John’s strait laced show...

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We don’t know whether or not they want to hold your hand, but The Cavern Beatles definitely do want to play for you this Thursday evening at The Stables.

The Fab Four impersonators will bring the expected tunes to the fore using as much authenticity as possible - they even use reproduction 1960s instruments wherever they can...because they love their fans, yeah, yeah, yeah...or something like that.

The Real Thing have got soul, and they want to share it with you at the Wavendon venue on Fridayevening.

The three original vocalists – Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith – will let their voices loose on the tunes you love, including You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel the Force.

Brilliant singer-songwriter Beverley Craven returns on Saturday night, in support of her new album Change of Heart.

The Brit award-winner and lady of substance will be mixing her set up with the old and the new from 8pm.

Tremendously talented pianist Artur Pizarro will be back on Sunday afternoon playing the fourth in a series of six concerts that when complete will have seen him play the complete works of the Russian composer Rachmaninov.

In the evening, funny man Jason Manford delivers his First World Problems.

“Some of you might think I’ver had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!” he promised.

On Monday night The Olney Dementia Project presents An Evening with Dementia, an award-winning play that takes its audience on ‘an illuminating, at times funny, adventure into the wilds of the mind of an old actor who has been cut loose from society by a fading memory.’

It’s a one-hour, one-act play that promises to leave its mark on you.

Irish talents Dervish are celebrating a quarter century of music making with a new album, The Thrush in the Storm, and another road trip, stopping off here on Tuesday evening.

Fiddle, flute and accordion are among the instruments being used for the best-sounding Irish traditionaldeliveries.

Dervish aren’t just good, they are deliciously so.

Last up in the Jim Marshall auditorium this week, the John Ilsley Band.

A founding member of Dire Straits, bassist John played a major role in developing sound of the band.

Now solo, he issued his most recent work in May, called Testing the Water.

It is his first album in four years: “I was missing being in the studio and playing music seriously,” he says.

“This record was an important one for me to make.

“The last few years have been so turbulent politically, militarily and personally and I wanted to try and create some songs that reflected these strange times and perhaps were worthy of sharing with others,” he says.

Just the one event to share with you on Stage2 this week, and it’s music from folk roots family band The Willows.

Whatever you fancy call MK 280800 to book.