The Stables, Jan 2019
Box office 01908 280800
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Motown Revue
Saturday 12 January, 8pm
Direct from London’s West End, this highly acclaimed show is now on the road. From Reach Out I’ll Be There, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone to Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, and, of course, Signed Sealed, Delivered, the show takes you on a journey through time, celebrating Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Supremes as well as many others who defined the soul era.
Gary Fletcher Band
Saturday 12 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Tickets: £12 in advance, £14 on the door
A founder and ever-present member of The Blues Band, Gary performs a compelling mix of originals and classic covers straddling blues, Americana and folk, playing guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. Following the success of the band’s gig at The Stables last year, tonight’s show features a full six-piece lineup which showcases the exceptional talents of Tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles, Lindisfarne) on violin and mandolin, Alan Glen (Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero) on harmonica, Andy Billups (The Hamsters) on bass, Nick Ritchie (Mud) on lead guitar and Sam Kelly (Tom Robinson, Dave Kelly Band) on drums.
Tuesday 15 January, 8pm
When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister, an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song-writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music. Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired into his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning.
Ramin Karimloo: From Now On
Wednesday 16 January, 8pm
Accompanied by his acclaimed Broadgrass Band, Ramin Karimloo returns to the UK to perform his exciting new show From Now On. Ramin’s unique style of revisiting celebrated songs from musical theatre in a sublime folk style has won him an army of fans around the world. His stage work has seen him take lead roles in Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies, Les Misérables and Chess.
Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club
Wednesday 16 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Tickets: £10 in advance, Tickets: £12 on the door
Presenting the comedy stars of tomorrow today! Compere Andrew Bird introduces rising star Micky Overman and the headliner is Alan Francis. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)
Lee Nelson: Serious Joker
Thursday 17 January, 8pm
Following his 150-date, smash-hit tour, Lee Nelson comes to The Stables for one night only! You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage for a special performance of his sensational Serious Joker stand-up show. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)
Simply reRed: Holding Back The Years
Friday 18 January, 8pm
This world-class nine-piece band recreates every slick groove and perfect melody and features the awesome talent of Dave Duckmanton as the voice of Mick Hucknall in a two-hour spectacular that includes all of Simply Red’s hits: Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Stars, If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Fairground, Something Got Me Started and many more! (Please note this show was previously advertised under the title A New Flame – it has since been rebranded but tonight’s line-up remains unchanged.)
Back to Bacharach
Saturday 19 January, 8pm
Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th century, who, together with Hal David, penned countless memorable and iconic hits. This exciting production is performed by three of the West End’s finest singers, accompanied by a 10-piece band. Songs featured in the show include Alfie, Anyone Who Had A Heart, Arthur’s Theme, Always Something There To Remind Me, Close To You, I Say A Little Prayer For You and Magic Moments.
The Local Honeys
Saturday 19 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door
From the rolling hills of the Bluegrass and the foothills of the Appalachians, Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokley are two exceptionally talented young women who will be bringing the folk music of Kentucky to these shores as they embark on a tour of England and Scotland. Their debut album Little Girls Actin’ Like Men includes both traditional and original songs and showcases the Honeys’ ability to tear into hard-driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound and tell a damn good story.
Wednesday 23 January, 8pm
Tickets: £25.00 & Balcony Standing Tickets: £21.00
This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world’s greatest bands. 2019 celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Wall, one of the best-selling albums of all time and the brand new show will feature the complete album as well as the whole range of classic Pink Floyd from the Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and much more.
James Taylor Quartet
Thursday 24 January, 8pm
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for more than 25 years, with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare groove style and boogaloo funk of the 1960s and 70s and the band is, without doubt, one of the most important British jazz-pop crossover outfits still working today.
Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Friday 25 January, 8pm
Tickets: £23.50 & £21.50
The ‘Best Big Band in the Land’ is back for 2019 and their explosive new show is better than ever! Directed by Chris Dean, this mesmerising performance is packed with all your big band favourites, featuring the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Neal Hefti, Billy May, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and many more.
Friday 25 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Tickets: £10 in advance, £12 on the door
It’s in the quiet moments sprinkled throughout his latest album, Silver and Stone, that Mike Farris reveals a previously hidden side of his singular instrument. His voice, known for its power and range, becomes a vessel for something more subtle but infinitely more rare and challenging to capture – the pure, authentic nature of returning to your roots. Musically, the album delves deep into Farris’ background with a wide range of influences, drawing as much from Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers as from Bon Scott and Steve Marriott.
Saturday 26 January, 8pm
Martyn Joseph is a unique and mind-blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters… and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge, far-reaching sound that’s energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to 200 people or 20,000, he blows the crowd away night after night. 2018 saw him honoured with a Spirit of Folk award by Folk Alliance International and he also received Fatea magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chris Bevington Organisation
Saturday 26 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Tickets: £12, includes a free album (exchange your ticket stub for this on the night)
A fantastic nine-piece blues band featuring Jim Kirkpatrick on vocals and guitar, Chris Bevington Organisation hit the blues scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album Chris Bevington & Friends. Cut & Run, the band’s latest album, is full of style and swagger, and replete with an irresistible array of different blues tones and textures.
Former lead singer with The Stylistics
Sunday 27 January, 8pm
Tickets: £25.00 & £22.50
The Stylistics have only ever had two lead vocalists in their 49-year career: Russell Thompkins Junior, who left the group in 2000 and Eban Brown, who took over from Russell and was with the band for 17 years. In this fabulous homage to the music of The Stylistics, you’ll hear all the classic hits including You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly, Wow, I’m Stone In Love With You, Rockin’ Roll Baby, You Make Me Feel Brand New, Let’s Put It All Together and Sixteen Bars.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy
Monday 28 January, 8pm
Don’t miss this fabulous celebration of the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and the instrumental rock classics of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Carl Palmer will present bold, new arrangements of the best-loved instrumental music of ELP. A multi-media experience combining music and video projection, the show promises to be among the most musically compelling tours of the year. Carl Palmer ELP Legacy is a red-hot power trio that features Palmer on drums and percussion; guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.
Supported by Roseanne Reid
Tuesday 29 January, 8pm
Hailed by The Washington Post as “one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters”, Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two Grammy wins, four CMA awards, four number one country singles and five gold albums. When Kathy entered her 50s she found find her voice changing, threatening to end her career. But she dug in with a vocal coach, re-committed to her music and emerged with the most poignant album of her career, Pretty Bird, released in Sept 2018.
Judy Collins: A Sondheim & Hits Show
Wednesday 30 January, 8pm
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines as brightly as ever.
Andrew Doyle: Friendly Fire
Wednesday 30 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Andrew Doyle is one of the UK’s foremost political satirists. Friendly Fire is his seventh solo stand-up show. He is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as “one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen.” (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This…
Thursday 31 January, 8pm
As seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show, and following a sold-out 2017 tour, Geordie comedian Carl Hutchinson is back with a brand-new show. From buying a house to having kids, Carl takes his unique adolescent approach to grown-up issues. (May contain strong language and adult material; suitable for 16+.)
Sound of the Sirens
Thursday 31 January, 8.45pm – Stage 2
Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetailed beautifully on their debut album, For All Our Sins, a beguiling acoustic pop collection replete with lyrical sensibility. They’ve already been championed by Chris Evans – who declared himself “blown away” when he heard he girls for the first time, and subsequently invited them to perform alongside U2 and Take That on TFI Friday last year. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances predicated on energy, warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.