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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD

Join us for our end-of-year SPECTULAR!

This show is FREE entry however there are a limited number of advance tickets available (at no charge) that you can sign up for which will guarantee a seat ( max 6 per table).

Now that social distancing rules have been relaxed, you can also turn up on the night without having to book in advance on a first come first served basis for extra seats and standing room.

If you can’t make it in person then the live stream can be accessed via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thebedfordpub

Doors open at 7:00pm- Full menu available

The Bedford is delighted to announce this year’s Annual Christmas Music Party will include performances from:

8:00pm TONY MOORE

8:15pm ALEXIS COREY

8:30pm DAISY CHUTE

8:45pm MERCY LEE

9:00pm VIN GOODWIN

9:30pm EARL OKIN

9:45pm iLO

10:00pm DAN B. PATRICK

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8:00pm TONY MOORE


Tony’s musical career began when he moved from his hometown of Bristol to London after answering an advert in a music magazine for an early lineup of the group, IRON MAIDEN, where he took on the role of keyboard/synth player. The band were unknown at that point and Tony worked and rehearsed with them for some time until, after playing their first live show together, he felt keyboards didn’t really work in the band and decided to leave.

After quitting Iron Maiden, Tony teamed up with Brian James (from The Damned) to form a group called Tanz Der Youth, recording one single called “I’m Sorry I’m Sorry” for Radar Records (home of Elvis Costello). Although a short-lived line-up, the band toured opening for The Stranglers, and Black Sabbath as well as being at the forefront of the New Wave movement in London where they were also championed by the legendary John Peel.

In the early 80’s, Tony formed a band as a vehicle for his singing and songwriting talents, called Radio Java. He signed to Carrerre Records and they made an album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. From that album, they scored an airplay hit in Holland at Xmas 1983 with a song called FOOL.

In the Mid 80’s Tony joined the band CUTTING CREW (“I just died in your arms tonight”). With the band, he toured the world including playing massive US shows opening for Huey Lewis, Starship, and the Bangles as well as doing many headline gigs. They were the first Western band to play to an audience allowed to dance and stand up in Taiwan, and almost caused a riot amongst the 60,000 inside as well as the tens of thousands who couldn’t get in.

After leaving Cutting Crew during the making of the second album, he went on to write, play, record, produce and tour with Marie Claire D’ubaldo (Songwriter of Falling into you for Celine Dion) and once more performs around the world supporting her great success in countries like Italy, Russia, Japan, and Latin America.

Tony was the artistic architect responsible for creating and building the critically acclaimed Kashmir Klub in 1997. The Kashmir was a unique venue in central London that was at the heart of the new singer/songwriter acoustic revolution in the UK. He hosted debut and early performances from emerging acts like Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, Lucie Silvas, Ed Harcourt and Tom Baxter as well as secret sets from Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Dave Stewart to mention a few.

In 2003 (after the Kashmir Klub closed) Tony took over booking The Bedford in Balham. Under his musical stewardship, the venue grew into an award-winning location. In 2004 it won Best Pub in the country and twice won the best pub and club award. The Bedford has staged unique performances from Pete Townshend, The Finn Brothers, Kiki Dee, Willy Mason as well as been a launchpad for the careers of acts such as James Morrison, Paolo Nutini, Amy Macdonald, James Bay and Ed Sheeran.

In 2004 Tony began a 3-year run as co-host of an overnight chat show on BBC London where he brought in many of the acts that he was championing and gave Londoners their first chance to hear artists like Imogen Heap and Paolo Nutini. At the end of 2004, Tony Moore was made the sole Inductee into the MMF (Music Managers Forum) Roll Of Honour for outstanding contribution to the British Music Industry.

For many years he produced and presented the British Acoustic Stage at the music conference MIDEM in Cannes, working directly with the UK Music Industry to establish one of the most important showcases of the year.

In the Autumn of 2006, Tony worked closely with “AEG Live” in the development of indigO2, the club in London’s O2 Arena, after which he went on to produce and host a series of highly successful monthly shows called The Bedford Bandstand that brought innovative music to new audiences.

During August 2007, Tony embarked on a unique touring concept called Acoustic Airwaves. As a newly qualified pilot, he took a small single-engine aircraft, put a PA system and music equipment in the back and flew himself to 15 different airfields around the country where he set up and played informal acoustic sets to raise money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust.

