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:
EARLY SET _ SPECIAL PEFORMANCE AT 8.00pm
Julia began singing in choirs as a child, and started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of 15. Growing up listening to her dad’s old record collections from the 60s and 70s opened up a whole new world of music. She draws inspiration from artists like Neil Young, Nina Simone, and Joni Mitchell. With her timeless and unique voice, she has combined old and new influences to create her modern west coast sound. She is currently in the process of recording her debut album in Stockholm.
Singer/songwriter Lia White from Nottingham has been writing and performing music since the age of 14 shortly after she picked up the guitar and taught herself how to play. Described by Will.I.am as a cross between Lauryn Hill and Rihanna, she reached the Live Knockouts of the Voice UK 2017. Her sound ranges from sweet acoustic melodies to soulful R&B. Her journey so far has seen her regularly gigging at numerous Nottingham venues and also around the country at various events including the BFI in London.
Her recently released collaboration ‘maybe’ with producer Ken Samson has received BBC introducing airplay and a great online reception and at 18yrs old she will release her debut EP in 2018
With song, harmony, melody and rhythm being the main focus of Aquilina, it’s very difficult not to focus on anything else. Started by Joseph Aquilina (vocals & guitar) met double bass player Paul Baker outside the Royal College and organised a jam. Collaborating with various musicians since forming in 2000, the core members consist of Joseph, Paul and Joseph’s old friend from his anarchic teens Chilean drummer Lenin Alegria. Their sound has been described as an ethereal amalgam of Davey Grayham, Jane’s Addiction, Soundgarden, Nick Drake, Pearl Jam and Radio Head, that drifts through the grooves, harmonies and melodies spanning the world local and afar; with accolades from artists that include Natasha Atlas, Nigel Kennedy, Chicane and Zoe Rahman.
Sam Brothers is a 23 year old singer-songwriter and performer, based in Canterbury, in the South of England. Although he is rooted in the raw traditions of the travelling Troubadour – he reflects the ever-changing world we live in through the wide eyes of his generation. With the face of an innocent, the voice of a fallen angel and with a deep knowledge far beyond his years, he offers a genuine and meaningful alternative to the pre-packaged, over-processed, trivia-twittering wannabees that dominate the airwaves and flood our screens, daily reducing music to fast food in a world screaming out for home cooking.
Sam is a massive talent – a remarkable guitarist and unique song-writer, blessed with an astonishing voice that recalls the gentle sensitivity of Nick Drake, but underscored by the screaming power and swooping range of Jeff Buckley……. And with something more, an honesty and intensity that is purely Sam Brothers. His songs reflect the truths that his single-minded lifestyle and tough choices have delivered. Rooted in the raw passion of the early protest singers and touching on the beauty of the first wave of folksters – Sam’s songs are invested with echoes of Dylan, Buckley, Drake, Van Zandt, and all the stops along the long, old, lonely road that those illustrious names illuminate.
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
‘Folk Fusion’ is probably the closest you will get in trying to define the sound of Berkshire 5 piece All Things Considered.
Led by vocalist Emma Baldwin – whose haunting tones have been likened to Natalie Merchant among others, the band comprise driving fiddle player Gethin Webster, intricate acoustic guitarist Adrian Holden, soaring cello from Andrew Richardson and the groove based, almost tribal percussion of Phil Daniels. Their bold sound and wide musical influences make them both a distinctive, yet very accessible act – with their music reaching a diverse audience.
Having formed from the ashes of a number of acts in early 2008, the last decade has seen the band record and self promote 2 studio albums and an EP, tour all over the country and have their music played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, multiple regional BBC folk and acoustic shows and radio shows and podcasts in the USA.
instagram – @johnsonjaymusic
Johnson Jay is an Australian born singer/songwriter and guitarist. He has collaborated with many high calibre artists, producers and musicians including Imelda May, Tony Visconti, Bob Geldof, Stuart Copeland, Kenney Jones and Mollie Marriott. He was also the guitarist for the London premiere of David Bowie’s final masterpiece ‘Lazarus.’
His music is a mixture of Rock, Pop, Folk and Americana. His influences included The Beatles, Queen, Bob Dylan, Jeff Buckley, Sting, John Mayer, Keith Urban and Jeff Lang to name a few.
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