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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD
Doors at 7:30
Show starts at 8:30
FREE ENTRY and full menu available
Tonight we have 5 fantastic original artists performing live in the Club Room
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James had his first national break on BBC’s Fame Academy. He then represented the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest in 2004. His debut single, ‘Hold on to Our Love’ reached number 13 in the UK singles chart and was followed by another Top 20 hit four years later. He is currently recording an album of new material which includes the song “Landlocked”, a collaboration with Sir Tim Rice that was official Poppy Appeal single.
Theatre includes: Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK tour). The “Piano Man” in the Billy Joel musical Movin’ Out on Broadway, West End and North American tour. The “American” in the UK, European and Canadian tour of the musical “Chess”. “Paul McCartney” in “Let it Be” on Broadway, UK tour and in the West End.
Other work includes: James has had the honour of performing in front of Her Majesty The Queen three times. Twice at the Royal Albert Hall for The Festival of Remembrance, in recognition of him entertaining the British Armed Forces worldwide for nearly two decades and more recently at Windsor Castle to Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday. James has just received the Civilian Service Medal for his work in Afghanistan.
James performed at the “A Life In Song/ Tim Rice” concert at The Royal Festival Hall and has spent the past three years headlining in his own show, “My Life, the Music of Billy Joel” on Crystal Cruises.
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James has just released a new track called “Nightfall” which is available on all digital platforms
British artist Cameron Hayes is not your average pop singer/ songwriter. At only 21, but with the ferocity and confidence of someone twice her age, she expertly crafts genre-crossing, dark and brooding music that exists entirely on a plane of its own.
Classically trained and an alumni of the prestigious London Academy of Contemporary Music, Cameron isn’t defined by one particular sound or movement. She creates her own idea of cool, describing herself as alternative electronic pop with an ‘aggressive depressive’ undertone, focusing on poignant lyrics and soul-stirring melodic ideas.
“My art is a mix of everything I love about music,” she says, “my aim is always to create music with depth and character – I want my songs to tell stories; I want you to be able to shut your eyes, listen to the lyrics and watch the song unfold in your head.”
Citing artists like Banks, St. Vincent, Foals, Radiohead and Sam Fender as influences, while also inspired by artists such as Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Florence Welch, her varied and eclectic taste mixed with her classical background can be heard throughout her music.
Her first release, a dark and haunting debut titled ‘Chemical Love’, was unveiled in 2019 as a taster of the evocative pop anthems to come from the singer, and now armed with a clutch of bold and unruly new songs, Cameron is ready for 2020.
“I’m working on songs that have a bit of a kick to them, a bit of grit which really excites me, as well as some songs that are just beauties. I never want people to know what’s coming next – my music will forever change as I do, which is what keeps it all so fresh and exciting.”
Ever evolving and developing her sound, Cameron also leant her talents to drum and bass producer/ DJ Dimension for the massive collaborative single ‘Devotion’ in early 2019. Premiered on BBC Radio 1, the track has to date almost 3.5 million Spotify streams and over 750k YouTube plays, highlighting her versatility as an artist.
With writing and performing always having been a passion, Cameron has been working on perfecting her new live set up in and around London throughout 2019. Incorporating guitar, keys and loops, she’s debuted at prestigious venues such as Notting Hill Arts Club, with much more on the horizon still to come.
Storming into 2020, Cameron Hayes is at the beginning of a thrilling career. A bold young voice to be heard and a veritable force to be reckoned with, hers is a name you’ll be hearing more about!
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Coupling rich imagery with lush, complex lyrical narratives, Someya has conquered the art of purposeful Pop. Through her adoration of nuanced romances and luxurious, laconic melodies, Someya theatrically explores the delicate balance between catharsis and mystery. Someya’s forever Young authenticity manages to evoke a rare sense of refined vulnerability, without saying too much. The Silicon Valley native began honing her craft while attending programs at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. A multi-instrumentalist, Someya employs her mastery of guitar and piano to fuse organic orchestral instrumentation with Melodramatic, synth-heavy swells.
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Lucy Shaw is a 22 year old folk singer songwriter and guitarist from Birmingham. She has already accumulated a wealth of experience in the music industry, including performing at festivals such as: BBC CarFest North and South (2017, 2019), HowTheLightGetsIn Festival 2019, Statfold Barn Festival 2019, Lunar Festival 2018, Gilwell 24 Festival 2019, Worcester Music Festival 2018 and more. Lucy also performed at The Great British Folk Festival in November 2019. Lucy has headlined her own shows, performed around the country and been a support act for established artists on their European and Nationwide tours including Mahalia, Declan J Donovan, Lucy May Walker, Jerry Williams and Ben Ottewell. In March 2019 Lucy will be touring with Sam Ostler across the UK. She seeks to take her audience on a story telling journey through her acoustic folk-Americana style. In December 2019, Lucy was signed by Next Gen Talent Management. In January 2020 Lucy was BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester’s featured artist. This summer, so far Lucy has been booked to play Bournemouth 7s Festival, HowTheLightGetsIn 2020, Lechlade Festival and Upton Jazz Fringe Festival.
Lucy has released four singles on Spotify and is set to release two more over the next six months. These tracks have received national radio play from stations such as BBC Introducing West Midlands, BBC Introducing Hereford and Worcester, Touch FM Radio, Switch Radio, Brum Radio, Island Radio and many more.
Lucy was a winner of GT’s Records ‘Young Entertainer of the Year’ (2015), finished in 6th place out of 96 entries in the national ‘Stripped Back’ singer-songwriter competition (2016), and finished in 4th place out of 100 entrants in the national ‘Search for a Star’ competition (2018). Lucy has been likened to artists such as Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift, Lucy Spraggan and Kate Nash.
“I think she has a wonderful voice…a very unique voice…it’s kinda just a cool voice…Lucy’s style is cool, it’s edgy, it’s quirky, it’s different, it stands out” Liam Clarke – Touch FM.
“She has a real Lily Allen vibe…..charming but no nonsense lyrics” Alex Noble – BBC Introducing.
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Alex Mallardo got his start online posting cover videos on his YouTube channel. Since then he has released original music influenced by Pop, R&B and Alternative genres, taking inspiration from artists such as Lana Del Rey, Khalid and Amy Winehouse. When performing live, Alex keeps it stripped down with just his voice and a guitar as his instruments.
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