Retracing Sir John’s musical voyage

Mor Karbasi
Mor Karbasi

PLENTY happening at The Stables in the coming days, starting tonight with crooner Peter Grant, looking a little pensive, below.

On Saturday, Sir John Dankworth’s What The Dickens?! airs, tracing all the way back to the formation of the Dankworth Seven in 1950.

John’s wife Dame Cleo Laine will host, and the music will be led by son Alec.

Trace the journey of the genre’s greatest from 8pm.

Mor Karbasi steps up on Sunday evening.

The traditional songs she sings originate from ancient Spain.

They are said to be ‘haunting, beautiful and melodic, and bursting with emotion.’

Just right to see out the week.

On Wednesday night the Kast Off Kinks will fill their stage time playing classic tracks and relaying a smattering of anecdotes from their time spent with the real mccoy.

> Tickets for Ruby Turner’s performance on Friday have all sold-out, and at the time of writing there were only limited numbers for Russell Kane’s rescheduled stand-up.

You can still buy to see Lynne Hanson on stage 2 tomorrow night though, bringing roots and blues to the fore.

Or why not try The Steve Gifford Band on Saturday evening?

A bit Americana, a little folk rock and part country, Steve and his players will deliver material from 2008s heralded Boy on a Beach opus and bring things right up to date by picking moments lifted from his fourth album Ungodly Hour, which was issued last month.

Tickets are £12, show time is 8.45pm.

Call the box office on MK 280800

REMEMBERING A GENIUS: John Dankworth, top left

EMOTION: Mor Karbasi, left