LIVE AT THE BEDFORD
Doors at 7:30
Show starts at 8:00
FREE ENTRY and full menu available
Tonight is a special evening featuring a host of amazing performers
8:15pm – iLO
8:50 GEMMA-LOUISE DOYLE
9:00pm – JON ALLEN
9:45pm – LEONI JANE KENNEDY
10:00pm – TONY MOORE
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Originally from Bulgaria, but based in the UK for the past 15 years, iLO has had a life that makes her unlike many others. With a rich blend of influences to draw on, combined with her passion for music and the ability to speak 4 languages, she is truly a unique and original performer. Discovered by songwriter/producer Tony Moore (Ex- Cutting Crew/ Iron Maiden) 5 years ago, iLO has gone from performing her first ever solo gig of 1 song live to headlining festival stages and touring the UK and US, as well as reaching number 2 on the iTunes pop charts with ”Back to You” single released in May 2014.
Since beginning her musical career, iLO has already achieved an enormous amount. She’s won awards for video as well as live performance, she’s been a featured performer at SXSW (in Austin, Texas) and played shows in LA, New York, Nashville and across the US Eastern Seaboard as well as gigging through Europe and touring around the UK many times.
Along with her own headline shows, iLO has also supported Passenger, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Jamie Lawson, Newton Faulkner, Gabriella Cilmi, Hudson Taylor, The Dunwells, Jillian Jensen (US American Idol), Adam Ant, Paul Rodgers, Willy Mason, Daniel Bedingfield, jammed with Ed Sheeran and even performed at The House of Commons. In 2015 iLO was invited to play two very special shows at the American Embassy in London .“I was thrilled and honoured to do these amazing shows and be able to share my music with a little bit of the USA in London” said iLO afterwards.
She played critically acclaimed shows as part of the C2C (country2country) festival at the legendary O2 in London as well as 3 stages at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Cornbury Festival, BST Hyde Park and put out a single called LOVE’S OUT THE WINDOW, that she recorded in Nashville and was added to playlists in the States and the UK. In November of 2016 she spent time in Nashville writing with Jodi Marr (Paloma Faith and Mika), Johnny Reid, Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson) and Brent Maher ( Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers), and was invited to headline a sold-out Artist Spotlight Sunday at the iconic Bluebird Cafe. Following these successful dates iLO was invited to join the SESAC family and is now represented by them as a songwriter in the US.
iLO started 2017 with a mini residency at The Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, where the hotel described her as the best act they’d had in the venue and immediately wanted to book her back for later in the year. The Talent Buyer for the shows, Judy Alberti said “iLO is a truly passionate performer with an original and genuinely evocative voice. Her mastery of the art of songwriting is world-class….” After several months of songwriting between London and Nashville she released her latest single, ”Safety Net” in October 2017.
iLO was recently invited to write the official single for Wembley to Soweto Charity, called ”Heroes in Disguise”, released in April 2018. She embarked on a second successful US summer tour featuring headline shows in NYC’s Cutting Room and Nashville’s sold-out Bluebird Cafe.
iLO’s Fragile Heart EP is on the international BRITISH AIRWAYS playlist since October 2018.
iLO is currently working on her debut album.
Others have likened her voice to Shania Twain, Karen Carpenter, and even Sheryl Crow, but iLO also has something very special all of her own. A unique tone, a natural sense of dynamics and the ability to sing a lyric, tell a story and make people know she means it.
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International Singer Gemma Louise Doyle, is a unique recording artist and live entertainer, who inspires people across the world. Having survived five teenage years in hospitals, Gemma today, uplifts audiences, fans & followers, in London, Las Vegas, across the entire UK, in Europe, on prestigious cruises and for global events.
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Born in Winchester, but having spent most of his life in Devon, Jon knew from an early age that music was his vocation. He grew up admiring artists as wide-ranging as Tom Waits, Led Zeppelin, James Taylor and the Beatles. Allen sees himself as an artist with a truly sustainable long-term career, with no interest in selling out for a quick buck. Instead, he’s already carving out a profession in honest and genuine songwriting.
Jon attended an alternative progressive school called Sands and would be the first to admit that he spent most of his time jamming on his drumkit and teaching himself guitar, rather than attending lessons. This led to him featuring in a number of school bands, playing drums. As he puts it: “As a teenager, no one ever wanted to be the front man, because it was too embarrassing”. But on one occasion, as a joke, Jon got up and started messing around on the microphone, Jon realised that he was a natural show off. Soon after unveiling his singing ability in public, Allen traded in his computer, bought an electric guitar and 15-watt amp, and so his musical path began. When he was 16, Jon’s parents got him a four-track recorder, and there was no looking back.
He began laying down tracks and experimenting with the interaction of different instruments, exploring the multi-track recording process. Jon Attended college completing a BTEC in performing arts, and then applied and got a place at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), founded by Sir Paul McCartney, on a songwriting course. This taught Jon how to become a more self-disciplined writer.
