13 music events this bank holiday weekend

Danielz of T Rextasy, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, June 2. Photo: Contributed

Danielz of T Rextasy, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, June 2. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

Looking to dance the bank holiday weekend away? Here are some musical treats across Suffolk and Essex.

The Everyman Folk Club, The Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew, May 26, 8pm

James Patterson makes a rare solo appearance. He visited previously with the late Ralph Jordan and John Dipper as Patterson Jordan Dipper and still works with John. James and Ralph began performing 40-years ago as Silas, and spent nearly 10-years with the powerful and popular supergroup, Crows.

Islands in the Stream, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, May 26, 7.30pm

Celebrating the queen and king of country, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, this is a show stacked with country music’s greatest hits.


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Jonathan Gee Trio, Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, May 26

One of Europe’s leading jazz pianists and his rhythm section return to Fleece Jazz.

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Derek Nash’s Picante, The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds, May 26

Expect a lively night as Jools Holland’s saxophonist presents his Latin jazz combo.

Chaplin, Silent Soundtracks, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, May 27, 11.30am

Silent cinema musical experts violinist Matthew Trusler and pianist Ashley Wass perform a concert that celebrates 100 years since Chaplin’s masterpieces known as the Mutual Comedies.

Harvey and The New Wallbangers, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, May 27, 8pm

Much loved 1980s band who were something of a cult favourite back in the day got back together for some one-off gigs. Three original Wallbangers — Harvey Brough, Jeremy Taylor and Richard Allen — are joined by two new faces Clara Sanabras and Naomi Hammerton as well as ace rhythm section Andy Hamill and Roy Dodds to perform originals and some new songs.

Newton Faulkner, Melford Hall, near Sudbury, May 27

This hugely successful guitarist and singer headlines day one of the star-packed Lee Stock Festival.

Joanna Eden, St Edmund’s Hall, Southwold, May 27

Saffron Walden-based Joanna presents her Ella Fitzgerald show at the Southwold Jazz Club.

Russian Music Here and Now, Oldhouse Barn, Great Horkesley, May 27, 5pm

The Pimlott Foundation welcome Russian composers Elena Firsova and Dimitri Smirnov for a programme that includes their song cycles based on the poems by Russian poet Osip Mandelstam plus works by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Balakirev and Glinka.

One Way or Another, Beccles Public Hall, May 27, 7.30pm

The Blondie tribute returns after a sell-out show 2015. Expect all the hits plus new track Fun. The band have supported Pixie Lott, Steve Harley and Jocelyn Brown and been given the thumbs up from Chris Stein and Tommy Kessler of Blondie.

Rachel Tucker, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, May 31, 7.30pm

Wicked’s longest-running Elphaba, who just released debut album The Reason, brings her first UK solo tour to town. She will sing jazz, soul and musical theatre favourites, with a few surprises thrown in. Her guest Louise Dearman has a long list of theatre credits including Grizabella in Cats.

Wheatus, Southend Chinnerys, May 31

It’s hard to believe Wheatus’ debut album is 17 years old this year. Remaining member Brendan B Brown and co play all the hits.

T Rextasy, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, June 2

The ultimate T Rex tribute band which has been celebrating Marc Bolan’s music for 25 years.

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