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Autumn at The Apex

Enjoy a wide variety of music and comedy from a host of original artists, at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds this autumn …

Fast Show star, Simon Day brings several larger than life personalities 'In Character' on 12 October, including Fast Show pub bore Billy Bleach, confirmed bachelor and unpublished poet Geoffrey Allerton, and habitual criminal Tony Beckton. Finally, the legendary prog rocker and inventor of world music, Brian Pern will perform a piece of music and modern dance. 

Highly-specialised virtuoso players from Echoes of Ellington Orchestra will play the The Duke's greatest hits;  ‘Take The A Train’, ‘Satin Doll’, ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘Caravan’, ‘Sophisticated Lady’, and all your other Ellington favourites on 15 October.

Following their first album with Sandy Denny in 1967, Britain’s most successful progressive folk-rock band, The Strawbs expanded their soundscape with ambitious new compositions and luminaries such as keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman. The Electric Strawbs on 16 October sees original frontman David Cousins, along with Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk, move gracefully into their fifth decade of music making. 


Enjoy an evening of comedy with Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters on 18 October. The high-speed-ever-smiling auctioneer also has a career as a stand-up comedian and has headlined the Las Vegas MGM Grand several times! T-Money and Green Mile will also perform their own stand-up sets, before helping with the charity auction finale, with all proceeds going to Help for Heroes.

Two-Tone ska legends, The Selecter and The Beat, unite for an exciting double-header show on 19 October. Led by the iconic Pauline Black and Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, The Selecter, will play hits including 'Three Minute Hero', 'Missing Words' and 'On My Radio'. The Beat, fronted by Ranking Roger, have a massive back catalogue of skanking greats. Both bands are renowned for their energetic live shows, which get everyone dancing.

Give a big 'Shout' for Lulu, who returns, on 22 October and 7 November, for two shows packed full of hits, new songs and songs that have influenced her throughout her incredible career.


Individual members of critically acclaimed funk and soul band, Brother Strut (27 October) have performed on records that have accumulated over half-a-billion sales. Their debut album was in the top 10 UK album charts, made no. 2 on the UK iTunes chart and was play-listed on Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show. “You will wait a very long time indeed to see anything better, I can’t think who can top this” 10/10 Blues and Soul Magazine.   

Innovative British jazz genius, Courtney Pine returns to The Apex on 30 October. Courtney, who has numerous BBC Jazz Awards and MOBOs, revisits the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade, for his new collaboration with soul vocalist Omar. Omar’s 1992 hit single ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ led to partnerships with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone.

Enjoy a ‘Night to Remember’, on 31 October, when successful soul group Shalamar play this and other hits, such as ‘There It Is’ and ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’.

For more information, or to book tickets, telephone 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk. Find out more about The Apex here.