Annabelle rises up to The Stables challenge

Annabelle Chvostek: Stables show
Annabelle Chvostek: Stables show

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra bring pulsating energy on Thursday night, when they gather on stage at The Stables, from 8pm.

Chris’ wry humour will give added spice to an already spicy soundtrack.

Tickets to see The Mods Band on Friday are pretty much sold-out, with mod-mad MK folks clamouring for seats to listen to music by The Stones, The Who, The Animals, Spencer Davis and loads more...

Singer-songwriter Rob Hallingan will be at play over on Stage 2, with material spanning personal, social, political and spiritual themes.

Join him on his ‘62’ tour from 8.45pm.

All tickets for Fairport Convention are a long time gone, so we’ll move swiftly on to Saturday’s other performance, from rootsy blues-boy Dan Owen.

A certain Mick Fleetwood has taken Dan under his wing, and last year, aside from a Glastonbury performance and Nashville recording stint, he also hit the road with the bearded-brilliance of ZZ Top.

Catch him in the snug of Stage 2 now, while you can.

Saxophonist Gerald Albright has worked with the likes of Phil Collins, Quincy Jones and the late Whitney Houston, while his solo material has already seen him tot up several Grammy nominations. He plays on Sunday.

Uriah Heap rock up, literally, on Tuesday evening with killer riffs, classic hits and just maybe, a sprinkling of new material – the band are currently working on a new studio opus, and a live album is also on the cards.

Lead guitarist Mick Box has been in the band since day one, and he shares his own musical penchants with us in this week’s Cue and Play – turn back a page to City Nights for that.

Stage 2 presents the trio of saxophone, guitar and drums, known as Speake, Outram and Williams.

‘Meditative ballads, trance-like grooves, free improvisation, minimalism, jazz standard songs, Arabic-influenced music, heavy-metal guitar and unaccompanied solos’ all find space in a set of plenty.

If you can’t find anything to tempt you from that lot, there is no musical hope for you!

On Stage 2 on Wednesday night, Canadian folk singer-songwriter Annabelle Chvostek plays in support of her long-player Rise.

Join the one-time Wailin’ Jenny and Bruce Cockburn collaborator from 8.45pm.

From 8pm, the Jim Marshall Auditorium has O Duo (that’s Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox) on stage, delivering music by composers including Bach and Chopin.

Call and book on MK280800.