** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**
Jem Cooke has now had to reschedule her performance with us at The Bedford due to unforeseen circumstances, so we will now be joined by Polly Money.
The MixTape Sessions are making a return to The Bedford with a spectacular show on October 8th. We have music from:
CANDY: Scotsman Ross Candy is a London based singer, songwriter and guitarist who is heavily inspired and influenced by 80s fashion and music. He not only thrives on performing live but also enjoys continually writing fresh new material. His sound is both forward-looking and nostalgic and has a pop/rock sound, which targets a wide range of audiences. Ross's powerful voice and charismatic stage presence entices his audience and leaves them with a lasting impression.
Polly Money is Cornish through and through, and is now studying at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance here in London. Polly has been writing and performing her own material for eight years and has recently just released her debut EP called 'The That Guy E.P' which was released on 2nd September. 2013 is proving to be quite a year. With performances at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe and a number of festivals already under her belt, Polly was spotted by actress Kate Hudson and her partner Matt Bellamy at the Marylebone Summer Fayre (at The MixTape Sessions Stage!!) and asked to support Muse at The Stade de France in front of an audience of 80,000 the very next weekend. Awed by the whole experience, she overcame the butterflies and smashed it. Not bad for someone, who in May, reached the grand old age of eighteen.
RAPHAELLA: A 23 year old Artist of Persian/Scottish/English heritage from London, UK reaches right to the core of the heart with her beautiful unique vocal tone & her songwriting performing stripped back ballads on piano or with her band. Raphaella’s joined line ups with Texas, Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Chenoa, The Rizzle Kicks, Clement Marfo & The Frontline, Lianne La Havas, etc. & played some of the UK’s major festivals and venues, the London 2012 Olympic/Paralympics. ManotoTV featured Raphaella in ‘One day with Raphaella’ and she’s amassed 79,000+ Youtube plays with her cover of Justin Bieber’s As Long As You Love Me.
Raphaella's forging her identity as a successful independent Artist & Songwriter, writing with International multi-selling platinum writers/producers & collaborated with Afrojack, Ishi, etc. Published by respected UK independent Phrased Differently Raphaella's had a certified Gold record award for Ivy Quainoo ‘The Voice’ winner Germany & cuts for ‘The Voice’ internationally, K-Pop SHINee, Dionne Bromfield, Nabiha, etc.
STEWART MAC: Is a London based singer-songwriter. He has a passion for creating music with anthemic choruses and bittersweet lyrics. With many influences, his musical style has been likened to Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls, Don Henly and Tom Petty.
Having toured with Bon Jovi on their UK Stadium tour in 2009, Stewart found success in Asia, touring extensively in Taiwan and China. In November 2012 he released his long awaited second album and 2013 has seen him shows at venues such as The Borderline, Under The Bridge & Hard Rock Calling.
There are only a limited number of tickets available for this show.
The MixTape Sessions has teamed up with The Bedford to offer ticket holders access to exclusive deals - pre-show cocktails are 2 for 1 before 8pm and also 2 for 1 on desserts during the show.
Extra Information: The Bedford is approximately 2 minutes walk away from Balham Overground & Underground Stations with direct links to Victoria (15 minutes), Kings Cross (35 minutes), Euston (35 minutes) and Waterloo (25 minutes) stations. There is also a travelodge located next to the station if you would like to stay nearby.