchloved production, Poppy. Seen through the innocent eyes of the child Poppy, we follow a family struggling to come to terms with the cataclysmic turn of events of 1914, as they seek to do their duty and rally to their nation’s cause. Poppy remains, like the flower for whom she was named, a symbol of hope and of remembrance.
SUN 10 OCT 10am / £15 Aimed at young and aspiring dancers (6-18) that perhaps dance as a hobby at least once per week in ballet, contemporary or jazz. 13
WET WET WET
WED 3 NOV 8pm £26* standing (£28.50* seated) With over 50 years of continual touring and recording, Wishbone Ash’s iconic twinguitar sound inspired bands from Thin Lizzy to Iron Maiden and produced classic tracks like ‘The King Will Come’, ‘Throw Down The Sword’ and ‘Blowin’ Free’.
THU 4 NOV 7.30pm £36*
Wet Wet Wet have sold over 15 million records to date – including ‘Help From My Friends’, ‘Goodnight Girl’, and ‘Love Is All Around’ – and are one of the most successful bands in British pop history.
FRI 5 NOV 7.30pm £18.50* With a fiery Celtic style, Canada’s Còig offers a fresh and exhilarating mix of traditional tunes, lively instrumentals and contemporary songs performed on over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). 14
THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK WED 10 NOV 7.30pm £26*
HAYSEED DIXIE MON 8 NOV 8pm £19.50*
The undisputed creators and masters of Rockgrass: hilarious hillbilly deliverances of rock classics such as ‘Ace Of Spades’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘Eye of The Tiger’, alongside country favourites.
SCOUTING FOR GIRLS TUE 9 NOV (Doors 7pm) SOLD OUT! Best known for their hits ‘She’s So Lovely’ and ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’, Scouting For Girls seduced a nation with their repertoire of infectious melodies, catchy tunes and toe-tapping beats.
Glitzy and glamorous, ‘Flight of Fantasy’ is a cabaret like no other cabaret, performed by some of the world’s most beautiful and stunning showgirls – who just happen to be men!
SHOW OF HANDS THU 11 NOV 7.30pm £28.50* The four piece Show of Hands supergroup; Steve Knightley, Phil Beer, Miranda Sykes and Cormac Byrne revisit songs from the last twenty years with more depth and intensity of sound than ever before. 15
JOACHIM COODER SAT 13 NOV 7.30pm £26.50* Joachim Cooder, known for his collaborations with his father Ry Cooder, joins Sam Amidon for a warm and uplifting evening of folk, blues and Americana. Cooder has been a sought-after percussionist for two decades, on now-legendary recordings with his father, like the landmark Buena Vista Social Club sessions, and with artists like Ali Farka Touré, who inspired Cooder to take up the mbira (a variation on an African thumb piano). ★★★★★ “Other-worldly textured layers of acoustic roots music at its most inventive and beguiling” – Songlines “A delight. An ethereal, electronica-tinged journey through the traditional repertoire” – Sunday Times, Albums of the Year 17
STACEY KENT MON 22 NOV 7.30pm £26* (£5* U25s)
DANNY & LUKE FROM THUNDER MON 15 NOV 7.30pm £28.50* Thunder founder members Danny Bowes (singer) and Luke Morley (guitarist) will be in conversation with rock writer Mick Wall, talking through the highs and lows of life in Britain’s popular and enduring rock band, with acoustic renditions of Thunder classic songs.
ROBERT VINCENT STRINGS ATTACHED THU 18 NOV 7.30pm £24*, £20* Winner of Americana Music Association UK’s 2021 ‘Artist Of The Year’ and ‘Album Of The Year’, Robert Vincent brings a string quartet, to play alongside his band. 18
A beautiful collection of songs including American Standards, Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, music from her new album ‘I Know I Dream’ and reprises of some of Stacey’s most loved repertoire. “Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals, for many years’ – Jamie Cullum.
OMAR SOSA AND SECKOU KEITA TUE 23 NOV 7.30pm £23.50*
Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has released over 30 albums and been nominated for seven GRAMMY or Latin GRAMMY awards. Kora virtuoso, Seckou Keita from Senegal, is a multi-award winner, most recently as the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year (2019). Their debut album as a duo, ‘Transparent Water’ was hailed as “beautiful, rhapsodic… spiritual” (Songlines) and “mesmerising, evocative and sophisticated” (World Music Central). Sosa and Keita return to The Apex as they celebrate the release of their second album, ‘Suba’.
JASON MANFORD WED 24 & THU 25 NOV 6pm & 9pm £31* ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering to hit the road and is sure to be “expert observational comedy” (The Guardian) mixed with “comic gold” (Mail on Sunday).
