The brilliant 545 band night is returning to the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, next month.
It will feature five of the area’s most exciting up-and-coming bands including Hollowstar, Cathedral & Cars, Deep City, Siah and Stone Deepe.
Hollowstar began life in 2015 and have been raising the roof on venues and entertaining festival crowds ever since. Vocalist and bassist Joe Bonson and his brother, drummer Jack Bonson join guitarists Phil Haines and Tom Collett to create a distinctive take on classic, punchy rock. They have supported artists including Chantel McGregor (at The Apex in 2016) and Toseland and regularly receive radio airplay on BBC Introducing.
Cathedral & Cars are one of the mainstays of the Bury music scene for over five years. Vocalist Jack Stevens leads this three piece ‘intelligent art rock’ group, whose influences include Death Cab For Cutie and Roxy Music. The band have won the NMG Award for Best Alternative Group for three years running, but only perform live shows a handful of times a year, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to see one of the town’s best.
Deep City’s music consists of moody, atmospheric samples and darkpop guitar tones, which combine their love of 80s and 90s synth sounds with 21st century pop sensibility. In 2016, the band’s track ‘Where Are We’ featured on a Record Store Day vinyl release for R*E*P*E*A*T Records, which saw them receive radio airplay from Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music. In the same year they won the ‘Ones to Watch’ award at the prestigious Cambridge Band Competition and were runners up in BurySOUND.
Vocalist Charlie Stannard leads Siah, a Bury-based teenage quartet who are making a welcome return to The Apex, having played the debut 545 night in 2016.
And if you’re into bands like Pink Floyd, Tame Impala and Muse then Stone Deepe are right up your street. This Cambridge four-piece have just released their debut self-titled EP and have performed at the Cambridge Rock Festival and Cambridge Junction in the past twelve months.
The 545 at The Apex, is taking place on Friday, September 8.
Tickets are £5, ring the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.
Pictured above is Deep City, one of the bands taking part in the 545 band night at the Apex, next month.