Your guide to nights out in Ipswich this weekend and beyond

Pump & Grind in Ipswich.

Pump & Grind in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Rock, Afrobeat, soul and folk are on order this week as emerging artists are displaying their talent at venues across Ipswich.

Remi Morrison, of Red Cactus PR, shares her pick of nights out this week. She said: “There is also huge scoop if you’re a drum and bass fan as a certain Brazilian DJ is coming to town.”

Friday, March 11

Pump & Grind sees the debut performance of The Normans, an Ipswich based-band t who will be playing their unique blend of Afrobeat, dub, funk and jazz. There is free entry all night and this should be a great night of music.

At Cult Bar, Cambridge-based band, The Farlanders are playing their fusion of sounds. They combine acoustic folk singer-songwriter Blues/Bluegrass Jazz with Latin influences into a “dang catchy, mesmerising melee of smile inducing loveliness.” Check them out here.hey will be supported by the talented Jordan Hay

The Mulberry Tree have REMEDY, bringing you blues/rock and funk music from 9pm. Entry is free.

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At the Steamboat Tavern, there is a free night of rock and groovy tunes from five bands. The music starts promptly at 8pm and the night will feature Dingus Khan with Horse Party, SuperGlu, The Brackish Edge and Claws.

Saturday, March 12

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Monday, March 14

There is a new open mic hip hop and grime night held every fortnight at Pump & Grind. The event will be hosted by Rye Shabby, whose debut video has had more than 16,000 YouTube hits since its release last month

Looking ahead

This Easter, Brazilian DnB legend, DJ Marky, is coming to town. Prepare to hear soulful vocals and melodic beats and not forgetting tracks from his long awaited album.

With more than 20 years as an international professional, DJ Marky directed the art of DJing and producing music to another level.

Now, after years of incessant touring, DJ Marky is still one of the most respected and in demand DJs in the club scene and festivals.

His productions have been part of many compilations and are played by some of the biggest names in the drum and bass scene. His label, Innerground Records has been a dominating force in the drum and bass scene for many years. Over the course of the record label’s history, Innerground has played host to a number of outstanding releases from the likes of Calibre, S.P.Y. Random Movement, Total Science, Logistics and of course, DJ Marky.

Last year, DJ Marky released his first artist album in 10 years. This long awaited album not only contains the finest drum and bass but also features full-tilt club fare to laid-back, house laden grooves. This album is true statement to both the innovative producer and endearing personality that DJ Marky remains.

Brought to you by Stay Tuned, DJ Marky is heading to Pump & Grind (Great Colman Street, Ipswich) on Saturday, March 26 and the party kicks off at 8pm. Tickets are available via EventbriteHosted by MC Pinkeye, Marky is joined by drum and bass heavyweights Collette Warren, Mcleod as well as Symptom & Cartel on the night. Here is a taste of Marky’s music with the song Silly, released last year.

At home

This week’s at home is from Jade MayJean Peters. As most of you know Jade is a singer/songwriter who has performed countless solo gigs across the UK.

She has also supported artists such as The Brand New Heavies and constantly works at Craft. Having released her EP last year she recently sent Red Cactus Media a unique cover of the hit song Hotline Bling by Drake. With more than 1,000 views on YouTube her vocals in this video are so powerful and it’s a very creative choice of song.

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