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Bedford Esquires

60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom

March 2019

Spring Showcase 3 Bad Racket/The Other Ones/Skirt

March 15 @ 8:30 pm - May 5 @ 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The 3rd of our March Spring showcase nights sees the welcome return of Bad Racket with strong support from The Other Ones and Skirt Music

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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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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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The Burke Brothers with special guests ‘Coarse’ and James Smith

March 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Burke Brothers, Liam and James host their friends 'Coarse' and James Smith on what promises to be a lively entertaining night.

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FaceDown // The Dead Melody // Jeana

March 23 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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A cracking little line up in the bar on this Saturday night. The welcome return of both FaceDown and The Dead Melody and the debut of Jeana

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The V.I.Peas play the Sunday Afternoon Session at Bedford Esquires

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The V.I.Peas have a superb mixture of pop, rock and soul, with the wide ranging repertoire delivered with stunning vocals and breathtaking musicianship, designed to appeal to all ages and guaranteed to have everyone on the dance floor busting some shapes!

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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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The Dualers Duo: Tyber & Pete – Back by Demand

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Dualers – Up close and personal Ft Tyber & Peter 7.30pm, Thursday 28th March, Esquires, Bedford The Dualers Duo (Tyber & Pete) return to Esquires after their sold out show in 2018! The Dualers are Britain’s much loved Ska and Reggae band from the South of England who have steadily built up a following of many thousands of truly dedicated fans. Brothers Simon and Tyber Cranstoun were introduced to music at a very early age by their father; Bill…

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HENGE

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com Henge + Guests - Friday 29th March - Bedford Esquires ATTENTION EARTH! THIS IS HENGE. WE COME IN THE NAME OF RAVE. WE BRING YOU THE GIFT OF COSMIC DROSS - A KIND OF MUSIC NEW TO YOUR WORLD. WE HAVE NEWS. PLANET EARTH IS AN EXPERIMENT. YOUR SPECIES WAS SENT CODES FROM SPACE, TO HELP YOU LOVE AND DANCE. BUT YOUR LEADERS GREW SCARED. THEY HID THE CODES FROM YOU. NOW YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS SHRINKS AND…

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The Ben Poole Band Play Bedford Esquires

March 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Welcome return of the Ben Poole band to room 2 (Holy Moly's) ’Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Ben Poole is at the forefront of the European Blues/Rock/Soul movement, a name that has grown from strength to strength since he burst onto the scene in 2013. Currently signed to Manhaton Records. www.benpooleband.com www.benpoole.co.uk Advance Tickets from seetickets

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Green Haze + One Eighty Two / Dookie vs Enema of The State

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Back in the 90s, the two pop-punk titans - Green Day & Blink 182 brought punk into the mainstream with their eponymous 'Dookie' and 'Enema of the State' albums. To celebrate the 25th and 20th Anniversaries of these albums - 2 of the UK's top tribute bands to Green Day and Blink 182 - are uniting for a tour of EPIC proportions. Playing both albums in FULL + a greatest hits set from both bands! 'Basket Case' will meet 'What's…

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Thr3e play the Sunday Afternoon Session

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Rock n' blues quartet from the Bedfordshire/Northamptonshire area. Playing a mix of originals and covers from the likes of Jimi, Rory, Cream, Trower and Free

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April 2019

Gaz Brookfield

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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GAZ BROOKFIELD + Special guests Friday 5th April - Holy Molys (Room 2) - Esquires Gaz Brookfield is a solo acoustic musician based in Bristol. Since winning Acoustic magazine’s 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, he has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, Seth Lakeman and many more, racking up…

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Southbound play the Sunday Afternoon Session

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Southbound, the upcoming blues-rock band based in London, are kicking up quite a storm. Bringing an exclusive take on British Blues, audiences are enthralled by the unique sounds and grooves that the band create on stage which has helped to propel their career forward. With inspirations drawing from blues, rock, jazz, funk and soul, Tom (vocals), Elliot (rhythm and lead guitar), Jordan (rhythm and lead guitar), Dan (bass) and Aaron (drums) each bring something distinctive to the table that could…

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London Calling

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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LONDON CALLING - The UK's premier tribute to The Clash Sat 13th April 2019 at Bedford Esquires Website www.londoncallingband.com Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=9wCAOS-F9A4 LONDON CALLING In 1979, The Clash released their third album ‘London Calling’. Produced by Guy Stevens and Mick Jones it’s considered to be their masterpiece, it charted at No. 9 and is ranked No. 8 in Rolling Stone’s list of the top 500 albums of all time. It’s sold over 5 million copies and has been certified as a…

