Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich/Sudbury: One Direction hit writer Fiona Bevan to perform live

09:20 15 February 2013

Fiona Bevan is set to appear in Ipswich

Fiona Bevan is set to appear in Ipswich

Emile Kelly

FRESH from the glitziest award ceremony in music – and with a smash hit credit already to her name – Fiona Bevan has all the right qualities to become a star in her own right.

Originally from Sudbury, the singer-songwriter, who along with Suffolk star Ed Sheeran penned One Direction’s chart-topper Little Things, will be appearing on stage in Ipswich next week.

With songs already described as “absolutely brilliant” by one critic and “spine-tingling” by Blur bassist Alex James, Fiona will performing her first UK gig since returning from Los Angeles, where she was a member of the star-studded audience watching her old friend and collaborator perform live with Elton John at the Grammys.

Now living in East London, Fiona grew up in Sudbury and worked part-time at the local record store, Compact Music, before embarking on her own career in the industry.

Several years ago, she and Ed Sheeran recorded a demo that was thought lost, until last spring when Fiona found the lyrics to Little Things and emailed them to her old songwriting friend, who took it on tour before trying it in the studio with One Direction.

More recently, Fiona was also commissioned to create and perform a new piece as part of the Tate Modern Visual Dialogues project.

She will be taking time out from recording her album to play at the Theta Cafe, in University Campus Suffolk’s Waterfront building, in Ipswich, on Thursday, February 21. Presented by the Woodbridge-based Blue Bus Tour, the gig will also feature support from Colchester-born Rhiannon Mair and Lucy Sampson, from Benhall.

For ticket details, go to

1 comment

  • Wow! Seems a bit excessive; hitting someone to get them to perform live. #writtenbyafiveyearold ?

    Report this comment

    Our Man in the East

    Friday, February 15, 2013

Corrie McKeague

It is exactly one month to the day since 23-year-old Corrie McKeague apparently vanished in Bury St Edmunds – yet people with potentially vital information still have not come forward.

Ipswich Waterfront Celebration taking place along the Ipswich Quayside.

More than three million day visitors to Ipswich helped to swell tourism business coffers by £250m last year, according to new statistics.

The InterCity train from Stadler for the main line between East Anglia and London.

Just a week after Abellio’s new Greater Anglia franchise began, rail chiefs, politicians, and business leaders are gathering in Ipswich today to look at the next steps for the region’s rail services.

Town Council Offices in Bury St Edmunds.

A dispute over which part of Bury St Edmunds gets the most cash spent on it resulted in a show of hands to demonstrate who lived in Moreton Hall.

Tributes have been paid to 31-year-old Lee Pennycuick who died on Friday

The father of a popular Sunday league football player who died suddenly at the age of 31 has described his caring son as someone who would never walk by when others needed help.

Lily Alexander, aged 4, with Dad Judge Dredd from Bury St Edmunds
- Mark Westley Photography

Stormtroopers marched the streets of Bury St Edmunds this weekend as Moyse’s Hall unveiled its acclaimed annual science fiction exhibition.

Ivy Pound at Sudbury Cancer Reasearch UK shop
with buskers who have won an award,  Joe Snell ( left ) and Toby Halls 

Teenage heroes Joe Snell and Toby Halls discovered yesterday they will get the chance to record at the world-famous Maida Vale music studios in London after winning a BBC Radio 1 Teen Hero Award.

Most read

Great Days Out


Click here to view
the Great Days Out


Show Job Lists

Don't miss


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24