The Bedford Live brings a selection of the finest new acts to The Globe Theatre.
Doors: 7.30 / Entry: FREE
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Tonight we have an evening of great live music from:
8.20PM – SAMUEL JACK
Samuel Jack has announced the release of his debut EP. ‘Live From My Caravan’ will be released on June 17th. Last month saw the first teaser track from the EP ‘Making It Rain’ posted on his SoundCloud page. This week Samuel has released a 2nd track from the EP. Stream an acoustic version of ‘Let It All Out’ here:
A unique, intelligent and emotive storyteller with a rugged soulful vocal that commands the room, Samuel was raised on a diet of Blues, Motown, soul and roots music. Born in London, before moving to Johannesburg at the age of 12, he’s now settled in Dorset, writing and recording in a caravan (where he lives).
Check out his ‘Live from my Caravan’ sessions via his Facebook profile.
9PM – DAVE HANSON
“’Blind Faith’ is a warmsepia toned stroll through an idyllic park, rife in friends, singalongs and domesticated animals.” Gigwise
“Hanson, however, manages very successfully to put together a music package that fuses the tradition of the best British song writing with American West Coast music style” – Bluebird reviews
“Pretty and bluesy but not aiming to be retro; it definitely has modern day relevance” – Maverick Magazine
After touring with Mumford and Sons and Sheryl Crow as well as performing on The Tonight Show, Dave Hanson decided to leave his successful band The Dunwells to pursue his dream of making his own music. Whilst spending the last 5 years traveling across America, these moments provided Dave with inspiration to write and create his new album. He is certainly not a new artist, but this is a new direction in the music we may associate with his former band. The treble has been toned down on his guitar to leave a rather smooth sounding end product… After being told he was “so laid back he was almost horizontal” this explains Dave’s cleverly titled debut album Almost Horizontal- which not only provides us with an insight onto his experiences, but demonstrations his abilities as a new reinvented singersongwriter. His debut album is made up with eleven songs, in which he not only plays guitar, but also writes all the lyrics and takes up lead vocal duties himself. Notable tracks include 2015’s single Blind Faith, along with Midday Sun and Joanna, whilst Small Town Sinner and Make Hay offer a different twist from guitarist turned frontman’s song writing skills.
Throughout Midday Sun there is a clear bluesy rhythm and vibe. It’s completely unique how Hanson fuses the genres of blues and reggae whilst leaving a modern edge. The lyrics provide us with an insight into his time in the States, the listener almost feels like can relate to moments along the long and windy roads of a career in music. His vocals have been likened to those of John Mayer, however, with a more British twist. The indie guitarist is still in there (somewhere), but each song shows a strong influence of the blues and it comes across clearly in the delivery. Interestingly, Dave uses storytelling in his lyrics, for example throughout Por Favor Senor where the listener is left to decide themselves whether it’s true. Moreover, in Small Town Sinner Hanson expresses his (bad) experiences of Internet dating through the lyrics. Joanna has simultaneously modern feel; sonic comparisons to The Black Keys can definitely be made. With relaxed and cool vocals in the verses joined with a catchy and groovy chorusthis track will have anyone tapping along feeling like they’re the mean streets of America. Every track on the album feels like a different part of his journey, whilst he showcases his musical spectre of sound throughout. Dave Hanson’s Almost Horizontal album will be available in all the usual places on the 3rd June 2016. If you happen to find yourself in Café Nero sometime in June, checkout the live dates below and you might get to see Dave playing the album live.
10PM – BILLINGTON AND QUINN
Billington and Quinn are a duo comprised of Tom Billington and Sinead Quinn who came together over a shared love of the Country and Americana music of Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Pete Seeger, Billy Jo Sears, Neil Young and Tammy Wynette.
Individually they’ve been charting their own courses through the turbulent waters of the music scene for years. Tom trod the boards in Watford band Mohair for the best part of a decade, taking their brand of harmony soaked indie, pop, rock across the world and back. He has since released two acclaimed solo albums on his own record label. Meanwhile, Sinead wrestled the giant squid of the pop world in 2003 with no 2 hit song ‘I Can’t Break Down’ , launched by the good ship ‘Fame Academy’. Latterly, her band Sinead and The Dawnbreakers have enjoyed their rockabilly/country music gaining more exposure with performances on both Dermot O Leary’s BBC Radio 2 show and a television appearance on BBC1 Children In Need.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD