Martin F Bedford – ‘Sheffield Legend’ – Poster and Graphic Artist

Martin sadly died in November 2023. He leaves a huge hole in the Sheffield music and art scene. But the Honey Bee Blues Club will be continuing so please support his wonderful legacy by getting out to the live gigs or purchasing in our shop.

Martin F Bedford will always be a legend on the Sheffield music scene. He was prolific in creating  promotional gig posters and art work for local musicians  for over 4 decades. He was an influential figure in  helping establish The Leadmill venue and produced their art and promotional materials for 12 years.  He has also worked with a range of national and international musicians including Richard Hawley, The Damned, Wilko Johnson, Heaven Seventeen, Nils Logren, Roy Harper,  Patti Smith and many, many more. He was the founder of the Honey Bee Blues Club – booking and promoting the very best of contemporary blues and Americana music.

The website, launched in February 2019, proudly showcases Martin’s work. In our exceptional Shop you will find a range of posters representing some of the he best of his art work and with a special section  dedicated to Sheffield Heroes – known and lesser known heroes of our vibrant music scene.

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