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diary - at a glance

Issue no 51 Dec 2013-Mar 2014

Fri 24 Steve Gifford Sat 25 The Christians Sun 26 Live Jazz Matters: Allison Neale Quartet Sun 26 Snakecharmer Thu 30 Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra Fri 31 The Mods Band Fri 31 Rob Halligan

JANUARY Thu 2 – Sat 4 Alice in Wonderland Fri 10 Trevor Noah Sat 11 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Sun 12 Jazz Matters Sun 12 Punt & Dennis Wed 15 The Blockheads Thu 16 ELO Experience Fri 17 Janine Johnson: A Night of Bond Sat 18 Larry Miller Sat 18 Katie Buckhaven & Daryl Kellie Sun 19 Peter Donegan and the Lonnie Donegan Band Wed 22 Richard Durrant  Thu 23 Lucy Kaplansky Fri 24 Miles Jupp

FEBRUARY Sat 1 Fairport Convention Sat 1 Dan Owen Sun 2 Gerald Albright Tue 4 Uriah Heep Tue 4 Speake, Outram, Williams Trio Wed 5 O Duo (schools concert) Wed 5 O Duo Wed 5 Annabelle Chvostek Trio Thu 6 Limehouse Lizzy Fri 7 Sean Hughes Fri 7 Christina Martin Sat 8 Jackson Live Sat 8 Danny Bryant’s Red Eye Band Sun 9 Live Jazz Matters: The John Dankworth Quintet Sun 9 An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall Mon 10 David O’Doherty Tue 11 Zara McFarlane Wed 12 Toploader Thu 13 Nine Below Zero & Ben Waters Fri 14 Projections: Of Miles Sat 15 Think Floyd Sun 16 Carl Palmer ELP Legacy Sun 16 The Old Dance School Mon 17 Laura Cantrell Tue 18 M&M Tour featuring Maz O’Connor Trio and Jamie Smith’s Mabon Wed 19 Sax Appeal Wed 19 Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club Thu 20 Chris Ramsey Thu 20 Gigspanner Fri 21 Classic Clapton Sat 22 Marty Wilde & the Wildcats Sat 22 Janey Bombshell Sun 23 Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov Sun 23 Keith Ball & Kenny’s Jazzmen Tue 25 Horse Wed 26 The Reflections

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Wed 26 Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman  Thu 27 Budapest Café Orchestra Fri 28 Alvin Stardust

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MARCH Sat 1 Nights on Broadway Sun 2 David Baddiel Tue 4 Virgil & the Accelerators Wed 5 From the Jam Fri 7 Cregan & Co Fri 7 Jonny & the Baptists  Sat 8 Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show Sat 8 Edd Keene Sun 9 Jazz Matters Sun 9 Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble Tue 11 The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet Wed 12 Mark Thomas Wed 12 Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker  Fri 14 Kast Off Kinks Sat 15 Charlie Landsborough Sat 15 O’Hooley & Tidow Sun 16 Ceilidh Experience Concert & Dance Tue 18 Louise Dearman Wed 19 Music for Bedford Borough: Battle of the Bands Wed 19 Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club Thu 20 Ruby Turner Thu 20 The Once  Fri 21 Mawkin Sat 22 Family Folk Show with Megson Sat 22 The Lamours Sat 22 David Wyatt Sun 23 Live Jazz Matters: Marlene Verplanck Sun 23 4 Parts Guitar Mon 24 Lisbee Stainton Wed 26 Florilegium Thu 27 Swing Easy Fri 28 The Manfreds Fri 28 Rebecca Dancer  Sat 29 Dr Feelgood Sat 29 Hedna’s Vintage Nightclub Sun 30 Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov  Sun 30 Jimeoin

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DECEMBER Sun 1 Ballake Sissoko Quartet Mon 2 Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya: To Drive The Cold Winter Away Tue 3 The Leisure Society Wed 4 Mostly Autumn Wed 4 Benji Kirkpatrick/Matt & Sueleen Thu 5 The Blues Band – LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING Thu 5 Nell Bryden Fri 6 Magic: A Kind of Queen – LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING Fri 6 Tyde Sat 7 Elkie Brooks – LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING Sat 7 Roisin Conaty – LAST FEW TICKETS REMAINING Sun 8 Jazz Matters: Jazz on Film Sun 8 Euge Groove Mon 9 Thea Gilmore Tue 10 Buddy Holly & The Cricketers: Holly at Christmas Tue 10 Sarah Gillespie Trio Wed 11 Des O’Connor* Wed 11 Screaming Blue Murder Thu 12 – Sat 14 Cleo’s Wonderful Christmas* Fri 13 AuraliaSky Sat 14 Hedna’s Vintage Nightclub – SOLD OUT Sun 15 Go West – SOLD OUT Mon 16 Opera North: Crows’ Bones Wed 18 – Mon 30 Alice in Wonderland

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A special place for…

… Enjoyment

… Learning

Between December 2013 and March 2014, we’ll be presenting more than 130 concerts and performances in a programme that takes in everything from jazz to folk, blues to classical and soul to reggae… as well as some great stand-up comedy. We’re proud to bring you some of the finest artists and ensembles performing anywhere in the UK today.

Take a look at our learning and participation programme with more than 20 different workshops and courses taking place between December 2013 and March 2014. Learn a new instrument, come and sing or improve your music technology skills. Each year we offer more than 200 different opportunities to people of all ages to develop their talents. Turn to page 40 for more details of this season’s programme.

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Jim Marshall Auditorium: December 6-9 January 9 - 13 February 14 - 22 March 22 - 29 Stage 2 December - March

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Learn & Take Part

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Ruthie Henshall

Sunday 9 February see page 16

Also On Sale 47 Booking information 51 Diary 52

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Thea Gilmore Mon 9 December see page 7

Alice in Wonderland Wed 18 Dec-Sat 4 Jan see page 4-5

Founders may use their annual entitlement to free tickets, or receive a 10% discount should their allowance have been used; Friends are entitled to a 10% discount. Please notify Box Office when making your reservation. New shows are open for public booking from Tuesday 12 November prior to which Stables Friends have priority. Educational denotes an education event or a concert with an associated education event. Ask Box Office for details. This event takes place in Stage 2.

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Welcome to the Stables

Budapest Cafe Orchestra Thur 27 February see page 21

Mark Thomas Wed 12 March see page 25

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DECEMBER 2013 - MARCH 2014

DECEMBER 2013 - MARCH 2014

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… and Getting Involved And how do we make all of the above happen? As well as our professional staff, there are more than 300 dedicated volunteeers – the Stablemates – who provide invaluable support for many key duties in the Technical, Front of House and Catering departments. If you would like to get find out more about becoming a Stablemate and part of one of the most successful music venues in the UK, please contact Amanda Pickard, the Stables Customer Services Manager amanda.pickard@stables.org

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FAMILY FESTIVE TREAT

‘What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?’

Performance times

Wednesday 18 December 2013 to Saturday 4 January 2014

December 2013 Wed 18 Thu 19 Fri 20 Sat 21 Sun 22 Mon 23 Tue 24 Wed 25 Thu 26 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sun 29 Mon 30 Tue 31

2pm 7pm 2pm 6pm 2pm 6pm 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm NO PERFORMANCES NO PERFORMANCES 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm 1.30pm 5pm NO PERFORMANCES

FAMILY FESTIVE TREAT

Proteus Theatre Company in association with The Stables

January 2014

‘Proteus is pure magic for children and adults’ audience comment on The Secret Garden at The Stables, December 2012

Wed 1 Thur 2 Fri 3 Sat 4

NO PERFORMANCES 1.30pm 6pm 1.30pm 6pm 1.30pm 5pm

Ticket prices

Band A

Band B

Yellow All tickets £15 £15 Schools uniformed groups £10 £10

Eat Me! Drink Me! Make your Christmas visit to the Stables complete by enjoying a tasty morsel or two in our popular Café In2 restaurant. We have a mouth-watering array of choices this year!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

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This Christmas, Proteus Theatre Company cordially invites you to follow them down the rabbit hole to The Stables for some amazing adventures in Wonderland – oh, and tea, of course.

No storm in a teacup, this show promises to provide all your six impossible things a day, so whatever you do – don’t be late! And if you stick around after the performance then you may also get the chance to meet the cast and characters at the front of the stage.

From the artistic team behind last year’s popular production of The Secret Garden, Proteus will once again be bringing their trademark fusion of music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry creating an anarchic, magical and mad-as-a-hatter version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tales Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass.

Suitable for all ages over 5 – production will last approximately 120 minutes including interval Proteus is an award-winning theatre company with a 30-year history of creating high quality work. Resident in Basingstoke, Hampshire, Proteus creates a programme of work that not only serves those locally, but also nationally and, as of 2009, internationally. For more information visit www.proteustheatre. com or find us on facebook Proteus Theatre Company or on twitter @proteustheatre.

Treat someone special – gift vouchers are available from the Box Office

Round off, or indeed prepare for, your Alice in Wonderland experience and pop along to one of our daily Mad Hatter Tea Parties. Join other audience members for a fun-filled hour of food, drink and a few surprises in our Wonderland-themed restaurant. Cost: Adults £6, children £4 (includes sandwiches, fruit, cakes, crisps and carton of drink) Times: Daily at 3.30pm or 4pm – please check with box office at time of booking

A La Carte Christmas menu Café in2 will be open daily at lunchtimes from two hours before the performance. A tasty selection of lunchtime dishes will be on offer. Children’s menu also available. Pre-booking is essential for all the above catering offers – please call the Box Office to discuss your requirements. Our bar and snack bar will also be open at all performances for drinks and light refreshments.

Blue Adults £18.50 £17.50 Children £16.50 £15.50 Family ticket £65 £61 Over 60s & registered unemployed £17.50 £16.50 Groups 15+ £17.50 £16.50 Schools & uniformed groups £10 £10 Red Adults £20 £19 Children £18 £17 Family ticket £71 £67 Groups 15+ £19 £18

GROUP OFFERS Group (10+) ticket rates start at £10 per ticket Pre-order ice-creams, programmes, drinks when you book your tickets Free parking for coaches Our box office staff will be pleased to help you with all your booking requirements • Family ticket consists of 4 seats to include a minimum of 2 children • Free teacher’s ticket with every 10 school seats booked • Disabled customers bringing a carer can claim 25% discount off the carer’s ticket • One only discount can be applied per ticket

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Date: Sunday 1 December, 8pm Tickets: £12.50, students £9.50

In addition to seasonal songs, anecdotes old and new and the four-part unaccompanied polyphonic carols for which the ensemble are renowned, this wonderfully warming show is augmented by tunes and accompanied song to further put you in a festive mood and ‘Drive the Cold Winter Away’. “Sublime singing, supremely joyful, glorious sound” Michael Morpurgo  pera North, Crows’ Bones O Like this? Try this: 16 December

The Leisure Society

with support from Alessi’s Ark Ballaké Sissoko is one of Mali’s greatest exponents of the kora, the 21-stringed harp of the Manding people. While his music is steeped in ancient West African traditions, this modest and soft-spoken man is also a staunch innovator and musical adventurer. For his latest project, At Peace, Sissoko gathers trusted, long-time musical companions on guitars and balafon; together, the four musicians produce music that is remarkable for its sophistication, conversation and the art of weaving sound into a cascade of almost liquid lacework. Budapest Café Orchestra Like this? Try this: 27 February

MEAL DEAL For an additional £15 per person you can enjoy A Taste of West Africa here at the Stables, (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Please go to www.stables.org for menu details. Book in advance on 01908 280832 to reserve your table.

