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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

The Bedford is delighted to announce this year’s Annual Christmas Music Party will include performances from:


8:30pm iLO


10:00pm ARDEN






Tony’s musical career began when he moved from his hometown of Bristol to London after answering an advert in a music magazine for an early lineup of the group, IRON MAIDEN, where he took on the role of keyboard/synth player. The band were unknown at that point and Tony worked and rehearsed with them for some time until, after playing their first live show together, he felt keyboards didn’t really work in the band and decided to leave.

After quitting Iron Maiden, Tony teamed up with Brian James (from The Damned) to form a group called Tanz Der Youth, recording one single called “I’m Sorry I’m Sorry” for Radar Records (home of Elvis Costello). Although a short-lived line-up, the band toured opening for The Stranglers, and Black Sabbath as well as being at the forefront of the New Wave movement in London where they were also championed by the legendary John Peel.

In the early 80’s, Tony formed a band as a vehicle for his singing and songwriting talents, called Radio Java. He signed to Carrerre Records and they made an album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. From that album, they scored an airplay hit in Holland at Xmas 1983 with a song called FOOL.

In the Mid 80’s Tony joined the band CUTTING CREW (“I just died in your arms tonight”). With the band, he toured the world including playing massive US shows opening for Huey Lewis, Starship, and the Bangles as well as doing many headline gigs. They were the first Western band to play to an audience allowed to dance and stand up in Taiwan, and almost caused a riot amongst the 60,000 inside as well as the tens of thousands who couldn’t get in.

After leaving Cutting Crew during the making of the second album, he went on to write, play, record, produce and tour with Marie Claire D’ubaldo (Songwriter of Falling into you for Celine Dion) and once more performs around the world supporting her great success in countries like Italy, Russia, Japan, and Latin America.

Tony was the artistic architect responsible for creating and building the critically acclaimed Kashmir Klub in 1997. The Kashmir was a unique venue in central London that was at the heart of the new singer/songwriter acoustic revolution in the UK. He hosted debut and early performances from emerging acts like Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Imogen Heap, Lucie Silvas, Ed Harcourt and Tom Baxter as well as secret sets from Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Dave Stewart to mention a few.

In 2003 (after the Kashmir Klub closed) Tony took over booking The Bedford in Balham. Under his musical stewardship, the venue grew into an award-winning location. In 2004 it won Best Pub in the country and twice won the best pub and club award. The Bedford has staged unique performances from Pete Townshend, The Finn Brothers, Kiki Dee, Willy Mason as well as been a launchpad for the careers of acts such as James Morrison, Paolo Nutini, Amy Macdonald, James Bay and Ed Sheeran.

In 2004 Tony began a 3-year run as co-host of an overnight chat show on BBC London where he brought in many of the acts that he was championing and gave Londoners their first chance to hear artists like Imogen Heap and Paolo Nutini. At the end of 2004, Tony Moore was made the sole Inductee into the MMF (Music Managers Forum) Roll Of Honour for outstanding contribution to the British Music Industry.

For many years he produced and presented the British Acoustic Stage at the music conference MIDEM in Cannes, working directly with the UK Music Industry to establish one of the most important showcases of the year.

In the Autumn of 2006, Tony worked closely with “AEG Live” in the development of indigO2, the club in London’s O2 Arena, after which he went on to produce and host a series of highly successful monthly shows called The Bedford Bandstand that brought innovative music to new audiences.

During August 2007, Tony embarked on a unique touring concept called Acoustic Airwaves. As a newly qualified pilot, he took a small single-engine aircraft, put a PA system and music equipment in the back and flew himself to 15 different airfields around the country where he set up and played informal acoustic sets to raise money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust.

In 2008 he co-produced and presented a live TV show called ” Let’s Talk Music” on prime-time TV in Malta, which went on to be one of the most popular TV Programmes in the country. Tony was honoured with a “GOLD STAR” and his handprint in cement in the Maltese “Walk of Fame”. This became such a popular show that it was repeated 3 times during the Summer of 2008!

In July 2008 Tony was the opening act for Duran Duran as they finished their world Tour in Malta.

Tony was awarded a “GOLD BADGE” by the British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors in October of 2010, for his services to songwriters and his major contribution to the creative industry.

Tony met new singer iLO in April 2011 and began writing and touring with her. Since releasing her debut album Tony and iLO have continued working, writing songs together and have played shows around the world.

In April 2014, Tony was invited to present his own highly acclaimed weekly music show on Soho Radio in London (www.sohoradiolondon.com) which won “Best Online Radio In The World” in 2016. Presently Soho Radio has excess of a million streams a month. Tony Moore’s Musical Emporium presents an eclectic mix of new and established artists, live sessions, and interviews currently on Saturday’s from noon – 2 pm on Soho’s Culture Channel.

On June 30th 2019 Tony performed his own composition “We Are The Light” at the closing ceremony of the European Games 2019 in Minsk, Belarus to a sold-out stadium audience in front of special guest Vladamir Putin. The show was also televised live to 117 countries with an estimated audience of around 500,000,000 people.

During lockdown Tony took his live performance to the internet and has now done in excess of 210 online shows to date, building a community all around the globe.

October 2020 saw him launch his own signature label of Italian wine – “The Route 66 Tony Moore collection” in collaboration with the award-winning Torti winery in Lombardy and the official trademark owners of Route 66 worldwide.

On July 2nd 2021, Tony released his own unique take on the Rock And Roll Classic “Route 66” as his first single of the year.

Currently, he has just finished writing and recording a brand new album called AWAKE that, although unreleased so far, he is supporting with some highly acclaimed one-man shows in London.

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8:30pm iLO

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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Caitlin was born and raised in the new forest a few miles outside the seaside town Lymington. Her mother and uncle are both concert pianists, her father – a writer, and her brothers and sister – musicians and artists; she grew up surrounded by culture. Caitlin trained to be a jazz singer and got regular gigs at well-known London clubs and bars doing the classic standards and hanging around with incredible musicians and performers.

Inspired by everything from the iconic works of Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin to the new and disruptive sounds of Pip Millet and Olivia Dean. Caitlin, 21, has become a skilled singer/songwriter described as ‘the Venus flytrap of soul and jazz with roots a mile deep’. Captivating on and off stage, she is known for being wildly musical and sharp-witted.

As well as being a strong vocal soloist, she plays flute, guitar and piano and can harmonise almost anything. She has written songs with Bruno Major (Lianne La Havas, MJ Cole) and Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Disclosure).

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Ollie Clark is amongst the most talented young musicians in the UK, blowing people away for years with his guitar playing ability. As a multi-instrumentalist, his versatility shows no bounds. Whether the scenario requires background music or the use of his full Latino band, you can be certain he will deliver an incredible experience for your guests.

As a solo artist, Ollie’s Spanish guitar style can cater for a number of different occasions. Whether at a corporate event or a festival, he creates an incredible ambiance wherever he performs.

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10:00pm ARDEN

Based in London, Arden is the off kilter pop project of 20 year-old Elliott Meldrum. Combining punchy drum pockets with lush almost cinematic instrumentals Arden touches on pop convention, all while tapping into hip-hop, electronic and film influence to drive home real and moving messages. Having released two mixtapes in 2021, Arden has spent 2022 releasing continuous singles including ‘Silence‘ (over 15+ thousand streams) and BBC Introducing Track(s) of the day “Warring Kingdoms” and “Where I’ve Been” (15+ thousand streams) with cohesive artworks created by Immy Clark, bringing to life the world of this music as Arden takes the helm in every aspect of its creation.

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