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 a unique evening of great live music:
We are thrilled to be celebrating the Mayor Of London’s exciting initiative for highlighting new and emerging music and grass roots venues #SoundsLikeLondon with the first of 4 nights of very special performances that also support the MVT FightBack Campaign
In 2010, the band’s debut single, “Kandi”, secured a 6-week No. 1 spot on the AAA charts and received the Song of the Year 2010 AAA Music Award. This opened doors to perform on such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and multiple appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, who even called the band back for Ellen’s special birthday show in January 2011.
After signing to U.S. label Shangri-La Records, the band loaded into a van and drove across all 50 states to tour, collecting new fans in each city they played. They appeared at Coachella and Mile High Festival, and supported the likes of Tricky, Faithless, Tori Amos, Gomez and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
8.30pm – HOPE
When young London-based singer/songwriter Hope sings her songs, you hear a wealth of life experience far beyond her years.
Accumulating over 5 million hits and 30k subscribers on her Youtube channel, Hope’s voice is heard by people all over the world and her songs pull on your heart strings. Her acoustic cover of Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ was used for the 2016 Dog’s Trust #SpecialSomeone ad campaign, aired on prime time ITV throughout the year. She has release 2 highly successful acoustic EPs in both 2014 & 15, ‘Optimist EP’ reaching #8 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts.
“The next Adele?” – Mike Naylor (BBC Three Counties Radio)
“She’s unbelievable” – Roberto Perrone (BBC Three Counties Radio)
Singing solo and accompanying herself on piano; Hope delivers a hugely compelling performance with her exceptional songwriting alone. Having played the top of the Gherkin, The Bedford, The Horn and popular UK festivals including Party 4 Patrick, Berkofest, Balstock and Wilkestock.
Hope’s latest release soothes you to the soul. Recorded fully live at Jacket Records studio in Hertfordshire. The full band and string arrangement sweep you off your feet, and the weight just drops off your shoulders. If there ever was a song that instilled calm into your ears and released stress. This is it.
Hope’s latest single ‘Sanctuary’ is available now from all major digital music stores. The ‘Sanctuary Support Edition’ which includes the live string and acoustic versions of the track plus a digital support edition booklet is available exclusively at http://www.jacketrecords.com/shop
Jade Danielle Williams draws on the influences of her early exposure to classical music to inform her singing and songwriting. The expressionist colours of composers such as Debussy, along with the harmonies and tonal qualities of the Renaissance, have helped shape Jade’s own ear and her songwriting.
Jade is a contestant on this years (2108) The Voice UK and has won a place on nonother than Sir Tom Jones’ Team!
After learning to play the piano at a young age and singing classical, Welsh folk, Italian arias, and German lieder, she gained a place at the prestigious Wells Cathedral School. But she has always been drawn to all genres of Music, from The Doors to Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, through to Massive Attack, Erykah Badu, Nirvana and Modest Mouse, Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young and The Smiths. Her musical tastes are a modern synthesis of all that has surrounded her.
After Jade left Wales for school in Somerset, she headed to London to study Opera, but she discovered that she was destined to write and perform her own material. After setting up an open mic night as well as supporting and promoting original unsigned music on London’s live scene, Jade ensured that she met musicians, producers and music lovers across the capital.
Session singing and performing with other original artists inspired her in 2013 to start up her own band, Du Bellows, which has toured Europe and supported artists such as Pere Ubu, Garland Jeffreys, and the Mick Ralphs Blues Band. As well as prestigious Guitarist and Artist, John Perry (The Only Ones) guesting on their sold-out Olympic Studios Unplugged show, hosted by the legendary producer Chris Kimsey.
Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page has described Du Bellows as “by far one of the most interesting and musically adept bands I have seen recently. There is a cosmic counterpoint alive and well here”. Du Bellows have also recorded their soon to be released EP with Chris Kimsey at Eastcote Studios which is available already on Spotify.
As a session singer as well as an original artist, working with prodigious band Sharks and guesting with the upcoming band The Second Sons, Jade is always looking to collaborate with artists or add her own vocal layers to original projects.
Hers are vocals that can sear and caress from moment to moment. She’s Merthyr-born, so perhaps that’s why. From a whisper to a scream, to hear what Jade sings and how; is to at first glimpse the soul within before being enveloped by it. It’s a rare, soaring, yearning voice, replete with her classical training and all her musical loves. It’s the voice of all ages. It’s a woman’s voice. It’s the voice of today.
“You have a superstar voice. Your voice sounds like a logo – like Jennifer Hudson’s voice is a logo, like Beyonce’s voice is a logo, Kate Bush’s voice is a logo. You have that uniqueness to your voice !” – Will.i.am
“Flawless” – Jennifer Hudson
Katy Hurt is stirring up a storm in 2018, with a highly anticipated EP on the way, produced by renown musician Murray Pulver. 2017 saw Katy at over 100+ shows, impressing fans with the honest lyrical content of country and raucous vocals of southern rock. Radio 2’s Paul Sexton described her as “One of the most exciting prospects on the burgeoning country scene, a vivacious and magnetic performer…Check her out whilst you can still get to the front row”.
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