A different kind of birdy song

There are heaps of gigs to plough through at The Stables this week, so eyes down for the full gist.

‘Like a musical blood transfusion,’ Classic Rock magazine said, describing the current long-player from Uriah Heep.

Chances are the band will dig deep into Outsider when they play the Wavendon venue this evening.
For those about to rock, UH will be there for you.

Tickets for Midge Ure’s return tomorrow night are all gone, but Glenn and Friends is still booking, for those who fancy revelling in the retro sounds of Glenn Miller.

Not erm, In The Mood?

This lot will soon change that.

Paolo Morena will be in control over on Stage 2 with catchy, perfectly crafted songs delivered with a live-looping technique.

Power, grandeur, breathtaking beauty and devastating grooves will sizzle at the venue on Sunday evening courtesy of Panic Room.

Electric set aside and the band will also spill a rare intimate acoustic set.

Talk about getting your monies worth.

Stage 2 will be busy with the wonderfully sunny sounding Coco and the Butterfields.

When they began, it was as a humble folk trio. But now?

They are a five-strong major force on the South East music scene with their sterling fusion of folk, pop and hip hop.

Their fans call it Fip Fok.

There is nothing featherlite about Monday’s performance, so please leave the nest and take flight to see Stornoway at play.

‘Why so many bird puns?’ you ask.

Well, there is just cause, because Stornoway have named their new album Bonxie, after the Hebridean Sea Bird.

Furthermore, 20 different species of bird have had their calls recorded into the album.

The band’s passion for wildlife and birds is evident lyrically, and the themes and songs were precipitated by singer Brian Briggs, who just happens to be a Dr of Ornithology.

Join the Oxford-based indie-folkers from 8pm.

On Tuesday evening, the Kate Williams Quartet perform.

Kate – a recipient of the John Dankworth Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition – will use the show to promote works from her current CD, Atlas and Vulcana.

Last up this week, Whattalife!

The one-woman play with music by Lucy Stevens tells the story of Kathleen Ferrier – from her debut as a singer in 1940, her meteoric rise and her tragic death in 1953.

Choose your most favoured, go online and make a booking at www.stables.org