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Friday, February 24, 2017

An award winning blues band is set to rock the John Peel Centre in Stowmarket.

Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, is set to take the stage at this year’s Brit Awards.

When Alexander O’Neal hit the Ipswich Regent last night it was definitely Hearsay - in fact, 30 years of Hearsay.

BBC Radio Suffolk has launched a campaign to find a local music hero in the county to honour with a special blue plaque for this year’s BBC Music Day.

Singer Anastacia heads to Ipswich this June. She talks about almost quitting Strictly Come Dancing and how the show helped make her feel like a woman again after breast cancer surgery.

A 16-year-old music student at Suffolk New College has been inspired to organise a music event for young bands in Ipswich in response to a petition for new modern venues in the town – and is urging others to “just get up and do it”.

When Alexander O’Neal hit the Ipswich Regent last night it was definitely Hearsay - in fact, 30 years of Hearsay.

A secondary ticket seller has been accused of “profiteering at the expense of teenage cancer sufferers” after tickets for an Ed Sheeran charity concert were listed on its site for more than £5,000.

The full line-up for the return of the Ipswich Jazz Festival has been announced – with a mix of live music, workshops, dance and film set for the summer spectacular weekend.

Peter Andre’s DJ brother has a massive following, especially in Essex; so don’t be surprised if you see some familar faces from TV’s The Only Way Is Essex supporting him at his gig at Bowmans on Saturday night.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is 26 today and he is celebrating his birthday by releasing another track from his forthcoming album.

An Ipswich DJ who started spinning the decks at school parties when he was just 11 is in the running for a national award.

Being diagnosed with throat cancer left Suffolk singer and rock guitarist Colin Moore feeling like his passion was over. He talks to Matt Reason about rediscovering his strength and getting back on the Suffolk stage through the power of exercise.

Ed Sheeran has topped a Valentine’s chart of love songs voted for by the public.

Ed Sheeran’s year of triumphs has continued – with a planning appeal victory.

We might not be able to write lyrics like Ed Sheeran, but we can dress like the former Suffolk high school pupil, Ish. Mind you, the £34k watch might be a dream-breaker...

A fundraising page to support the family of an Ipswich guitarist who died while out on tour with Adam Ant’s band has raised nearly £17,000.

With Clean Bandit announced as the latest band to perform at the hugely-popular Forest Live in Thetford, here’s a look at some other top performers who have wowed the crowds in years gone by.

Ed Sheeran gave a stripped down performance of his latest chart topping hit as a last minute addition to this year’s Annual Grammy Award ceremony.

Chart-topping band Clean Bandit will perform at Thetford Forest on Sunday, July 2 - the closing night of this summer’s Forest Live series of open air concerts.

Rockers Thunder have a new album ready and are getting ready to rip it up when they hit Ipswich in March says singer, and Planet Rock presenter, Danny Bowes.

A gig featuring some of Ipswich’s most promising young talent will take place tomorrow.

Shakin’ Stevens knew very little about his large family’s history. A serious heart attack in 2010 inspired the singer, heading to the Ipswich Regent this spring, to change that.

Today we are taking a nostalgic look at hip hop and the dancers who were showing off their talents at a theme night at Traders Bar in Ipswich back in August 1999.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran is said to be “deeply concerned” about online touts who are selling tickets to his UK tour for up to £1,000 each.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s tour of the UK and Ireland sold out in a matter of minutes – with thousands of fans clamouring to secure a place at one of the Suffolk singer’s live shows in April and May.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s UK and European tour will go on sale today – with hundreds of thousands of fans hoping for a chance to see the Suffolk superstar perform live.

With the recent closure of Pump and Grind, the spotlight has once again been thrown on the provision of live music in Ipswich and Suffolk.

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