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:
Crafting an intimate, ethereal sound, inviting you into their private world, Paper Hawk is an alt-folk duo currently based in Brighton, who combine intricate guitar driven melodies with hushed tones and raw confessional lyrics. Although new to the scene, Paper Hawk have swiftly left their mark playing across the country with sets at Glastonbury, 2000 Trees, YNOT and the Alternative Escape Festival. A collaboration of two songwriters, Rebecca Brandler and Scott Booth, the project began after the two met a few months after both moving to Brighton to study. Rebecca heard Scott playing a cover of ‘Ocean’ by John Butler and instant musical sparks were ignited and she knew she wanted to write music together. The bond was then nurtured in a cold basement flat with muted rehearsals to avoid complaints from the neighbours but has proven to pay off, being nourished into a harrowingly beautiful debut EP “The Tide” with layers that muster unique
strength, blanketed with velvet vocals.
Uncompromising, honest and raw. This is how the catchy music of guitarist and songwriter Jesper Ejrup is being described.
And there is no lack of tallent in his brilliant guitar and songwriter universe. He´s playing rhythm’n’blues lubricated with an edgy twist of rough rock.
The stage is set for songs about life’s ups and downs, drunkenness, sorrow and most of all unhappy love without much dark melancholy. The energetic and upbeat compositions are presented explosive and untamed in a catchy pop-universe with a strong, rocking vocals and inspirations from such different music genres like Motown, blues and funk.
Jesper har been working on a new album and will be playing some new songs, too
Jesper Ejrup is a unique guitarist and songwriter who started his musical career already as a 9-year-old. He is an extremely popular live-musician and has already earned a strong reputation in Malta and London’s songwriter environment. Among other things, in-sites for songwriters “The Bedford” and “The Regal Room” in London. And Jesper shall soon be out on his biggest European tour so far. No less than 30 concerts in 6 countries are already scheduled
Renowned for her signature retro pop sounds and a voice thatat once commands attention with fierce ballads and oozes softness with restrained whispers, ILUKA stands strong as one of Australia’s home-grown revolutionaries. Wearing her heart on her sleeve and owning collective defiance like a badge of honour is her forte.
Releasing her debut EP ‘Paper Doll’ in 2013, ILUKA introduced herself as an artist worth remembering, and backed this up with the wildly successful Blue My Soul, released early last year. Shimmering with dynamic authenticity and influenced by her nomadic travels, Blue My Soul saw huge momentum. The EP’s first single, ‘Blue Jean Baby’ was a force to be reckoned with, debuting on triple j’s Home and Hosed, added to rotation on Double J and ABC Local Radio, and owning a spot on Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ playlist in both Australia and Germany.
Taking the recorded magic of ‘Blue My Soul’ to the live stage for a stellar headlining East Coast tour, the Sydney artist also played shows with the likes of Alex Lahey, Dan Sultan, Mama Kin Spender and supported local legends Killing Heidi on their national tour. The festival world was also graced by her enigmatic flare with jaunts across Australia for performances at Caloundra Music Festival, sideshow exclusives with Trevor Hall (US) for Bluesfest and a trip across the seas, performing at both Fete de la Musique and Fete de la Ville in New Caledonia.
Refusing to slow down and suppress her desire to ‘give a damn’, ILUKA became a voice for some of 2017’s most important social movements. Guest performing at Vivid Sydney’s event for Women in Music, ILUKA also became an ambassador for the Women’s March Sydney. Furthering her influential, outspoken artistry, 2017 also saw an exclusive collaboration with Wrangler for her single ‘Blue Jean Baby’.
Fast-forward to 2018 and ILUKA is ready to kick off another year of interminable success. Her latest offering, ‘Sympathy’, is a nod to recent outcries within society and a gentle push for today’s generation to wake up, take a stand and raise their voices. She draws musical influence from Motown’s rhythmic grooves, while maintaining her intrinsic retro pop vibes, swirling synths and lyrical potency.
The new EP Ritual focuses on the here and now, with each song paying homage to her great loves and burning visions of an old soul desperately present. It’s her most honest body of work to date – portraying empowerment, liberation and the desire to fight for something bigger, something more. With live shows in the works and the release of Ritual in April 2018, ILUKA is both an artist of conviction and determination. And she’s only just getting started.
Influenced by Anne-Marie and Sinead Harnett, ambient pop artist Frannie B has not only received praise from both these artists, but also featured on Capital FM London and had air play on BBC Introducing in Oxford, her home town. Young and captivating, her moody synths and electronic drums compliment her smooth and clear vocals.
She has played in venues such as Westfield, Shepherds Bush and local festivals as well as working with established artists like Supergrass, providing backing vocals.
Following her debut pop EP, written and produced in Soho, London, she is finishing her second EP with more R&B influence.
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD