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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:

8:00pm MERCY LEE


9:30pm S.O.L and CAITLIN


8:00pm MERCY LEE

Growing up in Yorkshires countryside, with a small and tight nit 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.

Find out more here!


Beth Macari’s journey has been a diverse one so far, with the Geordie soul singer already having wealth of experience under her belt before embarking on her solo career.

After spending two years on the road with “Loose Women” star Jane McDonald, Beth fronted the house band on Sky One’s celebrity panel show “Bring The Noise”, where she performed alongside Melanie C, Tinie Tempah, Anne Marie and Nicole Scherzinger. A brief stint with the Manchester Camerata orchestra on their “Motown & Northern Soul” tour followed before Beth headed back to her native Newcastle Upon Tyne to focus on her own music.

“Your voice came from the Baby Jesus!” – Nicole Scherzinger

With a love of Soul and Motown always at the forefront of her sound, Beth fuses her old school roots with the contemporary flavours of R&B, Dance and Pop to create a diverse sonic palette of sounds from every decade.
“I Promise (That I Got You)”, the lead single from her 2020 EP “I Am Everything”, broke into the US Official Soul Chart top 20 with Beth winning the US Soul Radio “President’s Choice Award” as voted by thousands of listeners.
The EP also featured the single “I Am”, mixed by long-time Andrew Lloyd Webber producer, Nigel Wright and the song lead a successful charity campaign for a North East mental health charity with the help of a star studded music video which also included home-made submissions from Beth’s fans.

“Beth Macari is surely one of the best singer/ songwriters in the North East” – Crack Magazine

Taking her original music on the road, Beth has supported the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band, Rae Morris, Davina Michelle, Hollie Cook and PP Arnold as well as sharing festival stages with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Melanie C, Jakes Shears and The Kaiser Chiefs.

In 2020, while live music ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Beth was invited to play the UK’s first socially distanced music venue, the Virgin Money Unity Arena, opening up for Les Misérables star Alfie Boe.
Beth has also been a guest on BBC stations around the UK, performing live on their Newcastle, London, Manchester, York, Bristol and Kent stations as well as various others across mainstream radio.
“Sonically powerful, beautifully poignant and highly emotive, this track is without a doubt Beth’s most ambitious to date complete with a stunning and heart rendering vocal that is more than worthy of the national media acclaim she continues to receive.” – Planet Radio

Never afraid to try new things, Beth has also flirted with the dance music scene. Collaborating with legendary DJ Kissy Sell Out on his single “Like That” and going on to release her own single “Clone” on US house label “Carrillo Music”, which racked up one million radio plays in the US alone.

Beth’s next two releases, “Boy” and “Stronger” went on to premiere on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London respectively, with Beth being invited by Gaby Roslin to perform live on BBC London several times and feature as

“Artist of the Week”.
“Beth Macari is a super star!” – Gaby Roslin

Find out more here!


9:30pm S.O.L and CAITLIN

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. Find out more here & here!