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August 2019

Bodega / Working Men’s Club

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12.50

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com BODEGA + Working Men’s Club - Thursday 29th August - Bedford Esquires “BODEGA’s attack on digital life comes wrapped in winning post-punk noise” – Sunday Times “Streamlined and minimal but bursting with intelligence, humour and ideas, BODEGA are the real deal” – DIY – 5/5 New York art-punks BODEGA released their debut album Endless Scroll earlier this year to rave reviews from the likes of Observer, Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, The Times, DIY, Uncut and more.…

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Dirtbox Disco + Brocker + Now’s the Time

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

On the 28th December 2010, Dirt Box Disco played their first gig at a small pub in Nottingham, UK. They weren’t a serious band and admittedly were just doing it for a laugh. So how on earth, in just eight years, have they now released SIX critically acclaimed albums?! (And one EP!) And just how have they managed to become a fixture of the Rebellion Festival, (the largest of all the European punk festivals) playing there every year since 2012…

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September 2019

The Soap Girls with Trouble County and Cuecliche

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£10

Armed with unforgettable melodies and catchy choruses, The SoapGirls energy, rawness and authenticity live, has earned a formidable reputation. Performing internationally and continuously since 2015, these fearless French born sisters Millie and Mie, have slayed critics and earned a global dedicated group of followers known as the ‘The SoapSuds’, some of who follow the band across the UK and Europe. The SoapGirls are society’s rejects and their punk credentials were rubber stamped by scintillating performances at many festivals including the…

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Cream Of The Crop – All day Punk & Oi! Festival – Bedford 7 Sept

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£27.50

Revelations & SG Promotions proudly presents the Bedford Punk & Oi! alldayer 11 plus hours of live music over two floors The ultimate Street-Punk/ Oi! Alldayer Loads of cheap B&B's/hotels nearby Close to Bedford train station Really cheap, well stocked bar Confirmations: Peter & The Test Tube Babies Infa-Riot The Crack East End Badoes Arch Rivals The Angry Agenda Guitar Gangsters The Warriors Rat's Nest Murdaball Jack The Lad Feckin Ejits Charred Hearts Hazard The Tendons Dogtown Rebels Terminal Heads…

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The A Band play the Sunday Afternoon Session

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

Bruce Murray.. Pete Bonas.. Mark Ayles and Richard and Tim Winter are the A Band ... One of Bedford's longest running bar bands. Join us this Sunday afternoon for their mix of classic rock and soul covers,with a few of their own songs thrown in for good measure

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Spear of Destiny ‘One Eyed Jacks’ 35th Anniversary

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

Spear return to Bedford Esquires to perform the classic One Eyed Jacks album in full. The recording of the Album – With the exception of “These Days Are Gone”, “Playground of the Rich” and “Prisoner of Love”, all songs had been performed live by the original Spear of Destiny line-up for nearly a year prior to the recording of One Eyed Jacks. “Everything You Ever Wanted”, “Attica”, “Rainmaker”, “Young Men”, “Forbidden Planet” and “Don’t Turn Away” were introduced to live…

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The Wang Dang Doodle play the Sunday Afternoon Session

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Wang Dang Doodle is a rocking blues trio based in South London with Laurent Mouflier on harp/vocals, Kosmas Mylon on electric guitar, Francesco Cuturi on drums. Playing around pubs, clubs and festivals, the band quickly developed a reputation for their high adrenaline shows combined with great musicianship and skills. The band played in the past as side musicians for the likes of Mick Taylor (the stones), Ronnie Wood (the faces, the stones), The Pretty Things, Ian Siegal, Nine below…

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Childcare and guests

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£8

CHILDCARE It all started when Ed Cares, one of West London's most in-demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form a band. Josh, eight, boldly proclaimed: "You're probably my second favourite artist after Katy Perry." Their debut EP, Made Simple, released earlier this year, earned them all sorts of tastemaker acclaim and national radio play. Prestigious UK tastemakers DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland and The 405…

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The Feelgood Band play Bedford Esquires

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£10

High energy Rhythm & Blues played the Canvey Island way, recreating the unmistakable sounds of 1970's Dr Feelgood. It’s all about the sounds and energy, it’s not a look alike thing! Louder Than War: “The UK’s Premier Dr.Feelgood tribute, a spellbinding performance” The interest in the band from people who watched the original line up, or were associated with it, or even IN the original line up has been absolutely amazing! We started this simply because as fans, we wanted…

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Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Thomas Benjamin Esq

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

Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer + Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq. - Friday 20th September - Bedford Esquires We are pleased to announce that two very dapper chaps, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer and Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq will be teaming up for a night of ditties at Esquires on Friday 20th September. From deepest darkest Surrey, and with a decade of gentlemanly catterwalling under his belt, Mr.B brings you Chap-Hop, re-acquainting Hip-Hop with the Queen’s English from whence it came. His…

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The Total Stone Roses live in Bedford

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£13

THE TOTAL STONE ROSES LIVE AT BEDFORD ESQUIRES, 8pm, SAT 21ST SEPT In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’. In 2019, The Total Stone Roses (UKs no1 Stone Roses tribute) celebrate the 30th anniversary of that release by performing the entire album live at Bedford Esquires on Saturday 21st September 2019 plus a second set of B-sides and other hits. If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She…

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Dawson Smith & the Dissenters play the Sunday Afternoon Session

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Averaging over 100 gigs a year Dawson & The Dissenters are a superb live R and B band.The shows are full of energy and passion and a showcase their performance skills and great musicianship. The set is full of crowd pleasing classic covers and class originals.

