Dignify | The Night
Our Dignify events in 2019 and 2021 were both enormous successes so we won’t be changing the formula: lovely people enjoying a great line-up of live bands and comedy entertainment at the iconic Bedford all for a good cause.
Eat, drink and dance with friends knowing that you’ll be helping others.
Here is our line-up of established and exciting artists. It is a guaranteed night of top entertainment!
Police Dog Hogan are a hard-to-pin-down mix of Americana influences and British song writing tradition. They combine fiddle, trumpet, banjo, mandolin, accordion, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies – then fuse it all into songs whose subjects range from shitty white wine to the first day’s battle at Passchendaele; from their trip to Nashville to being hung for stealing at Tyburn, taking in songs about love, loss and a boy growing up in the West Country along the way.
The Sunday Times described them as ‘wonderful’, The Telegraph called their gigs ‘legendary’, Mark Radcliffe on Radio 2 said ‘a great night out is guaranteed’ and much-loved DJ Johnnie Walker has named PDH as ‘one of my favourite bands’
Bohemian Indie-Rock band The Valla formed in December 2018. Native of nowhere, they currently reside in London. Holding the line between Pop and rock, the band plays what they describe as ‘music for damaged souls’.
The band released their debut single ‘There For You’ in June 2019 and followed with heartbreaker single ‘Anymore’. ‘There For You’ was featured as ‘track of the day’ on ‘Rock n’roll and other sounds’ and the ‘find a song blog’ and went on to strike a chord with the band’s growing fanbase.
Having begun their career performing a number of gigs and house concerts to build a small devoted fanbase, The Valla has recently headlined big venues such as Tooting Tram and Social in London, and have a number of gigs lined up over the next few months to promote their upcoming EP release.
According to a recent reviewer, My Fine Companions “create the feeling you have known them forever, inviting you to share a friendly drink”. Another called their music “a fantastic communal experience”. The band themselves would describe what they do as “country folk music, played for fun, usually accompanied by beer”.
Formed in 2017, they’ve have been playing all over the London ever since. They launched their fourth album “Gone To Be Free” at the Bedford earlier in the year and are delighted to be returning to support Dignify and Refugee Support Europe.
Rob Mello has been DJing for more than 30 years with a pioneering style that has taken him all over the world.
Highlights include a ten year residency with Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon at The End back in the 90’s. Fabric, Plastic People and a 7 year residency at the T-Bar with Jonny Rock and Jamie Jones in London. Hotspots like Berghain (Panorama Bar) in Berlin, Tenax in Florence, Yellow in Tokyo, Space and Pikes in Ibiza as well as regular events in LA and San Francisco with Doc Martin.
Closer to home, every year he plays for NYC Downlow at Glastonbury and hosts a monthly radio show on Margate Radio.
7pm-1am on Thursday 27 October, 2022. Get your tickets here!