After graduating from LIPA, Jon moved down to London, after one of his demos received a five-star review in the magazine Making Music. Management offers in London soon followed, prompting Jon to immerse himself in the live music scene and surround himself with likeminded people.
It was through spending five years in the trenches of the intensive London gig circuit that Jon met his band mates, starting with Hammond player Rich Milner, who Allen had admired at a gig at the Bedford in south London. Jon gave Rich his number and it wasn’t long before he became part of his band. Drummer Tim Bye also arrived via the recommendation of another musician at the Bedford, and after watching him jam, Jon knew he would be another great acquisition. Guitarist Pat West came from a tour that Jon had recently done with Kate Walsh. Musically, they clicked so well that it didn’t take long for him to become part of Jon’s team. Lastly, a key figure in creating the album is bass player Tristan Longworth, a childhood friend of Rich who produced “Dead Man’s Suit”, recorded in Tristan’s house in Balham.
In Jon’s own words, “my inspiration for creating ‘Dead Man’s Suit’ was simply because I love making music. For me it’s escapism and connection at the same time. Love, death and sex all feature somewhere in the album.”
Since moving to London, Allen has found himself sharing the stage with such internationally- esteemed artists as Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, KT Tunstall and Jose Gonzalez, and playing in some of the world’s top venues, such as Wembley Arena, Manchester MEN and the Zenith in Paris.
After selling more than 20,000 downloads via his website of the track “Going Home”, when it featured on a Land Rover commercial, Jon is steadily building up a strong and supportive fanbase in the UK. He’s gained extensive support from Radio 2, with “In Your Light” achieving a much-coveted A-List slot. The debut album “Dead Mans Suit” reveals a timeless collection of beautifully-crafted songs and the emergence of an important new English talent.
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LEONI JANE KENNEDY
Endorsed by Yamaha, PRS Guitars Europe, Orange Amplification and Boss Effects Pedals, 18 year old Leoni is a multi award winning singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist from the UK.
Since beginning her musical career at the age of eleven, emerging artist Leoni Jane Kennedy has already achieved an enormous amount. She’s won multiple awards for songwriting, being crowned the UK’s number one under 19’s singer songwriter when she was just 13. The ‘Rock the House’ 2014 award led to Leoni receiving sponsorship from industry giants Yamaha and Orange Amplification, as well as being personally invited to perform live in London’s House of Commons for industry executives. Leoni has also won multiple prestigious young performers awards where she outshone all competition to win best singer songwriter on all occasions. With hundreds of live gigs under her belt and her first live radio performance at the age of 13, this is only the beginning of her ‘one to watch’ career.
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9.45pm - TONY MOORE
Tony Moore is a British singer and songwriter who has had a truly eclectic career in the music business. He started his musical life as the keyboard player in an original line up of Iron Maiden. During mid 80’s his band Radio Java had a Christmas hit in Holland with a song he wrote and recorded at Abbey Road called “Fool”. In 1986 he joined the band Cutting Crew as keyboard player, who then went on to have worldwide success with the song “(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight” Through the 90’s he was co-writer/producer and musical director with an artist from Argentina called Marie Claire D’Ubaldo who had enormous success throughout Europe with the song “The Rhythm Is Magic”
At the end of the decade he founded and curated one of the most important and influential music venues for singer/songwriters in London, The Kashmir Klub. A unique space that welcomed early shows from emerging artists like Damien Rice and KT Tunstall as well as secret shows from superstars like Sheryl Crow, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and members of Fleetwood Mac.
He subsequently went on to help countless more new and emerging artists at The Bedford in south west London, where he’s given early opportunities to acts like Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini and James Bay. 2004 saw Tony inducted into the Music Managers Forum “Roll Of Honour” for his outstanding contribution to The British Music industry as well as receiving the much coveted “Gold Badge” award from BASCA for his services to songwriters and music. In Malta in 2007 he was even honoured to join other celebrities with his own GOLD “STAR” in the walk of fame alongside his hand print.
For the last few years he has written, recorded and played guitar with emerging artist iLO. On June 30th 2019 Tony performed his own composition “We Are The Light” at the closing ceremony of the European Games 2019 in Minsk, Belarus to a sold out stadium audience in front of special guest Vladamir Putin. The show was also televised live to 117 countries with an estimated audience of 500,000,000 people. Tony regularly releases new music through his own label miniMAJOR Music and continues to tour and perform all around the world.
Quotes about Tony Moore: *“Tony believed in me, gave me a stage to be seen and a platform to be heard. I loved those days – we had fun and Tony will always be a legend to me!!!!” Paolo Nutini
“Tony is a total rock of strength to anyone doubting that music is their path in life – I aspire to remain as in love and involved with it as he is.” KT Tunstall
“Tony’s passion for music is clear for anyone to see. He makes anything seem possible and has been a huge force in my career so far”. Lucie Silvas
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