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Date: Tuesday 3 December, 8pm Tickets: £15

Thea Gilmore

Date: Wednesday 4 December, 8pm Tickets: £16.50 in advance, £17.50 on the door

Date: Monday 9 December, 8pm Tickets: £20

with special guest Chantel McGregor

Voted Best Band of 2012 in the Classic Rock Society poll, and following their Best Band, Best Live Act, Best Album (Go Well Diamond Heart), Best Female Vocalist, Best Guitarist and Best Drummer awards in the Classic Rock Society 2011 poll, Mostly Autumn surely deserve to be called “the best band you have never heard”. Since forming back in 1996, the British rock outfit have garnered themselves a name for their relentless touring schedule and outstanding live shows. www.mostly-autumn.com Larry Miller

Like this? Try this: 18 January

Euge Groove Date: Sunday 8 December, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

Indie-folk-chamberpop maestros The Leisure Society perform songs from their new album Alone aboard the Ark which sees them expand their arcadian, Baroque pop sound with a more diverse and inventive orchestration. Coming from the same canon as The Divine Comedy and Mull Historical Society, Nick Hemming’s gentle indie anthems revel in acoustic guitars, pianos, harps and infectious melodies. Elbow’s Guy Garvey pronounced the heartwarming and beautiful single The Last Of The Melting Snow his favourite song of 2009, and Radio 2’s Radcliffe and Maconie promptly made it their Record of the Week. www.theleisuresociety.co.uk Opera North, Crow’s Bones

Like this? Try this: 16 December

Booking fees apply – please turn to page 47 for details.

Euge Groove’s funky brand of smooth jazz is a favourite with every audience he plays for and he regularly has people up and dancing in the aisles. This year is guaranteed to be just as entertaining and exhilarating, as the former Tower of Power and Tina Turner saxman brings his show to the UK for the third year running. He’ll be returning to the Stables to delight audiences again with a selection of his greatest hits. www.eugegroove.com Gerald Albright

Like this? Try this: 2 February

with support from Nigel Stonier British singer-songwriter Thea Gilmore performs tracks from her brand-new album Regardless as well as classic material from her 14 previous releases. Thea has been called England’s best songwriting talent for many years by no less than Bruce Springsteen and Joan Baez. Her last eight singles have been A-listed on BBC Radio 2, including the Sandy Denny co-write London, which was used extensively by the BBC in its Olympics coverage. Her new single, Love Came Looking For Me, was a Radio 2 Single of the Week. Thea is a world-class talent who has paid her dues, and 2013 is her big breakthrough year. Don’t miss. “Gilmore is blazing her own path towards classic status as a songwriter” The Guardian

www.theagilmore.net Lisbee Stainton

Like this? Try this: 24 March

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

DECEMBER

Ballaké Sissoko Quartet

Date: Monday 2 December, 8pm Tickets: £15

Mostly Autumn

DECEMBER

Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya: To Drive The Cold Winter Away

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers: Holly at Christmas Date: Tuesday 10 December, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that’s now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits - That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy - along with other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to provide the perfect gift for all the family. www.buddyhollyandthecricketers.co.uk Marty Wilde and the Wildcats

Like this? Try this: 22 February

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This Christmas, Proteus Theatre cordially invites you to follow them down the rabbit hole to the Stables for some amazing adventures in Wonderland – oh, and tea, of course. The artistic team behind last year’s popular production of The Secret Garden, Proteus will once again be bringing their trademark fusion of music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry, creating an anarchic, magical and mad-as-a-hatter version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tales Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass.

Come and join Cleo and a host of friends for an evening of seasonal music and fun. These evenings are always a popular highlight of the Stable’s programme so be sure to book soon to get yourself on the guest list for one of the most joyful Christmas parties in town.

See pages 4-5 for full details and performance times

Chris Dean’s Syd

Like this? Try this: Lawrence Orchestra

Family Folk Show with Megson

Like this? Try this: 22 March

30 January

*Fundraising concerts in aid of Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd

Des O’Connor

Opera North present Crows’ Bones

Trevor Noah: The Racist

Date: Wednesday 11 December, 8pm Tickets: £25*

Date: Monday 16 December, 8pm Tickets: £18.50

Date: Friday 10 January, 8pm Tickets: £16

Crows’ Bones is a mesmerising collection of ghost songs old and new, pinpointing the essence of what is most beautiful and unsettling in the folk genre. Led by Lau accordionist Martin Green, it’s performed by a specially assembled group of folk luminaries made up of Becky Unthank (The Unthanks), nykelharpist Niklas Roswall and singer Inge Thomson (Karine Polwart band). Drawing together songs of murderous visitations and unnatural happenings, Crows’ Bones takes you deep into a musical hinterland of broken music boxes and twisted gramophones to reveal the dark heart of folk song.

Fresh from a record-breaking season of shows at London’s Soho Theatre and a sell-out season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, South African comedian Trevor Noah is proud to present his critically acclaimed show, The Racist, on a ground-breaking tour of the UK. Trevor’s sharp wit and unmistakable charm have established him as a popular performer with undoubted world-class potential. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+)

“A must see” **** The Herald

www.trevornoah.com

DECEMBER

 harlie Landsborough C Like this? Try this: 15 March

 oope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya C Like this? Try this: 2 December

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“Slick, intelligent, blissfully funny… this is insightful, warm, classy comedy” ***** Time Out Chris Ramsey

Like this? Try this: 20 February

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Dates: Wednesday 18 December to Saturday 4 January Tickets: from £10

Dates:  Thursday 12, Friday 13 & Saturday 14 December, 8pm  Tickets: £29.50, £32*

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a true show-business legend live on stage for a wonderful evening of comedy, laughter and music. Des O’Connor is one of the world’s most popular and best-loved entertainers. Landing his first television series in the UK in 1963, he has starred in his own TV show every year since - longer than anyone, anywhere in the world. www.des-oconnor.com *Fundraising concert in aid of Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd

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Alice in Wonderland

JANUARY

Cleo’s Wonderful Christmas

Proteus Theatre in association with the Stables

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – A Motown Revue Date: Saturday 11 January, 8pm Tickets: £24

Possibly the best soul revue of its kind in Europe! Backed by a powerhouse band that includes a mighty brass section, the cast of boy and girl singers truly do justice to the phenomenon that is soul. From Reach Out I’ll Be There and Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone to Ain’t No Mountain High Enough and, of course, Signed Sealed and Delivered, this varied show takes you on a journey, celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Supremes as well as many others who defined the soul era. Ruby Turner

Like this? Try this: 20 March

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JANUARY JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Date: Thursday 16 January, 8pm Tickets: £21.50

Life on the road is all rock’n’roll glamour. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis live the dream as they cruise the contraflow lanes, follow the one-way systems, unwrap the pasties and sip the service-station coffees of Britain in their quest to find somewhere to park vaguely near a theatre in your town. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+) “The kings of satirical comedy” The Guardian

Date: Friday 17 January, 8pm Tickets: £15

Formed in 1970, Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra became one of the world’s best-known and greatest recording bands. Now, 40 years on, their music is still regularly played on radio stations throughout the world. Come and hear their greatest hits reproduced by the exciting and incredible ELO Experience in an evening that features Living Thing, Telephone Line, Wild West Hero, Sweet Talking Woman and perhaps their most famous tune of all, Mr Blue Sky. www.elotribute.com Roy Orbison and the Traveling

Date: Saturday 18 January, 8pm Tickets: £15

Date: Wednesday 22 January, 8pm Tickets: £15 His name’s Bond, James Bond – iconic, stylish and thrilling you for 50 years. In this tribute to one of Britain’s most exciting legends of film, singer Janine Johnson makes her Stables debut to uplift and delight you with an evening of classic Bond themes and tunes, accompanied by some of the UK music scene’s crème de la crème. A night of pure gold with special guests not to be missed! An Intimate Evening

Like this? Try this: with Ruthie Henshall Formed in 1977 to promote Ian Dury’s album New Boots and Panties, The Blockheads are fronted by Derek ‘The Draw’ Hussey, who was Ian’s best friend and is now the band’s vocalist and wordsmith. Chaz Jankel, Norman Watt-Roy, John Turnbull and Mick Gallagher from the original band still remain and the band is augmented by John Roberts on drums and a rolling line-up of saxophonists including Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards and Dave Lewis. These legendary Brit-funkers will be playing all the old favourites and new material. www.theblockheads.com  r Feelgood D Like this? Try this: 29 March

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9 February

Guitarist Larry Miller is undeniably one of the must-see blues/rock acts and famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and high-octane shows. He will be playing songs from his recent critically acclaimed live double album Live & Outlawed and his back catalogue of studio albums. If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Walter Trout or Jimi Hendrix, you’ll want to see Larry Miller. “A blues rock powerhouse” The Guardian

www.larrymiller.co.uk  irgil & the Accelerators V Like this? Try this: 4 March

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The son of Lonnie, Peter is a talented musician in his own right. Joining forces with the band that toured with the legend for the last 30 years, he will perform some of Lonnie’s classic hits, including Putting On The Style, Have a Drink On Me, Rock Island Line and Pick a Bale of Cotton. A great night of skiffle, blues, jazz and a lot of foot-stomping fun! www.peterdonegan.com

Richard Durrant with special guest Howard Beach

8 March

with support from the Laurence Jones Band

Date: Wednesday 15 January, 8pm Tickets: £20

Date: Sunday 19 January, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

Marty Wilde & the Wildcats

Larry Miller

The Blockheads

Peter Donegan & the Lonnie Donegan Band

Like this? Try this: 22 February

Like this? Try this: Wilburys Tribute Show

Miles Jupp

Like this? Try this: 24 January

Janine Johnson: A Night of Bond

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

The ELO Experience

Date: Sunday 12 January, 8pm Tickets: £22.50

JANUARY

Punt & Dennis

MEAL DEAL Enjoy A Taste of Bond here at the Stables! In addition to our regular a la carte menu, Café in2 will be offering a range of suitably themed special dishes (vegetarian options available). Please go to www.stables.org for menu details. Book in advance on 01908 280832 to reserve your table.

Richard Durrant, known as the Guitar Whisperer, is a worldclass virtuoso with an imaginative flair for presentation and a warm, easy rapport that has endeared him to audiences across the world. Expect to hear Spanish guitar favourites and a set of folk dances for guitar and laptop as well as an incredible arrangement of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells. For this concert Richard is joined by keyboard virtuoso Howard Beach for Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto arranged for guitar and harpsichord, and Rodrigo’s Concierto di Aranjuez arranged for guitar and piano. “Extraordinary virtuosity… a simply unmissable treat” Classic FM Magazine

www.richard-durrant.com 4 Parts Guitar

Like this? Try this: 23 March

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JANUARY

Date: Sunday 26 January, 8pm Tickets: £19.50 & £21.50

Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra – In Concert Date: Thursday 30 January, 8pm Tickets: £21 & £22.50

• Become a Friend of The Stables – benefits include priority booking and ticket discounts. • Name A Seat – your chosen name on a seat in the auditorium. • Leave a gift in your will to help nurture the next generation of musicians. • Join our group of volunteers and become a Stablemate. • Purchase Gift Vouchers which can be exchanged for tickets at The Stables.

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Since the hugely successful Fibber In The Heat show, Miles has not been idle, regularly appearing on Have I Got News For You, The News Quiz and Mock The Week. In this brand new show he’ll be discussing/ranting/describing: himself, you, domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, hot drinks, the bloody government and, inevitably, a number of other things. It’s a man, standing on a stage, facing an audience, talking about some things and ultimately aiming to cover the cost of his white goods. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+) “I could listen to Miles Jupp every night for a month and still not tire of his delightful wordsmithery and mellifluous tones” **** The Scotsman

www.milesjupp.co.uk

Formed by six of UK’s most highly-esteemed and experienced rock musicians, Snakecharmer was brought together by original Whitesnake members offering a feast of twin-guitar based rock the way it’s meant to be played. ‘Snake’s original guitarist Micky Moody and bassist Neil Murray are joined by ex-Wishbone Ash guitarist Laurie Wisefield, Thunder and Magnum drummer Harry James, Ozzy Osbourne’s keyboardist Adam Wakeman and Chris Ousey (Heartland) on lead vocals. www.snakecharmer.org Uriah Heep

Like this? Try this: 4 February

Mark Thomas

Like this? Try this: 12 March

Date: Thursday 23 January, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer… full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favourites by Lennon and McCartney and Nick Lowe. Her highly anticipated new studio album Reunion is a roots-infused, alt-country tinged collection of songs about family and friends. “Rare style and intelligence” Time Out London

www.lucykaplansky.com Annabelle Chvostek Trio

Like this? Try this: 5 February - Stage 2

The Christians Date: Saturday 25 January, 8pm Tickets: £20

Gift Ideas

In Concert is the zesty new show that is sure to be brimming with surprises. Chris Dean leads the orchestra, showcasing its finely blended sound and conjuring memories of the glittering and glamorous days of the Big Band era. The atmosphere is exciting, the music dynamic and vibrant and Chris’s spontaneous, wry humour is a high point, adding a little spice to the occasion. Don’t miss this spectacular show full of pulsating energy. www.syd-lawrence-orchestra.com Keith Ball & Kenny’s Jazzmen

Like this? Try this: 23 February

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

with support from Ian Danter & Lee Small

The success of our music and education programme depends on the generous support of many individuals and organisations.

