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Shout About London

Dec 22, 2017

For the last episode of the series, Shout About meet the great Tony Moore - Music, Art and Development Director at the Bedford in Balham. Tony shares stories from his past, including: his time in Iron Maiden and the Cutting Crew, creating environments for future stars like, Ed Sheeran, KT Tunstall and Paulo Nutini to make their name; and the “Crisis Crossroads” Music Venues are currently facing in London. He also plays us two of his original songs live in the studio.

00:34 Last week on the show

02:00 What the guys have been up to in the last week

06:30 This week’s theme – Live at the Bedford

09:00 Tony Moore in studio, beginning with his back story

10:33 Starting out in Iron Maiden

12:40 Leaving Iron Maiden, joining Tanz Der Youth

14:40 Writing a hit in Holland

15:30 Joining the Cutting Crew

17:54 Starting the Kashmir Club (helping the likes of KT Tunstall, Damien Rice)

19:33 Joining the Bedford in 2003

20:51 How the Bedford has changed over the years (from being known as the “Deadford”)

23:23 The “Crisis Crossroads” for Music Venues in London. Licensing laws and government legislations, forcing them to close.

26:56 Introducing the ‘Agent of Change’ to try and save small venues

28:55 Night time economy and the lack of protection. The demise of Hammersmith.

30:25 Big Challenges: being South of the River, making money with small venues

33:30 Success since being at the Bedford. Including giving gigs to a 17-year-old Paulo Nutini, James Morrison and Jamie T, all before they were famous.

36:36 Cost/Times and dates

38:22 Helping the rise of Ed Sheeran

40:05 Why some artists make it and others don’t

42:45 Who entertains the entertainers, where does Tony go out?

45:44 Soho Radio

48:55 Five favourite bands, including Coffee Pot Drive

50:25 3 Best Gigs Tony has been to, Ben’s favourite two, Stuarts favourite two

53:53 Tony and the Bedford on Social Media

54:30 Tony song 1

57:54 Tony song 2 (not the Blur song)

01:01:01 Wrapping up with Tony Moore

01:01:43 Recap on the interview with Tony

01:04:20 Cheese Board Gate

01:06:08 The Weekly Shout

01:09:50 The Weekly Thanks

01:11:34 Shout About Social Media

You can reach the guests here

Twitter: @tonymoore1
Instagram: @tonymoore
Facebook: @tonymooremedia



The Monarch

The Escapologist 

Natural History Museum

VIP Bus Bars

Stationers Hall

London Reign

Grand Connaught Rooms

Battersea Evolution

Bloomsbury Bigtop

Sorque Productions

Awesome Events

Paradise Omeara

Ray Jones Talent Banq

Soho Radio

Hope Music

The Roundhouse

Oscar Pink

The Bridgehouse Canning Town

Abbey Road

Holland Park

The Avalon

The Latchmere

The Tommyfield

The Princess Victoria

Banana Cabaret

Ministry of Sound

The Coronet

The Music Venues Trust

Foy Vance

New bar at the W Hotel

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Byron burger

Mr Foggs

Inception Group

Bunga Bunga


Coffee Pot Drive

Hoxton Town Hall

Nordic Matters at the South Bank Centre


House of Burlesque

Leicester Square Theatre

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