The ultra-talented Si Cranstoun is bringing his soul, rock n roll and vintage show, “Twisting The Night Away”, to the Apex, in Bury St Edmunds, on Thursday, June 29.
Si is known throughout the UK and Europe as King of The Vintage Scene and has enjoyed Radio 2 playlist status and rave endorsements from influential DJs like Terry Wogan and Chris Evans (“Wow! How good is Si Cranstoun?”).
His distinctive tenor highs echo that of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke and other great black American singers of the era. Si’s vocals complement his six-piece band’s blend of Doo Wop, Rock n’ Roll and the early sounds of Soul. “Twisting The Night Away” is a highly charged toe-tapping journey, driven by retro dance rhythms and spearheaded by Si’s ability to write songs that could have been hits in the fifties.
As the London-born son of a ska promoter, Si’s formative years were spent busking with his brother in The Dualers.
“It’ll always hold a magic for me,” he remembers. “But the not-so-great things were bad weather, competition, the drunks…”.
He spent 20 years as a street busker (Tony Blair once gave him 30p) until he finally landed a breakthrough deal with music giants Warner in 2013.
Tickets are £18, ring the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk for more information, or to book your tickets.