Lucy Kaplansky

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Snakecharmer

Date: Friday 24 January, 8pm Tickets: £16

JANUARY

Other ways you can support our work

Miles Jupp

The Mods Band Date: Friday 31 January, 8pm Tickets: £17

Footpath of Fame – your chosen name or Described by one rock critic as “The Temptations in ripped jeans”, the Liverpool band’s infectious melodies and warm harmonies have always had a deep emotional undercurrent. Feeding on accusations, protest, despair and even selfdoubt, their ‘socially aware soul’ made a big impact on the complacent music scene of the late 1980s. Celebrating more than 25 years in the music industry with a new album Speed of Life, The Christians return to the Stables to perform all of their greatest hits. www.thechristianslive.co.uk Go West

Like this? Try this: 15 December

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text engraved onto a brick and placed amongst many celebrities in our exclusive Footpath Name a Seat – a seat in the auditorium with your chosen name on it Gift Vouchers – treat someone to a great night of entertainment Your support helps us to continue providing music and music-making opportunities for children and adults alike. For more information contact the Box Office on 01908 280815 or email development@stables.org

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If you haven’t seen them before, all your favourite 1960s bands are here: The Small Faces, The Kinks, The Who, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, Nashville Teens, The Yardbirds, The Doors, Spencer Davis and Desmond Dekker to name just a few. So come and experience a real celebration of the best music from the 1960s, letting the band transport you back to those magical times - maximum entertainment guaranteed! www.themodsband.co.uk Kast Off Kinks

Like this? Try this: 14 March

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with support from Edwina Hayes Date: Saturday 1 February, 8pm Tickets: £25

Uriah Heep

Sean Hughes in Penguins

Date: Tuesday 4 February, 8pm Tickets: £27.50

Date: Friday 7 February, 8pm Tickets: £16

Crash! Bang! Wallop! (schools KS2/3 concert)

O Duo

Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention remain one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene. Featuring a mix of material from their recent albums as well as classics from their earlier repertoire, tonight’s concert will also include brand-new and previously unperformed songs destined for Fairport’s next studio album. The band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief the most influential folk album of all time. www.fairportconvention.com M&M Tour

Like this? Try this: 18 February

Uriah Heep’s rock concerts take audiences by storm as they play their greatest hits around the world. Regarded as one of the most influential acts of the early 1970s, alongside the likes of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, the band’s distinctive music features massive keyboard sounds, strong vocal harmonies and great guitar riffs. Their repertoire features hits spanning four decades from the 1970s through to the present day, including Gypsy, Easy Livin’, July Morning and Lady in Black. www.uriah-heep.com Snakecharmer

Like this? Try this: 26 January

Limehouse Lizzy

Gerald Albright Date: Sunday 2 February, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

Date: Thursday 6 February, 8pm Tickets: £18

Percussionists Owen and Oliver whizz around the stage in this wild and high-energy performance for all ages. The stage bulges with a marimba, a vibraphone, a glockenspiel, a drum kit, African and Brazilian drums and a multitude of handheld percussion. With plenty of chat and audience participation and a special superhero medley written by O Duo and British composer Andrew Cottee.

O Duo Date: Wednesday 5 February, 8pm Tickets: £13.50 & £18.50, students £6

“A master of satire and invention” ★ The Evening Standard

www.seanhughes.co.uk

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JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Date: Wednesday 5 February, 1pm Tickets: £5.50

Perrier Award-winning comedian Sean Hughes is back on tour following a critically acclaimed run of his new show Penguins at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it won the Herald Angels Award for Best Comedy show. In this reflective and uplifting piece, he tackles all nature of human failings and foibles and takes the audience on a whirlwind hour of surreal inventive playfulness, delving into his past, from career guidance teachers and an angry monk to older brothers and losing his virginity. This must-see follow-up to Life Becomes Noises is a positive insightful display of what comedy should be more about: JOY. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+)

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Fairport Convention

David O’Doherty

Like this? Try this: 10 February

Jackson Live In Concert

starring Ben and his incredible band and dancers Date: Saturday 8 February, 8pm Tickets: £21

Saxophonist Gerald Albright is in a class of his own. His unique sound and ability to surprise his audience with something extraordinary mean that he always delivers a great show, and he is widely acknowledged as the musician’s musician. He has sold more than a million albums in the US alone, and his work with artists such as Phil Collins, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston to name but a few has been much acclaimed. His own solo body of work has earned him several Grammy nominations and ensured his place as a superstar of the smooth jazz genre. www.geraldalbright.com  uge Groove E Like this? Try this: 8 December

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Renowned for their action-packed pyrotechnic-fuelled explosion of a show, Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive and well. Expect Celtic-influenced tracks like Whisky in the Jar and Black Rose, classic numbers including The Boys are Back in Town and Sarah along with the all razzamatazz you’ve come to expect from one of the most highly rated acts on the circuit. “If you’re sceptical about tribute acts, you won’t be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy” Radio Times

www.limehouselizzy.co.uk Snakecharmer

Like this? Try this: 26 January

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Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘brimming with style and panache’, over the last two years this percussion duo have made their BBC Proms debut, won a Special Commissioning Award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and been appointed Artistic Directors of the Children’s Classic Concerts series in Scotland. Owen Gunnell and Oliver Cox will perform music by Bach, Phillip Glass and Chopin among others. As well as giving recitals at the BBC Proms, Wigmore Hall and the Cheltenham, City of London and Edinburgh festivals, they have worked at Abbey Road and Sony studios on television and film scores and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and 3, Classic FM, Channel 4 and BBC television. www.oduo.co.uk Florilegium

Like this? Try this: 26 March

Jackson Live in Concert sees the hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with a stunning rendition of all his favourite songs. Ben’s portrayal has to be the most exciting tribute to the King of Pop to have toured UK theatres. He is joined on the stage by his band and dancers who work their way through all the hits. He’s got the look, the moonwalk and the voice! Jackson Live features live vocals and music, fabulous costumes and, of course, all the signature dance moves. Pure MJ! www.jacksonliveinconcert.co.uk Nights on Broadway

Like this? Try this: 1 March

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to spend an evening with one of the world’s best-loved and most captivating performers. Ruthie and her band will take you on a musical journey through her extraordinary career, from working with Lionel Bart to performing in Chicago on Broadway and from starring in Les Misérables to receiving her Olivier award. This brand-new and personal show is your chance to hear Ruthie’s story in her own words as well as some of the defining songs of her life, onstage and off. The evening draws from a broad range of genres, from the Great American Songbook to contemporary tunes significant to Ruthie now. “The show looks good and sounds great” The Stage

www.ruthiehenshall.com Louise Dearman

Like this? Try this: 18 March

David O’Doherty Will Try To Fix Everything Date: Monday 10 February, 8pm Tickets: £15

David O’Doherty: the Ryanair James Bond, the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, the offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty. His new look is Jaws-era Steven Spielberg. The recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award and inventor of the last-remaining swimming stroke, the Squid (on back, feet first), has written a new comedy show with both talking and songs. No Scrubs. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+) “When a standup gig goes this well, you do get a sense of how religions are started” The Guardian

www.davidodoherty.com Sean Hughes

Like this? Try this: 7 February

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Nine Below Zero & Ben Waters

Date: Tuesday 11 February, 8pm Tickets: £14.50

Date: Thursday 13 February, 8pm Tickets: £17.50 & £18.50

Rising star of the UK jazz scene and MOBO-nominee for Best Jazz Act, singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane will be releasing her second album If You Knew Her early next year. Blessed with a fine voice and strength of character, it’s Zara’s songs that pull audiences in to her unique and personal take on life and love. London born and bred, Zara has come up through the jazz ranks of the Guildhall School of Music and Tomorrow’s Warriors, and over the years has made a string of impressive appearances with artists such as Denys Baptiste, Orphy Robinson, Soweto Kinch and the Jazz Jamaica All Stars. www.zaramcfarlane.com

For three decades Nine Below Zero have delivered an explosive mix of blues and rock in live performances that never fail to leave their audiences illuminated and exhilarated. Internationally recognised, they play festivals and concert halls across the globe and we are delighted to welcome them back to the Stables. They are joined tonight on piano by Ben Waters who recently completed a successful UK tour after spending the past three years as an integral part of The ABCD of Boogie along with The Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts. www.ninebelowzero.com

 uby Turner R Like this? Try this: 20 March

Projections: Of Miles Date: Friday 14 February, 8pm Tickets: £16

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Date: Sunday 9 February, 8pm Tickets: £21.50

Zara McFarlane

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An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall

Dan Owen

Like this? Try this: 1 February - Stage 2

Think Floyd

Toploader Date: Wednesday 12 February, 8pm Tickets: £17.50

Guaranteed to get you dancing in the moonlight, sunlight and any other light you care to mention, Eastbourne’s favourite sons have come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy Achilles Heel in 1999. A top five album, numerous festival headline slots, TV appearances and THAT song that made watching the Jamie Oliver adverts bearable, have made them one of indie’s shining lights. Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your feet. www.toploaderofficial.com Elio Pace

Like this? Try this: 19 April

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Date: Saturday 15 February, 8pm Tickets: £22

This extraordinary show, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, is renowned for its stunning celebration of one of the world’s greatest musical phenomena. Now in their 21st year, the incredibly talented musicians who make up Think Floyd have managed to faithfully recreate all the atmosphere, visual magnitude and musical excellence of Pink Floyd live on stage. Think Floyd return to the Stables with a brand-new show which features the whole range of classic Pink Floyd, through Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here to The Division Bell. www.thinkfloyd.net G2 Genesis

Like this? Try this: 30 May

Trumpeter Jay Phelps has put together an all-star line-up to re-arrange and perform the wonderful music of Miles Davis. Joining Phelps will be American alto saxophone star Logan Richardson and British star Soweto Kinch on tenor. The rhythm section consists of three of the busiest men in the business: Benet Mclean (piano), Tim Thornton (bass) and Shane Forbes (drums). Definitely a not-to-be-missed show from a hot new band of gentlemen who are all at the forefront of jazz today and leaders in their own right. Sound of Blue Note

Like this? Try this: 8 April - Stage 2

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Carl Palmer, one of the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both Emerson Lake & Palmer and Asia, is returning to the world stage for an extensive solo tour with a show that presents bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP and other composers. A multimedia experience combining music and video projection, the Carl Palmer Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion, guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. www.carlpalmer.com Curved Air

Like this? Try this: 25 April

Laura Cantrell Date: Monday 17 February, 8pm Tickets: £17.50

M & M Tour featuring Maz O’Connor Trio and Jamie Smith’s Mabon

Chris Ramsey - The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television

Date: Tuesday 18 February, 8pm Tickets: £15

Date: Thursday 20 February, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

with support from Chloe Bix

Jamie Smith and Maz O’Connor are two of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed folk artists in Britain today. This double-headline show captures both the depth and breadth of the two intertwined musical cultures – Celtic and English. Both artists have won plaudits for their live shows, Jamie Smith’s Mabon having built their reputation on Jamie’s outstanding original compositions and the virtuoso band that plays with him. Maz (here performing with her trio) has progressed rapidly up the ranks of young ‘must-see’ performers, having been nominated for a 2013 BBC Radio 2 Award. “A truly compulsive ride” The Independent (on Jamie Smith’s Mabon) “A vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks” Fatea magazine (on Maz)

www.jamiesmithsmabon.com www.mazoconnor.com Mawkin

Like this? Try this: 21 March - Stage 2

with support from Carl Hutchinson

After being sent off Sky Sports’ Soccer AM sofa last year for misbehaving, Chris wonders whether he really is the Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning TV. Fresh from a sell-out, twice-extended 2012 tour and multiple appearances on Celebrity Juice and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Chris embarks on a brand-new tour. Taking his brush with on-air censorship as a jumping-off point to muse on life, mistakes, expectation and offense, he examines what happens when you say the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+) “A mainstream hit, a cult favourite or almost anything in between” The Sunday Times

www.chrisramseycomedy.com

www.lauracantrell.com Lucy Kaplansky

Like this? Try this: 23 January

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A chance to see a true rock’n’roll pioneer live on stage. Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those formative and groundbreaking rock’n’roll years. With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced. A fantastic evening awaits! www.martywilde.com Peter Donegan

Like this? Try this: 19 January

Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov Date: Sunday 23 February, 3pm Tickets: £13.50, £18.50, students £6

Trevor Noah

Like this? Try this: 10 January

Classic Clapton

Date: Wednesday 19 February, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

“In concert, she’s impeccable” ***** The Telegraph

Date: Saturday 22 February, 8pm Tickets: £21.50

Date: Friday 21 February, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

Sax Appeal Nashville-born, New York City-based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell released her first album of original material in eight years in September 2013. No Way There From Here features 11 new songs and was recorded in Nashville at the acclaimed Beech House studios. The songs reflect on themes familiar to fans on Cantrell’s earlier music: home, memory, loss, longing and hope, knowledge of limitations and dreams that weave into everyday experience. Don’t miss one of the true superstars of country music performing live at the Stables.

