Song & Dance in and around Bedford


Clanger interview: Black Grape’s Kermit

Prior to their Bedford gig at Esquires (an intimate venue for them) the Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden got to chat to Kermit, MC with Black Grape and verbal sparring partner to Shaun Ryder. Kermit first appeared in hip hop act Ruthless Rap Assassins. Then, following the Happy Mondays, Black Grape bounced onto the scene in the…


March Music Highlights

The Orielles + Guests Friday 1 March Bedford Esquires 2018 was a breakthrough year for The Oreilles, culminating in their breath-taking live show which saw them sell-out increasingly large venues across the U.K and play festivals from Latitude to Camp Bestival and End of the Road. Sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford are…

The Best of Wham!

The Best of Wham! are back in Bedford

Friday 18th January 2019 at Bedford Corn Exchange Showtime 8pm  ** Back by popular demand after a sell-out show in 2018 ** A ‘Fantastic’ new show featuring the best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie with sensational vocals, choreography, costumes and an awesome live band. Can it really be 37 years since George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley…


Music Highlights

There’s plenty of live music to be had in Bedford in 2019, beginning with Independent Venue Week at Esquires at the end of this month. With a great schedule including the return of Tim Burgess from The Charlatans, the celebrations run from Monday 28 January – Sunday 2 February. Mill Race Folk present: Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne…


December Music Highlights

Carols by Candlelight Wednesday 19 December at 7.30pm Bedford School Chapel Enjoy traditional favourites, fresh new works and congregational carols from the last five hundred years in the magical candlelit surroundings of Bedford School Chapel.  Gaude is Bedford’s professional chamber choir and includes some of this country’s finest consort singers. Tickets: £15 (<18 £5).…


Clanger interview: The Scruff

Bedford indie-rock band The Scruff, aren’t putting their feet up after their mega run of festival dates and a summer spent flirting with Radio 1. They’re just about to launch their new single ‘Let You Down (I won’t)’, so The Clanger’s Lloyd Lugsden managed to catch up with singer Adam Urwin to find out more… Bedford…


Clanger interview: Babybird’s Stephen Jones

The Roar Club are bringing Babybird to Esquires on Saturday 1st December with the added bonus of Tony (whales and dolphins) Wright of Terrorvision as guest support. Babybird have sold millions of albums and singles, collaborating with a certain Johnny Depp amongst others. Everyone and their mum can’t fail to know their biggest hit, You’re Gorgeous….


Live music this November

Roll up, roll up, lots of live music this month at Esquires. The Amorettes + NAKED SIX  Saturday 24th November, doors at 8pm Bedford Esquires – Holy Molys Tickets £12 advance Whilst today’s popular music world seems to be based around the idea of “style over substance”, Scottish hard rock trio, The Amorettes, have a very simple…


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…

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