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August 2018

NCS Charity Gig featuring Joe Bygraves, Amy Doris and The Know

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

A charity concert in order to raise money and awareness for the Francesca Research Fund a children's cancer charity. Soloists Joe Bygraves, Amy Doris and band The Know will be entertaining us throughout the evening. Tickets cost £7 per person and all the money raised will help go towards buying a robot to help analyse samples at Addenbrookes Hospital.

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Special Kinda Madness

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Special Kinda Madness are coming back to Bedford Esquires for the third time on Saturday 25th August with their classic take on Madness and The Specials. No strangers to venue or Bedford the band have sold out the venue twice previously and packed out the Corn Exchange - SO BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! Here's the lowdown; Special Kinda Madness perform a truly authentic set from each band, combining the phenomenally energetic stage presence of The Specials with the wonderful iconic…

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Sold out* Electric Six + Sarpa Salpa, Thurs 30th Aug Esquires

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

The Pad Presents http://www.thepadpresents.com Electric 6 + Sarpa Salpa - Thursday 30th August - Bedford Esquires DANGER, DANGER! We are thrilled to announce that one of the finest party bands on the planet are coming to take you to a Gay Bar (or Bedford Esquires!) on 30th August, with Electric Six headlining the main stage. One of the best live bands around, the band formerly known as The Wild Bunch have a range of influences from New Romantic to Metal…

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September 2018

The Ouse Valley Singles Club

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£8.00

East Anglia's favourite and Bedford own New Wave Skiffle Band The Ouse Valley Singles Club return to Esquires Main Stage for what is always a cracking night and another Headline show. If you are not familiar with The Ouse Valley Singles Club or have yet to catch their live show then you are in for a treat. They are one of, if not the, most original outfits currently playing the live circuit. Fully self-promoted with the aid of their online…

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The Doors Alive – Saturday 8th September, Bedford Esquires

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

“To call The Doors Alive merely a tribute act would be a huge disservice to what is the closest thing possible to experiencing a Doors concert without the aid of a flux capacitor and 1.21 gigawatts. They are high priests who allow us to worship at the altar of The Doors by continuing the word and gospels of Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robbie Krieger and John Densmore.” – Pure Magazine, Ireland. The band re-create the sound, look, presence and magic…

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GUNS 2 ROSES – Main stage, Bedford Esquires, Fri 14th September

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

GUNS 2 ROSES (THE ULITIMATE GUNS & ROSES TRIBUTE BAND) 8PM, LIVE AT BEDFORD ESQUIRES, FRIDAY 14TH SEPETMBER If you’re a GN’R fan then this is the night for you!! One of the only tribute bands to have actually played live on stage with members of Guns N’Roses themselves!!!! 6 USA TOURS Multiple tours in INDIA, DUBAI, FRANCE, HOLLAND, BELGIUM, ROMANIA, IRELAND, CZECH REPUBLIC, MALTA, ITALY, SLOVENIA, HUNGARY, PORTUGAL, GERMANY, GREECE, NORWAY, BAHRAIN, MEXICO. THE ONLY GNR TRIBUTE TO PLAY…

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TOYAH + Guests

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£20

We are very pleased to announce that the iconic TOYAH will be gracing the main stage at Esquires on Saturday 15th September. This is a full band, non acoustic show looking back over her full back catalogue. Tickets are £20 advance, on sale now here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/toyah/bedford-esquires/1249241 Tickets available from Monday 23rd July from Slide Record Shop, Esquires and Mario's Hair Design

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Machines play the Sunday Afternoon Session at Bedford Esquires

September 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

Maxwell’s “Machines” is the name of the new band formed by Don J Maxwell, founder member of “MaxwellHammer&Smith”. . Joining him on drums and vocals is X “DragonForce” Drummer, Dave Mackintosh. He is a world renowned drummer and will have a huge influence in the band. On guitar and vocals is “Fletch” Fletcher, both session man and producer. He has also worked in local Hertfordshire bands during his earlier years. They cover tracks from Queen, Stereophonics, Manic Strt Preachers, Rush,…

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Ginger Wildheart + Guests

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£15

Imperial Promotions & The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com Ginger Wildheart + Guests - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to have teamed up with our good friends Imperial Promotions to bring the one and only Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts) to Bedford Esquires for a very special, intimate solo show! Tickets are £15 advance, on sale right now from Seetickets.com here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/ginger-wildheart/bedford-esquires/1217899 Also available at Slide Record Shop, Esquires and Mario's Hair Design.