Marty Wilde & the Wildcats

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Date: Sunday 16 February, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

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Carl Palmer ELP Legacy

Bringing together five of the finest sax players in the UK with a first-class rhythm section, Sax Appeal will be returning to the Stables to launch their long-awaited new CD. Established for more than 30 years, they have received both British Jazz (Small Group) and John Dankworth awards. The line-up includes Derek Nash, Bob McKay, Scott Garland, Brandon Allen, Simon Allen, Pete Adams, Phil Scragg and Mike Bradley. Expect an evening of jazz, blues and funk along with Derek’s original compositions. www.dereknash.com Yolanda Brown

Like this? Try this: 23 May

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The world’s leading Eric Clapton tribute band makes a welcome return to the Stables. Get ready for a two-hour journey through Eric’s music including all of the hits: Wonderful Tonight, I Shot The Sheriff, Lay Down Sally, Crossroads, Tears in Heaven, Layla and even an unplugged segment. The band features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, but he sings and plays guitar like him too! www.classic-clapton.com Are You Experienced

Like this? Try this: (Jimi Hendrix Tribute) 11 April

Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42; Piano Sonata No.2 (1931 version), op.36; 9 Études–Tableaux, op.39 The first of six concerts in which the internationally renowned pianist Artur Pizarro performs Rachmaninov’s complete works for piano. For details of the full series and subscription savings, please turn to page 20. Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov is sponsored by Artur Pizarro plays

Like this? Try this: Rachmaninov 30 March

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Sunday 23 February, 3pm

Sunday 21 September, 3pm

Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42; Piano Sonata No.2 (1931 version), op.36; 9 Études-Tableaux, op.39

Sunday 30 March, 3pm

10 Preludes, op.23; Song without words in D minor; 2 pieces (1891); 4 improvisations in collaboration with Arensky, Glazunov and Taneyev; Canon in E minor; Morceaux de Fantasie, op.3

2 pieces (1899); Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22; 3 Nocturnes; 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16

Sunday 16 November, 3pm

Sunday 4 May, 3pm 3 Pieces (1917); 7 Morceaux de Salon. Op.10; 13 Preludes, op.32

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Horse Date: Tuesday 25 February, 8pm Tickets: £15

Horse is iconic: simply unique with a breathtaking stagecraft. The Scottish singer-songwriter’s voice is a ‘finely honed instrument’ and the audience become absorbed as an integral part of the Horse show, sharing in her energy and delight at her captivating performance. She has toured globally, supporting major artists such as Tina Turner, BB King and Burt Bacharach. Horse performs tracks from Home, her excellent ninth album in an audience with style performance which also incorporates her full band. “McDonald owns one of the finest voices of modern times, soul and intelligence combined, and on ‘Home’, her vocal brilliance is sewn into some of the best music of her career” **** Q magazine

www.horsemcdonald.com

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Programme includes: Rachmaninov–Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee; Rachmaninov–Bach: Suite from Partita in E major; Rachmnaninov–Mendelssohn: Scherzo, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Rachmaninov–Bizet: Menuet from L’Arlésienne Suite 4 Pieces (c1887-1891); Études-Tableaux, op.33; Piano Sonata No.1, op.28

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Date: Thursday 27 February, 8pm Tickets: £15

When Kenny Ball passed away in March, it was feared that his excellent band would go its own way and the legacy of Kenny’s music and energy would die with him. It was Kenny’s wish for his son, Keith, to keep the band together and carry on as band leader and vocalist. With the excellent Ben Cummings filling Kenny’s considerable shoes, the band has carried out Ken’s wishes to critical acclaim and continues to perform many of the hits associated with Kenny, interspersed with high quality Dixieland classics. www.kennyball.co.uk

Sunday 7 December, 3pm

Artur Pizarro plays Rachmnaninov is sponsored by

Budapest Café Orchestra

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Over the course of six Sunday afternoon concerts running throughout 2014, the internationally-renowned pianist Artur Pizarro will perform the complete solo piano works of one of the great pianist/composers Sergei Rachmaninov. The complete cycle will present Rachmaninov’s most intimate musical thoughts performed on his favourite instrument, the piano. These works reveal the baring of a man’s soul from a very early age as a fledgling student all the way to a fully grown man.

Date: Sunday 23 February, 8pm Tickets: £18

Sandi Thom

Like this? Try this: 6 April

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Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov

Keith Ball & Kenny’s Jazzmen

Comprising four fabulous players of violins, guitar, accordion, double bass, sax and balalaika, The Budapest Café Orchestra play powerful and driving folk-based music from Eastern Europe. The richness and dynamism of Balkan music is on display here in all its untameable glory in a wide-ranging programme of impassioned Hungarian czardas, tender Russian folk melodies, rollicking dances from Romania and Moldavia, bitter-sweet Jewish laments, one or two electrifying compositions of the group’s own making plus a few surprises along the way… The music evokes vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube! www.budapestcafeorchestra.co.uk “They will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet” The Times Juan Martin Flamenco

Like this? Try this: Dance Ensemble 9 March

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Date: Saturday 1 March, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

Five world-class musicians bring you a great new show highlighting some of the best British rock and pop music of a generation. This all-star band comprises drummer Gordy Marshall (The Moody Blues), keyboardist Paul Bliss (The Moody Blues, The Hollies), bassist Marcus Cliffe (The Manfreds), guitarist Huw Davies (The War of the Worlds) and current lead singer of 10cc Mick Wilson. The set list is likely to include hits such as Nights in White Satin, He Ain’t Heavy (Heʼs My Brother), We Don’t Talk Anymore, Forever Autumn, Do Wah Diddy, Iʼm Not In Love… and many more! The Manfreds

Jackson Live

Like this? Try this: 8 February

David Baddiel – Fame: Not the Musical

Like this? Try this: 28 March

Alvin Stardust Date: Friday 28 February, 8pm Tickets: £19.50

Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones once described Alvin Stardust as the godfather of British rock‘n’roll and today Alvin continues to be at the cutting edge of his profession. A superlative live performer, his renowned stage act won him Music Week’s Best Live Male Performer award. If you’re ready to rock, you’re going to love Alvin Stardust live. www.alvinstardust.com  upersonic 70s Show S Like this? Try this: 14 June

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Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through this fantastic concert, featuring the Gibb brothers’ incredible songs from the 1960s to the 1990s. The show is totally live, with a seven-piece band that pride themselves on musical authenticity, and in particular the accurate recreation of the vocal talents and harmonies of the Bee Gees. Costume changes compliment the show to give a full Bee Gees experience. www.nightsonbroadway.net

Date: Sunday 2 March, 8pm Tickets: £20

Fame: our society is obsessed with it – but who will talk honestly about what it’s really like? David Baddiel, in his first full show for 15 years, does just that. From accidentally stealing the spotlight at Russell Brand’s wedding, to realising Andrew Lloyd Webber cannot tell him apart from Ben Elton, David takes aim at himself and examines his strange relationship with the New Lad/token Jew/comedy rock’n’roller/football singer-songwriter that people see him as. A “very funny and thought-provoking” (Daily Telegraph) meditation on a life lived in – and out – of fame. “Hilarious and weirdly moving” The Guardian  ean Hughes S Like this? Try this: 7 February

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From The Jam with special guest Simon Townshend Date: Wednesday 5 March, 8pm Tickets: £22.50

From The Jam, featuring former Jam bassist Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings, bring their acoustic tour to the Stables. Bruce and Russell will be performing a selection of songs from The Jam’s extensive back catalogue and songs from Bruce’s new album, Back In The Room, as well as handing over the microphone to the audience for a question and answer session. With a catalogue that includes 18 UK Top 40 singles, The Jam were the sound of British youth in the late 1970s. This intimate show is a rare opportunity to hear those songs in a stripped-down setting. www.fromthejam.co.uk The Mods Band

Like this? Try this: 31 January

Virgil and the Accelerators

Cregan & Co

Date: Tuesday 4 March, 8pm Tickets: £12.50

Date: Friday 7 March, 8pm Tickets: £17

Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all-original debut album The Radium, followed by a series of high-profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil and the Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the UK’s premier exponents of young high-energy blues rock. April 2013 saw the release of Live From Marshall, a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning sold-out show at the holy grail of sound, Marshall Amplification. Their live set is jaw-dropping and they are a must-see band. “As a trio there is not much that can touch them and the way Virgil wields his guitar would scare even the most seasoned pro, he is simply that good” Firebrand magazine

www.virgilandtheaccelerators.com  riah Heep U Like this? Try this: 4 February

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Nights On Broadway

Date: Wednesday 26 February, 8pm Tickets: £20

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The Reflections

Jim Cregan played guitar in Family, then Cockney Rebel, before becoming Rod Stewart’s musical director in 1976 (a role he played for 19 years). During that time he co-wrote some of Rod’s biggest hits, and he plays them in Cregan & Co. Ben Mills found fame on ITV’s X Factor in 2006 and has the perfect ‘bag of gravel’ voice to sing these songs. With Pat Davey on bass, Sam Tanner on keys and Harry James on drums, this is a seriously talented band. Cregan & Co will bring their infectious blend of good time rock’n’roll to Wavendon and get you singing and dancing, so it’s best to bring your dancing shoes! “If you can’t afford my ticket, go see these guys – they’re just as good and half the price!” Rod Stewart

www.creganandco.com The Reflections

Like this? Try this: 26 February

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Date: Sunday 9 March, 8pm Tickets: £18.50

The late 1980s saw the birth of one of the most famous supergroups of all time, The Traveling Wilburys. With the Wilburys never actually touring, partly due to the untimely death of Roy Orbison in 1988, their fans never got to see them in a live concert. With that in mind, Paul Hopkins has joined up with four other talented singers and musicians to create this incredible tribute show. With an easy relaxed style and excellent vocals, these guys will give you an amazing night of entertainment.

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent Date: Wednesday 12 March, 8pm Tickets: £15 (concessions £13)

Mark Thomas is well-versed in the art of creative mayhem and over the years his troublemaking has changed laws, cost companies millions and annoyed those who most deserved to be. Following the success of his awardwinning show Bravo Figaro, Mark sets himself the task of committing 100 Acts of Minor Dissent in the space of a year. Mark catalogues everything from the smallest and silliest gesture to the grandest confrontations and the results are subversive, hilarious, mainly legal and occasionally inspiring. www.markthomasinfo.com

ELO Experience

Like this? Try this: 16 January

Miles Jupp

Acknowledgements The Stables would like to give a special thanks to the following for their valuable support: Arts Council of England, McCann Homes Ltd, Dame Cleo Laine, Foundation for Sport & The Arts, Jim Marshall, Sir John Dankworth, Mancini Institute, Milton Keynes Arts Association, The Wavendon Foundation.

