An Introduction of sorts…
\\\(*LAST POST UPDATE: 27th MARCH 2019*)///
So you’ve arrived at this blog post, maybe for the first time or perhaps back again to see what’s new; That’s the nature of this page —an intermittent update on what Queen Bayard has been up to! Welcome!
FIRST THINGS FIRST: WHO IS QUEEN BAYARD?
ANSWER: Classy and Crunchy. This Queen enjoys singing, dancing, spitting-words-sassy, spreading love and entertaining the masses in her own unique style. There’s a force-to-be-reckoned-with residing in this young queen who, still new to the game, is starting to turn heads with her powerful vocals and lovable flair! To get to know Queen Bayard best would be to catch her/them LIVE IRL —When is the next date/venue? Find out via the Queen Bayard FaceBook Page and/or Instagram @queenbayard. Otherwise, for now, please feel free to scroll and peruse the content below… the belt (stupid joke)
UPCOMING QUEEN BAYARD GIGS:
LET’S TAKE A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE…
HOW THIS BLOG WORKS — Queen Bayard is a WERKING SQUIRREL so new updates are added along the way. As you scroll you will see her/their journey from MOST RECENT GIG to going backwards in time. Enjoy…!
24 AUGUST 2019 - QUEEN BAYARD & THE BEARS at ABode MCR
Queen Bayard & the Bears play a special pride gig at ABode Brasserie in Manchester! It was a lively affair with the Bears put into drag for the first time! :D
28 JULY 2019 - QUEEN BAYARD at Stockport Pride 2019
Queen Bayard returned one year later to celebrate pride with the people of Stockport! Although it was chucking it down (raining heavily) the festivities carried on with great alacrity!
QUEEN BAYARD at Albert Schloss (Manchester)
As a regular opening band for Albert Schloss’ weekly Kunst Kabaret, Queen Bayard & the Bears perform two half-hour sets to get the crowd going and to set the tone for a flamboyant evening of stellar entertaintment! SUCH A GOOD NIGHT OUT!
QUEEN BAYARD at GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY
JANUARY 2nd, 2019: To ring in the New Year Queen Bayard returned back to Golden Moon Speakeasy in her cozy Colorado hometown of Golden. Here are a few wee snapshots of the evening :)
It was an evening of family, friends and ALL THE VIBES! Special thanks to Kendall Perry for gifting us with their percussive powers (#bayardandtheperry 🙃) and Thank You Golden Moon for having Queen Bayard back for yet another magical night!
The Whiskey Jar 5th Anniversary Special!
NOVEMBER 2018 - This fabulous evening at The Whiskey Jar was a pure celebration of 5 YEARS that Joe Bagpipes McAdams has been hosting this iconic Open Mic nestled in the Northern Quarter of Manchester. It was an honour to be a part of this line-up for the night which included dope artists like Camilla Sky, Alina Ly, Ben Fenner and more! You can catch the live stream of the performance on Facebook via FRONT ROW MANCHESTER.
A night of Music and Malarkey at Corks Out (Timperley)
OCTOBER 2018- THIS EVENING WAS EVERYTHING. Corks Out, a Wine Bar in Timperley of all places, booked our darling Queen Bayard for an evening; She provided a delicate balance of engaging entertaint-ment and chilled-out background ambience; She may have even lip-synched a few numbers and performed the ‘Single Ladies’ Choreography. You had to be there to witness the party, and it WAS A PARTY. <3
A FABULOUS DAY at StockPort Pride!
JULY 2018 - UGH, The love on this day was beautiful. The day started out, for lack of a better word, BRITISH (rainy and a bit grim), BUT as soon as the festivities began the sky opened up and the sunshine shone down upon us —COME THROUGH SUN!
Queen Bayard played a set for the StockPort Pride People and got to dance with these gorgeous OUT-AND-PROUD souls, all standing for LOVE, ACCEPTANCE AND DIVERSITY! She hopes to come back next year and to perform at MANY MORE PRIDE FESTIVALS! … but seriously you can book her; DM her on INSTAGRAM @queenbayard
Golden Moon Speakeasy in Golden, CO USA
JANUARY 2018 - The few pictures above are a mere snapshot of the evening back in my home town with family and friends, making music with the wonderful Kendall Perry !
This gig has become a bit of an annual tradition for me (well Queen Bayard). Golden, CO is my home town and when I’m there for the holidays I just LOVE to turn a wee party…
QUEEN BAYARD LIVE AT THE WHISKEY JAR
DEC 19th 2018: Check out this live performance of Queen Bayard at The Whiskey Jar in Manchester, England
THE HUMBLE BEGINNINGS OF QUEEN BAYARD
APRIL 25TH 2017 (a bit of a ‘Captain’s Log Moment’) - For the past three years I've denied myself the action of bringing this character to life --not entirely sure why. Instead I've been sitting with this image of them in my mind, merely daydreaming of what they might look like, sound like, etc --WELL...
I'm done with daydreaming. now is the time to bring visions to life...
So if you will kindly join me, let us raise a glass and toast to making daydreams reality... Let BAYARD's voice fly, unbound & euphoric, over a sonic troupe of dope-ass musicians all plunking & polluting the air with delicious sounds of soul, funk & utmost freshness. This is my vision of BAYARD --one that will become a reality... CHEERS!
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