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Tonight we are thrilled to present a very special show with the amazing Antonio Lulic who is doing a very rare and intimate FREE show with us here at The Bedford.

Doors open 7:30

Show starts 8:30

Full menu available

8:30pm HOPE
9:00pm – AVA LILY

8:30pm - HOPE

When young London-based singer/songwriter Hope sings her songs, you hear a wealth of life experience far beyond her years.
Accumulating over 15 million hits and 70k subscribers on her Youtube channel, Hope’s voice is heard by people all over the world and her songs pull on your heart strings. Her acoustic cover of Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ was used for the 2016 Dog’s Trust #SpecialSomeone ad campaign, aired on prime time ITV throughout the year. She has release 2 highly successful acoustic EPs in both 2014 & 15, ‘Optimist EP’ reaching #8 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Charts.
“The next Adele?” – Mike Naylor (BBC Three Counties Radio)
“She’s unbelievable” – Roberto Perrone (BBC Three Counties Radio)
Singing solo and accompanying herself on piano; Hope delivers a hugely compelling performance with her exceptional songwriting alone. Having played the top of the Gherkin, The Bedford, The Horn and popular UK festivals including Party 4 Patrick, Berkofest, Balstock and Wilkestock.
Hope’s latest release soothes you to the soul. Recorded fully live at Jacket Records studio in Hertfordshire. The full band and string arrangement sweep you off your feet, and the weight just drops off your shoulders. If there ever was a song that instilled calm into your ears and released stress. This is it.
Hope’s last single ‘Sanctuary’ is available now from all major digital music stores. The ‘Sanctuary Support Edition’ which includes the live string and acoustic versions of the track plus a digital support edition booklet is available exclusively at http://www.jacketrecords.com/shop
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9:00pm - AVA LILY

AVA LILY has had a wild ride.

Whisked from writing songs at home in her Bristol bedroom, after being spotted on YouTube and picked up by R&B impresario NAUGHTY BOY. A signing to Virgin EMI and her debut single ‘Painkiller’ soon followed. The track garnered effusive reviews, praising her intoxicating, soulful vocals and intimate lyrical style.

A year of relentless touring followed, and a televised appearance at Wembley Arena as part of 2017’s X Factor. Her talents have led to to collaborate with the likes of PROFESSOR GREEN (on ‘Pardon me’) and songwriting credits with big names like ZAYN MALIK (on ‘Common’) — evidence that her skills as a wordsmith are just as finely honed as her live performance is.

Now setting out in a new direction, 2019 sees Ava playing live more than ever before, as she prepares to release her debut EP.”

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10pm Antonio Lulic

Touring relentlessly for years has broadened horizons for Antonio Lulic. From opening for Ed Sheeran on tour in the UK, USA, and stadiums all over Latin America, to playing prestigious events the likes of Latitude Festival and South by Southwest, his career as a singer-songwriter has sent him as far across the world as it has up in the world.

Between his rich, rough vocal sound and a confident, insistent guitar style, Lulic’s performances have drawn comparisons to a young Bruce Springsteen, and earned him sudden and dedicated support from legions of fans.

Born and raised in the North of England, it took a few years of pretending that he was a drummer in his teens to convince Lulic that he was actually destined to be a frontman. Swapping sticks for strings, he found his feet on the burgeoning acoustic scene in the cities of Yorkshire, before the lure of the capital became too much to resist. Before long, he became a fixture on the London singer-songwriter circuit, and fell in with a lively cadre of other musician friends, including the aforementioned Mr Sheeran and collaborator-to-be John Parker (Nizlopi).

This inspiring posse launched Lulic into years of intense touring, at home and abroad, as well as release after release: Becomes Unstoppable (2009), Never or Tonight (2010), Rough (2011), Son (2015) and Departures (2017); each attracting greater acclaim than the last. Now, with two successful solo tours of Latin America in 2018 behind him, Lulic turns his focus back to the UK. He has a debut album to record…


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