This week at The Stables...

Eve Selis
Eve Selis

The Eve Selis Band are live at The Stables this evening, the second date of a UK tour for the American lady and her band of Americana players.

Current CD, Family Tree boasts swamp-rock and country heartbreakers, and the overall feel of interconnected musical branches, all dripping with her indelible ‘honey chipotle’ voice, says the press release.

And actually, rather than being over-egged nonsense, it’s right on the mark.

“I got to explore all the different styles of music I love...I got to sing wonderful songs about the things that mean the most to me - loss and love, sadness and joy, hardship and triumph, faith and family...I couldn’t be happier about this CD,” Eve says.

And there won’t be any short measures in the live environment, either.

Meantime, award-winning Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda will hold court on Stage2, with the show Laughrica.

Versatility really is the word of choice here - he is just at home whether talking politics, romance, filth or religion, and has performed in churches, casinos and strip clubs. Blimey, The Stables is going to seem quite serene!

Echoes of Ellington Orchestra arrive tomorrow evening, with the extraordinarily talented Pete Long directing forever songs like It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it ain’t got that Swing).

Remember Jaki Graham?

Her soulful voice was the sound of the 80s, but in 2013, she is still able to belt out the goods, which is why she has been in demand with artists like George Michael, Al Green, Michael McDonald and Sir Cliff Richard.

She plays on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, BAFTA award-winning actress Anne Reid presents In A New Key, a solo cabaret show with song, nostalgia and humour.

She won’t totally stand alone, though - award-winning pianist Stuart Hutchison will be at the keys.

While Anne commands in the Jim Marshall auditorium, Stage2 will belong to Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson, back for her third tour, and her third appearance at the venue in only 15 months.

Last seen supporting Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert in 2012, this is her chance to shine under the full gaze of the headlining light.

Perfect for those of you who salivate when faced with full-some Folk and Americana...

Call with bookings on MK 280800.