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Clanger review: Tom Grennan comes home to Esquires

Chart-topping Tom Grennan returned to Esquires last weekend for the first of his homecoming gigs. We asked self-confessed superfan, Stuart Freer, to write a Clanger review...

Interview: DJ Spoony talks UK Garage, moving to Bedford and playing at the Original Culture Festival

This August, a new festival will launch in Bedford with - they promise - sunshine, music and summer vibes. Original Culture Festival is taking place on August bank holiday Sunday and while...

Local band sought to feature on Leave the Capital EP collaboration

The team behind blender are looking for a local band to feature on their latest vinyl release, an EP called Leave the Capital. They're on a mission to ignite the home fires and keep them burning, with an EP boasting...

Levellers celebrate 30th anniversary with Halloween concert in Bedford

Levellers will be performing live at the Halloweentown Festival in Bedford this October to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, Levelling the Land. The event will take place at The Great Meadow...

Review: The Scruff makes its Bedford return (director’s cut)

If there is one positive thing about Covid – and there isn’t – it would be that we appreciate outdoor spaces more. As long as it’s not raining. Or cold. Or both. Which it often has been...

blender brew up a beer collab to support local musicians

Bedford live music promoters, blender, have teamed up with a local brewery to create an eponymous beer that will help support their forthcoming projects. The 'refreshing hazy beer, dry-hopped...

Esquires to welcome back gig-goers after major investment inside and out

Bedford music fans rejoice: Esquires has finally reopened its doors this week, following a long 14 months of closure, and you might not recognise the place. The legendary grassroots music venue in Bedford...

Interview: Quireboys’ lead singer, Spike, talks about his acoustic show at Esquires

The Quireboys' lead singer, Spike, will be performing an intimate evening at Esquires this June, as part of a socially distanced tour. It'll be a chance to get up close...

Philharmonia returns to Bedford for first post-Covid performance at Corn Exchange this June

On 14 June, Bedford Corn Exchange will be welcoming back its first audiences since the start of lockdown as members of the Philharmonia return to the Orchestra’s residency town for a...

INTERVIEW: Carlton teen, Alfie Templeman, talks about the launch of his new mini-album

Carlton teenager, Alfie Templeman, released his much-anticipated new mini-album on Friday (7 May) to rave reviews from the music press. The 18-year-old's latest single 'Everybody's Gonna Love Somebody'...

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