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Bedford Esquires

60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

July 2019

Luke Tuchscherer & The Penny Dreadfuls – Sunsinger & the High Seas + Dave Banks

July 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Hi Everyone, Luke Here, I'm back from New York for a special homecoming show at one of my favourite venues in the world, Bedford Esquires! I've got the full band with me, so it'll be good and rocking, plus we've got Sunsinger & the High Seas and our very own David.Banks.Music in support! Amanda and I are definitely gonna be sticking around for drinks etc afterwards too, so it'll be great to see some folks there! The show will be…

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever + Support ***SOLD OUT***

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Roar Club and Club Biscuit are delighted to announce that ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER will be appearing at Esquires on Friday the 19th July 2019 for a special intimate show prior to their appearance at the Latitude Festival! The Australian five piece have been gaining plaudits across the globe ever since the release of their still brilliant 'French Press' single back in 2017. Often compared to bands like R.E.M, The Strokes, The Go-Betweens and War on Drugs, their debut…

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The Joe Bygraves Acoustic Showcase

July 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A 23 year old pop singer-songwriter from Bedfordshire. New Single - Bring Me Down - OUT NOW!!! Chapter Two EP out Friday 21st June 2019.

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Fishwife’s Broadside + The Oldfield Youth Club

July 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Fishwife's Broadside sing songs of LIFE, LOVE, LOW WAGES, CORRUPTION AND CONNIVANCE etc. and they sing them from the HEART. They embody the soul of the true British Amateur - they do it for LOVE, which is just as well.

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The Blues Measures play the Sunday afternoon Session

July 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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THE BLUES MEASURES are a four piece, female fronted band with very experienced & well gigged musicians that play with passion, drive & energy. We cover classic tunes & the occasional slow Blues, but the heart and soul of our set list is upbeat Jump Blues, Blues Shuffle and Rockabilly………… bouncy, lively & fun songs played with passion and drive and designed to make you move. We take pride in the professional approach we bring to our preparation & our…

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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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Pat Kelly with support from Christine Joy White at Esquires

July 27 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Rocksteady legend 'Pat Kelly' brings his 'Talk about Love' tour to Bedford Esquires on the 27th July. The former lead singer of 'The Techniques' has been performing solo since 1968. Support comes from 'Christine Joy White'. Inbetween the acts there will be DJ sets from: Sir Lucky Harry-Bedford. DJ Parliament-Peterborough. Jah Rising Star - Northampton and Black Stallion Sound - Bedford. Tickets available from Esquires Bar,Jemz Carribean Cafe,and Tuck Shop.

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The Pride play the Sunday Afternoon Session

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A seven piece band playing the best in Rocksteady,Reggae and Ska.

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August 2019

The Return of LoveGun

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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LoveGun return for a one off show in the Newly Refurbed Holy Moly's LoveGun are a three piece Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band. The band, comprised of Robby Miller, Fergus Shipman and Sean Tobin have quickly become known as the East of England's most popular Heavy Metal band!

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NOASIS + The Dollymops

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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NOASIS + The Dollymops + club night until 2am Saturday 3rd August, Bedford Esquires The bi-annual fixture of Noasis playing Bedford Esquires is back upon us for their summer show at the venue With their show in January selling out 2 months in advance we have seen an extreme demand for tickets with Facebook posts, phone calls, emails and messages - so for everyone that missed out they now grace the legendary stage twice a year... Noasis are the definitive…

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The Annual Esquires Pink Floyd Tribute

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Once a year our Sunday Afternoon session pays tribute to Pink Floyd. Amy Mason and Chris Robinson takeover as hosts this Sunday afternoon . Many of Bedford's finest musicians are already lined up to play.. Keep an eye on the event page for more details

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A Band Called Malice Jam Tribute

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A Band Called Malice - The Definitive Tribute to The Jam Live at Bedford Esquires, Friday 9th August A Band Called Malice has taken the tribute world by storm in their quest to become the number one choice tribute-act to The Jam. The the talented trio are the real deal and guarantee to take you back to ‘When You’re Young,” with an evening of single releases & album tracks from The Jams early Fire & Skill years, through to their…

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Cheap Thrills play the Sunday Afternoon Session

August 11 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Cheap Thrills$ are 4 seasoned musicians from Bedford, each with over 20 years experience. Playing a good mix of blues rock & soul music.

