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“Not just a music Show”

Friday 17th August – Bedford Esquires – Tickets £2 – Over 18’s

Doors open at 8:00pm for a 8:30pm sharp start!

A group of Bedford based artists, film makers and event organisers are inviting music, comedy and film lovers to take part in the filming of a new pilot internet TV podcast.


Billed as a mix between “Later with Jools Holland” and “TFI Friday” The Rough Cut Sessions aims to bring together bands, comedians and directors to create a decidedly different Friday night out and to put Bedford on the map.


Holy Moly’s at Bedford Esquires will play host to live, musical performances, interviews and comedy where the audience are invited to ask questions, chat with the hosts while enjoying the show, which will be available to view on the Internet the following week.


The show’s director/producer, Tom B Wild, lectures in Media at Bedford College and has produced promotional videos for local music acts and for organisations including We Are Bedford and Bedford BID. He said ‘We wanted to do something completely different. We have loads going on in this town, and this is a great way to shout about it, not just to people who live here but also to people who don’t.’


Emily Finney, event organiser who brought the first Burlesque shows to Bedford and Jimmy Mann, also a media lecturer at Bedford College, best known for his off the cuff, spontaneous energy and bizarre hyperactive humour, will be hosting the show. ‘We’re both really excited by this project and hope that it is only the first of many to come’, says Emily.


The first show will include music by An Army of Lights, Rebecca De Winter and CC Smugglers, stand-up from Hatty Ashdown, and award winning short film ‘It’s Natural to be Afraid’, written by Neil Fox and directed by Justin Doherty. The team will also be inviting local hairstylist Sarah Dunn from Sarah’s Doo Wop Dos to create a hairstyle on one of the audience members during the ‘Do that Do’ challenge.


Topped off with a DJ set from Chloe T (Supersonic) this pilot show and subsequent podcast look to deliver what is sure to be a fantastic night out and must see home viewing.


The live show will be filmed Friday 17th August at Holy Moly’s Bedford Esquires. Tickets are £2 and available from Danny’s Bar (Over 18’s only) Doors open at 8:00pm for a 8:30pm sharp start!


The show will be available on Youtube the following week. You can find out more by visiting the Rough Cut Sessions Facebook Page or by following them on Twitter at


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