Bedford YouTube sensation to perform home-town gig

Viral comedy musician to play Esquires

By Clare Turner
Thursday, 12th March 2020, 5:50 am

With his own brand of musical humour, Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq is a force to be reckoned with.

With a banjolele in his hand, he's been charming audiences with his unique blend of original material, singalong classics and a sharp vintage wardrobe since 2016.

But what Thomas didn't bank on was becoming a YouTube sensation.

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    "I posted one of my videos on YouTube and after a couple of weeks, I got a thousand views," he said. "Then overnight, it started to hit the millions."

    That's more than 100million to the likes of you and me.

    "The biggest audience seems to come from America, it hit a nerve globally," added the 39-year-old of Bedford.

    Ever since, Thomas has performed at various venues across the country, including our very own Twinwood Festival.

    And on Friday, April 10, he drops into Esquires, Bedford as part of a nationwide tour.

    No doubt, he'll be showcasing new material from his new album Pants Drunk, which is released on Friday, March 20.

    Support on the night comes from Tim Barron. Tickets are £10 is advance or £12 on the door from here, or Slide Record Shop, Mario’s Hair Design or Esquires Bar.