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Subject: SEFAN 2011-06-07 THE STABLES: Events JUNE - JULY 2011



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The Stables
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU

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Folk & World listings June-July 2011

TG Collective
Wednesday 8 June, 8pm
Tickets £15
Moving through flamenco, jazz, gypsy, hotclub and classical influences, the TG Collective are a spirited group of young musicians, centered around the acoustic guitars of Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater, with Percy Pursglove on double bass, cajon and trumpet, Holly Jones on flute and alto flute and Louis Robinson on violin. TGC also features percussionist Tom Chapman. The group were influenced by and perform new arrangements of works by Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt and Horace Silver, also performing self-penned compositions alongside music by longstanding Guru Bryan Lester.
“Bold, expressive playing that’s liberatingly inventive…” Songlines
For an additional £12 per person you can sample A Taste of Spain (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Please go to for menu details. Book in advance through the Box Office to reserve your table.

Los Piantados
Tuesday 21 June, 8.45pm
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Original compositions and inspired arrangements of tango classics from London's new tango ensemble, Los Piantados, They combine the vibrancy of London's contemporary music scene with the assertion of modern tango from Buenos Aires as they perform material from their debut release ChroMoTango. With Joe Morris on trumpet, Diego 'Fernandez' Rodriguez on violin, Flora Allison on cello, Elizabeth Challenger on piano and Tom Farmer on double bass

Antonio Forcione Quartet
Saturday 9 July, 8pm
Tickets £18
To lovers of acoustic guitar virtuosity, award-winning Antonio Forcione is the duke, the devil and the Pope all rolled into one.  His Quartet features the master-percussionist Adriano Adewale, cellist Jenny Adejayan and the multi-instrumentalist Nathan Thomson on double bass.  The pieces they perform are predominantly Forcione’s own compositions as well as a mixture of tunes by Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti. Theirs is an imaginative and joyful synthesis, a world-class band with spectacular technique and a uniquely powerful and exotic sound.
“A thrilling journey round the world … passion, grace and fire.” The Times

Richard Thompson
Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 July 8pm
Tickets £27.50*
Richard Thompson is a critically acclaimed, prolific songwriter, recipient of the BBC's Lifetime   Achievement Award and named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Top 20 Guitarists of All Time for his acoustic and electric virtuosity. Robert Plant, REM, Elvis Costello, Los Lobos, David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt and many others have recorded his work. Consistently extolled as a dazzling live performer, Thompson's current live tour CD Dream Attic has been nominated for a Grammy Award and he is a finalist for the 2011 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year.
"A perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist." Rolling Stone
*Fundraising Concerts in aid of Wavendon Allmusic Plan Ltd

Batucada Sound Machine
Tuesday 19 July, 8pm
Tickets £16
Batucada Sound Machine are a dynamic, highly danceable 10-piece group who have captivated audiences at festivals around the world with their breathtaking variety of tempos, timings, beats, styles and raw on-stage energy. The band’s three-piece samba/reggae percussion line-up and all star horn section intertwine Brazilian, funk, hip-hop, reggae and Pacific soul influences. The band released their debut album Rhythm And Rhyme in 2007, which featured vocals in Portuguese, Spanish and English and received favorable comparisons to Ozomatli, Manu Chao and Chico Science. These sizzling sounds will have you storming the dancefloor that will be specially created for the event!
For an additional £12 per person you can sample a taste of Latin America (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Go to for menu details. Book in advance through the Box Office to reserve your table.

Chris Jagger & Charlie Hart
Tuesday 19 July, 8.45pm
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door
Singer-guitarist Chris Jagger (brother of Mick) and multi-instrumentalist Charlie Hart appear in duo format, performing their unique blend of blues, folk, Americana, country, zydeco, cajun and western swing. In addition to their extensive and eclectic solo careers where they have collaborated with the likes of Ronnie Lane, Dave Gilmour and Dave Stewart, Chris and Charlie have recorded three albums together and appeared at many festivals, and even played for the Dalai Lama on one of his visits to UK.

Justin Townes Earle
Wednesday 20 July, 8pm
Tickets £17.50
Justin Townes Earle is an anomaly. He’s all angles and elbows and a hard stare, both welcoming and serious. He’s Nashville North, all set up in lower Manhattan now, just like his hero Woody Guthrie, with twang and charm intact. Justin won the Best New and Emerging Artist at the 2009 Americana Music Awards. His record Midnight At The Movies was named one of the best records of last year by Amazon and found a sweet spot in the hearts of fans and critics alike. He also guested on dad Steve Earle’s Grammy Award-winning Townes record.

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Thursday 21 July, 8pm
Tickets £17
Wave goodbye to choirs as you know them. This one is a macho juggernaut - zany, black-clad and show-stoppingly good - sounding as sacred as a high church choir one minute and wickedly off the wall the next.  Compellingly comic they may be, but they’re also a class act with pitch-perfect harmonies, savvy lyrics and imaginations that run riot across repertoire ranging from Georgian-style chants to a capella ballads, spiky political jabs, Cole Porter’s Every Time We say Goodbye, a hilarious spoof of Queen’s Flash and the funniest version of Abba’s Dancing Queen you’ll ever hear.
For an extra £12 per person you can sample some non-scary bush tucker (vegetarian options available) served in Café in2. Go to for menu details. Book in advance through the Box Office to reserve your table.

The Stables
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