THE SOUND OF WALES IN SUFFOLK SAT 27 NOV 7.30pm £22* Suffolk West Federation of WIs present The London Welsh Rugby Club Choir, singing a variety of songs, from popular tracks to traditional Welsh melodies. 19
IAN WAITE & VINCENT SIMONE
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SUN 28 NOV 2.30pm & 7.30pm £61* VIP, £37*, £33*
MON 29 NOV 7.30pm £23*
TUE 30 NOV 7.30pm £28*
ACT 2 The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another evening of dance, comedy and song, with beautiful costumes and world-class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba & the Argentine Tango.
Fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, in a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and Americana: Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music.
Celebrating the music of the Bee Gees: Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including ‘Night Fever’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Jive Talkin’, ‘Tragedy’ and hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.
SIR RANULPH FIENNES: LIVING DANGEROUSLY WED 1 DEC 7.30pm £31* Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken. 20
LEE MEMPHIS KING
THE STEVIE WONDER STORY
MADDY PRIOR & CARNIVAL BAND
THU 2 DEC 7.30pm £27*
SAT 4 DEC 7.30pm £26.50*
MON 6 DEC 7.30pm £28*, £26*
ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist celebrates the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 – 1977, resplendent in authentic costumes and a 9-piece backing band, prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis the way it was.
A musical and visual feast, bringing the music of Stevie Wonder together with the iconic history of his time. Featuring singers and musicians who have toured and recorded with some of the most influential artists, including Stevie Wonder himself!
CAROLS & CAPERS Maddy Prior – the voice of Steeleye Span – and the Carnival Band mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour, putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare.
TUE 7 DEC 8pm £26* THE BACKSTREET BROTHERS TOUR Formed by guitarist Giuliano Gizzi, Glasgow’s hard rock band have had three UK Top 20 albums and eleven UK Top 40 singles, including a cover of Cameo’s ‘Word Up’, which reached the Top 10. The band have recently recorded their eighth studio album. 21
FROM THE JAM WED 8 DEC 8pm £28.50* Bruce Foxton & co bring their 40th Anniversary ‘Sound Affects’ tour, playing the album in full, along with other Jam classics. Plus The Vapors, who had chart hits ‘Turning Japanese’, ‘News At Ten’ and ‘Jimmie Jones’.
A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY
NEW PURPLE CELEBRATION 2021
THU 9 DEC 7.30pm £22.50*
FRI 10 DEC 7.30pm £25* standing (£27* seated)
RAVE ON Marc Robinson, from the West End Show ‘Buddy’ The Musical, and his band The Counterfeit Crickets, bring hits ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Peggy Sue’, ‘True Love Ways’ and many more. Plus Darren Page as Roy Orbison & Susan Lowry as Brenda Lee.
This nine-piece band, formally known as Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince, deliver a non-stop, two-hour show, packed with hits like ‘1999’, ‘Little Red Corvette’, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘U Got The Look’ and ‘When Doves Cry’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ and many more.
SAT 11 DEC 7.30pm £24.50* standing (£26.50* seated) Amy’s original band, fronted by the exceptional young vocalist, Bronté K, celebrates her era-defining music with a journey through Amy’s incredible songbook by the musicians who knew her best and helped create her timeless sound, both onstage and in the studio.
MICA PARIS MON 13 DEC 7.30pm £26.50* One of the UK’s finest and most respected singers, Mica’s first album, ‘So Good’, went platinum and sparked a long career of hit singles and albums, marking her out as the British Queen of Soul. This will see her performing music from her most recent album ‘Gospel’, a mix of original music alongside spellbinding versions of Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s ‘Human’; John Newton’s hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ and Foreigner’s ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’. 23
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CARA DILLON: UPON A WINTER’S NIGHT TUE 14 DEC 7.30pm £25.50*
A collection of Celtic and folksy rhythms woven alongside reverent and atmospheric carols, while Cara holds the darkness at bay with the purity of her voice. “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice” – Mojo
STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL WED 15 DEC 8pm £31* standing (£36* seated) Hit singles, like ‘Judy Teen’, ‘Mr Soft’, ‘Love’s A Prima Donna’, ‘Sebastian’ and ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’ -the song noted by PRS as one of the most-played songs in history on British Radio.
ABBA PARTY NIGHT THU 16 & FRI 17 DEC 7.30pm £27* Mamma Mia – Here we go again... This Abba Party Night sold out for 6 years in a row – so now it’s back for 2 nights of fun! 25
THE FILLERS SAT 18 DEC Doors 6.45pm £28* The Fillers return for their annual home-town Christmas show: “You should check them out” – Brandon Flowers. Plus Fore Fighters, The Swamp Donkeys and Alton Wahlberg.
