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February 2019

Blackballed with support from Hawxx

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

Blackballed are a full tilt powerhouse with a ton of passion and style. Fusing all the best ingredients from rock, blues and psychedelic soulfulness Building on an ever increasing fanbase and powering on from strength to strength. With an EP, an album, and a stack of gigs under their belt, the band returned to the studio in August 2016 to record their second album 'Fulton's Point'. Released April 2017 and available now. Make sure that you're the ones to spread…

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Indya with special guests Desensitised

February 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£8

The start of a regular Sunday night 'Queens of the Next Age' showcase of female rock talent across the UK... INDYA a Glam Rock/ Metal band from Brighton Having been Influenced by the likes of Joan Jett, Marilyn Manson, Deep Purple & Madonna Natalie has used these influences within her own suggestive music, arranging her songs into a raunchy spectacle creating a Taboo Rock n Roll style of her own. Indya has an alternative industrious sound oozing sex appeal for…

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March 2019

Wonk Unit plus special guests Now’s the Time

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

'(Wonk Unit) have managed the almost impossible task of having found their own sound.It's punk son, but not as we know it'.Eugene Butcher (Big Cheese) Hello. I am Alex Wonk. I started Wonk Unit because i like to make music. My music reminds me of a baby’s Fisher Price activity centre with spinning bells and mirrors and hooters. Inside my world I stand on mountains, rain lashed, face to the heavens, wind bedraggled unshaven face screaming at god. That i…

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Crazyhead + Nurse Hooch

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

Crazyhead, one of the finest bands of the late 80's bring there unique Garage punk rock n roll sound to Bedford Esquires ! Reformed last year after 18 years they played a handful of shows including the indie daze festival in London, don't miss a rare chance to see this band perform their 'Grebo' rock , a night not to be missed.

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Guttfull + Fyzz Wallis Band

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£8

Our Second 'Queens of the Next Age' show brings the charismatic Guttfull and their sax punk sound to Bedford Esquires Queercore sax punx from Esher. Debut album ‘Tits and Nails’ out now – https://open.spotify.com/album/6GeeqanXUW'energetic numbers reminiscent of Bikini Kill if they had a baby with the Undertones, and adopted a saxophone player' - Parallel Magazine 'GUTTFULL’s set list rings true of old, reminding us that we still need to shout about misconceptions ... reference points from the herstory of exciting music…

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April 2019

Blancmange

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£18

'Probably the most under-rated electronic act of all time.' Moby British electronic band Blancmange first broke through in the early 80s with their mix of synthesizers and surrealism, fused in groundbreaking singles such as 'Feel Me', 'Living On The Ceiling', 'Blind Vision' and 'Don't Tell Me'. The epic synthpop of 'Waves' and a cover of Abba's 'The Day Before You Came' illustrated a band who were always willing to change and adapt new styles within their electronic framework. After working on their…

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Brigade + Fallen Mafia + Joyland

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£10

Frequently, bands get back together with dodgy motivations or to underwhelming results. Sometimes, though, they come back stronger, more compelling and completely reinvigorated. Following on from their 2011 break-up, UK quintet Brigade definitely fall into this latter category with their new EP, ‘This Is Not For You’. The five-tracker is the most acerbic, riff-ridden work of their career – boasting a darker edge than previous material and a nuanced stylistic shift while retaining everything that made them great in the…

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May 2019

Hawxx + Dream Nails Double headline show

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£10

HAWXX are Anna, Hannah, Jess and Iman. We’re into things like funny voices, feminism, booze, Led Zeppelin, Royal Blood and Skunk Anansie. We originally hail from Greece, Wales, England and Bahrain and we found eachother in the trenches of Earlsfield, South London. HAWXX make hard rock music about getting sacked from your job, the deterioration of the NHS, how love can be a mighty bitch, and giving the finger to institutionalised religion. Expect phat grooves, catchy lyrics, soaring guitar riffs,…

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King Kurt + special guests The Hillmans

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£15

Way back when, during the 'Rise of the Machine' some time in the spring of 1981, Rockin' Kurt and his Saur Krauts started pounding the well-rotten boards of the London Rock'n'Roll clubs and pubs. Initially the line up consisted of Jeff Harvey -- vocals, (Handsome) John Reddington -- guitar, Alan (Junior, later aka Maggot) Power -- saxamaphone, Robert (Boppin' Bert) Boustead -- bass, Mark (Rory) Lyons -- drums, and after seeing their second show, Paul (Thwack) Laventhol joined on geeter in time for the third gig in…

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June 2019

Doctor and the Medics + The Metatrons + Little Chino

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£17

Dr and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s, in 1982 by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson. The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are been best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was number 1 in 23 countries!! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band…

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July 2019

Cult Fiction + Live and Let Rock

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

Cult Fiction are a 5 piece UK/Midlands based tribute band celebrating the music of The Cult right across their career up to and including the latest album. If you want Sanctuary...They sell it! Live And let Rock are quite simply the Ultimate Tribute to Rock, playing the largest anthems from the rock spectrum. Originally brought to life in 2010 the band has organically metamorphosed into the premier Rock Act we see today with the new 2014 line up of Mark,…

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Altered Images + Live and Let Rock + The Metatrons

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£20

CLARE has worked extensively in Music, Film, Television, Theatre and Radio for 30+ years. The summer she left school her band ALTERED IMAGES were signed to Sony Records and Clare appeared in the BAFTA winning comedy GREGORY’S GIRL directed by Bill Forsyth. ALTERED IMAGES quickly had worldwide success, selling millions of records, which topped the charts in several countries. They recorded 3 Top 10 Albums and had 6 UK TOP 40 hits. They were voted BEST NEW GROUP at the…

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