Live Music

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Your musical Christmas kicks off at Esquires from the beginning of December and the festivities don't stop til the new year has been well and truly welcomed. Pete Burridge gives us the live music lowdown...
This Saturday (December 7th), Bedford St. Cuthberts Hall will be tricked out for a gig by fantastic duo Slowclub. Clanger muso Richard Smith caught up with Rebecca as she, Charles and the crew traveled to the...
The Clanger's Lloyd Lugsden recently had the good fortune to fire some Q's at 21st Century hip-hopper Lizzo, whilst on her UK tour with fellow Minneapolis dweller Har Mar Superstar - she was 'literally' on...
From stitch n' bitch craft evenings to book clubs; ukelele classes to free pool nights, plus a dazzling array of karaoke nights, live music events, pub quizzes and Bedford's finest Indie Disco - Bedford's pubs...
by Erica Roffe I urge, compel, politely suggest and indeed demand that if you get the chance to see The Noise Next Door's Soundhouse show, you go.  If you weren't at this year's Bedfringe performance then...
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...
Friday 26th October - Bedford Esquires They're on the front cover of next week's NME, but if you can't wait til then, check out our preview of the Palma Violets' gig in Bedford at the end of October. ...
The CC Smugglers get chatty with The Clanger: As I tentatively walked past the house buried deep in Bedfordshire, as directed by Richie’s slightly bemused mum, down the gorgeously wild garden towards the ‘source of the...
Everyone’s heard of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Each August it dominates the culture supplements in newspapers, the winner of the newcomer award is reported in the national news and guaranteed rock-god-like status and the big...
The Clanger loves a laugh, so we jumped at the chance to meet Bedford’s finest ukelele-based comedy act, The Ouse Valley Singles Club (OVSC), to discover what makes Bedford so funny. With songs entitled Bedford Rascal,...
The Alternative Reality Tour - Guerrilla Comedy Siege on Bedford Castle 3pm - A rumour that Josie Long is bringing her guerrilla comedy tour to Bedford 5.45pm  - The venue is announced: the little door behind the...
by: Al Batross at Esquires It takes an artist of reputation to fill Esquires on a Tuesday night, and Evan Dando, he of Lemonheads and extreme substance abuse fame, did just that. At first, it felt like...