Esquires, 60a Bromham Rd, Bedford, MK402QG
Bookings: Gareth Barber
T: 01234 631524
Capacity: 500+ over 3 rooms, 300 main stage, 170 room 2, 80 bar
Dressing rooms: 1 per stage
Booking policy: Emerging artists, Indie, Post Punk, Rock, Hip Hop
Best unsigned/emerging acts currently playing the venue:
Warmduscher, Squid, Sorry, Dry Cleaning, BC Camplight, John, Sara, Sarpa Salpa, Alfie Templeman.
The best advice you can give the manager of unsigned/emerging artistes: “Always put your music links in emails, nothing more frustrating than bands and managers sending through vague emails asking bookers to ‘check them out’. Oh, and if your artist gets big, always sending them to Esquires!”
Better known acts who’ve played the venue:
Wolf Alice, Royal Blood, Muse, Kate Tempest, Supergrass, George Ezra, Idles, Coldplay, Metronomy, The Libertines, Franz Ferdinand, Tom Grennan, Elbow, The Murder Capital and many more!