HALF-MAN half-Xbox comedian Daniel Sloss makes his growing pains felt when he brings his stunning new show to The Stables tonight, complete with his particular brand of observational humour.
The 21-year-old started gigging at 16, has starred on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week and enjoyed his own show The Adventures of Daniel, toured internationally and sold out four Edinburgh Fringe seasons.
To top it all, he recently left home so the gloves are off – but the dirty socks remain on the floor – for a laugh-out-loud evening.
Over on Stage 2, Birmingham’s cinematic septet The Old Dance School will unleash their duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, vocal harmonies and earth-shattering grooves in a breath-taking live show.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday offers up the chance to see premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown (and his 5-piece band) on stage with his unique, genre-busting show at a venue which always receives him warmly.
Actor and musician Blair Dunlop has played both the Cheltenham Folk Festival and the Big Session Festival and on Sunday evening, this 20-year-old star in the making takes on Stage 2.
From one young star to another, Joanne Shaw Taylor, recognised as one of the finest female rock guitar players in the UK today, appears on Monday as part of her UK tour to launch the new CD, Almost Always Never.
She will be joined by power trio Virgil & The Accelerators (initially billed guest Chantel McGregor has withdrawn from the concert).
Jack Martello takes the helm on Stage 2 on Tuesday evening, while Pam Ayres works her magic on an already sold-out crowd in the main auditorium.
Master lyricist Gregory Alan Isakov (Isakov too, but try as I might I just can’t shift the darn thing. Cough medicine, antibiotics, nowt works. But I digress).
Gregory has only toured the UK once before, but it was enough to put an enthusiastic audience in place for his beautiful sounds.
Bob Harris has promised him a session on his hallowed show, for goodness sake.
He’s that good!
If you are in receipt of the Stables brochure, it’s worth pointing out that Popa Chubby actually won’t be at the venue on Wednesday night, instead Dodgy will.
Remember that summer anthem Good Enough?
Here’s another chance to relive the memories, with support coming from Andy Fleet.
Call for tickets on MK 280800.
WHADDYA MEAN, IT’S SMALL?
Joe Brown, left
Joanna Shaw Taylor, top right and right, Daniel Sloss