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HR from Bad Brains

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

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com HR (Human Rights) - Founder and Vocalist from BAD BRAINS - Sunday 11th August - Bedford Esquires The word 'Legend' gets thrown around far too often these days, but this booking brings Esquires exactly that, with vocalist and founder of US hardcore punk band Bad Brains stopping off at Esquires for a rare and intimate UK show. Full support line up to be announced Tickets are £18 adv, on sale now from Seetickets here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/hr-bad-brains-/bedford-esquires/1294716 Tickets…

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The Esquires Monthly Music Quiz

August 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Join us for our Monthly Music Quiz. Teams of up to 6 people £2 per person to enter Cash Prize Music from the 50's to the present.

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Sarpa Salpa // Phantom Isle // The Courts

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A high summer special at Esquires as we welcome back Sarpa Salpa who return to the venue in support of their upcoming single "Before It Goes Dark" The guys were last seen gracing the venue back in January as part of Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music visit to Esquires as part of Independent Venue Week. Their single at the time ‘Casanova’ picked up plays on 6 Music then a month later became BBC Introducing ‘Single of the Week’ on Radio…

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The UB40 Experience / Bedford Esquires

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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We are very pleased to be bringing the finest tribute to the UK's biggest ever reggae band, UB40 to Bedford Esquires on Friday 16th August 2019. The UB40 Experience are as close to seeing the original band in their hey day as possible, pin pointing every sound, chord and melody to perfection and creating a night of sing along classics. Expect to hear all of UB40's biggest hits and beyond for a night not to be missed! --------------- Tickets are…

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Matt Fest 2019 “Rock Against Cancer”

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Riskee and the Ridicule Karl Phillips and the Rejects FaceDown The Winter Tickets £7 (proceeds to Macmillan cancer support) www.seetickets.com/go/mattfest2019

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Lauda // Ali in the Jungle and guests

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A bit of a double headliner going on here with a double helping of pop-funk from : Lauda; Bedford/Milton Keynes funk-pop band producing tunes designed to move your mind, body and soul. Spell it like Laura, say it like chowder. and Ali In The Jungle a 4 piece Indie/funk band from Milton Keynes with tinges of Jamiroquai and Toploader Special guests TBC

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Full Circle play the Sunday Afternoon Session

August 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Since 1997 Full Circle have been playing live and loud their mix of Blues / Rock / Funk original songs as well as a great mix of covers. Formed by Marc Patching (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Childs (Bass/Vocals) and later joined by the fantastic John Carr on drums. You are guaranteed a high energy performance with a vibe that is second to none, so look out for them!

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Black Mekon & Cherry Pickles plus Exploding Ear Ensemble

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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KMP is proud to present a double bill of two of the UK's finest garage blues outfits, Black Mekon and Cherry Pickles ! If you enjoyed the recent Daddy Long Legs show at Bedford Esquires you'll want to get down to this. For fans of the Cramps, Crypt Records, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and feral RnB. Black Mekon have shared the stage with the likes of Jon Spencer, Kid Congo Powers (ex Cramps, Bad Seeds, Gun Club), The Scientists and…

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DJ Format // RYOR // The Beat Throw Down DJ’s

August 23 @ 9:30 pm - August 24 @ 3:30 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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DJ Format - Roll Your Own Records - The Beat Throw Down DJs Friday 23rd August - Room 2, Esquires Bedford Bank Holiday party vibes! We are pleased to announce that we will be bringing the legendary DJ FORMAT back to Bedford on Bank Holiday Friday 23rd August in our new and improved club space. Format's debut LP 'Music For The Mature B-Boy' is still one of our favourite records of all time, and we brought him to The Pad…

