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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD

Doors at 7:30
Show starts : 8:00

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Tonight is a special evening featuring 4 brilliant acts.

8:00pm RACHAEL SAGE
8:30pm JADE DANIELLE
9:00pm ERIN COSTELO
10:00pm TBC

8:00pm RACHAEL SAGE


A soulful vocalist and innovative multi-instrumentalist, NYC-based singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, & Europe. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared stages with an eclectic variety of artists including Beth Hart, Howard Jones, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Jamie Cullum, The Animals and Ani DiFranco. Her newest offering, “PseudoMyopia”, is a companion acoustic album to Sage’s critically-acclaimed 2018 release, “Myopia”. Exploring the concept of vision in all its many manifestations, she touches upon topics as varied as government surveillance, environmental protection, and female empowerment.

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8:30pm JADE DANIELLE


8:30pm JADE DANIELLE

Jade Danielle Williams (aka Jade Like The Stone) was born into a Welsh/Italian family and raised in the one time Welsh Capital, Merthyr Tydfil, in South Wales. A town named, according to legend, in tribute to Tydfil, the daughter of King Brychan of Brycheiniog; a woman slain by pagans in the 5th Century.

Despite the industrial nature of her working class family, rooted as it was in the coal mining and steel industries of the region, there were artistic influences at hand too. Jade’s Great Grandfather was the noted tenor, William Burke, a world-touring singer and recording artist of the 1920’s, and her pianist grandmother won a scholarship Royal College of Music, (even if she was subsequently dissuaded by the family from taking it up). Jade grew up with that Grandmother and subsequently began learning piano from the age of 5. Such was her skill with the instrument that early aspirations minded towards a career as a classical pianist, until, post puberty, Jade’s voice came to the fore. A remarkable instrument that could tackle Welsh folk, Italian Arias, German Leider, modern pop and more with equal aplomb; a voice which led to her being a finalist in the national Eisteddfod, forerunning, at the age of 15, a full scholarship to the prestigious Wells Cathedral School. A notable career in Opera seemed to beckon until the tragic death of her drowned brother, led to a re-evaluation of her life plans and aspirations, spawning a renewed need to follow her own wants and wills, rather than ceed to the expectations of others.

Moving to London, Jade slowly reunited with music, this time forming the post modern rock band ‘Du Bellows’, a band described by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as “by far one of the most interesting and musically adept bands I have seen recently. There is a cosmic counterpoint alive and well here”. As well undertaking sessions for other producers and artists, in 2018 Jade even – albeit semi-seriously – accepted an invitation to appear on TV’s ‘The Voice’ where she gained a place, appropriately enough, on the team of legendary Welsh singer Tom Jones.

But really all this has been a forerunner to Jade’s desire to make music on her own terms as a solo artist, which she is set to do in 2019.
Not only a noted musician and remarkable vocalist, Jade is a poet and lyricist drawing on not just her own very rich personal life experiences but also the Jurassic landscape and scenery of her home town, Welsh folklore, Celtic mysticism, and the strong matriarchal influences of her childhood, underpinned as they are by a strong public school education and general aptitude for literature and language.
Musically the expressionist colours of composers such as Debussy, along with the harmonies and tonal qualities of the Renaissance, have all helped shape Jade’s own ear and songwriting. This plus her musical training in everything from Opera to Folk with, of course, the added influence of many genres of modern music from classic acts like the Doors, Beatles and Neil Young to more contemporary influences such as Jill Scott, Massive Attack and Modest Mouse, to name but a few. A large melting pot indeed which informs and influences her music to unparalleled effect.

All of which points to a unique proposition with a rich tapestry of possibilities. Certainly a voice like no other; a signature voice and a signature style of songwriting, And somehow a very Welsh voice, in every sense of the word, musical and otherwise..

2019 should prove to be a very interesting year indeed.


9pm ERIN COSTELO


She’s opened for legends like Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Boz Scaggs, sung with Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble and with the release of her new album “Sweet Marie” has received critical acclaim from iconic music magazines including Rolling Stone and Paste describing her as a “funk-soul freak out” and “destined to establish herself alongside the top tier of today’s most expressive soulful singers”.

Erin Costelo is a throwback; a songwriter that brings to mind the
‘golden age’ of music. Her fifth full-length album, SWEET MARIE, out
February 1, 2018 on Compass Records, is 10-song collection recorded in
10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova
Scotia. Produced by Costelo herself, SWEET MARIE finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds her pushing back. Pulsing with a confident and
cathartic energy, her incredible voice, drawing comparisons to such icons as Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, soars even as her songs dive deep. Although she wears many influences on her sleeve, Costelo is unquestionably herself, a singular artist of maturity and importance; a maverick, unfetterd by trend, fashion or industry ‘pathway.’

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