If music is the food of love, you are going to adore this Easter weekend. We've picked out just a few of the gigs worth seeing.

This Feeling/Creation 23 Tour with Rubber Jaw and Young Garbo, Upstairs at Three Wise Monkeys, High Street, Colchester, Thursday, doors 8pm. £6. 01206 543014.

Actually a day before the Easter weekend, but what a start to the holidays with two startlingly good up and coming bands spotted by legendary record boss, Alan McGee, the best bit of which Rubber Jaw is from Colchester.

West African Drumming Workshops, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Saturday, 11am to 12pm and 1pm to 2pm. £5.95 each or £10 for both sessions. 01206 500900.

For all those who want to make music this weekend rather than listen to it, local teacher, and one quarter of Surfquake, Dan Sceats, is taking wannabe drummers through their paces. Beginners session is first, with those who want to up the beat taking part in the afternoon.

Little Mix Experience, Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Saturday, 2.30pm. £16. 01206 573948.

Shout out to this perky tribute show, which will no doubt have fans of a certain age jumping in the Colchester theatre's aisles. Packed with hits such as DNA, Wings, and Black Magic, you may need a rest afterwards.

John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe, Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Sunday, doors 7pm. £16, £14 concessions, £6 students. 01206 500900.

There certainly is something to suit all music tastes this weekend, and musically this will almost certainly be the highlight with one of the country's most respected jazz guitarists, accompanied by a stunning vocalist of the highest order.

Dingus Khan + Glass Peaks + Zesty, Upstairs at Three Wise Monkeys, High Street, Colchester, Sunday, doors 8pm. £6. 01206 543014.

What a way to round off the weekend with the wonderfully noisy Dingus Khan making a triumphant return to town alongside two great supports.