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Original Status Quo drummer joins Redgrave band to cap tribute to Rick Parfitt

The original drummer for legendary rockers Status Quo is playing with Redgrave’s Walkway in a tribute to the late Rick Parfitt.

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Goldie Lookin Chain will be joining a stellar line-up for this year's LeeStock Music Festival

Goldie Lookin Chain latest band to be added to LeeStock lineup

LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford has added a further act to its lineup for the festival at the end of May.

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Newton Faulkner is to perform at LeeStock Music Festival. Picture by Pip for BMG

Newton Faulkner to headline LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford - Wheatus and Toploader also star

Chart-topping singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner is to headline this year’s LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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Diss Museum opening with Rick Wakeman

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for legendary YES keyboardist and Scole resident Rick Wakeman

Scole resident and legendary YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman is to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Walkway with former drummer Joe Evans and Status Quo's Rick Parfitt

Redgrave band “devastated” by Status Quo legend’s death will pay tribute to “mega star” on next album

Redgrave-based rock band Walkway will pay tribute to Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt when they record their third album starting next month.

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Little Mix announce 2017 concert date at Newmarket Racecourse

Chart-topping superstars Little Mix will return t Newmarket Racecourse this year following their sold-out 2016 show.

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Framlingham Castle offers invitation to Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran to perform at historic landmark

Framlingham Castle has issued an invitation to superstar Ed Sheeran to perform at the famous landmark after apparently referencing it in his latest musical release.

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Waveney arts project aiming to inspire blind musicians

Waveney and Blyth Arts hopes to help visually-impaired people to make music and connect with nature in the coming year, after obtaining an arts grant to develop a new project.

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Redgrave’s Walkway to support Slade at Cambridge show

They have supported the likes of Status Quo, The Darkness and Black Stone Cherry — and Redgrave’s Walkway will be able to add the legendary Slade to that list after being announced for a support slot at a show later this month.

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SIAH to release debut single

SIAH, a 4-piece indie pop outfit from Bury St Edmunds, have recently recorded their debut single, Susie Smokes, and are currently in the stages of building up to its release.

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Perfect Mistakes, three-piece rock band from Long Stratton. From left: drummer Ben Rodwell, guitarist Marcus Krumins and bassist Ollie Randall. Photo by Gordon Woolcock.

Long Stratton band Perfect Mistakes aims high after EP launch gig in Norwich

Three years ago, guitarist Marcus Krumins, bassist Ollie Randall and drummer Ben Rodwell were GCSE students playing in the Christmas show at Long Stratton High School.

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The Jive Aces.

Hoxne Music Festival’s future secured after new committee steps forward

The signature annual music weekend in Hoxne will survive another year, after a whole new committee stepped up, dispelling concerns about the event’s future.

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FEATURE: From school plays to rock bands to opera – Mark knows the score

Music lovers passing a village church this week might have heard an entrancing sound echoing across the fields.

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Fifth annual Bressingham Band Night to support ‘wonderful work’ of charity

A fifth annual charity event organised by a Roydon resident is hoping to support the “wonderful work” of a Norfolk charity.

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Enter Sudbury’s annual arts festival

Preparations are underway for the 2017 Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts and the syllabus is now available for the 95th edition of the event.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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JAZZ MATTERS: Weekly jazz round-up for the east (September 23-30)

Chris Ingham previews the best jazz gigs around the region this week (September 23-30)

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A number of pupils at Archbishop Sancroft High School have enjoyed success over the summer  Pictured: Molly Andrews, Elise Golby, Breeze Redwine, Peter Witham, Archie Mclintock and Jake Leeder ANL-160921-184135009

Harleston school “incredibly proud” of pupils’ summer success in the arts

The “amazing success stories” achieved over the summer by students at a Harleston high school have been celebrated this week as a reflection of the school’s motto.

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