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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 our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thebedfordpub

Doors open at 7:00pm – Full menu available

This evening we have live music from:



9:30pm GORRAN



Summer Banton is a 22-year-old R&B singer/ songwriter, hailing from southeast London. Leading with creativity and a passion for her craft, with the greats such as Amy Winehouse, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys remaining strong influences, Summer’s entrance onto the UK R&B scene is an exciting and refreshing one not to be slept on. Growing up in South-East London with a strong presence of Reggae influences, it was this musical environment and a family connection with legendary artist Maxi Priest that would go on to fuel a passion in Summer to become an artist herself. Sharing a love for music with her cousin (Dirtbike LB, who is one half of BRIT Award-nominated D-Block Europe), the 22-year-old stayed on her creative path and nurtured her talent, resulting in her presence becoming known in today’s music and performance scene.

Went on to be selected by BBC Introducing as their ‘Featured Artist’, attaining A list playlist status on Rinse FM and achieving support from additional prestigious radio networks and tastemaker publications (BBC Radio 1, No Signal, Clash, GRM Daily, Guap Magazine, Girls Are Awesome, The Debrief and Mixtape Madness) it continues to be an exciting time for the star. With her first release of 2021 “Don’t Make Me Feel” setting the precedence for the year and went on to culminate over 70K streams, being featured on Apple Music’s editorial playlists (UK R&B, Breaking R&B, New In R&B) and receiving radio support from 1Xtra’s DJ Target and Radio 1’s Jeremiah Asiamah, Summer Banton will be one to watch this year.

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British band, Mookie + The Bab are an all-acoustic indie-folk group, Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, layered harmonies, and the occasional bit of trumpet, captures the sound of the American Southwest, whilst remaining true to British working class roots. Some key influences include Bob Dylan, Lumineers and Fleetwood Mac; however, there are many artists, musicians and sounds that could be credited as providing inspiration, guidance and education. After writing new material over the lockdowns, Mookie + The Bab are now in the studio recording their debut EP which will be due for release Summer 2022.

Multi-instruments Abi Otway (Mandolin/Trumpet/Ukulele/guitar/vocals), Marc Otway (guitar/fiddle/mandolin/vocals), and Conor Magi (drums/percussion/vocals) are a group of musicians that have been working together on various projects over the past 7 years that have seen them play UK festivals, short tours in California , Nevada, and Austin, Texas. Formerly known as ‘Issimo’, they were joined by ‘Issimites Rose Perry (Saxophone/clarinet) Tom Sharp (Trumpet), Alex Chivers (Trumpet) Chris Bland (Keys), Elliot Roffe (Bass guitar), they released two EPs – ‘Walking On The Sky’ and ‘Coldest Queen’ and one studio album ‘The Adventures of Issimo’ all can be found online streaming platforms, music shops and Bandcamp. ‘Issimo’ brought a carnival of raucous sounds and stage shows inspired by Latin American and world music as well as reggae and ska.

In 2020 they began new songwriting adventures inspired by the Climate Emergency, Floods, Fires and Desertification, exploring organic acoustic sounds and strong vocal harmonies. Due to personal losses and other traumas that 2020 bestowed, the music is reflective, yet often hopeful.

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9:30pm GORRAN

With powerful vocals, vulnerable lyrics, and catchy melodies, UK-based singer-songwriter Gorran presents a unique blend of alternative and chill pop. Inspired by the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Lauv, and Conan Gray, he is described by TheLine of Best Fit as ‘glowing pop talent’, with a ‘vivid and authentic’ sound.

Gorran has spent the past year writing and recording new material at Eastcote Studios with renowned producer Martin Terefe and Grammy Award-winning mix engineer Dyre Gormsen. Gorran’s debut EP ‘Grown Up’ is being released on July 8th; a mix of fun, punchy pop tracks, and nostalgic ballads, with themes of coming-of-age and first love & loss.

Having amassed over 1.5 million streams and developed a powerful live show, performing at legendary venues across the UK including the iconic London Roundhouse, it’s clear that Gorran is on his way to breaking through as one of the UK’s next biggest artists.

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