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Events at The Apex March 2016

Monday, 8th February 2016.

Events at The Apex
1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD
Tel: 01284 758000

Tue 1 Mar, 7.30pm
A welcome return for The National Youth Jazz Orchestra playing established classics from the big band canon as well as a mix of new commissions.
£16 (£14conc, £5 U25s)

Fri 4 Mar, 6.30pm
BurySound Final
Three heat finalists, plus judge’s Wild Card, plus live performances from The Virtues & Dingus Khan. With the Vinyl Hunter pop-up shop, audience prizes and giveaways! Hosted by guest presenter Graeme Mac (BBC Suffolk Introducing).
£5adv / £7door

Sat 5 Mar, 7.30pm
The Dire Straits Experience
Featuring former Dire Straits members Chris White & Chris Witten and Terence Reis, who replaced Mark Knopfler for the band’s reunion tours from 2011-2014

Sun 6 Mar, 7.30pm
Otava Yo
Otava Yo bring the abandoned traditions of Russian folksong to the 21st century; offering a glimpse into old village life, replete with romance, melancholy and merrymaking, a fierce sense of pride and a good dose of surreal humour.
£12.50 / £5 U25

Tue 8 Mar, 8pm
Tord Gustavsen
Beautiful interpretations & elaborations of ancient Norwegian hymns. Alongside long-standing musical partner, Jarle Vespestad on drums, he is also joined by Afghan-German vocalist Simin Tander whose performances at the North Sea Jazz Festival have received rave reviews. And for the first time on stage, Tord now uses subtle live electronics, adding depth and new layers to the musical texture.
£18 / £5 U25s

Wed 9 Mar, 2pm
Salute to the 1940s
Dad’s Army Special. Alongside songs by George Formby, Vera Lynn, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and Gracie Fields, and recitals of the poems by Wilfred Owen, this ultimate wartime variety show celebrates the release of the new Dad’s Army film by incorporating a number of scenes from the popular sitcom.

Wed 9 Mar, 7.30pm
These long-established purveyors of retro-inspired, crepe & drape rock & roll have had 10 singles in the charts’ top-five, including ‘Under The Moon of Love’, ‘When’, ‘3 Steps To Heaven’ & ‘Hey Rock & Roll’.

Thu 10 Mar, 7.30pm
An Evening with Pam Ayres
Pam Ayres has been making the nation laugh for over 40 years. Her work is funny, and approachable, with an eye for the detail of everyday life, and for the absurdity therein.

Sat 12 Mar, 7.30pm
Cherubini Requiem
Plus Haydn’s Te Deum & Beethoven’s Symphony No 1, performed by Bury Bach Choir with Prometheus Orchestra.
£23 / £19.50 / £14

Sun 13 Mar, 8pm
Fat Cat Comedy Club
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.

Mon 14 Mar, 7.30pm
Puppini Sisters
With their own arrangements of classics from the Thirties to the Fifties, jazzy reinventions of pop hits, and self-penned original songs.

Tue 15 Mar, 8pm
The Poozies
The first all-female folk band celebrates 25 years on the road. Their unique sound is a powerful combination of rhythmic, punching acoustic guitar, growling electro-harp, and dexterous fiddle and accordion, with spine-tingling songs in four-part harmony.

Thu 17 Mar, 7.30pm
Barb Jungr
Shelter From The Storm sees Barb Jungr, one of the finest interpreters of popular song, in a major collaboration with Laurence Hobgood, the American progressive and contemporary jazz piano virtuoso and includes three original songs by the duo, alongside material by Dylan, Cohen, Mitchell, Springsteen, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, Peter Gabriel and Bacharach & David.
£18 / £5 U25s

Fri 18 Mar, 7pm
Ipswich High School
Annual Spring Concert with the theme of "animals"; the programme includes a veritable menagerie of music such as Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals and songs about our four-legged friends
£12 (£5conc)

Sat 19 Mar, 7.30pm
Suffolk Sinfonia Spring Concert
The name’s Bond. Rupert Bond. He conducts the Sinfonia Spring Concert with a licence to thrill. From Russia with Love we have Rachmaninov’s First Symphony, but beware Dvorak's evil Water Sprite. As for Sibelius’ Karelia - only time will tell. Who needs SPECTRE - we will leave you shaken AND stirred!
£12 (£10, £4 conc)

Sun 20 Mar, 11.30am
Songbook Sundays
Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Lee Gibson has over 1000 BBC broadcasts behind her, often in the company of the BBC Big Band. “There can never be too much Lee Gibson…she lights up any song with her musicality” - The Observer.

Sun 20 Mar, 3pm
Mayor’s Charity Concert with The Voice Squad
The Voice Squad presents World Voices, a programme of music from all over our globe, culminating in a spectacular full performance of Karl Jenkins' Adiemus, Songs of Sanctuary, supported by students from King Edward VI School.
£12 (£10conc)

Tue 22 Mar, 7pm
Rock Paper Scissors
DanceEast’s large-scale community dance project returns with a compelling new production that explores the different environments that surround us, our journeys within them and the landmarks along the way.
£10 (£7conc)

Thu 24 Mar, 7.30pm
Last few tickets!

Fri 25 March, 8pm
Russell Kane
‘Right Man, Wrong Age’. Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but tragically faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years, with the heart of three oxen and the sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age - it's is the beauty and the curse of being a real person

Sat 26 Mar, 7.30pm
Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner with hits including 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy' & '(If Paradise is) Half As Nice'. Now flying solo, Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Elton John, Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Jimmy Page, the Bee Gees, Phil Collins, Van Morrison... and hundreds more.

Wed 30 Mar, 8pm
Hot Club of Cowtown
A sizzling combination of hot jazz and Western swing. Hot Club of Cowtown’s most recent release, ‘Rendezvous In Rhythm’ is an exuberant collection of Gypsy jazz and Parisian swing, featuring sparkling spins on standards made famous by Reinhardt and Grappelli, including ‘Crazy Rhythm’, ‘The Continental’, ‘I'm in the Mood for Love’, ‘Douce Ambiance’, and many more.

Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
The world’s only tribute band endorsed and approved by Marc Bolan’s family, estate, original ex-members of T.Rex, and Bolan’s catalogue management.
“They’re the closest you’re ever going to get to the real thing” - Bill Legend (original T.Rex drummer)

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