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Bedford choir releases Remembrance Day single with Chelsea Pensioners

Boys from Bedford School’s Chapel Choir, including BBC Young Chorister of the Year, Alexander Olleson, have today released a special Remembrance Day single with the Chelsea Pensioners...

Tom Grennan surprises his old Bedford school for Children in Need

Bedford’s Tom Grennan has surprised his old primary school by coming back to perform a special one-off gig for Children In Need 15 years after he left. Schoolchildren across the...

Philharmonia Orchestra returns to Bedford for its Corn Exchange residency

For the first time since 2020, the Philharmonia Orchestra will be welcoming back audiences to Bedford Corn Exchange next month for a full season of world-class orchestral concerts...

blender smash crowdfunder to launch second EP championing new music

Regular readers will be aware of the work of blender, whether it's their pop up record shops, their music stage at the River Festival...

Bedford School choristers lend their voices to Remembrance Day song

Members of Bedford School's Chapel Choir took part in a very special recording project this week, with singer/songwriter Jamie Lonsdale. The boys - aged between 12 and 16 - were recorded...

Review: Âme b2b Dixon end Tofte Manor electronic music festival on a high

Excellently managed and well-executed, the now finely-tuned day-rave formula in venues such as London’s Printworks and The Drumsheds has been put to good use here in the countryside...

Interview: Dr Neville Staple – 40 years man and rude boy

Celebrating 40 years since the release of the classic Specials single, Ghost Town, and the formation of Fun Boy Three, From the Specials, led by Dr Neville Staple skank into Bedford...

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...

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