Son of Cream deliver Strange Brew

Acker Bilk: Jazz ace
Acker Bilk: Jazz ace

In another cracking week of clever bookings, The Stables has already shifted all tickets for dates by The Manfreds, Clare Teal and Chas & Dave.

There’s no use crying over lost gigs, but there are still some goodies to bag, starting this Thursday evening with Jazz Morley, whose voice can do things most of us only dream of.

Last summer will go down as a particularly good one for the lady, who was asked to perform at the London 2012 and Paralympic Games.

She has a cool name, a cool sound and a cool live set waiting to fill Stage 2 with emotion from 8.45pm.

Up-and-coming folk singer-guitarist Ewan McLennan will hold court on Stage 2 on Friday evening.

His is folk in the broadest sense - from powerful ballads to lively dance tunes.

If you want, you can lay your hands on The Bon Jovi Experience on Saturday night.

You know the songs - Bad Medicine, You Give Love A Bad Name, Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep The Faith...and a terrific amount more.

So far, Bon Jovi have shifted in excess of 120 million albums, and played more than 2600 concerts to more than 354 million fans.

The Bon Jovi Experience mightn’t have quite the same allure as Jon and Richie, but they are a bit good at this tribute band stuff.

From an imitation to a real pro, and they are none more professional or dedicated than Acker Bilk & his Paramount Jazz Band, who make a warm return to the Wavendon venue on Sunday night.

Acker has spent the past six decades in the business, and is still going strong. That’s dedication.

Back in Stage 2 on Tuesday night and The Dixie Ticklers will rule the roost, as they tour to promote the current album Standing Pat, an in-depth study of New Orleans Jazz.

Last up, Sons of Cream play homage to Bruce, Baker and Clapton on Wednesday night.

Pop to the bar, grab a pint of Strange Brew and then let the sounds take you.

Those playing aren’t wannabes either: The line-up really is the Sons of Cream with Ginger’s son Kofi and Jack’s son Malcolm leading the way.

Call and book tickets on MK 280800.

> Next Thursday (April 11) Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures will enjoy a 1.30pm showing.

Little ‘uns aged between three and eight years old will enjoy it too.