Bid to become premier live music venue

Landlord Duncan Tuhey has spent �60,000 as part of ambitious plans to turn the pub into one of the region's top live music venues. ANL-151019-120503001
Landlord Duncan Tuhey has spent �60,000 as part of ambitious plans to turn the pub into one of the region's top live music venues. ANL-151019-120503001

A pub in Sudbury has launched ambitious plans to become one of the region’s premier live music venues.

The Prince of Wales in Sudbury has invested more than £60,000 to make the premises suitable for live music events.

The investment has included concert level sound and lighting equipment, a purpose built stage and structural changes to open up the premises. The venue now has a capacity of 200.

Landlord Duncan Tuhey said: “We are really excited about this project and we are serious in our aim to become an iconic live music venue.

“There are some really well known music venues in the region, such as The Bull in Colchester, and this is the kind of level we want to achieve here.

“We have everything in place now to be a perfect live music venue; the facilities, the equipment and the capacity.

“We have events featuring some of the best know unsigned musical acts in the region booked way into 2016 and we are in negotiations with some household names.”

As well as live music on Fridays and Saturdays, Mr Tuhey is hoping to introduce other event such as themed nights and open mic nights.

There will also be nights to raise money for local good causes, such as the DJ night held on October 10, to support the victims of the recent fire.

For more information visit the pub’s new website at www.theprinceofwalessudbury.co.uk/.