Music around MK: your guide to what’s on in the next few days

Stone Thieves are playing for Musicians Against Homelessness

Stone Thieves are playing for Musicians Against Homelessness

From comedy rock to choral greats, there’s something for all tastes in and around MK in the next few days...

Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

The Stables

September 27

Multi-award winner Gordie serves up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar!

Sit back and marvel at the close-harmony bluegrass vocals, blistering guitar solos and multi-instrumental talents.

www.stables.org

Adam Ficek

Newport Pagnell WMC

September 24

A former Keynsian who drummed with Babyshambles before setting out with his own Roses Kings Castle project. An EP is forthcoming from the fella who is playing an early 5pm set, before dashing off to other commitments. Ever in demand. Don’t miss him!

www.adamficekmusic.com

Psychostick

Craufurd Arms

September 24

American comedy rock sorts Psychostick have teamed up with Green Jelly to cause a commotion up and down the UK, and they return to the Wolverton venue this Saturday evening in support of theirlatest album

IV: Revenge of the Vengeance. It’ll be anything but a standard night out...

www.thecraufurdarms.com

Tony Hill

Newport Pagnell Working Men’s Club

September 24

MK-based singer-songwriter who has been working the live scene here in recent times, bringing alive his acoustic sound with his heartfelt honest lyrics and soulful voice. There’s the promise of new music on the way too...

www.tonyhillmusic.com

The Sixteen

Church of Christ the Cornerstone September 28

A Choral Pilgrimage celebrating the work of composers William Byrd and Arvo Part.

They were from very different eras, but both are considered masters of sacred music having faced considerable persecution for their work,

Email cornerstone.music@tesco.net or call MK 246486

Miranda Lee Richards

The Craufurd Arms

September 27

The American singer-songwriter returns to these shores after an absence of seven years to promote her recently issued third album, Echoes of the Dreamtime. She is mesmeric in a live setting and the perfect antidote to a bland week night evening.

www.thecraudfurdarms.com

Musicians Against Homelessness

Various venues

September 23-25

The man who gave Oasis a record deal wants to give the homeless a bed, and has launched an ambitious new campaign. Alan McGee’s Musicians Against Homelessness is raising funds for Crisis. Here in MK, three days of sounds will cut loose this week, with artists including Manny Ademolu, Stone Thieves (above), Starlings & Sparrows, and Apple Shift Seven taking part – together with others mentioned elsewhere on this page.

Alan said: “The support in Newport Pagnell and Milton Keynes has been tremendous and inspiring and it’s fantastic to see so many come forward to take part. Although our primary concern is to combat the scourge of homelessness it is vital that the gigs also give up and coming bands a chance to play to larger audiences.”

www.wegottickets.com/mahgigsbucks