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The Wang Dang Doodle play the Sunday Afternoon Session

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

Raw electric blues. Raucous, punchy rocking blues as nature intended, with a mixture of classic blues covers and their own material, The Wang Dang Doodle never fail to entertain.

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October 2018

Dub Pistols + Guests

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£15

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com Dub Pistols + Guests - Saturday 6th October - Bedford Esquires The finest band in the land, the king of parties and the original Pistoleros are returning to the main stage at Bedford Esquires after nearly 2 years away on Saturday 6th October! Our headline band at Bedford River Festival for all those reasons above, there is still nothing like an up close and personal Dub Pistols show, feeling the bass going straight through your tummy.…

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Metal Nights on Halloween: King Leviathan plus Support

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

Metal Nights On Halloween Adv £5 From See Tickets Otd £7 King Leviathan – King Leviathan are a four-piece Extreme Metal band and purveyors of misery, ferocity and speed. Since the cults formation in 2014, their Black Masses in dedication to the Old Gods have been performed at the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock 2015, Mammothfest 2014, 2015 and 2016, Thrashersaurus Norwich 2016 and 2017, Frankfest 2016 and The Night Before Uprising 2016 supporting Venom Inc., Onslaught, Savage Messiah, Mask…

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Ferocious Dog + Guests

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£16.50

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com Ferocious Dog + Guests - Friday 12th October - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to announce the return of Ferocious Dog to Esquires, having sold out the venue in 2017! Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain…

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The James Taylor Quartet & guests & DJ Crip 13/10/18 Esquires

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

The Pad Presents.. THE JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET + Guests + DJ Crip 8pm, Saturday 13th October, Bedford Esquires James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band…

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CC Smugglers + Guests

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£14

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com CC Smugglers + Guests - Friday 19th October - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to be bringing our boys back home, with CC Smugglers returning to Bedford Esquires as part of their brand new album tour on Friday 19th October! Tickets are £14 advance, on sale Friday 10am from seetickets.com and our local outlets Slide Record Shop, Esquires and Mario's Hair Design. This show will sell out, so advance tickets highly advised. Seetickets link: https://www.seetickets.com/event/cc-smugglers/bedford-esquires/1233727

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WHOLE LOTTA DC (Ultimate AC/DC tribute show)

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£10

WHOLE LOTTA DC (Ultimate AC/DC tribute show) 8pm, Sat 20th October, Bedford Esquires The monthly tribute show at Esquires has a fine instalment for August 2018 as we welcome back to Bedford Esquires one of the UK's finest AC/DC Tribute Bands, Whole Lotta DC are an authentic representation of AC/DC. A thundering rhythm section, the unmistakable vocals & charisma of Brian and Angus's searing lead work and naughty-boy antics recreate a live AC/DC show in stunning fashion. From small music…

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Back to the Planet / R.D.F/ Culture Shock

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

BACK TO THE PLANET / RADICAL DANCE FACTION / CULTURE SHOCK LIVE AT BEDFORD ESQUIRES, 7.30PM, SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER A huge show lands at Bedford Esquires on Saturday 27th October featuring a triple rotating triple bill of RDF, BACK TO THE PLANET & CULTURE-SHOCK. One of a handful of dates in the UK we are expecting a very busy night with a line-up that would smash any UK alternative festival. An early arrival is advised as the running order of…

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November 2018

Peter & the Test Tube Babies Live show

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

Peter & his Test tube babies RETURN to Esquires for another night of classic entertainment!!!... plus supoort from Jack The lad, local legends Aidans' Feckin Ejits & Paul Beesons' 'Violation'... What more do you want.. 4 great bands. Advance tickets £12 from http://www.wegottickets.com or in person from Danny's Bar.

