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Music, Fri 17 May 2019

Say Sue Me

Say Sue Me


Church Street,


Say Sue Me are a Surf inspired Indie-Rock/Pop act from Busan, South Korea and cited as one of 2018's ‘break-out bands'.

Childhood friends Jaeyoung Ha (Bass) and Byungkyu Kim (guitar) met drummer Semin Kang and played in bands together since winter of 2012, when they met Sumi Choi at a tea shop in Nampo-dong. They liked her speaking voice and immediately offered her a spot as the vocalist in a new band that would become Say Sue Me. Sumi turned out to be a natural at songwriting. Semin sadly suffered trauma from a fall. New drummer Changwon Kim stands in while they await Semin’s recovery.

Following showcases at SXSW in 2018, the band released their sophomore album “Where We Were Together” and a RSD covers EP which won praise from Pitchfork, NPR, Billboard, i-D, The Independent, Stereogum, Paste, MTV, Uproxx. Fader, DIS, DIY, The 405 & more. Three tracks were playlisted on BBC 6Music three times where Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and Don Letts have championed the band as well as Elton John on Beats1 and KEXP.

The band toured the UK/Europe twice in 2018 and count Yo La Tengo/Japanese Breakfast/Snail Mail/The Coathangers/The Ravonettes/Speedy Ortiz as fans.
In 2019 Say Sue Me were nominated for 5 Korean Music Awards and announced for SXSW & Liverpool Sound City Festivals.


SURGE are an infectious, garage-rock cocktail of tongue-in-cheek lyricism, angular riffs and catchy melodies - a blend that's gifted SURGE the opportunity to perform at Reading and Isle of Wight Festival, and airplay from Radio X and BBC Introducing.

After a short hiatus, the Clacton-based four-piece are back with a newfound enthusiasm and fresh songs.

Don’t be mistaken by their name - Silent Natives are anything but quiet! The Essex trio's unique and infectious tunes are packed full of clever lyrics, hooks and chants. The title track to their debut EP - ‘Loosen Your Grip’ made the bands debut broadcast on BBC Introducing Essex in 2017 followed by the EP being broadcast and performed live on the show.

Led from the front by Steve Jones on guitar and vocal, Chris on drums and Rich on bass, their musicality is tight and blends the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Supergrass and The Black Keys.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 May 2019


Tickets £7/£6 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality