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https://youtu.be/gjW1CrQsc6g Bedford-based band, the CC Smugglers have become the latest musicians to suffer at the mismanagement of PledgeMusic, leaving them thousands of pounds in debt. The six-piece band, formed ten years ago by Richie Prynne, is well-known...
Tom Syson
A local Jazz musician has spoken of his absolute delight at playing lead Trumpet with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Tom Syson, 25, was first introduced...
Guitar, open mic night
Aspiring musicians and performers are being given an opportunity to hone their stage skills at a newly launched dedicated Open Mic Night for under 18s. The Cellar Bar on Bedford High Street will...
Alfie Templeman
Great things are predicted for Bedford's Alfie Templeman, who will be launching is new EP with an acoustic set at Slide Record Shop in the Arcade this...
Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis at Bedford Angel 24.3.94. Image: Kev Bailey
30 years ago, a little-known band from Manchester embarked on their first tour, co-headling with the Scottish band, Whiteout. The first venue on the tour was The Angel on Elstow Road in Bedford and...
As if you didn't already know, this weekend is the Bedford River Festival - our bi-annual celebration along the banks of the River Great Ouse. This year's 40th anniversary event stretches from Russell Park in the east along...
Live music thrives in Bedford due to the hard work and dedication of the club-owners, promoters, musicians and the great gig-going public. From open mic nights and intimate gigs to the latest must-see bands and...
By Paula Walker We kick of 2018 with a bumper crop of theatre for your enjoyment at the Quarry Theatre and the Place.  This February and March, The Place is delivering their Mindscapes season, exploring the...
George George Ezra at Finsbury Park Image Adam Scarborough
Bedford Park Concerts have announced the headline for their summer concert series 2023 will be multi-platinum-selling artist George Ezra. With three UK No.1 albums Wanted On Voyage (2014)...
Gigs 4 Kids
Music for Bedford Borough's campaign, Gigs 4 Kids has reached its first major milestone by raising £11,963 thanks to generous donations from Bedford’s...
In 2011 the first Castle Quay Weekender took place in seven empty units on Castle Lane and attracted 5000 visitors.  The legacy of that event was far-reaching, including being the catalyst for the launch of...
Great news, jazz fans! The Bedford Jazz Festival 2016 is coming to town on the 19th and 20th March. Over the weekender and in four different venues more than 20 acts will take to the stage. The...