Blang! Lach is coming to town

Pic Greg Macvean, 27/07/2011, Lach of Lach's Antihoot who is performing 2 shows a night at this years Fringe.  To go with Lee Randall interview.

Pic Greg Macvean, 27/07/2011, Lach of Lach's Antihoot who is performing 2 shows a night at this years Fringe. To go with Lee Randall interview.

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AMAZING news music fans, the one, the only Lach is coming to Bedford!

Founder of the New York antifolk scene Lach is credited with inspiring the likes of Jeffrey Lewis, Adam Green, Jeff Buckley and Teenage Fanclub by giving them an outlet for their strange and wonderful music in the form of his Sidewalk Cafe open mic night The Antihoot.

As well as mentoring the future great and good Lach is an amazing singer songwriter himself with no less than six albums under his belt.

His distinctive storytelling and often humorous songs take an often scathing, but always entertaining look at the world around us.

In fact Suzanne Vega, said of Lach: “He’s incredibly bright, he’s influential, he’s funny, he’s smart, he’s got his own sort of counter-culture charm.

“A very intelligent songwriter, funny, poetic. If you actually take the time to read his lyrics there’s always some beautiful bit of thoughtfulness there or something unexpected. He became part of New York folklore.”

Lach and his family recently moved to Edinburgh, the story of which was featured in a BBC documentary.

And the move is very good news for us Bedfordians as he is in the UK and ready to play.

The free Esquires show comprises part of Lach’s first ever tour as a UK resident, and you’d be absolutely stark raving mad to miss it.

To find out more about Lach visit www.lachtoday.com

Lach will play Holy Moly’s at Bedford Esquires on Saturday May 26. Entry is free and doors open at 8pm.

THE fabulous, the gorgeous Cherry Lee Mewis is playing in Bedford this weekend and catch her while you can.

Little Miss Mewis and her band have some very exciting irons in the fire in the coming months, so this free gig could well be one of those ‘I was there’ moments.

Fresh from appearing on Paul Jones’ Radio Two show in support of third album You’ve Heard It Here First, Cherry and the gang are sure to bring a good time for all.

Cherry Lee Mewis will play at Danny’s Bar on Sunday, doors open at 5pm.

To find out more about Cherry visit www.cherryleemewis.com

A BIRTHDAY celebration is in store for local heroes Robed In Desire when they perform at Esquires on Saturday night.

The gig, which will be sure to attract a crowd of loyal followers is in honour of vocalist Steve Norman’s 40th birthday.

This will be the first time in 15 years that the band have played at the venue, and promises to be a night to remember.

Entry to the event is free, doors open at 7pm.

To find out more about the band visit www.facebook.com/robedindesire