Like this? Try this: 24 January Voted one of the world’s top flamenco guitarists by US Guitar Player magazine, Juan Martín returns to perform his own compositions, supported by a line-up of the finest musicians and flamenco dancers. Martin’s ensemble is at the vanguard of modern flamenco with a unique style of music that succeeds in embracing classical, jazz and modern harmonies while upholding the great flamenco tradition. The guitar and the singing create an explosion of energy and passion that finds expression through raw and dazzling displays of dance.

Budapest Café Orchestra

Like this? Try this: 27 February

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Date: Saturday 15 March, 8pm Tickets: £28

Charlie is well known for keeping concert-goers enthralled with his heartfelt and telling lyrics and his very human anecdotes. His music ranges from inspirational to country, ballad to anthem and he is as entertaining on stage as he is melodic. His own song-writing blends easy on the ear, folk, country, inspirational ballads and blues with a strong and often personal lyric content, and this, mixed with his wit and repartee, has led to a winning formula which has made an impact on so many professionals and fans alike. www.charlielandsborough.com Des O’Connor

Like this? Try this: 11 December

Ceilidh Experience Concert & Dance Date: Sunday 16 March, 7.30pm Tickets: £6.50

Date: Friday 14 March, 8pm Tickets: £17.50

“A giant of the flamenco guitar tradition” The Times

www.flamencovision.com

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Kast Off Kinks

Charlie Landsborough

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JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

Date: Saturday 8 March, 8pm Tickets: £16.50

Juan Martin Flamenco Dance Ensemble

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Roy Orbison & The Traveling Wilburys Tribute Show

For an additional £16 per person you can enjoy A Taste of Spain here at the Stables, (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Please go to www.stables.org for menu details. Book in advance on 01908 280832 to reserve your table.

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A welcome return by the Kast Off Kinks who were put together in 1994 by Mick Avory, original drummer of The Kinks. With Jim Rodford on bass (1970s, 80s and 90s line-up) and Ian Gibbons on keyboards (1980s and 90s line-up), Mick is joined on guitar and vocals by Dave Clarke who has played with the Beach Boys, the Noel Redding Band and Tim Rose among others. Expect all the hits including You Really Got Me, Tired of Waiting, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Deadend Street and Waterloo Sunset. www.kastoffkinks.co.uk  he Mods Band T Like this? Try this: 31 January

Come along and join in the dancing as participants from the Ceilidh Experience course present their new bands created especially for tonight, playing a feast of traditional tunes for dancers and folk fans of all ages. Our guest dance caller will guide you through the steps in what promises to be a fun evening of dance and music. No previous ceilidh dance experience needed! Suitable for adults and older children. The Full English

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Date: Tuesday 18 March, 8pm Tickets: £25 (concessions £20)

Louise Dearman invites you to spend the evening with her on her first UK tour. Star of Cats, Evita and Wicked, British actress Louise is the first performer in the history of the musical Wicked to have played both the lead female roles of Glinda and Elphaba. With the release of her third album, Louise will be performing some of her favourite musical theatre songs, live with her band, as well as some familiar favourites. A show that is set to leave you spellbound. www.lousiedearman.com  n Intimate Evening A Like this? Try this: with Ruthie Henshall 9 February

Battle of the Bands

promoted by Music for Bedford Borough

Ruby Turner

The Lamours

Date: Thursday 20 March, 8pm Tickets: £21

Celebrate the return of a soul icon! Blessed with a voice to die for, Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song, whether it’s a passionate soaring ballad or a funky up-tempo groove. A lead vocalist in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Ruby’s star is burning brighter than ever. www.rubyturner.com Zara McFarlane

Like this? Try this: 11 February

Family Folk Show with Megson Date: Saturday 22 March, 2pm Tickets: £8 adults, £7 under-16s, £28 family of four

promoted by Twinwood Events Date: Saturday 22 March, 8pm Tickets: £19

Since their first sell-out performance at the Stables in 2012, the fabulous Lamours have thrilled audiences around the country. Fronted by the supremely talented Lola Lamour, this youthful and energetic band will take you on a rollercoaster ride featuring swing, soul, tango, blues, country and much, much more. Original songs and classic covers feature in a stunning show. www.thelamours.com Hedna’s Vintage Nightclub

Like this? Try this: 29 March - Stage 2

4 Parts Guitar featuring Giltrap, Etheridge, Carroll & Burley

Lisbee Stainton Date: Monday 24 March, 8pm Tickets: £15

Following substantial support from national press and radio, folk-pop starlet Lisbee Stainton has toured with Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Gretchen Peters and Seth Lakeman in recent years. The latter was so impressed he invited her to become part of his own band for his 2012 UK tour, where she became a huge hit with Lakeman’s fans – so much so that the pair started writing songs together. Tonight she’ll perform tracks from her new album Word Games. The Times described Lisbee as “bound for glory”. www.lisbeestainton.com

Bella Hardy

Like this? Try this: 19 June

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

promoted by M&M Productions

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Louise Dearman: It’s Time

Date: Sunday 23 March, 8pm Tickets: £17.50

Date: Wednesday 19 March, 8pm Tickets: £10 (£6 concessions)

The Battle of the Bands is a friendly, contemporary music competition, open to all secondary and upper schools who wish to gain live performance experience at one of the UK’s leading music venues. An exciting professional guest band will act as judges and will also perform! With sponsorship from Marshall Amplifiers, The Sound Garage and the Twinwood Festival, the event promises to excite you with various musical styles performed by the musicians of the future. A great mix of music and fun - be ready to rock!

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Get ready for a totally organic, authentic and fun folk concert for big and little music connoisseurs! Awardwinning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, entertaining concert specially for pre-school children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new from their When I was a Lad album. “The most original duo on the British folk scene” The Guardian

www.megsonmusic.co.uk Alice in Wonderland

Like this? Try this: 18 December – 4 January

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Bring together four of the most influential guitarists in Britain to interweave their magical playing and you have a very special night. The music is spontaneous, exciting and technically brilliant with Gordon Giltrap, Ray Burley, John Etheridge and Clive Carroll all bringing their individual styles to the mix. The concert consists of solo, duo and quartet pieces. All tonight’s performers have had previous collaborations with artists such as John Williams, Rick Wakeman, Stéphane Grappelli and Cliff Richard. Richard Durrant

Like this? Try this: 22 January

Alice in Wonderland Date: Wednesday 18 December 2013 - Saturday 4 January 2014 Tickets: from £10

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Date: Friday 28 March, 8pm Tickets: £23.50

Programme includes TELEMANN Paris Quartet in D; CPE BACH Trio Sonata in G Wq144; LÉCLAIR Deuxième Récreation de musique d’une exécution facile in G minor Op.8, J S BACH Ricercar a 3 from The Musical Offering Florilegium are one of Britain’s most outstanding period instrument ensembles, with a reputation for stylish and exciting interpretations of baroque and classical repertoire. They have performed at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London as well as at major UK festivals, including Spitalfields, Cheltenham, St Magnus and the York Early Music Festival. Tonight the group perform works by both well-known and less familiar masters of the baroque era. “In ten years Florilegium have become an indispensable feature on the early music landscape” The Times

www.florilegium.org.uk Artur Pizarro plays

Like this? Try this: Rachmaninov 23 February

Swing Easy Joe Francis in concert with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra Date: Thursday 27 March, 8pm Tickets: £23 Enjoy a wonderful evening of great singing, fun, laughter and fabulous arrangements. American singer Joe Francis has teamed up with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra in a match made in music heaven. The Great American Songbook is the product of some fantastic, legendary songwriters such as Gershwin, Berlin, Porter and many others. The songs have been made famous by such enduring legends as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and more recently singers including Michael Bublé and Rod Stewart. Joe sings the Songbook in his own inimitable style with unique phrasing, vocal inflection and timbre. Hear the great songs from his new album recorded with 17 of America’s finest musicians. Also featuring the comedy and magic of Martin Daniels. “Joe is one of the guys” Frank Sinatra Chris Dean’s Syd

Like this? Try this: Lawrence Orchestra 30 January

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The Manfreds, with ‘The One In The Middle’ Paul Jones, will be performing many of their biggest hits including 5-4-32-1, Pretty Flamingo and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, along with a mix of solo hits and jazz and rhythm’n’blues renditions for which they are famous. With his award-winning harmonica sound, Paul will be joined by fellow original Manfred Mann members Mike Hugg on keyboards and Tom McGuinness on guitar, plus Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/flute - all excellent musicians who will provide a full evening’s entertainment. www.themanfreds.com The Reflections

Like this? Try this: 26 February

Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov Date: Sunday 30 March, 3pm Tickets: £18.50, £13.50, students £6

Jimeoin Date: Sunday 30 March, 8pm Tickets: £18

2 pieces (1899); Variations on a theme of Chopin, op.22; 3 Nocturnes; 6 Moments Musicaux, op.16 The second concert of six running throughout 2014 in which Artur Pizarro performs the complete piano works of the celebrated Russian composer. For details of the full cycle of concerts and subscription savings, please turn to page 20. Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov is sponsored by Artur Pizarro plays

Like this? Try this: Rachmaninov 23 February

MEAL DEAL Enjoy a pre-concert Sunday Roast lunch (vegetarian options available) in Café in2. Book in advance on 01908 280832 to reserve your table.

Hilarious world-class stand-up from internationally acclaimed star of Live at the Apollo, The Royal Variety Performance, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala 2012, Best of Edinburgh Comedy Festival, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. “Comedy of the highest order… inspired ramblings… quiet genius!” The Independent

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

JIM MARSHALL AUDITORIUM

The Manfreds

Date: Wednesday 26 March, 8pm Tickets: £13.50, £18.50, students £6

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Florilegium

Trevor Noah

Like this? Try this: 10 January

Dr Feelgood Date: Saturday 29 March, 8pm Tickets: £18

Touring pretty much continuously since 1973, Dr Feelgood always give 100% of the finest British rhythm‘n’blues to make you feel good. Performing hits including Milk And Alcohol, Down At The Doctors and Roxette, the Doctors will see you now! Dr Feelgood are Kevin Morris on drums, Phil Mitchell on bass, Steve Walwyn on guitar and Robert Kane on vocals. www.drfeelgood.org The Blockheads

Like this? Try this: 15 January

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Benji Kirkpatrick & Matt and Sueleen Date: Wednesday 4 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Stage 2 is The Stables’ second performance space – intimate, relaxed and informal. The ideal place to catch a star of tomorrow on their way up, or see the stars of today experiment with new material. So come and hear the latest new music and comedy, relax and enjoy a drink with friends! You’ll always find something to delight and intrigue you in Stage 2, whatever your tastes.

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Benji is a member of folk big band Bellowead and has worked extensively with Seth Lakeman. Picking his way up and down the frets of various stringed instruments, he is also a singer and songwriter, and has made three solo albums. Stars of BBC One’s The Voice, Matt and Sueleen have been performing together for eight years. Mentored by Sir Tom Jones, they produced a string of superb performances including versions of classics from Fleetwood Mac and Everything But The Girl. www.mattandsueleen.co.uk Josienne Clark & Ben Walker

Like this? Try this: 12 March – Stage 2

Such has been the success of Café in2 that it is very often fully booked, so to be sure of a table we recommend that you make your reservation well in advance. For more information and the current menu visit www.stables.org and click on the link to Café in2. To reserve a table please call the Café in2 booking line on 01908 280832 or email stables@stables.org

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Date: Friday 6 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Centred in English folk tradition but with a contemporary edge, Tyde’s music is dynamic with a unity of playing rarely seen on the live music scene. They deliver modern, punchy, danceable tunes, carefully arranged songs and intricate, emotional slow sets and as for the band’s songwriting skills, there is really something remarkable going on. It’s the mix of raw energy, prodigious musical ability and clever, fresh arrangements that make Tyde different. “The best young band I have heard in years” Mike Harding

www.tydefolk.com The Old Dance School

Like this? Try this: 16 February – Stage 2

Nell Bryden Date: Thursday 5 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £14

...and check out our café-bar Café in If you are looking for a restaurant for a pre-show meal, then look no further. Café in2 has a reputation for top quality food and tasty dishes at a reasonable price. What’s more, it has friendly, helpful staff and the perfect atmosphere, making it ideal for a pre-concert meal. Café in2 is open from 6pm on concert nights.

