Felixstowe Gig Guide

We're collecting details on any local band or anything remotely related to the performance of live music...

If you're part of a local band, choir or just even let people listen to you singing in the bath then we'd like to here from you, for a start, you could add your Gigs; If you run a venue, or have a long tour planned, you might like to contact us to arange featuring your venue or group.

Events over the next 3 Months

Barb Jungr, 27th April 2018, 19:30 at , Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (18.1 miles)
Jungr returns to the writing of Bob Dylan again and again to explore the richest veins of inspiration. One of the very finest vocalists around, Barb does not just sing songs, but, based on her deep insightful understanding, completely inhabits them in her own unique way. She delivers lyrics with enveloping emotion, by turns rich in passion or tenderness, anger or humour and her performances are honed to a perfection which renders the word â??interpretsâ?? wholly inadequate.
Joining Barb is Australian pianist Jenny Carr who has worked extensively with her over the years and always provides sensitive accompaniment with increasingly jazz infused solos overlying her classical roots.
Dudley Phillips has worked regularly with many singers including Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers and of course Barb. Expect an emotional roller-coaster that will invite you to reflect on the world in which we live, but always with the safety net of amusing and sometimes downright hilarious commentary, delivered in Barbâ??s own inimitable style.


Chris Allard Band, 4th May 2018, 19:30 at , Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (18.1 miles)
We have the addition of the great keyboardist, Ross Stanley to the CD's trio format, tonight on piano.


Fishwick Brothers play Cedar Walton and Duke Pearson, 11th May 2018, 19:30 at , Keepers Lane, Leavenheath, Colchester (18.1 miles)
Celebrating the timeless compositions of two Hard Bop heroes of the Blue Note era


Sarah Munro, 25th May 2018, 19:30 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Sarah Munro. With a delicate songbirdâ??s voice reminiscent of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, Sarah's music has been championed by legendary lyricist Don Black, as well as Jamie Cullum and Michael Ball - both of whom featured her debut single 'For Eternity' on their BBC Radio 2 shows. Her debut album 'Say Hello To You' features 10 original songs with a strong emphasis on lyrics and storytelling, plus a stunning interpretation of the classic 'Autumn Leaves'.
In 2017, Sarah performed headline sets at Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Cornbury Festival after completing a 24-date UK tour supporting Paul Carrack in prestigious venues, including the London Palladium and Birmingham Symphony Hall. Following her sold-out headline shows at The Pheasantry and PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, Sarah will be touring venues across the UK throughout 2018, performing songs from her debut album â??Say Hello To Youâ?? and some brand-new original material.


Gadjo Club Quartet, 1st June 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
The Gadjo clubâ??s shared passion for eastern European and klezmer music combined with a love of art-rock, swing, Americana and other world sounds creates something truly infectious.
In its acoustic form the group draws on the classical backgrounds of clarinetist Dave Shulman and violinist Phillip Granell, infusing sounds reminiscent of composers such as Bartok and Shostakovich in addition to inspiration from the music of the Hungarian Lakatos dynasty.


Rumba De Bodas â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 22nd June 2018, 20:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Celebrating their tenth anniversary, these Italian troubadours make it their mission to party. Their high-octane, gypsy-swing travels from Latina to swing, Balcanica to reggae, soul to folk; an ever-changing musical mix. Starting life as a loose collective in the music bars of Bologna, theyâ??re now an international phenomenon. Catch them playing extracts from their new album, not surprisingly, called â??Superpowerâ??. This wonderful band had a great residency at last yearâ??s Edinburgh Jazz Festival.
Tickets: £17.50 (£16.50 if bought in advance from New Wolsey Theatre 01473 295900).


Jazz Workshops at St Peterâ??s by the Waterfront â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 23rd June 2018, 10:00 to 16:30 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
10amâ??12pm: Jazz Ensemble Playing with John Seeley
For all levels. This will cover performing Jazz in an ensemble and improvisation using Latin and Jazz standards. This will be achieved by taking Jazz compositions, de-constructing them and then performing. It will include musicianship skills to enhance the individual and group performer, music theory, methods of practice, sight-reading, aural work and specific concepts to increase your knowledge.
12.15â??2.15pm: Jazz singing with Andi Hopgood
A great opportunity for vocalists â?? to learn from and spend time with Andi Hopgood, jazz educator with a wealth of experience in vocal coaching and performing â?? delve into the wonders of jazz singing. Explore things like phrasing, feel, scat singing and timing. The workshop is suitable for singers of all ages and experience and will involve a mix of individual and some group singing.
2.30â??4.30pm: Drum Kit Masterclass with George Double
Drummers, of any style come and perform in the festival! Players are invited to take part in this masterclass event and receive top tips from Ronnie Scott's regular George Double who will also play and run a Q & A during this two-hour session. Spectators very welcome too.
Tickets for all workshops £16 from New Wolsey Theatre. 01473 295900 Maximum 25 places.


