Variety is the key at St Peter’s music and arts centre

Singer/songwriter Kevin Pearce

Singer/songwriter Kevin Pearce - Credit: Archant

There are plenty of Spring live music and events on the way at Waterfront venues.

Izzy's Daughter

Izzy's Daughter - Credit: Archant

Variety is the key over the coming weeks at St Peter’s by the Waterfront music and arts centre, for example.

The centre is used as a rehearsal and practice venue, of course, and is also home to a wide variety of public performances anc concerts of all types.

This year there is a regular series of jazz events across the year, for example.

The next concert at St Peter’s is on Saturday April 18, when Essex based singer songwriter Kevin Pearce comes to town as one of a limited number of dates in this country, as he will be spending more time in Europe due to his growing popularity over the channel.

He is presented by Blue Bus Tour and supported by Peter Hepworth and Tilly Dalglish.

His successful third album was called, “stunning” and “atmospheric” and “hypnotic” by critics and his UK tour that followed attracted many new fans.

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His songs have been described as bringing obvious comparisons with Nick Drake, while his voice has been said to be reminiscent of Cat Stevens.

He has a new single coming out shortly and had a string of festival offers.

But this will be a rare opportunity to see him perform live, at home in the UK.

A change of style on April 25 when The Ipswich Hospital band present their Anzac Concert.

Further ahead, on May 1, it is back to jazz at St Peter’s when the Swing Machine Big Band are in concert playing the music of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

The following might, May 2, Izzy’s Daughter returns to her home county. celebrating her new single, Madeline, ahead of her summer tour.

In fact it is a special tour launch night.

Supporting are local acts Cove Hithe and Art Penley.

On May 9, the Trianon in the Springtime cncert, featurijg Liz Alexander on recorder, is also a fundraising concert for the Broomhill Trust.

It is not just music at St Peter’s, of course.

On June 10, Shakespeare in Suffolk, is an amateur theatre production, presentd as part of the Wolsey Theatre Open Season.

There is plenty of regular live music in and around the Waterfront, from the Brewery Tap to Isaacs On The Quay and The Cult Bar.

On Sunday at Isaacs Nadia and Rodolfo present world music, from bossa nova to jazz and blues.

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