Another video from Amanda Shires and a timely reminder that she will be playing live in Bedford on Friday 20th April promoted by Bedford Live! Presents Due to play them last year, along with Rod Picott, unfortunately she had to postpone her trip while she recovered from finger surgery (a rope swing incident!) Now she’s back for her first headline tour of the UK and Ireland as The Amanda Shires Trio (and I believe Rod Picott is due to be part of the trio) Her album Carrying Lightning is still in my top list of releases in 2011 and a firm fixture on the iPod in the car. Looking forward to a packed house at The Holy Moly’s Bar at Esquires and with no other dates in the East or London, this could be the only opportunity to see her in the area and well worth the trip out on a Friday night.
As is often the case with Bedford Live! gigs there is an opportunity to promote either local or unsigned artists in support and tonight will be no different. This will be the first solo outing for Dave Banks, more accustomed to playing along band mates and “local hero’s” The Whybirds. Also on the bill is Bedford based Olie Campbell, who is no strange to Esquires, and with an entry price of £7 it makes this even more reason to go along.
Make sure you get your tickets in advance either from Danny’s Bar at Esquires or online via See Tickets which reminds me I’d best get mine