Zombies and Doctors descend on The Stables

The Zombies: Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone
The Zombies: Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone

REMEMBER the singles Two Princes and Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong and the colossal album they came from, A Pocketful of Kryptonite? writes Sammy Jones.

Incredibly, that release by The Spin Doctors is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary...where does time go?

To celebrate, the band has spent the past week in the UK for a clutch of shows where they have played the said album in full.

Tonight the tour comes to a close with a date at The Stables.

Enjoy a pleasant trip down memory lane, from 8pm.

Oasish take hold tomorrow night, and there are no bonus points for correctly guessing that this is a tribute to the Gallagher brothers of old. You know what to expect without us telling you.

On Stage 2, the duo Horses Brawl will bring fiddle, recorders, crumhorn and guitar with folk rhythms twisted around the high and low musical cultures of ancient Europe and beyond...

Saturday night belongs to Grupo Lokito. Their outpourings are a hybrid of Congolese and Latin music.

It will make you want to move, which is a fact not lost on The Stables who are creating a special dance floor for the event.

Also on Saturday, The Krissy Matthews Band will rouse on Stage 2.

Since he was last here, the 18 year-old has picked up a wealth of positive press for his voice and guitar playing, and Krissy has already stage shared with enough of the big boys.

And we mean what we say – we are talking John Mayall, Jeff Healey and Joe Bonamassa here...

Head back to the venue on Sunday morning for Live Jazz Matters from 11.30am and then in the evening, the rather fantastic Ben Waters Trio are back on the stage, with piano perfection.

Boogie-woogie brilliance doesn’t get much better than this, and we speak having seen the fella at play. Well worth splitting with fourteen quid for.

The Zombies take over on Tuesday evening, as they tour to celebrate a new album (the terrific Breathe In Breathe Out) and a half century in the business.

You’ve got to be incredibly talented and have plenty of tenacity for that.

In truth, in 2011 The Zombies are still making music that matters and moving things forward with a spring in their step.

Asked recently which album Dave Grohl wished he could have played on, the Foo Fighters frontman responded with The Zombies classic Oracle and Odyssey...

Tickets have been long snapped up, but hope for the miracle of a return and give the box office a call.

Chris Wood also plays on Tuesday.

He is a British folker with a gentle intelligence who weaves tradition with his own contemporary parables.

Show time is 8.45pm.

On Wednesday, Lance Ellington sings Ellington.

Millions will have heard him sing on a Saturday evening – as the featured vocalist on Strictly Come Dancing.

Now is your chance to focus entirely on the man and his tones. Ticket bookings on MK 280800.