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Bedford Esquires

60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

May 2019

Kate Tempest – SOLD OUT

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£20

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com KATE TEMPEST + Guests - Thursday 23rd May - Bedford Esquires To say we are excited about this event would be a massive understatement - One of our favourite artists is coming to the venue for a special All Points East Festival warm up show, and we're honoured that Esquires has been chosen as the venue to host it! Kate Tempest was born in London in 1985. Her work includes the plays Wasted, Glasshouse and Hopelessly…

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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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This Feeling – Bedford w/ The Mysterines, The Barratts + more

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£6

“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher LIVE The Mysterines "Liverpool, a breeding ground of uniquely special bands, has done it again" The Barratts MONARCHS The Dollymops This Feeling DJs play...��Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Black Honey, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA's, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones,…

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Twisted Wheel + The Quids

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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TWISTED WHEEL ‘The Nomad Hat Tour’ + guests + The Quids 8pm Bedford Esquires, Saturday 25th May For Twisted Wheel, redemption and revival is not a religious concept but a CV. Born in the backwaters of Saddleworth in 2007, the young band, fronted by the feral, precocious Jonny Brown, roared into the race of indie rock with such anthems as ‘You Stole The Sun’, ‘She’s a Weapon’ and ‘Lucy The Castle’. Their irrepressible energy and ability to deliver inspired rock’n’roll…

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Troubled Bones + The Maybz play in Danny’s Bar

May 25 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Two great live acts playing in Danny's Bar on our 29th Anniversary The Troubled Bones and The Maybz Free Admission.

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Full Circle Play the Sunday Afternoon Session

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Rounding off Esquires 29th Anniversary Weekend.A welcome return from Full Circle. 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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Session For St. John’s

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£5

A Charity event in aid of St John's School in Kempston. A fantastic line up: The Long Walk The Workshop Boys The Quids Wenz Day Carlos Linnett Domenico Borremeo

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Art Brut + Ed Borrie (S*M*A*S*H*)

May 31 @ 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 be bringing one of their all time favourite bands, ART BRUT (Top of the Pops!) back to Bedford Esquires on Friday the 31st May 2019. Art Brut are one of those bands who bring people together, bizarrely not enough people to fill stadiums, but everyone remembers their first Art Brut gig. Describing themselves as 'the sound of a man shouting over the top of some indie racket', Art Brut are actually…

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Jade Green and the Blood Kings // Mundays

May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Two great acts 'Jade Green and the Blood Kings' and 'Mundays',both making their Esquires Debut in the bar

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June 2019

Abba Night

June 1 - June 2
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£11

So what is this... Then? Vice City is a DJ based club night paying homage to the greats from the 70s and 80s. At around midnight, when everyone has just about arrived, we play nothing but the artist that the night is dedicated to, for 90 mins. All the songs you came to hear, on a massive club sound system! 🔈After that we’ll take you through our all star playlists, with frequent repeats of the themed artist too ;)

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Another Sky + Support

June 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£7

Another Sky + Guests - Wednesday 5th June - 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. Tickets are £7 adv, on sale now from our local outlets Slide Record Shop, Mario's Hair Design and Esquires…

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Honeyblood + Black Doldrums

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12.50

Honeyblood’s third album sees Stina Tweeddale finding her most ambitious form and steely focus yet. Three albums in she has stepped forward to finally claim the mantle of the project she birthed seven years ago as a her sole vision. Stina takes the reigns in collaboration with none-other than super-producer John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent) for the most definitive Honeyblood LP to date, consolidating the Glasgow-born band as one of the most important UK names. TICKETS: £12.50 Adv /…

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Lost 4 Words play the Sunday Afternoon Session

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Carl Linnett,Mike Mckecknie,John Keay and Wayne Breed 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 And it's Mike's Birthday :-)

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SOLD OUT – Gaz Coombes

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£17.50

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com Gaz Coombes + Guests - Wednesday 12th June - Bedford Esquires We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing one of our absolute faves, es Supergrass main man Gaz Coombes to to Esquires in June! Seventeen years in the same band, and you can start to forget things. Gaz Coombes is recovering a feeling - the moment you first realise that music can give you goose-bumps, make your hair stand on end. He got it aged fourteen,…

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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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999 // Dun 2 Def // Tokyo Rankers

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Punk veterans 999 return to Bedford Esquires, with Strong support from Dun 2 Def and Tokyo Rankers tickets from Seetickets and Danny's Bar at Esquires  

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The Gulps // The Keepers

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A night of killer new music with ....... Based in London and hailing from all different parts of Europe and the Middle East, The Gulps come together with a shared idealism for our times. Playfully reviving the original roots of rock and roll, they are a new wake up call and speak our truth, with enjoyment and optimism. Lyrically informed poetry, sharing tales from our cities and experiences. With raw energy, The Gulps are a unique take on classic alternative…

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Porcelain Hill play the Sunday Afternoon Session

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Porcelain Hill is a high energy, Rock and roll band that perfectly blends blues, soul, funk, and punk. It's Music that plays to a live crowd, and tantalizes a recorded track. Heavy guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and a melodic bass line, Porcelain Hill is music you don't listen to, its music you feel.

