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:
“A top talent” says Radio 2’s Bob Harris, “Sublime & Beautiful” according to Radio 2’s Janice Long
Steve Young is a globe trotting session guitarist, teacher & entertainer turned Singer/Songwriter. Early TV appearances with Lionel Richie & Peter Andre soon led to full time touring duties with world famous artists – most notably ex Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes which took Steve on trips around the world performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Brisbane QPAC, LA Roxy and many more and ending as co-writer on his last album in 2012
Since writing and releasing an EP in 2014 and crowd funded Album in 2016 Steve has performed at The London O2 – Country 2 Country Festival. Time Out London’s ‘Rising Stars of UK Country’ Multiple shows at the Edinburgh Free Fringe, recorded live for Bob Harris’ – Under The Apple Tree Sessions, opened for Carlene Carter (daughter of Johnny Cash’s wife June Carter) as well as opening sets for Broadway Star – Ramin Karimloo, UK Blues Artist – Jo Harman, Brit Award winner Tom O’Dell (Help Refugees) as well as many solo gigs around the UK
In Jan 2017 he released his 3rd single from the ‘Troubadour’ album – a remixed & remastered version of ‘In My Dreams’ which has enjoyed radio play around the world including BBC Radio 2, Radio Caroline, Chris Country Radio and 100’s of community / online stations
During Jan/Feb Steve drove over 5000 miles touring as Caffe Nero’s ‘Artist Of The Month’ playing at over 30 stores from Scotland down to Portsmouth. 2017 Festival appearances have so far included: The Cornbury Festival, Buckle & Boots Country Festival, TogFest and the Folk On The Dock Festival on Liverpool’s Albert Dock
In May 2017 another Pledge Music Target was successfully hit and ‘The Great North Road EP’ produced by Justin Johnson snd featuring some of the UK’s hottest musicians was released as a ‘white label’ in August 2017
Since starting to pursue music five years ago, Rebecca’s journey to where she is now has been somewhat eventful. The singer-songwriter played shows around London for two years before suffering a vocal injury which prevented her from performing for the following two years. The time away from music was a time of great healing and growth for Rebecca; she wrote constantly and learned more about who she was as an artist. Since recovering, Rebecca has formed a band with three session musicians; Andy, Matt, and George. These highly creative and talented young musicians have played for the likes of Emeli Sande, Rag and Bone Man, Stormzy and the Beach to name but a few. This exciting time in Rebecca’s career represents a relaunch into the music industry; Rebecca has also just recorded an EP, ‘Here in Space, which is due for release this Autumn. Rebecca’s songs are truthful, personal, and lyrical and she returns after her time away with new material, a fantastic band around her, and exciting new possibilities opening up. Rebecca and Matt, her guitarist, can’t wait to play a stripped back set at The Bedford this December.
Joe Carabine is an indie singer/songwriter from London. With a wide range of influences from pop music to blues, he strives to be a unique and fresh artist. This year he will be gigging in and around London to promote his groovy, soulful and catchy new material.
Jasmine is an upcoming rnb/soul singer/songwriter artist. Her influences include Tori Kelly, Lauryn hill, kehlani and India Arie. She started off in musical theatre as a child and veered more towards the musical side of it. By the age of 12 she had written and produced her first album. She is now gigging and working in the industry, gaining as much experience as she can and starting on her EP of originals songs.
Originally from Tulse Hill in South London, Caswell grew up surrounded by music with former punk rocker mother (now a vinyl dealer) and godfather who worked as a buyer for HMV. Armed with her first microphone at three years old, she subsequently taught herself the piano and ended up attending the prestigious BRIT School in her teens.
Her singular sound – a mix of downtempo electronic soul and pop with a tangible jazz influence – has developed into a rich interplay of music and lyrics that is owed in large part to her songwriting.
“I draw from my own personal experiences,” says Caswell. “I find that’s when I really need to write. It’s very much a form of catharsis for me and I like having created something positive like a song out of something negative that has happened. Sometimes it helps me find closure and listening back to songs is like seeing the little milestones of my life.”
Caswell’s influences range from Kate Bush, Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone to Bjork and Erykah Badu, but her music is less of an imitation and more of an homage to the spirit of these artists rather than the sound. With her cloud of blond hair and big, blue eyes as well as ethereal, yet soulful voice, Caswell makes for a captivating live performer.
“When you listen to a record, especially these days, everything’s been tweaked, second guessed and overthought to a point where sometimes the soul is lost. Although live will never sound as perfect, it’s an opportunity to properly connect to the rawness of the song and the artist.”
Whether it be collaboration with other artists and producers or her own solo work, both Caswell’s symbolic and literal voice are clear and convincing, with an emotional maturity beyond her years. This, paired with an unexpected grit and determination, mean that Caswell is an artist for the ages just now finding her time.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD