Music in and around MK: your guide to the next few days

Whether you're after hard rock, sweet soul or something endearingly different, there's something for most tastes in and around MK in the coming week...

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 2:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:53 pm


MK11, November 12

They’ve toured Europe and the States with Slash and The Darkness, tapped up Deep Purple for some shows and been universally acclaimed by the media so far.

And now MKs Raveneye are back on home turf to dazzle us lot! The band only formed in 2014, but has wasted no time in making a splash - and the debut album Nova came out at the tail end of September to rave reviews.

Classic Rock for example said our boys ‘deliver a thunderous set of the kind of feet-planted, head-bobbing groove-rock that has paid Pearl Jam’s cable bills for twenty-five years...’

Saturday’s Kiln Farm show will also be an opportunity to check out new sticksman Adam Breeze in the locality.

Bedfordshire quintet Seasons are supporting at the date, so make it along nice and early to get a splash of their sounds too.

Natalie Williams’ Soul Family

The Sculpture Gallery, November 10

Natalie Williams’ Soul Family have sold out their residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club every month for a decade. That’s impressive.

They’ve also worked with artists including Basement Jaxx , Paloma Faith and Robbie Williams.

Harrison Bond

The Horn, St Albans, November 15

MK’s rising star Harrison has just issued his debut EP, ‘Wonder In Aliceland,’ which boasts a distinctly indie/alternative rock vibe, and he’ll be airing the tracks on at this live date.

Some have compared his material to artists including Lana Del Rey and The XX. Nice.

Joseph Arthur

Nottingham Bodega

November 10

With one of the most beautifully creative minds out there, it’s perhaps no surprise that his music is insightful, real, far-out and obscure. All these contradictions and much more. Essential and always ahead of the pack. Check 2016s The Family for proof.

Judith Owen

The Stables, November 11

Judith turned from introspective and confessional pianist-singer-songwriter to observational in her current album, Somebody’s Child.

And she is a dab hand at turning the most unlikely songs inside out - she has done just that with Purple’s Smoke on the Water...


Bedford Esquires, November 12

The electro-dub pioneers re-issued their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’ on their own Dubwiser label this summer.

After more than two decades in the game the mob continue to tour extensively throughout the UK & Europe, and this live show is part of an extensive set of tour dates to support the release.

Fear of Ray

The Wheatsheaf

November 11

Hannah’s Yard

Close Enough (single release) November 11

The Hallows

The Craufurd Arms

November 11

Julia Fordham

The Stables, November 12

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter returns to the UK stage, following 2015s sold-out run, with her new tour, Live by Request, playing the songs requested by fans.

With her exquisite voice, stellar musicians and collection of memorable songs, it’ll be a special night.