Glastonbury rapper Genesis Elijah to head local line-up at Esquires

Bedford Esquires. Photo taken pre-coronavirus. Credit: Neil McCarty

World renowned rapper Genesis Elijah will head a local line-up at Bedford’s iconic Esquires venue on 9 July.

The Brixton born rapper has wowed fans on stages spanning Glastonbury and Wembley stadium with his gritty lyrics and ‘original and unpredictable style’.

Now he’s coming to Bedford with a local line-up showcased by promoter Warren Temple.

Bedford boy Warren, who heads up The Sound Temple said: “It has been a long time since I have put on a gig in my home-town in this capacity.’’

He described bagging the rapper, who is a favourite of DJs Zane Lowe, Charlie Sloth and Hollywood superstar Ricky Gervais as a ‘coup’.

Eljah will be backed by up-and-coming local talent Carlito Daboy w/Mini Man, Geo Gritz, Wkd Whisperz//All in Ent.

The versatile musician has worked with artists including Foreign Beggars, Harry Shotta, Kele Le Roc and Matt Goss of Bros fame.

His back catalogue includes cult classics Jah Bless, Fathers Day and Phantom Dread Syndrome which was featured in the movie Brotherhood.

Promoter Warren said: “I thought it would be good to get out there with a live show in support of all the fantastic local talent I showcase weekly on my radio show.

”The support acts are all artists I’ve championed in the last 12 months on air.’’

He felt Esquires was ‘a natural fit’.  The likes of Coldplay, Muse and Bloc Party have graced its stages.

Warren hopes this will be the first of many events.

Tickets can be booked here.

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