Rapper with a Glastonbury pedigree comes to Esquires, Bedford


Rapper Genesis Elijah is to perform in Bedford in a coup for promoter Warren Temple.

Elijah has consistently wowed fans with his original and unpredictable style whether on the Glastonbury stage or Wembley Arena.

Now the Brixton born songwriter and producer is booked in at Esquires on a night when Bedford talent will also take centre stage.

Warren, of The Sound Temple, said: “It has been a long time since I have put on a gig in my home town in this capacity.

“I’ve definitely wanted to get back involved and put on live events and I thought it would be good to get out there with a live show in support of all the fantastic local talent I showcase weekly on my radio show. The support acts are all artists I’ve championed in the last 12 months on air.

“Esquires have been fantastic, I’ve known Gareth Barber for a number of years and when I reached out to him he was super accommodating. Obviously Esquires has a great reputation for live music so it was a natural fit.

“Genesis has a solid and well earned reputation in the music industry and again the relationship I have with him is one that’s been built over years and as a genuine fan of his, coupled with fact it’s been a while since he graced a stage in Bedford.

“I thought who better to headline what will hopefully be the first of many events.”

Elijah has performed all over the world as well as starring in International advertising campaigns (Magners Irish Cider, Tullamore Dew Whiskey, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Roberts Speakers). 

He has been championed by DJs like Zane Lowe and Charlie Sloth as well as Hollywood A-listers such as  Ricky Gervais. His body of work includes cult classics like Jah Bless, Fathers Day and Phantom Dread Syndrome which was featured in the movie Brotherhood. 

He will be backed on Friday, July 9, by up and coming local acts Carlito Daboy w/Mini Man, Geo Gritz, Wkd Whisperz//All in Ent.

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