The week ahead at The Stables

The Hum
The Hum

Step back in time on Thursday evening with Keith Nichols’ Blue Devils Ellington Band delivering their ‘emotional range of Duke Ellington’s music of the 1920s and 30s,’ including plenty from the Duke’s infamous five-year residency at the Cotton Club.

Expectations will be met with dazzle-some work including Mood Indigo, Solitude and Black Beauty during The Stables performance.

On Friday night the Kast Off Kinks arrive with all the hits you want to hear – You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting, Sunny Afternoon and Waterloo Sunset among them.

Charlie Landsborough returns on Saturday.

The prolific musician, with some 27 albums to his name, will be joined by his usual band to play old favourites, tracks from his current opus Silhouette and material from his upcoming CD, Here, There and Everywhere.

The release is Charlie’s take on some of the best tracks to come out of his native Merseyside, courtesy of The Fab Four.

Featured tracks will include Penny Lane, Yesterday and Imagine.

Cover and interior shots were taken inside the famous Cavern Club, and Gerry Marsden of Pacemakers fame has heard the opus: “The songs here are instantly recognisable but Charlie has paid his respects in his own distinctive way.

“Will you enjoy this? Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” he says.

While Charlie is doing the business in the Jim Marshall auditorium, Stage 2 is hosting O’Hooley & Tidow.

The Yorkshire duo – Belinda and Heidi – and their emotionally charged performances have been pulling in critical acclaim aplenty.

The contemporary folk fantastics have captured all of their class on their newly released third album The Hum, which reveals ‘the pulsing undercurrent of optimism, grit and mettle in migrating people, the oppressed and the disenfranchised.’

Powerful, thought provoking and deeply moving songs strike a chord with you?

Then you need to see O’Hooley and Tidow, who will go live from 8.45pm.

The Feeling arrive on Monday, but tickets for the Top 40 chart-botherers are all gone, so we’ll not tease you with what you can’t see.

Louise Dearman: It’s Time has turned into something of a misleading title, as it’s not actually time now – Tuesday’s show has been cancelled.

A Battle of the Bands competition, open to all secondary and upper schools, will rouse on Wednesday night, while the funnies will fall over on Stage 2, courtesy of the Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club.

The number for tickets is MK 280800.