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Sleeper / Saturday 24th August / Bedford Esquires

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£20.00

Sleeper + Guests - Saturday 24th August - Esquires Main Stage We are very pleased (and very lucky!) to announce that we've managed to persuade the quite brilliant Sleeper to return for a special, intimate one off date on Saturday 24th August. Last seen gracing the stage here in 2018 as one of their smaller come back gigs, our last show here sold out in less than 2 days! The band have since gone back to playing much larger venues,…

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Special Kinda Madness

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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SPECIAL KINDA MADNESS! Bedford Esquires, Saturday 24th August Special Kinda Madness are coming back to Bedford Esquires for the third time on Saturday 24th 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…

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Fran Pegg and the Blu Band play the Sunday Afternoon Session

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A small lady with a big voice! Fran has been compared to Janis Joplin and Etta James with her Soulful Blues and Raspy Rock n Roll!

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Pottery + Guests

August 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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One of the break-out acts of SXSW this year, the fabulously skittery post punk disco of POTTERY will delight the Esquires audience in August as part of a handful of intimate club dates inbetween some high profile festival appearances (Green Man, End of the Road, Iceland Airways, Rock En Seine). Hailing from across Canada and the UK, Montreal’s Pottery consists of core writers Austin Boylan and Jacob Shepansky, along with Peter Baylis, Paul Jacobs, and Tom Gould. Initially bonding over…

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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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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

Lost 4 Words play the Sunday Afternoon Session

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Carlos Guitarros Linnet Mike MacKechnie Wayne Breed Johnny 4 - fingers Keay Playing songs by: Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gary Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Chuck Berry, Kings of Leon

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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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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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The Ouse Valley Singles Club – Album Launch

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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THE OUSE VALLEY SINGLES CLUB + Skimmington Ride 8pm, Friday 6th September, Bedford Esquires The Ouse Valley Single Club return once again to Bedford Esquires on Friday 6th September to launch their brand new album GAMMONISTA ! expect plenty of songs from the new album and plenty of classics in the set. New to the Valley ??? The OVSC are a 5 piece band from the rather cosmopolitan market town of Bedford that use sounds & traditions of 1950’s Skiffle…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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John Power ( Cast / The La’s) + Support – Thur 21st Nov

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - November 21 @ 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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JOHN POWER (Cast / The La's) - Thursday 21st November - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to be able to welcome John Power, the voice of some of indie music's finest ever songs to Esquires for the very first time on Thursday 21st September. With a career spanning decades in the the music industry in not just one, but two influential bands, John's solo sets have seen him tour some of the best venues in the UK, playing songs…

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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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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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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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The Workshop Boys play the Sunday Afternoon Session

September 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Formed by former members of Los Marbles and Cutting Out, The Workshop Boys have fast become one of Bedford's most loved bar bands.

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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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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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THR3E play the Sunday Afternoon Session

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Firmly rooted in 60s/70s British blues but with influences ranging from the old blues to more recent US and British rock & blues, Thr3e do not try to fit into any 'genre'. They just write great songs about their world and play them from the heart.

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Another Sky / Caro / Bedford Esquires

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Another Sky + Caro - Sunday 6th October - Bedford Esquires We're pleased to announce that Another Sky will be coming to Esquires in June. Ever since we saw their jaw dropping Jools Holland performance at the end of 2018, we've wanted to book these guys in, so we're dead pleased to have snared a show on their upcoming UK tour. When you listen to Another Sky, it’s probably Catrin Vincent’s voice that’ll catch your attention first. It is a…

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Mad Dog Mcrea + Support

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

This year will see the welcome return of Mad Dog Mcrea to the Esquires main stage, having put on one of the most energetic shows we've ever seen at the venue in November 2017. Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture…

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Roadhouse play the Sunday Afternoon Session