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It’s been a busy 18 months for New York-based blues rocker Nell Bryden. In 2012 she released her second album, Shake The Tree, which saw four singles playlisted on BBC Radio Two. She has toured the UK extensively, completing almost 100 shows since March 2012, including major tour supports with Gary Barlow, Jools Holland, Chris Rea and Duane Eddy. She will be performing this show semiacoustically, playing a mixture of new songs and radio favourites including Not Like Loving You and Sirens. www.nellbryden.com Thea Gilmore

Like this? Try this: 9 December

Roisin Conaty: Lifehunter Date: Saturday 7 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £12

The Edinburgh Comedy Award winner and star of BBC Three’s Impractical Jokers brings her critically acclaimed show Lifehunter to venues nationwide. She has been seen on Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), Victoria Wood’s Angina Monologues (Sky One) and Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave). Everyone in life is looking for something: to belong, to love, to forget, and also keys. People spend a lot of time looking for their keys. Poxy things. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+) “A fast-paced, refreshing and exciting talent with an engaging and original world view” SundayTimes Jonny & the Baptists

Like this? Try this: 7 March – Stage 2

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AuraliaSky

featuring Kit Downes

with support from James Herring Date: Friday 13 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Dan Owen

Date: Friday 24 January, 8.45pm Tickets: £12

Date: Saturday 1 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie has toured extensively in Europe and the UK, gathering a loyal fan base enchanted by her streetwise poetic lyricism mixed with jazz, folk and blues. The Guardian’s jazz critic John Fordham described her as “(joining) Bob Dylan’s lyrical bite and languid delivery to the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in; she is an original.” With her third album Glory Days receiving rave reviews, Sarah will be performing a mix of new songs as well as revisiting her back catalogue. “Gillespie’s spiky lyrical gift is utterly distinctive” Metro

AuraliaSky are Michelle Myall, Gareth Warren, Kersten Luts, Jausme Stonkute, Julian Pentz, Alex Preston, Jez Gibbons and Todd Knapp. Taking influence from the band’s love of the New Country wave sweeping America and the UK, this fresh and exciting band, filled with incredible talent, are slowly taking the local music scene by storm and hope to expand to the rest of the country and beyond. www.auraliasky.com Annabelle Chovstek Trio

Like this? Try this: 5 February – Stage 2

Katie Buckhaven & Daryl Kellie Date: Saturday 18 January, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

www.sarahgillespie.com  mily Maguire E Like this? Try this: 30 November

Steve returns to the Stables to launch of his fifth studio album Beaudesert, The Beautiful Wilderness. Having spent the glorious summer performing at some of the UK’s major festivals including Wychwood and Ashley Wood, he returns to perform at the venue nearest to his Bedfordshire home. Steve previewed a number of his songs at the Stables as Shawn Colvin’s special guest during her UK tour. The success of the Boy on a Beach launch led to a full album tour in 2008. Since then Steve has released a further album Ungodly Hour. www.stevegifford.co.uk Benji Kirkpatrick/Matt & Sueleen

Like this? Try this: 4 December – Stage 2

Rob Halligan: 2014 ‘62’ Tour Date: Friday 31 January, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Screaming Blue Murder

Like this? Try this: Trevor Noah 10 January

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Capturing the warmth and passion of the French chanson and Spanish cantautor tradition, and fusing it with contemporary pop, folk and rock influences, Katie Buckhaven has captivated audiences across the UK and Europe. She honed her natural talent playing in bars, cafés and festivals. Now based firmly back in the UK, Katie introduces those vivid, evocative images into every song and every live performance that she gives. Daryl Kellie has a unique style, rich in unusual techniques rarely seen on the guitar. He has seized every opportunity to jam or have mentoring sessions with amazing guitarists, including jazz legend Martin Taylor and guitar genius and author Richard Chapman. www.katiebuckhaven.com www.darylkellie.com Lisbee Stainton

Like this? Try this: 24 March

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Larry Miller

Like this? Try this: 18 January

Other ways you can support our work The success of our music and education programme depends on the generous support of many individuals and organisations.

Date: Wednesday 11 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today! Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star Bryan Lacey and headliner Erich McElroy. Line-up may be subject to change. May contain strong language and adult material. Café in2 is open until 8pm, with any orders taken after 7.30pm being served in the foyer. After 8pm light snacks will be available from the bar.

‘Blues Boy’ Dan Owen is a young singer-songwriter from Shrewsbury who performs rootsy-blues influenced songs on guitar with the help of his home-made stomp box and occasional harmonica. A YouTube video performance of Dan singing Bob Dylan’s Ballad of Hollis Brown attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood who has since taken Dan under his wing as mentor. In 2013 Dan travelled to Nashville to record with Grammy-award winning producer Vance Powell, performed at Glastonbury, and embarked on a world tour as support to ZZ Top. www.bluesboydanowen.com

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Date: Tuesday 10 December, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Sarah Gillespie Trio,

If you’ve ever been to a Rob Halligan show you’ll know how the songs, the stories behind them and Rob’s powerfully unassuming delivery paint a picture you feel a part of. Described by BBC Introducing as “one of the finest unsigned singer-songwriters” on the scene, Rob’s award-winning songs explore personal, social, political and spiritual themes. Ten years on from the release of his first solo album, the ‘62’ Tour continues in the troubadour tradition. “Very, very powerful songs” Paul Gambaccini

www.robhalligan.co.uk Boo Hewerdine

Like this? Try this: 2 May – Stage 2

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Gigspanner

Date: Sunday 16 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door

Date: Thursday 20 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £13

The Old Dance School’s expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Featuring duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos and irresistible grooves, this new show charts their remarkable journey from ballet-school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals to headline appearances at international festivals. Championed by BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris, the septet’s cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010and The Scotsman’s Album of the Year. www.theolddanceschool.com

Hailed by Songlines magazine as “another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool moment”, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner is rapidly gaining a reputation for leaving audiences spellbound with life-enriching takes on British traditional and world music. This is a trio that is touching hearts, minds and souls. www.gigspanner.com

This unusual trio of alto saxophone, guitar and drums brings together all of Martin Speake’s musical influences alongside his favourite musical partners. Meditative ballads, trance-like grooves, free improvisation, minimalism, jazz standard songs, Arabic-influenced music, heavy-metal guitar and unaccompanied solos from each player feature in their music. “Martin Speake is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz on any continent” Jazz Times  he Sirkis/Bialis T Like this? Try this: International Quartet 11 March – Stage 2

Christina is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician and performer. Her music achieves an effortless union between alt-country and rock with pop sensibility. With grand production, close harmonies and gorgeous melodies, Sleeping With A Stranger is Christina’s latest awardwinning album and reflects her coming of age lyrically and musically. Her honesty keeps you coming back to her songs, whether she’s singing about personal pain or delight or a stranger’s story she has found along the road. www.christinamartin.net Thea Gilmore

Like this? Try this: 9 December

Annabelle Chvostek Trio

Danny Bryant’s Red Eye Band

Date: Wednesday 5 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Date: Saturday 8 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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The Old Dance School

Date: Friday 7 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Christina Martin

Date: Tuesday 4 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

FEBRUARY

Speake, Outram, Williams Trio

Feast of Fiddles

Like this? Try this: 16 April

Mawkin

Like this? Try this: 21 March – Stage 2

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

Gift Ideas

Date: Wednesday 19 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

A versatile singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto, Annabelle was nominated for best Roots & Traditional Album at this year’s Juno’s (Canada’s answer to the Brits) for her latest release Rise. With fantastic musicianship and great stage presence, this is a great opportunity to catch this Canadian artist during her short UK tour. www.annabellemusic.com The Once

Like this? Try this: 20 March – Stage 2

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Danny Bryant is building a formidable reputation as a leading British blues rock guitar heavyweight. Turning professional at just 18, this young guitar prodigy has toured extensively and been acknowledged as one of the cream of the crop of a new generation of blues artists. In a career that has seen him perform on the same bill as Joe Cocker, Walter Trout, Peter Green and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor to name but a few, Danny and his band have steadily carved a huge and loyal fan base around the world. www.dannybryant.com Virgil & the Accelerators

Like this? Try this: 4 March

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Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today! Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star Tom Goodliffe and headliner Jessica Fostekew. Line-up may be subject to change. May contain strong language and adult material. Café in2 is open until 8pm, with any orders taken after 7.30pm being served in the foyer. After 8pm light snacks will be available from the bar. Like this? Try this: Miles Jupp 24 January

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text engraved onto a brick and placed amongst many celebrities in our exclusive Footpath Name a Seat – a seat in the auditorium with your chosen name on it Gift Vouchers – treat someone to a great night of entertainment Your support helps us to continue providing music and music-making opportunities for children and adults alike. For more information contact the Box Office on 01908 280815 or email development@stables.org

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FEB / MAR

Date: Friday 7 March, 8.45pm  Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet Date: Tuesday 11 March, 8.45pm  Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Date: Wednesday 26 February, 8.45pm  Tickets: £13.50

Named Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013, Kathryn and Sean play “bright and attractive 21st-century folk music” (The Herald Scotland). Highly acclaimed for their previous collaborations with the likes of Seth Lakeman (Sean’s Brother), Cara Dillon and Kate Rusby, the duo have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Their long anticipated debut album Hidden People released last year is bold and superbly-crafted. Kathryn’s sublime vocal combined with Sean’s masterful guitar performance makes this husband-and-wife duo’s gig one to look forward to. www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com J osienne Clarke & Ben Walker Like this? Try this: 12 March - Stage 2

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“Musical comedy’s rising stars” Sunday Times

www.jonnyandthebaptists.co.uk Punt & Dennis

Like this? Try this: 12 January

Edd Keene Date: Saturday 8 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Edd Keene, aka The Green Man, is a multi-instrumentalist and loop-pedal performer. When performing live he uses a loop-pedal to record and layer his instruments which include saxophone, flute, guitar, bass, percussion, as well as vocals, all live in front of the audience with no pre-recordings. He creates a wide range of musical styles: dark progressive folk, jazz, reggae and Middle Eastern. Edd has always been well-received and has been touring the festival circuit in the UK since 2007, enchanting his audiences with his unique act. It’s something that must be seen as well as heard. www.eddkeene.bandcamp.com  ichard Durrant R Like this? Try this: 22 January

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The Sirkis/Bialas project is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli-UK-resident drummer/percussionist Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse Trio and Gilad Atzmon as well as his own trio, and Polish vocalist extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. The quartet features American bassist and harmonica player Patrick Bettison and Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards. Expect soulful melodies, atmospheric sounds, a colourful style of jazz with an ethnic touch and some rarely used instruments. The quartet is currently on tour and preparing for their debut album recording. www.asafsirkis.co.uk Speake, Outram, Williams Trio

Like this? Try this: 4 February - Stage 2

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Date: Wednesday 12 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Date: Saturday 15 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £12

Finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 for Best Duo, the multi award-winning Belinda O’Hooley (Unthanks, Nic Jones) and Heidi Tidow are now one of the most popular and unique acts on the contemporary folk scene. Their latest album The Fragile garnered four-star reviews from The Guardian, Mojo, Uncut and Songlines. The duo’s beautifully unusual songs touch on every human emotion; drawing on love and loss, dark and humorous folk tales and everything from the invisibility of the elderly, through to ecology, rumour-mongering and the global economy. Their eagerly anticipated third album The Hum is due for release in February 2014. www.ohooleyandtidow.com

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Having released her debut album Rocka-Roll-Around in July 2013, UK singing sensation Janey Bombshell is now undertaking her first solo shows with her very own Bombshell Band. Janey’s special blend of 1970s-inspired original music captures everything from ‘foot-stomp’ Glam Rock and classic ‘Abba-esque’ pop to beautiful balladry. Her live shows are a kaleidoscope of power-packed excitement, and with amazing costumes to match, an unforgettable night of dazzling entertainment is guaranteed. www.janeybombshell.com

The UK’s hottest musical comedians present a raucous hour of songs, satire and silliness. Ahead of 2014’s European Elections, join them to take on Nigel Farage’s ‘fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’ – and help stop UKIP forever. All brought to you by the stars of BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, Infinite Monkey Cage and Sketchorama, 2013 New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Award and Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominees. (May contain strong language and adult material, suitable for 16+)

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Jonny & the Baptists

Date: Saturday 22 February, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Janey Bombshell

The Once

Like this? Try this: 20 March - Stage 2

Acknowledgements The Stables would like to give a special thanks to the following for their valuable support:

Josienne’s jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben’s mastery of the guitar provides the perfect setting to allow the song centre-stage. Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting. Though influenced by greats such as Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and June Tabor, their new album Fire and Fortune marks two musicians who have resolutely found their own path through traditional English music.

