Song & Dance in and around Bedford


Clanger interview: PINS

Bedford has a treat this April with Manchester band PINS playing Esquires on the 20th. The feisty punk/indie act have hooks and menace aplenty. Currently playing up and down the country, they’re all over the radio and they got punk godfather Iggy Pop to collab with them. The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Holgate, guitarist…


Clanger interview: Party time with the Dub Pistols

Dub Pistols return to Bedford Esquires on Saturday 1st April as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Blending ska, hip hop, reggae, punk & funk, this lot know how to get the party started and have collaborated the likes of Terry Hall and Rodney P over the years.  Lloyd Lugsden spoke to head Pistol, Barry…


Clanger recommends: Johnny Parry: An Anthology Of All Things

Sunday 5th February at Bedford Corn Exchange. Performance begins at 7pm. Bedford-based composer, Johnny Parry, has been commissioned by Bremen University Orchestra and Choir to perform his composition, An Anthology of All Things in a cross continent musical exchange which is coming to the Corn Exchange for an unmissable performance this month. The piece –…


Friday Night Blender

The Friday Night Blender crew are kicking off the festive season with a funky punky Xmas party in Danny’s Bar at Esquires on Friday 23rd December.  They’ve lined up The Silver Tongued Bandolliers playing a Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tribute Set, The Roll Your Own Records Crew bringing the vinyl, The Reformers and a very…


Clanger review: Gengahr at Esquires

by Matilda Bywater Saturday evening presented a veritable conundrum for Bedford-dwellers in the form of a clash at Esquires: tribute band The Total Stone Roses playing upstairs and whimsical guitar-driven band Gengahr gracing Holy Moly’s. Having missed the latter supporting Wolf Alice on the main stage a couple of summers ago (the night before my…


Gig preview: Dreadzone at Esquires

Saturday 12th November Bedford Esquires Doors at 8pm, tickets £15 in advance One band that never fail to get the party started, Dreadzone will be returning to Esquires main stage on Saturday 12th November for a night to remember. Electro-dub pioneers Dreadzone re-issued their classic 2001 album ‘Sound’ on their own Dubwiser label this Summer. Dreadzone are…

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