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:
The Beatles have acted as the pinnacle of musical inspiration for hundreds, if not thousands of artists over the years, but Barcelona based indie-pop band, Pablo and The Appleheads, dig deep into the music of the iconic ‘Fab Four’ to create their vintage-esque style and sound.
However, whilst Pablo and The Appleheads provide listeners with a shiver of ‘Beatles’ nostalgia, their music is mixed in with modern production, akin to the likes of Oasis or Radiohead. This genius plan was cooked up by Barcelona’s very own singer/songwriter Pablo Villavecchia in 2014 with the debut album ‘Stars and Dots’; a record encapsulating an introspection of light and darkness.
Having been raised in a family of musicians, his father being the saxophonist for famed Spanish 80s band, Loquillo y los Trogloditas, and his mother being a singer, Pablo was always set a promising career in music. As a result, the influence has always been there for Pablo since he was introduced to the scene at such a young age.
At 22, Pablo recorded his first set of demos which were quickly picked up, receiving attention from a major record label, but at the time it was not right to go ahead with the deal in pursuit of focusing on his songwriting without the restrictions of the industry.
The band eventually came together after Pablo had spent a couple of years in between Boston and New York, working on his songwriting, which also led to the birth of the first album. After a few more years performing at venues including Harlem Jazz Club, City Hall, Jamboree, Canet Rock Festival and some wonderful write ups from Timeout Magazine, La Vanguardia or Addison De Witt, Pablo took some time to write the upcoming second album that displays a truer reflection of him as songwriter.
Inspired by love and finding “the record producer of our dreams” Pablo and The Appleheads are back with their new album ‘Alessandra’ (out August 31st 2017) which the band is labelling as “The Revolution of Love”.
Amy Jane Bennett is a 23 year old, English singer-songwriter currently based in London. For the last few years Amy has been gigging in and around Suffolk and London, as well as entertaining holiday makers on the sunny island of Cyprus. Her first EP ‘The Tinder Generation’, released in 2016, is available on iTunes and Spotify, and features tracks heard on BBC Introducing.
Amy’s influences include Sheryl Crow, Frank Turner, Amy Winehouse and many more. She plays an acoustic set full of originals inspired by all the things that life throws at you; love, friendship, university… the list goes on.
After signing with Primary Talent last year, Scarlet has played numerous festivals this year – Sundown, Live At Leeds, Hit The North. She also made her debut in the States playing at two venues in L.A, and had writing sessions in Nashville. She released her debut EP, Infinitely this year and has new material coming in 2018.
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 backing vocals and Ross Mackenzie on Cajon.
The trio have recently supported Nizlopi, Show of Hands, Sean Lakeman/Kathryn Roberts, Blair Dunlop, Luke Jackson, Miranda Sykes/Rex Preston, Sheelanagig, Phillip Henry/Hannah Martin and Josienne Clarke/Ben Walker.
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 I’ve 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 (Festival Director) – Southdowns Folk Festival
“Hailing from Liphook is the vocal prowess, lyrical genius and sheer musicality of EMMAY” – Haslemere Fringe Festival
Why not come and enjoy dinner with us
Tables can be booked on 0208 6828940
The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD