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Caffe Nero – Live At The Bedford: Chrissi Poland, Fraser Churchill, Alex Gibson, Lenny Filipova

May 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Chrissi Poland

Some might remember her from the last time she came over from New York and played a cracking Bedford gig.
I am pleased to say we have persuaded Chrissi to return to London! Enchanting vocalist and songwriter Chrissi Poland weaves together the sounds of soul, jazz and pop, creating her unique and captivating tone, compelling people to wonder how “that voice comes from that little body.” Her songwriting embodies a lyrical depth and melodic richness that draws audiences of all kinds in with ease. Born and raised in southern Massachusetts, Chrissi started out playing bars and clubs in and around Boston before moving to New York City. She quickly made a name for herself playing shows in the West Village underground scene, and within a few years began touring the world with her own work as well as with other artists.

As a multi-instrumentalist and in-demand vocalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists, jazz greats, and icons including Bette Midler, Nile Rodgers, Sting, Moby, Scissor Sisters, The Edge, Will Lee, Dave Weckl, Kylie Minogue, Elvis Costello, Pat Benatar, Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat, & Tears, Clint Black and legendary Stax “Soul Man” Sam Moore (formerly of Sam & Dave). Her most recent EP, Reckless Ones, received acclaim for its versatility and performances. 

Fraser Churchill
Fraser Churchill is an English / Canadian 24 year old recording artist and songwriter. He’s a storyteller, performer and musician, playing real music and combining classic songwriting with a modern edge. He has played a number of gigs for Caffe Nero and he is a real talent and outstanding songwriter. He is about to disappear to Nashville for a few months so catch him before he disappears!

Alex Gibson
Every so often, over the dim roar of background noise, through the clutter of sound, a single sound rises above it all. Having honed his skills busking in the streets of Sydney, Alex Gibson has such a sound, a sound that is at once sweet and sultry, and absolutely heartfelt. Inspired by artists like Paul Simon, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder, his music is extremely melodic, soulful and energetic. You can hear him every afternoon in about 560 Caffe Nero’s or you can come along on the 16th!

Lenny Filipova
A remarkable singer/songwriter with a unique voice which blends perfectly with her piano compositions. She has played a number of gigs for Caffe Nero and captivated every audience so far. See her at The Bedford whilst you can…


May 16, 2016
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm


The Bedford
0208 682 8940