The Apex have a variety of events to brighten up your February!...
EAChO and Fairhaven Singers
Sat 1 Feb, 7.30pm
Kodaly - Dances of Galanta
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn - Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’ Conductor: Jacques Cohen, soloist: Michael Foyle £21*
Catrin Finch And Cimarrón
Tue 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Welsh harpist with Colombian joropo band Cimarrón. Catrin Finch is one of the world’s leading harp players, whose career has featured solo performances with the world’s top orchestras and collaborations with leading world music artists, including Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita, with whom she forms “one of the most popular world music acts of this decade” (Tim Cumming, Songlines). The 6-piece Cimarrón perform joropo dance music from the plains of the Orinoco, rooted in the mestizo mixed heritage of African, Spanish and indigenous cultures, and led by harpist and composer Carlos Rojas. Cimarrón make wild, untamed music, with impetuous singing, amazing stomp dancing and fierce instrumental virtuosity of strings and percussion.
£19* (£6* U25s)
Thu 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Irish Country star Nathan Carter and his band have had seven Top 10 albums, and hits with ‘Wagon Wheel’ and ‘I Wanna Dance’. An exciting live performer, his energetic showmanship scored him a prestigious slot performing for Pope Francis in Dublin, as well as shows in the 3Arena Dublin and SSE Arena Belfast. This year, he marked St Patrick’s day with his very own show on BBC Radio Ulster, joined by fellow Country stars Catherine McGrath and Chloe Agnew.
The Marley Revival
Fri 7 Feb, 8pm
On this date, Bob Marley would have just celebrated his 75th birthday. To celebrate, The Marley Revival will recreate the music and vibe of the King of Reggae Music. Expect all the hits and classic album tracks, including 'Three Little Birds', 'I shot the Sheriff', 'Is this Love', 'No woman No Cry', 'Kinky Reggae', 'Punky Reggae Party' and more.
Sat 8 Feb, 7.30pm
Come and join the Wolsey Orchestra for an exhilarating evening of Russian music conducted by Andrew Morley, including Rachmaninov's stunning Symphony No.3. Rimsky Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite Rachmaninov: Symphony No.3 in A minor.
Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 9 Feb, 8pm
See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up.
Benny Goodman’s Carnegie Hall Concert
Mon 10 Feb, 7.30pm
Pete Long’s All-Star Goodmen Orchestra bring all the repertoire from the famous concert, including ‘One O’Clock Jump’, ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, ‘Big John Special’ and other fabulous Fletcher Henderson, Mel Powell and Eddie Sauter arrangements. Ex Jools Holland arranger Pete Long is one of the finest clarinet players in the world and he has the cream of London’s big band players ready to provide all the passion and frenzy of the original concert, complete with American singer Joan Viskant, making a rare UK visit to replace the original Martha Tilton.
£23* (£6 U25s)
The Essential 60s Show
Tue 11 Feb, 1.30pm
The FOD Band bring nonstop hits from The Dave Clark Five, Roy Orbison, Rolling Stones, Elvis, Del Shannon, The Honeycombs, The Tremeloes, Gerry And The Pacemakers, The Monkees and many more.
Marian Keyes: Grown Ups
Sat 15 Feb, 1.30pm
Marian Keyes, one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, has been writing international bestsellers about modern women in the modern world for over twenty years. Her books deal with contemporary issues, including addiction, depression, domestic violence and the glass ceiling, but are always written with compassion, hope and her trademark Irish humour.
Roy G Hemmings
Sat 15 Feb, 8pm
Motown & Philadelphia On Tour: the longest serving member of The Drifters brings classic hits from the likes of The O’Jays, Candi Staton, The Stylistics, The 4 Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Drifters and more.
Sun 16 Feb, 7.30pm
From their early beginnings in Manchester in 1964, Herman’s Hermits have chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, appeared in 3 major movies, and to date have sold in excess of 75 million records worldwide. Hits include ‘There's A Kind Of Hush’, ‘Can't You Hear My Heartbeat’, ‘No Milk Today’, ‘Wonderful World’& ‘Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter’.
Milkshake! Live: Milkshake Monkey's Musical
Wed 19 Feb, 12noon & 3.30pm
Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help… Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. Starring Fireman Sam, Noddy, Shimmer & Shine, Digby Dragon, Wissper, Nella the Princess Knight and the Floogals, alongside two Milkshake presenters, this brand-new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and fun!
£17.50* (£16* U16s / £62* Family)
The Jive Aces Big Beat Revue
Thu 20 Feb, 7.30pm
The Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists explode onto the stage in their trademark yellow suits for an exciting mix of hot jive, swinging' rhythm and blues and classic rock ’n’ roll. "The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!" The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh.
Honky Tonk Angels
Fri 21 Feb, 7.30pm
Tributes to Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Backed by a five-piece band, playing instruments such as pedal steel and double bass, the singers include Hannah Johnson, who was awarded 'Female Country Singer of the Year 2019' at the UK Country Music Awards. The songs are performed in a Nashville fashion and accompanied by evocative screen projection.
The Roy Orbison Story.
Sat 22 Feb 2020, 7.30pm
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading tributes to Roy Orbison. Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O and his friends. "True identikit brilliance" - The Stage
An Afternoon with Lady Glenconner
Sun 23 Feb, 4pm
Lady Glenconner has spent her life as a friend of the royal family. Maid of Honour at the Queen’s Coronation and Lady in Waiting to Princess Margaret, her extraordinary new memoir offers a unique and unparalleled account of major events in royal history. Warm, witty and riotously entertaining – but also moving and courageous – Anne Glenconner offers an exclusive insight into the life of an aristocratic woman, and a sense of the volatility that lies beneath the glitter. ‘Remarkable… If your jaw doesn’t drop at least three times every chapter, you’ve not been paying proper attention.’ The Sunday Times
Sacconi Quartet & Jon Boden
Thu 27 Feb, 7.30pm
Sergei Rachmaninov Romance Jonathan Dove Quartet ‘Out of Time’ Costello/Brodsky Quartet The Juliet Letters Jon Boden, ex-frontman of folk-giants Bellowhead, joins with the Sacconi Quartet for a reprise of Elvis Costello’s 1993 collaboration with the Brodsky Quartet. Described in Rolling Stone magazine at the time as ‘alternately biting and rueful, evoking the sardonic humor and bleak beauty of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’, The Juliet Letters is a striking sequence of dramatic ballads that reflect on love, betrayal and death.
£22*/£17* (£6* U25s)
For Those About to Rock 2020
Fri 28 Feb, 8pm
LIVE/WIRE the AC/DC Show is a unique six-man tribute, complete with both Bon and Brian, cannons, a wall of Marshalls and over two hours of High Voltage Rock 'n' Roll. Whitesnake UK pay tribute to the very best of David Coverdale's multi-platinum selling band, from the early classic Moody / Marsden line up to the present day US incarnation.
£21* standing / £23* seated