Itch, ska & Red Kite – big March weekend at Esquires

Not one, not two, but three great acts on at Esquires on the weekend of 9 – 10th March. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

ITCH (The King Blues) + Louise Distras

Bedford Esquires

Friday 9th March, doors at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 in advance

Esquires has a very special solo show coming up on Friday 9th March, with Itch from The King Blues and very special guest Louise Distras in tow too!

As frontman and songwriter for the critically acclaimed The King Blues for the past 13 years, Itch has made a name for himself as one of Britain’s most treasured lyricists and political spoken word artists. Through endless international tours, 5 albums plus a solo album and featured poetry performances, Itch has gained a sizeable fan base around the world. His poems have been commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, he’s appeared regularly on the front covers of Kerrang, Rock Sound and the NME and his solo work which featured collaborations with Matisyahu, Goldfinger, Taking Back Sunday and Less Than Jake reached platinum sales status.

“For the first time ever Itch has turned his hand to the rigidly ruled world of haiku. In this adorable book with artwork by the man himself, Itch has created something that will make you laugh, cry and contemplate from one minute to the next. Itch wrote this blurb himself and is currently talking in the third person,” said Itch.


2 Tone All Ska’s

Bedford Esquires

Friday 9th March, doors at 8pm

Tickets £10 in advance 

Also on Friday 9th March, and making their Bedford Esquires debut are the 2 Tone All Skas from Oxfordshire.
This 6 piece Ska band cover the best in Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and Trojan records classics.
DJ set to follow in the bar until late.


Red Kite + Greasy Diablos

Bedford Esquires

Saturday 10th March, doors at 8pm

Tickets £7 in advance

We are very pleased to announce that red kite will be headlining Bedford Esquires on Saturday 10th March.

The band have just released their second studio album ‘Racquet’ and it is one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Month for November. They come to us as part of their UK tour. Born from the ashes of bands like The Cooper Temple Clause, these guys are ones to watch this year – We’ve heard snippets from the recording sessions, and it’s wonderful!

Support from the excellent Greasy Diablos.

Tickets for all shows available from seetickets.com and in person with no booking fee from Mario’s Hair Design in Kempston, Slide Record Shop and Esquires bar.


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