Thursday 14 November 2024

Times: 7.30pm

Prices: £30 including £2 booking fee

Venue: The Apex

Booking information

Thursday 14 November 2024, 7.30pm

This event is promoted by The Apex

Event details

‘A Long Long Goodbye’

Oysterband have announced that they are going to retire from touring but they will be going out on a high as they bid 'A Long Long Goodbye' to fans and friends with this unmissable show.

Emerging in the early 80s from their ceilidh band days Oysterband infused both the traditional and their own songs with a passion and energy that was electrifyingly fresh for the time. Polkas, politics and a heaving dance floor somehow seemed perfectly right for Thatcher’s Britain. Signing to new roots label Cooking Vinyl, headlining English Roots Against Apartheid, playing Glastonbury and the Fleadh several times each, touring with The Pogues in Europe and Billy Bragg in North America, hosting the Big Session Festival. All gained them a large and loyal following both at home and internationally.

Their collaboration with June Tabor in 1990 produced the cult favourite album ‘Freedom & Rain’ and it was renewed 21 years later for ‘Ragged Kingdom’, one of the best-selling folk-rock albums of the new millennium.

Winners of several BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including Best Band twice, Oysterband released what stands as their final album in 2022, the acclaimed ‘Read The Sky’, which found the band taking a political stand for their environmental beliefs. As true to their political roots as they ever were, the album was released to chime with the COP26 summit in Glasgow of that year.

The creative heart of Oysterband is still here after 45 years: John Jones (vocals, melodeon), Alan Prosser (guitars) and Ian Telfer (violin), with Al Scott, their longtime producer, on bass, Adrian Oxaal (cello and guitar) and newest member Sean Randle on drums.

Starts: 7.30pm
Tickets: £30
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Prices include £2 booking fee

This event is promoted by The Apex

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