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
Hailing from Liphook, Hampshire, EMMAY are a sibling trio consisting of Aimée Mackenzie on electro-acoustic guitars, keyboards and lead vocals, Freya Mackenzie on acoustic violin, electro-acoustic ukulele and harmonies and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon.
The trio have supported Nizlopi, Show of Hands, Sean Lakeman/Kathryn Roberts, Blair Dunlop, Luke Jackson, Miranda Sykes/Rex Preston, Sheelanagig, Phillip Henry/Hannah Martin, Josienne Clarke/Ben Walker, Dave McPherson and Rod Picott.
Notable venues that EMMAY have performed at include Isle Of Wight Festival, Show of Hands Summer Festival (Abbotsbury), Cornbury Festival, Victorious Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wychwood Festival, Weyfest, The Bedford (Balham), The Troubadour (Earls Court), Water Rats (Camden), Wedgewood Rooms (Portsmouth)
An outstanding BBC Introducing panel review of “Lesson Learned”, one of EMMAY’s self-penned songs, resulted in an invitation to record a session for the BBC which was broadcast live right across the South of England.
“Songwriting and musicianship of the highest calibre and harmonising together as only siblings can. Just about the best young English acoustic band Ive heard” – Steve Knightley (Show of Hands)
“EMMAY an impossibly young-looking folk trio of siblings, took to the stage to deliver, an enchanting set full of nagging hooks and charming harmonies, with the likes of We Once Said, Nests and a surprising cover of Ride by 21 Pilots (complete with rapping) all impressing, making a mockery of their tender years.” – Wychwood Festival
“EMMAY are undoubtedly hugely talented folk and acoustic musicians. They performed at the Southdowns Folk Festival in Bognor Regis in September 2013 and literally brought the house down. They deservedly won the Sussex Young Folk Performers Competition and then went on later to wow the audience at the Alexandra Theatre, receiving as well fantastic praise from Steve Knightley from Show of Hands who were headlining that night. Their music is fresh, original and performed with great skill and competence – they will go a long way” – Roger Nash – Southdowns Folk Festival
“Hailing from Liphook is the vocal prowess, lyrical genius and sheer musicality of EMMAY” – Haslemere Fringe Festival
8:30pm MIDNIGHT SENSATIONS
Let the musical wonders The Midnight Sensations soothe your soul with a delightful cocktail of Rhythm and Blues, Hip-hop and Soul.
Coffeepot drive – South London Power Soul and Hard Blues band hailing from Croydon. They play power driven music with soaring vocals, solid rhytm and one hell of a guitar. They are one of the most diverse bands on the scene right now in more ways than one, the London born members coming from a mix of cultures are the ultimate London band telling the ultimate British story through a blend of soul, r&b and heavy rock. Currently a dominant force on the London circuit its big things for the band this year.
SK Shlomo, formerly known as Shlomo, is the brainchild of London-born singer-songwriter, beatboxer, producer and live looping technologist Simon Shlomo Kahn.
Born into a Middle-Eastern immigrant family, SK Shlomo first found musical success while studying Astrophysics at Leeds University, though his focus on music – which included touring as part of international hip hop group Foreign Beggars – ultimately led to him abandoning his studies.
From the age of 8, SK Shlomo began studying drums, percussion and piano. After winning a music scholarship at 9 years old, he began performing internationally in youth orchestras, writing music, drumming in his father’s jazz quartet, singing in a close-harmony group and in his teens building a following on the local band circuit.
From an early age he used vocal percussion as a way to practise and compose music, and by the age of 20 he was considered an early pioneer of modern beatboxing. SK Shlomo’s electronic sound quickly expanded on the art form’s traditional hip hop roots by adopting looping technology and drawing on his diverse influences, including trip hop, Latin and jazz, soul, reggae, art-pop, alternative rock and rave culture.
SK Shlomo first reached an international audience through his 2004 collaboration with Iceland’s Bjork and a 2005 solo performance on BBC2’s Later With Jools Holland. From 2007 onwards, as Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre alongside regular appearances at Glastonbury Festival, he collaborated with artists as diverse as Damon Albarn, Martha Wainwright, The Specials, Basement Jaxx, Newton Faulkner, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Jarvis Cocker and Lily Allen.
SK Shlomo’s fascination with technology led him to become the first World Looping Champion in 2011. Frustrated with the limitations of commercial looping equipment, he taught himself software engineering and developed an innovative customised live looping instrument called “Beast”, unveiled at a TEDx Talk in 2016.
Inspired by the freedom of this new machine, SK Shlomo has unlocked a new approach to his solo production, singing and songwriting, with two EPs planned for release in 2018 followed by his debut studio album.
“The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.” The Guardian
“Forget one-man band, this guy is a one-man music festival.” The Times
“Slick theatrics and soulful vocal gymnastics” Evening Standard
“A fascinating contrast between his extraordinary willowy, soft-edged charm and his dangerously energised performing” The Telegraph
“Scarily talented“ Metro
“Master of the fine art of beatboxing” The Independent
“The Prince of Fringe Beatboxers” Edinburgh Festival Magazine
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD