Braintree Gig Guide

We're collecting details on any local band or anything remotely related to the performance of live music...

If you're part of a local band, choir or just even let people listen to you singing in the bath then we'd like to here from you, for a start, you could add your Gigs; If you run a venue, or have a long tour planned, you might like to contact us to arange featuring your venue or group.

Events over the next 3 Months

Jazz Workshops at St Peterâ??s by the Waterfront, 24th June 2018, 10:30 to 12:45 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
10.30amâ??12.30pm: Jazz guitar with Chris Allard
For guitarists of all levels. Improve your soloing; straightforward ways to improve your playing and how to improve your understanding of chords, scales and modes and to use them in ways that will help you and which can be applied to any style of music.
12.45â??2.45pm: Music photography with John Watson
Music photographer John Watson leads a workshop for the second year running. The emphasis will be on creating dynamic images and developing an imaginative approach to photography. For both beginners and experienced photographers. Professional-level equipment is not essential, but you must have a camera which can be set to at least 1600 ISO, and you should know how to increase or decrease exposure levels. Includes a chance to photograph a band.
Tickets for all workshops £16 from New Wolsey Theatre. 01473 295900 Maximum 25 places.


Horn Factory â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 15:00 to 17:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Enjoy free jazz gigs with some top local bands.
Horn Factory East Angliaâ??s premier Big Band. Nineteen of the top local musicians who create their own brand of fast moving, hard hitting, toe tapping contemporary jazz.


Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood (with Chris Allard on guitar) â?? Ipswich Jazz Festival, 24th June 2018, 20:00 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as â??multi-facetedâ?? and â??incomparableâ??.
Charlie Wood is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, traditional R&B and popular music. Wood is an accomplished and prolific singer/songwriter and has received stellar reviews for his original music.
Chris Allard has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals and he has performed/recorded with numerous big names. His last album received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist Magazine.
In partnership with Fleece Jazz Club.
Tickets: £21 (£20 if bought in advance from New Wolsey Theatre 01473 295900).


Rura, 25th June 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Beltane Fire, 29th June 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Ipswich Music Day, 1st July 2018, 12:00 to 19:00 at , Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
Ipswich Music Day is the UK's largest free one-day music festival in the UK - and it's suitable for the whole family!
The event hosts six stages featuring a selection of the brightest local unsigned artists found in East Anglia, spanning every genre of music.
What can the kids get up to? Henna, glitter tattoos, face painting, bungee trampolines and a fairground full of your favourite fun fair rides for starters.
We also have a market place selling gifts, jewellery, food products, clothing and balloons. And don't forget our street food - we have all the delicious dishes you could want.
When there's this much free entertainment right on your doorstep, you'd be mad to stay away!


Heidi Talbot & John McCusker, 3rd July 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Global Rhythm, 7th July 2018, 13:00 to 19:00 at , Bolton Lane, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
If youâ??re looking for a colourful celebration of worldwide culture, look no further than Global Rhythm in 2018.
Enjoy a free day out including live music and art from across the world, set in the beautiful setting of Christchurch Park.
Travel the globe with a range of delicious cuisine, and hear fusions of musical genres that originated thousands of miles apart.
This festival really is all-inclusive in the best sense of the word! The event will also include a range of free workshops for you to get involved in!


Oh Sees, 13th July 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Flying Legends, 14th July 2018, 8:00 at , Duxfield Airfield, Duxford, Cambridge (20.2 miles)
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Rapture Gaming Festival, 20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018, 10:00 to 17:00 at , Cowdray Avenue, Colchester (13.1 miles)
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Revolution Pro Wrestling: Live in Great Baddow, Chelmsford, 27th July 2018, 23:00 at , Tydemans, Chelmsford (10 miles)
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NYO Jazz, 31st July 2018, 18:00 at , Charter Square, Bury St. Edmunds (22.8 miles)
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Derek Nash Quartet, 3rd August 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Derek Nash, leading UK saxophonist, leader of the award-winning SAX APPEAL, co-leader of funk/groove band PROTECT THE BEAT and featured member of the JOOLS HOLLAND RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA comes to St Peter's with his quartet in August 2018.
He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones - from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano - and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and the British Jazz Award (Small Group) for Sax Appeal. He received Best Jazz CD of the Year for Young Lions, Old Tigers with the late Spike Robinson, receiving the same British Jazz Award for "Joyriding" by The Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet in 2012. He regularly appears in the British Jazz awards nominations in several categories (Alto/Tenor and Baritone) and was nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year by the Global Music Foundation.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


