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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD
A NIGHT OF BLUES AT THE BEDFORD
Doors at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:15pm
8.15pm: AMY & THE CALAMITIES
9pm: TIM DE GRAAW
10pm: ROBERT J HUNTER
8.15pm - AMY & THE CALAMITIES
Amy & The Calamities is the creation of solo artist Amy Wawn, a musician and singer-songwriter originally from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Amy’s music is inspired by the sounds of her home in Africa, as well by artists like Son house and Howlin’ Wolf, Jack White and Ray Lamontagne. Her style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar. This is accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
In 2018 Amy was invited to play on The Den Stage at The Cambridge Folk Festival which headlined artists Patti Smith and First Aid Kit that year. She released her debut EP The Suspects in February 2018 in collaboration with exquisitely talented violinist Georgina Leach, who is now a full time member of the band. Georgina was recently nominated as ‘Instrumentalist Of The Year 2018’ by the Americana Music Association. She is an accomplished artist in her own right and has performed with Seasick Steve and Ethan Johns and the Black Eyed Dogs, to mention only two.
The Suspects EP has been met with some great reviews. Indie Band Guru recently described it as an EP that “perfectly showcases a musician who has a lot to offer. With an impressive range of sound, a lyrical depth and sublime vocals, all the right boxes are ticked.”
Amy is now based in Camden Town where she performs regularly at Spiritual Bar, one of London’s more intimate and eclectic live music venues. She was invited in 2017 to be an artist on the Spiritual Records label. (www.spiritualrecords.co.uk)
“Amy has a depth that defies her age. Her intense and mesmerising guitar work is matched effortlessly with her dark and brooding vocal range” writes Rafael Pesce, Founder of Spiritual Records.
If you’d like to read more about Amy & The Calamities, please visit www.amyandthecalamities.com where you’ll find a full bio, gig schedule and blog posts about what me and the band have been up to in the last few months.
9pm - TIM DE GRAAW
Tim De Graaw known as GRAAW band is a singer, songwriter and guitarist, channeling his influences from blues-roots, rock and Americana, inspired by artists such as Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. He is currently promoting his latest release ‘Serenade’ and is working on a new project in the studio. He has traveled between the UK and The States (Nashville, LA) writing and recording both as a songwriter and session guitarist.
“Serenade is an EP that is a nod of respect to legends such as Eric Clapton, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Like those, he goes where the music takes him and creates stories with soul. A sign of a great songwriter.” – James Wilson
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10pm - ROBERT J HUNTER
Alderney born Robert J. Hunter is taking the blues scene by storm with his gruff, powerful voice and the wild thud of overdriven foot stomping blues guitar. The Robert J. Hunter Band’s unique sound echoes Rory Gallagher, The Faces, Gary Bad Company, Free and The Black Crowes.
The band are turning heads across the UK and Europe with their constant touring, perfecting their truly original blend of blues and rock n’ roll. This is a road worn, dirty blues band that have been honed to super tight perfection by sheer hard work and volume of shows.
Previous releases, ‘Hurricane’, ‘Suitcase Blues’ and ‘Good People’ have received rave reviews worldwide. The band have achieved success reaching number one in the iTunes Blues Chart on several occasions and have earned national radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, Planet Rock and global independent radio play.
The Robert J Hunter Band have supported the likes of Wilko Johnson, The Animals, the Kris Barras Band and Sari Schorr to name a few. They have recently been finalists in the UK Blues Challenge and The International Songwriting Competition (ISC).
“An incredibly exciting act on the blues scene, you’re going to really love them” – Whispering Bob Harris, Radio 2
”Incredible strength in the diversity of his song writing coupled with sheer hard work and volume of shows make The Robert J Hunter band one to watch – miss them at your peril.” – Blues in Britain
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