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From Venice to Vegas: Tenors Un Limited
From Venice to Vegas: Tenors Un Limited

Before he gave the world Kim Wilde, Marty Wilde was the pop star, and this evening, the man who wowed the music scene of the 50’s and 60’s looks back on the career that has spanned more than half a century.

Marty will be joined by members of his band The Meercats for an evening of rock n roll memories, but will also pay homage to his friends who helped shape the genre, so you’ll also hear some of his most favoured songs – moments like Rubber Ball, Teenager in Love and Bad Boy.

On Stage 2, Scottish country-pop bringers Ashton Lane will play for you.

How about the origin of the name?

Well, singer-songwriter Esther met her now husband Tim at one of her solo gigs down a cobbled street in Glasgow. The name of that street was subsequently taken as the name of the band.

Tomorrow night, Tenors Un Limited take you from Venice to Vegas as part of their current nationwide tour.

The trio will be fusing ever-popular classics like Nessun Dorma and The Pearl Fishers Duet with crooner aces including Summertime and Volare at the date, and you’ll be in safe hands – Scott, Paul and Jem have spent the past decade letting their voices loose to the masses.

During that time, they have performed alongside Lionel Richie, Beyonce and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but three.

They were also privileged to sing at the memorial service for footie legend Sir Bobby Robson.

Now it’s your turn to listen.

Milton Keynes choir Polymnia will be joining the so-called Rat Pack of Opera – show your appreciation for ‘our own,’ won’t you?

Alternative singer-songwriter Jamie Beau will be seeing you on Stage 2.

Expect ‘much dynamic playing, beautiful melody and heartfelt lyricism’ from the Derbyshire player, who takes as much influence from alt-rock as he does from the classical greats.

There’s No Jacket Required on Saturday night. Of course you will need a ticket to check in with the sounds of the UK’s top Phil Collins tribute, back by popular demand with their 2015 UK Hits Tour.

And let’s face it, Mr Collins has had a few of ‘em. This two hour show will take fans on a journey spanning Collins classics and giant moments from the hit parade marked ‘Genesis’.

Expect Sussudio, Against All Odds, Invisible Touch and I Can’t Dance, and you’ll not be disappointed at home time!

Sunday morning’s session in the company of Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent comes next, performing with bassist Oli Hayhurst as the monthly Jazz Matters segment goes live.

Together the acclaimed duo will take you through a Songbook which will set the new standards of the future, premiering the songs that will eventually feature on their forthcoming recording.

The music begins at 11.30am.

The evening performance by Leo Sayer is all sold-out, so we’ll whizz straight past that one and also Monday’s planned date by Sadie & the Hotheads, featuring Elizabeth McGovern which has been cancelled.

There is one more show for you before the week end though, and its courtesy of Namvula and her Zambian afro-folk

She draws heavily on that Zambian heritage while also referencing her Scottish roots.

The result? An intoxicating and unique blend of uplifting global sounds, which is a fine and dandy way to sign off.

Book your seats at www.stables.org or dial 01908 280800.