This week at The Stables: With Boo Hewerdine, Leveret & Miles Jupp


Tickets to see Jenny Eclair's return to The Stables on Friday night (Sept 2) are a long time sold-out, although the 'amateur soup maker and novice knitter' is still to be seen in her pants in advertising for the rescheduled show.

'Semi-bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, she puts middle age under the microscope...' in this show.

Try for returns and you might be lucky.  Otherwise pour a large glass of wine, settle back on the sofa and deal with the disappointment!

Ticket-wise there are slim pickings left for Saturday's (Sept 3) show by Abba Forever too.

Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals and top-class musicianship is promised.  Want in?

Then you need to splash your Money, Money, Money with haste!

Stage 2 will be taken by label mates Boo Hewerdine and Dan Whitehouse, who arrive in the Keynes the day after their respective albums are released.

Boo has kept fans waiting for seven years for a new long-player too, so there will be a certain excitement in the air.

Dan has relied on word of mouth to escalate his profile, and paired with passion and hard work it has worked well for him.

His new opus That's Where I Belong is brimming with observational lyrics and imagined stories, soundtracked with an Americana meets folk fall-out.

Dan has stage-shared with artists including Richard Thompson, Julian Cope and Kris Drever, and this is the first date of Boo and Dan's tour together.

Help things get off to a flying start.

Three of the finest musicians in folk collaborate in Leveret, which sees them combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

Theirs is the sum total of English tradition meeting with original settings of ancient tunes, and a whipped up roll-out of new compositions by some of today's finest folk makers.

Sounds a little bit better than good, don't you think?  They play on Sunday.

Now, what connects astronauts, regrets, the sexes, social media, hipsters, poo, rage, medicine, manners, identity and lost stuff?

You'll not guess it, so we'll tell you - the answer is comedian Miles Jupp.  He'll be standing at the microphone and trying to make sense of these and many others things on Wednesday (Sept 7).

The usual warnings about strong language and material suitable for 16+ apply...

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