Animal Noise


Rescheduled from March 2021, tickets from the original date are valid for the new one.

Animal Noise are Josh Sandifer on guitars and vocals, Nathan Marley on drums, and Matthew Hailes on bass and vocals. Singer Josh is from a small beach village in Suffolk called Waldringfield, Nathan and Matt are from Colchester, where they all met in and around the local music scene.

The experimental alt-rock trio come with their own unique blend of raw and high energy soundscapes, born out of the question:
How big a wall of sound can three people create?
Theirs is a music that aims for the whole body, while equally fascinating the mind.

The band continuously and carefully craft a sound for you to lose yourself in both live and on record, with their releases catching the attention of BBC Introducing early on by Tom Robinson championing their debut single ‘Baddow’, eventually achieving ‘Introducing Song of the Week’ on BBC Radio 1. Follow up releases have had the regular support of BBC Radio 6music, Radio X and BBC Introducing, fondly airing the band’s latest offerings as their sound continues to morph, expand and evolve.

Groff are an Alt-Rock Wonk/Pop band from the rural regions of Essex and Suffolk. Groff have been playing together in different musical ensembles since their first band together, with varying degrees of success in multiple projects (Dingus Khan, Bessie Turner), they have united once more as a three piece. This time songwriter & frontman Josh Court brings his own songs, with influences from Julian Casablancas to Car Seat Headrest. They are a mixture of catchy uplifting melodies, evocative lyrics and heavy guitar riffs.


Flip Top Head are an upcoming indie rock band following the influences of Radiohead and The Libertines. Formed of four college friends, Flip Top Head combine the energy of alt-rock and a unique blend of indie and jazz tones. Having performed in various venues over the local area, Flip Top Head bring a crowd and ensure a lively night!

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Animal Noise + Groff + Crooked State + Flip Top Head

Type:Music - Rock

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF

Tel: 01206 500900

Fax: 01206 500187

Opening Times

Season (21 Aug 2021)