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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD
We are excited to be starting live music properly back at The Bedford!
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 out Facebook page www.facebook.com/thebedfordpub
Doors open at 7:00pm- Full menu available
This evening we have live music from:
8:30pm BEN KIDSON
9:30pm S.O.L COLLECTIVEBOOK YOUR TICKET
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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8:30pm BEN KIDSON
Born in South London to a west end dancer and a (then) 50 year old lawyer, Ben Kidson is a product of his upbringing. His songwriting, heavily influenced by the music of his parents, combines theatrical flair with the sound of 1970’s rock and roll groups. Add modern sampling, outstanding storytelling, and the occasional cynical outburst, and you’ve got a sound and an artist like no other.
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9:30pm S.O.L COLLECTIVE
S.O.L Collective is an exciting, London-based musical collective and collaboration, figure-headed by rising stars, guitarist Ollie Clark and percussionist James Larter. The group appears in many different forms and features a number of instrumentalists and singers including Stuart Zender: a founding member of Jamiroquai with whom they co-wrote and recorded their symphonic album ‘Reveries’.
Their unique mix of Brazilian, Blues and Latin American music has been described by many audiences as inspired, fresh and exciting. They have enjoyed success at the Southbank Centre, on tour in Barcelona and Ibiza, they regularly play at Laylow and are residents at Chiltern Firehouse, where they curate music every night.
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