The Scene Column: Okilly Dokilly Neighboureeno

Vicki McCarthy previews a Ned Flandersthemed band and two more gigs in October…

October is here! A month that’s often adored and loathed in equal measures.

October brings colourful autumn leaves, comfort food and Halloween celebrations… hurrah! Yet the clocks go back, the central heating is switched on and holiday memories start to fade… booooo!

Ah well, there’s plenty going on at our fine local venues to keep us entertained, and this month I’ve picked three of the more unique music events to share with you.

Raver Tots Halloween Party, at Unit Nine on 19 October, 15:30 – £10.00 / £12.00 (adv)

Raver Tots is returning to Milton Keynes with its signature family rave event. This time hosting a Halloween party, with tons of multi-sensory fun, suitable for all ages.

With Raver Tots’ mantra of “throw shapes, not toys” set firmly in the minds of headline DJ Vinylgroover and MC Chalkie White, they’ll show potential ravers that kids and grown-ups can all hit the dance floor and let off some steam together.

Tickets are in advance only and will not be available on the door, so be quick!

Adele Show, Dinner and Adult Comedy Night, 26 October, 19:15, Abbey Hill Golf Club £29.00 (adv)

This month also sees Davina Sparkles Events put on a different kind of show. Professional cabaret and drag artist Davina invites her friends Gabriella and Geoff to MK, to bring you a tribute to Adele, a naughty drag act and a rather ‘blue’ comedy set.

Davina has been appearing on stages around the globe for 20 years and probably has pairs of tights older than you! More recently, she’s been putting on cabaret nights in the UK and is also a regular visitor here, hosting popular events around Milton Keynes.

So, leave your inhibitions at home and work out your chuckle-muscles after some sweet song at Abbey Hill, where not only will you be entertained, but you’ll also be served a delicious two-course meal, with coffees. Which sounds like a steal at less than thirty quid!

Okilly Dokilly, at The Craufurd Arms, 30 October, 19:30 – £12.00 (adv)

Named after a famous catchphrase by a character from The Simpsons, Okilly Dokilly is quite possibly one of the most inventive and unusual bands to form over the last few years.

Not only did the five-piece dedicate its name to Ned Flanders’ favourite affirmation, but the band members also dress in the same manner as Springfield’s friendliest ‘neighboureeno’, with each of them sporting Ned’s trademark green jumper, moustache and glasses combo onstage!

Playing a sub-genre of metal that they refer to as ‘Nedal’, Okilly Dokilly will be back in the UK and at the Craufurd Arms this month, playing tracks from the last two album releases, supported on the night by Notts metal outfit, Red Rum.

Don’t ‘diddly-iddly’ miss out on this gig!

So yep, October is here and Christmas is peeping around the corner, so why not give yourself an early gift and treat yourself to a night out supporting local music?

This feature was published in the October 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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