In 2008 he co-produced and presented a live TV show called ” Let’s Talk Music” on prime-time TV in Malta, which went on to be one of the most popular TV Programmes in the country. Tony was honoured with a “GOLD STAR” and his handprint in cement in the Maltese “Walk of Fame”. This became such a popular show that it was repeated 3 times during the Summer of 2008!

In July 2008 Tony was the opening act for Duran Duran as they finished their world Tour in Malta.

Tony was awarded a “GOLD BADGE” by the British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors in October of 2010, for his services to songwriters and his major contribution to the creative industry.

Tony met new singer iLO in April 2011 and began writing and touring with her. Since releasing her debut album Tony and iLO have continued working, writing songs together and have played shows around the world.

In April 2014, Tony was invited to present his own highly acclaimed weekly music show on Soho Radio in London (www.sohoradiolondon.com) which won “Best Online Radio In The World” in 2016. Presently Soho Radio has excess of a million streams a month. Tony Moore’s Musical Emporium presents an eclectic mix of new and established artists, live sessions, and interviews currently on Saturday’s from noon – 2 pm on Soho’s Culture Channel.

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 around 500,000,000 people.

During lockdown Tony took his live performance to the internet and has now done in excess of 210 online shows to date, building a community all around the globe.

October 2020 saw him launch his own signature label of Italian wine – “The Route 66 Tony Moore collection” in collaboration with the award-winning Torti winery in Lombardy and the official trademark owners of Route 66 worldwide.

On July 2nd 2021, Tony released his own unique take on the Rock And Roll Classic “Route 66” as his first single of the year.

Currently, he has just finished writing and recording a brand new album called AWAKE that, although unreleased so far, he is supporting with some highly acclaimed one-man shows in London.

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8:15pm ALEXIS COREY


Alexis Corey is a dynamic and powerful vocalist and songwriter from New York City. She currently resides in London and travels the world and country sharing her music as well as hope and awareness to others who have shared suffering from addiction and mental health issues. She has performed music professionally since early childhood, however, at a young age experienced extreme life-altering events which caused her to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with life at a very young age. This led her to a significant amount of demoralization and prevented her from truly being able to pursue her music career.
After years of battling with addiction and mental health issues, Alexis is now able to live her dream of being a traveling artist and helps inspire others to do the same. She creates music, performs regularly with her band, songwrites, and advocates for women and men who suffer from mental health issues as well as domestic violence.

What inspires her music today is the healing of her own soul and transmitting the same healing, joy and pure entertainment to other human beings. She is now in the business of creating healing through musical entertainment to transform the hearts and minds of others. The idea that we may transform and live a purposeful, meaningful, and impactful life by design, which by default impacts the lives of others, is what drives her to create and evolve. It is pure alchemy. She is able to best share this through the gift of music and songwriting which she is eternally grateful for.

She wants people to connect with their souls through her music. She wants people to know they are not alone. She desires human beings to connect to each other across all different genders, races, sexual preferences, backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and any other imaginary labels we as a collective humanity have created. The true purpose of music and healing is to foster connection and community to enable all to lead a joyous life filled with abundance and happiness.

Alexis provides an experience of the present moment that is not to be forgotten, warms your heart, and inspires you to believe in yourself and the possibilities that are limitless always within your reach!

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8:30pm DAISY CHUTE


Daisy Chute is an American-Scottish folk singer and songwriter. A banjo-wielding multi-instrumentalist, her musical roots are born out of her transatlantic heritage and she writes award-winning intelligent songs with stories, performing them with spine-tingling vocals & intricate instrumentation.
Whilst still at school Daisy signed to Universal/Decca as one quarter and the lead vocalist of multiple platinum-selling band All Angels. A mix of Celtic, American, Classical and Jazz backgrounds has since seen her feature across Film/TV/Game soundtracks ranging from The Sims 4, Tomb Raider, Shaun The Sheep the movie, 47 Ronin and Yesterday to David Attenborough documentaries (A Perfect Planet) and Radiohead albums (session vocalist on A Moon Shaped Pool).

Recent projects have garnered support from the likes of her songwriting mentor Sir Ray Davies who describes her as a ‘committed, professional and creative songwriter’ and from music journalist Paul Sexton who counts her among his ‘top music tips’.

