Music around MK: your guide to the week ahead
Hear Bob Dylan's songs like never before, see a folk favourite and help fund treatment for a singer-songwriter - all in Milton Keynes...
A Party for ChlayUnit 9, Old Wolverton, March 3Silver Tongue Bandoliers, Project Noise, Billy Nomad & The Common Army and Kayner are joining forces for a charity bash at MKs newest live music hub, to raise funds for a singer-songwriter who has been managing a number of diagnosed conditions - including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Post Tachycardic Syndrome and Multi Chemical Sensitivity.The seriousness of these conditions means her immune system has been depleted. Chlay does have the chance of medical help though - for a fee. Her system can effectively be re-booted to help her body regenerate its own immune system. And you can help.By taking a ticket for the show, you get to have a good time and help Chlay to get better.
Barb Jungr sings Bob DylanThe Stables, Wavendon, March 3Join Barb for an intimate Stage 2 performance as she delivers her powerful reinterpretations of Bob Dylan’s work. Known for her passionate singing, minimal and subtle arrangements, and great humour, Barb is the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the 20th century.www.stables.org
Seth LakemanThe Stables, March 5West-country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman returns to the venue in support of his eighth studio album Ballads of The Broken Few. It shows yet again that far from being complacent, he is exploring new and bold musical paths. Now listen live.www.stables.org
Nine Below ZeroThe Stables, March 4Since their genesis in the 1970s,NBZ have been known for providing unique and innovative music in the form of alt-rock. The current album, 13 Shades of Blue hit the racks last Autumn. Now the band is ‘all about the live show, and the energy, enthusiasm and magic are back,’ frontman Dennis Greaves promises.www.stables.org
Gwen and the Good ThingThe Cannon, Newport Pagnell, March 3Playing original, raw, quick-witted alt-pop, GatGT mix catchy hooks and hard-edged grooves. Think Kimbra meets Florence and the Machine, and expect driving bass riffs, huge choruses and euphoric bass. Support is coming from Simple Acoustic. www.wegottickets.com
Draw by FourThe Stables, March 7With a line-up steeped in tradition, Draw By Four take the classic 60s organ quartet into brand new territory where the compositions from leader Jon Shenoy (Ivo Neame Large Ensemble) mix contrapuntal bass lines and rhythmic hooks with thoughtful lyricism. This tour is in support of the debut album, Framework.www.stable.org
Fleetingwood BacMK11, Kiln Farm, March 4A cracking tribute to Mick, Stevie and the mob responsible for some of the best tunes ever. You could go your own way, but for a night of smashes, thrashes and hits, pick Fleetingwood Bac and their huge repertoire of songs, delivered with an undisputed passion and flair.www.mk11kilnfarm.com