FI GLOVER & JANE GARVEY: DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? SUN 19 DEC 7.30pm £28.50* (VIP £36.50*) An evening of behind-thescenes revelations and inconsequential, but strangely compelling, chat. Covering essential life skills (never buy an acrylic jumper, always decline the offer of a limoncello). they promise to take modern life by its elasticated waist and give it a brisk going over with a stiff brush. ‘Joyous, wise, reassuring and laugh-out-loud funny. I love these two women so much’ – Elizabeth Day
JAZZ AT THE MOVIES
AN ALBION CHRISTMAS
MON 20 DEC 8pm £28.50* standing (£31* seated) ‘Blockbuster’, ‘Hellraiser’, ‘Ballroom Blitz’, ‘Teenage Rampage’ – 1968 to 2021, 53 years of hellraising, star chasing, trail blazing! With special guests Limehouse Lizzy.
TUE 21 DEC 7.30pm £21.50* A SWINGING CHRISTMAS The Chris Ingham Quintet, featuring Joanna Eden, return with a delightful, stocking-full of 20th century holiday classics and curiosities.
THU 23 DEC 7.30pm £23* A musical guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain with Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and Ashley Hutchings.
SLADE WED 22 DEC 8pm £28.50* standing (£31* seated) It’s Christmas!!! So ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’! With their unique blend of pop, rock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and 23 Top 20 singles, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.
LOCAL MUSICIANS & CHOIRS
THE RETURN OF VOICE SQUAD SAT 16 OCT 2.30pm & 7.30pm £tbc
A CELEBRATION OF WORLD SINGING DAY! Bursting with arrangements from around the globe: Leonard Cohen, The Bangles, Beach Boys and music from Africa, Ireland, Lalaland and France, with the odd Sea Shanty thrown in!
SUN 5 DEC 2.30pm & 7.30pm £tbc ALL WE WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU A celebration brimming with Seasonal High Spirits! Come and be part of the Christmassy Togetherness, designed to banish any memories of a lacklustre 2020!
ST EDMUNDSBURY MALE VOICE CHOIR
BURY BACH CHOIR
SUN 24 OCT 6pm £21.50*
SAT 6 NOV 7.30pm £26.50*, £21.50*, £16.50*
SAT 20 NOV 7.30pm £14.50*, £12.50*, £6.50*
Fundraising concert for NHS and military charities: SEMVC with Military Wives choirs, Lift – the West Suffolk Hospital Choir – and guest soloist, Gemma Alexander.
Fauré’s Requiem leads a programme that spans 500 years – from Tudor composer Thomas Tallis, through Mozart, Bruckner and Elgar, to contemporary work by Tavener and James MacMillan.
AUTUMN CONCERT Brahms: Symphony No. 2; Copland: Fanfare For The Common Man; Sibelius: Finlandia; Offenbach: Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld. 29
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SALVATION ARMY CELEBRATION SAT 2 OCT 7pm FREE An open evening celebration of worship, music and song hosted by The Salvation Army under the leadership of our International Leaders, General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle.
ELF THE MUSICAL FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE FRI 12 NOV 7pm £13.50*
The Royal British Legion is celebrating 100 years of helping Service Veterans and their dependents with a special RBL C Group Festival of Remembrance and Drumhead Service.
THU 30 DEC – SUN 2 JAN • Times vary Adult £26* (Child £21*) The national award-winning CTC (Children’s Theatre Company) proudly present the seasonal smash hit based on the hit Will Ferrell movie. This is the heart-warming story of how human Buddy (who was raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole), travels to New York to find his real father, falls in love and brings Christmas happiness to everyone. Suitable for ages 3+ 31
BOOZE & BRUSHES PAINT NIGHT
WED 6 & WED 13 OCT • THU 11 & FRI 26 NOV WED 1 & TUE 21 DEC 7pm • £25
EVERY WEDNESDAY 1PM-2PM £7
A fun painting class for everyone, no experience necessary. You will be guided step-by-step to create your own 16” x 20” masterpiece! All materials included.
Suitable for all ability levels, the classes cover Yoga postures (asanas) and basic breathing and meditation techniques to help de-stress and give you more energy.
EVERY THURSDAY 9.45am-10.45am
THIRD SATURDAY OF MONTH 2.30pm-4.30pm • FREE
EVERY TUESDAY 3.30pm-5.30pm • FREE
Tai Chi basics and the Traditional Yang Family 103 hand form. To book, please contact email@example.com or call 01449 736455.
Dump the shopping and come dancing at The Apex in the upstairs lounge! Ballroom, Latin and Rock & Roll... just turn up and join in!
Run by Bury St Edmunds Chess Club – everyone welcome. For more information, please visit: www.bsechess.org.uk
THE RONNIE SCOTT’S ALL STARS THU 6 JAN 7.30pm £24.50* Returning with a new collection of music, narration and projected archive images and footage from Ronnie Scott’s ‘Soho Songbook’.
