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LIVE AT THE BEDFORD PRESENTS: NIALL McNAMEE
Tonight’s show is £17.00 + booking fee — there is a ticket link below.
We are excited to be starting live music properly back at The Bedford!
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 7:30 pm – Full menu available
This evening we have live music from:
Niall McNamee is an Irish singer-songwriter and actor known for his own passionate, thoughtful, and full-blooded songs. He has starred opposite Pierce Brosnan, fought with Jackie Chan, played comic foil to Bono, and romantically duetted with Imelda May. Next up is a starring role in the feature film Love Without Walls, performing his own compositions, as Niall’s art and life come together.
A self-taught musician, Niall has been immersed in music his whole life. Throughout years as a struggling young actor, Niall supported himself performing Irish folk songs, resulting in his knowledge of traditional music growing rich and deep. But all the while, he was writing his own material, drawing on that heritage but pushing into contemporary rock and pop territory.
His latest EP Step By Step, showcases the musicians deep love for storytelling lyrics. Touching on life experiences and human emotions, the five-track release narrates heartbreak, nights out, ecstatic joy, and reflection.
“China In A Box” is about a loving, honest, yet fragile relationship and how these connections with a loved one should be cherished. Tugging at your heartstrings, the song is emotional and sincere, with raw pianos emitting warmth and comfort.
Title-track “Step By Step” speaks of a magical night with a love interest. Niall replays this dreamy encounter through enchanting melodies, a soaring string section, and gentle guitar arrangements which tell a thousand tales. The simple instrumentation allows for his soulful yet gravelly vocals to burn brightly, pulling you in with each and every note and holding you captive.
Then there’s “Fishpond” which takes a more pop route, bringing to mind the likes of Coldplay. The nostalgic tune looks back at fond memories with friends and the end of a cherished chapter of his life.
Having written and performed with leading Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May, their latest duet “Don’t Let Me Stand On My Own” off of 11 Past The Hour is currently the #1 album in the Irish charts. Niall has built a devoted fanbase and performed sold-out concerts at notable venues including POWEHAUS (Dingwalls’, The Dublin Castle (London), Spirit Store (Dundalk) Grand Social, Workmans (Dublin) Sunflower (Belfast), and with a major film and the release of Step By Step, 2022 is shaping up to be a very big year.
Two years ago on 16th January 2020, Niall and his band were rehearsing for a St Patrick’s Day gig at The Bedford Tavern. After rehearsals, they went to the pub for a few pints before the gig the next day. As they drank in a Tooting pub the TV reported the west end going dark and many entered the pub having been laid off from work. Covid had cancelled everything.
This year 17th March 2022 Niall plays his first live St Patrick’s Day gig live since the beginning of the pandemic.
Find out more here!
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