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BBC Introducing in Suffolk's seaside tour
By Richard Haugh
BBC Suffolk

Union Sound Set
Union Sound Set help kickstart the tour in Aldeburgh

BBC Introducing in Suffolk is going on a winter tour of seaside locations in the county, broadcasting from Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe.

Each hour-long show will feature live music from two artists, with the acts also performing full sets afterwards.

Union Sound Set, Fick as Fieves, James Spankie, Ria Ritchie, These Are End Times and Henry Homesweet are playing.

Admission is free, so come along and let us know about your local scene and enjoy some live music.

The tour kicks off at The Railway in Aldeburgh on Thursday, 28 October, 2010. Local boys Fick as Fieves share the bill with Union Sound Set, who will be celebrating the launch of their debut album, Start / Stop.

"We can't wait to be part of the BBC Introducing in Suffolk tour," said Union Sound Set singer Edd Simpson.

"We're hoping it'll be raw and raucous and we're really looking forward to playing some tunes from our new album.

"It always adds something special coming back home to play and although we're based in London, three of us originate from Suffolk.

"It'll be our first time playing in Aldeburgh and Caspar (our bassist) grew up there, which adds to the occasion even more. Bring it on!"

Adam Hunter-Dodds is the bass player with Fick as Fieves: "Aldeburgh to us is where we all commute to for practise and kinda where the main realism of our band broke out of college.

"It'll be a nice chance to perform in such a venue especially knowing that a lot of minor bands that are more known now have performed here too."

Next up is the Kings Head, Southwold, on Thursday, 4 November.

Ria Ritchie
Ria Ritchie joins us in Southwold on 4 November

James Spankie, whose stunningly accomplished tracks have made him a regular on the show, will share the bill with Lowestoft's Ria Ritchie.

Ria is such a fresh talent that she is yet to record any of her music. Instead, she came to our attention via her YouTube channel, which has over six million hits.

The videos see her performing stripped down covers of Ne-Yo, Kings of Leon and Jay-Z alongside a couple of her own numbers, which she'll be showcasing in Southwold.

"I'm looking forward to representing Suffolk in the BBC Introducing show, and also for the listeners to get an insight of me and my music," she said.

After a couple of weeks back in the studio we'll complete the tour in Felixstowe on Thursday, 25 November.

The Cork Bar will be hosting a bit of an Antigen Records special, with guests These Are End Times and Henry Homesweet.

Along with Pixelh8, Henry Homesweet has helped spread chiptune around the world. His live show is both energetic and engaging, perhaps surprisingly so considering that a Game Boy is his instrument of choice.

These Are End Times, meanwhile, struck a chord with their album We Have Come So Far, It Is Over.

Live, they're even more impressive and have the audience captivated from start to finish.

Get involved

Admission to all of the nights is free and we want you to come along, enjoy the music and to give your thoughts on the local music scene.

My co-host, Graeme Mac, is very excited that we're on tour again - following the success of our inaugural travels in February.

"When we took the show on the road earlier this year we had three off the best nights imaginable," he said.

"I'm ecstatic about the line-up second time around and can't wait. Aldeburgh can't come quick enough."

Facebook events

If you're on Facebook, you can confirm your attendance and chat to others who are coming along:

Railway Inn, Aldeburgh, 28 October Kings Head, Southwold, 4 November Cork Bar, Felixstowe, 25 November

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