Music by the Sea
Head to Aldeburgh for a great night of live music from some of the region’s top tribute acts and big occasion bands. Fun, food and drink, fireworks . . . and it’s all for charity
Music by the Sea, returns to Aldeburgh this summer with a great line-up of live music at Kings Field in the town.
The festival was held from 2012 on the seafront at Aldeburgh and was replaced by Thorpefest, a ticketed festival at Thorpeness Country Club. It’s the brainchild of Peter Osborne, managing director, coastal operations, for the TA Hotel Collection. he said: “We’re delighted to once again be holding Music by the Sea back in Aldeburgh this year thanks to the kind support of Aldeburgh Town Council. We look forward to getting everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves.”
Music by the Sea raises money for charity, this year for Inspire Suffolk, which works with young people who need help and opportunities to get back into employment and further training. Its personal development programmes change lives, tackling a range of issues that young people are facing. Students learn new skills and qualities, and build confidence and self–esteem.
THIS YEAR’S LINE-UP: EVERLY EVERLY
Colin & Roger – present a celebration of the very popular music of The Everly Brothers. A great programme of some of the iconic hits from the late 50’s & the 60’s recorded by one of the foremost Bands from that era. They are both very experienced professional musicians, who have worked in many top Bands over the last few decades. They decided to combine their undoubted talents to pay tribute to one of the most iconic Bands from the golden age when pop music was in its infancy.
WORDS & MUSIC
Words and Music’ is a live entertainment duo, formed by brothers Graham and Steven Dye. They take a trip down memory lane, covering classic songs from the 60s. Since 1990, the act has enjoyed much success, playing at many live music venues across the country, also working on cruise ships around the world, and has often taken part in major events, such as BBC Televisions’ Children In Need and live coverage of The Queens’ Golden Jubilee, and in 2007, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt Peppers album, were invited to perform every track live on stage, and live on air, for BBC Radio.
THE PHIL JACKSON ROCK N ROLL BAND
Suffolk’s finest authentic rock n roll offering, The Phil Jackson Band bring big beat boogie rock n roll with a sprinkling of country and blues. Sporting Jerry Lee Lewis style piano/vocals and Chuck Berry riffs, performing all the classics from all the stars of 1950s.
A Suffolk-based four piece band specialising in performing music from the golden age of pop and rock from 1966-1974.
KINISHA AS TINA TURNER
Inspired by Tina Turner, Kinisha pays tribute to the Queen of Rock. Kinisha is undoubtedly the UK’s foremost Tina Turner impersonator having performed nationally and internationally for many prestigious clients and venues. The Voice, the Heels the Strut are coming to Aldeburgh’s stage.
JS & THE LOCKERBILLIES
With a collection of cult classics, shaking showstoppers and rocking rollers from the golden age of jiving, Josh Locke and his terrific band bring you a show like no other. With full dead ringer sets of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Buddy Holly and many more the JS & the Lockerbillies experience brings you a full of night of bopping for all ages. Since forming in July 2014, Josh (JS) Locke (guitar/vocals) and his fantastic Lockerbillies have been ripping up the UK circuit with their own raw brand of rock n’ roll classics.
Paula, the creator of Amazing Faith, is the ultimate tribute to Paloma Faith. She has worked for years as a tribute act to two amazing female performers, Dusty Springfield and Brenda Lee. Now she combines her experience and talent for imitation with her passion for exacting performance in a tribute show to Paloma Faith that is mesmerising to watch.
Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra is here! In an all live show featuring soaring strings, striking vocal harmonies and playing all the much loved songs from ELO’s hit-filled library including Evil Woman, Telephone Line and Don’t Bring Me Down. The ELO Encounter tribute band promises a night filled with rock, roll and Blue Skies that would make even Mozart mambo and Bach boogie!
Music by the Sea is sponsored by the TA Hotel Collection, Suffolk Secrets, East of England Co-op and Direct Seafoods.
There will be a park and ride service to this free event operating from two Thorpeness car park areas, as well as parking next to the concert arena. More details and how to book at musicbythesea.co.uk
LEFT: Musician Josh Locke, of JS and the Lockerbillies
ABOVE: Music by the Sea in Aldeburgh.