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10:50

The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.

Yesterday, 10:42

Hundreds of Suffolk children helped “raise the roof” during a singing project first conceived to mark the centenary of one of the county’s most famous composers.

Fri, 14:40

Ed Sheeran has shared a video of himself playing music as a child as part of his collaboration with charity Hope and Homes for Children charity.

Fri, 09:00

The Dragons’ Den star will be visiting Suffolk next year.

Wed, 14:20

Shoes signed by Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran after his headline Glastonbury performance are on sale as part of a celebrity charity auction – attracting higher bids than Michael Caine, Chris Martin or Craig David.

Wed, 12:00

An Ipswich band from the 1990s which reformed for a one off show in April after its bass player was diagnosed with cancer is reforming for a second time for charity.

Tue, 16:01

The Essex music fan killed when terrorists stormed a Paris concert hall was remembered at a gig marking the anniversary of the attack.

Mon, 16:48

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) is hardly a household name but he is a significant figure in the history of music, being the first to publish a book laying down the principles of tonal harmony in 1725-6. His first stage work, Hippolyte et Aricie of 1733, created a sensation by breaking with the traditions of Lully and paved the way for his other operas, including Dardanus in 1739. The original version was heavily criticised for its libretto, amongst other things, and revised versions appeared in 1744 and 1760; the edition used by ETO largely followed the version used to open the 1744 run.

Mon, 16:47

A 22-year-old Ipswich rapper making waves in the hip hop world has made it to the final six of a battle of the bands, beating more than 300 other acts to reach the final six.

Mon, 16:04

For this year’s Britten Weekend, Snape Maltings devised a programme exploring the composer’s work for radio. In particular, there was a focus on one of his most celebrated collaborations – with the poet Louis MacNeice in the radio drama The Dark Tower, first broadcast by the BBC in January 1946.

Mon, 09:38

Framlingham superstar Ed Sheeran scooped the best live act award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in London last night – but missed out on the inaugural best artist award to Shawn Mendes.

Mon, 06:00

British chart-toppers The Vamps will headline Summer Saturday Live at Newmarket Racecourses next year.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Scottish singer Eddi Reader loves performing live but she’s not keen on listening to herself. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her on the eve of her Apex concert and discovers that a new ‘Best Of’ album has persuaded her to revisit her past

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A band said to be one of the best Abba tribute acts in the world will be performing in Ipswich later this month.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

An 18-year-old cellist will perform the piece that saw him crowned Musician of the Year during a concert in Ipswich this month.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

“Who are you to make me feel hollow? Who are you to tell me that I can’t be who I want to be?” Those lyrics appear in ‘Hollow’, a song by aspiring Ipswich singer-songwriter Macauley Elvin, who lives with Asperger Syndrome. It is being released on iTunes next week for an autistic charity.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kirbye Voices, the Bury St Edmunds-based chamber choir, is now preparing for a busy schedule of singing assignments.

Monday, November 6, 2017

For music fans 1967 and the Summer of Love is an almost-mythical era – and the sounds and sights of that year were brought back to the Ipswich Regent by a truly talented six-piece band.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Growing up in the 80s, of course meant growing up with the electronic delights and silky smooth vocals of Yazoo and Alison Moyet, so this little audience member couldn’t have been more excited for the treat that was about to unfold. And what a treat it was!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

John Mayall, the Godfather of British Blues, visits the Ipswich Regent next week. He spoke to Martin Hutchinson.

Friday, November 3, 2017

A Suffolk singer was made an “honorary Czech” to perform live on television as part of the country’s annual celebration of independence.

Friday, November 3, 2017

I bought my first OMD single Electricity when I was still at school in 1979.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Technology has meant that comeback tours are available to music legends who are long dead. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says that perhaps this is a step too far and the hologram makes a mockery of the live experience

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are back with their 13th studio album, The Punishment of Luxury. We caught up with Andy McCluskey ahead of their Southend, Ipswich and Cambridge gigs.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

It was a gig to remember for those lucky enough to have secured a ticket to see multi jazz instrumentalist Courtney Pine along with vocalist Omar.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jools Holland raised the roof at the Ipswich Regent at the weekend.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

From Russia with Love with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Ipswich Regent last night.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A top Essex music festival has lost its main sponsor after 22 years.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Chart-topping Suffolk singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran has been named the third richest British celebrity under the age of 30 with a whopping £52million fortune.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

We speak to the voice of Strictly Come Dancing, Lance Ellington, who brings Broadway glamour to Colchester tonight.

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