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Beth Nielsen Chapman
Wed 2 Nov, 8pm

 

Inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2016, this Nashville-based singer has released 13 solo albums and written seven No.1 hits. Her songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Bette Midler, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Roberta Flack, Waylon Jennings, Indigo Girls, and Faith Hill’s mega-hit ‘This Kiss’. At her live show, you can hear great songs and some fascinating stories.

 

Claire Martin with the David Newton Trio
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Claire has recently been awarded 'Best Singer 2022' at the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. An established tour de force on the UK jazz scene, Claire has been awarded the OBE for her services to jazz and won the British Jazz Awards seven times. David Newton is 13 times winner of the Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards, while Alex is one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Europe, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. Claire Martin vocals, David Newton piano, Alex Garnett tenor sax, Jeremy Brown bass, Steve Brown drums.

 

The Magpie Arc
Fri 4 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Nancy Kerr, Martin Simpson, Findlay Napier, Tom Wright and Alex Hunter are a group of established folk musicians who mix their song-writing styles and musicianship in a full-on electric band, creating exciting new music and updating the classic 60s and 70s British folk/rock sound. Enjoy excellent songs, lush harmonies, scything electric guitars, gorgeous fiddle lines and rock-solid bass and drums.

 

Seth Lakeman
Sat 5 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Westcountry folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005 for 'Kitty Jay'. It catapulted Lakeman into the forefront of the new British folk movement. He released his new studio album ‘Make Your Mark’ in November 2021. Written during his enforced 18 months off the road, the album features 14 powerful, brand-new songs including the first single ‘Higher We Aspire’ which was playlisted at BBC Radio 2.

 

Jo Harman and Mike Farris
Wed 9 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Soul/blues star Jo Harman joins Grammy-winning Mike Farris from the USA, for a double header of two powerhouse vocalists with a great band. UK's award winning, multi-million streaming Radio 2 play-listed vocalist Jo Harman is, according to Rag n Bone man 'one of the UK'S finest talents' and this tour represents a much-anticipated return to the stage. 'A voice that leaves you speechless', Huey Morgan, Fun Lovin' Criminals, BBC Radio 2. Mixing gospel, rock, soul, blues and more, Mike Farris has a 'one of a kind' talent and was rewarded with a Grammy for his 'Shine For All The People' album. 'Supersized voice filled with the electricity of Saturday night and the godly grace of Sunday mornings'. Rolling Stone

 

RBL C Group Festival of Remembrance Fri 11 Nov, 7pm Festival of Remembrance and Sunset Ceremony, courtesy of the R.A.F. Honington Voluntary Band. All proceeds in aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

 

Bury Bach Choir: Handel Messiah
Sat 12 Nov, 7pm

 

Enjoy the energy and variety of Handel’s best-known work, performed by Bury Bach Choir and Suffolk Baroque Players. Featuring the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ and many other famous numbers, Messiah is in turn powerful, then colourful and light, then stirring and majestic, as the soloists and chorus tell each stage of the familiar story with unsurpassed clarity and emotion.

 

Fat Cat Comedy Club
Sun 13 Nov, 11 Dec 8pm

 

See www.fatcatcomedyclub.com for line-up

 

Blazin Fiddles
Mon 14 Nov, 7.30pm

 

The Blazers pack the passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music into a single show – demonstrating the diversity of Highland and Island fiddle playing, with exciting ensemble and skilful solo sets, backed by guitar and piano.

 

Judy Collins
Wed 16 Nov, 7:30pm

 

Singer of ‘Send in the Clowns’, ‘Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)’ & ‘Both Sides Now’. In her 50-plus years in music, Judy Collins has always exhibited impeccable taste in songcraft. On her landmark 1967 album, 'Wildflowers', she curated a stunning collection, featuring originals alongside songs by not-yet household names, such as Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, and adventurous selections by Jacques Brel and Francesco Landini. Her discerning palette and her literary gifts, have enabled her to evolve into a poetic, storytelling songwriter. Now, in her sixth decade as a singer and songwriter, Judy is experiencing a profound level of growth and prolific creativity.

 

Hugh Cornwell
Thu 17 Nov, 8.15pm

 

Hugh Cornwell returns as part of a tour coinciding with his highly anticipated tenth solo album Moments of Madness. As leader of The Stranglers, Hugh was the main songwriter of all the band’s most memorable songs across ten stellar albums. After releasing his final album 10 with the band Hugh embarked on a solo career. 2022’s Moments of Madness is an album of acute, pithy and witty observations and social commentary. Set one will feature prime solo songs, with picks from 'Moments of Madness' and set two will include Stranglers' classics performed with a full live band.

 

Suffolk Sinfonia
Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Autumn Concert of classical favourites, with guest conductor Chris Braime. Butterworth- The Banks of the Green Willow Elgar- Sea Pictures with soloist Jessica Gillingwater Vaughan Williams- Symphony No. 5

 

Talisk
Sun 20 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Mohsen Amini (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards’ Musician of the Year 2018), Graeme Armstrong and Benedict Morris (BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2019) fuse concertina, guitar and fiddle to produce a truly innovative, multi-layered signature that has captivated audiences around the globe. Talisk have stacked up major awards for their explosively energetic, artfully woven sound - including Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Appearances at leading festivals include closing Saturday night’s main stage at the 2019 Cambridge Folk Festival and headlining Folk East 2022.

 

Joanne Shaw Taylor
Mon 28 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Now one of the hottest live acts on the modern Blues scene, Joanne and her band return to The Apex with songs from her highly acclaimed new release and fan favourites. ‘The Blues Album’ was produced by Joe Bonamassa, it topped Billboard Magazine’s Official Blues Album Chart and was voted No.1 Most Played Blues Album of 2021 by the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association.

 

Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
Tue 29 Nov, 7.30pm

 

Known for their incredible range of styles, genres, tempos and moods, from rootsy pop, Rockabilly and show tunes to straight-forward rock and punk, Martin & his band’s live performances combine intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. Martin began his career as a busker aged 15 and developed his song-writing technique by learning a few licks from a Spanish guitar book followed by Jazz, Blues, Country, Skiffle, Reggae, etc. Eventually, this glorious collision of styles would become his trademark.

 

Hal Cruttenden
Wed 30 Nov 7.30pm

 

It's Best You Hear It From Me: After 21 years and 224 days Hal's back being single. But it's all going to be fine. Instead of getting the therapy he clearly needs, he's made a cracking show about it... “Reminded me how much I love stand up” **** The Times

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