Discover 3 fantastic new artists on the UK scene – Bad Day Blues Band / Smith & Brewer / Amy & the Calamities at The Bedford.
Live Music 8pm
About Bad Day Blues Band:
The world’s coolest blues band are here!
The Bad Day Blues Band break down genre barriers by fusing modern popular music with blues and rock. Ferocious live performers with unparalleled songwriting and musicianship.
A very special band that have real chemistry on stage and in the studio.
BBC Radio 2 “Brilliant Live!”
Having played major music festivals, including the legendary Isle of Wight Festival in 2018 and 2019, they have received airplay from major radio stations such as BBC Radio (UK) and Radio Rock (Brazil), the band continue to capture the public’s imagination offering music which is genuinely new and exciting.
About Smith & Brewer:
Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer met at an event organised by Joan Armatrading for the acts she had chosen to support her on her 2015 tour. Although they originally planned to just write together, they soon realised that their playing styles and voices complemented each other and they started playing together after their inaugural gig supporting Joan Armatrading in front of a thousand-strong crowd.
Since then, they have played together all over the UK, notably as the support act to 10cc and Ralph McTell on their 2018 U.K tours, at Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2018, the 2018 Cambridge Folk Festival and the UK Americana Awards Showcase in 2017 and 2019,, as well as at the AmericanaFest in Nashville in 2017.
About Amy & the Calamities:
Amy & The Calamities is the creation of artist Amy Wawn, a singer-songwriter from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Amy’s style ranges from lively foot-stomping folk rhythms to the dirty-delicious sounds of delta blues on the slide guitar, accompanied by a dark, brooding vocal range, lilting melodies and thoughtful lyrics.
The ‘Calamities’ is a title that grew organically over time. It was originally coined one evening after an open mic in Cape Town, South Africa and stems from the various comedic mishaps on stage, the odd coincidences and the regular antics of jovial friends and fans. It hints at spontaneity – an essential element in the creation of art.
Amy is now living and performing full time in Camden Town, London. She was invited to play at The Cambridge Folk Festival in 2018, one of the longest running folk festivals in the world, alongside artists Patti Smith and First Aid Kit.