Song & Dance in and around Bedford


Independent Venue Week – go to Esquires!

Independent Venue Week (29th January – 4th February 2018) is a seven day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the heroes that tirelessly own, run and work in them, week in, week out. Here in Bedford we happen to have one of the finest grassroots venues in the UK –…


Live music: The Ukrainians at Esquires

Friday 12th January at Bedford Esquires, doors at 8pm Tickets £10 in advance The Ukrainians return to Bedford Esquires having played one of 2016’s most fun shows at the venue! The band were founded by ex-Wedding Present guitarist Peter Solowka and his friend Len Liggins in 1991, the very year Ukraine regained its independence from…



Lots of lovely live music – of all genres – throughout the festive season and into the New Year. From Hot Chip to young guns, folk to opera, there is something for everyone. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, music lovers!   Blender back for Xmas Special The Friday Night Blender, hosted by The Reformers,…


Alexis Taylor & Green Gartside at Esquires 10 December 2017

Ahead of their rare & intimate performance at Esquires on Sunday 10th December, The Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden secured an EXCLUSIVE interview with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) & Green Gartside (Scritti Politti).  As ever, Lloyd asks the burning questions, such as what they’re doing for Christmas, book recommendations and, his best yet: ever seen a ghost?  Find out now… Green…


The Bedford Clanger Music Round Up!

November at Esquires Friday 24th November sees the return of swamp-blues-garage-punk types Daddy Long Legs, all the way from Missouri and New York. It’d be rude not to turn up, the boys have come a long way. An exceptional live act not to miss. Tickets £10 Tickets are available from, Mario’s Hair Design Kempston, Spiral…


Bad Manners return to Bedford

BEDFORD ESQUIRES THURSDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 2017 DOORS AT 7.30pm Buster Bloodvessel’s Bad Manners are returning to Bedford for a night of full on Ska antics, in the VERY intimate setting of Bedford Esquires for a pre Xmas treat! Last year the show sold out on a cold Tuesday night, and their previous show at Bedford Corn…


Pop Divas Live!

Bedford Corn Exchange – Sunday 22nd October 4pm Sweeney Entertainments brings Pop Diva’s Live, a jam-packed concert of all your favourite female stars, to theatres across the UK – and they’re bringing the party to Bedford on Sunday 22nd October! This fun-packed concert pays tribute to the very best songs from some of pop music’s…


Lioness: The Amy Winehouse Experience

Bedford Esquires, Saturday 7th October, doors at 8pm Tickets £12 in advance In her short career the talent of Amy Winehouse created a lasting impression on the music world of the 21st century. Recording three critically acclaimed albums from her debut ‘Frank’ in 2003, the Grammy Award winning ‘Back to Black’ in 2006 and the posthumous ‘Lioness’…

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