Arts Council of England, McCann Homes Ltd, Dame Cleo Laine, Foundation for Sport & The Arts, Jim Marshall, Sir John Dankworth, Mancini Institute, Milton Keynes Arts Association, The Wavendon Foundation.

“One of the hottest tickets in folk” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

www.josienneclarke.co.uk Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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Like this? Try this: 26 February - Stage 2

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Hedna’s Vintage Nightclub

Date: Friday 28 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Date: Saturday 29 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £15.00 (before January 1), £18.50 thereafter

Rebecca Dancer has been writing songs at the piano since the age of 12. Having completed her A-levels in summer 2012, she is focusing all her energies on pursuing her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Her debut EP, Swings and Roundabouts, was released last year and she is currently working towards a second EP. She is greatly looking forward to playing at the Stables. www.rebeccadancer.co.uk

Wot Ho! If you enjoy the music of the 1930s and 40s then you’ll love an evening at Hedna’s - your passport to an age of style, fashion, social dancing and vintage dance tunes, played in the setting they were meant to be heard. This is a chance to wear your best classic clothing and immerse yourself in an evening of pure, exclusively vintage entertainment. www.hednas.co.uk

Jimeoin 30 March

Folk rebels Mawkin, fresh off the back of the three-times BBC Folk Award-nominated collaboration Mawkin:Causley, are now forging a bold new sound that strengthens their instrumental roots and embraces a new, exuberant exploration into the traditional folk canon from the British isles and beyond. The “unconditionally mighty” (Mojo magazine) four-piece have augmented their sound with the addition of long-time producer Lee Richardson on drums and percussion. It’ll also be the first time that Mawkin will be interpreting traditional songs with singing duties shared between the band; a brave new direction indeed!

The Once

www.mawkin.co.uk

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“Mighty, provocative yet admirably considered” The Guardian

Date: Thursday 20 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today! Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star Maureen Younger and headliner Jonny Awsum. Line-up may be subject to change. May contain strong language and adult material. Café in2 is open until 8pm, with any orders taken after 7.30pm being served in the foyer. After 8pm light snacks will be available from the bar.

Rebecca Dancer

Date: Friday 21 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

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Date: Wednesday 19 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

Mawkin

Katie Buckhaven & Daryl Kellie

Like this? Try this: 18 January - Stage 2

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The Lamours

Like this? Try this: 22 March

The Old Dance School

Like this? Try this: 16 February - Stage 2

Date: Saturday 22 March, 8.45pm Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door

From their beginnings as three actors who loved to sing together, The Once have embraced a different vision of Newfoundland music. Their sounds do not come from the noisy pubs and dockside taverns that fuel so much of the Island’s energy, but from a quieter and more thoughtful place. Hope and tragedy are intertwined in their music, whether they are singing an old lament from World War I or original songs that speak of love defeated. Lead singer Geraldine Hollett is accompanied by Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bouzouki. www.theonce.ca

MARCH

Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club

One of Leicester’s finest musician/ troubadours navigates his way through life’s eventful history with a melody in his heart. Renowned for his ability to capture the beauty of the ordinary with a guitar and a soaring vocal, David has performed with Tommy Emmanuel, Seth Lakeman and James Morrison to name just a few. His latest album The River gives a glimpse of the amazing talent that he brings to the stage with a performance that will remain in your memory for some time to come. www.davidwyatt.org Rob Halligan

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Cajon Workshop with Ravin Jayasuriya

Basic Principles of Music

Date: Thursday 12 December OR Thursday 6 March, 8.45pm (Stage 2) Tickets: £5 to non-players & £2 to players

Date: Sunday 12 January, 2.30-5.30pm Workshop fee: £20

Date: Saturday 18 January OR 29 March, 10am-4pm Workshop fee: £32

An exciting opportunity to show off those new or hidden talents. Ever attended one of the Stables’ education events? Maybe you’ve been to ukulele, harmonica or songwriting workshops, or worked hard for six weeks on the Ceilidh or Rock Experience. Now is the time to use those talents and get the experience of Over 2U, the Stables’ own open mic’ night – a safe environment with a line-up of people with similar talents and experience, supporting each other through what might be their first stage appearance. You won’t have a better opportunity to take that first step! If you are interested in performing, please contact education@stables.org before booking.

Harmonica Workshop – Beginners Part 1 Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Saturday 11 January OR Saturday 8 February, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £32

Have you ever thought about taking up the harmonica? Harmonica tutor Joff Watkins returns to the Stables for another session of this popular one-day workshop. Beginners Part 1 will cover the basics of tune-playing, chord-playing and blues improvisation. No previous experience is necessary! You will need to bring a 10-hole harmonica in C. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

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The cajon (wooden box), the smallest drum kit in the world, is the perfect instrument to accompany any kind of band, be it blues, hip hop, boogie, rock, pop, folk or Latin, providing a full snare and rich bass sound. Cajones come in various shapes, sizes and styles and during this one-day workshop you’ll get hands-on experience to discover the range of possibilities this versatile instrument can provide. Covering tones, exercises and rhythms, the workshop is suitable for kit- and hand-drummers alike. Please bring a cajon (with snare) if you have one, or contact education@stables.org if you need to borrow one (limited numbers available). Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya is a professional percussionist and award-winning tutor with more than 20 years’ experience, specialising in Cuban and Brazilian music. He runs workshops and courses for all levels of ability throughout the UK. Tea/coffee provided.

Blues Guitar Workshop – Beginners Part 1 Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Saturday 18 January OR 15 February, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £34

Adult/15+ Workshop

An information-packed day that aims to demystify music theory – perfect for beginners looking for a way into understanding music, as well as for intermediate or experienced musicians looking for a refresher or to fill gaps in their knowledge. Starting with basic terminology and theory, the workshop covers the nature of sound, how music started, pitch, scales and chords, what the key of a song is and how to find it, and what some of the more complicated ideas mean. The day will be particularly helpful to those taking their first steps in learning to play, whatever the instrument. You don’t need to bring your instrument but if you do have an acoustic guitar, please bring it along. Course leader Pete Normanton is a highly experienced musician and guitar teacher, specialising in making music accessible to non-musicians. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

Waves and Raves 1 Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Saturday 25 January, 10am-4pm Workshop fee: £36 or £67 when booked with Waves and Raves 2

Melodeon Workshop – Beginners Part 1 Adult/15 + workshop

Date: Saturday 25 January, 10am-3pm Course fee: £36 Expert melodeon player Simon Care is back with another chance to try the small but mighty squeezebox, with instruments provided so that beginners can have their first go. Drawing on traditional English dance tunes, the workshop will introduce basic technique, how to play with rhythm, and feel and how to play with other musicians. The day is ideal for anyone with an interest in English folk music, folk dance or trying a squeezebox for the first time. You don’t need to be able to read music notation, and no previous squeezebox or folk music experience is required, but a basic knowledge of music (scales, chords, time signatures) will help. Notes provided. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime. Supported by Hobgoblin Music

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Ukulele Workshop – Beginners Part 1 Adult/15+ Workshop Date: Saturday 1 February OR Saturday 1 March, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £34 Come and take part in the ukulele revival! This fun and accessible instrument is making a come back for serious musicians as well as in education. Learn the basics of playing, ukulele techniques and how to accompany songs. Ukulele tutor Sara Spade is an experienced performer, songwriter and teacher. As well as enjoying a busy performing career she regularly teaches guitar, ukulele and songwriting to all ages. Sara brings the ukulele up to date as an instrument to accompany contemporary songs, as well as keeping it rooted in a tradition of performing authentic vintage material. No previous experience necessary! You will need to bring a soprano or concert-sized ukulele. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

If you can play E7, A7 and B7, you are ready to learn the blues! In this practical workshop, blues musician Joff Watkins demystifies V-IV-Is, turnarounds, shuffles and basic bass lines, and introduces fundamental blues techniques such as finger-picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, using examples from classic blues recordings. You will need to bring a six-string acoustic guitar. Joff is an accomplished blues player who combines performing and teaching, including leading the Stables’ popular blues harmonica workshops. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

Our popular one-day introduction to music technology and recording is ideal for beginners or those who want a refresher. Join us in the Stables’ rehearsal room and control room for this hands-on studio session. Admission includes a resource pack and CD. If you play an instrument, please bring it along for the afternoon recording session. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

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Dates: Sundays 26 January, 2 & 9 February, 2 & 9 March, 10am-12.30pm + 16 March afternoon rehearsal (4pm) and evening performance Course fee: £85 (£65 students) for six sessions

Ages: 12-18

Date: Friday 21 February, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £22

Gitika’s Big Sing Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Saturday 1 March, 10am-3.30pm Workshop fee: £28 (£14 students)

Adult/15+ Workshop

Dates: Sunday 16 February AND Sunday 16 March, 10am-4pm Workshop fee: £50 (two days) We are delighted to welcome back vocal animateur Gitika Partington for our annual Big Sing event. This one-day workshop will include an exciting mix of a cappella arrangements in a variety of musical styles, and is suitable for beginners, community choirs and anyone interested in harmony singing. Gitika is a highly experienced workshop leader who has worked with all ages and abilities. John Bowman leads a fun day for young players who want to develop their listening and playing skills without the use of written music. The workshop is open to all instrumentalists aged 12 and over. You need to be familiar with basic scales and arpeggios on your instrument. Please bring a packed lunch. Bursaries are available – contact the Stables’ Learning & Participation department for details education@stables.org

The Ceilidh Experience is for anyone interested in traditional and folk music who would like the chance to play in a band and play at a ceilidh. During the sessions you’ll learn tunes and come together as small ceilidh bands, getting ready to perform at a final event for dancers and folk fans of all ages. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice with a ‘caller’ and work on a professional stage with sound equipment. Suitable for any instrument, but acoustic instruments are especially welcome. You should already be able to play tunes from memory, ideally at ‘dance speed’, and be prepared to do some tune practice between sessions.

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‘Glitch Jam’ – Creative Experimentation with Music Technology

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Glitch Jam is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their use of music technology in a live/performance setting. This could include DJs wanting to expand their performance options, band members seeking electronic sounds to add to their set or groups and individuals who want to broaden their sonic palette. A range of kit will be available to play with, based around Macbooks and iPads running Logic Pro, Ableton, NI plugins and a range of apps. You are welcome to bring your own kit/controllers and software especially if you want to develop ideas with a specific software/ controller set-up.

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Ceilidh Experience Adult/15+ Workshop

Young Players’ Introduction to Jazz Improvisation

Conga Drumming Workshop – Beginners Part 1 Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Sunday 2 March, 2.30-5.30pm Workshop fee: £20

Urban Orchestra Reflections – When Tradition meets Technology Date: Monday 17 February, 10am-4pm

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A day of discussion, reflection and practice-sharing for music leaders and practitioners who have taken part in orchestral and technology fusion projects and previous Urban Orchestra projects and CPD. This event is presented as part of the Youth Music Spotlighting practice programme. Please contact education@stables.org for more information.

