Live Music

Graveyard Johnnys + Loren Balaam

We found this review on the internet, sums it pretty well to us. Not to be missed!

Graveyard Johnnys are back and as outrageous as ever! The lads tell me that they have recently enjoyed a tour of Finland, but seem very happy to be back in Bedford. The rather hesitant crowd are quickly asked to move a bit nearer the stage. “Can you come closer so we can smell what you are like”! This request surely does not apply to GJ’s drummer who, at the start of the set, is facially barely visible. A natty trilby is matched by a long flowing scarf that covers all his face except for the ‘steely Welsh eyes’. Thankfully it’s not long before the scarf is removed.

This band are more punk driven, but still possessing the finer components of psychobilly. A rare cover is worthy of note. It forms as a tribute to the late Bo Diddley. The trio give it fine respect as they passionately sing “You can’t judge a book by looking at the cover”. The excellent “Voodoo lover”, a favourite from the last visit is again so good. They continue to accentuate restless dynamics, while their melodic muscle is perfectly displayed. It’s been a long journey and the boys are ready to party. No brandy this time, but they do admit that “the van’s in the car park and we’ve got a couple of ciders”! As I left Esquires in the early hours, Graveyard Johnnys were true to their word, apparently even cooking some sausages! What fantastic characters. Truly what the music scene is all about……

The Warm Up 8 – 3am

On Friday 23rd and Friday 30th Decmeber our djs will be playing some tunes for you and all our usual drinks offers will apply. Dont get too ruined and spoil the real event the next day for yourself though!

Save Your Breath Christmas Party – Free Entry!

Save Your Breath are a band from Newport, South Wales, playing honest straight up pop punk.

Their E.P. “Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy”, was released in the UK on March 9th and received a great reaction. The band played numerous shows in support of the release touring with bands like The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Kids In Glass Houses, Funeral For a Friend and The Rocket Summer. The band headed back into the studio in early 2011 to start work on their first full length record, “Vices”.

They are headlining our big christmas party this year and we cannot wait. Support comes from the awesome Blowgoat. Bring your party hat as we’ll be paying party games all night too!

Last Of The Union

The Last of the Union are a four-piece rock band with members based in Newport, Cardiff and Bristol, steadily building a reputation as an engaging live band in all three cities. The varying musical tastes of each member have been fused to create a sound which lies somewhere between the powerful, emotional effectiveness of the Manics and the experimental, edgy ethos of Radiohead.

The band believe their new demo tracks will net them many more live appearances across the UK. Contact lastoftheunion@gmail.com for more information on booking The Last of the Union.

Killcity Video Premiere

Kill City skateboards video “Rookies” premiere

830pm, free entry…

Dirty Goods Acoustic Christmas Party

DiRtY GoOdS make dirty, electronica-infused music, with a sound that call upon the vocal styling of Prince, mixed up with the synth-led sounds of Chromeo and MSTRKRFT.

The band consist of Antony James smith&devine, James Alexandros T Woodville & Mikee Gregg formerly of indie-rock band Jump The Underground’.

The band have recently signed to Necessary Records and are working on their debut album due for release in 2011.

‘The idea was sparked from listening to lots of Chromeo and Prince’ explains Woody and singer Antony (commonly known as ‘Wylee’) adds ‘it’s mixed with rock and blues roots as that is generally where I come from’, Mikee also states ‘we all have our individual influences on the band ranging from Prince, Zeppelin, Muddy Waters and Costello to more modern acts such as Chromeo, Daft Punk, Calvin Harris and Justice’.

In their first year they have supported the likes of Calvin Harris and The Noisettes, been featured on several TV shows including Hollyoaks and Eastenders E20, toured France and the USA playing venues such as The Elysee Montmatre, The Roxy, L.A. and Fontanas, New York.

’80’s influenced electro-pop suggestive of Prince, Chromeo, MRSKRFT and Kanye West; could see this getting picked up’

Noel Gardner, Buzz Magazine, March 2009

New Years Eve – 8pm til very late! Free Entry

Come see in the New Year with us, no price hikes, no entry fee and all the usual brilliant offers apply.

Le Pub djs playing party tunes upstairs from 9pm

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£7.00 ON THE DOOR 8 ‘TIL LATE

Owen + Liz Wreck

Mike Kinsella (born March 4, 1977) is one of three musicians in his family (brother Tim Kinsella and cousin Nate Kinsella) involved in many Illinois-based bands (Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc, The One Up Downstairs, American Football, and Owen). He was first recognized in the music scene in Cap’n Jazz formed by his brother Tim in 1989 while at the age of 12. In 2001 Kinsella began his current solo project, Owen, in which he performs vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, loops, etc. Kinsella is also in a band, called The Shirts and Skins, with his wife.

Tickets here http://www.wegottickets.com/event/144037

Christmas Vintage and Craft Fayre 12pm – 5pm

We have invited a few vintage sellers and crafty types to come set up for the day in Le Pub. If you are looking for unusual or handmade christmas presents for the people you love then this may well be the place to come. Entry is free.

The bar will be open and we weill be selling cakes for charity too!

If you wish to sell we have a few spaces left, get in touch. we dont charge for stalls.

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