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The Eskies + Guests

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

We are very pleased to announce the return of one of our faves, The Eskies! Having graced the venue twice in the last couple of years, selling out room 2 in 2017, they come to us in 2018 on the main stage for the first time! Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album “And Don’t…

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Brix & the Extricated + The Metatrons

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£15

Brix & the Extricated + guests + The Metatrons 7.30pm, Sunday 4th November - Bedford Esquires Calling all fans of THE FALL & POST-PUNK - The Roar Club & Pad Presents join forces again to bring Brix to Esquires. Brix E. Smith surely needs no introduction and those lucky enough to have seen her support the Jesus & Mary Chain in September last year know this is not to be missed. Brix & The Extricated were formed in 2014 by…

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Nirvana UK + Proper Pearl Jam

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£12

Nirvana UK (Ultimate tribute to Nirvana) – In utero 20th Anniversary + Proper Pearl Jam 8pm, Sat 10th November, Bedford Esquires Nirvana UK are returning to Bedford Esquires on Sat 10th November. The band are formed of 3 die hard Nirvana fans who love nothing more than recreating Nirvanas live music and look for other fans! The band strive to be as close to the real deal as possible. Including the same instruments, effect boxes and pre amp that Kurt…

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From the Jam – 40th Anniversary All Mod Cons & The Best of set

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Corn Exchange, Harpur Suite
Bedford, MK40 1LE United Kingdom

The Pad Presents FROM THE JAM ft Bruce Foxton ALL MOD CONS 40th ANNIVERSARY + GREATEST HITS SHOW 7.30pm, Friday 16th November 2018 sees the 40th Anniversary of the release of ‘All Mod Cons’ the third album release by The Jam. Back for their another show at Bedford Corn Exchange following a sell-out show in 2017, this time round the band will be performing hits from the All Mod Cons album, including one of their most commercially successful singles, ‘Down…

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Ultrasound & The Electric Soft Parade

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

What's in a label.... Psych Pop, Prog Rock, hell let's try EPIC ALTERNATIVE GLAM PUNK GLITTER SPACE-ROCK. Work for you? The Roar Club & Club Biscuit have used special manipulative powers (begging... mostly) to pair these two mighty bands for a short (and sure to be unmissable) tour together. Calling in at Leicester, Bedford and London with a carousel co-headline set-up where we expect you all to be in fine voice and rug cutting form. Ultrasound : A swaggeringly ambitious…

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My Baby + Guests

November 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£13

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com MY BABY + Guests - Wednesday 28th November 2018 - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to be able to bring the wonderful MY BABY back to Esquires in November, following on from one of the shows of the year back in April 2017. Being one of the best live bands we've ever clasped our eyes and ears on, it was only right we booked the guys for our main stage River Festival line up, but…

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December 2018

Babybird + Guests

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, MK40 2QG Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
£15

ROAR - we're delighted to bring Stephen Jones back to Bedford. babybird last appeared at Esquires in October 1996... 2 million sales, gold album and single selling over 4 million, 2 Brit nominations, 8 Top 40 hits, Johnny Depp played on 2 albums and directed unloveable in b/w on youtube. 2 novels/1 short story. Music for films plus pilot of The Abbey starring Russell Brand, Miranda Hart, Reece Shearsmith etc. Over 100 releases in the last 4 years… Mon 23rd…

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Southbound play the Sunday Afternoon Session at Bedford Esquires

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

Southbound, the upcoming blues-rock band based in London, are kicking up quite a storm. Bringing an exclusive take on British Blues, audiences are enthralled by the unique sounds and grooves that the band create on stage which has helped to propel their career forward. With inspirations drawing from blues, rock, jazz, funk and soul, Tom (vocals), Elliot (rhythm and lead guitar), Jordan (rhythm and lead guitar), Dan (bass) and Aaron (drums) each bring something distinctive to the table that could…

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