He’s a Tom off the old block

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Excuse us if we forgo the small-talk this week, but there is simply too much happening at The Stables to waste our words, starting tonight with Jenny Eclair’s current show How To Be A Middle Aged Woman.

Demand has stripped the box office of tickets, and an extra date has been added – book for March 1 now.

On Stage 2, Latin Quarter’s singer-songwriter Steve Skaith plays for you.

Fans of LQ can look forward to a new album in 2016 too.

Mostly Autumn work from a diverse musical palette, pulling as much from the golden age of rock as from their own developed sounds with one eye firmly fixed on the future.

Or settle into Stage 2 for the Theo Jackson Band.

Theo’s heart belongs to jazz, while his soul lies in music that crosses boundaries and genres, as you’ll hear on his debut album Shoeless and the Girl.

Visit the Wavendon venue on with the kids on Saturday lunchtime and enjoy time-travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West as they unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality and a truckload of tricks and tea.

Magic and silliness for everyone from five years old to 105!

Tickets are all gone for Fleetwood Bac, so you’ll have to stay home, switch on the record player and let the Mac’s classics give you your fill.

The stars from The Commitments will be back at the venue on Sunday, bringing Dublin delight to the Keynes.

You know the drill and you know the songs – Chain of Fools, Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour are all set certs.

On Stage 2, Charlie Dore & Boo Hewerdine will hold court.

The list of artists who have covered their songs is impressive, and includes Tina Turner, George Harrison and Natalie Imbruglia.

Charlie and Boo will splice their set with captivating and compelling stories.

Tom Baxter (inset) is another returning favourite, and plays the main auditorium on Monday night.

After two acclaimed albums, he went away to reignite his passion for the guitar and a love of songwriting.

It was a journey that took him from his Devon home to the foothills of India, the mountains of Southern Spain and then to California. Sounds like our dream holiday!

The resulting work was The Uncarved Block – Part One, which Tom will be pulling from during this show.

Wishbone Ash are back on their annual trail on Tuesday night bringing the rock to a capacity crowd, wihle cross-over jazz ensemble The Fresh Dixie Project will sizzle on Stage 2.

Radio support has come from Tom Robinson and Jamie Cullum, and last year’s EP Dress Pretty, Dance Ugly was showered with compliments.

Last up, spend Wednesday night in the company of awesome cellist Matthew Barley, playing works by Bach, Tavener, Britten and Sollima.

Classical fans are in for a peachy night.

If you can’t find something from that caboodle that causes a rush of excitement, there’s something wrong somewhere.

To book call 01908 280800