There will be plethora of acts coming to The apex this autumn, so many in fact, that some of them have been allocated into genre-specific seasons, to make it easier to find the music you love!
Fans of folk music will be pleased to see big names such as; Spiers and Boden (30 September), Turin Brakes (12 October), Guitar Legends John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, Johnny Dickinson and Clive Carroll (30 October), Kathryn Tickell (1 November), Ralph McTell (11 November), Lau (15 November) and the return of Demon Barbers with their fabulous Folk and Hip-Hop Dance Extravaganza, The Lock In! (19 October). Later, December sees visits by doyennes of the folk world, Norma Waterson and Maddy Prior.
While world music lovers will appreciate the diversity of artists like; new Cajun and Cajun star Cedric Watson (18 September), Ethiopian krar (lyre) virtuoso Temesegen Zeleke and his band the Krar Collective (9 October), London Community Gospel Choir with songs to uplift the soul and cheer your heart (20 October), master of the Kora (21-stringed African harp) Seckou Keita (6 November), eccentric Tango poetry from Melingo (20 November) and an eagerly anticipated visit from the kings and queens of Saharan Desert Blues Tinariwen (26 November).
The classical music season starts with the welcome return of Co-Opera Co (who sold out Carmen last year), withMozart's Don Giovanni (11 October), internationally recognized British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor (23 October), with works by Bach and Chopin, the New Zealand String Quartet (18 November) performing Mendelssohn, Haydn and Beethoven and Lucy Parham (2 December) with Reverie - The life and loves of Claude Debussy. There will also be a concert by Suffolk Sinfonia on the 10 November.
Special offers are available for bookers of multiple gigs in the folk and world music series, plus there will be a selection of season tickets for the classical concerts. Look out for the designated leaflets around town or see www.theapex.co.uk for details.
Jazz is ably taken care of by Jah Wobble's Modern Jazz Ensemble' monstrous bass grooves and daring improvisation (27 September), celebrated solo jazz pianist Fred Hersch (3 October), and 80s jazz-funk leaders Shakatak (21 October). There will also be A Tribute to the Swing Legends (16 September) and an intimate evening with
and Broadway star Ruthie Henshall (26 October).
Some rock and pop stars will be making a welcome return to live gigging, such as Dodgy (27 October), while some never went away; The Blockheads (2 November), Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull) and his New Day (27 November), Joe Brown (6 December) and tribute act the Illegal Eagles (28 November).
Defying pigeonholing are: bass-heavy dub-dance pioneers, Dreadzone (8 November), psychedelic classical rock legends, The Enid (6 September), two visits by Voice Squad (1, 2 and 23 September) and The Washing Machine End Of Year Blowout with Killamonjambo, Scare The Normals, Lewis Mokler, Luvdump and DJ Dick Phillips (of The Vitamins) (29 December).
Not forgetting the free events – exhibitions, craft fairs, 'Strictly Saturdays' dance club and the Fresh Festival for young entrepreneurs. And of course, the return of Fat Cat Comedy Club.
This isn't even all the events, and more are confirmed every day, so keep checking the website www.theapex.co.uk, where you can also sign up to the online community to receive priority newsletters.