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Local & Live 2018: Sunday at The Bedford

Sunday August 26th 2018, 1:30pm - 9:30pm at The Bedford (see venue details and map).

Part of Local & Live Festival 2019 : Sunday.

Local & Live is delighted to be working with The Bedford Pub in association with The Jay Harmer Foundation and The Acoustic Valium Project.

Having been suffering from cancer, from the age of 12, Jay Harmer was officially diagnosed at 14 with bone cancer. After several operations, Jay was in remission at 17 but sadly the disease returned and he lost his brave battle on 29th June 2018 at the age of 19. Jay was always more concerned about those around him than his own wellbeing and touched many many hearts in his short but influential journey through this world. The Jay Harmer Foundation has been set up to raise money for amazing associated charities whilst having fun and encouraging others to have fun too. Charities to be supported will include The Royal Marsden Hospital, My Shining Star and Clic Sargent. You can find us on Facebook and on Twitter.

In association with The Jay Harmer Foundation and The Acoustic Valium Project.

7:45pm Headline Support: Ian Roland

Ian Roland: Singer-songwriter. 12 string guitar, guitars and mandolin. Acoustic, Folk, Folk-Rock, Americana.

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6:45pm Jessica Johansson

Jessica Johansson is a Swedish singer/songwriter now based in Kent. She combines heartfelt stories with haunting melodies, usually based on experiences from her own life or careful observation. Jessica might easily be pigeonholed into the box marked fair female singer songwriter but her songs are...

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6:00pm Uplift

Uplift started in July 2016 and grew out of a family band formed for a friend's birthday party. Since then we have played at the Tonbridge Juddians Beer Festival, The King William in Pembury and The Bedford in Tunbridge Wells. In 2016 we played at The Forum in Tunbridge Wells as part of Unfest, and in 2017 we played at the Knoxbridge Festival near Staplehurst. We play funk and soul covers with a bit of reggae thrown in for good measure. Our set list includes songs by Bill Withers, Gnarls Barkley, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lonnie Liston Smith, Gil Scott Heron and Pharell Williams.

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5:30pm India Rose

India Rose is a 14 year old singer from Tunbridge Wells. New to the scene, India's recent performances include winning Hastings' Got Talent, and playing gigs at Unfest, The Tonbridge Beer Festival and Grosvenor Park's Day Out. You may also recognise her from her regular busking sessions in and around Tunbridge Wells.

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4:55pm Magda-Marie

I'm a singer/songwriter from Kent, have been singing for many years in bands, choirs and now as a solo artist. Recently I have released two of my singles.

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4:15pm Jon McDevitt

I work as a musician doing whatever comes up, from music therapy to parties. I've written music for a couple of independent films you won't have heard of, and a TV theme you might remember from hungover Sunday mornings if you had Channel 5 on.  Actually it was kids' programme, so you might have been twelve, rather than hungover. I also had a band called Geist from 2001-2007 and we played a lot of gigs and got the first on-line unsigned section started on a major retail website - CDWow (they were major at the time, honestly)...

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3:30pm Charlotte Rose Ellis

I'm Charlotte Rose and I'm a Singer Songwriter, and Composer for Media! I’ve just finished my degree in Songwriting at BIMM London and I play the piano, guitar and sing. I've been writing songs and gigging around Kent and London for 8 years now, and I write music for media, such as Film, TV, Games and more!

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1:45pm Lucy Jarrett

Lucy Jarrett is an accomplished and lauded singer-songwriter and recording artist, with five albums to her name.

Singing before she could talk and playing guitar by the age of 10, Lucy began her professional career in South West England in 1997 and was soon gigging her way around the UK and Europe’s Folk and Country Circuits...

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