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The South play the Main Stage

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£20.00

To celebrate their 10th year anniversary and 30 years since The Beautiful South released ‘Song For Whoever’, 2019 see's The South playing shows up and down the whole of the UK throughout the year! The South are an impressive 9 piece band who feature former members of The Beautiful South including singer Alison Wheeler and lifelong sax player Gaz Birtles. Since Dave Hemingway, the original singer, left the group at the end of 2016, Gaz has moved across to front…

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The UB40 Experience

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

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 £12 adv + BF, available from Seetickets here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/the-ub40-experience/bedford-esquires/1282680 See more

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The Jack J Hutchinson Band play the Sunday Session

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Jack J Hutchinson is a London based guitarist and singer songwriter. Described by Classic Rock Magazine as “Southern-smoked blues-rock with hooks, choruses, the lot”, his most recent album ‘Paint No Fiction‘ reached #1 in the Amazon Blues Chart and the iTunes Blues Chart Top 5. Born in Leicester, Hutchinson spent his formative years in the north west before moving to London to be an artist and musician. Before long the guitar became his main focus and he recorded an album with…

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Goat Girl + Pet Grotesque

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12.50

We are very pleased to announced that one of of our absolute faves, Goat Girl will be coming to Esquires for a festival warm up show, with special guests Pet Grotesque! We first clapped eyes on Goat Girl in a tiny pub in Brighton as part of The Great Escape in 2016 and have been trying to book the London 4 piece ever since. Honing their craft in the pubs and community spaces in Brixton, the band have not looked…

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Actors // Empathy Test // New Blood Tour

June 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Frank Drake and FLAG PROMOTIONS > Gigs, Clubs, Tours are proud to announce this very exciting co-headline show, sub titled NEW BLOOD UK TOUR 2019 for those people who say where is the new talent coming from?, this is the tour for you! First up... a hot prospect from Canada - a band that helped blow away Infest last year - and one that quite a few people have asked us to book... We give you... ACTORS they are a…

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Hands Off Gretel on the Main Stage

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£12

Hands Off Gretel bring you "I Want The World' UK Album Tour "If you’re a fan of Gwen Stefani style swagger or Nirvana-esque grunge, then you are going love Hands Off Gretel. " Classic Rock magazine 'Youth Rebellion at it's best' Vive Le Rock "So much attitude in this track fromAlt Rock powerhouse Hands Off Gretel” Alan Raw BBC Introducing 'A breath of fresh air to the music industry, they’ve built their reputation on raw talent and hard work, mixing…

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The Dekkertones Summer Skank

June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The DekkerTones are a 9 piece ska / reggae / rocksteady / 2tone covers band playing authentic ska and reggae from the late 60's Trojan and Bluebeat scene right through to the 2tone era. The DekkerTones were formed in 2013 and they include some members who have being involved in the ska scene for over 30 years. They have played all over the South East of England with notable performances at the 100 Club, Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues, Skamouth, Skabour, O2…

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Bucket and Co

June 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Bucket & Co. is the solo project from longtime Bad Company guitarist Dave 'Bucket' Colwell. Bucket leads an all star band including Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith, Edwin McCain, Spike from the Quireboys, Steve Conte of the NY Dolls among others. Tickets from Danny's Bar at Bedford Esquires and Slide Records,Bedford.

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July 2019

The Spitfires

July 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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THE SPITFIRES + GUESTS 8pm, Friday 5th July, Bedford Esquires "Watford based 3-piece The Spitfires are songwriter Billy Sullivan on lead vocals and guitar, Sam Long on bass/backing vocals and Matt Johnson on drums. The Spitfires take in a wide range of influences from reggae and ska through to punk and soul. This melting pot has helped infuse the band’s own sharp sound and style. Clash Magazine says it’s “Spiky, rebellious rock ‘n’ roll delivered with no small degree of…

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Sick on the Bus & Guests

July 5 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A welcome return for Sick on the Bus to Bedford Esquires.These much loved Punksters first played the venue in 1990.It'll be great to have them back.

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Pearl Handled Revolver Album Launch Fantasy Reigns

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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With the much anticipated release of the bands new album 'Fantasy Reigns' on July 5th 2019, PHR would like to invite you all to a very special show indeed. This will be an extraordinary evening. One that sees PHR share the stage with some real legends. We are honoured to announce that the world renowned Groundhogs will be joining us as special guests for the evening. Having seen these boys live quite recently, this will prove an outstanding combination for…

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The Annual Esquires BeatleJam

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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For over 5 years now the first Sunday afternoon session in July at Esquires is reserved for our annual BeatleJam. Many of Bedford's top local performers take part performing on their own as part of a group, performing their favourite Beatles songs. If you would like to take part contact Mat Roberts at matrobertsmusic@aol.com

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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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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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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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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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August 2019

HR from Bad Brains

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

The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com HR (Human Rights) - Founder and Vocalist from BAD BRAINS - Thursday 8th 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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Pottery + Guests

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

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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November 2019

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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