Song & Dance in and around Bedford


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…


Jah Wobble interview: Punks, Ghosts & Souffles

by Lloyd Lugsden @lloydlug JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART + GUESTS ESQUIRES: FRIDAY 14TH OCTOBER, doors at 8pm   Over the past three decades or so, Jah Wobble has ploughed his own furrow as a prolific solo artist while simultaneously becoming a well-respected session musician with a genuine passion for Eastern and Global music. He has worked…

It’s Jazz Time At Oxfam Books & Music, Bedford

Oxjam, Oxfam’s celebration of live music, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.  The festival, which takes place at venues all over the country during October each year, has come a long way since Fatboy Slim launched the first Oxjam in 2006. The Bedford Oxfam is no stranger to hosting an Oxjam event, with a…


Coffee, Cake and Vinyl!

Charlotte White is the creative force behind, Restoration Cake, supplier of bespoke celebration cakes for the most glamorous events. As author of Deliciously Decorated and Burlesque Baking, Charlotte is passionate about sharing her love of cake decorating and vintage-inspired style.

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