The Bedford Live brings a selection of the finest new acts to The Globe Theatre.
Doors: 7.30 / Entry: FREE
Watch the Live Webcast – https://www.livamp.com/bedford
Tonight we have an evening of great live music from:
At age 5 Ruth Theodore was told that she would never physically be able to play guitar and following a sledging accident, aged 9, that left her unable to speak, singing and playing the guitar were unexpected career choices. Yet by the age of 14 Ruth was earning money as a singer and guitarist, playing in music bars and venues almost every night of the week. Free from knowing the names of the strings, Ruth’s guitar playing and use of unconventional techniques and unique tuning structure has bewildered guitarists ever since. Composing and arranging all of her music by ear Ruth can be heard in recent recordings applying her own unique style to Piano.
Ruth started creating her own music as a teenager, teaching herself guitar and busking on Southampton High Street. Moving to London in 2006 in search of music, Ruth slept (secretly) beneath a workbench in an artist’s workshop, which years later, she and a team of musicians transformed into a recording studio.Following the recording and release of the first of her three self-produced records through River Rat Records, Ruth moved on to a tiny narrow boat with no heating or electricity on the River Lea in East London. This has been her home for the last 10 years.
The river and the land on which she moors have been a great source of inspiration, and keen to continue creating on the water Ruth has single-handedly converted a larger boat into a studio space which has become the base for her band and other local musicians and is now home to one of the most unique and truly intimate house concert music events in London.
Her albums have received critical acclaim from the UK media, with reviews running in The Guardian & The Observer, whilst also achieving national radio play on BBC Radio3 and BBC 6 music, alongside rave reviews in music magazines Mojo, Q, fRoots and more.
When Ruth started the search for a producer to collaborate with on a fourth album she came to the attention of Todd Sickafoose who had recently produced Anais Mitchell’s widely acclaimed ‘Hadestown’. Not coincidentally Todd divides his time between production work and playing bass for American Folk legend Ani DiFranco for whom Ruth opened two solo London shows in 2012. The fruits of that collaboration, an album named “Cactacus”, is released on September 23rd in a collaboration between River Rat and Aveline Records.
09:00 PM NO COWARD SOUL
No Coward Soul is a barnstorming folk americana act with ‘the best 3 part harmonies you’ve ever heard, supporting the transatlantic tales of Alaskan Songwriter Brad Schmauss. The band are releasing a stream of new songs to great interest and are building towards a summer festival tour. This is a great act that must be heard live!
10:00 PM HORNAL
Hornal’s music betrays a lifetime of such artistic diversity that it’s hard to pin him down. He’s played on the world’s largest stages as a sideman with the likes of Jeff Lynne’s ELO and 10cc, but his talents as a lead vocalist and songwriter are equally impressive.
Many streams of influence flow through his music – flashes of classic 80’s intelli-pop that suggest Bowie, Elvis Costello and Peter Gabriel blend with the lush harmony and rich textures of The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. It is undeniably pop, but drawn from an era when pop music had a brain, a soul, and a heart.
Hornal’s debut album is due for release in early 2017 and will feature contributions from a whole host of musical friends including guests appearances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Dan Gillespie-Sells and Ciaran Jeremiah of The Feeling, and in a rare collaboration, two original members of 10cc: Graham Gouldman and Kevin Godley.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD