Mark Bedford and The Near Jazz Experience

aHere’s a few updates from Terry Edwards (with Madness sometimes-bassist Mark Bedford) :

A big outdoor gig for The Near Jazz Experience at the end of the month – we’re part of the Olympic Cultural Festival!

July 17 NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE (Edwards/Mark Bedford/Simon Charterton) at Indo 133 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1DT *Free*

July 29 NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE Exhibition Roadshow, London FREE!!

In the pipeline – Near Jazz Experience/Dear Thief split 7″ ‘Live at Indo’…

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‘Boy’, the new album from Nicky Woodgate

Nicky Woodgate has delivered another album to the internet entitled ‘Boy’.

It has 10 songs of which 8 are instrumentals. The album approaches Jazz fusion and rock as well as styles that are more in keeping with Nicky’s normal styles of songwriting.

You can find ‘Boy’ and some of his other works by going to

You have the choice of listening to each and every track in full, with the option of purchasing individual tracks for £0.50 each or a fiver for the whole album.

Nicky Woodgate is the brother of Madness drummer Daniel “Woody” Woodgate. Nick and Woody are currently putting the finishing touches on their album under the band name Magic Brothers.

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Madness’ Haydock Park and Carlisle Racecourse gigs cancelled

Following over 27mm of rain since 8am this morning (Friday) at Haydock Park and a similar story in Carlisle, event organisers have admitted defeat in staging this weekend’s race meetings and concerts by Madness.

Due to health and safety concerns with additional rain forecast, the racecourses were left with no alternative other than to abandon the fixture.

All ticket holders will automatically receive a full refund.

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