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The Bar Stool Preachers & Guests at Bedford Esquires

September 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

We are buzzing already to have The Bar Stool Preachers play the last night of their UK tour at Bedford Esquires..... With a jam packed 2019 ahead of them including dates with The Interrupters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Bouncing Souls along with a raft of prestigious festival slots, The Bar Stool Preachers are bringing a show set to showcase new material - from their as yet to be recorded 3rd album - along with already established crowd favourites,…

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Trash Kit + The Saboteurs

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£7

KMP Bedford are extremely proud and excited to welcome TRASH KIT of Upset The Rhythm to Bedford Esquires! Having shared the stage with the likes of Deerhoof and The Ex, the band have also played at Stewart Lee's ATP Festival and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth's 60th birthday party. For fans of The Raincoats, The Slits, Marnie Stern, Sacred Paws, rhythmic guitar music. Tickets available at Seetickets: https://www.seetickets.com/event/trash-kit-guests/bedford-esquires/1397237 Trash Kit are Rachel Aggs (also of Sacred Paws), Rachel Horwood (also…

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Pulled Apart by Horses + Guests

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£11

The Roar Club & Club Biscuit are delighted to be bringing PULLED APART BY HORSES to Bedford for their debut appearance at Esquires. Pulled Apart By Horses are less a gang and more one big fucked up dysfunctional family. The Leeds quartet are a tightly knit rock band who make music that thrills and menaces, their songs armed with sucker-punch riffs and zinging choruses. They formed in 2008 out of the ashes of various bands in their home town. Since…

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October 2019

The Slackers / Friday 4th October / Bedford Esquires

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£17.50

The Slackers + Guests - Friday 4th October - Bedford Esquires The Slackers are self styled masters of Reggae, Ska and Rock’n’Roll from New York City. The Slackers began in 1991 in NYC. After years of local gigs and rehearsing in a dingy basement in Manhattan’s lower east side, the band released its debut album, Better Late Than Never, in 1996. The band’s success resulted in the release of a second album, Red Light, on the Epitaph label in 1997.…

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Mallory Knox | Bedford Esquires

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£15

Mallory Knox Mallory Knox are an English alternative rock band from Cambridge. In 2013, they released their debut album Signals which reached #33 in the UK album charts. Their second album Asymmetry was released on 27 October 2014 and reached #16 on UK Album Chart. They later released their third album Wired on 10 March 2017. ♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆♫☆♪☆ TICKETS: £15 Adv / £17 Door (Subject to availability) AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING OUTLETS: Advance Tickets - www.juiceboxindie.com Ages 16+ (Under 18s to…

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Twisted Cabaret : Extravaganza Bedford

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Extravaganza Bedford presents TWISTED CABARET, at Esquires on Friday the 18th of October 2019. 8pm- 12. We return to Esquires newly refurbished stage 2 in Bedford. Twisted Cabaret brings together top class performers from the UK burlesque, drag and live music scenes. A darkly gothic evening of glamour, horror and decadence. The evening will feature performances from: Ruby Wednesday Our regular compere is returning to Extravaganza due to popular demand! The breakout personality from British documentary series Drag Queens of…

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Wayne Hussey / Evi Vine – Salad Daze Tour – Bedford

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£22

With special guest Evi Vine. Wayne Hussey's long awaited autobiography entitled Salad daze is scheduled for publication by Omnibus Press on 23rd May and to celebrate Wayne is setting out on a full European tour (including the UK) later this year.

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Bridges + China Bears

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£8

For fans of The National, Manchester Orchestra, Frightened Rabbit, Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol - BRIDGES create transatlantic, guitar driven music. A fresh line up and a new start in 2019. After years of relentlessly touring, supporting notable artists such as We Were Promised Jetpacks, Airways, All Tvvins, and performing at key festivals including Leeds, Glastonbury, 2000 Trees, Isle of Wight - to name just a few. � Hard hitting songs that are honest, raw and heartfelt. Played Esquries as…

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Foreign Beggars > Bedford Esquires

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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*FDE EVENTS * PROUDLY PRESENT > FOREIGN BEGGARS Support Acts.... 💥ORACY 💥SLIPPY SKILLS 💥1SUN & SI PHILI Tickets on sale Tuesday 10am from Skiddle.com For more information > 07796556938

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November 2019

John Otway (solo show) + guests – Bedford Esquires

November 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£10

JOHN OTWAY (solo show) + guests 8pm, Friday 15th November, Bedford Esquires John Otway is an English singer-songwriter who has built a sizeable cult audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and a self-deprecating underdog persona. From the age of 9, John Otway knew he wanted to be a pop star. But even at that young age, having listened to his sister's Beatles and Stones records, he knew he would never be able to do what they do.…

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JESUS JONES – Liquidizer Anniversary show!

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£16.50

After two sold out appearances at Bedford Esquires in 2016 and 2018, we are excited to confirm that indie dance pioneers JESUS JONES will be returning to the venue on FRIDAY the 22nd of November for a very special gig celebrating 30 years of their debut album LIQUIDIZER! 2019 will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Jesus Jones's debut Album Liquidizer, an album that blended rock, rave and techno and helped changed the face of alternative music forever. To celebrate this…

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Brix & The Extricated -Plus Guests (tbc)

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£15

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 vocalist/guitarist Brix Smith-Start and the legendary bass player Stephen Hanley. Stephen’s brother Paul joined on drums…

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Chris Difford (Squeeze)

November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£22.50

One of the UK's finest songwriters will be coming to Bedford Esquires on Thursday the 30th May 2019 for a special intimate performance. Chris Difford, along with his Squeeze co-founder Glen Tilbrook, has written some of most enduring and best loved songs of our time. Songs like 'Up the Junction', 'Cool for Cats', 'Tempted', 'Labelled with Love' and many, many others. A Grammy nominated and double Ivor Novello Award winning lyricist, Chris will be bringing his 'Up the Junction' tour…

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