Music around MK: your guide to the week ahead

From rare shots of David Bowie to the extraordinary sounds of an Israeli singer, there's plenty going on for music fans...

Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:23 pm
David Bowie and Denis O'Regan in 1987

Exhibition of ‘unseen’ David Bowie photographsLancaster Mini showroom, April 27A special night for Bowie fans lucky enough to have grabbed tickets for this event, which brings together 40 photographs - including many ‘never seen before’ images of the late, great musical icon. The images were all capture d by Denis O’Regan, Bowie’s official photographer for a decade. When stadiums were being filled during the Serious Moonlight, Glass Spider and Sound and Vision tours, it was Denis’ lens that captured the artist in his prime: “I’m really looking forward to coming to Milton Keynes for this exhibition,” he said, “It’s been a real trip down memory lane for me, of a time I spent with a great, great friend, both on stage and during our down time between concerts,” he added. The MK date is part of an extended run following its 2016 success.www.ticketweb.co.uk

Mor KarbosiThe Stables, May 2Israeli singer Mor burst onto the global world music stage in 2008 with the release of her debut album, and has continued to woo audiences with her truly exceptional voice. Get set for an evening as emotional as fado, as enchanting as flamenco, as spicy as melancholic Turkish folk and as mysterious as a Jewish fairytale.www.stables.org

HoneybloodBedford Esquires, April 27Glasgow two-piece Honeyblood will be tearing strips from their heavily buzzed sophomore album Babes Never Die during this show, which is part of their biggest headline tour to date, and will wrap up at London’s Koko in mid-June. Did we mention that they supported Foo Fighters too? www.seetickets.com

The King BluesBedford Esquires, April 28Back in the Bedford snug after a sold-out festival warm up, the reformed TKB are out on the road promoting their new album The Gospel Truth, which was issued a couple of weeks back. It’s a chance to see the rebel street music makers cutting loose their political stance. Thought-provoking music-makers, they are.www.seetickets.com

Paul McClure & The local HeroesTingewick Village Hall, April 29Known for his intimate, story telling concerts, Paul’s characters and story lines - in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way - though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation to show.Doors 7.30pm, tickets £12

The FranklysBedford Esquires, May 19The Franklys have built a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands on the London circuit and beyond with relentless touring across the UK, Europe and America, including a recent support tour with Airbourne and festival slots at Isle of Wight 2015 and Download Festival 2016. Proof that girls can make great noise too!www.seetickets.com

Jeff LangThe Stables, April 28Jeff is arguably Australia’s most prolific guitarist, having recorded more than 20 albums both in his own right and as part of a series of fascinating collaborations.This is his first UK tour for four years. How different life may have been,had he not switched from playing clarinet to guitar in his teens.www.stables.org