Music Highlights for November

From the Jam – All Mod Cons 40th anniversary + greatest hits show
Friday 16 November, 7.30pm at Bedford Corn Exchange
2018 sees the 40th Anniversary of the release of ‘All Mod Cons’ the third album release by The Jam.
Following a sell-out show in 2017, the band – fronted by former Jam member, Bruce Foxton – will be performing hits from the All Mod Cons album, including one of their most commercially successful singles, ‘Down In The Tube Station At Midnight’, followed by a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks from their stellar back catalogue.

In 2000, Q magazine placed ‘All Mod Cons’ at Number 50 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever..
The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and seven albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Their last five albums were all top ten hits and their last eight singles made it into the top 10.   Those attending this gig can expect to hear masses of classic Jam hits such as Down In The Tube Station At Midnight, Going Underground, Town Called Malice, The Modern World and many more…..


Bedford Choral Society to sing Haydn’s Creation
Saturday 17 November, 7.30pm at the Corn Exchange
Bedford Choral Society will be performing Haydn’s ‘Creation’, composed in the 1790s and a firm favourite of audiences since then.

‘This is Haydn’s best choral work, as far as I am concerned’, says Ian Smith, Music Director of the choir. ‘It has some charming and unusual features, including several songs celebrating the creation of animals, and some interesting instruments, a contra-bassoon, for example. It is gloriously joyous and a treat to hear and to sing.’ There are three soloists; Bethany Seymour, Joel Williams and Benjamin Bevan.
Tickets are available from the Bedford Box Office, the Harpur Suite, 01234 718044  Tickets £16 and £13, concessions available, students £6.

Graham Jones – The Vinyl Revival and the Shops That Made it Happen
Slide Record Shop Thursday 22 November from 7pm
Spend an evening at Slide Record Shop this month listening to tales from the mad world of record retail with the man himself, Graham Jones.

Graham Jones has spent 32 years travelling the UK selling to independent record shops and visited more record shops than any other human. His new book ‘The Vinyl Revival And The Shops That Made It Happen’ guides you around the record shops of the UK who sell new vinyl. He has gathered some fascinating and funny anecdotes told to him by our much-loved record shop staff so that when you visit you will feel like you already know the characters behind the counters. It is perfect for vinyl fans to keep with them on their travels around the country.

Graham will be telling anecdotes from the bonkers world of record retail, with a pop quiz for you competitive types. There’ll also be goodies for attendees and there will be a charity collection for Living It Up Events.

The event is FREE and BYOB, with nibbles provided. You will need to book a ticket and the awesome people at Beerfly will give you 20% off delicious craft beer* to enjoy on the night. Just show them your ticket to get your discount.

*Up to 10 bottles or cans. We’ve all got homes to go to…

November Highlights:
10th Nirvana UK and Proper Pearl Jam (spellcheck renamed this Nirvana Uganda, maybe next time Pad lads?!)
16th From the Jam, 40th anniversary of All Mod Cons*
16th The Godfathers plus The Reformers

17th The Reformers (sold out)
Sat 24th Astroid Boys, punk and hardcore, with the narrative approach of grime culture
Sat 24th The Amorettes
28th My Baby, a shamanic journey

All gigs are at Esquires, except *The Corn Exchange. Tickets available from the venue, Marios Hair Design, Slide Records or



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