07th Nov 2023

What’s on this month at The Craufurd Arms

The Craufurd Arms is bonkers busy this November. Pulse’s Sammy Jones explores the monthly calendar... Bournemouth hard rock mob South of Salem visit the new city (Nov 1) as part of their Samhain Supernova tour, kickstarting a monstrously busy month for the venue. It’s SoS’s first headline stint, and support will come from She Burns Red. The Professionals (Nov 2) made their debut at the end of the ‘70s, formed by Paul Cook and Steve Jones following the end of the band that changed a generation, the Sex Pistols. Three years later and The Professionals were over too, and it would be 2015 before their resurrection. The band released its first new material in 2017, on an album which had key players queuing up to take part; Billy Duffy, Mick Jones, Duff McKagan and Phil Collen all left their mark on that release. A second studio album, SNAFU, followed in..

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26th Oct 2023

Damian Lewis steps onto the musical stage at The Stables

Damian Lewis is one of our best loved actors, but his current role sees him stepping out of the screen and onto the musical stage, as he realises a long held dream. He will be playing at The Stables at Wavendon on Monday 6th November. For tickets visit As he prepares to visit the new city, he talks with Pulse’s Sammy Jones about swapping acting for truthful sounds... The album, Mission Creep, was released to glowing reviews earlier this year. ‘It’s an album that is real and warm and moody,’ I say. “That’s nice, good... that is what we were hoping it would sound like,” Damian says, “I definitely wanted it to have that quite present feel – that you feel you are in the room with us. “We recorded on tape, we didn’t do it digitally, and I think a lot of those takes are actually live takes..

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22nd Sep 2023

Take That Announces 2024 Tour Stop in Milton Keynes

News has broken that Take That will be heading to our hometown, Stadium MK, on Thursday 30th May as part of their 2024 tour. "This Life on Tour" will see Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald head to Milton Keynes as they play 29 dates across 15 cities. The band will also be joined by special guest Olly Murs. Take That originally formed in 1990 and have since received huge success across the world. They became a sensation with their second album, "Everything Changes" (1993), which included hit singles like "Pray," "Relight My Fire," and "Babe." The album went on to become a chart-topper in the UK and propelled the band to international fame. The band have been dropping teasers and hints over the past week by projecting their logo onto stadiums, and fans have been speculating whether a tour was on the cards. Tickets for their 2024 tour..

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21st Aug 2023

Midsummer Place strikes a chord with new ‘Off The Record’ store

The innovative music concept store moves to a larger premise in Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, offering music lovers a wider range of pre-loved vinyl and memorabilia, all in aid of a noble cause. After a successful stint at The Point, 'Off The Record' ushered in its first patrons at the expanded location in Midsummer Place this weekend. A haven for music aficionados, the store showcases an eclectic mix of affordably priced, second-hand vinyl records, instruments, collectibles, and other music-related treasures. This relocation not only presents a refreshing new aesthetic for the store but also positions it in a prime spot, making it more accessible to the Milton Keynes music community. Beyond its retail offerings, the store's central mission remains: to raise crucial funds for Willen Hospice. Profits from sales will directly contribute to the specialised palliative care that the hospice offers to local families. With this move, the charity envisions..

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