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Naomi Bedford & Paul Simmonds & Joe Solo

A trio of singer/songwriters perform live at Toft House in Middlesbrough.

30th April 2022 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm


Naomi Bedford is an English Singer/Songwriter who first came to prominence as vocalist and co-writer of the 2001 Orbital hit ‘Funny Break’ and appearances on Jools Holland’s Later programme.

In recent years she has focused on a series of folk and country albums in collaboration with Paul Simmonds, drawing plaudits from The Independent’s Andy Gill and The Guardian’s Robin Denselow.

Her albums have featured in Mojo Magazine’s top 10 and The Guardian’s top 5 of 2013 and have received Arts Council backing. She has appeared at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival and Celtic Connections among others and has been invited to perform at Cecil Sharp House. In 2014 she was jointly nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in the Best Original Song Category.

Paul Simmonds has been the songwriter and mandolin/guitarist with English folk rock institution The Men They Couldn’t Hang since 1984.

He has recorded over 15 albums on major labels, toured the world twice and appeared at most major festivals including supports to David Bowie, Van Morrison and The Pogues.

His songs have featured in documentaries, TV shows, adverts, trails and also in academic courses and dissertations.

His recent collaboration with Naomi Bedford has drawn wide praise and in 2014 he was also jointly nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Joe Solo’s new album “Never Let Them Win” has received fantastic reviews. His every appearance at Toft House is always eagerly anticipated.

Tickets are priced at £10 each on the door.

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