Waterfront Live | Gig Guide

Graham Cleaver is a director of Ipswich Community Radio (ICRfm), where he presents the Monday Breakfast Show.  105.7fm, online, Radioplayer and Tune In apps.

October’s here – how did that happen?  If there were trees on the Waterfront they’d be loaded with acorns and conkers, but we know it must be autumn as the ‘Folk on A Boat’ concerts resume this month. The first gig of this winter series, in the intimate and atmospheric setting of the sailing barge Victor, is on Friday 19th October, and features the very fine When Rivers Meet, a duo composed of Grace and Aaron Bond. Expect indie-folk with a touch of Americana, with strong harmonies. The price of entry includes a hearty supper!

On the same evening, St Peter’s by the Waterfront hosts the brilliant Steely Dan tribute band Steemy Dan. Listeners to my ICR show will know that I might be described as a Steely Dan obsessive. I last saw the band a year ago, at the O2, and I’m looking forward to seeing them again at Wembley in February. Until then, though, the 10 piece Steemy Dan do a really good job of playing SD’s superb and often complicated back catalogue. Those in the audience when they last played Ipswich, at the New Wolsey Theatre, will know that a treat is in store. See you there – if I’m sitting beside you and singing along, I apologise in advance…

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