Her original work has had features on BBC Radio London/Kent/Coventry, C4, BBC 1, 2 and 3, Sky, ITV, CNN, Bob Harris’ Under The Apple Tree series and London Live.

Daisy’s songs have been further recognised in competitions, coming first in RootsTech international songwriting competition with her song ‘Music Is There’ and in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition with her song ‘London’s on Fire’.

Previous recognition in Scotland includes Burnsong x 2, Scottish Music Centre, in the U.K. (BBC Young Composer, UKSWF, DIT, BAFTA) and in the U.S. (Nashville’s Songdoor, Tunesmith, Pulse Records, Durango).

As a dual national, Daisy performs both in the UK and US with recent tours to America (Nashville, New York, LA, Chicago) and festival appearances including Glastonbury Green Futures, Cornbury, Love Supreme, Black Deer, Edinburgh International Fringe, and Summertyne.

With the majority of the live world going online since March 2020 Daisy’s live stream concerts have been featured on Cambridge Folk Festival at Home, Glastonbury Experience, Virtually Green Note, Global Coffee Festival, Global Music Match and in 2021 official showcases for AmericanaFest UK’s Staying Connected and Folk Alliance’s Folk Unlocked.

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8:45pm MERCY LEE


Growing up in Yorkshires countryside, with a small and tight-knit group of friends, singer-songwriter Mercy Lee lived far from the glitz and glamour of London. Hailing from Howden, East Yorkshire her values and influence are taken from the place and the people she grew up with. It’s hard to believe she’s only 21 years old when you hear how her intelligent lyrics give a personal take on relationships, mental health, and the everyday difficulties people face.

Sonically, Mercy started out on an acoustic guitar, taking influence from John Martin and Bon Iver to Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac. As she matured personally so did her sound, to become grittier and more driven as she fell in love with the likes of PJ Harvey, Jeff Buckley, and Sam Fender. Early releases from Mercy are driven by big guitars and big drums, perfectly mashing together the lyrical and melodic storytelling of her earlier writing and all the modern characteristics of a timeless rock and roll record.

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9:00pm VIN GOODWIN


London-based singer-songwriter released his first single “Falling Man” in 2011 and first EP “Swim the Wild Water” in 2012 both produced by the brilliant Cam Blackwood (George Ezra, Lewis Capaldi, Jack Savoretti, London Grammar). May 2015 saw the release of his second EP “The Hunted”, produced by UK Number 1 selling singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson and James Welch of Masterlink. 2021 is the year Vin has vowed to finally release some music, (new and old) and has so far released “Little Girl” produced by Ben Parker and “Take Flight”, produced by Jimmy Sims.

For a few years, Vin has been writing a brand-new musical “A Small Life” (www.asmalllifemusical.com) for which he has written the music, lyrics, and story. Currently in development, working with co-writer Louise Rowland, he hopes to get the show onto a London stage in the next year or two.

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9:30pm EARL OKIN


Earl Okin is one of the world’s finest songwriters…. and in a variety of genres from Pop/Rock to Jazz, from Bossa Nova to Ballads…. Hugely melodic and always based on musically satisfying chord sequences. His more recent songs are often in the genre of such classic songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin etc. These are all among Earl’s heroes, though his first influence was the music of Puccini and Verdi, still major loves in Earl’s life. Earl was first signed to the same company as The Beatles, recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1967.

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9:45 pm iLO


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 ILONA 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 “ILONA 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 ILONA 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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10:00pm DAN B. PATRICK


Dan B. Patrick is an Irish Welsh singer-songwriter based in London. Dan focuses on the most salient aspects of the human experience, covering love, loss, mortality, and hope. Using his powerful voice as an effective tool for his visceral lyricism, its important to Dan that his lyrics stand up as their own body of work, separate from the music.
Dan has been playing music from a young age, playing his first gig in Belfast at 16, having been inspired by a wealth of Irish singer-songwriters such as Hozier, Damien Rice and Foy Vance. Upon moving to London for university, Dan spent the next few years earning his stripes on the London gigging circuit, meeting other artists such as Maisie Peters and Etaoin song the way. Before the pandemic, Dan played a sold-out headline show in London and has also played gigs as far afield as Austin and Los Angeles. The highlight of Dan’s young career to date was having the opportunity ti sing with one of his heroes, Foy Vance, in London in 2019.

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