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Bernard Butler. Live and Acoustic. Sold Out.

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


We are delighted to welcome Bernard Butler to Bedford for a very rare solo acoustic show.

Bernard has been noted as one of Britain’s most original and influential musicians. In 1989 he formed Suede releasing the Mercury winning No.1 debut “Suede” and the era-defining “Dog Man Star”, a sprawling concept of rare ambition. His collaboration with David McAlmont on the anthemic ”Yes” provided an intriguing footprint across Britpop’s otherwise jingoist landscape culminating in 2 albums and a sell out at London’s Roundhouse in 2015.

He released two solo albums on Creation, the acclaimed “People Move On” yielding the hit single “Stay”, and “Friends and Lovers” and a Brit nomination before moving into a celebrated period as producer and songwriter including seminal releases by The Libertines, Tricky, Black Kids, Kate Nash, Nerina Pallot, Teleman, The Cribs, James Morrison, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Texas, Mark Eitzel, Mull Historical Society, Sam Lee, Oscar Lang and Paloma Faith.

In 2005 he began a collaboration with Duffy spawning her five million-selling, Grammy and Brit Award winning debut Rockferry, whilst Butler won the Producer’s Award at the 2009 BRIT Awards.

He has played guitar live or on records by Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Ferry, Roy Orbison, Bert Jansch, The Libertines, Neneh Cherry, Robert Plant and Ben Watt (Everything but the Girl) with whom he toured extensively.

He is currently working on a new collaboration alongside his first solo material in 20 years and we are promised ‘all sorts of songs from my ridiculous career…’

Support will be from Roxanne de Bastion.

Tickets are £12.50 in advance, available from 10am Friday 10th of September.

Please note that this will be an unreserved seated event so capacity is limited.


December 9
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom
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