VIDEO: Transclyde brings Ben Bedford back to Bute

American singer-songwriter Ben Bedford made an eagerly-awaited return visit to Bute at the weekend to perform on a ‘jazz alternative’ bill put together by local promoters Transclyde Music.

Bedford, from Illinois, has attracted wide acclaim for his sketches of historical America, and having wowed audiences on Bute on two occasions in the past it was only a matter of time before he was asked back.

Ben Bedford performs at St Paul's Church Hall in Rothesay on Friday, May 1, 2015.

Ben Bedford performs at St Paul's Church Hall in Rothesay on Friday, May 1, 2015.

His performance at St Paul’s Church Hall was the first of two Transclyde gigs offering a complementary alternative to the same weekend’s Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, and also featured a support slot from John McMeekin. More Transclyde video clips on this site very soon!