We are delighted to announce that The Shires will be opening up the show for Tom Jones on Sunday 7th August. Returning to their home county, the duo of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are one of the hottest country influenced acts right now. Hailing from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, The Shires are set to warm up the Bedford crowd for what will be an electric night of fantastic music from not only one of the greatest entertainers in the world but some home grown talent too!
Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires have literally found a piece of country to call their own. They love American music, but they’re proudly British and intensely keen to add some real indigenous flavour to the pot. The song ‘Made In England’ is a perfect example, a real celebration of all things British. We can’t wait to welcome them back to Bedford!