May 12th - Day 24
One doesn't so much go to The Bedford pub in Balham as travel through it with a "Let's Go The Bedford" guide book. I didn't have the book and subsequently spent ten minutes stumbling through outlying areas of The Bedford before discovering the live music. I was expecting to see someone called Sarah Russell, but she wasn't there. Instead I saw Tony Moore, a passionate singer/songwriter/guitarist/person who rather improbably used to be in Iron Maiden (in the pre-fame days), and even more improbably, given their music style, was their keyboardist (though not for long). In the eighties he was in Cutting Crew. And in the nineties he added club management to his cv, including running the music side of this place since 2003.