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The Style Councillors

How would you like see The Style Councillors at The Apex, in Bury on the 7th July, 7.30pm? Well, we’re giving you a chance to be there! Paul Weller left The Jam in 1982 in order to incorporate more elements of soul, R&B, and jazz into his songwriting. His lyrics remained typically earnest, yet his leftist …

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Swinging 60’s Nostalgia

Brian Poole, Alan Blakley started the Tremilos (the original Tremeloes) in early 1958 while still at School. This was the age of Rock & Roll, and friends wanted them to play at small venues and cinemas asked them to play during the intervals between films. Playing their predominantly Buddy Holly …

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The Sugarhill Gang

OEP Live! are pleased to present The Sugarhill Gang and guests to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on Thursday, 27th July.   As the age of disco drew to a close, music fans the world over were ready for an injection of freshness. In 1979, in Englewood, New Jersey, a …

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Rachel Tucker

Rachel Tucker first made a name for herself when she competed as one of the finalists in the BBC TV talent show I’d Do Anything in 2008. However, she is perhaps now better known for painting herself green to play Elphaba in Wicked on the West End and Broadway (for a …

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Puttin’ On The Ritz

A vintage dance band in every sense of the word! The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, whose musicians have been employed by big stars such as Robbie Williams and Bryan Ferry, has been faithfully re-creating the glories of popular swing music for 45 years. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra re-create the golden era …

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The Bachelors

The Bachelors (originally from Dublin) had eighteen hit records in the UK charts throughout the 1960s. Selling millions of records around the world they became one of the top acts, both in recording and stage entertainment. In 1964, The Bachelors put more records into the UK top ten than The …

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A Wicked Night…

If you’re a fan of musical theatre, you’ll be delighted to hear that the lady who holds the title of Wicked’s longest-running Elphaba, Rachel Tucker, is bringing her first UK solo tour to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds on 31st May, and will be joined on stage by her special …

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Peatbog Faeries

The Apex Tuesday 2nd May It’s been a long time, hope I can still do this, and thanks to The Apex for allowing this at short notice. But that is enough of the personal stuff, why turn out on a week night for some group that most have neither heard …

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Golly…

I interviewed some members of the Suffolk Youth Orchestra last month for my Get Classical radio show – delightful, articulate, intelligent young musicians they were, with a golden glow that can never be found in a pot.  Nor from merely being young.  Nope.  These teens had the holy grail of …

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Talking Balls!

Former Labour politician Ed Balls will be interviewed by The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on 11th May. Strictly Speaking Out is a discussion of a life in and out of politics – from the dispatch box to Strictly Come Dancing – by one of Britain’s …

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Dutch Swing College Band

The world’s longest-running international jazz band comes to The Apex. Holland’s legendary Dutch Swing College Band were officially launched on D Day 1945 and are still going strong! With over 100 albums to their name, this traditional Dixieland jazz band have appeared at festivals, theatres and royal occasions in all …

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The Peatbog Faeries

Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences, from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into …

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Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent is a jazz singer with a legion of fans worldwide, a host of honours and awards including a Grammy nomination and Gold, Double-Gold and Platinum-selling albums. Kent’s musical journey began in her childhood with piano lessons. An unusually keen ear and true voice lead her to participate in …

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Clare Teal

From swing to sublime ballads, Clare Teal’s Mini Big Band concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance; and on Saturday 20th May, 7:30pm, they will be paying The Apex in Bury. Backed by a spectacular band of first rate musicians, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare …

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Prometheus Orchestra

Suffolk’s own Prometheus Orchestra returns to St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford on Saturday 6 May at 7.30pm and to The Apex in Bury on 7th May at 4.00pm.  The attractive programme for both shows are conducted by Edmond Fivet features Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with rising star soloist John Paul Ekins, and Mozart’s magnificent …

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Somme100 Film

Somme100 Film The Apex, Bury St Edmunds Tuesday 4th April, 2017 It’s always a pleasure to go to the Apex: the welcoming foyer, the bright, spacious bar and of course the world-class acoustic.  Last night’s concert Somme100 Film was the perfect modern venue to reflect on history.  90 young musicians …

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Tasmin Little & Piers Lane

Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading international violinists. She has performed on every continent in some of the most prestigious venues of the world, including Carnegie Hall, Musikverein, Concertgebouw, Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, South Bank Centre, Barbican Centre and Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Center. She …

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Aurora Orchestra & Imogen Cooper

AURORA ORCHESTRA & IMOGEN COOPER THE APEX, BURY ST EDMUNDS 15TH MARCH 2017 In writing this review I could focus on the interesting world première of Schumann’s Canonic Studies, arranged by Robin Holloway for chamber orchestra; the gloriously innovative, acrobatic and at times ‘operatic’ Jeunehomme piano concerto (possibly highlighting Mozart’s …

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Chas & Dave

OEP Live! are pleased to announce that Chas is doing really well following his treatment and will be back on the road in June kicking off the Chas & Dave tour at The Apex on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Not Just Anuvver Beano was filmed and recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo …

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Frigg’s Finnish Fiddle Workshop

Are you a budding Fiddle player? Or want to hone up your skills? Then this might be the workshop for you, as The Apex in Bury St Edmunds are hosting Frigg’s Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop. Band members of the Finnish group Frigg, will offer a ‘fiddle tunes’ workshop for all string …

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