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:
Katie Mitchell is an indie singer/songwriter from Reading, Berkshire. She plans to gig in and around London to promote herself this year. Taking influence from rock, pop and blues; Katie creates a haunting and engaging sound which captivates her audience.
James Perryman is a singer-songwriter from West London. He has been compared to artists such as Ryan Adams, Father John Misty & Sturgill Simpson; with a broad style, ranging from intimate acoustic songs, through to full-on foot stomping rock songs.
After playing with Australian duo Angus & Julia Stone, James started playing solo shows and soon recruited bassist Tom Quillfeldt and drummer Rob Pennel, which led to the release of his ‘Live at the Wilmington Arms’ EP.
After a break they were joined by backing vocalist Olivia Coghill to work on new material and re-work older songs, which appeared on his ‘To Whom it May Concern’ EP. James continued to write and soon released his 2nd studio EP, ‘Consumed by the View’. James has also kept busy for the last couple of years playing with West-London duo The Honey Ants.
James will release a new single, ‘Why do you only love me when I’m stoned?’ in February 2018 and a new EP ‘The Narrow Gate’ in April 2018. Both are co-produced by Honey Ants frontman, John Grimsey; broadening both his sound and the songwriting style from the previous two EPs.
Mixing his indie-folk roots with pop hooks and sparse, airy production, Canyon City is the moniker for Nashville-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Paul Johnson.
The music came from a place of necessity. After a handful of early projects and rediscovering his creative voice, Johnson set out to make music for the simple joy of it again, building a home studio and diving into the hushed tones & storytelling that would eventually become the viral breakout record, Midnight Waves. Most recently, the sophomore LP, Constellation, was released to what is now well over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners.
It’s fitting, then, that the name of Johnson’s one-man band conjures up a hidden town nestled between surrounding mountains. There, with no one else in sight, a person can feel free to be honest. Canyon City is a safe haven, in other words, and it suits Johnson both sonically and personally. NPR agrees, adding Canyon City to The Austin 100 in 2017, their popular annual list of 100 must-see acts during SXSW. “Paul Johnson’s warm, bright folk-pop songs feel like letters from a friend,” the outlet wrote.
Across releases CC offers up timeless, classic music for a modern world. It’s 21st century folk music, lightly layered with piano, keyboards, waves of ringing reverb, and the occasional percussion groove. At the heart of every song is a message, a mellow melody, and the voice of a singer/songwriter who knows how to pack a punch without breaking a sweat. Thanks to the passion of the listening community, Canyon City continues to build & grow, one minimalist song at a time.
Ramona Rose is a 22-year-old Americana artist based in Leeds. Having grown up surrounded by Folk music, her sound is sculpted by classic Roots influences and fused with a fresh modern Rock approach gained from her time on the Northern music scene. A born storyteller, she delivers a bold, compelling sound laced with bluesy grit and Rock & Roll candour.
She has previously played live sessions for BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Oxford, with her first single ‘Jealous Heart’ receiving airplay from BBC Introducing in West Yorkshire and Leeds Student Radio. In 2016, she competed for the chance to play Reading & Leeds Festivals in the Futuresound Competition, reaching the live heats at legendary Northern venue The Wardrobe.
This summer, she embarked upon her first UK tour spanning six cities, including Manchester, London, and Sheffield, concluding at Towersey Festival alongside the likes of KT Tunstall and Jon Boden of Bellowhead. Her newest single Grand Canyon is to be released on 24th November, having already been played on US/UK radio.
Shakkles were formed in London by Marek Deml and Ryan Bulbeck, both asked Charlie D to record vocals on their song that they composed together and were really pleased with the way it sounded and since then Charlie D is a part of the band. All the band members are studying at BIMM London. Charlie D is from South Africa (22), Marek Deml is from Czech Republic (22) and Ryan Bulbeck is from the UK (20).
They take inspiration from all sorts of bands for example Queen, Foo Fighters, Pretty Reckless, Queens Of Stone Age and Oasis.
Shakkles have released their first single called H and rereleased Let Go on Spotify. They will be gigging in London in January, their first gig as a band will be on the 25th of January and more gigs will be announced in the future.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD