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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD
Doing anything for American Independence Day this year? Come celebrate with us for our special American Indie-pendent’s Day concert at The Bedford!
Featuring the independent artists from the UK and US,
we’ve got Bandits On The Run all the way from New York City,
half-American Folk artists James Riley and Daisy Chute
and our Brit on the bill Cerian plus some special guests!
Songwriters Circle from 8:15
Bandits On Run 9:40
8:15-9:15 SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND
DAISY CHUTE, JAMES RILEY, CERIAN + Special Guest
Classic Songwriters Circle” a la Nashville” from 8:15 to 9:15 with
Described as “the purest voice on radio” (BBC) and selected as one of Music Republic Magazine’s “ones to watch” in 2019, London singer-songwriter, Cerian, is a multi-instrumentalist described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar, weaving together soaring melodic vocals and rich harmony with poetic lyrics. Having sung with the likes of U2, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap and Charlotte Church, she is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary dark ethereal folk-pop.
“Gorgeous… fantastic… quite sensational… I’ve described her as ‘the purest voice on radio’, and she really is… absolutely adore that.” -Justine
Greene (BBC Radio 2)
“Voice of an angel.” -Music Injection
“Cerian’s heartfelt songs take listeners away on a journey… Beautiful vocals soar over intricate harp, piano and guitar pluckings, and one cannot help but feel transported by her tales of love, loss, hope and everything else in between.” – GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL Green Radio.
Daisy Chute is a folk songstress and multi-instrumentalist and regular on the London music scene. Formerly of Decca’s platinum-selling classical group All Angels, she is excited to be working on her début album of original songs with producer and songwriter Tim Baxter (Andy Burrows, Editors, Nick Mulvey). Represented by Talentbanq and an award-winning artist, Daisy came first in the Coffee Music Project singer-songwriter competition with her song ‘London’s on Fire’ and had a successful tour of America in October. Daisy has been lucky enough to be mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies and featured as a vocalist on Radiohead’s latest album A Moon Shaped Pool. One of Paul Sexton’s ‘top music tips’, Daisy’s music has been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell (BBC Radio Kent). She is looking forward to a busy summer playing London and regional festivals including Cornbury, Love Supreme and Glastonbury.
‘Fantastic. Just wonderful’ – BBC Radio London Sunny and Shay
“Beautiful, exquisite melodies, insightful lyrics and a wealth of wonderful musicality makes Daisy an artist that is destined for great things..” – Soho Radio
Anglo-American and raised in London, James Riley followed his roots back to Nashville in 2015 for a short trip – which ended up becoming a 2-year odyssey. Whilst in Tennessee he met Grammy-winning producer Matthew Odmark, and recorded his debut album “Transatlantica”.
Since returning to the UK, James has been building towards his the release of his new record, putting out teaser singles, creating cinematic music videos, and through a slew of live shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Wilderness, Shrewsbury Folk & Maverick, slow-burning his way towards national notoriety– and heads have indeed begun turning. The past 18 months have seen James nominated for no fewer than 4 awards – as well as yielding national TV and radio coverage, and international tours on both sides of the Atlantic.
Kev Jones, Bear’s Den/Communion
Ear To The Ground Music
“Awesome… like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions”
9:40 BANDITS ON THE RUN
Brooklyn based whimsical/criminal outfit Bandits On The Run is a refreshing millennial answer to the good old tunes of days of yore. Forged in the acoustics of NYC subway stations, the group’s signature 3 part harmonic voice stands at the center of the equation. They are known for their high energy and rousing theatricality in their live shows, their unique sound veering from shades of Motown to brit-pop to punk-rock to good old fashioned indie-folk sincerity on a dime. The bandits have also gained notoriety for bringing various non-music shenanigans to their performances, including but not limited to shadow puppet shows, costumed characters, and party favors.
Since their inception, they’ve brought their particular brand of live performance, charisma, and robust harmonic inventiveness from many a subway stop and street corner to a slew of notable NYC institutions including ROUGH TRADE, MERCURY LOUNGE, and CITY WINERY. 2017 saw the release of the Bandits’ debut album The Criminal Record, crafted under the guidance of producer William Garrett, to much much indie-NYC critical acclaim, including an Album of The Year feature by Sinister Girlz Radio. 2018 saw them touring Europe after winning the NYC Coffee Music Project with their new song “Love in the Underground”. Their 2019 Tiny Desk Contest entry of the song gained the attention of NPR music, earning a “Top Shelf of the Tiny Desk” feature. The Bandits are currently working on a live EP to be released in the summer of 2019.