This one-day workshop is for anyone new to hand-drumming or interested in finding out more about conga drumming or LatinAmerican rhythms. You’ll learn basic techniques, including palm/finger movements, hand shapes for producing open tones, bass tones and slap, as well as exercises for developing tone, independence and coordination. You’ll then move on to Brazillian and Cuban rhythms, with parts for one, two and three drums, and learn how the individual lines fit together with bell patterns and the ‘clave’ rhythm. By the end of the day you will have plenty of ideas to continue practicing as well as full notes of what has been covered. Ravin ‘Raz’ Jayasuriya is a professional percussionist and award-winning tutor with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in Cuban and Brazilian music. He runs workshops and courses for all levels of ability throughout the UK.

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Adult/15+ Workshop

Date: Saturday 8 March, 10am-4pm Workshop fee: £36 or £67 when booked with Waves and Raves 1

Introduction to Clawhammer style Banjo

Blues Guitar Workshop – Beginners Part 2

Date: Saturday 15 March, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £34

Date: Saturday 29 March, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £34

Adult/15+ Workshop

Aimed at those who have attended the Waves and Raves 1 course or who already have some experience of music technology, this follow-up course will introduce microphone technique, effects and processors, synthesis, MIDI, mixing and mastering – in short, everything you need to create great pieces of music in your own home. Admission includes a resource pack and a copy of a CD that participants will create during the session. If you play an instrument, please bring it along for the afternoon recording session. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

The clawhammer style of five-string banjo is the traditional Appalachian folk style, which is now used to play a wide range of folk tunes from around the world. Its rhythmic drive makes it fun and addictive to play. Leading banjo player and teacher Ed Hicks will take you from the beginnings of playing clawhammer banjo to being able to play your first tunes on the instrument, covering techniques such as hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides and melodic style playing. Learning will be done by ear, but tab will be provided at the end of the day. You will need your own five-string banjo. The course is suitable for players who have already begun to learn banjo and are looking to develop their technique and repertoire.

Introduction to Live Sound Engineering

Harmonica Workshop – Beginners Part 2

Date: Saturday 8 March, 10am-4pm Workshop fee: £36

Date: Saturday 22 March, 10am-3pm Workshop fee: £32

Adult/15+ Workshop

Adult/15+ Workshop

Joff Watkins returns with another workshop to help you move on with blues guitar. You will learn about 12-bar progressions, the blues scale and shuffle rhythms in more depth, through tunes by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker. You will need to bring a sixstring acoustic guitar. Previous attendance on Beginners Part 1 is recommended. Joff is an accomplished blues player who combines a performing and teaching career in both harmonica and guitar, including leading the Stables’ highly popular blues harmonica workshops. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

Spinadisc at The Stables Spinadisc is a specialist music shop in The Stables’ foyer, selling CDs, DVDs, magazines and signed memorabilia. Previously-owned collectable CDS are also bought & sold. Genres covered include rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, classical & alternative.

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Contact 07956 581519 or email spinadisc@stables.org

Profits help support the music and education programmes at The Stables

PMC generously support The Stables by supplying equipment for the Mancini Forum, Stage 2 and Recording Studio

Adult/15+ Workshop

National Youth Music Camps July/August 2014

Are you an aspiring sound engineer? Or a musician who wants to understand how to use PA and get a better sound at your gigs? This workshop offers a basic introduction to the world of live sound engineering and will cover types of microphone and placement, basic parts of a PA, how to use a mixing desk and how to use basic EQ. This course is suitable for complete beginners or for people who have gaps in their understanding of live sound. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

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Joff Watkins returns for one of our popular one-day harmonica workshops. Beginners Part 2 will consolidate the work you have already done in Beginners Part 1 on improvisation, tune-playing and chugging and move on to the fundamental blues technique of note-bending. Participants will need a 10-hole harmonica in C. Previous attendance on Beginners Part 1 is recommended. Tea/coffee provided. Snack bar open at lunchtime.

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Each summer young people aged 8 to 17 from throughout the UK and abroad come together to take part in an inspiring week-long musical experience. From orchestral playing to jazz improvisation, from harmonica sessions to steel pan performance, from music theatre production to recorder and rock bands, the National Youth Music Camps has it all.

Junior Camp (8-12 years)

The camps are suitable for all young people interested in music, regardless of playing standard and there is no minimum grade of entry. Young people take part because they love music.

Sunday 10 - Saturday 16 August Fees including all tuition, food and camping facilities: Teenage Camps £295, Junior Camp £275

For further information on how to apply and to download an application form go to www.stables.org/Learning/music_camps

Teenage Camps (13-17 years) Sunday 27 July - Saturday 2 August or Sunday 3 - Saturday 9 August

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Christmas gift ideas Can’t think what to give those special people in your life for Christmas? Look no further… the Stables has all the answers! Friends membership – benefits include priority booking and ticket discounts Stables gift vouchers - treat someone to a great night of entertainment. Vouchers for concert tickets and Café in2 are available Footpath of Fame – the perfect gift for a music lover Name a Seat – a seat in the auditorium with your chosen name on it

Your support helps us to continue providing music and music-making opportunities for children and adults alike.

For more information contact the Box Office on 01908 280800

Be in good company! When you need to make an impression, you can be sure The Stables will help you deliver the right one! Our dedicated Development Team will work closely with you to ensure your bespoke event runs as smoothly as possible. Conferences, Events & Training – Our expertise is firmly rooted in event management enabling us to stage anything from a whole-day event for a senior level conference, staff seminars, and training forums to themed and entertaining events. Corporate Hospitality – Live entertainment is still very much the heart and soul of The Stables. Its unique nature has attracted audiences and performers back, time after time. The perfect setting to entertain clients and staff alike. Sponsorship & Advertising – We offer Corporate Associate programmes, with a range of benefits for your company; Show Sponsorship and Corporate Branding opportunities.

For more information, please call 01908 280815 or email development@stables.org

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Also On Sale Now Feast of Fiddles 16 April 2014 April 2014

Spiers & Boden 9 May 2014 May

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3 Motor City Memories featuring Sounds of the Supremes

Lee Hurst

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Sandi Thom

4 Artur Pizarro plays Rachmaninov

8 Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham 8 Guy Gardner Quintet: Sound of Blue Note 10

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11 Are You Experienced – Jimi Hendrix Tribute 12 Mokoomba 12 Fred’s House 13

Joe McElderry

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16 Screaming Blue Murder 17 Ilona

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Tenors Unlimited 20 June 2014 June 7 The Northern Soul Tour 8 Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes 14 The Supersonic 70s Show 19 Bella Hardy: Thirty for 30 Tour 20 Tenors Unlimited: The Ratpack of Opera

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The Fureys

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The Searchers

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Adrian Cox Quartet

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Abba Reunion

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Nick Lowe

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Bon Jovi Experience

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18 Mercury: Tribute to Queen August 23 Hats off to Led Zeppelin 28-29 Blake

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Clare Teal

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Ultimate Bowie

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The Diamond Decades

21 Screaming Blue Murder

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The Cavern Beatles

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The Real Thing

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Counterfeit Stones

19 Holly Taymar & Chris Bilton/Boss Caine

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Yolanda Brown

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John Verity Band

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Acker Bilk

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G2 Genesis

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Curved Air

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Kieran Goss

October 23 The Songs of Patsy Cline with Sandy Kelly & George Hamilton 1V

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Richard Herring

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19 Elio Pace perform the Billy Joel Songbook

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And not forgetting... Tickets are still on sale for these great shows coming up at the Stables in November November Sat 2

Son Yambu

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Beattie Wolfe 

Sun 3 The Dylan Project Tue 5

Tristan und Isolde Sunday 17

Vive 

Thu 7 The Hot Club of Cowtown

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Alex Horne 

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Albany Down 

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Phronesis

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Peter White

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Russell Kane

Sat 16 Woburn Sands Band Sun 17 Glyndebourne Opera Company: Tristan und Isolde Sun 17

Forthcoming Concerts Bold and New

Friday 8th November 2013

7.30pm – The Venue, Walton High Conductor – Robin Browning

Classical Christmas

Soloist – Nicholas Cox

Saturday 7th December 2013

6.00pm to 7.30pm – Church of St Peter and St Paul, Newport Pagnell Conductor – John Byron

Just Beethoven 7.30pm – Milton Keynes Theatre Founder Conductor – Hilary Davan Wetton

Bernie Marsden

Tue 19 Darius Brubeck Quartet Wed 20 Glyndebourne Touring Productions: Captain Blood’s Revenge Wed 20

Urban Folk Quartet

Wed 20

Screaming Blue Murder 

Michael Law’s Piccadilly Orchestra Friday 22

Thu 21 Legend – Tribute to Bob Marley Fri 22 Michael Law’s Piccadilly Orchestra Sat 23 Andy Fairweather Low Sat 23

Martyna Wren 

Saturday 18th January 2014

Sun 24 Mon 25

Talon

Soloist – Cordelia Williams

Tue 26

Ensemble 360: Stan and Mabel

Tue 26

Ensemble 360

Wed 27

Oysterband

London Community Gospel Choir Wednesday 27

Thu 28 London Community Gospel Choir

For tickets visit:

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Fri 29

Clem Curtis

Fri 29

John Smith 

Sat 30 The Barron Knights

Milton Keynes City Orchestra Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus, West Leadenhall, Milton Keynes MK6 5LP Telephone: 01908 684116 • info@mkco.org • www.mkco.org

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Darius Brubeck Quartet Tuesday 19

Treat someone special – gift vouchers are available from the Box Office

Sat 30

Emily Maguire 

Clem Curtis Friday 29

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Tickets are sold by The Stables Theatre Ltd subject to the following terms and conditions: 1) Tickets are sold on behalf of The Stables Theatre Ltd for itself or as agent for other promoters. 2) Tickets cannot be refunded except on the cancellation or substantial alteration of the performance. The Stables may be able to resell tickets when shows are sold out and a charge of £2.80 will apply (charge waived for Stables Founders and Friends only where The Stables Theatre Ltd is the promoter). 3) The Promoter reserves the right to refuse admission to any venue if it reasonably considers such refusal to be necessary for the safety and convenience of other customers or for the proper running of the venues and events. 4) Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break or interval in the performance. 5) Smoking is not permitted in any part of a venue unless designated as a smoking area. 6) Every effort is made to present shows at suitable sound levels, however levels may vary according to artists’ requirements, over which the Promoter has no control and concerts may be loud. Refunds will not be given on a matter of personal taste or noise level experienced. 7) The Promoter presents a range of seated and standing events and cannot always guarantee uninterrupted views as the stage setup, as determined by the artist, may vary and some people may stand around you. 8) Some performances may have a support artist before the main act and the Promoter may not know this in advance. 9) Some artists may use strong language. The Promoter has no control over this. 10) Internet ticket sales are subject to booking fees and transaction charges which are levied to cover the cost of third party web/financial service providers and as such cannot be refunded. 11) By purchasing and/or using a ticket you consent for yourself and for any person using a ticket purchased by you to being photographed, filmed or recorded as an audience member when official photography, filming or audio recording is taking place. If you have difficulties with this please contact the Box Office on 01908 280800 before purchasing tickets. Please note that all other unauthorised photography, filming or audio recording is not permitted and the Promoter reserves the right to confiscate equipment used/material gained in this way and/or remove offending individuals from the show. 12) Tickets sold or offered for sale by any person or persons other than The Stables, the Promoter or their authorised agents will not be honoured. 13) Please note some shows may contain flashing lights or smoke effects. The Promoter cannot always provide / specific warnings of these in advance to customers. 14) The Stables means The Stables Theatre Ltd (company no. 3224226). Please check www.stables.org or contact the box office for full current terms and conditions of ticket purchase as they may vary. The Promoter means The Stables or the promoter of the event for which the ticket is sold, in which case The Stables acts as the agent of that promoter. The Stables is owned by Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd (Charity No 261645) which aims to engage the widest range of people with music in all its diversity. As a non profit making charitable organisation, any surplus made through the programme is re-invested in its artistic and educational projects.

Box Office: 01908 280800 email: stables@stables.org www.stables.org

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Stables brochure 51 pdf  

What's on at the Stables December 2013 - March 2014

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