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 on what not to miss at everyone’s favourite alternative nightspot:
Friday The 13th sees MK punksters Citizen Keyne (nice! – Ed) hold their Christmas show in Danny’s bar then later on it’s a festive ‘Mutiny’ club night with Phil & Ben.2013 has been a great year for Bedford’s The Scruff with an E.P. out and great support slots with the likes of ‘Art Brut’ under their belts. So what better way to end off their year than with a headline show on Esquires’ Main Stage on Saturday 14 December. Sunday 15 December sees Cherry Lee Mewis & her Blues Gems host their annual Xmas Sunday afternoon session in Danny’s Bar from 5pm. On Saturday the 21 December local rockers, The Quireboys to play the Main Stage, their only UK date over the Christmas period. The Sunday afternoon session on the 22 December plays host to Full Circle on the day their Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Marc Patching turns 40 – double celebration!. On Friday 27wewelcome the return of Pop/Metallers Gold Skies Ahead to Danny’s Bar ,and Saturday 28 sees PVE (The Pep Valerro Experience) play Holy Moly’s. It”s an early start for the Sunday afternoon session on 29 December, as we see the reformation of three of Bedford’s much missed bands. Kicking things off is The Escape, the first band to feature Edwin Ireland, Rob Collins and Matt Jarman. The boys will be kicking off this one-off show at 4pm. Following them will be Amy & the Integrals featuring singer/songwriter Amy Leeder, reuniting her band for the first time in three years. Then to round the afternoon and evening off it’s the welcome return of Thunderbird 5. Christmas in Danny’s bar wouldn’t be the same without Cutting Out who return to their New Year‘s Eve slot. Formerly Los Marbles, this maybe the last time to catch these guys in the current line-up. AnNYE club night from the esteemed Esquires DJ Collective will follow in Holy Moly’s. Phew! Merry Christmas & a happy new year.
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