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We are excited to be starting live music back at The Bedford again however due to Covid-19 we have had to make some fundamental changes to the way the evenings run in order to make sure the environment is safe for everyone.

Tonight’s show is FREE entry, but everyone needs to book in advance – there is a ticket link below.

Sadly we have limited capacity and no ability for people to walk in and stand. Everyone is required to have a seat. There will be a full menu and table service throughout the night to look after you all.

For anyone unable to make it in person we will be streaming the show live (our 17th year of live streaming) via our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/thebedfordpub

Doors open at 7pm and we ask everyone to come early enough and stay long enough to enjoy all the performances as we are unable to use a table for other people if you arrive late, leave early or aren’t able to make it. Current guidelines only permit tables of six or two households or bubbles.  Thank you for understanding.

This evening we have live music from:

8:00pm MERCY LEE

8:30pm TOOTAWL

9:30pm GORRAN


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!


8:30pm TOOTAWL

Standing at six foot five, Irishman Richard O’ Gorman was christened ‘too tawl’ whilst in Nashville, Tennessee, playing his brand of bustling contemporary folk in famous venues such as The Bluebird. The name stuck, and upon his arrival home he began working as Tootawl.

Since Tennessee, Tootawl has received national radio airplay, toured extensively, and also had his song ‘House On The Moon’ played in an episode of the Netflix original series ‘You Me Her’.

Now based in London, he has signed with Max Music Publishing and released his debut self-titled LP in June of last year, which was called “an excellent debut” by Hot Press. Taking the DIY approach, the album was recorded entirely live to tape on an old reel-to-reel tape machine. The album cover is a tintype, a photography method from the 1860’s which was taken by specialist photographer Gareth Jarvis.

Recently, Tootawl recorded his second album, Roger Fenton’s Wagon, during the various lockdowns, and it is due for release this summer.

Find out more here!


9:30pm GORRAN

With characterful vocals, vulnerable lyrics and undeniably 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 The Line of Best Fit as ‘glowing pop talent’, with a ‘vivid and authentic’ sound.

“I just want people to feel something,” he says. “Whether it’s deep pain or sheer bliss, it’s just so important to me that there is an experience being had. I really don’t like the idea of my music being confined to a particular genre, it’s not about that. It’s about the purpose and the impact of each individual song. I want to tell stories that live on forever in the music.”
Having amassed almost a million streams with his debut releases, and with a number of live shows under his belt at venues across the UK including the iconic Roundhouse in London, Gorran returns with his latest single – stunning pop ballad ‘We’ll Be Fine’.

Find out more here!