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:
KTEE has been singing since the moment she spoke her first word and hasn’t stopped since. Countless hours of her childhood were spent in her tiny room in Maria Neustift (Austria), her home town. This is where she trained her voice on her own, relying only on her mother’s bulky red tape recorder. One pop song after another was recorded, listened to, analyzed and re-sung until she was fully satisfied with the sound. In fact, 102 recordings were collected on her treasured cassettes to the point of breaking – literally.
Heavily influenced by her parents’ desire to see her with a degree that offered “proper career prospects” KTEE studied at the University of Vienna where she continued working on her singing skills – this time without her tape recorder and not at all alone. She not only had voice coaches to help with voice training, but also roommates and neighbors to annoy with her “gugugus” and “nenenenes” in other words singing exercises. Once, her “understanding” neighbors even threatened to call the police for noise disturbance! – but she couldn’t and wouldn’t be stopped.
It wasn’t the university atmosphere, but her everlasting, internal yearning to sing that led her to move to Vienna. .
Shortly thereafter, she successfully qualified in a singing competition (The Voice), which can be viewed kind of the beginning of her career, since she got to know her present producer there.
After living abroad (Ireland), where she discovered her passtion for songwriting, the urge to really make it big in the music industry was stronger than ever before and the search for her musical identity started anew. “It took some time until I found my place in the world of music, but I never stopped following my dream and now I am more than happy to share who I am with the rest of the world.”
But who is KTEE and why should you listen to her music? KTEE is a self-confident, independent, perfectionist, energetic singer who can laugh about herself and who knows her own mind. She isn’t really a “bad girl” but she definitely is not a “goody-goody” or the so-called “sweet girl next door”. She wants her audience to have fun and “rock their lives” along with her. Her motto: “Dare to do what you love, remain true to yourself, make something of yourself and don’t take life too seriously”. All of this is reflected in her songs, presenting the audience with her outstanding message behind a powerful voice.
8.30pm BEN DLUGOKECKI
Ben Dlugokecki (pronounced- Der-loo-go-ken-ski) – is an extraordinarily talented 35 year old prolific singer/songwriter/performer based in Southampton, England. His musical influences include David Gray, Paul Simon, Coldplay, Elbow and Damian Rice.
Five of his biggest shows to date were supporting million-selling artists ‘David Gray’, ‘Snow Patrol’, ‘Corinne-Bailey Rae’, ‘The Proclaimers’ and ‘Lu Lu’ on their world tours, playing to thousands of people. In 2009 he played the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas also playing 2 shows in New York to great acclaim. In 2010, he released a 34 track double album spanning the 10 years of ‘Dlugokecki’ – celebrating the event with a tour and sell-out show in his hometown.
His original music has been used on the soundtrack of Channel 4 hit show “Ny-Lon”, he have recorded in Metropolis Studio, London and have had a twelve-day session in Ibiza and have had five tracks heavily featured in episodes of Channel 4’s “Hollyoaks”.
He has also played alongside ‘Passenger’, ‘Starsailor’, ‘British Sea Power’, ‘Badly Drawn Boy’, ‘Mouldy Peaches’, Brit-award nominees ‘Beth Rowley’ and ‘Nerina Pallot’, ‘The Webb Sisters’, ‘Ben’s Brother’ ,’Rob Vincent’, ‘Longview’, ‘Sandi Thom’ , ‘Paddy Casey’, ‘The Bluetones’, ‘Chris Difford (Squeeze)’, ‘Goodbooks’, ‘The Drifters’, ‘John Power (CAST/The La’s)’, ‘Nizlopi’, ‘Howard Jones’ and the mighty ‘Chesney Hawkes’.
9pm – HARRY MILLER BAND
The Harry Miller Band presents a tasteful ensemble of delicate guitar riffs, accompanied by soulful vocals with jazzy piano melody lines and stark, honest lyrics. The creatively flowing drums and the mellow tones of the bass make for the ideal silky backdrop. They propose a sometimes dark, sometimes cheery but always beautiful perspective into the band’s vivid psyche. Drawing influences from artists such as Tracy Chapman, John Martyn and Michael Kiwanuka, at heart of it all, there is fantastic songcraft and pure feeling.
The Harry Miller Band have been together for almost 3 years and in that time they’ve built a loyal fanbase in Guildford, London, Bristol and Bath. They have played a number of gigs at well respected venues such as Marlborough Jazz Festival, Moles, The Nest, The Louisiana, Pilton Stage at The Bath & West Show and The Boileroom. Additionally they’ve recorded sessions with BBC Radio Wiltshire, Eagle Radio and Metropolis Studios which has seen massive names such as Adele, Drake, Amy Winehouse and Ed Sheeran record there. They’ve also joined Port Erin and Syd Arthur on parts of their UK 2017 tour.
10.00pm HARRY BAKER
Born in the south of England, Harry Baker emerged in the music world after the release of his first album “Friends, Themes and Poems” at age 17, after writing and playing the guitar since the age of 10. With positive feedback from guitar legend Jeff Beck, Harry has been doing shows all over the country and being situated close to the big smoke, he’s made use of his surroundings; performing in clubs and venues around London since the age of 16. After leaving college in may, his second album Art.She.Said has taken on a new sound completely, showing off his influences from jazz, hip/hop and R&B and still with a subtle shimmer of his funk-based, bluesy roots.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD