Our guide to gigs taking place in and around Milton Keynes.
Craig Ogden & MKCO
The Venue MK, February 24
Craig is guest soloist for this week’s ever-popular Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. Both of his 2014 and ‘15 releases hit the top spot in the classical chart.
The programme both starts and ends with a symphony – adding further steps in the orchestra’s exploration of the great works of Beethoven and his mentor Haydn.
The Craufurd Arms, February 26
If you are like us, you want the rarities, the coloured vinyl, the sleeve notes and the full shebang.
We love our vinyl, and we love hunting down those rare discs. Sure, you can use the internet these days, but rummaging around in racks at record fairs is record therapy, we reckon!
New single release
His music has been compared to artists such as The XX, Lana Del Rey, Jack Garratt and Alex turner, but now you can check out the multi-instrumentalist at home - his debut EP went down a storm late last year and now Fallen out of Love is set to bring Harrison even more fans.
MK11, Kiln Farm
The biggest part of the #RaveRevolution will be in command courtesy of Voltage with the Eksman.
Nicky Blackmarket will be in tow too, along with Miss. Melody – the ace female MC.
Mega, Danny Darko, Beni Cash vs Tylerverse,J Dub, Aprentis, Markee C and Dynamicz will all join the party.
The Roadmender, Northampton, February 25
Following last year’s sell-out success, Fusion returns, with its largest ever line-up. Jungle, old skool, drum ‘n’ bass and upfront and classic hardcore will spill from every pore with numerous names delivering at the decks. Throw in a mammoth laser show and you’re sorted!
Adam Wakeman & Damian Lewis
The Stables, February 26
Out as part of their debut duo acoustic tour, Adam and Damian stop off on familiar territory this weekend, to deliver songs from their exctensive individual back catalogues, and some of the many other artists they have worked with. Then they will wow you some more with tracks from their new album, Weir Keeper’s Tale.
As they go, they’ll share stories and anecdotes from their time on the road. Adam will have plenty to discuss – he has worked as the keyboard player with Black Sabbath and Ozzy for many years.
Earlier this month he gave a final bow with Black Sabbath at the Genting Arena in Birmingham, when the chaps played the last date of their last ever tour: “It’s always great playing on stage with Damian and by playing an acoustic set, it makes it feel really up close and personal,” he said.