British Sea Power

  • Date: June 14, 2020
  • Time:19:30
  • Location: Bedford
  • Venue: Esquires - Bedford60a Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2QG

The Pad Presents

British Sea Power + Guests – Sunday 14th June 2020 – Bedford Esquires

A booking many years in the making, and finally confirmed as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we are very pleased to announce that British Sea Power will be gracing the Esquires stage on Sunday 14th June!

A sextet from Natland, Cumbria, England, British Sea Power are a rather conceptual indie band — compared more than once to Joy Division and the Cure — whose music incorporates elements of art rock and post-rock experimentalism. The group was formed in 2000 by brothers Yan Scott Wilkinson(vocals and guitar) and Neil Hamilton Wilkinson (vocals, guitar, and bass), who teamed up with a longtime friend, drummer Matthew Wood. When Yan enrolled at the University of Reading, he met like-minded musician Martin Noble, who played guitar and keyboards, and soon they began performing under the name British Air Powers, changing the name to British Sea Power after a song from their early repertoire.

Their live shows received notice early on, thanks in no small part to the group’s offbeat theatrics and visual flair (the band often wore military uniforms, large stuffed birds, and artificial plants were a big part of their stage set, and a man in a bear costume sometimes joined them on-stage). Rough Trade’s Geoff Travis was impressed by one of British Sea Power’s (literally) wild performances and signed them, the rest they say, is history.

Full support line up to be announced


Tickets are £16 adv, on sale from Friday 7th February from:

Also available from Monday 10th February from:
Slide Record Shop – Esquires Bat – Mario’s Hair Design

This is a 14+ ages show

Advance tickets highly advised