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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:
Josh Barry, a modern virtuoso synonymous with the energy of heroes such as James Brown and Jimi Hendrix. Finding inspiration from some of the greatest souls of the 70′ s and making his sound completely his own, with no limits. Josh has featured on dance hits with the likes of Gorgon City, Sonny Fodera, The Martinez Brothers & Rudimental. In addition to this Josh recently collaborated and featured alongside Nile Rogers and Wh0 on their song, ‘Better Day’.
Josh is currently focusing on his solo releases which he has kicked off in 2021 with his debut EP, ‘Art & Soul’.
Accompanied by the underground phenomenon that is the Josh Barry Experience, a concept inspired by Josh’s love of film, where he would perform his EP and teasers of upcoming releases throughout the night at a secret location, filled with special guests, performers paired with visual themes and cocktails inspired by some of Josh’s favourite cult classic films. To whoever was lucky enough to experience one, The Josh Barry Experience was an evening to remember.
Nath is a rapidly growing Singer Songwriter from the Tamworth, UK who is fast approaching the release of his debut EP later this year in via 70Hz Recordings His writing skills were recongnised and signed to the publishing umbrella of Warner Chappel and his music is a dynamic fusion of contemporary, cool soul with a acoustic twist.
His voice alone is undoubtedly one of the iconic voices of the future and paired with his ability to perform acoustically he will no doubt take your heart and soul on a roller-coaster of emotions, bringing the reasoning to why he is set to be a major breakthrough artist in 2023.
South London native, Jessica Wilde is a torchbearer for a fresh true bred style of Rap, Soul, and RnB. She bares all with some brutally honest lyrics, melding her sharp-witted lyricism through Spoken Word/Rap with her more familiar husky, soulful singing vocals. Wilde was raised by her St Helenian, Jazz Singer Mother, on the golden sounds of Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Etta James. The raw, soul-searing sounds of these artists deeply connected with her as a child, where she embedded that devastating elegance out onto the streets of the ends where she played out and wrote Spoken Word/Rap about the experiences of herself and her friends. This contrast of influence shows throughout Wilde’s music and visuals creating something truly unique.
Words are in Emmeline Armitage’s veins. The 23-year-old is a national slam poetry champion who studied English at Oxford and is now working on a literary nonfiction postgraduate degree. One parent is the poet laureate, the other a radio producer. She has written and performed over homemade beats for years, but an opportunity to build something bigger materialised at a gig when she met super-producer Fraser T Smith – who has worked with Dave, Stormzy and Adele – and asked for advice about her demos. Impressed, he started sending her beats, and a promising collaboration was born.
It’s Emmeline’s melodic, rhythmic delivery that entices: sometimes cheeky, often intimate, always precise. It’s ideally suited to the quirky, imaginatively produced settings that Smith creates on songs such Frank and Girls Write Rhymes from Emmeline’s debut EP Satellite Navigation System. Excellent new single Sabrina takes its name from the 1954 Billy Wilder film starring Audrey Hepburn, as well as its theme of a woman in a transitional period between childhood and a completely different adulthood.