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Bellowhead – Ipswich Regent

Movers and Shakers promotions are proud to announce Bellowhead at the Ipswich Regent Theatre, Ipswich on Sunday 17th February.

Bigger, bolder, brassier and more brazen than ever, Bellowhead released their mighty new album, Broadside in October 2012. Their third album Hedonism was the highest-selling independently released traditional folk album of all time and their highly acclaimed new album Broadside entered the UK album charts at number 16 on its release.

Broadside writes another extraordinary chapter in the story of Bellowhead, which began in 2004 when a disparate group of characters who initially knew one another from informal pub sessions thought it might be a good wheeze to pool their widely varied backgrounds, influences and talents and form a big band, just to see what happened. Even they couldn’t have imagined the results as their funny little enterprise – incorporating top-notch jazz, world, folk and classical musicians in a swathe of brass, strings, squeezebox, percussion and anything else that seemed like a good idea at the time – swiftly expanded into a gung-ho 11-piece line-up.

Four albums, a glut of awards, sell-out tours and a long trail of thunderous festival appearances down the line, they’ve transported folk music into hitherto unknown territory, introducing a whole new audience to it with them.

• To book tickets to see Bellowhead contact the Regent Theatre Box Office on 01473 433100 or visit www.ipswichregent.com.

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