Go Somewhere South of Heaven

Steve Winch: Album release
Steve Winch: Album release

The Stables plays host to ‘one of its own’ this Friday evening – Milton Keynes singer-songwriter Steve Winch.

Some of you will have seen him at the haunt previously, and late last year his support slot with Sandi Thom won him plenty of new appreciators, but this gig thrusts Steve firmly into the spotlight.

He is using the date to launch his second album Somewhere South of Heaven.

Steve will play two sets for the assembled – beginning with an acoustic run through his debut album Small Town Adventures in Hi-Fi.

A quick break for refreshments and what-not and Steve will return – this time with a full band – to perform the new album.

He has been described as ‘the illegitimate offspring of Bob Dylan and Billy Bragg,’ which frankly, is a dream of a quote for our fast-rising talent.

The Stage 2 affair will be a special one, and tickets for the intimate show are running low, at £10 in advance.

Showtime is 8.45pm.

Quintessentially English singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt swaps playing in churches (he recently performed in Holy Trinity Church, Leeds and St Margaret’s in Walmgate, York) for a gig at The Stables tonight, writes Georgina Butler.

Having recorded his latest (sixth) studio album Back Into The Woods in just six hours at the iconic Abbey Road studios, Ed performs with a burning intensity.

He has opened for many artists over the years – including R.E.M and Snow Patrol – and will be supported by Catherine A.D this evening.

Tenors UnLimited will take audiences on a fabulous musical journey tomorrow with their beautiful evening of classical crossover melodies and stunning vocal harmonies.

The Rat Pack of Opera delivers a combination of opera classics and modern day favourites, including songs from their previous albums and a sneak preview of new material.

For a truly global sound on Saturday, check out the incredible blind and partially sighted musicians that Indian maestro and musical director Baluji Shrivasta has brought together in The Inner Vision Orchestra.

Finally this week, one of the greatest cellists of our time brings his unmistakable sound to The Stables on Tuesday.

Alban Gerhardt will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist Steven Osborne in a programme that features four of the greatest works written for the cello (composed by Brahms, Britten and Beethoven).

Call to make a ticket booking on MK 280800.