Junkyard presents Jam Baxter, 4th August 2018, 15:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Funky Voices Charity Concert, 4th August 2018, 20:00 to 21:30 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
To help celebrate our 10th anniversary we're very pleased to welcome back Funky Voices to St Peter's in 2018.
Showcasing their recognised 'wall of sound', Funky Voices will be taking to the stage at St Peters by the Waterfront to raise money to go towards more fantastic events within Music and Arts at St Peters. Performing their versions of songs by artists known and loved such as Stevie Wonder, Spandau Ballet, Jessie J and many more, the choir promise you a night of uplifting, energetic and inspirational music for the whole family.
St Peter's is a community arts and heritage centre providing space for local organisations to hold activities, rehearsals, music and theatre productions and put on many events with local, national and international acts. The centre receives no funding and relies entirely on bookings, ticket sales and the generous support of the local community through donations.
Tickets are £6 for adults and free for children


Sharkmuffin, 11th August 2018, 18:00 at , South Street, Ipswich (24.5 miles)
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RiZE Festival, 17th August 2018 to 18th August 2018, 10:00 to 22:00 at , London Road, Chelmsford (10.9 miles)
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Weird Rare Animal, 7th September 2018, 19:45 to 22:00 at , St Peters Street, Ipswich (24.6 miles)
Weird Rare Animal play a selection of tunes from Charlie Parker, George Benson, Bach, all jazzed up and with a modern easy-listening approach. They also play the guitarist Tomi's original compositions. A vibrant and exciting sound of guitar, keyboard and drums, having Tomi Farkas, Anne Burton and Jake Hatter respectively playing these instruments. You could have heard Tomi also with Jazz Bazaar, Morphology and the Horn Factory and Anne with Jazz Arrivals and Body and Soul Jazz Band all of whom have performed at St Peter's Jazz by the Waterfront evenings.
Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door.


The Vapors, 8th September 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Andy McKee, 17th September 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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London Astrobeat Orchestra, 22nd September 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
London Astrobeat Orchestra
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Sam Carter, 1st October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Sam Carter
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The Lake Poets, 4th October 2018, 18:30 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
The Lake Poets
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Mahalia, 7th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Mahalia
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Hunter & The Bear, 9th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Hunter & The Bear
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Will Varley, 11th October 2018, 18:30 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Will Varley
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Macka B, 17th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Macka B
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CC Smugglers, 18th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
CC Smugglers
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Fickle Friends, 20th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Fickle Friends
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Lord Huron, 25th October 2018, 18:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Lord Huron
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Richard Thompson, 27th October 2018, 18:00 at , Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (21.2 miles)
Richard Thompson
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Blue Rose Code, 29th October 2018, 20:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Blue Rose Code
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Holy Moly and The Crackers, 3rd November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Holy Moly and The Crackers
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Big Country, 9th November 2018, 19:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (21.6 miles)
Big Country
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Cambridge Ska and Reggae Festival, 9th November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Cambridge Ska and Reggae Festival
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GoGo Penguin, 13th November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
GoGo Penguin
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The Little Unsaid, 20th November 2018, 20:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
The Little Unsaid
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Seth Lakeman, 21st November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Seth Lakeman
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The Human League, 21st November 2018, 19:00 at , Station Road, Westcliff-On-Sea (21.2 miles)
The Human League
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Sleeper, 23rd November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Sleeper
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Sunflower Bean, 30th November 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Sunflower Bean
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Bad Manners, 4th December 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Bad Manners
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Dr. Feelgood, 7th December 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
Dr. Feelgood
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Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael, 7th December 2018, 19:30 at , St Helens Street, Ipswich (24.9 miles)
Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael
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Ezio, 15th December 2018, 19:00 at , Clifton Road, Cambridge (24.3 miles)
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Bad Manners - Christmas Tour 2018, 18th December 2018, 19:00 at , Marine Parade, Southend-On-Sea (21.6 miles)
Bad Manners
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