THINK FLOYD: THROUGH THE WALL
SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
LOST IN MUSIC: ONE NIGHT AT THE DISCO
SAT 8 JAN 7.30pm £27*
THU 13 JAN 7.30pm £28*
FRI 14 JAN 7.30pm £26* standing (£29* seated)
The UK’s number one Pink Floyd tribute show recreate the timeless music, impressive laser light show and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage.
Featuring the two lead performers of the original West End show marking 50 years of the classic album, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’.
Come dressed to impress as we celebrate the 1970s with songs such as ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’, ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Car Wash’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’ and many more! 35
TUBULAR BELLS LIVE! & THE MUSIC OF MIKE OLDFIELD SUN 16 JAN 7.30pm £27.50* Phil Toms performs music from Mike Oldfield’s 1973 album, plus highlights from his 50-year career, including songs ‘Moonlight Shadow’, ‘To France’ and ‘Guilty’.
THE STORY OF GUITAR HEROES
TUE 18 JAN 8pm £29*
THU 20 JAN 7.30pm £28*
Walter Trout’s 50-year-long backstory includes early stints as a gunslinger in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat, and a solo career playing earth shattering blues rock music.
Using over 30 guitars for accurate reproduction of sound and ambiance, guitar virtuoso Phil Walker takes you from Hank Marvin to Brian may, via Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page.
THE ROCKET MAN FRI 21 JAN 7.30pm £27* A TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN BY JIMMY LOVE & HIS BAND Are you ready for love? Join us as Jimmy and his amazing live band take you down the ‘Yellow Brick Road’ with glorious Elton hits, from ‘Crocodile Rock’ to ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ and the beautiful ‘Your Song’ to ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues’. With dazzling costumes, stunning vocals and sensational piano solos, this show has it all! 37
AMY WINEHOUSE CELEBRATION WITH NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA SUN 23 JAN 7.30pm £18.50* NYJO alumna Amy Winehouse is undoubtably one of the greatest musical talents to come out of the UK. Her unmistakable character, vocal dexterity and masterful songwriting made her a pop icon. This concert series celebrates Amy’s enduring legacy, reimagining hits and revisiting early works she sang with the 24-piece National Youth Jazz Orchestra as a promising 16-yearold singer, back in 2000. The NYJO aim to honour her life, and her work, with a celebratory performance that will be enjoyed by big band jazz fans, and Amy fans alike.
THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS
SAT 22 JAN 7.30pm £26*
WED 26 JAN 7.30pm SOLD OUT!
THU 27 JAN 7.30pm £25.50*
The only band 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).
LIFE AT THE LIMIT Ex-special forces soldier Jason Fox brings to the stage the remarkable story of his daring exploits during a distinguished career in the UK’s SBS.
A Night at the Movies: a 2-hour all singing, all dancing hit parade of the greatest movie anthems of all time, plus all the much-loved Blues Brothers classics.
FASTLOVE FRI 28 JAN 7.30pm £26* standing (£28* seated) The world’s best George Michael celebration is back with a new show – The Everything She Wants Tour has a brand new set list and also includes old favourites.
TEDDY THOMPSON MICHAEL STARRING BEN SUN 30 JAN 7.30pm £28.50* Starring the UK’s ultimate Michael Jackson tribute star, Ben Bowman, the show features a live band, dazzling costumes and the performer’s iconic dance routines.
MON 31 JAN 7.30pm £26*
Called “one of the most gifted singersongwriters of his generation” by the New York Times, Teddy Thompson is the son of singersongwriters Richard and Linda Thompson and has collaborated on projects with Rufus and Martha Wainwright. He has released five critically acclaimed albums and contributed to the soundtrack of Brokeback Mountain. 39
BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA WITH CHRISTIAN GARRICK THU 3 FEB 7.30pm £19.50* (£5 U25)
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. 40
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!
THE BON JOVI EXPERIENCE
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
THE ROY ORBISON STORY
FRI 4 FEB 8pm
WED 9 FEB 7.30pm
SAT 12 FEB 7.30pm
SUN 6 FEB 7.30pm
THU 10 FEB 8pm
MON 7 FEB 7.30pm
FRI 11 FEB 7.30pm
JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW WED 16 FEB 7.30pm
BYE BYE BLUES BAND
THE FAREWELL TOUR THU 17 FEB 7.30pm 41
ABOUT THE APEX
ABOUT THE APEX The Apex is situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, close to the train & bus stations and numerous car parks. The box office is open MON – SAT 10am-5pm and an hour before events. 24-hour booking is available on the website: www.theapex.co.uk * Ticket price includes booking fees where applicable. Concessions may be available, see website or ring for details. Event details are correct at time of print, but may change. See website for up-to-date information, and for booking terms & conditions. For map and directions see website. Closest parking at arc / Cattle Market car park, for Sat Nav use IP33 3DG.
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Apex Autumn Programme - October 2021 - January 2022