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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 our Facebook page www.facebook.com/thebedfordpub

Doors open at 7:00pm – Full menu available

This evening we have live music from:

8:00pm CHRIS MURPHY

8:30pm DREW YOUNG

9:30pm MARIANNA & THE NATION

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8:00pm CHRIS MURPHY


New York City-born and now Los Angeles-based songwriter and violinist Chris Murphy has released an abundance of solo albums over his twenty-plus-year career and there’s no dip in quality yet. Murphy long ago aligned himself with the country-rock school of popular music, but it barely begins to explicate his inclinations. Arch-traditional folk, jazzy strains, and blues find their way into his songs often and to excellent effect. The fourteen songs on his latest release Surface to Air embody that varied style – instrumentals and lyric songs sit comfortably side by side and Murphy can just as easily handle a lightly humorous country jaunt as he can a lyrically involved folk song or a boisterous instrumental. Chris Murphy’s talent and his latest work isn’t ever just one thing. This is music with many beating hearts and their pulse is loud throughout the work.

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8:30pm DREW YOUNG


The Drew Young Band has been around in one form or another for the better part of 2 decades. Drew has been criss-crossing the globe soaking up stories and experiences and translating the human experience into songs of longing, love, loss, and learning. The music of Drew is a wholly original experience; some have called him the Americana Crooner, a moniker that fits him well. Drew has remained active over the years and has written songs and helmed the producer’s chair for other artists. Drew is co/writing with some of the top writers across the globe and is constantly writing and recording. Most recently, an epic recording session in Nashville with some of the top session players in Music City resulted in a whopping 50 completed songs! Drew has been releasing singles and has wracked up over 700k+ aggregate streams. Drew is no stranger to the stage and road with some of the highlights being the Maverick Festival in the UK, Live at Heart in Sweden, The Long Road in Birmingham, UK along with shows in New Orleans, Mississippi, Atlanta, and New York. Refreshingly honest, defiantly original, and always Mercurial and Insightful, Drew’s music is sure to connect and resonate.

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9:30pm MARIANNA & THE NATION


“There is something undeniable about Marianna Zappi and it is her powerhouse voice.  And it’s worth listening to. Her voice is so powerful that it seems almost to exist outside her body, an entity in and of itself as if the breath she draws before her first note is a blissful union that marries the two. When Marianna sings, everything else in the world seems to make a bit more sense”.

Marianna started singing at a very young age in her country, Italy, where she studied in one of the best and most recognised vocal coaching schools in the country followed in her learning, by vocal coach and music teacher Lorena Scaccia.

Her voice is warm, deep, and agile to reach some great heights, not only with her range but also with her spirit. Her music is fresh and authentic like a cold winter morning breeze walking through the streets of Bedford–Stuyvesant, but the heart-full sounds of deep down Mississippi.

As a singer, she took part in some of the most prestigious shows and music contests, and TV programs as a young talent and had the pleasure to work with some of the greatest names in the history of Italian music such as Nora Orlandi (composer of the Kill Bill 2 soundtrack) opening for Giorgia and many others.

She was called to be a part of the Jubilee in 2000 in Rome and had the opportunity to perform for John Paul II in front of a crowd of 2million people. Experience that she would repeat in 2007 for the European youth day, singing for 700.000 and Pope Benedict XVI. She then spent 3 and half years on a tour with an American Gospel choir that took her around the world and Europe, before moving permanently to London where she furthered her music career working with the likes of Dick Hallighan (Blood, Sweat & Tears), writing with songwriter Mike Japp ( the Kiss), and also collaborated on several projects with Sound engineer Rory Madden, “We Will Rock You” Executive Producer Phil McIntyre, Cj Ranger.

Following the release of her first ep – The Time Is Now – Marianna won several awards (Best Acoustic Act – Best Female Solo artist Unsigned Hype act 2013- 2014 )and was nominated for MTV Brand New Artist 2014, and “Hard rock rising – the global battle of the band”.
She has taken part in the Jazz Cafe Competition “Who’s Got the Hits” and she won the 1st Edition” and this led to her taking part in the Xfactor Uk – 2016.

Marianna is also a prolific songwriter and has collaborated through the years with many international artists in this capacity. She is a vocal coach and a music leader delivering training and facilitating artist development programs such as the YouPress collective which she has been the Project manager of for the past 3 years.

Marianna gained the attention of BBC radio introducing many of her projects including a collaboration EP with Duane Flames: M&D the drug. Following the release of the 2nd Ep – Untameable – Marianna has been travelling with her band across Europe. Untameable has generated the interest of plenty of radio stations globally, including BBC Radio London where Marianna was invited to an interview with Aurie Styla and had an opportunity to perform Untameable live. She has been working on a new body of work that will be out sometime this year.

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