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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:
9:00pm TONY MOORE Presents AWAKEBOOK YOUR TICKET
Since beginning her musical career, iLO has already achieved an enormous amount. She’s won awards for video as well as live performance, she’s been a featured performer at SXSW (in Austin, Texas) and played shows in LA, New York, Nashville and across the US Eastern Seaboard as well as gigging through Europe and touring around the UK many times.
Along with her own headline shows, iLO has also supported Passenger, John Illsley (Dire Straits), Jamie Lawson, Newton Faulkner, Gabriella Cilmi, Hudson Taylor, The Dunwells, Jillian Jensen (US American Idol), Adam Ant, Paul Rodgers, Willy Mason, Daniel Bedingfield, jammed with Ed Sheeran and even performed at The House of Commons. In 2015 iLO was invited to play two very special shows at the American Embassy in London .“I was thrilled and honoured to do these amazing shows and be able to share my music with a little bit of the USA in London” said iLO afterwards.
She played critically acclaimed shows as part of the C2C (country2country) festival at the legendary O2 in London as well as 3 stages at The Isle Of Wight Festival, Cornbury Festival, BST Hyde Park and put out a single called LOVE’S OUT THE WINDOW, that she recorded in Nashville and was added to playlists in the States and the UK. In November of 2016 she spent time in Nashville writing with Jodi Marr (Paloma Faith and Mika), Johnny Reid, Michael Logen (Kelly Clarkson) and Brent Maher ( Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers), and was invited to headline a sold-out Artist Spotlight Sunday at the iconic Bluebird Cafe. Following these successful dates ILONA was invited to join the SESAC family and is now represented by them as a songwriter in the US.
iLO started 2017 with a mini residency at The Downtown Grand in Las Vegas, where the hotel described her as the best act they’d had in the venue and immediately wanted to book her back for later in the year. The Talent Buyer for the shows, Judy Alberti said “ILONA is a truly passionate performer with an original and genuinely evocative voice. Her mastery of the art of songwriting is world-class….” After several months of songwriting between London and Nashville she released her latest single, ”Safety Net” in October 2017.
iLO was recently invited to write the official single for Wembley to Soweto Charity, called ”Heroes in Disguise”, released in April 2018. She embarked on a second successful US summer tour featuring headline shows in NYC’s Cutting Room and Nashville’s sold-out Bluebird Cafe.
iLO’s Fragile Heart EP is on the international BRITISH AIRWAYS playlist since October 2018.
iLO is currently working on her debut album.
Others have likened her voice to Shania Twain, Karen Carpenter, and even Sheryl Crow, but ILONA also has something very special all of her own. A unique tone, a natural sense of dynamics and the ability to sing a lyric, tell a story and make people know she means it.
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On Feb 1st 2021, Singer/Songwriter Tony Moore uploaded a live video performance of a new song he had just finished. It was called AWAKE, it lasted 9 mins, it had a lot of guitar solos, A LOT of guitar solos and the main vocal didn’t even come in till after 4 mins!
However, within days, the feedback was incredibly positive as thousands of views racked up alongside a growing list of enthusiastic and complimentary comments. Having broken all the ‘pop’ rules to create a musical work that now seemed to capture people’s imagination, Tony was struck by a thunderbolt of a thought. Could this be the opening track of a concept album…yet to be written ? Thus, in that moment, the idea was born and Tony immediately set to work.
The subject matter? Well, the year we had all just experienced. The many things he had witnessed, experienced and thought about. The dark drama mixed with the surreal madness of a world locked down merged with the many emotionally introspective thoughts about his life’s journey to that point. Things that many millions of people will have all thought, felt and experienced in their own ways. Awake, the album, was created chronologically with Tony recording each track as it was written. The songs built a picture of events as seen through his eyes at different times through the 12 months leading to this point. Tony knew that he wanted the album to invoke as many emotional responses from those that heard it as possible, so he allowed himself to be completely vulnerable about welcoming streams of consciousness and musical inspiration to dictate the mood of each song.
The only goal he set was to have everything finished by the end of March. Deadlines force a very strict work ethic and so began an obsessive two months of writing and recording that resulted in 15 brand new songs which uniquely reflected the spirit of the times we are in. It didn’t stop there, Tony also had a vision for AWAKE to be a very special live show that would stimulate audience’s senses with an audio/visual experience that allowed the music to really make a difference to those that came to a performance. On May 18th 2021, the show made it’s live debut at The Bedford in Balham, London to a packed house and a standing ovation. Despite the fact that the album isn’t even released, and no one knew the songs yet, everyone was captivated and felt the power of the music touch them.
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