Jazz Workshops at St Peterâ??s by the Waterfront, 24th June 2018, 10:30 to 12:45 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
10.30amâ??12.30pm: Jazz guitar with Chris Allard
For guitarists of all levels. Improve your soloing; straightforward ways to improve your playing and how to improve your understanding of chords, scales and modes and to use them in ways that will help you and which can be applied to any style of music.
12.45â??2.45pm: Music photography with John Watson
Music photographer John Watson leads a workshop for the second year running. The emphasis will be on creating dynamic images and developing an imaginative approach to photography. For both beginners and experienced photographers. Professional-level equipment is not essential, but you must have a camera which can be set to at least 1600 ISO, and you should know how to increase or decrease exposure levels. Includes a chance to photograph a band.
Tickets for all workshops £16 from New Wolsey Theatre. 01473 295900 Maximum 25 places.


Horn Factory â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 15:00 to 17:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Enjoy free jazz gigs with some top local bands.
Horn Factory East Angliaâ??s premier Big Band. Nineteen of the top local musicians who create their own brand of fast moving, hard hitting, toe tapping contemporary jazz.


Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood (with Chris Allard on guitar) â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as â??multi-facetedâ?? and â??incomparableâ??.
Charlie Wood is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, traditional R&B and popular music. Wood is an accomplished and prolific singer/songwriter and has received stellar reviews for his original music.
Chris Allard has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals and he has performed/recorded with numerous big names. His last album received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist Magazine.
In partnership with Fleece Jazz Club.
Tickets: £21 (£20 if bought in advance from New Wolsey Theatre 01473 295900).


Latitude Festival 2018, 12th July 2018 to 15th July 2018, 13:00 to 16:00 at , Henham (24.7 miles)
Latitude Festival
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Rapture Gaming Festival, 20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018, 10:00 to 17:00 at , Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (17.1 miles)
Rapture Gaming Festival
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Derek Nash Quartet, 3rd August 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Derek Nash, leading UK saxophonist, leader of the award-winning SAX APPEAL, co-leader of funk/groove band PROTECT THE BEAT and featured member of the JOOLS HOLLAND RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA comes to St Peter's with his quartet in August 2018.
He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones - from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano - and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and the British Jazz Award (Small Group) for Sax Appeal. He received Best Jazz CD of the Year for Young Lions, Old Tigers with the late Spike Robinson, receiving the same British Jazz Award for "Joyriding" by The Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet in 2012. He regularly appears in the British Jazz awards nominations in several categories (Alto/Tenor and Baritone) and was nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year by the Global Music Foundation.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


Funky Voices Charity Concert, 4th August 2018, 20:00 to 21:30 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
To help celebrate our 10th anniversary we're very pleased to welcome back Funky Voices to St Peter's in 2018.
Showcasing their recognised 'wall of sound', Funky Voices will be taking to the stage at St Peters by the Waterfront to raise money to go towards more fantastic events within Music and Arts at St Peters. Performing their versions of songs by artists known and loved such as Stevie Wonder, Spandau Ballet, Jessie J and many more, the choir promise you a night of uplifting, energetic and inspirational music for the whole family.
St Peter's is a community arts and heritage centre providing space for local organisations to hold activities, rehearsals, music and theatre productions and put on many events with local, national and international acts. The centre receives no funding and relies entirely on bookings, ticket sales and the generous support of the local community through donations.
Tickets are £6 for adults and free for children


Sharkmuffin, 11th August 2018, 18:00 at , South Street, Ipswich (9.6 miles)
Sharkmuffin
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Weird Rare Animal, 7th September 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (9.1 miles)
Weird Rare Animal play a selection of tunes from Charlie Parker, George Benson, Bach, all jazzed up and with a modern easy-listening approach. They also play the guitarist Tomi's original compositions. A vibrant and exciting sound of guitar, keyboard and drums, having Tomi Farkas, Anne Burton and Jake Hatter respectively playing these instruments. You could have heard Tomi also with Jazz Bazaar, Morphology and the Horn Factory and Anne with Jazz Arrivals and Body and Soul Jazz Band all of whom have performed at St Peter's Jazz by the Waterfront evenings.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.