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Bad Manners ***Note change of date***

April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com BAD MANNERS + Guests - Thursday 18th April - Bedford Esquires The mighty Bad Manners return to the main stage at Esquires on Thursday 18th April! The band quickly became the novelty favourites of the Ska movement through their bald, enormous-bodied frontman’s on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze. Bad Manners were at their peak most popular during the late…

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Noble Jacks + Guests

April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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We welcome the return of Noble Jacks to Esquires, having supported The Eskies in November 2018 on our main stage. With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms, which have taken crowds by storm across the UK. Noble Jacks have been touring relentlessly. With sold out shows across the UK on their two headline tours in 2018, many months in advance, as well as shows at major festivals including…

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The Christians

April 19 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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The Pad Presents www.thepadpresents.com The Christians + Guests - Friday 19th April - Bedford Esquires Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname…

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The Workshop Boys play the Sunday Afternoon Session

April 21 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 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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Teenage Werewolves (Cramps Tribute) + Mutant Movement Dance Party

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£13.50

“Teenage Werewolves”, the worlds best CRAMPS tribute, pick up where the wild & wackiest of them all, “The Cramps” left off. After the death of rock’s most-uninhibited singer Lux Interior in 2009, the Teenage Werewolves were born by animated singer Jack Atlantis (also born in the same town as Lux Interior). Teenage Werewolves cut their teeth on L.A’s most historic & unforgiving stages like the Viper Room & the Whisky a Go-Go. This "Psychobilly-Circus & Punk-Rock-Theater” has a visually-irresistible stage-show…

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Blancmange

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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'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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Big Country – 35th Anniversary Steeltown Tour

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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BIG COUNTRY + guests 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF STEELTOWN 1984 - 2019 8PM, FRIDAY 26TH APRIL, BEDFORD ESQUIRES Following a packed out show at the Bedford Corn Exchange we are bringing Big Country back to Bedford Esquires for a more intimate club show this time performing the classic STEELTOWN album and all the GREATEST HITS Steeltown is the second studio album by Legendary Scottish band Big Country. The album was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing.…

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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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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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The Creepshow / The Zipheads

April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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THE PAD PRESENTS www.thepadpresents.com The Creepshow + The Zipheads - Saturday 27th April 2019 We're dead chuffed to be welcoming the return of Canadian “horror punk pyschobilly garage-rock” 5 piece The Creepshow back to Esquires, after they played one of the finest shows on 2017 in the summer of 2017. “One of the top bands you need to know about” – Alternative Press. Formed in the dirty back alleys and dive bars of Toronto, Ontario in 2005, THE CREEPSHOW has…

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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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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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Sex Gang Children – Electric Jezebel Tour.

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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Sex Gang Children original members come together for a celebration of their 1983 seminal album Song and Legend. SGC will be performing the Song and Legend album in its entirety, up close and personal. There will be a merch table with T-shirts, CDs, vinyl, photos and original art by Andi Sex Gang (Andi McElligott). www.sexgangchildren.com

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Average Sex + The Courts

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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When Average sex played Esquires recently supporting Tim Burgess, we fell for them hard. Buzzsaw indie pop that falls somewhere between The Ramones, Britpop and The Primitives, and in singer Laetitia Bocquet they have a genuine superstar in their midsts. When the Charlatans frontman first heard them he too was smitten, so much so that he signed them to his record label and asked them to be his backing band on his solo tour. Following their gig here on the…

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The Orb – 30th Anniversary Tour

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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£23.50

One of the most pioneering acts in dance music history The Orb are bringing part 2 of their 30th Anniversary out on the road. To celebrate, the legendary outfit are heading out on the second part of a special tour that will see The Orb deliver a career spanning 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits set which stretches back as far as 1991’s ‘The Orb’s Adventured Beyond The Ultraworld’ all the way to the newest release, 2018’s ‘No Sounds Are Out Of…

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Daddy Long Legs + Guests

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bedford Esquires, 60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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“DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment.” -Lenny Kay "…like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things.” –Rolling Stone This is the third visit to Esquires, if you caught them before, you do not want to miss this (but you already know that). Brooklyn, NY-based trio DADDY LONG LEGS—Brian…

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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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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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Chris Difford (Squeeze)

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

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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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

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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