From noisy Aussie rock to emotional balladeering, there's something for most tastes in and around Milton Keynes over the coming week...
Pasadena Roof Orchestra
This fun-packed show features timeless classics from the Great American Songbook – those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the Depression era, and which made household names of singers such as Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly and Fred Astaire.
The English Beat
The Craufurd Arms, September 30
Dave Wakeling, the singer, songwriter and guitarist responsible for the biggest 1980s 2-Tone band The Beat (known stateside as The English Beat) comes to town to perform the hits and a slew of new material. If you are a fan of the genre, they come none better than this.
Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill
The Stables, October 4
Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music, and Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist.
They are also members of the Irish music masters Gloaming. Together they deliver only awesomeness.
The Stables, September 29
Jane Siberry is a unique and gifted singer-songwriter. Blessed with a sincere integrity and emotional depth, her work has spanned three decades, with the release of 14 studio albums and performances on concert stages around the world.
Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers
The Stables, September 30
Bay City Rollers’ Les McKeown is out on The Rollermania 2016 tour, promising a unique voyage back to the 1970s, when Les and his legendary band ruled the world’s pop charts and The Bay City Rollers’ music became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers.
Step back in pop time!
Ku*t and the Gang
October 1, The Craufurd Arms
From minor internet hit singer to much loved national treasure, Ku*t and the Gang returns with all the old favourites, plus a batch of fresh songs from his hilariously wrong new album.
The second best thing about the internet, they say!
The Craufurd Arms, October 5
Aussie rock mob Massive are back in the UK and they’ve brought a package of plenty along for the ride. Black Aces and Tesquila Mockingbyrd are eating up the road miles with them, and on Wednesday night, the Aussie Wrecking Crew tour rolls into these parts for a date at The Craufurd Arms. Massive have a big sounding new album to plug – Destination Somewhere, and that title has real meaning for those behind the release. Having spent years trekking around Australia traveling 1000s of miles between shows, they took the decision to up sticks and relocate to Europe. “It’s been a long time between drinks for us over in the UK and Europe,” said frontman Brad Murr.
“We sold everything and now we’re coming...we’re pumped and ready to rip out our brand of Aussie rock ‘n’ roll for you all.”