Music around Milton Keynes: seven of the best events over the next seven days

From a tribute to a country legend to a hotly-tipped rising star, there's lots happening...

Wednesday, 28th June 2017, 10:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:27 am
Dan Stock is playing at the Craufurd Arms

Dan StockThe Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, June 29Regular readers of this page will recognise the face, above, as one half of the indie duo Reporters who made a bit of a stir in these parts a while back. Since signing off from that project, Dan has struck out alone, and things have been going swimmingly. One of his tracks, Bright Ideas, was given a spin on Radio 1 courtesy of Huw Stephens, and he’s since signed on the dotted line with a booking agent, which will help him place his music in front of the masses. A Communion Music show is also booked for early September, and so this evening’s Craufurd date is a nice chance for locals to see Dan as he prepare to make his ascent. The gig will see Dan play a full-band show, and support will come from Broken Lamps and Naked Next Door. A solo EP is coming and a record deal must surely follow. Watch this space...FB: danstockmusic

Nigel StonierThe Stables, July 1As a noted producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Nigel’s collaborations include Robert Plant, Thea Gilmore, and The Waterboys.He shines in his own right too though, as his current, sixth, album proves. Join him for tracks from Love and Work, and older gems from a prolific career.www.stables.org

CallaghanThe Stables, July 5US based singer songwriter Callaghan returns with a new EP which marks a change in direction for the US-based singer too. “I wanted to write a song that touched on how divided people have become, and how some political leaders offer simple solutions to very complex problems,” she said.www.stables.org

UnityUnit Nine, Old Wolverton, July 1 Commercial, pop, dance and anthems are the sorts of sounds that will be spilling from the speakers at Unit Nine this Saturday. Unity, a colourful LGBT bash, will also feature a live performance from The Shures, DJ Jamie Bond and the multi-award winning cabaret artist Baga Chipz MBE.www.unitnine.co.uk

Rhinestone CowboyThe Stables, July 1A celebratory tribute to American rock and country music singer Glen Campbell, whose half century in sound has been cruelly curtailed by illness.This show coincides with release of Campbell’s final album, Adios and will bring to the fore many hits – including the beautiful Wichita Lineman.www.stables.org

Various ArtistsWyvern School, July 1Join a whole heap of artists live at the Wolverton school between 11am and 6pm for a feast of sound, including Sola, Mark Owen,L’Harmonie Royale de Proogstreet Belgian band, Tony Hill, Wolverton Town Band, Brooke Layla, Third Angle Projection, Kasia Wardman, John McLinton and Billy Nomad and Band.Entry free

Ben WestlakeSt Mary & St Giles Church, Stony Stratford, July 1Ben has been living, studying and playing in Paris but returns to his home town to give a local concert. The clarinet and piano recital includes something for everyone, with a varied programme including Mozart, the Carmen Fantasy, Liszt, Chopin and Acker Bilk.Tickets £8 on the door