Author Archives: Jacey Bedford

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com).

Jacey’s Autumn Newsletter

Hi, Everyone, here’s my Autumn newsletter. For more details about any of my artists and their tours please go to http://www.jacey-bedford.com and click on the picture for their individual web pages NEW TO THE AGENCY THIS SEASON Huw WilliamsFormerly the … Continue reading

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Les Barker has announced his retirement with effect from 1st October 2022

He intends to continue writing and to keep his YouTube channel active. It’s been a pleasure to work with him and I wish him well in all his future endeavours. A message from Les: Hello everybody. Here’s the October eletter; … Continue reading

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NEW NAME: Jacey Bedford Agency

When I started my business in 1998 I called it Jacey Bedford Tour Management. In those days I used to tour manage for artists coming in from outside the country, covering everything from booking the dates and sending out publicity … Continue reading

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NEW AGENCY FOCUS

If we are to believe Boris, Covid has come and gone, but we all know that it’s still here, it’s simply not grabbing the media attention like the terrible Russian war on Ukraine. However, with all restrictions lifted, the music … Continue reading

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Covid-19 update, six months on…

What a year it’s been. I’d like a refund on 2020 because the whole year has not been fit for purpose! All my agency gigs and tours have been cancelled up to the end of the year and we’ve just … Continue reading

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These Troubled Times – Covid 19

The Covid 19 situation is changing daily, so please check with venues and look at musicians websites before travelling to a gig that might not be happening. This is what I know now… (Everything could change tomorrow.) Gig cancellations Some … Continue reading

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UK Visas and Certificates of Sponsorship for EU musicians in 2021

Today, 20th February 2020, the government issued guidelines for EU citizens coming into the UK to work from 2021 onwards. It’s moving all applications to a new points-based system. However Tier 5 visas for entertainers and sportspeople are already on … Continue reading

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eGates at UK Airports, and how they affect Tier 5 entertainers and sportspeople coming into the UK on a CoS

London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports have a new entry system at Arrivals (Passport Control) – electronic gates (eGates), unmanned, to speed up the arrivals queue for nationals from EU countries and from seven additional countries arriving into the UK. I’m … Continue reading

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Ireland is Different. Notes for non EU performers entering the UK via the Irish Republic.

You might be aware that (as of 2018) there were problems for non EU performers trying to enter the UK via the Irish Republic on a Certificate of Sponsorship. Yes? No? Can’t remember? Go and read here, I’ll wait. Just … Continue reading

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Little known UK legislation from 1972 is causing problems for non-EU performers coming to the UK via Dublin, Ireland.

Steve Richard from T&S Immigration Services Ltd alerted me to a worrying new turn of events for non-visa national performers routing their UK entry via Ireland (Irish Republic, that is.) There’s an outdated piece of immigration legislation – The Control … Continue reading

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