Amplified Soul from The Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood
Royal Southern Brotherhood

A NEW month at The Stables begins tonight at 8pm with the utterly beautiful voice of Thea Gilmore set to brighten up an otherwise gloomy evening, writes Georgina Butler.

Bruce Springsteen buys her records, while artists from Martha Wainwright to Mike Scott seek to collaborate with her, small surprise it’s already sold-out then.

Welsh guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Andy Fairweather Low performs tomorrow, and tickets are nearly all gone for his show too.

Over on Stage 2 The Floe will create their distinctive sound – complete with multi-instrumental musicality, direct lyrics and two incredible voices.

Inspired by the more far-flung land of Africa, multi-award winning, genre-bending guitarist-composer Antonio Forcione will showcase his compositions on Saturday evening.

The date supports the release of his first album in five years, Sketches of Africa.

Ralph McTell’s gig on Sunday is sold-out, but comic Tim Key is still booking, and still spraying poetry everywhere.

A entertaining evening suitable for over 16s who aren’t easily offended...

The Royal Southern Brotherhood bring their thrilling brand of white-hot blues-rock to The Stables on Tuesday.

Mike Zito, Devon Allman and Cyril Neville are the soul of the south – offering amplified soul for the new generation – and have talent to burn.

Meanwhile, American trumpeter and composer Andre Canniere will be jazzing it up on Stage 2.

Fast establishing himself as a leading figure on the UK jazz scene, his unique compositional style shows his powerful but melodic approach to improvising.

Round off your Wednesday evening with a true tango original, as Argentine musician Melingo offers a peep into his wry Bohemian universe.

Creating a boozy, theatrical environment – where Tolstoy, Kafka and Piaf might find solace – Daniel Melingo’s deep grouchy voice and vividly sparse music conjure up a certain romanticism, stumbling through a rock-inspired beat.

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