Up, up and away with the musical aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes
Paper Aeroplanes

SUZY Bogguss is at The Stables this evening, promoting the recent CD and songbook of traditional American folk songs, writes Sammy Jones.

If it is anywhere near as close in quality to her Traditional Folk Album (and we’ve no reason to suspect otherwise), it’ll be a peach of a release...she won a Grammy for that one.

Tomorrow evening, Amateur Transplants frontman Adam Kay will sit at the piano and sing songs.

Nowt much unusual about that you might think, but these songs are not your typical love-laden, delicate note offerings.

Adam delivers humorous re-imaginings of pop and rock classics.

And people are loving it – he has received more than 20 million hits on YouTube.

It’ll probably be rude, and will doubtless offend those of you of a shall we say, delicate disposition.

If you aren’t bothered by that, or the colourful language, book in.

On Stage 2, Navaro perform under the M1 Music Night banner, with a trio of voices offering a well-blended performance.

On Saturday night, The Northern Soul Tour will deliver Soul and Motown, and a heap of tracks by the late Edwin Starr.

And they’ll do it like no-one else – this show comprises Edwin’s band, with his brother Angelo on lead vocals.

Over on Stage 2, Tim Edey and Brendan Power will deliver Celtic class, from 8.45pm.

There are Live Jazz Matters ahead on Sunday morning, from 11.30am.

These intimate and relaxed meetings, also in Stage 2, are well worth checking in for, and tickets are a snip too – just £8 in advance.

Joan Armatrading has two performances on Sunday – tickets are all gone for her 7.30pm showing, but at the last check there were some left at the box office for the afternoon date, which begins at 2.30pm.

Be snappy about it and try your luck for the lady.

You can go your own way on Tuesday night, but if you are a serious fan of Fleetwood Mac, you’ll really want to go the Wavendon way and check in for a date with the tribute mob, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac.

“They do Fleetwood Mac better than Fleetwood Mac,” according to the Mail on Sunday.

Wow. That’s a rather sugary statement. Mind you, with tickets set at £25 you’ll be expecting nothing but the best, right?

She is a New Jersey native, now based in Colorado, so Stacey Kent will be a long way from home on Wednesday, when she plays the venue.

The lady with a terrific tone sings from deep in the soul and so her releases penetrate you just as deeply.

It has been 15 years since her first album, and she has been on the rise and rise ever since.

Breakfast on the Morning Tram hit the shelves in late 2007, and shifted an incredibly healthy 330,000 copies.

2010s Raconte-moi was critically acclaimed all over, and moved enough copies to be certified gold in France.

But Stacey isn’t resting on her laurels – in March she issued Dreamer in Concert, and this date, one of a good number of UK shows, will plug the opus suitably.

While Stacey belts out the tunes in the Jim Marshall Auditorium, over on Stage 2, The Paper Aeroplanes will be in musical flight.

The duo, Richard Llewellyn and Sarah Howells mix folk and pop inspired by their West Welsh origins.

New single Multiple Love, which was released earlier in the month, aches with truth and depth and marks a step towards a darker more ‘grown up’ sound for the two-some who produce emotionally charged, captivating and heart-breaking melodies, as can be heard on their two critically acclaimed long-players.

Paper Aeroplanes will soar from 8.45pm, and tickets are £10 in advance.

The box office is ready to take your calls on MK 280800.