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Roadhouse play a South London twist on gothic Americana, the songs paint cinematic soundscapes and feature themes of desperation, film noir, loss of hope and redemption Achievements: - Have released 10 critically acclaimed CD's, their 11th CD, Dark Angel to be released on Cross Border/Blues Matters records in November 2010 - Their last 3 CD's have achieved global airplay in over 30 Countries including full rotation in over 20 stations in the USA - Roadhouse have played over 50 major…

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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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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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The Eskies + Support

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

Quite simply one of our favourite bands, The Eskies return for what must be a record 5th year running, and for good reason - They're the most fun bands we put on! 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 Spare The Horses” on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the…

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Boogaloosa play the Sunday Afternoon session

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Beaty mix of New Orleans funk, swamp rock and Americana with jazz/blues tinges and other delights.. Band Members Mark - vocals and guitar, Tess - vocals and organ, Bob - pianos and vocals, Martyn - bass, Stew - guitar, Craig - drums

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FEET + special guests & The Courts

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£7.50

FEET today announce their biggest headline tour to date, alongside the exciting return of the hilarious, and much missed FEET TV.Having just completed a two-week run of dates with Honeyblood around the UK.......AND announced they will be main support to Cage The Elephant on their UK/Paris dates this month, FEET clearly cannot get enough of warm beer and petrol station pasties in the back of a van. The five-piece roll straight out of festival season into their second UK& Ireland…

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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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Hayseed Dixie on the Main Stage at Bedford Esquires

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£18.50

We are pleased to announce the very welcome return of the legendary bluegrass kings, Hayseed Dixie! Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Having spent the previous few years touring around with assorted country hat-acts, John had assembled a proper pile of recording equipment. Thus when he…

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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

The Cureheads vs Siouxsie & the Budgiees – Halloween Special !

November 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

THE CUREHEADS….VS…. SIOUXSIE & THE BUDGIEES Halloween Special – 8pm Friday 1st November, Main Stage Bedford Esquires + DJs spinning the best in 80’s & Alternative sounds until late 2am As part of Esquires monthly tribute club for May we welcome the return of THE CUREHEADS who will be performing the best of THE CURE live with very special guest support SIOUXSIE & THE BUDGIEES for a Halloween Special, it may be Friday 1st and one day late but it’s…

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The Vistas at Bedford Esquires

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£7.50

We are very pleased to announced the return of VISTAS to Esquires, having supported Fatherson here recently, and fresh off their UK tour with Circa Waves! “The band are continually reaching for the heights, with each new song seeming to punch further and further.” – Clash Magazine Edinburgh’s Vistas have been surging to the forefront of the indie-rock scene over the last few years with a steady stream of catchy, radio ready releases leading the band to pick up extensive…

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Dreadzone – Live at Bedford Esquires

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£17.50

One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around. In 2019, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist…

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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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John Power (Cast / The La’s) + Tara Milton

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£16

JOHN POWER (Cast / The La's) + Tara Milton with the Moon & Boy 7.30pm Thursday 21st November - Bedford Esquires We are very pleased to be able to welcome John Power, the voice of some of indie music's finest ever songs to Esquires for the very first time on Thursday 21st September. With a career spanning decades in the the music industry in not just one, but two influential bands, John's solo sets have seen him tour some of…

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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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The Hooten Hallers / Friday 22nd November / Bedford Esquires

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£9.00

We are very pleased to be bringing The Hooten Hallers to Esquires in November, having been blown away by the band on The Dead South tour earlier this year. These guys kick some SERIOUS, make sure you make the effort to catch them. Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues,…

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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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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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Kid Klumsy with Dead Objectives and Spring Park

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Based in and around Coalville,Leicestershire. Kid Klumsy have been together a little while but are now heading further afield with their own headline shows around the Uk alongside some fantastic festival slots, all day slots and support slots at larger shows. The bands latest release ' Spit Your Dummy Out' is released on May 27th 2018 via STP Records and is available on Spotify, ITunes, Amazon etc etc. The bands earlier ep releases can be listened to and downloaded on…

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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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